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Kaneda says JAWS!!!

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    #201 3 months ago
    Quoted from zaki:

    i would hope not. it's a very old movie and outdated. they need to drop all these old man themes. we've seen enough of them.

    Old men are the largest demographic that can actually afford pinball machines so makes sense from a business standpoint at this time.

    #202 3 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    He didn’t not intend to say that they aren’t not a horrible company.

    LOL

    #203 3 months ago
    Quoted from theadicts77:

    They in no way are not 'a horrible company', but you do you I guess, pal.

    They lied to customers & then sold paid-for games to other people. They won’t give a refund to my friend who paid for a game in 2015.
    They’re trash.

    #204 3 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    He didn’t not intend to say that they aren’t not a horrible company.

    So funny! Mission accomplished. Great laugh on pinside after a hard day at work.. Thanks CrazyLevi

    #205 3 months ago

    Could Stern release a Jaws pin without a ball eating shark? It is probably a safe bet to presume that makes the cut. On second thought, if Elwin designs Jaws without a ball eating shark and no movie assets, it would still sell out. I don’t think Stern can mess this one up, even if dialog is replaced by their hillbilly actor, Elwin sells out Jaws. Fortunately Elwin is attuned to giving us everything we’ve asked for and Pinbrowser can resolve the rest.

    edit - I too purposefully passed on buying TBL, my dream theme and favorite movie of all time. Won’t be supporting their failed/fraudulent business model.

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    #206 78 days ago

    I think it’s a sure bet that a Stern Jaws pin will be generic like Jurassic Park. With that being said, Elwin has done well with mechs in the past so I’d have to think there will be a really solid shark mech in the pin.

    #207 78 days ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:

    I think it’s a sure bet that a Stern Jaws pin will be generic like Jurassic Park.

    Well they brought Nedry back in the new JP, so there's still hope for Captain Quint. If they're going off-script, the game could track Quint's encounters with sharks over the years. In "USS Indianapolis" mode pop bumper hits would pull men from the water (or chomp sailors if you're playing as the sharks). "Bow-legged Women" mode also has some promise.

    #208 78 days ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    "Bow-legged Women" mode also has some promise.

    But like, what's the mode? I guess it doesn't matter. Movie quote!

    #209 78 days ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    But like, what's the mode? I guess it doesn't matter. Movie quote!

    This guy gets it.

    While we're talking Quint, they could go meta with it and have a "Drunken Monologue" mode where you reverse the flippers or maybe add some flipper delay to simulate Robert Shaw soldiering his way through scenes while half in the bag.

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    #210 78 days ago

    Flame suit on, but I think I may prefer a JP-style game where the IP is just a springboard rather than a game based solely on the movie.

    Jaws, as a film, worked because of the incredible acting, pace and suspense. Jeannot Szwarc directed Jaws 2 and had to face the same questions we’re asking: How do you match or top the original? The answer is: You don’t.

    He showed the shark constantly. He knew the audience had already seen it. There was no need to tease it. Instead, the sequel focused on the action and the horror element. It’s not a classic movie, but it knew what it was. I think the creative team (hopefully) behind Jaws knows and understands this.

    Anyway, if you’re a buyer of a Jaws pinball machine, you’ve seen the movie. It’s not going anywhere. The game should focus on the shark, shark attacks and Amity Island. Show us something new with a 50 year old movie.

    #211 78 days ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Flame suit on, but I think I may prefer a JP-style game where the IP is just a springboard rather than a game based solely on the movie.

    Expecially since we already had one and you're just going to be repeating shit.

    #212 78 days ago

    Actually I think there will be a decent amount of assets. The franchise is a bit old so I don’t think the cost will be as brutal. We will see !

    #213 78 days ago

    I just hope it’s based off the classic Jaws 4

    #214 78 days ago
    Quoted from Bartzenegger:

    Actually I think there will be a decent amount of assets. The franchise is a bit old so I don’t think the cost will be as brutal. We will see !

    Stern may have to implement some changes to protect the IP.

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    #215 78 days ago

    Trex mech used again, now with a shark head. Seems obviously easy to do there.

    Elwin layout slam dunkeroony per the usual?

    #216 78 days ago

    Anyone else heard it may not be Elwin on Jaws? I read somewhere it could be Eddy. I also read Stern had a Jaws designed back in 2018.

    #217 78 days ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Elwin layout slam dunkeroony per the usual?

    I'll assume so till he proves us wrong!

    #218 78 days ago
    Quoted from crujones4life:

    I also read Stern had a Jaws designed back in 2018.

    Very seriously doubt it. No chance they codename JP "jaws" if they were also working on actual Jaws. Just too confusing in the workplace.

    Q: Hey, how's that jaws mech coming along?
    A: You mean like, codename jaws or literal Jaws?

    #219 78 days ago
    Quoted from chet218:

    I just hope it’s based off the classic Jaws 4

    please let the shark roar. just swap out the T-rex from JP3 and call it a day.

    #220 78 days ago

    And put a non moving baby replica in the corner.. babyyyy shark do do do do do do

    #221 78 days ago
    Quoted from JToeps:

    please let the shark roar. just swap out the T-rex from JP3 and call it a day.

    I read recently that the TRex didn’t actually roar but honked like a goose.

    #222 78 days ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Flame suit on, but I think I may prefer a JP-style game where the IP is just a springboard rather than a game based solely on the movie.
    Jaws, as a film, worked because of the incredible acting, pace and suspense. Jeannot Szwarc directed Jaws 2 and had to face the same questions we’re asking: How do you match or top the original? The answer is: You don’t.
    He showed the shark constantly. He knew the audience had already seen it. There was no need to tease it. Instead, the sequel focused on the action and the horror element. It’s not a classic movie, but it knew what it was. I think the creative team (hopefully) behind Jaws knows and understands this.

    Jaws 2 is a fine film. No, it isn't as good as the original, but as you said, it knew what it was. I think I've seen 2 more than 1. How it picks off the kids is damn right frightening, especially the girl that saves Brody's son. That scene still gives me shudders.

    #223 78 days ago

    "jaws eats a helicopter" was the rumor around the playground. I didn't believe it. Couldn't believe it.

    #224 77 days ago
    Quoted from JToeps:

    "jaws eats a helicopter" was the rumor around the playground. I didn't believe it. Couldn't believe it.

    To try and tow a boat with a helicopter, especially given the short length of the tow rope pictured would have been extremely dangerous.

    Quoted from Methos:

    especially the girl that saves Brody's son. That scene still gives me shudders.

    That was definitely the one that stayed with me.

    #225 77 days ago

    Wizard mode one- Air tank blow up.
    Wizard mode two- Electrocute via underwater cable.
    Wizard mode three- Pull pin on grenade
    Final wizard mode - Impale shark via Ship Mast.

    #226 77 days ago
    Quoted from JToeps:

    please let the shark roar. just swap out the T-rex from JP3 and call it a day.

    JP could really just be rethemed, and it would sell out...Demand > supply, and materials will have more shortages from overseas for at least 6 months, maybe longer.

    Looking like its time to make in Mexico, and return to $5K pros.

    #227 77 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Looking like its time to make in Mexico, and return to $5K pros.

    I think you meant "time to make in Mexico, retain MSRP, and bump profits $2k per game."

    #228 77 days ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    That was definitely the one that stayed with me.

    Even now all these years later, I think it was the best filmed scene from any of the series. You can see the shark coming up behind her...rising up and then it cuts to the back view as her screaming is cut out at the right time and your mind fills in the rest...and then the kid goes into shock.

    I give the movie all the slack necessary just for that scene alone.

    #229 71 days ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    I think you meant "time to make in Mexico, retain MSRP, and bump profits $2k per game."

    Yep! While everyone is paying stupid money for a pinball machine, why bother discounting.

    #230 71 days ago
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    #231 23 days ago

    Rumors of Venom seemed to have evaporated. What if Venom actually turns out to be a code name for Jaws? That would be epic. Haha

    #232 23 days ago

    I don’t really care as long as it’s made in Mexico.

    #233 23 days ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Rumors of Venom seemed to have evaporated. What if Venom actually turns out to be a code name for Jaws? That would be epic. Haha

    The rumors definitely need to step up and announce themselves more prominently.

    Consider a request for Nacho Libre, Mexican rasslin.

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    #234 22 days ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    What if Venom actually turns out to be a code name for Jaws?

    That actually makes perfect sense.

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