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New Game Houdini? Just Announced by American Pinball.


By RickThorn

2 years ago



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Post #2532 American pinball is advertising in pinball life orders Posted by DennisK (2 years ago)

Post #2768 Press Release from American Pinball before TPF 2017 Posted by unigroove (2 years ago)

Post #2820 video of game reveal at TPF Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2829 TPF gameplay video (short) Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2831 Photo of Houdini backbox/translite Posted by 1iblind (2 years ago)

Post #2839 more short Houdini gameplay video from TPF Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2841 Video of Houdini catapult toy in action Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2851 Price confirmed as $6995 from sources at TPF Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #3006 A quick review of TPF reactions. Posted by rosh (2 years ago)

Post #3050 Some history of Houdini leading up to TPF from rosh Posted by rosh (2 years ago)


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#2984 2 years ago
Quoted from rosh:

He did it only one time, and no one is quite sure how he did it.

Houdini hid the elephant more than once and we know how he did it. There is a wonderful book by Jim Steinmeyer called "Hiding the Elephant" which goes over all of the great advances in magic from the Black Art principle to Pepper's Ghost (which is used in Ghostbusters) to Houdini's elephant vanish. Houdini desperately wanted to be respected among his peers as one of the greatest magicians but his fan base just wanted to see the escapes. Houdini was crushed that the elephant illusion was not as well received by the public as he'd hoped.

Congrats on the game AP! I'm a huge fan of the history of magic so this is my theme. If you want a little constructive feedback, the previous artwork on the backglass was freaking amazing. The new backglass art is ok but I am a bit disappointed. I think Harry needs to be on the backglass. Best of luck.

#3042 2 years ago

I previously posted a congrats and made a comment that I was disappointed with the backglass art. After watching more of the videos I have to say that the backglass theater concept is brilliant. I'm getting more excited by this title.

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