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(Topic ID: 252126)

Elvira's House of Horrors - The Owner's Club

By RobertWinter

1 year ago

Topic Stats

  • 5,966 posts
  • 407 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 16 hours ago by Rob_G
  • Topic is favorited by 187 Pinsiders


Topic poll

“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 179 votes
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 23 votes
  • Also own Scared Stiff 73 votes
  • I own all three now! 35 votes

(310 votes)

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Post #1848 info on different ball guides Posted by SKWilson (9 months ago)

Post #1849 info on different ball guides Posted by SKWilson (9 months ago)

Post #2292 game dates and guide rails. Posted by SKWilson (8 months ago)

Post #2375 Fix for balls coming out of the house during mode start Posted by Wildbill327 (8 months ago)

Post #2423 All premiums have skill shot update Posted by BillyPilgrim (8 months ago)

Post #2518 VUK fix Posted by Pozzest01 (8 months ago)

Post #3427 Dialing in Elvira problem areas video Posted by jandrea95 (5 months ago)

Post #4077 VUK Updated location with measurements. Posted by DeathHimself (4 months ago)

Post #4107 update VUK location Posted by HurryUpPinball (4 months ago)

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#1416 11 months ago

Hey owners - Ive had a SS for yrs and thinking of swapping for HOH.
Wish I could keep both but room is tight.
Is this one pretty dialed in (played initially but not recently) at this point?
Appreciate any thoughts.
Thanks for letting me stop by!

#1433 11 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I like campy humor like MM or MBr type humor etc. Right now I’m debating either an Elvira premium or MMr LE.

Reading the owners comments on code has been useful thinking this one (like BM66) will hold up longer at home.

4 weeks later
#1706 10 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

Elvira is clearly the niche title.

Agree and therefore really overlooked.
I don’t mind.

I was considering a MMr or MBr remake initially, but with this theme, real b/w type physical mechs and Lyman I took pause. 20 more games on the latest code I was hooked. Easy to explain and a lot of fun to shoot. Happy with a premium purchase.

Wife’s expression bringing another pin home:
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#1765 9 months ago

Lovin’ my “HOH”...

#1795 9 months ago

No vuk draino issue here either.
I’ll check setting.
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#1830 9 months ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

Ordered a shaker, volume button, Medisinyl crypt and gargoyle, Retro Refurb side blades, cabinet flipper mylar.
She's going to be a beaut!

Haven’t seen the retro refurb ones vs stern. Any chance someone can post both or direct me?

How is the shaker in this one guys?
- I have a lowly premium .. I’ll survive.. I guess.

#1870 9 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

And in a .01 release ...

My thoughts exactly.
Having BM66 flashbacks.

#1998 9 months ago

Bar-baraa and I love the update.

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#2037 9 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Has anyone figured out what month Stern started putting the backdoor kit in?

I would like to know this info as well.
Haven’t had any issues on premium yet.

#2062 9 months ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

I'll wait until I see these issues are fixed at the factory.

Sounds like that particular game needs attention, especially if it’s in the showroom.

Sorry you had a bad experience, those issues have not been widespread on the premium.
New code is was a hit with friends last night!

#2072 9 months ago

What’s working really well is this Medisinyl mod. I don’t normally do this stuff to games but wow - it looks way too stock not to!
Outstanding job. Thanks!
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1 week later
#2178 9 months ago

Kids have no appreciation for bad film.
son plays a game tonight and says:
“What’s up with that guy and his pants”
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#2195 9 months ago

The best thing about Lyman coding the game is he finds gaps players exploit.
In other words, enjoy your high scores while you can!

#2224 9 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Well, it’s official. Just mailed the check for Elvira. This is far and away the most I’ve ever spent on a game, so hopefully the journey will be worth it!

Good decision. The game plays great and has more mechanically going on than most recent titles. (deceiving at initial release w/streams etc)
Timing is perfect, code is coming along too!

1 week later
#2377 8 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Convince me I need this game

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3 weeks later
#2600 7 months ago
Quoted from PDX-Mike:

The shaker motor is set to Maximal.

When maximum isn’t high enough,
you gotta take it all the way to MAXIMAL!!

1 week later
#2641 7 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I don’t remember the number but there are at least 3 more specifically named. “Don’t go in the basement”, “the Giant leeches” and one more I can’t think of.

I was surprised when I got Elviras dagger and she says “I’m gonna cut you mang”

#2657 7 months ago

Pinsider started a thread requesting feedback on SS vs EHOH.
Not a bad idea to chime in since many here have the most experience on both games.

#2676 7 months ago

Dribble out of pops and SDTM at wrong time...

1 week later
#2759 7 months ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

So, EHOH came out in October...7 months ago (mine has a build date of 1 Oct so I am counting October) and since then the code has gone from .83 to .94...11 code updates in just 7 months. I am not sure what I will do.

I broke my rule of not purchasing before full code, but I trusted Lyman with this theme.
As a result, initially felt the objectives didn’t really feel connected. The last few updates have really brought these parts together and his vision to life! Horrifically good!

1 week later
#2806 7 months ago
Quoted from Lrrr:

Wow, super helpful. Much more complicated than I thought.

Agree. Sounds like I need to stop drinking and focus a bit more on shots vs. smashing the lockdown bar button like a crazed monkey.

1 month later
#3263 6 months ago

It has been great being in quarantine with Elvira.
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#3321 6 months ago

The drive me crazy mode is currently the one weak part of the game imo. Odd choice for a shooter rod.
Maybe I just don’t like that clown. Lol

#3354 5 months ago
Quoted from littlecammi:

But EHoH and SS are the perfect pair for me: one fun '90s B/W game and one modern Stern with deep rules.

Totally agree. I went in thinking EHOH would possibly mean moving SS (for space/theme etc).

Nope, now I’m finding others to move.

#3413 5 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Son of a bitch, missed out on the Stern shooter rod! Went to order it now and goneski. Snooze you lose I guess. It grew on me since I first saw it.

Call around to a few distributors.

If I bought one, it’s Elvira on my shooter rod!
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#3440 5 months ago

Gotta be honest, if they made a boobies topper like the home brew one = sold.
Won’t happen.

#3446 5 months ago
Quoted from chaz009:

Not trying to cause a panic, just posing the question of how supply and demand will work out when it gets closer to Halloween 2020.

No panic at all. This is an owners thread.

No one knows, but if demand is there, Stern will likely make more of them.

#3526 5 months ago

I’m not sure Lyman needs to do more for any company at this point. He is simply the best at his craft, working at his meticulous pace, and probably doing just fine.

Great update!

3 weeks later
#3957 4 months ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

I have a tremendous amount of fate in Lyman. In fact he might be the only one I have fate in as of late lol.

As you should! Lyman/Elvira are a perfect combo.

A buddy is excited to get his too after more rounds on mine last night.

I’m a bad pin pal...

#3960 4 months ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Yep we're pretty stoked as well, and we just ordered the Medisinyl Mods too which look dam awesome.

Smart move.
I rarely mod games, but that interactive casket absolutely blends in and completes the game.

2 weeks later
#4084 4 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Gargoyle flew off his pogo stick tonight. Guess I gotta jam this thing up his ass again.
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Looks like he got a little excited...

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#4216 4 months ago

Is it just me or does this deadhead fart all the time?

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#4278 3 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

I beg you, do not put those on the game. I did and regret it.

Please elaborate.
Does it ruin the artwork?

#4280 3 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

You're better off just getting a set for the slings/outlanes.
Look in the topic gallery for the pics.

Good tip. Thanks

#4324 3 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Bring on the topper already!

Ok so quick owners poll:

If the topper is the crypt and simply flashes leds for $600 bucks, are you in?

I just think the crypt lid should move, sprew smoke...give me change..something ...right?!
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#4345 3 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

Not this “and, oh by the way, if you don’t purchase this part we should have included when we shipped the game, your pinball machine is incomplete” model Stern is trying to promote.


#4347 3 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Steve Ritchie better bring a MUCH better layout next time
He has become last man on the totem pole

I know this is EHOH thread but agree.
I like original themes but that upper pf didn’t come as close as the inspiring original in 1980.
That said, the topper is quite bad-ass.

We will see with Elvira.
Either way, it’s been an awesome game so far.

#4349 3 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Wow, I’m happy to be part of the EHOH/BKSOR club!
In the meanwhile, my 9 year old made me an Elvira topper. QC is so-so, but the price was right. [quoted image]


#4365 3 months ago

Two small things that would be cools adds ons and unique to HOH:
- the thunder and lightening at game start is awesome. Amazing. Please integrate into attract mode!

-speaking of attract, tutorial mode should have a random “zombie player”- just the creepy hand plunging the ball. Would fit the theme so well.

1 month later
#4836 82 days ago
Quoted from PeterG:

Do the gargoyles shit gold?
[quoted image]

Hope so because Stern is banking on us literally taking it in the back door.

#4848 82 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

But for $1000, I’ll let the 200 people who aren’t me enjoy the experience.

Can one of you way more talented folks print/ sculpt and produce a topper?

I don’t normally buy this stuff but will happily support you instead.

2 weeks later
#5104 64 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Got the pin today. So much fun unpacking and setting it up. Got another quick question for the experts. Where in the menu can you turn the "match" sound off??? They did it on our Jurassic Park pin but I can't find it on this one. It will drive our neighbors wild late at night.

adjust her knocker...
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#5270 47 days ago

Saw topper today confirmed same static Elvira expression as back glass which can flip up.
Skulls on sides of crypt each have red LED eyes. Gargoyles are decent static sculpts with LED boards at base.
It all must respond to code, but no info included.

Forgot to grab video as I was dumbfounded how this was twice as much as the BK topper next to it.
I didn’t see any plaque if these are limited.

Maybe someone who bought one can share soon.

#5280 46 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

The Elvira image could be protective plastic. Probably not, but there’s still hope.

Unfortunately it’s flat sticker.
3D pop up birthday card is a bit more impressive.

#5282 46 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

Do you have a topper in hand? Maybe it’s a backlit image.

I do not. Dealer opened one yesterday to display and messed with the flip panel.
The two Gargoyle sculpts were not bad.
I just didn’t see 1k worth of value, someone else may.

#5326 46 days ago

My concern is reliability of these toppers.
Friend had three R2d2 toppers with various issues before giving up- but at least had a shot for one to work at release.
People clearly love them, but at these higher price points will Stern support the guts of them longer term.

#5468 40 days ago

New code?!?!?! Where’s my USB?!?!


#5555 38 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

You can breathe now. Sorry for the scare. But now you have the topper so Elvira can scream for you.

Sorry I missed it, sounds like topper is more interactive that I originally thought.
Does she scream at you with new code?

#5640 34 days ago
Quoted from Rock_ninja:

I emailed stern about the topper not opening. They said "we are thinking the crypt door might have come dislodged and that is why the crypt door is not functioning". They asked me to send it to them for a warranty repair, you might want to contact them and do the same. Hope this helps....

Those w/ new toppers - two quick ones to try before you send it back - or dive deeper:

1. Does the topper light up? (Chk Inputs etc)
2. 1.0 code w/default scream feature changed in settings to 100%?

I’ve been told it will pop up during multiball and in attract.
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#5738 27 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

How is that Avengers compared to Elvira? I was considering buying one but wasn’t blown away by the gameplay I’ve seen on the net.

AIQ has the shots-it’s Elwin- maybe the deep rules that some seem to want most.
But Elvira has the shots and the charm with Cassandra, Lymans code, callouts, music - basically full assets -with HUMOR working together with the theme. One of the most balanced lcd era Sterns I’ve experienced.

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