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Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)


By MrSanRamon

1 year ago



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“Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)”

  • I'm in on a CE 43 votes
    7%
  • I'm in on a SE 101 votes
    16%
  • I'm in on a LE 311 votes
    50%
  • I'm out for now 161 votes
    26%

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#1901 10 months ago
Quoted from WizWiggy:

I'm assuming 4 keys total, 2 coin door and 2 backbox like a new Stern? Thanks.

No - I got three total. Two coin door and a single backbox hanging on the inside coin door hook.

#1902 10 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

No - I got three total. Two coin door and a single backbox hanging on the inside coin door hook.

Same here

#1903 10 months ago
Quoted from WizWiggy:

I'm assuming 4 keys total, 2 coin door and 2 backbox like a new Stern

3

Robert

#1904 10 months ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Yes. I like my games cranked up. It's probably why I was one of only a couple of guys to complain about the sound.

wow I'm impressed....I have my AFMRLE set at 5 and it seems loud

#1905 10 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

No - I got three total. Two coin door and a single backbox hanging on the inside coin door hook.

I got three as well. 1 coin door key with fob, and 2 on a keyring I assumed both were backbox. I only opened the backbox once, so I'll check both keys on that ring. Thanks again!

#1906 10 months ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Yes. I like my games cranked up. It's probably why I was one of only a couple of guys to complain about the sound.

After the update, I have my MBr set at 1...and I'm mostly deaf.

Robert

#1907 10 months ago

Help me out...I'm on the list for MBRLE but have come across a STLE with a few hundred plays. Which will hold the most interest over time? I know, we are all different, but I'm curious what you guys think if you have a lot of experience on both.

#1908 10 months ago

I thought ST rules felt lame fairly quick.

#1909 10 months ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

After the update, I have my MBr set at 1...and I'm mostly deaf.

I must be the one that's deaf. I doubt I could hear it at 1. I also crank movies up as well. If the house isn't shaking, its not loud enough.

#1910 10 months ago
Quoted from dts:

Help me out...I'm on the list for MBRLE but have come across a STLE with a few hundred plays. Which will hold the most interest over time? I know, we are all different, but I'm curious what you guys think if you have a lot of experience on both.

I own both. Completely different games. ST is a great Steve Ritchie flow game. MB is a pinnacle of pinball title. They compliment each other.

#1911 10 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

I own both. Completely different games. ST is a great Steve Ritchie flow game. MB is a pinnacle of pinball title. They compliment each other.

That's helpful, thanks! Maybe I'll get both.

#1912 10 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

I own both. Completely different games. ST is a great Steve Ritchie flow game. MB is a pinnacle of pinball title. They compliment each other.

I have Star Trek LE, and waiting for my MBr LE. Star Trek gets the most play by far in my small collection. Friends, family, guests initially play all my pins...then gravitate back to Star Trek. That pin is bolted to my floor. Also, aesthetically it's a beautiful game. Chaser lights on the side, illuminated speakers, lights on both sides of back box, laser beam for playfield.
Doubt you will ever see this much attention go into a Stern game going forward.
Plus, it's a Steve Ritchie game with great flow.
Remember, this is just my opinion. I'm still waiting for my MBr LE...so I cannot compare the two pins.

#1913 10 months ago

I don't like the ST pin at all. I loved MB every time I played it. If you'd said STTNG, then...it might have been tough.

#1914 10 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

I own both. Completely different games. ST is a great Steve Ritchie flow game. MB is a pinnacle of pinball title. They compliment each other.

But Kevin O'Connor worked on both. Not that anyone cares. For some reason I have a bunch of game that Kevin O'Connor worked on.

#1915 10 months ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

I just upgraded mine and its night and day louder. Since I had mine turned all the way up before, after the update and I rebooted, the sound was so loud it nearly scared me out of my skin. Which is cool, because it kept my settings. I now have it turned down to 17 and its in line with my AFMR. I can even hear the switch creak when Dr. Frankenstein turns it. Didn't notice that before.

You said it didn't lose your settings but did it lose all your scores?

#1916 10 months ago
Quoted from tomtest:

You said it didn't lose your settings but did it lose all your scores?

I believe that my scores remained.

Robert

#1917 10 months ago
Quoted from tomtest:

You said it didn't lose your settings but did it lose all your scores?

It kept my scores as well.

#1918 10 months ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

After the update, I have my MBr set at 1...and I'm mostly deaf.
Robert

That’s what I have mine set at also after that update.

#1919 10 months ago
Quoted from dts:

Help me out...I'm on the list for MBRLE but have come across a STLE with a few hundred plays. Which will hold the most interest over time? I know, we are all different, but I'm curious what you guys think if you have a lot of experience on both.

Get both. I have had my ST for a while. I may not play it for a week or two but then when I do I remember how good it is. Multiball with the shaker is great. I just got the MBr SE. Always wanted MB but too much money. Glad I got the new pin. Different enough for me than ST. Lots of fun. I put shaker in MBr also. Will keep both.

#1920 10 months ago
Quoted from tomtest:

You said it didn't lose your settings but did it lose all your scores?

Go ahead and get that update installed. My initials are going to be installed no matter what you do to avoid the inevitable.

#1921 10 months ago
Quoted from dts:

That's helpful, thanks! Maybe I'll get both.

EXACTLY!! +1

#1922 10 months ago

Star Trek is an amazing pin, way underrated in my opinion. However, upgrading the sound files to the real movie soundtrack is an absolute most, totally transforms the game. The rule set is relatively straightforward, but extremely rewarding and exciting game play. Although no one in my family calls ST their favorite (LOTR and AFM get the votes), however, ST overwhelmingly gets the most plays.

G

#1923 10 months ago

Could someone post a picture or scan of the stock MBr instruction card...mine came with out one?

Robert

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#1924 10 months ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Could someone post a picture

https://www.chicago-gaming.com/ Please open a ticket under Support on the Help Desk so CGC can send you one.

LTG : )

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#1925 10 months ago

I think it’s pretty cool you can load custom logos on the game. Didn’t realize I could do it to my afm se also.

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#1926 10 months ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

After the update, I have my MBr set at 1...and I'm mostly deaf.
Robert

I set mine at 7, same as my AFMr SE. I like it loud and I have it hooked to an external sub, sounds great. I wish Cgc could remaster the audio for MMr, which always sounded flat and a bit tinny, even with the Pyle upgraded speakers.

#1927 10 months ago

I wish MB had a 2nd skill shot like MM where you could hold the flipper button shoot the ball around and make a shot.

#1928 10 months ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

I wish MB had a 2nd skill shot like MM where you could hold the flipper button shoot the ball around and make a shot.

When I play MB on PA on my iPad, I have a tendancy to hold the left flipper up when I launch the ball. I know it does nothing, but really wished the AFM rule could be in MB as well... I would shoot the f*cking bride shot every time. I know the criss cross bride dance is fun, but jeeesus...12 shots to get the microphone?!? How about just 6? I would MOR about 5 times at least on my first ball...

Ok, so maybe leave that rule out

#1929 10 months ago

With the new version V1.0.2, the sound is more than just amplified, it is definitely equalized/transformed. Audio is much clearer, I can hear the sub now and it has a much better high end!

Great fix!

I had it set to 9.... it is now set to 3, I could probably go as high as 5... anything above that would begin to drown out the mechanical noise of the game (which is fine but probably too high for my environment). The audio is really really strong, If I were in a game room with a bunch of pins, cranking it would make sense. I've got two machines and a pretty low-key environment... 3 is just fine.

#1930 10 months ago

Is there a headphone jack compatible with this game?

#1931 10 months ago

I’m pretty happy with this custom logo...

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#1932 10 months ago

One more thing ... don’t skip or procrastinate the V1.0.2 upgrade for the sound fix!!! The machine really comes alive with the fix... I’m hearing all kinds of stuff that was not audible or clear before. Spend the 15-20 minutes to upgrade your machine!

#1933 10 months ago
Quoted from WizWiggy:

One quick question, I recieved one coin door key with a fob. Did you guys just get one coin door key as well? Thanks.

Interesting update to my original post. My first key count was 1 coin door key with fob and 2 backbox keys. My friend today found the second coin door key in the return slot while searching for free quarters! Obviously, very happy a friend found it.

#1934 10 months ago
Quoted from WizWiggy:

Interesting update to my original post. My first key count was 1 coin door key with fob and 2 backbox keys. My friend today found the second coin door key in the return slot while searching for free quarters! Obviously, very happy a friend found it.

Haha! I was just about to post for everyone to look there if they only found 3 keys.

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#1935 10 months ago

By the way, I'm not affiliated with either of these, but I do happen to use exclusively PDI glass (or JJP invisiglass for the JJP games), and the Pinstadium lights on all my games. I do find that this combination does amazing things eliminating glare, improving visibility, and providing a beautiful mesmerizing experience (I love playing in a dark room).

What I really wanted to say though was that I was a bit hesitant about the Pinstadium on MBrLE at first particularly because of the RGB lighting effects (didnt want it to clash or take away from the beautiful built-in RGB lighting), but when I put it in I must say it is really the perfect compliment to it - particularly it does not interfere with the MBrLE RGB effects at all, turns off in sync with the GI, but totally over the top-- the "UV" flashers when attached to the Frankenstein flashers are absolutely brilliant and make the whole play field seem to "spark" with the built in electricity effects. I wanted to mention this for anyone who was on the fence on this one for the RGB aspect.

#1936 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

What I did on my original MB years ago. Loosened the assembly as much as I could below the playfield and turned it and retightened it. Eventually I removed the assembly, elongated the holes in the bracket, and turned it a little more.
My MBR, this hasn't been necessary. So I'd play with making the coil stronger or weaker before anything drastic. Some games may need a little tweaking, some don't.
LTG : )

So I'm getting a lot of scoop -> SDTM ejects too, and I think I have noticed this may be affected by the coil temp? Is this a thing?
For example, on default strength when the machine is just turned on, the ball heads to the tip of the left flipper. As the scoop is used more, the tendency is to migrate down the middle more and more.
Turning it up a notch seems to solve the problem a bit, until it starts happening again. another notch to max and it works a little bit longer, then down the middle again. I then tried low.. it gently pops the ball out and it now rolls to the right flipper. not what i really want but hey it works. end of the night i turn it off, and the next day first thing turning it on, it is a little stronger and shoots it a little harder on low - you guessed it - SDTM. So, back to default. Works great for a bit, then more and more SDTM. ARGH!!!!

#1937 10 months ago

And that drain protector... That little bit that is cut out on the edge so the ball can go down easier..
Nope. the inside lip there sticks up just enough to catch the ball and keep it from draining. takes some good shaking sometimes to get it to go down. I've pushed it down a few times.. it always comes back up after a couple games.
Is there a trick to keeping that down inside the hole?

#1938 10 months ago

While I'm at it - Any thoughts on this ball trap? 3 times now.. wedged between the wall and the rail above.

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#1939 10 months ago
Quoted from elf70:

And that drain protector... That little bit that is cut out on the edge so the ball can go down easier..
Nope. the inside lip there sticks up just enough to catch the ball and keep it from draining. takes some good shaking sometimes to get it to go down. I've pushed it down a few times.. it always comes back up after a couple games.
Is there a trick to keeping that down inside the hole?

I removed the apron (2 screws) and you will find that drain protector held in with 3 screws.
i removed the protector and bent that cut out area down a bit , took fine sandpaper to remove a bit of burr
and replaced. easy 10 -15 min fix

#1940 10 months ago
Quoted from elf70:

While I'm at it - Any thoughts on this ball trap? 3 times now.. wedged between the wall and the rail above.
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that should obviously not be happening. the ramp isn't quite high up enough - I would add another washer under the nut, or put in a slightly higher post. Man that sucks!

#1941 10 months ago

Deleted I figured it out

#1942 10 months ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Deleted I figured it out

Please share what your fix was and thanks.

#1943 10 months ago

i just bought a mbr classic. its all good, except for two things. first, there is a light in the mummy inlane above the poppers which does not work. i hope to have CGC help me with this via replacement.

also, there is a problem with the ball guide on the way up the left bride ramp. i have some pics. it looks like someone tweaked the metal ball guide just behind the post at the very beginning of the ramp. there is a scratch on the metal. the ball guide actually leans to the left, visibly. the result is that the ball hits the post very hard and deflects to the right dramatically more than it should.

does anyone have any input on this?

thanks to all pinsiders!

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#1944 10 months ago
Quoted from jbug:

Please share what your fix was and thanks.

It was kind of dumb, I was trying to update the new sound patch and the SD card wouldn’t go into the slot.. Turns out I had the SD card backwards (see pic)

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#1945 10 months ago

So MBr doesn’t take a usb stick but a sd card?

#1946 10 months ago
Quoted from Pale_Purple:

So MBr doesn’t take a usb stick but a sd card?

Yes, microSD

#1947 10 months ago

Went to Chicago Gaming Monster Bash page and clicked on the software update info there.
Went to Walmart and bought a 32gig Micro SD card (with adapter) for $10.
Took me over 75 minutes of various (slow) downloading to finally finish.
I do have a fast internet...but running Windows XP maybe slowed the process.
Also couldn't unzip the first file until I downloaded some other program.

Took me a minute to find where the SD card went -lol

When finished, had to turn down volume to 3 - and only had a chance to play a few games
to see if I noticed a difference - first impression was it seemed more sharp ... more bass too -
but it could be just subjective or a placebo effect?

I wish you could just plug in an ethernet or USP cord from the game to your PC and download direct

#1948 10 months ago

Or better yet, pinball machines should really have built in WiFi or Bluetooth at this point. Many of the PCs being used have it and are disabled.

Internet access would open up several possibilities in addition to easy code updates. Regional / National / Global leaderboards comes to mind. Virtual tournaments, etc.

#1949 10 months ago
Quoted from andrewket:

Or better yet, pinball machines should really have built in WiFi or Bluetooth at this point. Many of the PCs being used have it and are disabled.
Internet access would open up several possibilities in addition to easy code updates. Regional / National / Global leaderboards comes to mind. Virtual tournaments, etc.

I couldn't agree more....makes total sense

#1950 10 months ago
Quoted from andrewket:

Or better yet, pinball machines should really have built in WiFi or Bluetooth at this point. Many of the PCs being used have it and are disabled.
Internet access would open up several possibilities in addition to easy code updates. Regional / National / Global leaderboards comes to mind. Virtual tournaments, etc.

I agree also and you can bet they're moving that way. Games like TNA are a start.

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