Bourne > Bond. Don't give two shits about a game based either one, though.
Screw movie clips. TWD has maybe the best display of all time. Well-drawn, interactive animations that pull me into the game more than a TV clip ever could. So glad JP2 will use original animation.
Quoted from OnTheSnap:
My favorite game of all time is Iron Maiden. To another Elwin is an instant buy for me. Can’t wait to see hires pics and game play.
Same, same, same. If anyone is in the market for an IMVE or Metallica LE, I might have to let something go to justify this purchase. But I don't wanna!
At some level it's still a commercial device. Monochromatic score/instruction cards are fine. Black on yellow is very legible, unlike many of the custom cards I've seen. Couldn't be easier to change if you don't like 'em. Pick your battles.
Quoted from Darscot:
I was very surprised they didn't release official pictures the moment the leak broke.
Stern knew the leak was coming. They showed all the distributors on Tuesday. Of course at least one of them is going to share it. Just an inevitable part of the game release cycle. I wouldn't even call it a leak. Ghostbusters development art making the rounds several months ahead of time, that's a leak.
Does he eat the ball, turn it brown, and drop it out the bottom of the cabinet?!?
Quoted from flynnibus:
Anyone notice what appears to be ZERO saucers on the game? He's using up posts where we'd normally see saucers (like the control room)
Looks to be zero subways in the game? Everything is up top!
Absolutely love both of these design decisions. Stop the ball when you need to, flow when you don't. No saucer rejects. And don't hide the ball from me. TZ with a bunch of scoops that all feed the slot machine kickout? Lazy design.
Quoted from mrclean:
the entire metal mechanical back portion is exposed
Disassemble, paint flat black, reassemble. You'll never see it again. Unless you obsess over this kind of thing, in which case it'll keep you up at night, consumed by thoughts of a vantablack shroud covering the opening. I'm just gonna play & enjoy the game.
Quoted from yuriijos:
Jeff Goldblum callouts would have been much better IMO.
His low baritone and soft enunciation would have a hard time cutting through the din of a modern pinball sound package. High-pitched wisecrackers like Newman (er, Nedry) make for great call outs. See also: Nolan North as Deadpool.
Quoted from Whysnow:
You can get a skillshot, a skill then super, and possibly a skill, then super, then super duper?
I'm hoping for a Super Duper Mega Extreme skill shot, to pay homage to TSPP and the other Keith in pinball.
skill: left ramp
super: + right ramp
super duper: + far left ramp
super duper mega: + far right ramp
super duper mega extreme: + control room, and post comes up to hold the ball for SUPER DUPER MEGA EXTREME animation payoff
Quoted from wesman:
Does anyone have a favorite Stern distributor? One that offers solid pricing and support? Definitely going to consider this seriously for a first Stern purchase.
Trent Augenstein at Tilt Amusements is great, just a few hours west of you in Ohio. In addition to being a reputable, high-volume distributor, he's a straight shooter and knows pinball inside & out as one of the best players in the world. I can't promise he'd deliver to Pittsburgh, but I know he gets around.
This is not a veiled advertisement. I get zero compensation for this; just someone who's had nothing but great experiences with Trent and Tilt.
Quoted from wesman:
Crazy that I never really saw people access the Wonkavator yesterday. I'll admit I suck, but it didn't seem incredibly active in the game at all.
It's a game-to-game carryover feature. Some players may go entire game(s) without locking a ball. Eventually someone will lock ball three, and voilà. Or at least that's my understanding from limited play.
Quoted from wesman:
That's happy hour time baaaaby! Half off excellent belgian drafts at the Sharpe Edge, just a brisk walk away!
Their house draft is so good, Over the Edge triple Belgian IPA. Well-hidden 9.5% ABV. It's a good thing my hotel was in walking distance last time I visited.
Pro translite colors look better in your photos than any I've seen so far. Thanks!
Quoted from wesman:
I think that beer, they actually have brewed in Belgium.
Over the Edge – House Beer of the Sharp Edge
Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Belgium
Belgian IPA, 9.5% abv
Hops abound in this triple Belgian ale, brewed with three times the normal amount of pilsner-malt to build on plenty of raw rich material, and an ‘over the edge’ amount of Hallertau and Aurora hops. Just to make it perfect with a great hoppy nose, a full round complex mouth-feel and a lingering beautiful hoppy aftertaste, in perfect balance with the glow of the 9.5% alcohol by volume. Refermented in the keg (keg conditioned) to infuse the softness and easy drinkability of the natural carbonation.
KME said something to the effect of it being too fast to effectively loop over & over. It's designed to combo into the far left scoop ramp.
I’m not much for toys, but I’d be tempted to nestle a Lego Jeff Goldblum into an unobtrusive place in my game.
Quoted from vicjw66:
They should send all the playfields to Bangladesh or some other place without any regulations, and use that good old toxic clear that seemed to work so well. The new environmentally conscious clear products appear to be inadequate.
I'm pretty much a tree-hugging pinko hippie, but I'll cosign this. All those Spanish and Italian pins from the '70s and '80s have godlike clearcoat. My unrestored Prospector and Farfalla look amazing.
Quoted from rai:
So what does the action button do??
Chooses control room modes. Launches the ball (optional). KME recently said he doesn't like button presses, so I don't know why the game has one. But someone (maybe in this thread) suggested using it to launch the smart missile, and Keith liked the idea. So I wouldn't be surprised to see that in later code.
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