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It was posted in another thread that this is a foam core mockup meant to entice KISS into giving JPop the license to produce them. I'm not really sure why he would be doing that...
*pure speculation on me
I'm guessing he made this game to show off publicly as RAZA and MG are secret builds.
From the pictures it has his LCD, lighting trellis and art while it seems lacking new toys.
I'm not a kiss fan but the game does look visually pleasing.
I wonder how far out MG and RAZA are?
He said its a project he was going to do later with a friend who won't be with us for long. They did it at Christmas time so the friend was able to participate in it. He has it here to show his cabinet, LCD screen and some lighting features. Very impressive looking.
Not a Kiss fan at all, but this does look impressive. Playfield layout and the placing of the monitor makes me wonder wether there is room for any ramps at all. I also don't see any song or mode reeferences, which gives me the impression that this is sort of an early 80s styled layout. Since it's just a mockup (an impressive looking mockup) I guess a lot may change. If John gets a green light on the license he may sell more than he can manufacture.
That actually looks kind of bad-ass. Although with how the playfield is currently designed, I wonder how much actual "game" will be there. Still, very nice artwork.. I'm liking it.
Yes there are ramps....he is working on them at his booth today. He has a load of RAZA artwork at his booth also......unfreakinbelievable art!
I can't believe JPOP didn't put in a giant Gene Simmons tongue mech that pops up from under the playfield & locks (licks) the ball (ala the Trap Door in TOM).
I'm not a Kiss fan or in on any JPOP pre-orders, but I must admit that the artwork & lighting on the mockup looks pretty damn awesome.
it appears to me that the art reflects the current line up since spaceman does not look like Ace on the Backglass.
It is JPOP so I am sure it will be acceptable as he is one of the best designers of all time in my book.
Sorry no pics . He has stuff there and I believe he will be showing some of it , As far as playfield art he only showed me the lower part . Looks great ! If you look in the last picture that Concretehadt posted of the KISS game you can see some sideboob in black and white in the background , that is Magic girl art.
Wow, what an appealing looking prototype! Even if the game turned out to be simple 80s style pinball, I'd still put my hand up for this machine.
man, if only I could hit the lotto so I could continue to own every JPOP machine
will work for JPOP games
Hard to see in those pics but it looks like that is also the new cab design…….
No mdf panels or cheap wood filler, 100% maple and "patented" no less…...
sweet looking game, not a huge kiss fan but I would own one as it looks great and love the screen placement - screen would work awesome for the concert clips etc.
Is he really going to get me for another deposit when I'm still waiting for RAZA...YES, It looks awesome! Still would like to see some game flow, design and rules for one of his new games.
The cabinet art looks really good!
The backglass doesn't look too bad... though it could be improved IMO.
The colors are good.
Paul Stanley's legs are kind of in a weird position (he's standing funny)... the perspective looks a bit off (we can see the top of his boots even though we're looking up at him)... Ace Frehley's jaw looks disjointed.
Overall the silhouette shapes (positive vs. negative space) could be improved (there are plenty of tangents)
Silhouette shapes in art: http://thevirtualinstructor.com/positive-and-negative-space.html
That said, I like the dynamic angles and the colors.
I did not see it... I spoke with him a bit about Magic Girl, which he said the prototypes are under way. He is on the panel I am moderating tomorrow, and has been very kind in chatting about the business, so I will make a point to ask on RAZA Sunday.
He just posted the play field art on the blog which looks great, can you ask him when he thinks MG and RAZA will be ready for production. Thanks for all the videos btw C2C!
I asked directly about MG and he told me he wanted to finish prototypes, bring to shows and produce.... Sounded like as soon as possible, but he was the first to admit these games are a huge undertaking as far as building/production. I want to be a little more clear as to what was on and what was off the record before I say anymore.
I really like the art and layout of JPOP B/W games but every one of them falls extremely short on rules and longevity. to those in on his pins, I REALLY hope he has someone doing the rules correctly. because of that he is my LEAST favorite designer.
Kiss LOOKS amazing, but for all we know rules won't be any deeper than the 1979 Kiss.
Thinking Jpop should focus on Magic Girl and RAZA right now; considering AMH was started before both of them and is already done
these pictures do not do this machine justice. Visually this clearly stood out and just popped.
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