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Joe Balcer confirms Oktoberfest as American Pinball's next pin.


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1 year ago



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#901 12 months ago

Does this game have any orbits?

#902 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

It is going to be real interesting comparing this game in features and price as compared to the so-called next great Stern that is soon to be announced, the Munsters.
It would have been nice if they could have announced the price on Oktoberfest tonight.

Them confirming it's about the same as Houdini (but not locked in yet) means it's extremely unlikely to be LESS than $6,995, and probably something like $7,195 or $7,295. Still a pretty great deal for all the stuff packed in there.

Still hoping they offer an optional LE trim level from the factory that has magic glass, knockers, real cliffies, and art blades all installed at the factory so it comes ready to play.

#903 12 months ago

Left ramp looks to be the longest and coolest ramp in all of pinball.

#904 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Does this game have any orbits?

It calls for you to make orbits, so probably, but I never saw any go all the way around.

#905 12 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

It calls for you to make orbits, so probably, but I never saw any go all the way around.

Sorry, just had a flashback to the old Dialed In there.

#906 12 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I meant the pattern.

It was the Bavarian flag, no?

#907 12 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

It calls for you to make orbits, so probably, but I never saw any go all the way around.

Perhaps the ramp lifts to expose the orbit?

#908 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Perhaps the ramp lifts to expose the orbit?

Maybe. Watched for quite a while and eventually the bad metal on too short a loop made me turn the stream off. I liked just about everything else I saw, but that music has be be changed/fixed for the actual release.

#909 12 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Left ramp looks to be the longest and coolest ramp in all of pinball.

The ramps and wireforms look really cool. Something I did notice while watching- twice when them ball came up from the vuk in the center and went down the left wireform, I'd swear, it hit the playfield glass at one point. Not at the vuk upwards point, but down closer to the left flipper....

Like the clearance between the ball/wireform and glass was a bit to close.

#910 12 months ago

Layout looks great most music was spot on. Theme turns out to be a win in my book. Lighting is much better on this game then Houdini. (Still lacking flashers) Looks fun and yes I will be owning a few for sure. Only problem I see is with some of the animations. Not on par with Stern or JJP. Still seems unrefined and a bit sloppy in areas. I know this is not final code and the company is still new. Needs some works in that department. Other then that much better then Houdini and a breath of fresh air. Great job!!!!

#911 12 months ago
Quoted from ASOA:

Layout looks great most music was spot on. Theme turns out to be a win in my book. Lighting is much better on this game then Houdini. (Still lacking flashers) Looks fun and yes I will be owning a few for sure. Only problem I see is with some of the animations. Not on par with Stern or JJP. Still seems unrefined and a bit sloppy in areas. I know this is not final code and the company is still new. Needs some works in that department. Other then that much better then Houdini and a breath of fresh air. Great job!!!!

For a second offering, they are so much ahead of many of the other 'boutique' pin manufactures out there.

And when does the line cross between boutique and large production? How many?

#912 12 months ago
Quoted from Wmsfan:

The ramps and wireforms look really cool. Something I did notice while watching- twice when them ball came up from the vuk in the center and went down the left wireform, I'd swear, it hit the playfield glass at one point. Not at the vuk upwards point, but down closer to the left flipper....

Could be an intentional harkening back to whitewater.

#913 12 months ago
Quoted from ASOA:

Only problem I see is with some of the animations. Not on par with Stern or JJP. Still seems unrefined and a bit sloppy in areas. I know this is not final code and the company is still new. Needs some works in that department.

Yah the LCD animations need a lot of work.

Looks like a really fun game with tons to do. Wizard modes sound very challenging to achieve.

Looking forward to seeing how the code develops and to opinions of guys at the show who got to play it.

#914 12 months ago
Quoted from jester523:

It was the Bavarian flag, no?

Oh I'm sure it makes "sense" but I'm just not into flipper coverings.

Quoted from ASOA:

Only problem I see is with some of the animations. Not on par with Stern or JJP.

Oh really? Didn;t have an early IMDN huh...Fatass running?!? How soon they forget

#915 12 months ago

Matt and Joe on the backglass?

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#916 12 months ago

I saw orbits in both directions on the DeadFlip Stream

#917 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Perhaps the ramp lifts to expose the orbit?

On a close up picture it shows the left ramp lifted up to expose an orbit.

#918 12 months ago

I'm impressed haven't seen full video but I already looked the theme.... It's beer and pinball what is there not to like and it has a lot of shots including my favorite 180 ramp. Attention gained from me on this one

#919 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Perhaps the ramp lifts to expose the orbit?

That is correct.

#920 12 months ago

Why are all the women facing away from me? Slingshot plastics too! I get the attitude in today's society and I do respect women. I also respect there beauty and like to see them head on, and look at there eyes. A lot of ass in that backglass.

#921 12 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Why are all the women facing away from me? Slingshot plastics too! I get the attitude in today's society and I do respect women. I also respect there beauty and like to see them head on, and look at there eyes. A lot of ass in that backglass.

you're not an ass man?

#922 12 months ago

AP and the team should be proud. Looks like they did a great job and learned a lot from Houdini. Well done with this title so far chaps.

#923 12 months ago

Looks great!
Can't wait to play one. Starting my Oktoberfest fund

#924 12 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Game looks pretty cool and appears to have a lot of features! Seems like a lot of fun at first glance.

Agree seems like new ideas and stuff hope it plays well.

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#926 12 months ago

Game looks super fun. I haven't seen any video yet, just the pics, but I'd shoot that.

I wanted to make a game with a player controlled magnet at the top of the orbit, curious to see how the idea works in practice!

#927 12 months ago

Looks super cool, this is what I wish Maiden had a ton packed in it. And I wanted a Maiden pin for years as my first CD I bought in high school but always have gone to my favorite local Oktoberfest since College days. Just went last week, really hope it plays or flows well as the only thing some other companies can’t get is the flow of Sterns games but they sure pack in more.

#928 12 months ago

Interested ? Contact Joe at Sales@PinballSTAR.com to get info when pricing is determined.

Here’s some pics I took in the meantime...

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#929 12 months ago

They should have an option or switch out for a girl inside game inside in outfit of the guy with beard if you know what I mean.

#930 12 months ago

This pin looks great. Can’t wait to play it!! Nice job American Pinball.

The whole package look great.

#931 12 months ago

Yeah, this one looks way cool.

Finally another new game with a theme I can relate to and wouldn't be embarrassed to have in my house.

#932 12 months ago

The metal music is a real turn off. Watching the game play vid does not remind me of being in Munich for Oktoberfest at all. Sad

#933 12 months ago

They have brought back light hearted fun into pinball for sure.

This is going to do a lot better than predicted.

Please consider black powdercoating and trim?

Brown and blue - really?

#934 12 months ago

Sweet!!!

#935 12 months ago
Quoted from tacshose:

The metal music is a real turn off. Watching the game play vid does not remind me of being in Munich for Oktoberfest at all. Sad

There are 5 main tracks for the game, only 1 in at the moment I think. Happy

#936 12 months ago

Impressive, it’s beautiful, appealing and looks fun to play. Cant wait to put my hands on that one !

#937 12 months ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

There are 5 main tracks for the game, only 1 in at the moment I think. Happy

Hopefully the metal theme is a placeholder. It doesn't fit the tone of the game at ALL and is very repetitive and annoying. Some of the mode themes are quite nice, though.

#938 12 months ago

I think overall this a great package, and few of the theme's biggest detractors are likely to air the same views now.

There are a few misses and things which could be improved before production, however. Will give my thoughts and some criticism later once I've rewatched the Dead Flip video.

Congratulations, to the team at AP, in my view this will be a very strong selling second game for them and a hit with players.

#939 12 months ago

Looks awesome!! Congratulations to American Pinball on another great achievement!

I'm excited for this one especially because we operate games in so many breweries. I think this will be a hit with their customers and will tie in well with the spaces provided in each.

Abel Electronics get my order ready! Cant wait!!

#941 12 months ago

After watching the Danger video, one thing is for sure, American Pinball is now a fully legit Pinball Company in my book. They have created two games that deserve praise, which is not easy. Although I won’t forgive the theme, Joe and team did a great job! The layout of the game is interesting and packed!! Music is fantastic and not what I would expect for the theme, but it definitely works for pinball.

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#942 12 months ago

MOD galore on this pin.

Tim

#943 12 months ago

Well, I must say I’m not disappointed and it is great as my expectations were high.
I love all what I see, the unique layout conception, 3 ramps, tons of mods, art is really great and very colorful.
Now I have some question, sorry if it has been already mentioned.
Is it standard size or wide Body?
What would be the price?
When would it come into production? Right now?
I may have a little complain but not sure as I did not have seen it in play already, the playfield seems to lack of lightning except in the background of the playfield. What do you think?
Is it a lifting ramp?
Thanks

Édit: just saw a little video of the game in play at show, is it rock music I can hear?

#944 12 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Is it standard size or wide Body?

Standard - the rest I have no idea.

#945 12 months ago

I the look of it.

Looks like a narrow body WOZ on acid. Animations look a bit amateur. But overall I'm a bit surprised I like it.

#946 12 months ago

Nice game, cool layout, artwork is good, modes are good, looks to be a lot fun

negative things for me:
- the rollercoaster lock and jackpot animations look bad imho
- the metal music i don't know. It doesn't give you the feeling being in Munchen at the wiesn

Funny how the multiball picture is a picture from the late 80s/early 90s mixed with more modern fair rides.

If you wanna do it good for the coaster make it look exact like the alpina bahn or the olympia looping

#947 12 months ago

Animations looks like an old computergame for Windows 98 and the music doesn't fit at all. Besides that.. wow!

But more oompa oompa-music please

#948 12 months ago

Damn, I was afraid of that - the player-controlled magnets idea is exactly what I wanted to do on Circe's Animal Alehouse first.

Game looks super fun though. Really colourful and inviting.

#949 12 months ago
Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

- the metal music i don't know. It doesn't give you the feeling being in Munchen at the wiesn

That is exactly my point. I don’t know if it is definitive or not, if it is a commercial choice for the US market but as an European costumer, for german fellow in particular, it looks odd.

#950 12 months ago

I was away last night so missed all the excitement but just caught up with the thread and checked out a bit of the deadflip stream.

Congrats to the whole AP team for a successful debut. Catching up on the thread the buzz is definitely well in the positive side. I look forward to trying the game when it makes it to the local Player One show room.

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