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(Topic ID: 172631)

Pat Lawlor - More Twilight Zone Like Pins


By captjoeb

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by PinNin
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#1 3 years ago

I, for one, consider Twilight Zone to be the holy grail of pins. The shots, the flow, the toys, etc. is pure design genius. I don't want to use my phone to make shots. A "shootin' man's game" is the physical act of hitting the target so you get an opportunity to shoot for more. While the theme matters, it's the basic fulfillment of completing the challenge set in front of you equalling fun. My son and I have enjoyed playing his games more than any other. Here's to hoping Pat gets back to what has made him the legend. I am really rooting for him and hope he does knock it out of the park. Thanks.

#2 3 years ago

I do like alot of pats machines. TZ may be my favorite machine. I'm excited to see what else he does with JJP!

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from Cloud7:

I do like alot of pats machines. TZ may be my favorite machine. I'm excited to see what else he does with JJP!

Pat is the most expensive pinball designer in the industry.

This might be a one and done for JJP.

#4 3 years ago

Nope he's doing another pin for JJP the process of which has begun.

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Nope he's doing another pin for JJP the process of which has begun.

I thought he was. From the way he was talking at expo it seemed that way.

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from Magic_Mike:

Pat is the most expensive pinball designer in the industry.
This might be a one and done for JJP.

At todays price points a high BPM should be easily absorbed...

#7 3 years ago

Love TZ, we have an early sample - also love WOZ which is (so far) thr modern equivalent. Dialed in looks fun; here's to another Lawlor pin!! Stern better get going on that monster bash remake or something..

#8 3 years ago

Wait does that mean Pat is doing Toy Story?!

#9 3 years ago

to each his own, I am not a huge TZ fan but I love whirlwind and earth shaker

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

to each his own, I am not a huge TZ fan but I love whirlwind and earth shaker

I also really like earthshaker and whirlwind too! Earthshaker in particular!

#11 3 years ago

I gravitate to fast and flow so Ritchie & Gomez get me. I like Pats designs as well, even RollerCoaster Tycoon lol. Borg really seems to bridge the styles mixing flow with some stop and go. Guess I just like pinball

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from captjoeb:

I, for one, consider Twilight Zone to be the holy grail of pins. The shots, the flow, the toys, etc. is pure design genius. I don't want to use my phone to make shots. A "shootin' man's game" is the physical act of hitting the target so you get an opportunity to shoot for more. While the theme matters, it's the basic fulfillment of completing the challenge set in front of you equalling fun. My son and I have enjoyed playing his games more than any other. Here's to hoping Pat gets back to what has made him the legend. I am really rooting for him and hope he does knock it out of the park. Thanks.

Have you played Dialed In yet? Most of the people coming out of expo stated it was classic Lawlor, and a ton of fun. I watched the Buffalo Pinball video feed when they were showing off Dialed In, and it looked great. I'm anxiously waiting for it to show up somewhere on the west coast, so I can play it myself and determine if Pat Lawlor it truly back. I'm hoping so.

The whole using a cell phone to make shots is a gimmick and has been stated over and over that it is not required to play. Just something extra to show off innovation.

#13 3 years ago

I am also in the club. Collecting pind for nearly 15 years now, in the beginning I did not know about designers, sound engeneers, etc , pp ... later on I "realised" this and came always back to PL games. I have had them nearly all for a while but from my 15 machines actual are TZ, WhiWi and TAF are my keepers. A RS found its way also to me some weeks ago .... I alwys come back to hist design and love the kind of flow. I am looking forward for the DialedIn , even I am not really warm with the design ... but will give it a try !

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#14 3 years ago
Quoted from captjoeb:

I, for one, consider Twilight Zone to be the holy grail of pins. The shots, the flow, the toys, etc. is pure design genius. I don't want to use my phone to make shots. A "shootin' man's game" is the physical act of hitting the target so you get an opportunity to shoot for more. While the theme matters, it's the basic fulfillment of completing the challenge set in front of you equalling fun. My son and I have enjoyed playing his games more than any other. Here's to hoping Pat gets back to what has made him the legend. I am really rooting for him and hope he does knock it out of the park. Thanks.

Member for 3 years and this is your first and only post?

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Member for 3 years and this is your first and only post?

so?

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from DeeGor:

Have you played Dialed In yet? Most of the people coming out of expo stated it was classic Lawlor, and a ton of fun. I watched the Buffalo Pinball video feed when they were showing off Dialed In, and it looked great. I'm anxiously waiting for it to show up somewhere on the west coast, so I can play it myself and determine if Pat Lawlor it truly back. I'm hoping so.
The whole using a cell phone to make shots is a gimmick and has been stated over and over that it is not required to play. Just something extra to show off innovation.

I watched the unveiling on periscope at home, and I have to admit at first I was confused by the name and what the theme actually was. The cell phone thing kind of worried me too. I went to expo on saturday and played it a handful of times. I had a blast!! It is a very fun game!! Everyone I was talking to in line waiting to play, was excited to play it again.

#17 3 years ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Member for 3 years and this is your first and only post?

Some people take more time than others to type.

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Nope he's doing another pin for JJP the process of which has begun.

This is exciting news if that's the case!

Do we know yet if it's going to be licensed or another original theme?

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from Magic_Mike:

This is exciting news if that's the case!
Do we know yet if it's going to be licensed or another original theme?

Don't see how "exciting" fits here...Jack is gonna need a big seller after this. Period.

#21 3 years ago

Don't go writing off Dialed In just yet. It's selling so far despite not being in production for a bit.

1 month later
#22 3 years ago

Did a small video for Xmas for those who are not on the expo this year. I like Pat Lawlor’s games and I really glad to see him back. The first part shows the introduction from Jack to Dialed In! and how it comes that Pat is back!!!

https://vimeo.com/196945377

In the video are also numbers of how much are sold (13th October 2016).

Merry Christmas!

PS:
It seems that I not a verified member on pinside, so can not bring back an old thread. Maybe an mod. think it‘s good to move my posting, please do so. Maybe to this one:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jjp-3-pat-lawlors-next-pin
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/why-is-pat-lawlor-not-back-in-the-game

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