edit:poll added for general themes > can vote for multiple
With Stern revamping Seawitch into Beatles, the current demand for classic Bally and Stern titles, and the fact that they are just in general my favorite era of game to play...
I was curious what people really would want to see in a new 'classic'?
Lets start with the most obvious thing > Theme
To be a god theme it needs to be recognizable to the majority, desirable/ not off putting, and capable of bringing in some great art.
Looking at the recognized classics they tend to all fit this bill.
The Bally Classics of 80-81 that fit this:
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/centaur mythical beast dude with hot chick
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/medusa greek mythical hot chick
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/fathom underwater hot chicks with mermaids
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/embryon weird alien stuff/ futuristic
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/eight-ball-deluxe pool theme with of course some chicks
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/frontier rough outdoorsmen theme
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/skateball whom does not like skating (and of course a few hot chicks)
The Stern Electronics classics from similar era:
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/nine-ball pool theme but with wizards
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/star-gazer hot chick star/space/cosmos stuff
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/quicksilver alien hot chick thing
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/seawitch underwater sea chicks
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/meteor space meteor stuff
Pool, manly outdoors stuff, wizards, space, underwater, alien, boardsports
What are we missing here?
What theme works best for a 2018 design on a classic theme with great art?
(we will get into game play and features later)