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Helicon Brewing - just outside Pittsburgh, PA

By cjmjmm2006

1 year ago

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#129 1 year ago

Great place to play and hangout, Good luck to all the contestants! Those translites are nice pieces of art to add to a game room!

Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Prizes are also in. Come check it out!
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#131 1 year ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Certainly are. I need to make a jig on my table saw to frame these for the winners. Unfortunately I have so many projects going I might literally lose my mind if I attempt it. Haha.
Thanks for the kind words and I hope we get the opportunity to cross paths at Helicon or a show someday. Are you going to attend the York Show?

Definitely considering it. I’ll be traveling the week before, just depends on how that goes and if I feel like selling anything. I might be back over to Helicon before that, Do you still have an LE Deadpool coming there?

#138 1 year ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:Deadpool LE #11 incoming. Will arrive before the weekend. If you plan on carousing at our JJP Pirates Launch Party, we will also have some DPLE#11 to give a spin.
See you all this weekend!!

That’s awesome, I can’t wait to see what the cabinet looks like in person.

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#275 1 year ago

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#295 1 year ago
Quoted from SeymorGoldfarbJr:

It says right on the front of each box. “Killer Queen”.
I’m assuming they are these https://killerqueenarcade.com

Starport 2.0 - PA edition

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#324 1 year ago

Stopped by again this weekend. My wife and daughters were with me so I couldn’t stay long. The girls tried out a few games but the amazing thing is my oldest liked “Kiss” the most. Found out Jeffree Star just got one and that’s why ( pretty color scheme).
Impressive collection, growing larger and more diverse. TWIP - Best location!

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#471 9 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Mata Hari, Batman 66 Premium, Star Trek Pro, and Spiderman Vault are here now. Black Knight arrived less than two minutes ago and is still in the box. I'll get it set up soon. Congo is also supposed to arrive today. I heard that Oktoberfest and Alice Cooper are both arriving next week.
Sadly, Houdini, Flintstones, Elvira, Champion Pub, Twilight Zone, and White Water are gone. It was painful to see them go, but the new arrivals are beyond amazing and the refresh on the collection is welcome. Thanks so much to cjmjmm2006 much appreciation.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to an event at the brewery tomorrow, Saturday 4/13, all pins will be turned off and not playable until Sunday morning.

Thanks for the heads up, I was planning on coming over tomorrow or Sunday. That makes the decision easier.

#474 9 months ago

Great games and awesome food trucks at Helicon Brewing. The Black Knight brutalized me, took my money and laughed at me. I had a delicious Lobster roll and played some of the other 39 games to help my bruised ego. Thanks Chris ‘ssss

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#512 8 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Tomorrow I am taking some of our employees along with some special guests to Avengers End Game. We are stopping at Helicon. I will be dressed up as Doctor Strange. See you there. [quoted image]

The Endgame has begun!

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#513 8 months ago

After Endgame , back to Pinball, I’ll be over soon

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#531 8 months ago
Quoted from mthirkell:

Has Wonka, or anything new since Oktoberfest and ACNC arrived, landed at Helicon, yet?

Wow, it’s hard to keep the public happy.

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#628 6 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

I played a few games on it and I feel that there is innovation in the lock. I'm always surprised when a new feature is released on a pin just because....well... I feel like I should have already seen them all. Haha
Anyway I do think the game needs to be polished up in a few ways so I will wait and see where the journey of code ends up.
Either way you slice it, the game is at Helicon Brewing for your enjoyment. Thank you to each of you for supporting what we do at the brewery. I hope the game grows into something that everyone is happy with.

I appreciate your honest opinion. Hearing the word hope in a review is the most polite and scary word you could of chosen. It’s easy to discount haters and owners but a polite “hope” it gets better is chilling.

#635 6 months ago

Helicon and Starport are fantastic venues and the only opportunity I have to try and play the games I want to own before I buy them.

Stopped by and got about 45 minutes of uninterrupted play on Wonka. After reading the reviews over the past week and the negativity surrounding the sounds etc..I went in with low expectations. I had stopped at Starport over the weekend and that Wonka was down and I heard Kaneda had a similar experience at Sunshine laundry Mat in NYC. I was very nervous to be in on an LE.

I was pleasantly surprised and blown away by the shots and flow of the game. I have owned 3 of the 4 previous JJP’s. The Hobbit, Dialed In and Pirates of the Caribbean. The Hobbit lasted less than 2 months, Dialed In lasted 15 months and Pirates 7 months. Dialed In was my favorite of the three and Wonka feels like an improvement in my opinion. I’m not a great player and the shots and ramps were easier to hit. I like the TV giving instructions because of the speed and flow of the the game, I felt it difficult to look up. The game modes felt intuitive and I really think my wife and kids will enjoy it. I finalized payment on my LE and suggest everyone play it themselves. I would like to see the video synchronized with the audio but when I looked at the other games currently available I felt it was definitely the most interesting game currently available. I have gotten very comfortable buying and selling games so I am taking the leap and starting the clock.

Thanks Chris M and Chris B.

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#673 6 months ago

Another trip to Helicon today where you see several different groups of people with different interests mingle. Athletes and families riding bikes & hiking enjoying the 28 mile long Panhandle trail, beer lovers, food truck junkies and Pinball players. Something for the whole family to do!
More games were literally rolling in, lobster truck was out front, and I received some tips from CJ. CB was working like a machine keeping the crowds hydrated.

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#694 6 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Taxi, F-14 Tomcat, and Whirlwind are all up and playing great![quoted image]

Nice. Whirlwind is the first game I ever recall playing, Showtime Pizza. Creepy robot puppets!

#699 5 months ago

Helicon is going to give ReplayFX a run for its money as to a better pinball experience! I’d rather pay to play than stand in lines with loud rock music playing. Replay in the morning, Helicon in the evening!

#708 5 months ago

Looks great.That’s a lot of shifting around and leveling. I like the groupings. What’s the food truck lineup next week?

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#826 5 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Just got off the line with R&L Carriers, games should be on site around noon today! Can't wait to see these in action!!

Two weeks from announcement to on the Floor at Helicon. Impressive by Stern and appreciation for having a great place to play the latest and greatest!

#830 5 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Jurassic Park Pro has arrived and is being set up now.
Willy Wonka launch party tournament is tomorrow. Unlimited qualifying games from 2-6pm followed by a finals bracket. The game will be on free play for this event. Cash prizes will be based on participation.

3 JP’s onsite and the Lobster Food Truck is scheduled tomorrow. I’m going to be in town tomorrow. I’m taking my daughter and a few of her friends to Dave & Busters for her 13th Birthday. I you see me there I would be ducking out of my Child’s party and have some serious prioritizing issues. Right now I’m saying it’s 50/50 chance I’ll be there.

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#875 5 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Something is coming to Helicon soon![quoted image]

Ball tease! It will really tie the place together nicely.

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#944 3 months ago

1st Elvira going in a box, I’m assuming its headed to Helicon and will be ready to play by the weekend!

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#951 3 months ago

Mr Bulgogi Food truck and a new pinball machine make a great Saturday afternoon! I can’t wait.

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#1041 24 days ago

Merry Christmas Chris & Chris!

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