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Guardians of the Galaxy is here!


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#4001 1 year ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

Yeah, still pretty buggy. We had 2 GOTG at our launch party and we updated right before. Probably not a good idea. One of them kept getting balls stuck in the right scoop during MB. The mode would time out, multiple ball searches would occur but the right scoop would not kick. Then boom, it would come flying out of there. Also the mode timer running with a new ball in the shooter lane is really bad. We also had reports that one game was taking more hits on the Groot to light lock than the other game but they were just updated to the same code right before the launch. I personally did not see this one.

We had similar issues with the right scoop. After we loaded the code i made some adjustments to the ball save timers on the multiballs, I'm not sure if this had something to do with it. We did stream the event, and here is link to one episode of it occuring: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/210080218 - 22:10

Is it normal for the top of the plastic above scoop to scrape against the playfield glass?

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#4002 1 year ago

wasn't impressed at all.

#4003 1 year ago
Quoted from Butch2099:

Worth updating or wait for next one?

LOTR_breath and I both played at the same GOTG launch party and his assessment is spot on. That being said, 0.80 code is a big improvement over the launch 0.65 crap, and in reality is probably close to where SW was upon initial release. If I had one at my house I'd definitely upgrade to 0.80.

#4004 1 year ago
Quoted from ZenTron:

We had similar issues with the right scoop. After we loaded the code i made some adjustments to the ball save timers on the multiballs, I'm not sure if this had something to do with it. We did stream the event, and here is link to one episode of it occuring: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/210080218 - 22:10
Is it normal for the top of the plastic above scoop to scrape against the playfield glass?

Mine does, but that's because there is a broken weld above the scoop.

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#4005 1 year ago
Quoted from kettchxxii:

Mine does, but that's because there is a broken weld above the scoop.

Yours is 4 so far that have this problem...

#4006 1 year ago

Zentron, the one at BN that has been there for 2 weeks has marks/scratches on the underside of the glass in that area.

#4007 1 year ago
Quoted from ZenTron:

one game was taking more hits on the Groot to light lock than the other game

We only had one at the local launch party for Dallas yesterday, and I did see one instance of this occuring during one game.

Also: Already a cracked plastic over the orb area (jeezus..really?), and MULTIPLE times it happened to me where Groot was open to lock a ball, shot the ball in that was supposed to start multiball, and whatever wacky sensors or code that control it failed to register.. it would ball search 3 or 4 times, all with my mode running down that I was trying to stack with multiball, then it would either just start multiball with no fanfare at all, or kick a new ball into the shooter lane as the code had assumed the ball was missing.

#4008 1 year ago
Quoted from kettchxxii:

Mine does, but that's because there is a broken weld above the scoop.

Yep. Mine is also pressed on the glass and I probably need to cut off the offending corner before the sign breaks off. Also witnessing the occasional ball stuck in the scoop due to a software bug. Also having some mechanical malfunctions with the drop target.

#4009 1 year ago
Quoted from kettchxxii:

Mine does, but that's because there is a broken weld above the scoop.

That scoop looks different/shallow, is it a new design Stern are using or a different part altogether?

#4010 1 year ago

I’ve put about 15 games on the Pro over the last few days.

Cool game! Nice shots, flows good.

Orb lock is a tight shot. So the game sorta becomes “groot all day” ... well, that’s what competition players will do anyway. I did that yesterday, groot/groot/groot, and had 185m on 2 balls when I won (plunged out the others)

Although the software is similar to Kiss/AS it does feel different in this game. The video was fine by me, and of course “A bobbily bo, a bobbily bo bo” was the highlight of the day.

I like the game, I’d consider buying a pro.

rd

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#4011 1 year ago

Groot all day is just as bad as Sparky all Day was. The difference is, without Lyman on the code, the question is will it EVER be fixed? Scoring is way the hell out of whack on this game.

When your choices are making mode shots for 300k-3 million, risky shots to Orb drop target and the randomness of the magnet catch on release for 500k jackpots, versus "safe" shots to Groot (Which you can stack with a mode also...) for 1.5 million a pop going up to like 8 million, that's EASILY multiplied by locking 2 balls into Groot for 3x scoring (oyyyy) for 24 or 48 million (3x super from groot is 24, then Double scoring from Mystery or Rocket is 48.)...why in god's name would you do anything else.

The finals for us, next to last round...man...I finished BALL ONE with 178 million. That was a mode stacked with Groot, followed by a second Groot. That's it. Our final scores were like 380 million, 350 million, 280 million, and like 75 million or something. I ended up taking 2nd place overall, so no good points, no trophy, and no translite for the 1st loser..whee...

#4012 1 year ago
Quoted from Frax:

Groot all day is just as bad as Sparky all Day was. The difference is, without Lyman on the code, the question is will it EVER be fixed? Scoring is way the hell out of whack on this game.
When your choices are making mode shots for 300k-3 million, risky shots to Orb drop target and the randomness of the magnet catch on release for 500k jackpots, versus "safe" shots to Groot (Which you can stack with a mode also...) for 1.5 million a pop going up to like 8 million, that's EASILY multiplied by locking 2 balls into Groot for 3x scoring (oyyyy) for 24 or 48 million (3x super from groot is 24, then Double scoring from Mystery or Rocket is 48.)...why in god's name would you do anything else.
The finals for us, next to last round...man...I finished BALL ONE with 178 million. That was a mode stacked with Groot, followed by a second Groot. That's it. Our final scores were like 380 million, 350 million, 280 million, and like 75 million or something. I ended up taking 2nd place overall, so no good points, no trophy, and no translite for the 1st loser..whee...

....and then, after getting a 150+ million ball you get 750K in bonus...WTH!!!! Agree wholeheartedly, scoring is WAY out of balance here!

#4013 1 year ago

Finally got to put a few games on this at Tommy's open house which by the way was awesome. Guardians sure looks good and its fun but I don't know... I was surprised how tight the shots are with the exception of Groot. The code is not what worries me and it is lacking right now. Its just that Groot is so wide open and everything else is so tight. Admittedly I only put a few games on it but the shot imbalance was pretty glaring. Even trying to hit other things I still loaded Groot and ended up in multiball. I guess with more time you would dial in the shots but they have to make it way harder to get Groot open.

#4014 1 year ago

Can someone PM what a good price is on an LE? I’m seriously tempted to pull the trigger on this regardless of the negative reviews.

#4015 1 year ago
Quoted from NintenBear:

Can someone PM what a good price is on an LE? I’m seriously tempted to pull the trigger on this regardless of the negative reviews.

My recommendation would be to call CoinTaker, Melissa/Chris will take care of you.

As for the game itself, i really liked it and looking forward for the code to mature.

#4016 1 year ago
Quoted from ZenTron:

My recommendation would be to call CoinTaker, Melissa/Chris will take care of you.
As for the game itself, i really liked it and looking forward for the code to mature.

Agree, That is where I ordered my GOTGLE from and my Metallica Premium. Melissa has been great!

#4017 1 year ago
Quoted from NintenBear:

Can someone PM what a good price is on an LE? I’m seriously tempted to pull the trigger on this regardless of the negative reviews.

Not sure why you’d spend the extra money on an LE with this title ...

Buy a pro instead, save the $3000 to put towards your next pin.

rd

#4018 1 year ago
Quoted from Darscot:

Finally got to put a few games on this at Tommy's open house which by the way was awesome. Guardians sure looks good and its fun but I don't know... I was surprised how tight the shots are with the exception of Groot. The code is not what worries me and it is lacking right now. Its just that Groot is so wide open and everything else is so tight. Admittedly I only put a few games on it but the shot imbalance was pretty glaring. Even trying to hit other things I still loaded Groot and ended up in multiball. I guess with more time you would dial in the shots but they have to make it way harder to get Groot open.

This is what is keeping me from pulling the trigger honestly.. Im not the best player but I have an x-men and those shots are tight.. but I cant for the life of me hit the orb or the kickback worth a damn... I played 5 games in a row yesterday and was so frustrated after the last game I just went home. lol.

#4019 1 year ago
Quoted from vbittnv:

This is what is keeping me from pulling the trigger honestly.. Im not the best player but I have an x-men and those shots are tight.. but I cant for the life of me hit the orb or the kickback worth a damn... I played 5 games in a row yesterday and was so frustrated after the last game I just went home. lol.

The orb shot is easiest as a backhand from the right flipper for me. I still struggle at kickback shot though.

#4020 1 year ago

Custom one of a kind shooter in the making

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#4021 1 year ago
Quoted from Delta9:

Custom one of a kind shooter in the making

"Ain't no shooter like this shooter except this shooter!"

#4022 1 year ago
Quoted from Delta9:

Custom one of a kind shooter in the making ...

Looks painful!

#4023 1 year ago
Quoted from vbittnv:

This is what is keeping me from pulling the trigger honestly.. Im not the best player but I have an x-men and those shots are tight.. but I cant for the life of me hit the orb or the kickback worth a damn... I played 5 games in a row yesterday and was so frustrated after the last game I just went home. lol.

I was playing with a few other people at the open house and all of us where just trying to explore the machine and make shots and no one hit much of anything. Even when trying to hit things everyone just ended going oh well I'll just hit Groot. Usually every machine has one shot that is my nemesis and I can never make the damn thing. Guardians was the opposite there was only one I could hit. LOL

#4024 1 year ago

I have noticed in some videos posted online that shots are missing a lot and people are just hammering Groot. I need to play it for myself but that would seem like it would get old kind of fast.

#4025 1 year ago
Quoted from tbanthony:

I have noticed in some videos posted online that shots are missing a lot and people are just hammering Groot. I need to play it for myself but that would seem like it would get old kind of fast.

Haven't played it either but I don;t see how you could only hit groot...it's basically a smaller opening Sparky. But 'people' also said MET was nothing but hitting Sparky.

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#4026 1 year ago

Update from Stern:

We heard you loud and clear! Our customers are loving the new Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball Machine, but we have heard that more original soundtrack music would be appreciated! We have been working very hard behind the scenes to get you more music!

In the upcoming GOTG code update, you will find "I want you back" by the Jackson 5 1969 and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 1967!

This will be the first time the King of Pop or Marvin Gaye have ever been in a full production pinball machine in any form!

Expect this update very soon, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Stern Pinball! #GOTG #SternPinball #Jackson5 #MarvinGaye

#4027 1 year ago
Quoted from jarch:

Update from Stern:
We heard you loud and clear! Our customers are loving the new Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball Machine, but we have heard that more original soundtrack music would be appreciated! We have been working very hard behind the scenes to get you more music!
In the upcoming GOTG code update, you will find "I want you back" by the Jackson 5 1969 and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 1967!
This will be the first time the King of Pop or Marvin Gaye have ever been in a full production pinball machine in any form!
Expect this update very soon, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Stern Pinball! #GOTG #SternPinball #Jackson5 #MarvinGaye

Great news!!!

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#4028 1 year ago
Quoted from jarch:

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 1967!

I can only ever think of Dennis Miller's "Ain't No Dancefloor Wide Enough" bit when I hear this song.

But good on Stern for adding some more licensed tunes to the game. It'll be interesting to see how they use that one, not an obvious pinball song but then you'd never have imagined half the songs from GOTG in a summer super-hero blockbuster, which is the beauty of it.

#4029 1 year ago

I'm pretty excited about the new song additions! Keep on this path so I can buy the game in February.

#4030 1 year ago
Quoted from jarch:

Update from Stern:
We heard you loud and clear! Our customers are loving the new Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball Machine, but we have heard that more original soundtrack music would be appreciated! We have been working very hard behind the scenes to get you more music!
In the upcoming GOTG code update, you will find "I want you back" by the Jackson 5 1969 and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 1967!
This will be the first time the King of Pop or Marvin Gaye have ever been in a full production pinball machine in any form!
Expect this update very soon, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Stern Pinball! #GOTG #SternPinball #Jackson5 #MarvinGaye

I wonder how badly it under performed? I just can't see Stern changing their mind on the license if it was selling as expected. It is really great for the pin but there is no excuse for the way they launched it. Hopefully they make changes in licensing and marketing going forward.

#4031 1 year ago

I think alot of people passed due to the fact theres no voice clips from the film, I know I did.

#4032 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

I think alot of people passed due to the fact theres no voice clips from the film, I know I did.

That was one of main reasons I passed, but I am hopeful cleland can work the same magic he did on TWD and make GOTG feel complete in the audio/visual department.

#4033 1 year ago

I hope t some point they give us the Metallica style option to pick which songs we hear, as when you can set the option for Creeping Death or Ride the Lightning for Sparky.

I really LIKE Cherry Bomb as pinball music, I can tolerate the new announcements, but I'd still vastly, vastly prefer Cherry Bomb.

Jackson 5 should only play after a ball save.

#4034 1 year ago

Apparently the hype train has moved on.....a month ago the announcement of two songs being added would have generated 200 posts by now.

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#4035 1 year ago
Quoted from resipsa:

Apparently the hype train has moved on.....a month ago the announcement of two songs being added would have generated 200 posts by now.

Probably a good chunk of people like myself not very interested in the music. Games with horrible music can be just as good (MET).

#4036 1 year ago
Quoted from resipsa:

Apparently the hype train has moved on.....a month ago the announcement of two songs being added would have generated 200 posts by now.

I think it was more that they just added songs they could get cheap aren't really first to mind when you think "great for pinball" and the movie had many better (and likely more expensive to license) songs. That, and the code. Feeling very X-Men-y right now. Actually, that's best case. And that's the problem. Stern on this new "ship a box of lights, maybe add some pinball later" initiative is really destroying any NIB trust repeat customers have, so people are just passing and maybe will buy used later if the code pans out.

#4037 1 year ago
Quoted from Darscot:

I wonder how badly it under performed? I just can't see Stern changing their mind on the license if it was selling as expected. It is really great for the pin but there is no excuse for the way they launched it. Hopefully they make changes in licensing and marketing going forward.

I don't think it is under performing. It may be that Stern has had this planned all along and are saying they are listening to the community...

You just can't license songs, write updated code/modes in 2-3 weeks... This is all part of a greater plan imo.

#4038 1 year ago

Get

Quoted from jarch:Update from Stern:
We heard you loud and clear! Our customers are loving the new Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball Machine, but we have heard that more original soundtrack music would be appreciated! We have been working very hard behind the scenes to get you more music!
In the upcoming GOTG code update, you will find "I want you back" by the Jackson 5 1969 and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 1967!
This will be the first time the King of Pop or Marvin Gaye have ever been in a full production pinball machine in any form!
Expect this update very soon, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Stern Pinball! #GOTG #SternPinball #Jackson5 #MarvinGaye

Hey Stern,

Change your model. Start releasing NIB machines with a FAIR amount of code. You're lucky companies like JJP and Heighway aren't pumping machines faster because the code on their machines makes yours look like crap.
Seriously, Alien blows your stuff away.
You're listening? Really?

Am I wrong or is the last release of a nib Stern machine with good code was Game of Thrones?

#4039 1 year ago
Quoted from kklank:

You're lucky companies like JJP and Heighway aren't pumping machines faster because the code on their machines makes yours look like crap.
Seriously, Alien blows your stuff away.

Is this a joke?

#4040 1 year ago
Quoted from kklank:

Change your model. Start releasing NIB machines with a FAIR amount of code. You're lucky companies like JJP and Heighway aren't pumping machines faster because the code on their machines makes yours look like crap.
Seriously, Alien blows your stuff away.
You're listening? Really?

No one knows how the code for those other companies would be if they released 3 pins a year rather than 1 or even less, just saying. If Stern can have final code with in a year of release I can live with that if it means I have variety and theres always the option to wait till code is done.

#4041 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

No one knows how the code for those other companies would be if they released 3 pins a year rather than 1 or even less, just saying. If Stern can have final code with in a year of release I can live with that if it means I have variety and theres always the option to wait till code is done.

yeah I got SW beginning of Sept and it has 1.0 code now...that aint bad.

#4042 1 year ago
Quoted from kklank:

Get

Hey Stern,
Change your model. Start releasing NIB machines with a FAIR amount of code. You're lucky companies like JJP and Heighway aren't pumping machines faster because the code on their machines makes yours look like crap.
Seriously, Alien blows your stuff away.
You're listening? Really?
Am I wrong or is the last release of a nib Stern machine with good code was Game of Thrones?

wow, dude. calm down.
Most of the time I just skip over the "stern code sucks", "stern is cheap", "I refuse to be a tester", "stern is a cookie cutter factory" posts but this one was entertaining.
People get way to serious about this stuff, just don't buy it or drain the thread if it emotes this type of response. Probably isn't healthy for you.

anyway 2 new songs, pretty cool.

#4043 1 year ago

LE is here! - well, not at my place, but set this one up today...

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#4044 1 year ago

So has anyone played both pro and prem/le yet? I am almost ALWAYS a Prem/LE guy (Kiss LE, STLE, Met Prem, GB Prem in my collection) but seems like this pin has very little upgrades from the pro doesn't it?

#4045 1 year ago

Waiting to see if 3 magnets vs 1 equals more entertainment value.

#4046 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

yeah I got SW beginning of Sept and it has 1.0 code now...that aint bad.

Quoted from kklank:

Am I wrong or is the last release of a nib Stern machine with good code was Game of Thrones?

I also own a GOT and i don;t remember the code being that much more advanced than SW. I mean it "had" the "video mode" installed earlier than SW but that just caused everyone to go apeshit

#4047 1 year ago

Just saw this on IG

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#4048 1 year ago
Quoted from tbanthony:

Waiting to see if 3 magnets vs 1 equals more entertainment value.

Those extra magnets are pretty darn pricey ....

rd

#4049 1 year ago

For anyone in Schaumburg, IL. Level 257 has GOTG Pro on freeplay and Houdini. (This might be a double post, but I’m excited.)

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#4050 1 year ago

What's a good score for playing on location? (code 0.80.0 - default settings - 1 extra ball)

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