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Halloween owners thread…He’s Coming Home

By dnapac

5 days ago


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#51 2 days ago

It’s all good, my dad used to wrap cigarette packet foil around fuses in our plugs when they blew for 230v 13 amp appliances

#52 2 days ago
Quoted from jonahk:

Thanks, Luke! The 4A was still blowing so we went with a 5A slow burn it was solid all through league play this evening (with lots and lots of multiballs).
This game is a lot of fun, and it's been a big hit so far. What would it take to get y'all to come out for the launch party

We have been glued to the shop 7 days a week for a couple months but we could try! Ben heck did actually suggest we use a 5amp there so that will be just fine.

#53 2 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

I get that, but in the end, you are revealing one Michael in multiple spots. Drop the "A" and it sounds right, and still gets the point across.

It's nit picky but I agree it just sounds strange with the "A"

#54 1 day ago

agree

#55 1 day ago

Not sure I’ve shown the movie clip at the beginning of Sanatarium multiball. I was playing alone, so I had to do a little one handed gameplay.

#56 1 day ago
Quoted from dnapac:

...so I had to do a little one handed gameplay.

You kinky Bastard I like the cut of your jib

#57 1 day ago

Hope as the code progresses the movie clips get longer than 4 seconds.

#58 1 day ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

Hope as the code progresses the movie clips get longer than 4 seconds.

I’m sure they will. This is very early code.

#59 1 day ago

These short move clips are disappointing. Starting to think Spooky has limited video assets here.

#60 1 day ago
Quoted from Angell1028:

Anyone know around what number they are on? I'm 953 lol

908 here.

#61 1 day ago

920 checking in!

#62 1 day ago
Quoted from Roostking:

920 checking in!

364 here. It’s my first machine. Can’t wait. Hopefully this year.

#63 1 day ago

#88, counting the minutes

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#64 1 day ago

#78 Here - maybe have it by Halloween- anyway, It’s ready when it’s ready.

#65 20 hours ago
Quoted from dnapac:

I’m sure they will. This is very early code.

I’m in. 514 I believe. I’ve yet to see any gameplay that really captivates, including the Dead Flip stream. I’m thinking that the vibe on this game is so different as to not register as much to the person not actually playing the machine.

From what you’ve experienced - and said - what makes the immersion on this next level?

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#66 19 hours ago

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.

An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.

I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

#67 19 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.
An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

What a downer, now I'm bummed

#68 19 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.
An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

You seem to be in the Halloween threads an awful lot for someone who isn’t interested in the game. We get it, you don’t like it. FFS

#69 19 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.
An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

Does it really matter though? Some of the most beloved machines of all time are based on themes that you wouldn't think would translate well to pinball or themes based on total bomb movies or very dated cultural artifacts.

The Addams Family is considered one of the top pins of all time. That theme doesn't seem all that suited to pinball imo.

Ultimately the theme has very little to do about gameplay. It's the shot design and the code.

#70 19 hours ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

You seem to be in the Halloween threads an awful lot for someone who isn’t interested in the game. We get it, you don’t like it. FFS

Exactly! You're obviously not buying the machine so what the hell are you even doing in this owners thread? There's already enough negativity on Pinside. Seriously, take your shit elsewhere.

#71 18 hours ago

Just use the michael feature.

#72 18 hours ago

Copied off Facebook, but look. #7 has Halloween lights all lit up, no more allowee!! Good catch Spooky

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#73 18 hours ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Copied off Facebook, but look. #7 has Halloween lights all lit up, no more allowee!! Good catch Spooky
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I addressed it this week! Try to make adjustments where i can. We never get to fix everything sadly but we get to some and if we don't do it on the run we will for the next title!

#74 18 hours ago

Will we be able to see the topper knife through the backglass? I believe it was mentioned some lighting in there somewhere? Thanks for touching base with us from time to time!

#75 18 hours ago

A lot of people who've purchased one of these will be huge fans of the movie - and personally, I think they absolutely nailed it with the theming. Plus it certainly is a cool and different layout, it looks absolutely stunning and (from what I've heard so far) even the callouts seems to pretty good at this early stage too. So saying people will offload them after 2 months is negative to the extreme.

Also, a few people seem to have concerns about movie clips, but I'd rather see them polish the display screens, modes, animations and the callouts/soundFX because that's what will drive the bulk of the gameplay. The movie clips only need to occur during the key moments (start/completion of modes, wizard modes etc). It really doesn't need to be playing a movie clip every minute. One of my favorite games at the moment is Avengers IQ, but damn the lack of decent animations and soundFX during gameplay just tarnish it that little bit.

Anyway I'm hyped as f*** for this machine, it looks awesome. I hope the owners such as dnapac keep drip feeding the odd video here and there, especially as the code matures, its been so great seeing the actual gameplay.

#76 17 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.
An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

This is coming from the Full Throttle guy?

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#77 17 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months

And the award for douchtastic post of the week goes to ….

Lol!

Personally, I welcome pins that play a little different to the norm. I’m tired of all the Sterns, they all play much the same after a while. Now they’re all even looking much the same.

From the videos I’ve seen, there is good progress in making Halloween have some sort of suspense or tension - something that not many other pins have been successful in doing.

Vive la difference! Bring it on.

rd

#78 17 hours ago

A little different video. The attract mode light show. So sweet!

I may have rushed it…give it a few more minutes…it’s not high quality yet.

#79 17 hours ago
Quoted from SpookyLuke:

I addressed it this week! Try to make adjustments where i can. We never get to fix everything sadly but we get to some and if we don't do it on the run we will for the next title!

Thank you!!! This fix def NEEDED to be done.

#80 17 hours ago

We've got rotordave's official endorsement! What more do we need!?

#81 17 hours ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

We've got rotordave's official endorsement! What more do we need!?

Prayers?

Lol

rd

#82 16 hours ago

Just played 2 rounds on a demo at Game Exchange in Denver. I’m more of fan of the 90s Bally/Williams games. The table has a lot of great shots, and the screen wasn’t as distracting as some of the other new games. Call outs were very directional as you have to complete steps to advance, which I think was kind of cool. However, long term, I would probably get annoyed with this. Didn’t make it to the 3rd/upper most playfield. The 2nd level was kind of lame. Overall, I would have like to play it some more, but maybe it is better as a coin op for my taste. Having already stated my taste in games earlier, I will add that this one stands out a bit more than the newer Stern games as far as features vs price value. I do own a couple Newer stern pins… and to be honest, I would probably trade one for this one.

#83 15 hours ago
Quoted from finnflash:

What a downer, now I'm bummed

Don't be. He has a virtual Halloween pin he makes, so his hate is expected, and disregarded.

#84 14 hours ago
Quoted from Vonbaronmattso:

Just played 2 rounds on a demo at Game Exchange in Denver. I’m more of fan of the 90s Bally/Williams games. The table has a lot of great shots, and the screen wasn’t as distracting as some of the other new games. Call outs were very directional as you have to complete steps to advance, which I think was kind of cool. However, long term, I would probably get annoyed with this. Didn’t make it to the 3rd/upper most playfield. The 2nd level was kind of lame. Overall, I would have like to play it some more, but maybe it is better as a coin op for my taste. Having already stated my taste in games earlier, I will add that this one stands out a bit more than the newer Stern games as far as features vs price value. I do own a couple Newer stern pins… and to be honest, I would probably trade one for this one.

Appreciate the honest feedback. I'm not very good at pinball, so the the minus in your book will probably keep players like me happy for awhile. We'll see.. I got FOMO because I love TnA and R&M (Never seen the other 3 titles, sadly) and I'm not some huge Halloween movie fan, so hopefully the adult themed, different style layout and supporting Spooky is enough. As a novice, I bet it does .

#85 14 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.
An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

#86 12 hours ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Prayers?
Lol
rd

Yes let us pray for all those repetitive Pinball’s out there, praise the Lord. Hallelujah.

#87 11 hours ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Unfortunately, you're not going to get much of a game here because Halloween isn't much of a movie. It's a masterpiece of movie-making for sure, but there isn't a lot in the movie that translates well to a fast-paced pinball experience.
An what Spooky does offer will soon get repetitive and boring after a few weeks of play.
I will be very surprised if this game remains in anyone's collection beyond 2 months. Which is good news for those that didn't get one....they can grab a bargain when the market place is flooded with them.

You sound like someone who would wash my car.

#88 11 hours ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

We've got rotordave's official endorsement! What more do we need!?

We have RotorDave’s collection to enjoy.

We are praying to get our machines before the Australians.

Amen to Spooky and the team.

#89 10 hours ago
Quoted from Cantabkiwi:

We are praying to get our machines before the Australians

You know we will.

rd

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