Quoted from PinballManiac40:
Pinside has been removing the leaked photos. mnpinball stated they had been revised since those mock ups have been created.
Hopefully they decided to add flipper buttons now.
Quoted from NoQuarters:
I thought your comment was humorous - that's why I added flipper buttons to my list. It's good.
Safe bet it will have flipper buttons. All in for flipper buttons.
I am usually not a mod guy, but green light up buttons might be nice, depending on color of the cabinet of course.
No worries my friend, I was talking about the other guy
Quoted from DS_Nadine:
Since the Beatles photos are allready out there I woudn't neccesarily count Beatles into that.
Doing some research I found that JD wished for a Bill & Ted machine not only since our new rumour.
So if this thing is real I think it will be (licensewise) what'd blow his testicles.
So ok = Primus or Beatles, good = Munsters and "byoda" = Bill & Ted?
I still find it strange but maybe Stern just doesn't want Musters to compete with Monster Bash and Bill & Ted really gets pushed forward.
You are forgetting Elvira 3.
I am not so sure about a "wind down". Does Stern even shut down for the holidays besides a day or two for Christmas/Thanksgiving? Most smaller manufactures in the US keep plugging away if they have orders to fill.
Quoted from Whysnow:
IFPA works with Stern and in fact has partnered IFPA events with BBH competitions.
IFPA = Josh Sharpe, whom is a Raw Thrills employee.
Stern employee = Zach Sharpe
Stern consultant, license guru = Rodger Shapre.
Pretty clear that the Sharpe connection for Raw Thrills and Stern is real.
In case you had not realized, they were both using an identical contractor for some parts/ build out (not sure if still the case/ FUN is still making pfs?)
Time for you to look silly yet again
Written like a true conspiracy theorist. Does your doctor know you are off your meds again?
Quoted from TomGWI:
Wouldn’t the Sharpe’s connection with Stern be a positive?
Not when you are a conspiracy theorist pinside serial poop disturber. Stern is the #1 manufacturer by a country mile for good reason. They seem to have the formula that makes them money and sells a lot of games. More than we can say for Hilton's bros over at Heighway games.
"Jersey Jack sells your photos taken on Dialed In to Amazon for their new facial recognition system that they are in turn selling to the government."
Sounds about the same as the nefarious things Stern is being accused of doing in this thread with their new "technology" that has not even been announced or seen yet.
Quoted from cpr9999:
Ok, so I have to ask.
Why does Stern get caught up in Primus or even Beatles pinballs and distract from there cornerstone releases (sounds like delays now for Munsters).
I do understand that Stern is making money off of these machines- but if they could sell 3,000 or maybe more Munsters pinball machines I would think the upside is higher. (Sure higher than Primus).
Primus and Beatles are contract jobs. Every one of those machines is presold on Stern's end. They have a formula for what those machines cost, and the profit is a slam dunk for them. Stern is stupid to NOT offer these contract jobs when they are already presold to the group they are contracted to. I know its hard to believe, but some whiner on Pinside is NOT their target market...ever.
Have you seen how big the Stern design team is lately? Take a look at the Deadpool gameplay release video they did. The staff numbers are much higher than I once thought, and that is a big salary machine they need to keep feeding.
You have not even seen a fully populated playfield yet. All you have seen is bare artwork and the bottom half of a pro model...you are a bit premature here, hoss.
Someone is trying a little extra hard to justify their Monster Bash order, and looking a little foolish. So you love MB...awesome, have fun with it! But don't come here and tell us Munsters is crap when you haven't seen the completed game, let alone gameplay. It reeks of either trolling, or juvenile over compensation.
Quoted from Bublehead:
Lol @wyopin, you make a good point
@jodyg, no, I do not have to justify a MBrLE purchase, just like about 1250 others do not. I didn’t like DP, and IMDN has been the funnest Stern shooter of late, and it has no toys to speak of... so go figure. So do I take a risk on an unproven Stern title, or buy a Monster Bash, unknown, known, risky, safe? Does it matter? I have always loved playing and have always wanted to own a Monster Bash. That I had to pass on a Stern Munsters cash grab to justify it? Ok I will own that, and I will own my Monster Bash and have 20+ more years of fun with it (if I live that long). Ymmv.
Cash grab? Yeah...i've heard it all now! The game you just bought is literally the definition of a cash grab. Again, you haven't even seen a complete Munsters yet, but you already know it is a cash grab? You need to step up your troll game a bit, because a squirt of piss has a better chance of standing on its own than the bold claims you are presenting here.
I am not a Star Wars fan whatsoever. But I am totally in shock with how uninspiring and phoned-in looking this game is. It is one of the only games I will walk by and not play on location. At art is beyond bad. But it does very well on location...go figure. Theme sells.
Some of you folks have expectations that cannot be realized. Stern could deliver you a 10 lb bar of gold for free, and you would complain about having to go somewhere to cash it in.
Lower playfield looks awesome, but the gameplay down there doesn't do it for me. But visually, they all look great. It's a matter of how many games I need to sell to get one.
Quoted from benheck:
A Duck Tales pin would be killer. Would be a great "crossover title" between Gen X current pinheads and the next gen.
Way Forward did a remake of the NES game a few years back with a shit load of new dialog from Alan Ladd Jr before he died. Wonder if that could be used?
There's no good excuse other than licensing for not having a Sonic the Hedgehog pinball yet.
Layouts always seem to share elements and shots. It hard to really innovate these days with cramped project design time allotments. GB is an example of a game that probably could have used some more whitewood time, because the layout was pretty outside the box at the time.
I'd almost rather have some amazing looking 3-D mini scene under a clear window on the playfield than have a playable one that turns into a bore to play. Like the Doozers on a Fraggle Rock themed machine.
Quoted from dnaman:
Exactly. Gary/Stern is all business (period).
You want to talk integrity, even after losing the license bidding against Stern, Spooky offered to help out as they have a wealth of knowledge on the subject etc... just crickets from Stern. Stern could have easily thrown Spooky a bone here, instead... gave the bone.
LOL this isn't the boy scouts. This is a business. Spooky offering to help Stern and not understanding why Stern wouldn't laugh in their face makes me question the business aptitude of the folks over at Spooky.
Quoted from dnaman:
If you want integrity, maybe look elsewhere.
So you are saying this is an example of lacking integrity? Stern has to answer to their investors, not you or Spooky. Helping your competition out would be detrimental to Stern in every sense. That is actual integrity in the business world. Your use of that word here is quite misplaced. Spooky needs to stop being so naive and keep their mouths shut on their plans in the future if they don't want to get sniped out of the next license.
If Stern's goal in adding 100 LE's was to make a certain podcaster lose his shit... JOB WELL DONE!!
I finally got some plays on a pro this weekend. The game shoots nice, and I wasn't necessarily disappointed. However, it didn't suck me into it by any means. The middle of the playfield feels a bit empty, and it seems to have a lot of cheap side drains. I have 0% hope that Dwight will retool the code given his relative lack of interest in any wholesale changes to Ghostbusters. Frankly, the guy seems a bit lazy and afraid of doing extra work compared to Lyman...that's the impression I took from his recent interview. I was pretty well leaning toward buying one when it was first announced, but I think waiting a year is prudent for me at this point. I did not like GOTG a year ago, and like it enough now to have purchased one thanks to the recent code updates. So maybe Munsters will have the same effect on me. But it isn't doing it in its current state.
I am not much of a fan of powder coating in general. Anything but black starts to look like a 16 year old's 2004 Honda Civic decked out with a fart can and plasti-dip covered wheels.
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