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


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#3551 69 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Would anyone like the birdie song to be somewhere in this game?

That or this :

LTG : )

#3552 69 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

That or this :

Ok, it mentions a duck... but it's not very Oktoberfestish...

The birdie song is a typical excursion from the oompah music that is commonly played at Oktoberfests to get people dancing on the tables... I can sense I'm going nowhere with this...

#3553 69 days ago
Quoted from rosh:

definitely has a spring, possible target is rubbing on something that is creating too much resistance?

Thx all for the answers. In hindsight, and a full desktop monitor.. I can find the spring in the assembly manual It wasn't obvious from the images when viewing on my phone (bring back real manuals!!) and couldn't find the parts table easily on the small screen.

#3554 67 days ago

Just got the call from the shipper. ETA tomorrow!!

#3555 67 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Just got the call from the shipper. ETA tomorrow!!

Shaker IMO is not needed but get the knocker for sure!

#3556 67 days ago

After maybe 80 plays I had a 900k score, finally, briefly hit the barrel, and all is good. Finally had a corkscrew multiball. 641k was from juggling, I was on my game then, and had 3 balls last a long time.

The T in TAP is not working at all, and for that I am not even opening up the game. I was looking for something different, something outside the normal, and this is it, this game is AWESOME!

#3557 67 days ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

After maybe 80 plays I had a 900k score, finally, briefly hit the barrel, and all is good. Finally had a corkscrew multiball. 641k was from juggling, I was on my game then, and had 3 balls last a long time.
The T in TAP is not working at all, and for that I am not even opening up the game. I was looking for something different, something outside the normal, and this is it, this game is AWESOME!

Haha! Congrats, have me beat. Just in time too. Happy Oktoberfest!

#3558 66 days ago

I knew there was a reason that buying an Oktoberfest felt right!

http://komonews.com/news/local/prost-seattle-named-among-top-10-cities-to-celebrate-oktoberfest

#3559 66 days ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

I knew there was a reason that buying an Oktoberfest felt right!

Seriously, that's what gets me when some people say they're unhappy with this theme. Literally every night that I've watched TV over the past couple weeks -- and I suspect this will continue for the next month -- I see ads for Oktoberfest beer, or some restaurant's special Oktoberfest menu, or the Oktoberfest festival coming up next week at some fairgrounds. Oktoberfest is a big cultural event for a couple months EVERY year... and the rest of the time, it's great to just celebrate music and food and beer and fun. What's not to love about this theme?

#3560 66 days ago

Cincinnati is huge for Oktoberfest. Just ask my pal viggin900 I’ll be serving beer at a booth next weekend, and he’s going to be dancing his face off all throughout the festivities! German people are everywhere around here and NKY and Cincy come out on droves for this every year. AP needs to come setup here one year!

#3561 66 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Cincinnati is huge for Oktoberfest. Just ask my pal viggin900 I’ll be serving beer at a booth next weekend, and he’s going to be dancing his face off all throughout the festivities! German people are everywhere around here and NKY and Cincy come out on droves for this every year. AP needs to come setup here one year!

That would be awesome to have a an AP or FlipNOut tent with some Oktoberfest games setup at the festival, would almost certainly sell some games to first time buyers and people who never considered buying a pinball machine before. Of course they may not remember that purchase the next day but that's okay too.

#3562 66 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Of course they may not remember that purchase the next day but that's okay too.

Could be a novel way to get people into the hobby... I bought a WHAT!!?? A pinball machine!!?? C'mon, you're joking, right!!

#3563 66 days ago

I have never bought that complaint about the theme Oktoberfest.
Ok, elvira,haunted house, dracula etc aren't halloween?
As for original themes versus license. Most of the classics are like whitewater and whirlwind to name a few.

#3564 66 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

That would be awesome to have a an AP or FlipNOut tent with some Oktoberfest games setup at the festival, would almost certainly sell some games to first time buyers and people who never considered buying a pinball machine before.

We're going to have some games set up in a tent at https://www.facebook.com/events/2190267544607364/
We weren't able to get in the larger ones maybe next year!

#3565 66 days ago
Quoted from DanDanDAN:

We're going to have some games set up in a tent at https://www.facebook.com/events/2190267544607364/
We we're able to get in the larger ones maybe next year!

Hell yeah!

#3566 66 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Most of the classics are like whitewater and whirlwind to name a few.

My prediction is the Okt will be the new CC!

#3567 66 days ago

Just gotta step over the homeless and needles to get there! #9, Afghanistan lol. I kid, i kid..

#3568 65 days ago

Doh!

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#3569 65 days ago

Is that damage to the game, or some paper 'wrapper' with the Oktoberfet flags? Doesn't look good... mine also came with a couple of dings going through the cardboard, but nothing that deep... not actually taken it out of the box yet, so I don't know what the internal packaging is like.

#3570 65 days ago

Uggggh, norcalrealtor ... did you wind up rejecting delivery, or were you able to take it out while the carrier was still there to see if there was damage to the game?

#3571 65 days ago

Really enjoying this game. Just got into the steins and how they boost the modes last night. I was getting some really good mode scores doing this.

The modes I played were very well varied and I don’t feel like any of them were the same at all.

I was HORRIBLE at ducky derby though. I didn’t even hit the first ducks shot haha. Is that mode supposed to end your ball when it’s over? When I lost the flippers died, ball drained and bonus counted up.

#3572 65 days ago

It seems though with Houdini and now Oktoberfest, there isn’t much in the way of super exciting moments. I’m doing a lot of “wow that’s cool” or “love the rules of that mode”, but I’m not getting the adrenaline pumping moments that some other games have.

The first hour I spent on Black Knight SOR or GOT I was blown away by the excitement and fast brutal gameplay and exciting moments.

But that’s not a bad thing. Just another option in the market and games like this do a really good job of mixing up the gameplay in a lineup.

I find myself just trying to see as much as possible in this game as opposed to going for score as I typically do. So much to do in this game. That’s going to keep me coming back.

Well done.

#3573 65 days ago
Quoted from Ferret:

Uggggh, norcalrealtor ... did you wind up rejecting delivery, or were you able to take it out while the carrier was still there to see if there was damage to the game?

I asked the guy to wait while I investigated further and notified my distributor. Opted to accept it and file a claim.

#3574 65 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

It seems though with Houdini and now Oktoberfest, there isn’t much in the way of super exciting moments. I’m doing a lot of “wow that’s cool” or “love the rules of that mode”, but I’m not getting the adrenaline pumping moments that some other games have.
The first hour I spent on Black Knight SOR or GOT I was blown away by the excitement and fast brutal gameplay and exciting moments.
But that’s not a bad thing. Just another option in the market and games like this do a really good job of mixing up the gameplay in a lineup.
I find myself just trying to see as much as possible in this game as opposed to going for score as I typically do. So much to do in this game. That’s going to keep me coming back.
Well done.

You missed it last night, Brady got to closing time where the flippers are really show reacting and you have to spell Sober to gradually improve them, it was hilarious to watch! He also put up a pretty nice score of 4.8M.

I got to Duck Race and had a ton of blue shots to choose from and easily won it so I think it may depend on how many ducks you've collected or something before you start it. I did drill the very first shot too so maybe that played into it.

As for exciting moments in Houdini I think there are plenty especially Man From Beyond stacked with any MB, those shots are tough and very rewarding. Not the same kind of frenetic style you mentioned but then I think the theme doesn't really suit that anyway. Of course I am biased as I own the game.

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#3575 65 days ago

Yeah man from beyond is amazing. But the stuff like the super jackpots in GOT or GB or destroying the Death Star in Star Wars is just a whole different animal.

I like how AP games have their own feel and experience. Options are great. Still on the fence about Oktoberfest, but I’m very impressed with it.

#3576 65 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I was HORRIBLE at ducky derby though. I didn’t even hit the first ducks shot haha. Is that mode supposed to end your ball when it’s over? When I lost the flippers died, ball drained and bonus counted up.

Hmmm... two thirds of that, anyway. If you lose Duck Derby, flippers die, ball(s) drain, and then you should be able to continue play. It should actually give you flipper control back once one ball drains, but give you a fairly long ball saver for the remaining ball.

Very glad to hear that you are enjoying the game! I like to think we’ve created some great moments in the game: Corkscrew MB start is fun... and there can be some crazy light shows if you’re in multiball with a tent stacked. Beer Barrel Super Jackpots are pretty fun. I like even just tent wins, with the whistling confetti and associated fanfare and callouts. But we’ll keep trying to make it better.

Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I asked the guy to wait while I investigated further and notified my distributor. Opted to accept it and file a claim.

Good luck, hope it turns out OK.

#3577 65 days ago
Quoted from Ferret:

and there can be some crazy light shows if you’re in multiball with a tent stacked

Great call here. This light is great as I stacked cork screw with the mode that goes back and forth between the oktober and fest targets. Cool light show that want seizure inducing.

Kinda hard to put my finger on what I’m trying to point out, I just haven’t left a game of OF with my heart pounding like other games I’ve played. Again, not a bad thing, just different. Which I’m sure that’s the point.

#3578 65 days ago

IMO, it would take away from the “fun festival” of Oktoberfest if there were constant adrenaline rushes left and right. The big one I could see would be the start of Corkscrew.

#3579 65 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

...Still on the fence about Oktoberfest, but I’m very impressed with it.

Stream coming by chance?

#3580 65 days ago
Quoted from GrandFireball1:

The big one I could see would be the start of Corkscrew.

I have no idea how this starts or progresses, but I think a lot of loud screaming would be good... on the MB start as all three balls are released, but also on every shot that puts a ball back on the wireform... imitating a carriage full of riders of course... is there screaming already? Sorry if I'm suggesting something thats already there...

#3581 65 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Kinda hard to put my finger on what I’m trying to point out, I just haven’t left a game of OF with my heart pounding like other games I’ve played. Again, not a bad thing, just different. Which I’m sure that’s the point.

The game has a slower pace... there is no “unleash the hounds!” Moment when balls and everything are just flowing faster than you can take it in that is common in many modern games. There is payoff in Octo... but there isn’t much in terms of “stomping on the gas” and everything goes into overdrive

#3582 65 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I asked the guy to wait while I investigated further and notified my distributor. Opted to accept it and file a claim.

What happens when you file a claim? If the cab or art is damaged, are you looking for the shipper to pay for a new cab or art?

#3583 65 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I asked the guy to wait while I investigated further and notified my distributor. Opted to accept it and file a claim.

What did you find out NorCal?

#3584 65 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

is there screaming already? Sorry if I'm suggesting something thats already there...

Yeah I’m pretty sure there already is.

#3585 65 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Yeah I’m pretty sure there already is.

Cool!! I need to get my game set up so I can actually play it... then I can make meaningful suggestions... I bet the birdie song's not in there though

#3586 65 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Cool!! I need to get my game set up so I can actually play it... then I can make meaningful suggestions... I bet the birdie song's not in there though

Don’t hold me to that. Whenever I start that multiball, me and the group I’m with always holds our hands up and screams. I think the game is doing it too though. Hahaha

#3587 64 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Great call here. This light is great as I stacked cork screw with the mode that goes back and forth between the oktober and fest targets. Cool light show that want seizure inducing.
Kinda hard to put my finger on what I’m trying to point out, I just haven’t left a game of OF with my heart pounding like other games I’ve played. Again, not a bad thing, just different. Which I’m sure that’s the point.

I get you 100%. It's not an intense game like most recent Sterns. It's a nice break from that. I had TWD, GOT and ACDC in a row and this just replaced one of those. There is nothing relaxing or light hearted about any of those.

#3588 64 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

What happens when you file a claim? If the cab or art is damaged, are you looking for the shipper to pay for a new cab or art?

Distributor is handling it. Have to wait and see. They are aiming to get me a satisfactory dollar amount from the insurer. I got the impression the payouts vary based on the level of damage.

#3589 64 days ago

Who sells the knocker kit for this pin?

#3590 64 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Who sells the knocker kit for this pin?

American Pinball.

LTG : )

#3591 64 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I get you 100%. It's not an intense game like most recent Sterns. It's a nice break from that. I had TWD, GOT and ACDC in a row and this just replaced one of those. There is nothing relaxing or light hearted about any of those.

Sounds like we have very similar tastes. Those are my top three sterns ever. They’ve all also caused me to invent some very interesting cuss words.

#3592 64 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Who sells the knocker kit for this pin?

Not on their store right now. Contact them about availability.

american-pinball.com

LTG : )

#3595 63 days ago

Finally managed to get to Calorie Coma (Hilarious btw). Couple notes:
- the 4th food mode gives A LOT of calories (had around 1200 during single ball play) compared to the other modes
- How does the Coma scoring work? I saw the counter in the upper right (assuming that’s calories remaining) and the spinner decreased that value.
-Is the bonus for winning based on the calories you came into it with?
-Each spin gave me -20 calories- is that number based on total calories as well?
- All the lights go dark, which is an awesome effect, but after the time ended the backboard light strip remained off for the rest of the ball.

Next is Stein Slinging!

#3596 63 days ago

Just had my first respectable game. Got roller coaster and beer barrell multiballs.

I agree with the other guy who said the roller coaster start sequence could be a bit more exciting with the right audio. Some clickity-clanks and the way up, or some screams on the way down, or something. Maybe some additional lighting effects/fanfare as well.

So many fun modes! Duck frenzy, tapper video mode, etc.

Which mode(s) require or engage the one-handed play? I changed the setting in the menu from Off to Player Selectable, or something like that. Not sure how it comes into play.

#3597 63 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Which mode(s) require or engage the one-handed play? I changed the setting in the menu from Off to Player Selectable, or something like that. Not sure how it comes into play.

The only feature that requires one-handed play is the Stein Race tent.

If you set One-Handed Play to "Player Selectable" via the adjustments, then players have the option to hold both right-side buttons before starting a game... the machine will display a notice that starting a game at this time will enable One-Handed Play. If you go ahead and start a game while holding the right-side buttons, the entire game will be in one-handed mode. You can also set the One-Handed Play adjustment to "On", which will have the game always in one-handed mode... fun gimmick. (Our league just had a party over the weekend, and one-handed Oktoberfest was one of the for-fun contests.)

#3598 63 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Whenever I start that multiball, me and the group I’m with always holds our hands up and screams.

reading this gave me a big smile

Quoted from GrandFireball1:

Finally managed to get to Calorie Coma (Hilarious btw). Couple notes:
- the 4th food mode gives A LOT of calories (had around 1200 during single ball play) compared to the other modes
- How does the Coma scoring work? I saw the counter in the upper right (assuming that’s calories remaining) and the spinner decreased that value.
-Is the bonus for winning based on the calories you came into it with?
-Each spin gave me -20 calories- is that number based on total calories as well?
- All the lights go dark, which is an awesome effect, but after the time ended the backboard light strip remained off for the rest of the ball.
Next is Stein Slinging!

The fourth food stand is pretty much an 'everything scores', so in some ways that is almost a mini-mini-wizard mode, and obviously lucrative to get to. There are a quite a few point in the food stand, especially if you are able to match them up with modes that have a similar focus (oh, and then you actually make those shots . Food stands, especially the fourth visit, are great stacks with Juggling, as it is the only thing you can really stack juggling with. Look for new voice calls for foods stand in the next release. Yes, it is calories that you need to burn that are counting down, scoring is based on the calories consumed before the mode, and each 'spin' will work off 20 calories, the flippers get there first power boost after just a couple of spins. We just put in new music and voice calls that will be in the next release.

Quoted from bobukcat:

You missed it last night, Brady got to closing time where the flippers are really show reacting and you have to spell Sober to gradually improve them, it was hilarious to watch! He also put up a pretty nice score of 4.8M.
I got to Duck Race and had a ton of blue shots to choose from and easily won it so I think it may depend on how many ducks you've collected or something before you start it. I did drill the very first shot too so maybe that played into it.

Last Call is one of my favorite modes. With the outlane modes I feel you lost your ball and we are giving you a chance to win it back, so we can mess with the player a bit. There are a couple of very funny voice calls in that mode, but not sure when we added them, so not sure if those are in the current release or not. If you like the outlane modes than I suggest changing the setting for earning the outlane modes from '3' down to '2'. When we made getting outlane saves a little tougher, also makes it that much harder to get to last call and re-entry. We will likely change the default.

At the start of the derby you are given one of the lower two ducks as your duck. If the shots go red, it means you hit one of the other three ducks, and now you need to hit your green duck to turn them blue again. If you hit red shots, you advance other ducks and will eventually lose. So, see red, shoot the green duck.

#3599 63 days ago

5 days till the Party in Munich!! Oktoberfest official starts on Sat Morning in Germany!

#3600 63 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Thx ltg... it seemed obvious there should be a spring... but I could not see one in the diagram in the assembly manual... and nothing was found in the game. Now to look and see if the tab on the drop actually broke

There should be a spring on the drop target. also check to see if there is some binding, ie. something is bent or not aligned.

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