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New Williams Remake Manufacturer coming

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#1001 57 days ago

I would get a Funhouse if not for the Rudy head. It will be a DMD game now, not that you watch it while you’re playing anyway, but glad to see some sys 11 games will be remade. I’m sure their next one will be Whirlwind since they already did the 2.0 for it as well. I’m more apt to get one of those. Just waiting for the day when someone announces WH2O or TOTAN.

#1002 57 days ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

Weird choice of game, not interested in that remake.
Too expensive for the basic version too, compared to just buying a nice original for about half. I can't see this selling good.
Also, why the heck did they release FH 2.0 kits and after like a year come out with this. This will most likely kill any interest for both old and future 2.0 kits if people think they might release remakes later on for the same games.
So many strange decisions made...

HALF!?!? Have you looked at the archive prices???

#1003 57 days ago
Quoted from MooButt:

I would get a Funhouse if not for the Rudy head. It will be a DMD game now, not that you watch it while you’re playing anyway, but glad to see some sys 11 games will be remade. I’m sure their next one will be Whirlwind since they already did the 2.0 for it as well. I’m more apt to get one of those. Just waiting for the day when someone announces WH2O or TOTAN.

System 11 games are being remade? Which ones?

#1004 57 days ago
Quoted from vikingerik:

Code could be spruced up too. Maybe gameplay is perfect, but it could add modern touches like mode champ scores for all the modes, LITZ as a challenge mode option, cooperative or one-vs-many play, impossible mode. Maybe it could even also use the full original Twilight Zone song recording rather than a DCS FM synth recreation. And of course it could have improved dot graphics like the other titles. Overall there's quite a bit you could do to make a remake of TZ worthwhile.

TZ has pretty much perfect code...

#1005 57 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Will Twilight Zone have the 3rd magnet installed?
And the software for this as well.

Why wouldn’t they? If it’s indeed a CGC game I presume they would want to have the game be as close to what the original design team intended for the base game as they did for Cactus Canyon. But I’ll be surprised if a TZr is next for CGC. I’m waiting for Big Bang Bar.

#1006 57 days ago

I’m all for a TZ remake. TZ is on my short list of pins I want, so a NIB would be nice. But this seems like the last pin someone would want to remake as it is noted as the pin with the highest budget and patents. Seems like a lot of parts to remake vs other Bally/Williams pins in which you’re only gonna get so much money for

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/twilight-zone

“ The game is often noted to be the game with the most patents (however Pinball Magic by Capcom has more), the most toys and the most over-cost budget in the history of pinball.”

#1007 57 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

Why wouldn’t they? If it’s indeed a CGC game I presume they would want to have the game be as close to what the original design team intended for the base game as they did for Cactus Canyon. But I’ll be surprised if a TZr is next for CGC. I’m waiting for Big Bang Bar.

CGC did not include the saloon doors in Cactus Canyon .

#1008 57 days ago
Quoted from chad:

CGC did not include the saloon doors in Cactus Canyon .

True. I was thinking specifically of the drop targets and code. Though the original saloon doors were never as far along as the TZ third magnet.

#1009 56 days ago
Quoted from Whistles:

One of my favorite parts of this machine was hearing that synth rendition of Golden earing...

I agree, but did you know TZ was supposed to be the first game with the DCS sound? The boards weren't ready in time so they quickly threw together the synth version of the guitar solo from the Golden Earring song for the game. The original DCS sound was much different and not nearly as good IMO. You can find it online if you're curious.

#1010 53 days ago

most up to date pricing info on the Funhouse remake

Standard: $7500
Premium: $9000
LE: $11,000

#1011 53 days ago

Still nothing official from Pedretti?

#1012 53 days ago

Patiently awaiting.

#1013 53 days ago

Nothing official yet. I would expect to see something very soon though. Should be interesting with Dutch being on the cusp of revealing their Alice in Wonderland game

#1014 53 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Let me preface this by saying I'd probably be in on a remake, but there's a lot of TZ mods that I would miss.
The new Pinsound re-orchestration for TZ really knocked it out of the park:

I'd also miss the 86Pixels backboard monitor, IGT topper and GLM short switches on the upper PF to name a few.

This

is

amazing

#1015 53 days ago

Took a trip to Galloping Ghost yesterday to play Funhouse and Twilight Zone. Gotta say....they are both on my wish list now. I'd seriously consider buying both remakes. Of course, that means I need to sell 2 of my pins because I'm out of space (actually 3...because I'm 1 over right now). ugh.

#1016 53 days ago
Quoted from Greaseman:

Took a trip to Galloping Ghost yesterday to play Funhouse and Twilight Zone. Gotta say....they are both on my wish list now. I'd seriously consider buying both remakes. Of course, that means I need to sell 2 of my pins because I'm out of space (actually 3...because I'm 1 over right now). ugh.

Nice!!

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#1017 47 days ago
Quoted from vikingerik:

I'd be fairly tempted to get a TZ remake. The game is great, but I'm not really inclined to try to maintain 30 year old hardware or pay up big for a professionally reconditioned one. And modern engineering could vastly improve the trouble spots like the clock, bridge diverter, plunger lane diverter, sometimes-unreliable powerball sensors. (I wouldn't even object to replacing the entire mechanical clock with a small LCD screen.)
Code could be spruced up too. Maybe gameplay is perfect, but it could add modern touches like mode champ scores for all the modes, LITZ as a challenge mode option, cooperative or one-vs-many play, impossible mode. Maybe it could even also use the full original Twilight Zone song recording rather than a DCS FM synth recreation. And of course it could have improved dot graphics like the other titles. Overall there's quite a bit you could do to make a remake of TZ worthwhile.

Funny, my TZ has been very reliable. I've owned it for 20 years. Minimal problems. Sure, the clock boards were troublesome, but modern replacements are available. Same for the PB sensor boards.

IMHO, the code is spot on too.

I'll take an original all day long. Same for MM, I'd rather have an original. At least I can service the boards when things do go bad...

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#1018 47 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

I'll take an original all day long. Same for MM, I'd rather have an original. At least I can service the boards when things do go bad...

Don't take this for scripture but some of the early bally SS boards are "aging" out around this point, and many already kick'ed it if they had any long term temp swing exposure.

#1019 47 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

Funny, my TZ has been very reliable. I've owned it for 20 years. Minimal problems. Sure, the clock boards were troublesome, but modern replacements are available. Same for the PB sensor boards.
IMHO, the code is spot on too.
I'll take an original all day long. Same for MM, I'd rather have an original. At least I can service the boards when things do go bad...

Same here. I put off getting one because I was afraid it would be a maintenance nightmare like everyone says. It was no different than any other pin. The two things that cause the most problems are the clock and eddy sensors. Both are easy to deal with and those issues are not critical to gameplay.

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#1020 47 days ago
Quoted from Whistles:

Don't take this for scripture but some of the early bally SS boards are "aging" out around this point, and many already kick'ed it if they had any long term temp swing exposure.

Ahem.

No shortage of 70s and 80s Bally boards that are still trucking along just fine thanks.

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#1021 47 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Ahem.
No shortage of 70s and 80s Bally boards that are still trucking along just fine thanks.
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I've had my fair share of extremely crusty old bally boards that either work fine or can be brought back to working with minimal service.

#1022 47 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

I've had my fair share of extremely crusty old bally boards that either work fine or can be brought back to working with minimal service.

Biggest killer is battery puke, period. And all of them suffer from that regardless of brand or pretty much year.

People hooking up boards wrong, cracked headers or AMI chips a distant second.

#1023 46 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

I've had my fair share of extremely crusty old bally boards that either work fine or can be brought back to working with minimal service.

Yeah honestly the traces are so large on these I think they can be made to last for eternity, once the original battery is dealt with properly.

System9/11 is the first board where I'd really consider a repro rather than bother fixing a busted original, although even then I still have two games (F14 and SS) running fine with boards I repaired 10 years ago.

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#1024 11 days ago

Is anyone near The Pinball Company out in Columbia, MO? Just wondering if he actually has anything interesting sitting in his show room right now

#1025 10 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

Is anyone near The Pinball Company out in Columbia, MO? Just wondering if he actually has anything interesting sitting in his show room right now

yes he has a Funhouse remake with Brian Allen Artwork

#1026 10 days ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

yes he has a Funhouse remake with Brian Allen Artwork

I hear theres a teaser video coming out today too

#1027 10 days ago

The trailer is out...

Pedretti Gaming Reveals First Official Bally Williams Remake, FunHouse

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pedretti-gaming-reveals-first-official-bally-williams-remake-funhouse

#1029 10 days ago

Are you F***ing kidding me with that redo of the cabinet and backglass? Garish is the first word that comes to mind.

#1030 10 days ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Are you F***ing kidding me with that redo of the cabinet and backglass? Garish is the first word that comes to mind.

They are offering the classic artwork as well. I actually really like the Brian Allen art style and if I was going to spring for a remake of this, I’d get the updated art. If I want the classic art, I’ll just get one of the readily available original games on this one.

#1031 10 days ago

omg funhouse remake I'm shocked...shocked I tell you!

#1032 10 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

omg funhouse remake I'm shocked...shocked I tell you!

You've been reading too many CrazyLevi posts

#1033 10 days ago
Quoted from MiniPinHead:

You've been reading too many CrazyLevi posts

I was reading too many posts of people who didn't believe that the remake was going to be funhouse lol

#1034 10 days ago

game was creepy af before............

#1035 10 days ago

at least the seemingly did away with the rumored mid tier model and the prices are a bit more reasonable at 7500 for standard and 10k for LE. They still aren't reasonable IMO but they are "more reasonable". I like Brian Allen art but I have to agree I think it doesn't look nearly as good as the original art. If I was a buyer I'd certainly not want the new art on my game.

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pedretti-gaming-reveals-first-official-bally-williams-remake-funhouse

#1036 10 days ago

how much do we read into the games in the background.
Would they put their next, or any of their planned remakes back there? Basic thought would be no way, those are just there to fit the era and maybe troll a little. but then if you go deeper into the mind games maybe there is something to it!

#1037 10 days ago
Quoted from Sorokyl:

how much do we read into the games in the background.
Would they put their next, or any of their planned remakes back there? Basic thought would be no way, those are just there to fit the era and maybe troll a little. but then if you go deeper into the mind games maybe there is something to it!

I little odd since CGC is the rumored Twilight Zone remaker. That shot kind of gives off virtual pinball vr room vibes to me.

#1038 10 days ago
Quoted from Sorokyl:

how much do we read into the games in the background.

Could help feed endless speculation by wanters of re-made Scared Stiff, TOTAN and creature.

I'll be honest a minty new Creature with a new hologram would be enticing.

#1039 10 days ago

I'm pretty tired of FH by now, so another variant isn't really doing anything for me.

#1040 10 days ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

I'm pretty tired of FH by now, so another variant isn't really doing anything for me.

The issue is you always have peeps here saying "Old games can't compete with the lighting and rules of current games!"
But yeah...that's the point I guess. Jazz hands is up and sell it for 10k.

Of all the 2.0s or extended games, that basically all suck, Funhouse 2.0 is at least the best one. Completely un needed and pointless yes, it it's an actual professional looking product. Of course operators may not agree but yiubhave companies like Spooky that have issues on route as well.

#1041 10 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

omg funhouse remake I'm shocked...shocked I tell you!

Shocked is what the Distros are going to be when they have warehouses with these machines that very few customers want to purchase.

#1042 10 days ago

I see Doctor WHO back there along with Creech and TZ.

#1043 10 days ago

Not at those prices, anyway.

#1044 9 days ago
Quoted from Tophervette:

I see Doctor WHO back there along with Creech and TZ.

So what? Its meaningless

#1045 9 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

So what? Its meaningless

Whom the fuck wants to remake that mini PF mech?!? It's a nightmare

#1046 9 days ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

Shocked is what the Distros are going to be when they have warehouses with these machines that very few customers want to purchase.

It was a distro that sponsored this game to be made and committed to most of the production. Bold move....
Otherwise it's not like stern where they can basically make you take a shitload of every game it else they cut you off...dealers are probably being very careful about what they order. I doubt they choose to inventory most games, just ordering what they have underlying orders for.

#1047 9 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

So what? Its meaningless

Rude. Speculation is fun

#1048 9 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

So what? Its meaningless

I ASSume that this company is going to make Bally Williams remakes and that is there intended line up. And you think it is meaningless? Hmmm.

"Whom the fuck wants to remake that mini PF mech?!? It's a nightmare"

Believe it or not, a guy in Sweden here on Pinside actually makes a better Mini PF mech ( darkpinball ) and they are great. I have 3 of them. HEP recently put one in his restoration too. CPR makes the PF, MPF, backglass and the plastics already. Some of you keyboard warriors amaze me.

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#1049 9 days ago
Quoted from Tophervette:

Believe it or not, a guy in Sweden here on Pinside actually makes a better Mini PF mech ( darkpinball ) and they are great. I have 3 of them.

Let's put a pin in this. The VFW has an aftermarket Mini PF and it didn't work well at all last weekend. NOT saying it was yiur source.

EDIT: Swedish kit worked out fine other issues were the cause.

#1050 9 days ago

I suspect Euro Pin will see how the FH-remake works out for them before they start promising more titles. FH was expected since they made most of the modern guts of it (including the FAST port work and LCD screens subsystems) for the FH2.0 revenge kit a couple of years ago. If they can make $$$ on FHr, then they might consider remaking more titles, but this *could* be a one and done scenario...

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