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Gizmo Games is doing pitch and bat


By SilverballNut

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    They have a retro themed pitch and bat but the zombie pitch and bat caught my eye.

    $4800 or so for zombies $4500 for retro and shipping in summer.

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    #2 2 years ago

    Is this the Dennis Nordman announcement? ("another HomeRun...")

    #3 2 years ago

    That looks great! Love they used a running man unit

    #4 2 years ago

    Is that an actual running man unit or is it a video animation of a one?

    Mike V

    #5 2 years ago

    Yes it was his announcement and a real running man unit. Or running zombies in this version.

    They both have unique and pretty neat callouts. They said there would be more work done to the sound.

    #6 2 years ago

    looks great, congrats Dennis

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    #7 2 years ago

    Real running man unit, unique sound packages between machines, art by Zombie Yeti. Resized cabinet, same length and height as modern pins. Just a fun game!
    ( I could be a bit bias )

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    #8 2 years ago

    The zombie one by a mile not even close

    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from musketd:

    The zombie one by a mile not even close

    I agree, but only because I already have a traditional pitch n bat

    #10 2 years ago

    Everyone should have a p&b in their lineup.

    #11 2 years ago

    I'm not familiar with pitch and bats little info anyone? Thanks

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from Foo:

    Everyone should have a p&b in their lineup.

    Does Midway's Flash Baseball or Chicago Coin's Mini Baseball count?

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from Flato:

    I'm not familiar with pitch and bats little info anyone? Thanks

    Pretty straight forward - Pinball's fed to a single flipper'bat' and you try and hit homeruns, etc. to get your guy around the bases to score

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from Flato:

    I'm not familiar with pitch and bats little info anyone? Thanks

    They're usually the most popular game in your collection when you have friends over due to the head to head action. They're fun as hell with two people playing, one player games are boring.

    #15 2 years ago

    Does Gizmo have a website? Where's more info?

    #17 2 years ago

    Located in WI and not even coming to MGC? Wth!!?

    #18 2 years ago

    Played it this weekend, it was fun, and looked great.

    #19 2 years ago

    We'will be at MGC.

    #20 2 years ago

    Really cool. Too bad they couldn't use score reels in the retro one.

    #21 2 years ago

    awesome to hear!

    It was not on your website.

    #22 2 years ago

    Any chance this game will be at SFGE in June?

    #23 2 years ago

    Hopefully this will make slug fests come down in price finally....

    #24 2 years ago

    Looks cool, other than some of those pictures are very blurry on their website.

    They need to work on their presentation a bit more.

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Hopefully this will make slug fests come down in price finally....

    down from $1300 for a nice one?

    Boards alone are worth a decent amount.

    #26 2 years ago

    Any video of these in action?

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    down from $1300 for a nice one?
    Boards alone are worth a decent amount.

    I keep hearing about these <$1000 slug fests being had and I can never find one!

    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Looks cool, other than some of those pictures are very blurry on their website.
    They need to work on their presentation a bit more.

    I love the parts & technology gallery page.

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    I keep hearing about these <$1000 slug fests being had and I can never find one!

    I sold my very nice, fully shopped, all new almost everything, nvram installed, LED, etc... for 1350 and it took a week to sell.

    Had working card dispenser and catcher, but no topper.

    They are pretty much everywhere with a little looking.

    I would not expect them to go much lower since they can be parted out for 1k with ease.

    #30 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballer22:

    Any video of these in action?

    I've seen a few phone videos in various TPF threads - but not much. At least one showed the runner mech in operation. But I don't have any helpful links or anything

    Edit: After looking around and not finding them here, I guess the video may have been on Facebook. So I'll never find it again. Because; Facebook.

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I sold my very nice, fully shopped, all new almost everything, nvram installed, LED, etc... for 1350 and it took a week to sell.
    Had working card dispenser and catcher, but no topper.
    They are pretty much everywhere with a little looking.
    I would not expect them to go much lower since they can be parted out for 1k with ease.

    #32 2 years ago

    Just sold a slugfest for 900 fully working but had fade.

    #33 2 years ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

    Just sold a slugfest for 900 fully working but had fade.

    #34 2 years ago

    Is it just me or $4800 seems way up there?

    #35 2 years ago
    Quoted from flashinstinct:

    Is it just me or $4800 seems way up there?

    Agreed, and will probably get crucified for this but...

    No DMD? No fourth pitch? No ability to steal bases? No card dispenser?

    And they want ~$3500 more than a Slugfest for it?

    I'm all for the "what's old is new again" bit, but come on now! If Apple were to release a flip phone tomorrow with a gray alphanumeric screen, would people really pay more than an iPhone to get one?

    #36 2 years ago

    If this is available at Allentown, I may be taking one home!

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from spfxted:

    If this is available at Allentown, I may be taking one home!

    are you actually going to get a second game Ted? I think this is 4 games in the past 4 days you are going to buy...

    Finally got the bug for more than 1? about time brother!

    #38 2 years ago

    My brother has a good working one right here in north central WI with topper and card dispenser for $1100 and every time I bring it up to one of the head banging, wish I could have found that deal guys they refuse to drive up and get it. You could take it home today. Start driving in an hour and when he gets off work we will load it on your truck. It's nice, it's complete and it works. Minimal cab fade last time I saw it.

    I played these new games in Texas and they are cool as hell. The artwork is even better in person and quality looks to be exceptional. To those who don't like the price, try and start a company to build these for less.

    #39 2 years ago

    I only have room for 7 so I gotta be careful....
    Well, and juke box, scale, phone booth, slots, etc....

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    Agreed, and will probably get crucified for this but...
    No DMD? No fourth pitch? No ability to steal bases? No card dispenser?
    And they want ~$3500 more than a Slugfest for it?
    I'm all for the "what's old is new again" bit, but come on now! If Apple were to release a flip phone tomorrow with a gray alphanumeric screen, would people really pay more than an iPhone to get one?

    I kind of think their angle is "look at the cool quirky mechanical baseball players, that's so much cooler than a dmd".

    #41 2 years ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    Agreed, and will probably get crucified for this but...
    No DMD? No fourth pitch? No ability to steal bases? No card dispenser?
    And they want ~$3500 more than a Slugfest for it?
    I'm all for the "what's old is new again" bit, but come on now! If Apple were to release a flip phone tomorrow with a gray alphanumeric screen, would people really pay more than an iPhone to get one?

    Not impressed with Slugfest. No mechanical runners.

    DMD is 1991 tech....not missed.

    It's a niche market, but this could do well.

    #42 2 years ago

    whats funny is i didnt hear the announcement at TPF of it cause I was busy in the tournament. When I walked passed these, my buddies just assumed it was a re-theme of a pitch and bat. we didnt stop and play either of them or take a 2nd look.

    Crazy to think it doesnt have a redemption angle since that is probably the market it would do well in

    #43 2 years ago

    Someone have gameplay vid?

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from VGC1612:

    Someone have gameplay vid?

    #45 2 years ago

    Found one on The Pinball Company facebook page,look great!

    #46 2 years ago

    I played both quite a bit at TPF and had a great time. Yes, it's a pitch and bat. Boring as hell if it's the only game you've got but in a larger lineup or if you have kids, it's a fun game. I plan on getting one for when the grandkids come over and partly because I'm a huge baseball fan along with the rest of the family.

    I talked with Tom Taylor quite a bit. Tom is kind of the spokesman for the group. He talked about the trial and error they went through to get the game to where it is. Backglass was originally screened on lexan but they didn't like the look so it's now on glass. It looked really, really nice. The playfield artwork is reverse printed on lexan so you'll never get wear. They may also change some of the background artwork on the traditional model along with a couple other minor things.

    Kerry Imming did the board development and programming. They had some minor bugs to work out, like sacrifices not always advancing the runner and I think he also said they were going to add more call outs. They were also thinking about adding a bell that would go off whenever a runner scored.

    The price also wasn't set in stone. Tom said it could vary maybe $200 more or less depending on final BOM.

    I thought both games were beautiful and for anything under $5000, I'm in. $4500 may sound like a lot (I don't think so) but most any game you make in small numbers like this, can't be done for much less.

    #47 2 years ago

    I would think it would be cool to offer a third artwork option to change the traditional style cabinet artwork to one that is regular baseball but modern. Anyone agree?

    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    whats funny is i didnt hear the announcement at TPF of it cause I was busy in the tournament. When I walked passed these, my buddies just assumed it was a re-theme of a pitch and bat. we didnt stop and play either of them or take a 2nd look.
    Crazy to think it doesnt have a redemption angle since that is probably the market it would do well in

    They are definitely going to have redemption, that is a big part of their focus from the presentation.

    #49 2 years ago

    It'd be awesome if they could do a deal like Chexx and make the game with the pro teams of your choice. Yankees vs. Red Sox, Dodgers vs. Giants, that sort of thing.

    I love pitch and bats. One dimensional, but a blast to play.

    #50 2 years ago

    Can't take one nice picture with Bryan...

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    After I took his money

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