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How is 'The Matrix' not a pinball machine yet?


By KornFreak28

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    Apart from the few JM's that were converted (which look really cool and a lot of fun btw) Why hasn't this title never been taken seriously by big companies like JJP or Stern? With all the possibilities 'The Matrix' has to offer, it totally baffles me that this isn't a pinball machine yet. Is it a licensing issue? Lack of interest? Too difficult to produce? With Matrix 4 now official, it would seem like the perfect time to consider it! Thoughts?

    #2 3 months ago

    Sadly. With not too many new titles coming out each year. Odds are that your favorite title or one you think should get made. Isn't likely to happen.

    It never hurts to post of pinball forums, or suggest to manufacturers at shows.

    Miracles can happen.

    LTG : )

    #3 3 months ago

    No idea.... if it had good use of license amd was kick ass game I’d buy in a second.

    I was playing JP stern yesterday thinking how to convert it to Matrix....

    #4 3 months ago

    I thought I remember hearing that stern had the option to make LOTR or Matrix and they decided Lotr was the better option.

    #5 3 months ago

    Because it was a trilogy consisting of an all time great film, and 2 more that were so horrible they almost ruined the memory of the first.

    Maybe it's coming near the time it was be a good idea to make it. Perhaps before it was old but not old enough?

    #6 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Because it was a trilogy consisting of an all time great film, and 2 more that were so horrible they almost ruined the memory of the first.
    Maybe it's coming near the time it was be a good idea to make it. Perhaps before it was old but not old enough?

    Good point, although I still think there’s more than enough ideas and possibilities to make a kick ass pinball machine!

    #7 3 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Sadly. With not too many new titles coming out each year. Odds are that your favorite title or one you think should get made. Isn't likely to happen.
    It never hurts to post of pinball forums, or suggest to manufacturers at shows.
    Miracles can happen.
    LTG : )

    Someone needs to convince Jack to consider it!

    #8 3 months ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Good point, although I still think there’s more than enough ideas and possibilities to make a kick ass pinball machine!

    Yeah and even some of the dumb stuff might work fine for modes and stuff like that.

    #10 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Yeah and even some of the dumb stuff might work fine for modes and stuff like that.

    Exactly, like moving in and out of the Matrix and the Matrix rain on the Color Dmd! How about Having to choose from a red or blue pill? How about the phone ringing until you plunge the ball?

    #11 3 months ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    How about the phone ringing until you plunge the ball?

    Well I own a DI and have owned a W?D, so I've had enough ringing pinball phones in my life

    #12 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Well I own a DI and have owned a W?D, so I've had enough ringing pinball phones in my life

    Hahahahahahahahaha

    #13 3 months ago

    Loved the first. Others okay. Just seems like such a cheesy theme for pin all though. LOTR same. Big trouble in little China is my wish and mad max.

    #14 3 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Sadly. With not too many new titles coming out each year. Odds are that your favorite title or one you think should get made. Isn't likely to happen.

    Agreed, but Matrix was a pretty massive property. It’s not something obscure like Highlander, the Tudors, or True Blood. Matrix truly entered mainstream recognition.

    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Because it was a trilogy consisting of an all time great film, and 2 more that were so horrible they almost ruined the memory of the first.

    The first movie was incredible. I enjoyed the second one as well. The third one with the main battle in the “real world” was pretty bad. The third matrix did the same thing to me that the final season of Game of Thrones did...seriously wounded my interest in the IP.

    #15 3 months ago

    Well....it sure looks like this thread isn’t going anywhere. Bummer

    #16 3 months ago

    Why did you need to create a new thread about the same thing you did previously?
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/will-the-matrix-pin-ever-become-a-reality

    #17 3 months ago

    My two cents here....
    Like folks have said above, the first movie was lightning in a bottle. Too much of a good thing led to the sequels, which were disappointing at best.
    Reminds me of Disney’s treatment of Star Wars.

    It’s difficult to imagine a big enough market out there to produce such a game and realize any profit.

    Maybe Spooky since they have lower number production runs and experience with the music/theatrical themes?

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Why did you need to create a new thread about the same thing you did previously?
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/will-the-matrix-pin-ever-become-a-reality

    Hilarious.... and LTG, bless his heart, was first to answer in both threads (and with consistency I might add!

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    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Why did you need to create a new thread about the same thing you did previously?
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/will-the-matrix-pin-ever-become-a-reality

    Because I really want this machine made and because I felt like it

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    #20 3 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Why did you need to create a new thread about the same thing you did previously?
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/will-the-matrix-pin-ever-become-a-reality

    Actually, this is my 3rd Matrix thread. Thanks for pointing that out

    #21 3 months ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Actually, this is my 3rd Matrix thread. Thanks for pointing that out

    it will not help to get it made!

    #22 3 months ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Apart from the few JM's that were converted (which look really cool and a lot of fun btw) Why hasn't this title never been taken seriously by big companies like JJP or Stern? With all the possibilities 'The Matrix' has to offer, it totally baffles me that this isn't a pinball machine yet. Is it a licensing issue? Lack of interest? Too difficult to produce? With Matrix 4 now official, it would seem like the perfect time to consider it! Thoughts?

    Because there's no way to do bullet time in pinball.

    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Sadly. With not too many new titles coming out each year. Odds are that your favorite title or one you think should get made. Isn't likely to happen.
    It never hurts to post of pinball forums, or suggest to manufacturers at shows.
    Miracles can happen.
    LTG : )

    True, I mean we're getting a Meatloaf Pin!

    #24 3 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    it will not help to get it made!

    At least I'm making noise! What else is there to do? Please don't spoil my wet dream!

    #25 3 months ago
    Quoted from Djshakes:

    Loved the first. Others okay. Just seems like such a cheesy theme for pin all though. LOTR same. Big trouble in little China is my wish and mad max.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/mad-max-original-1979-retheme-project

    #27 3 months ago

    One year,maybe 6, 7 years ago, definitely saw at MGC a Matrix pin , re-theme of a Johnny Mnemonic. Keepin it Keanu.

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    #28 34 days ago

    I heard it was cuz license was too expensive feom Warner brothers they own it.

    #29 34 days ago

    Wait another 50 years like with the Munsters I guess.

    #30 33 days ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    Wait another 50 years like with the Munsters I guess.

    #31 33 days ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    Wait another 50 years like with the Munsters I guess.

    We will be playing pinball *in* "The Matrix" by then. Ironically, there will still be no "The Matrix" pinball machine.

    #32 33 days ago
    Quoted from megadeth2600:

    We will be playing pinball *in* "The Matrix" by then. Ironically, there will still be no "The Matrix" pinball machine.

    I wish JJP would at least look into it

    #33 33 days ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    I wish JJP would at least look into it

    I hope someone does one for mass production ... the AV and art are perfect on a pinball machine.

    #34 33 days ago
    Quoted from megadeth2600:

    I hope someone does one for mass production ... the AV and art are perfect on a pinball machine.

    Exactly! Imagine sinking a big shot and going from the real world into the Matrix or how about the Matrix rain in the dmd! So many possibilities!

    #35 31 days ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Exactly! Imagine sinking a big shot and going from the real world into the Matrix or how about the Matrix rain in the dmd! So many possibilities!

    gottaaaaaa b jjp... esp to coincide w the new movie coming out

    #36 31 days ago
    Quoted from Tiltboss:

    gottaaaaaa b jjp... esp to coincide w the new movie coming out

    That’s my thinking as well

    3 weeks later
    #37 8 days ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    Because there's no way to do bullet time in pinball.

    could figure it out in video mode...or innovate and do some weird thing where I gotta make a shot but there's magnets in a line and each one grabs the magnet and moves it slow? kind like mist multiball in Dracula...I could easily see a bullet time in video mode tho where ur doin the limbo w bullets flayin at u?? it's doable for sure..soooo much content on that collab

    #38 8 days ago
    Quoted from Tiltboss:

    could figure it out in video mode...or innovate and do some weird thing where I gotta make a shot but there's magnets in a line and each one grabs the magnet and moves it slow? kind like mist multiball in Dracula...I could easily see a bullet time in video mode tho where ur doin the limbo w bullets flayin at u?? it's doable for sure..soooo much content on that collab

    where there's a will there's a way...

    #39 8 days ago

    I was thinking a ‘train station wizard mode’ would be so cool! In the movie, Neo tries to escape by running through the tunnel only to come right back into the train station.

    I would be so cool to make this a wizard mode where you have to hit several roving shots or left and right ramp shots to simulate Neo going nowhere (just like in the movie) until you qualify for a really hard shot to exit the train station

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