Gizmo Games is doing pitch and bat


By SilverballNut

10 months ago


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    #1 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

    #3 10 months ago

    That looks great! Love they used a running man unit

    #4 10 months ago

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

    Mike V

    #5 10 months 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 10 months ago

    looks great, congrats Dennis

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    #7 10 months 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 10 months ago

    The zombie one by a mile not even close

    #9 10 months 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 10 months ago

    Everyone should have a p&b in their lineup.

    #11 10 months ago

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

    #12 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

    #17 10 months ago
    Quoted from pinwhoo:

    https://www.gizmogamedesign.com/

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

    #18 10 months ago

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

    #19 10 months ago

    We'will be at MGC.

    #20 10 months ago

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

    #21 10 months ago
    Quoted from Wisconsinpinball:

    We'will be at MGC.

    awesome to hear!

    It was not on your website.

    #22 10 months ago

    Any chance this game will be at SFGE in June?

    #23 10 months ago

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

    #24 10 months ago
    Quoted from pinwhoo:

    https://www.gizmogamedesign.com/

    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 10 months 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 10 months ago

    Any video of these in action?

    #27 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

    #33 10 months ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

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

    :wall: :wall: :wall:

    #34 10 months ago

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

    #35 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

    #37 10 months 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 10 months ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    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 10 months ago

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

    #40 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

    Someone have gameplay vid?

    #44 10 months ago
    Quoted from VGC1612:

    Someone have gameplay vid?

    » YouTube video

    #45 10 months ago

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

    #46 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

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    After I took his money

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