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NEW SDTM: Company Reveal: ELITE PINBALL TOPPERS


By ZMeny

3 years ago



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“NEW SDTM: Company Reveal: ELITE PINBALL TOPPERS”

  • Team Greg 93 votes
    32%
  • Team Zach 62 votes
    21%
  • Neither 41 votes
    14%
  • One cannot pick between Abbott or Costello 95 votes
    33%

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#4551 1 year ago

Proposed game slogans for selling more JPLE with sexy Jeep topper ->

Fellas, grab your own balls and hang on!!

That sombitch inhales balls, but never swallows

Making pinball is hard, but Bone is harder

#4552 1 year ago

No word from Greg he must be tied up in a basement somewhere

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#4553 1 year ago

SDTM Episode 97: Stern’s Jurassic Park Pinball First Impressions

SDTM Greg is the biggest JP fan in pinball! Is he gonna buy or is he gonna pass? What are your thoughts on this dynamic new offering from Stern Pinball?

#4554 1 year ago

Man, I had no clue Mr. Bone was that much of a diehard JP fan, love the passion! I actually agree with a lot of what Greg said. Personally when I first saw pics of the game I was a little
Thrown off, mainly by the car. There is some resemblance but immediately I was struggling with the lack of “genuine” feeling.

I’m excited to try this pin, but being a person that grew up with JP and loved it. I too struggle with the partially disconnected art direction - don’t get me wrong it’s beautiful, but is it true JP?

But as I learned with JJP pirates, can’t judge a pin until it’s played as that can change a LOT. If the music, callouts, code and animations are on point. Great vid guys, the JP lair at Greg’s is hilariously awesome.

#4555 1 year ago

I am not a fan of movie clips on the screen. It's unimaginative and lazy. We're losing the awesome creativity of custom dots. IMO, dots and color dmd are the perfect combination.

#4556 1 year ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

SDTM Episode 97: Stern’s Jurassic Park Pinball First Impressions
SDTM Greg is the biggest JP fan in pinball! Is he gonna buy or is he gonna pass? What are your thoughts on this dynamic new offering from Stern Pinball?

great show zmeny!
i love that you took the time to match your commentary with so many animated screenshots! must have been hours of editing but it shows! one hour episode that was really entertaining and fun to watch, thanks!

#4557 1 year ago
Quoted from Ben1981:

great show zmeny!
i love that you took the time to match your commentary with so many animated screenshots! must have been hours of editing but it shows! one hour episode that was really entertaining and fun to watch, thanks!

I very much appreciate the recognition for that. Limited skills and editing resources but it’s important to me to create something that is nice to digest.

#4558 1 year ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

... it’s important to me to create something that is nice to digest.

No worries Chef Meny - SDTM is the junk food of pinball videos. Can't stop after just one!

This game's theme and artwork are a bit bland, but it looks like the gameplay might be a little zesty. Here's hoping anyway!

#4559 1 year ago

Love the videos, keep up the great work guys.

I'm pretty stoked on this one without being a JP SuperFan. I figured Greg would be crazy about Stern JP2 - I'm glad to see he's coming around on it now. Poor guy deserves something better to play than the original DE version and Lost World, LOL.

#4560 1 year ago

After Twitch feed, follow up needed from Greg!

What did Greg think of the video?

#4561 1 year ago

Totally agree.... Follow-up time

#4562 1 year ago

Greg is too busy freaking out right now to comment.

#4563 1 year ago

I am with Greg on the artwork but the game is so good that its insane. Stern is going to sell lots and lots of these games!

#4564 1 year ago

Can’t wait to flip this shit. Haha

#4565 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I am with Greg on the artwork but the game is so good that its insane. Stern is going to sell lots and lots of these games!

I am in the same boat on artwork too. Artwork ok, but I thought it would look different too like Bone said. Does look like the game will shoot and play well from the stream. A combo of some easier shots and some harder ones with a good variety of shots to shoot for.

Playfield look reminds me a bit of a kids board game, but in person maybe it's snappier in appearance.

#4566 1 year ago

I think Jurassic Park looks fantastic, and I never ordered a game without some time on it first but can’t hold off any longer. I just preordered a Premium from Zach/Flip N Out. Fantastic conversation and great to work with. I’m happy to bring my business to a thoughtful and enthusiastic business owner.

#4567 1 year ago
Quoted from Ccondo:

I think Jurassic Park looks fantastic, and I never ordered a game without some time on it first but can’t hold off any longer. I just preordered a Premium...

Good thing aboot the Prem is you'll have time to play the pro and if you're not feeling it just back out.

#4568 1 year ago
Quoted from Ben1981:

great show zmeny!
i love that you took the time to match your commentary with so many animated screenshots! must have been hours of editing but it shows! one hour episode that was really entertaining and fun to watch, thanks!

Yeah, great work Zach. You are a very busy man- thanks for all the work you put Into the podcasts, videos and streams

#4569 1 year ago
Quoted from Ccondo:

I think Jurassic Park looks fantastic, and I never ordered a game without some time on it first but can’t hold off any longer. I just preordered a Premium from Zach/Flip N Out. Fantastic conversation and great to work with. I’m happy to bring my business to a thoughtful and enthusiastic business owner.

Pleasure was all mine. Love talking pinball and helping people get what they need. This game is already a hit! Now I want one now, cmon Stern!!! Haha

#4570 1 year ago

@ Greg, JP room tour please!!

#4571 1 year ago

Just some personal thoughts on JP...
-The shots, layout and mechs look amazing. The animations are on point and the coding looks like a lot of fun.
-My wife and I both think the artwork is horrendous. It's Oktoberfest bad really. You don't play the artwork, but looking at my Iron Maiden and ACNC, there are times when you just sit and look at the machine and this will not be one of them.
-Everyone hates the truck, but easily modded so no biggie.
-I think the T-Rex head looks awesome, my wife agrees with Greg that it looks cheap and needs to be redone. Possibly another easy mod?

If the artwork is so bad, the redeeming feature should be light show, but once again Stern is behind JJ and now even Spooky on light show. When are they going to get with the times and get full range RGB lights? I really thought this was going to be the one since they were supposedly pullout out all the stops.

Can't wait to play it, but will definitely have to play it before owning.

#4572 1 year ago
Quoted from jorro:

@ Greg, JP room tour please!!

I’m dying to see how f*@kN big of a JP fan he is too. It’s probably a pretty lame room, so we aren’t missing much.

#4573 1 year ago

As mentioned in prior accounting of Walmart trip, they have a few sizes of TRex toys made of hard plastic from JP and JW series. Head is almost exact size needed for the JP2 pin and it looks better. Will definitely need a tongue sticker after removing the tongue. Head could be custom painted to look more realistic. The head swings left to right and the tongue pushes forward on most models of toy.

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#4574 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

I am not a fan of movie clips on the screen. It's unimaginative and lazy. We're losing the awesome creativity of custom dots. IMO, dots and color dmd are the perfect combination.

I totally disagree . A modern pin is made up of Audio Visual aspects plus play field gameplay and Cabinet art . If you're making a pin based on a movie I want to see some of the movie in it . You say you like dmd and then say colour adds to it , so obvious next step is to show the actual clips they're trying to represent . I'm sure when Gilligan's Island and Terminator 2 came out with the dmd's people said we don't need that we only need digital scoring and when digital scoring came out people would have said we only need analogue scoring , and when Gorgar came out we don't need speech in the game . I think the Hobbit and Batman 66 are the best integrated movie , TV themes and are totally enhanced by those movie TV assets . I can understand if a company can't acquire video and sound clips to go into their game but in a perfect world if you had the option you would take them if you could .

#4575 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

I am not a fan of movie clips on the screen. It's unimaginative and lazy. We're losing the awesome creativity of custom dots. IMO, dots and color dmd are the perfect combination.

Yep!

#4576 1 year ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

... My wife and I both think the artwork is horrendous. It's Oktoberfest bad really. ...

Not a deal killer ... as long as its gameplay is Oktoberfest good!

#4577 1 year ago

So the bone provides his views on.......Kaneda first!!! wowzers.....it was a like hogan going to WCW!!

just joking of course although I do think it's funny zach won't go on that show. cmon now.

Bone - glad to hear you liked it. I share your views on weakness (art, call outs) but the latter we'll fix and the art I'll deal with. Premium ALL THE WAY

#4578 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

So the bone provides his views on.......Kaneda first!!! wowzers.....it was a like hogan going to WCW!!
just joking of course although I do think it's funny zach won't go on that show. cmon now.
Bone - glad to hear you liked it. I share your views on weakness (art, call outs) but the latter we'll fix and the art I'll deal with. Premium ALL THE WAY

Although he "resonated" with Kaneda, he has since made amends with Zach by appearing on the latest TWIP podcast.

Such drama in pinball!

#4579 1 year ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Although he "resonated" with Kaneda, he has since made amends with Zach by appearing on the latest TWIP podcast.
Such drama in pinball!

Nice - I'll need to check it out.

I like saving podcasts for pinball trips as they make them go by so quickly.

#4580 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

I’m dying to see how f*@kN big of a JP fan he is too. It’s probably a pretty lame room, so we aren’t missing much.

Dude you will just have to come and see one day!

Quoted from delt31:

So the bone provides his views on.......Kaneda first!!! wowzers.....it was a like hogan going to WCW!!
just joking of course although I do think it's funny zach won't go on that show. cmon now.
Bone - glad to hear you liked it. I share your views on weakness (art, call outs) but the latter we'll fix and the art I'll deal with. Premium ALL THE WAY

Ha ha Chris is the only one that wants to listen to me about JP at this point.
I’m hoping you can fix some of it! I’ll be your tester!

#4581 1 year ago
Quoted from Hollywoodbone:

Dude you will just have to come and see one day!

Ha ha Chris is the only one that wants to listen to me about JP at this point.
I’m hoping you can fix some of it! I’ll be your tester!

Hollywoodbone Greg are you planning to sell your Lost World once your JP2 arrives?

#4582 1 year ago
Quoted from adamross:

Hollywoodbone Greg are you planning to sell your Lost World once your JP2 arrives?

Nope not at all! First pin ever! It’s what got all of this started! Never leaving! I just need a DE JP to add to the line up!

#4583 1 year ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Although he "resonated" with Kaneda, he has since made amends with Zach by appearing on the latest TWIP podcast.
Such drama in pinball!

Kaneda always comes second to me muahaha. He did twip and sdtm then threw Kaneda a bone

#4584 1 year ago

I got a few games on it at ReplayFX, couldn’t hear much but fantastic shots. Really impressed by the pro and playing it in person really exceeded my expectations.

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#4585 1 year ago
Quoted from TheGunnett:

I got a few games on it at ReplayFX, couldn’t hear much but fantastic shots. Really impressed by the pro and playing it in person really exceeded my expectations.[quoted image]

Bill would you say pro is ok? Or is premium the way to go?

#4586 1 year ago

hollywoodbone - You really want to get a Pro and Upgrade to the Premium?
Since you need a shaker, and better Speakers anyway, why take that possible loss when you're selling your Pro to get the Premium and not getting an LE right away? The Price difference (if you include loosing 500$ - 1000$ when reselling that Pro) should tend to zero.

#4587 1 year ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

hollywoodbone - You really want to get a Pro and Upgrade to the Premium?
Since you need a shaker, and better Speakers anyway, why take that possible loss when you're selling your Pro to get the Premium and not getting an LE right away? The Price difference (if you include loosing 500$ - 1000$ when reselling that Pro) should tend to zero.

Are you kidding?
Random fans recognize Mr. Bone where ever he goes.
Bye the Pro autograph that bad boy and sell it to one of your masses.
Profits towards the Premium I say.

#4588 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinchild:

Are you kidding?
Random fans recognize Mr. Bone where ever he goes.
Bye the Pro autograph that bad boy and sell it to one of your masses.
Profits towards the Premium I say.

Lol.

#4589 1 year ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

hollywoodbone - You really want to get a Pro and Upgrade to the Premium?
Since you need a shaker, and better Speakers anyway, why take that possible loss when you're selling your Pro to get the Premium and not getting an LE right away? The Price difference (if you include loosing 500$ - 1000$ when reselling that Pro) should tend to zero.

He doesnt like the art on the LE. I think its killer though...in a somewhat dark room its gonna be decent...! Sounds like a bad date, but seriously. I like the LE. Was playing ACNC earlier tonight with HD glass and thats another expense...check out the translight pics from the show, argueably the Mirrored BG is going to be fantastic. None of this crap matters if you only wanna play pinball!!!!! I like how they look too. Proud of what i have, even if its just a couple.

#4590 1 year ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

hollywoodbone - You really want to get a Pro and Upgrade to the Premium?
Since you need a shaker, and better Speakers anyway, why take that possible loss when you're selling your Pro to get the Premium and not getting an LE right away? The Price difference (if you include loosing 500$ - 1000$ when reselling that Pro) should tend to zero.

Quoted from tbutler6:

He doesnt like the art on the LE. I think its killer though...in a somewhat dark room its gonna be decent...! Sounds like a bad date, but seriously. I like the LE. Was playing ACNC earlier tonight with HD glass and thats another expense...check out the translight pics from the show, argueably the Mirrored BG is going to be fantastic. None of this crap matters if you only wanna play pinball!!!!! I like how they look too. Proud of what i have, even if its just a couple.

I hopefully won’t take much of a loss if I don’t hang onto it long. I just don’t know if I can stand seeing it go to peoples homes and I’m sitting JPless! I agree the art on LE is really growing on me. Would really like the mirrored backglass!!!!!!

#4591 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Bill would you say pro is ok? Or is premium the way to go?

I’d take a pro home tonight and play it happily. Very interesting shots , I love the flip up ramps and the long shots. The pop up ball stops pause play and lets you enjoy what’s going on screen is very cool. However I know there is a premium that has a moving dinosaur. The raptors cage is very detailed on the pro and the Trex looks good as well. Definitely as solid of a pro as MET.

#4592 1 year ago
Quoted from TheGunnett:

I’d take a pro home tonight and play it happily. Very interesting shots , I love the flip up ramps and the long shots. The pop up ball stops pause play and lets you enjoy what’s going on screen is very cool. However I know there is a premium that has a moving dinosaur. The raptors cage is very detailed on the pro and the Trex looks good as well. Definitely as solid of a pro as MET.

really happy to hear. I have meetings until early PM otherwise I would be there to check it out. Going straight to the prem. Need that ball eating mech - it's JP! Already spending thousands - what the hell is another 1 or 2 haha and no second guessing.

#4593 1 year ago

"This (JP) is a generation's Star Wars "

I have to call this out. JP is entertaining but let's not get crazy here. It's not comparable to Star Wars on anything but a purely surface level.

Look forward to playing the machine though! And, as always, enjoy the episodes!

#4594 1 year ago

I wish Stern had put more features into SW as this pin has.

I edited the post because I don't know SW that well but just that the PF and shots look barren in comparison to Maiden or JP. While I don't think 3-4 flippers are essential they do add another 2-3 additional shots to the same area.

#4595 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

I wish Stern had put half the features into SW as this pin has.

Agreed, but at least they put double the code features as most games to offset it.

#4596 1 year ago
Quoted from ktownhero:

"This (JP) is a generation's Star Wars "
I have to call this out. JP is entertaining but let's not get crazy here. It's not comparable to Star Wars on anything but a purely surface level.
Look forward to playing the machine though! And, as always, enjoy the episodes!

I agree. JP is better.

; )

#4597 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

I agree. JP is better.
; )

+1!

#4598 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

I agree. JP is better.
; )

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#4599 1 year ago

SW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JP

#4600 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

SW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JP

Star Wars is a Brutally Mean game and I love playing it Every time! Hopeful JP brings the same or similar rush.

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