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Wonka is Coming !!! Who’s in?

By Beez

4 months ago

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#1442 3 months ago

I‘m hoping I can get an SE with standard stainless steel armor.

#1452 3 months ago
Quoted from drained:

I guess max is 4 balls in play at a time including add-a-ball. If 2 are always up there I assume 4 are usable in the trough.

There‘s mention of a six ball multiball if you qualify all 5 kids then start kid multiball. It‘s mentioned in the TWIP deep dive.

#1488 3 months ago
Quoted from Fizz:

Also, I apologize if my post about the flipper strength seemed like a criticism. I really didn't mean it like that. My thought at the time was that they had them set weak since they were prototype games and didn't want to break stuff. That's totally understandable, if this is the case. Maybe I'm wrong though?

Do you think flippers are weak because you can‘t hit the ball up a ramp or because they don‘t accelerate the ball as fast as you like?

I don‘t like it when the flippers are stronger than they need to be.

#1503 3 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

I think people aren't understanding the point here. You had the entire pinball community saying this game was amazing and how innovative it was... Things we haven't seen before. Hype was through the roof. Simple as that. I think if it wasn't so hyped, I think expectations would have been better grounded.

You may be right about this. I did not listen to these podcasts that seemed to stir up the hype so I have no idea what you folks are talking about. I did watch the videos (Buffalo pinball, STDM) and read the write-ups in TWIP, etc. and, frankly, came to the conclusion that this game is a masterpiece.

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#1683 3 months ago
Quoted from jimwe5t:

Tell me how and in what way “But a JJP is better in quality overall then stern.”? Prove it please, because I’ve learned this is a fabricated falsehood, by fanboys. How is quality better on JJP? I’m open if you can prove it true. Please list all the reasons and backup your statement.

Spike games do not have fuses and there are sensitive electronics under the playfield. For me, these are significant quality deficits.

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#1893 3 months ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

That's where Stern are miles ahead.

They sold 600 Munsters LE, and a ton of pro's and premiums BEFORE people realised the code wasn't that good.

JJP does it the other way round and they don't seem to be learning from the past.

Are you implying that Stern is successful because it is tricking its customers ?

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#2135 56 days ago
Quoted from Aurich:

The sound is bad. Sorry, but it is.

I accept that you are just expressing your personal opinion. Granted, I haven‘t played the game, but my impression is the sound is a bit of an overdose of sappy, but this is the style of the music in the film. Maybe they could mix it up a bit more. In general pinball music is always repetitive and one tends not to notice it directly when playing, but it certainly affects the overall feeling. Do we know if the music in Wonka was created new or is it from the movie score?

Quoted from wesman:

Thiel being gone is colossal, as Pirates audio design is maybe it's strongest feature.

If I recall correctly there was a lot of criticism of JJPPotC because original movie music wasn‘t used. Maybe opinions have changed now. Me personally, I don‘t want music in my games which I can get elsewhere. I definitely like David Thiel‘s work.

#2158 54 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

to include a gobstopper shooter rod.

I‘ve thought that gobstopper plunger knob looks kind of uncomfortable - both to pull back and let go - too many protrusions and sharp radii.

#2159 54 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Don't care how....I WANT IT NOW

Great pic - it looks like the side rails are stainless steel and not black. Or is this just a protective foil ? - it looks like the tips are black.

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