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KISS(2015) Army...No Regrets! Owners, fans and groupies club


By TimeBandit

4 years ago



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“KISS ...”

  • Rocks! 63 votes
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  • Rolls! 4 votes
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  • Me Quick! 7 votes
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#1051 49 days ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Anyone tried to put a clear/white rubber on the spinning disc on LE/Premium?
Reason - more spin and no black dirt everywhere!

Woot is there a spinning disc on Prem/LE? :O

#1052 49 days ago
Quoted from Edenecho:

Woot is there a spinning disc on Prem/LE? :O

They all have a spinning disk under gene's head

#1053 49 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

They all have a spinning disk under gene's head

:O wow didnt know.serves no real purpose at all but always nice to know.

#1054 47 days ago

Put up a little short story on the homepage about how I came to own an LE that faithful might get a kick out of...

#1055 47 days ago

Awesome story!! This is what this hobby is all about. Thank you for sharing!

#1056 47 days ago

Long shot but I have four tickets to the kiss concert in Oakland on March 6th and I am not going to be able to attend. I am selling the tickets. Bummer I am going to miss it but if anyone is interested please let me know. Thanks

1 month later
#1057 7 days ago

Picking up an LE Saturday, never played one ! Color DMD coming ?

#1058 6 days ago
Quoted from whitey:

Picking up an LE Saturday, never played one ! Color DMD coming ?

No official word but it has to be. It's the top ranked request. Welcome to the club!

#1059 6 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

No official word but it has to be. It's the top ranked request. Welcome to the club!

I just sold the Bally version that I was going to restore now I’m bummed but I can find another. Ron Kruzman just finished the playfield and they pair should look nice together

#1060 6 days ago
Quoted from whitey:

Picking up an LE Saturday, never played one ! Color DMD coming ?

Make sure you get a protector for the Star child plastic or that sucker is going to crack.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-child-flame-protector-mod-for-kiss-lepremium#post-3720683

#1061 6 days ago
Quoted from capguntrooper:

Make sure you get a protector for the Star child plastic or that sucker is going to crack.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-child-flame-protector-mod-for-kiss-lepremium#post-3720683

Definitely! Hope it isnt cracked already.

#1062 2 days ago

Gents,
Not an owner but still toying with buying an LE.
Never played it, but noticed on loads of vid footage the right ramp seems to be real tough.
It’s like the ball goes halfway up then comes back down?
Is this a regular occurrence or just an inaccurate shot by the player.
Thanks in advance.

#1063 2 days ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Gents,
Not an owner but still toying with buying an LE.
Never played it, but noticed on loads of vid footage the right ramp seems to be real tough.
It’s like the ball goes halfway up then comes back down?
Is this a regular occurrence or just an inaccurate shot by the player.
Thanks in advance.

Right ramp is a tight/steep shot...just takes some practice.

With the finished code, KISS is one of my favorite games of all-time. My advice is go for a Premium and install a "PinWoofer" audio system with some of the money you save. The game sounds stunning with this audio upgrade.

Here is a video of my game in action...

#1064 2 days ago

@snaroff looks and sounds simply awesome, many thanks for sharing!
You had no issues hitting that right ramp.
Also good to see the latest code in action. Kinda strange, I was contemplating perhaps an Aerosmith or Kiss but I have to be realistic, I much prefer Kiss music and I think the integration in this pin is way better. It just seems much more iconic also The Pinwoofer is a fantastic upgrade, I’ve only heard good things from his systems.

#1065 2 days ago

Nice video Snaroff. Thanks for the YouTube link. Your KISS sounds great in that video, I can only imagine how good it sounds in person. I also dig hearing the custom call outs Paul and Gene provided. I don't own a KISS yet, but it's on my want list. I love playing the KISS LE at Pinball Pete's in Ann Arbor. This video makes me want to go drop some quarters in soon.

I regret not buying a KISS Premium NIB when it was in production, but I try to never buy a pin until I'm happy with the code, and unfortunately the code on KISS didn't get to where I was really digging it until the huge code update after production ended. Usually being cautious on code pays off, but not this time, LOL.

#1066 2 days ago

Just to throw something else out there.

KISS LE has a mirrored backglass - nice but not essential.

It also has foil decals on the LE - very nice.

Decals on pro/premium need to be inspected as many have bubbling in them.

Massive points in KA - in the billions Not for me mind you.... but one day, one day.

#1067 2 days ago

^^^^Agreed the Paul and Gene Call outs are sweet ^^^^

#1068 2 days ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Just to throw something else out there.
KISS LE has a mirrored backglass - nice but not essential.
It also has foil decals on the LE - very nice.
Decals on pro/premium need to be inspected as many have bubbling in them.
Massive points in KA - in the billions Not for me mind you.... but one day, one day.

Did the LE have any decal issues do you know of? I can get hold of a German only version with the funny SSs. I’m playing a waiting game. If JJP GnR is a dog I’m buying a NIB German Kiss LE

#1069 2 days ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Gents,
Not an owner but still toying with buying an LE.
Never played it, but noticed on loads of vid footage the right ramp seems to be real tough.
It’s like the ball goes halfway up then comes back down?
Is this a regular occurrence or just an inaccurate shot by the player.
Thanks in advance.

I have what I consider and pretty decent collection and KissLE is my favorite game. I am sure there are others that the pinball elite would call better but for me I just love the feel of Kiss.

#1070 2 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Right ramp is a tight/steep shot...just takes some practice.
With the finished code, KISS is one of my favorite games of all-time. My advice is go for a Premium and install a "PinWoofer" audio system with some of the money you save. The game sounds stunning with this audio upgrade.
Here is a video of my game in action...

Better get a protector before that Star Child Plastic breaks!

#1071 2 days ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Did the LE have any decal issues do you know of? I can get hold of a German only version with the funny SSs. I’m playing a waiting game. If JJP GnR is a dog I’m buying a NIB German Kiss LE

Not sure.

Decals on KISS pro I had were bad.

#1072 2 days ago
Quoted from jorge5240:

I have what I consider and pretty decent collection and KissLE is my favorite game. I am sure there are others that the pinball elite would call better but for me I just love the feel of Kiss.

Played mine last night...after last code drop, the game is truly a keeper... really, really enjoy it!!

#1073 2 days ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

@snaroff looks and sounds simply awesome, many thanks for sharing!
You had no issues hitting that right ramp.
Also good to see the latest code in action. Kinda strange, I was contemplating perhaps an Aerosmith or Kiss but I have to be realistic, I much prefer Kiss music and I think the integration in this pin is way better. It just seems much more iconic also The Pinwoofer is a fantastic upgrade, I’ve only heard good things from his systems.

Glad you like it!

I owned Aerosmith for a little over one year and decided to let it go. The Aerosmith cartoon images on the color LCD are nicer than the lame "dots" on KISS. Otherwise, KISS is a much more interesting/exciting game to play...the layout geometry and rules rock on KISS. The multi-balls are also really interesting.

#1074 2 days ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Gents,
Not an owner but still toying with buying an LE.
Never played it, but noticed on loads of vid footage the right ramp seems to be real tough.
It’s like the ball goes halfway up then comes back down?
Is this a regular occurrence or just an inaccurate shot by the player.
Thanks in advance.

I love my KISS LE. With the new code it has everything I look for. The light show was improved and definitely enhances each mode and multi-ball. The Gene and Paul callouts are great. In an era where there can be a lack of assets available to themes, to have them do so many custom callouts - it is great. And a huge add IMO, being an ardent KISS fan was when they added "You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best..." at the beginning of a game. That is signature KISS and sets the concert mood. I love that the topper is interactive with the game. And I also really appreciate the homage paid to the original Bally KISS. I am one of those people that likes the mirrored backglass and the foil decals. To me, it was worth the extra money. I am not very good player at all and the right ramp can be a stickler. But with practice, it is doable. Take a little time and double check your setup and it will work fine. The biggest issue I have is that the scoop shot is important throughout the game and if you have any sort of protector on it, that shot can be a bear! Welcome to the club and enjoy!!

#1075 1 day ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Glad you like it!
and rules rock on KISS

as i'm still interested in 1 of these 2 pins to get home, could you explain more please, as AS & KISS have a quite similar code (tanx to Lonnie)
and also you dont have the play/risk rule MB on KISS, which is finally one of the main feature in the AS code

tanx

#1076 1 day ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

as i'm still interested in 1 of these 2 pins to get home, could you explain more please, as AS & KISS have a quite similar code (tanx to Lonnie)
and also you dont have the play/risk rule MB on KISS, which is finally one of the main feature in the AS code
tanx

ipdb lists a team of 5 programmers on KISS (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=6265)...not just Lonnie. The geometry is also much different...KISS has several challenging/rewarding shots (Starchild, GENE ramp, drum pops). I haven't played Aerosmith in a long time, so I can't really do a detailed analysis for you. I just don't remember playing it much (which is why I sold it). I like both bands, so music wasn't effecting my decision not to play it.

For me, KISS is a keeper. The video I posted above hopefully shows the overall vibe of playing the game. Ultimately, try and play both before making your own decision.

#1077 1 day ago
Quoted from Azgym:

The biggest issue I have is that the scoop shot is important throughout the game and if you have any sort of protector on it, that shot can be a bear! Welcome to the club and enjoy!!

I removed my scoop protector. I only believe in protectors when they don't ruin the game In a home environment, the scoop wear is minimal...

#1078 1 day ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Ultimately, try and play both before making your own decision.

as always but none of these are here in the neighbours... i've only seen them in meeting/tournaments, that means cant really push/try the game to the limit

tanx

#1079 1 day ago

Owned both. Sold AS.

Apart from just being pure fun, KISS uses the song multipliers so well.

Get 2x, 3x or 5x, then hit center ramp to double again and there are other multipliers to be earned.

It means no 2 games are the same and you can blow the game up anywhere, but especially Kiss Army.

Getting to Rock City on factory settings is very hard.

Combos are great - never gets old.

Still never had the 10 combo shot.

Still haven't heard of a single person on planet earth who has got all 15 combos in a single game.

Come on all you streamers who like a challenge, show us what you are made of

#1080 4 hours ago

Anyone put light mod on ball/magnet ?
I was told it’s a great mod . Need to update code it has the original from
Day one . Just set up today , love the artwork. Need to find Bally version to restore. I have a Kruzman KISS playfield that’s Stunning to install. Any must have mods please advise I’m new to this game

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#1081 4 hours ago
Quoted from whitey:

Anyone put light mod on ball/magnet ?
I was told it’s a great mod . Need to update code it has the original from
Day one . Just set up today , love the artwork. Need to find Bally version to restore. I have a Kruzman KISS playfield that’s Stunning to install. Any must have mods please advise I’m new to this game[quoted image]

Yes get the mod.It makes a big difference. I am not a crazy mod guy but this one definitely adds to the experience.

#1082 2 hours ago
Quoted from jorge5240:

Yes get the mod.It makes a big difference. I am not a crazy mod guy but this one definitely adds to the experience.

Who sells this ? I’m searching

#1083 21 minutes ago
Quoted from whitey:

Who sells this ? I’m searching

Bookmark this thread. Take the time to read through it now as a new owner, search it later when you have questions, lots of good info here. The mod is here... I have it on my machine, it’s really good.

http://www.kimballspinballs.com/kiss/

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