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Rick & Morty Pinball from Spooky!


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Post #619 Per Charlie: "750 is the limit. (No BS)" Posted by SpookyLuke (1 year ago)

Post #997 List of Distributors Posted by KingPinGames (1 year ago)

Post #1081 BS Edition Posted by cmack750 (1 year ago)

Post #1157 More Charlie (from Spooky) clarification Posted by SpookyCharlie (1 year ago)

Post #1790 Fang club information Posted by SpookyLuke (1 year ago)

Post #1945 Under playfield reveal Posted by SpookyLuke (1 year ago)

Post #2109 Ordering info Posted by SpookyLuke (1 year ago)

Post #2509 Sales Info and Play Reveal Video Posted by Borygard (1 year ago)

Post #2529 Game Features Posted by Palmer (1 year ago)

Post #2555 BS Edition Pics Posted by AxelBlonde (1 year ago)

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#2 1 year ago

No need for the question mark! Change that to an exclamation!!!!!!

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

I thought it was going to be Killer Klowns From Outer Space, that had a chance. This has zero chance. Who the hell are Rick and Morty?

lol are you living under a Rock?

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from TheBEAVR:

Limited to 750.....and they're gone....

is that the edition size?

turns out this hair-do was a hint???

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#39 1 year ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

That is a solid team. Congrats.

I would say!

The spooky dream team TBT!

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from bkerins:

Yes. Scott Danesi design, Eric Priepke as lead programmer, myself on rules design, David van Es on animations, and more...

I assume OG content from the show creators?
Voice work by the pros?

#50 1 year ago

anyone that is not familiar with the series... it is basically simpsons/futruama but more intelligent Futurama type comedy. It is funny, strange, and somewhat disturbing at times (in a very good way)

Also some very good characters.

#58 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Don;t tarnish R&M name with the Simpsons please.


it is Groening ish type of style and settings.

The comedy is so much better but had obvious inspiration (what animated series doesn't honestly)

#70 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

Why limit Spooky's upside on likely their biggest pin to date? Could sell as much as their first 3 combined.

My guess is that Spooky has been very clear on their desire to stay right sized for them. They want to build games at the right rate for them to stay safe, keep good people in work, and build them in a time frame typically set by license constraints (i.e. 24 months)

#94 1 year ago
Quoted from db666:

Two flipper buttons?

And no plunger

#157 1 year ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Wish I could get really excited over this news - I'm not familiar with the show at all though.
Nonetheless, I look forward to the game's reveal and will keep an open mind in the meantime!

Only a 3 seasons and fourth just started. Pretty easy to get caught up if you are interested

#353 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

It's a theme my kids and I all love. Now I've got to choose between House of Horrors and this.

honest reply... Go play HOH and go read the owners thread to see the pretty much constant issues many of us have been having.
EHOH is a mess out of the box. I suggest waiting that one out no matter what/where you spend your NIB money.

on the flipside, it seems R&M is going to sell quick (possibly before any of us get to play it due to FOMO?)

#358 1 year ago

so when do we get to see the layout, art, etc...?

#361 1 year ago
Quoted from Borygard:

Christmas 2019.
Rob Anthony
Pinball Classics
Quality Board Work - In Home Service
borygard at gmail dot com

I thought maybe they would be delivering the first ones then?
Was hopeful for details today

#364 1 year ago
Quoted from Borygard:

I think expectations are way out of wack on this. They MAY ship a game or two by then, but everyone thinking they're shipping these to customers within 20 days is unrealistic.
Christmas 2019 in the teaser, simply means it will be shown by then.
Rob Anthony
Pinball Classics
Quality Board Work - In Home Service
borygard at gmail dot com

good to know!

The teaser vid left me with lots of excitement and questions

So by Dec 25th we should see full package?

#392 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeS:

Knowing the team involved including Scott, Eric P, Bowen

as I understand it, this is Eric on code!

also, dont forget David VanEs for what is arguably the best video dude in the business currently.

#597 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

People throwing money at their monitors and others crying 750 LE machines isn’t enough indicates R&M is one hot property. All this hype before we have seen a pic, watched a vid or seen a game. With shipping expected to start in three weeks the excitement is off the charts.

They clarified earlier that REVEAL is expected at xmas.

I personally am hoping shipping follows closely!

I do think some hype is warranted. Great theme, Spooky has their shit together, Scott D with his sophomore design, Eric P gets a shot to really shine (and he is a great guy), plus Bown with D1 rules, and David VanEs on graphic.

Bonus with Scott D on some music
Plus real voice actors!

How can a fan of the theme not be pumped?

I mean, I need to see and play... but excitment should be off the charts for those that dig this.

#770 1 year ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Hang out with Ross more

I like hanging w Ross. We had a really fun time at Olympics

#964 1 year ago
Quoted from Borygard:

Pretty sure I've said this to you before in person, but using Stern as a guide for quality of parts used in a game isn't a good idea. They have their issues too, and parts quality it's right up there.
No doubt Spooky is improving everyday. And current production is leaps and bounds better than the first games. Can't ask for much more than that.
Rob Anthony
Pinball Classics
Quality Board Work - In Home Service
borygard at gmail dot com

As an operator of every Stern game in the past 5+ years, they should often be used as an example of what NOT to do.

Most recently... don’t use cheap ass screws for flipper plates (drilling multiple snapped off screws is not fun on route) and done use those shit coil stops.

Flipper parts are the most important in the entire game. stern has royally Fd that up for the past 1.5 years.

Finally got to the point that could stops need to be stocked in bulk and we bought a pile of spare flipper plates to make it easier to swap on the fly rather than drill on location

#1006 1 year ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

Spooky Pinball (WI Based)
PinballStar Amusements (PA Based)
KingPin Games (WI Based)
Nitro Amusements (WA Based)
Lock When Lit (MO Based)
I believe that is it for USA distributors.

Just do your research folks.

Spooky, pinball star, kingpin, and lock when lit are all good distributors and great people. Please support them if you are looking for a game!

#1106 1 year ago

I am not sure why so many people are completely incapable of reading the posts and understanding what is very clear?

750 total games. That is it. No more and no less.

You want a game? Then you should probably join the gang club to have a shot. Sounds like they will sell out and the gang club members have the first possible shot at them.

#1143 1 year ago
Quoted from razorsedge:

Despite this, many many people will join understandably thinking this will secure them a game.
It should be made clearer that this membership does NOT (apparently) secure them a copy of RaM.

It is perfectly clear. The fan club is just that. A fan club.

With that membership, you get some swag and the Access to POSSIBLY buy a game two weeks before those not in the club.

It clearly says no refunds.

#1173 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

One thing I have learned with Spooky is if you have the patience and can wait for the dust to settle, you can usually end up with a machine at or below retail at a later date. For those who want to own it right away-it turns into a feeding frenzy because of the wait. Watching people wanting TNA so bad they were willing to pay a premium to jump the line-and people were willing to make a premium selling their spot in line. Now that all of them are all made(for now),there are plenty to be had-no more frenzy.
The big difference with TNA was that it had nothing to do with theme. The gameplay and design sold itself. I have no idea what the following for Rick and Morty is or will be, but gameplay and layout will also need to be of importance.

And the speculating begins.

Can we at least wait till the reveal. Lol

#1177 1 year ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Let me help you...
"It's terrible!... it's great!... art sucks!... best art ever!... code is lame!... rules are amazing!... you're old!... damn kids!... this show is dumb!... this show is brilliant!... if you like this game you are stupid!... if you like whatever game you like you are stupid!... this company sucks!... best company ever!... game is too hard!... game is a challenge!... they nailed it!... terrible integration!... 10k by Christmas!... terrible investment!... LIONMAN!!!"
Did I miss anything?

galaxy under glass
and something about BFK being old...

that should sum it up

#1192 1 year ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

If you are on a list, it should go that way. If not, find a different distributor next time. That's for my company. I cant speak for the ways other do it.

How long is your list/ do you have likely allocation still that exceeds your current list?

In other words, can someone get on your list now and still secure a game once the fang club orders open?

#1262 1 year ago

So how do people think this is all going to play out for game storyline?

Will there be episodes featured as modes?
Will the game essentially be its own episode/ adventure and a completely unique storyline?
Characters as shots on the pf?

I see so many fun directions this could go!

I really hope the storyboard for this has the show creators involved also.

#1265 1 year ago
Quoted from garretswinning:

Im curious what shipping costs will be in the states if you order directly from spooky. If your going through spooky vs. A distrubitor you would think it would be a little cheaper cause your cutting out what the distributors cut would be....havent purchased directly from them. Someone else have any experience or knowledge on this.

Shipping is same. All games ship out of Benton wi.

No difference

Also, spooky let’s people pick up games so there is always that option no matter whom you buy from.

#1271 1 year ago
Quoted from CKrueger:

I'll pay extra for the "Non-Temp Edition", please.

this is a VERY good point and I think why we have seen steady increase in all aspects of build quality and consistency with Spooky.

I think many of the major issue I experience on route games with other companies is largely due to a boom/bust temporary staff that makes mistakes and is in constant learning curve.

#1402 1 year ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

I prefer Ben being on YouTube. He just had a cool video making an Atari 2600 handheld console. Whatever he builds, it’s obvious that he’s very skilled.

in case yall have not been paying attention... Ben was on the latest spooky podcast and also part of the group at what appeared to be the final pow-wow for RandM (in social media stuff). Looks like Ben is once again back helping team Spooky? (a great thing in my mind as Ben is extremely creative, smart, and will push the rest of the team in a good way)

#1411 1 year ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Hoping price is same as AC.

What was the price point for AC? (I honestly dont remember)

Also, what was price point w add-ons for AC?

#1415 1 year ago


my guess is we will see something added to pay for the license?
maybe $500? That would likely cover the art, character use, and most importantly... the full voice work

just a wild ass guess, but I am expecting there will be something additional for r&m

That seems to be what Stern does also for the larger licenses (i.e. running premium only for Beatles/Elvira to offset the license cost)

#1416 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeS:

My guess would be around $6800 but we'll have to wait and see.

we are usually on the same page
I was guessing 7k for normal version
7500 for BS
8500 for BS with butter (is butter going to be an option on this one?)

#1486 1 year ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

You can always just order the game 2 weeks later without joining the club. So what, you'll have a 6 month wait or so like all the other non-club members. Options for everyone!

So you are predicting 240 BS games sold? (24 weeks at 19 games per week)

#1494 1 year ago
Quoted from Airball:

If You join fang club then buy Rick and Marty pin in the fang club time line does that mean those will be built and shipped first?

Pretty sure that is the case

#1527 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I hope we don't see a bunch of spot flippers if it's profitable to do so.

Agreed. I think they could alleviate that and the speculation (which is bad for business) by just making spots transferable for $500. That should reduce the Kaneda types that constantly buy and resell spots. Also makes sales more real and saves spooky the time and effort of having to deal with transfers.

My local liquor store got sick of the flippers for rare bourbon and has installed a lottery for rare stuff but you are required to open and sample before you leave the store (prevents flipping of unopened bottles)

#1529 1 year ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Loving all this wad talk

Have you blown your wad Jay?

#1557 1 year ago
Quoted from Zitt:

That's funking stoopid.
What if the Bourbon is an investment... I mean; I'm not a drinker. But aren't wines bought on speculation? IE certain bottles are much more expensive if the "year" is good. By forcing the owner to "open" and "sample"... they just killed that market (if it's a market on bourbon).
Glad I'm not in that area.

nah, they believe that bourbon is for drinking (as do I)
bourbon is not like wine in any way in this manner.

What they have done is limit their buyer to those they care to have (i.e. locals that drink, rather than out of staters that flip)

When a company has a product in high demand but a price set by the supplier, then this seems like a great way to ensure you cater to your regulars that actually spend more money in your store.

#1567 1 year ago
Quoted from j_m_:

without attempting to derail this thread too much, I've been told that bourbon sales have actually been on the downtick in the last year+. speculators are easing up and the public should start seeing reasonable 2nd market prices for things like rip and pappy van winkle soon

Also, the makers have been able to adjust other stuff that was supposed to come out of barrel earlier once the boom started 6ish years ago.
The supply will start to get better. Hopefully this also means the demand from speculators continues to fall.

Quoted from screaminr:

That doesn't sound very American to me . If it's for sale whether you're a local or from interstate you should be allowed to buy it , drink it , flip it , or do whatever you want .

American is getting drunk on whiskey. That beats all aspects of free market economy.

#1707 1 year ago
Quoted from PDX-Mike:

Everyone posting their order # from Spooky for their Fang Club purchase, it has zero to do with the game and or a line! Being a Fang Club member is like getting access to concert ticket pre sales. Doesn't get you in line, just gives you 14 days before the general public have access when they go sale. When they go on sale would be first come first serve.

I think people are posting more so to get an idea of how many fang club memberships have been sold.
That way they have an idea of hypothetical demand before we even see the game.

With 600+ memberships sold, I would guess the hype is more real than I realized.

Honestly a liitle nervous now that I see so many sold already.

#1992 1 year ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Isn't there?

I believe it is called Danesi’s Horseshoe?

#2515 1 year ago

Liking what I see!

#2587 1 year ago
Quoted from zucot:

What's the deal with the exposed metal on the left side of the right ramp? Missing sleeve or something?
How does the right orbit work? looks like there's a little ball guide that can send the ball back to the upper right flipper?

That exposed metal appears to be a shot that triggers a captive ball

#2602 1 year ago
Quoted from GrimDog:

I’m with you. I want to order BSE for the line spot but that armor and purple are hideous.

Really? I am not typically a colored armor person but think the BSE looks great!

#2739 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

Now that Spooky has made toys on a spring cool, I can finally not be ashamed of my Tie Fighter on a spring .

Looks more like AFM saucer that a toy on a spring?

#2919 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

There is no good reason Spooky could not show a real gameplay video. If it’s because of Cartoon Network prohibition they could have shot a video of white wood and/or not shown the display and call outs. But at least I’d be able to see something about how it shoots.

I would love to have a 4hr Jack Danger stream, but I can completely understand why that is not an option in this case (License and needing to make things happen on their timing).

All said, I think the photos and promo video are more than enough to have a pretty good idea of how this thing shoots.
Count off the shots, visualize each one and where you would hit it from the flipper, watch the video 18 more times and pause it where needed to help visualize.
We see the whole package, shots and returns, and everyone should have a pretty solid idea on how this plays.

Sure, we all have a little bit of blind faith needed since we have not played it ourselves... but this is more than we get for many releases.

#2976 1 year ago
Quoted from razorsedge:

.... neither! ... I hope! Lol

obviously like neither!

Not similar in any way.

#2993 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Thanks didn’t mean to say the layout was like one of those pins. Just that one pin has imminently makable shots (some harder than others). The other pin was called a brick fest. I’m buying without playing don’t want to get a pig in a poke if you ever heard that expression.
Thanks for reply and I love TNA hopefully RM is as great.

all shots look to be a variety of easy to hard based on width, flipper point of launch, and general geometry. I see some open shots and some tighter shots IMHO (guessing the end of flipper from upper r will take me a bit of time to find; like JP2 shot did)

#3011 1 year ago
Quoted from Richthofen:

The left ramp and right feed to the upper flipper look really narrow. I thought alice cooper was an amazing achievement for Spooky, I just thought the shot tolerance was so narrow that it was hard to get into a rhythm to shoot multiple shots. I'm hoping Rick and Morty plays a little faster than Alice Cooper in that regard. As an example, a game like JP, there's the narrow right ramp and right orbit shot but the left T-rex shot is forgiving and a nice bailout. I felt like on Alice Cooper there was no bailout or otherwise forgiving shot.

Left ramp looks open to me (and a natural placement on flipper). It does look steep but hard to tell till I play.

The UR flipper feed appears narrow but still looks to be 1.25 -1.5 balls wide which is plenty. I am assuming the short plunge to upper right will be used when needed? Also, sounds like right orbit can divert as bail out?

#3021 1 year ago

F5, F5 F5!

#3079 1 year ago

I got in right away. Thanks work network connection!!!!

#3108 1 year ago

for those getting errors, just keep trying.

Their system is bogged down. Try and try again. If you are crashing, so are others with them in theri cart so that means they are still available.

#3113 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

How did you get a number before mine, when I finished with my order like 5 minutes ago LOL

carted probably held the number through check out.

#3332 1 year ago

all these order numbers mean very little/ nothing FWIW.

Once all the dust settles, Spooky will collate all the numbers , move BSE to the front, and then assign actual order/game numbers.

I mean an earlier order gets your game earlier, but keep in mind that they have to shuffle them all together and prioritize BSE.

#3338 1 year ago

agreed! It would be hard not to like this whole team!

So excited to finally get to be on the fun times train for a release! I have never had a licensed theme I have been excited for before this. Toss on the team that made this and I love it when a plan all comes together!

Congrats to Spooky and the whole design team!

#3479 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

It will be a hot seller the first 3-6 months of production or so... then things will fade slowly away...just to many new pins coming out that have potential to be amazing. Just not enough room and money to go around to sustain things.... u will be able to get things down the road for not blown up prices if you missed out today .

broken record status has been reached...

can we start a club thread now for those of us that want to talk about the game and not bashing what it is going to sell for later because... Keep the speculation in this thread and let's talk game stuff in the club thread.

#3645 1 year ago

Hey robin

Is this the quickest a thread has ever gone to 4k posts?

#3646 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

You picked one hell of a morning to do this is all I can say.

what version did you get O?

#3686 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Nimblenuts just woke my sorry ass up. I'm floundering trying to order a bloodsucker.

hurry the hell up and pick up the phone!

#3687 1 year ago
Quoted from j_m_:

I wonder if someone is holding off to try and get the very last one available

I assume the last goes to charity auction again at PBL

#3734 1 year ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:


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#3796 1 year ago
Quoted from seenev:

Anyone else relieved that it sold out and now you don't have to worry about impulse buying it and explaining it to the wife?


Wife was all for this! Our xmas present to each other!!!!!

She is good looking, a Dr., and loves pinball!

(no, she does not have any sisters... sorry suckers)

#3879 1 year ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

Tough choice...does Pinside want early code so they can complain about the code or wait for better code so they can complain about the wait?

I say just wait till Eric says it is good enough to show.

No real reason to just provide fodder to the haters.

Show us the game play once Jack can come do a proper stream.

#3973 1 year ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

I hope they plan to use or offer some type of protector for the scoops because that middle one especially is gonna get eaten alive. Also does spooky offer playfield protectors?

Spooky scoops and PF are super solid. When I get a chance I’ll grab a photo of TNA #2 that has been on route since it came out and has thousands of plays.

#4028 1 year ago
Quoted from mariobeans:

someones already selling a spot for 50k! most likely satire , but you never know
Could only copy the link to the search since when I click on the sale it redirects me to my ebay app.
ebay.com link

If spooky wants to cancel the Dbags order, I will donate $100 to a charity of their choice.

#4077 1 year ago
Quoted from Fytr:

I'm sure he's getting his through Cointaker, they are his enabler.

I don’t think they are a spooky distributor?

#4082 1 year ago
Quoted from ausretrogamer:

People saying Pinside represents a minority when it comes to buying pinball machines are kidding themselves. This game proved that.

I would guess only 1/3 of these went to pinsiders?

#4085 1 year ago
Quoted from BoJo:

Don't think they carry Spooky. Likely Pinball Star since Joe has been on his show.

In that case... Joe. Same offer
Cancel his order and I will donate $100 to your charity of choice

#4099 1 year ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Chris just called me! He said if they cancel your order he will donate $200! (true)


#4121 1 year ago

So looking forward to playing this!

#4283 1 year ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

Diverter to direct the right orbit to the garage or loop it around at the upper flipper from across the playfield.

is this a player controlled diverter?

please say it is!

#4289 1 year ago
Quoted from Bitbuster:

I don‘t really see a problem with using a toy on playfield that‘s readily available. If it does the job why go through the (costly) lengths of doing the same thing as a custom toy? It would only drive the price of the machine up.
So I think it‘s actually a smart move by spooky. Saves us money and them money.

not to mention that using pre-made toys is common practice on games forever.

I am just glad the spaceship is AFM style (honestly a cool and simple mech) and that it appears decked out in lighting. I bet it feels pretty interactive (response even though ball does not hit it directly. I like those sort of toys.

#4378 1 year ago
Quoted from davisjl1979:

I may have missed it, but do we know when we get our official place in the queue?

I think they have to collate all the numbers, order to put BS people in front and standard in back, and then send out emails to let everyone know.

I would guess in the next few days (just a guess)

#4487 1 year ago
Quoted from j_m_:

ok, here's a topper idea. someone make it happen (and then give me royalties for every one sold
portal with a rotating swirling effect. in front it is one of those spinning LED fan-type displays with clips that play with rick & morty and various other show characters appearing to pop in/out and out of the portal

I think just a portal that spins and lights up. Then I wand a fan behind it that is facing away from you. Like an inverse wwind, so you can feel the portal sucking you in.

#4593 1 year ago
Quoted from HB_GAMER:

He is ogling her goodies

I would hope so. They are besties after all

#4701 1 year ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

The Anti-gravity Device (magnasave) works in a really cool old school way on this game. You charge the anti-gravity device using the captive ball (Flooble Crank Post). If you need to use the magnet to save a ball from the outlane, you can tap or hold the secondary button on the right side of the cabinet. The magnet will activate for as long as you hold it and as long as you have charge left. It is 100% time to charge based. You can conserve the charge by tapping, but if you get in a bad situation, you can press and hold and attempt to gain control and drop it down the inlane. This is my personal favorite way that magnasaves are implemented and I have not seen it done like this in a while. There is no exposed core, so pressing and holding is not a guarantee that you will save the ball. I usually just tap it away from the outlane and some of the time, it will flip back up and over the sling back into play.
Sorry for the lengthy responses.

best kind of magna save!

#4826 1 year ago

It is not that hard to put it all together.

Some went to distributors, some went to spooky, some went to distributors, some went to spooky.

Your order number means very little other than a rough idea of when you will end up.

#4832 1 year ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

Some orders were t shirt or just fang club is my guess.

Yup and some order were standards that get pushed back.

Guessing some orders were also asked to be pushed back.

Things move around when they shuffle it all together.

#4838 1 year ago
Quoted from yancy:

If I was Charlie I’d lose my fucking mind reading all this crap.

Gotta keep in mind that some of these people were buying in just to flip and to do that they were shooting for first 100 games.

Sad reality of how this works for some in the hobby.

#4840 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Again, it's 50/50. 375 machines to distributors and 375 direct. If someone who was machine number 90 in the order direct from spooky, they should have #180 ish game number. Not 385?

What was your order number?

Guessing that some distributors got more games earlier in the cue (honestly makes sense)

#4854 1 year ago
Quoted from guitarded:

I don't care when it gets here.
I'm gettin' a fucking Rick and Morty Pinball machine!

Same! Been rewatching from the start of season 1 and getting more pumped. Guess I will rewatch multiple times before my own game but that is cool.

#4865 1 year ago
Quoted from donkadelic:

Ok...please tell us how we're misinterpreting these numbers?
1791 121
1792 122
1875 362
1882 369
1886 373
1910 393
1912 395
1977 476
1982 458
1986 461
2018 488

You are not misinterpreting. Just seems like you were looking for something to get frustrated with imho.

It seems lots of early games are going to distributors? Makes sense to have and build that relationship for all involved IME

#4877 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Right it's like 100 games, 50 direct, then anther 100 games, and then more direct. When you are getting a game 3-5 months later than what you had expected, people have a right to be upset.

I think it is a matter of setting bad expectations for ourselves in that case.

Totally get being hopeful for an earlier game, but we all ordered And rolled the dice for when we would get in.

#4906 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

So, you go to a theme park or line up outside a store for that new iphone, and suddenly they decide for some reason, that they are going to start from the middle of the line instead of the front.

I guess I thought of it more like a concert on sale. There were 1000 people trying for 750 seats to a special show. Once I got my order number I was put in a cue and pumped that I was in the door for the show. Then my tickets showed up and I know where I will sit.

If I don’t like my seat then I could sell it or try to buy a closer one.

In my case, I had an early number in line (got lucky on work CPU that is lightning quick), but I want to sit in a specific spot further back ( for my own reasons).

Just different expectations I guess

#4931 1 year ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

Honestly, this reads like it is very stressful for you. I would just bail while you can.... We are talking about an expensive toy. These aren't kidneys or water bottles after a hurricane.
I am not sure what there is to figure out- You place an order, the company sends you an ETA for your order.... seems pretty upfront to me.

Whiskey shit! I agree with Tim!

That is telling. Anyone this stressed already should probably just sell their spot.

This is going to be a long ride for anyone freaking out this much at this stage.

This is supposed to be the “pumped I am in” stage still.

#4944 1 year ago
Quoted from donkadelic:

ok this is super useful...
so order 1818 is 143...
order 1827......is 262
they did 100 offline orders inbetween those 9 online orders....

With 5? Distributors that seems to make sense to me.

I think it is time for a beer and a deep breath now?

#4964 1 year ago
Quoted from donkadelic:

Do you not understand that this makes even less sense, not more. Look at the order # vs game # list. There are no multiples or very little, or they would be further spread apart....the numbers do not lie here


Dude, just go list your game for sale. Somebody needs to be the first to do it.

If you put it up for sale at cost right now then you can probably get out quickly.

Edit: Luke said he would take care of your cancelation. Please take him up on the offer.

#4970 1 year ago
Quoted from donkadelic:

Don't take this wrong way I'm not trying to be offensive here, just looking for an honest explanation as the one you've given just doesn't make any sense. If you're saying we're just lying about the numbers and shut up and take it that's totally fine but let's be reasonable here....the numbers don't lie.

He is being beyond reasonable and offering you a refund right now on a non-refundable deposit. I would not wait it out.

Everyone else seems to get it. Go get a beer. This is way to much stress for a pinball

#5167 1 year ago

Anyone playing pinball tonight? 36 people at the local monthly tourney tonight.

Big Rick and Morty launch party will be happening once our MADISON Pinball game arrives ( hoping for January)
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#5169 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yes, but I'm stuck at home with the usual assortment of crappy old games.

Still waiting for my invite!

#5172 1 year ago
Quoted from kettchxxii:

Did Santa not make it out tonight? He was out last night!
Big Rick and Morty launch party will be happening once our CRAFT BEER PINBALL LEAGUE game arrives ( hoping for January)
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Have not seen Santa. Granted there are so many people here it would be hard to tell.

#5188 1 year ago
Quoted from floyd1977:

Whysnow May need to take a trip up to Madison at some point if I don't find a RaM in the Chicago area. Otherwise it's June 2021 for me!
I hope there will be one or two at MGC, though I don't know that Spooky will have incentive to bring one being they're all sold out, but maybe an owner will bring one.

Would love to see you! Lmk when you are coming. Maybe come for the launch party.

#5191 1 year ago
Quoted from The_Casual:

If you think some people are upset now, wait until they hear/remember some of the distributors game #s. Lol

Who is the jerry that scammed their way to getting #1? We should probably squanch him.

#5239 1 year ago
Quoted from Groo:

We should decide on a name here for when it can become official.

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub seems obvious

#5306 1 year ago

so looking fwd to the Danesi Horseshoe!

#5379 1 year ago
Quoted from bemmett:

I think next time Spooky should put an agreement that if you sell your spot within a month or two or whatever time frame after reserving that you forfeit your spot. Then can have a process of a waiting list where they could refund a deposit and give it to the next interested party. People that bought this just to flip are tool bags.

this is actually a GREAT idea!

Spooky sold you a game number. I see real benefits of making it very simple. You have game #50 and opt to sell it, then cool. You want to transfer ownership of that game pre-delivery then the new person will have the 750th game made. Everyone else moves forward one spot in the cue.

If you want to take delivery and then sell your physical game, then so be it.

Pretty obvious a few people looked at this like a $1500 investment which they think they can flip for double because they got an early game.

#5395 1 year ago
Quoted from Morinack:

I still want to know who has game #420.
It has relevance if you are from Colorado.
I'd be willing to throw a little money towards swapping for my #427 spot.

sorry... ain't swapping

Will be bolted on the floor next to TNA #420

#5435 1 year ago

the waves of pure excitement for this game are so amazing!!!

#5455 1 year ago

Hey Mod team.

What would it take to get these ads for presale spots correctly categorized as NOT being a game?

I noticed with acnc that they are used in the Pinside algorithm for calculating avg sales price. It makes for shitty data

#5530 1 year ago
Quoted from Russell:

Starting to think about what game should be in my cabin at Dory Hill alongside Rick and Morty. Doctor Who? TNA? Would still love to find a good Time Fantasy. Other ideas?

TNA for sure! A designer themed cabin is always a great idea!

#5534 1 year ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

ran to Pinball Life yesterday to grab the first batch of parts


#5587 1 year ago

I can’t remember who but I promised a picture of TNA #2 to show scoop quality of pf for spooky games.

This game likely has more play than almost any TNA given how long it has been on route and constant play.

You can see just the slightest amount of wear starting. This is impressive compared to any other game.

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#5735 1 year ago

R&M it is! '

That is good, because I was going to start using lllMB
'lick lick lick my balls'

#5907 1 year ago

Thinking of you and good luck!

#5941 1 year ago

Merry Rickmas beeotches!

#5953 1 year ago
Quoted from dnapac:

Isn’t the Danesi lock 2.0/space ship/scoop a major toy...on top of that, the Danesi 2.0 is pretty revolutionary. Nothing like it in pinball that I know of.

Yeah. Huge toy, interacts with balls, multiple active locks.

He is just trolling

#5958 1 year ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

I like the ramp lowering in Stranger Things and hitting the ball into the Demogorgon.
I like hitting the draw bridge in MM and it lowering to destroy the castle.
Again just a major thing that is the main focus in a game.

Like a horseshoe triple ball lock mech that can juggle balls around, open up, deflect balls, has two controlled drop targets, and presumably an AFM type space ship that shakes along with all this?

As for stranger things, I gotta be honest. That toy pretty much blows. The big wide panel opens to be a ramp to blast balls all over the place, the toy is very tough to get a ball in it, and currently it does nothing. No interaction, no shaking, just a hole.

As far as toys go, it is pretty lame.

#6423 1 year ago

Same and super excited to play this.

Luke, how about and update?

You building games this week or waiting on final sign offs from licensing?

#6426 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

I hope that or that they are spending time over the holidays relaxing with friends and family.

Holiday is over

Get to work if you want them cheese balls!

(Says the guy that has been partying in NYC for a long weekend, lol)

#6436 1 year ago
Quoted from SDTMinSTL:

Just to add to the request for order numbers...
I am 87 and that was through Zach @ Flip N Out.

When did he become a distributor?

Saw that GAP is claiming to be one now also?

#6509 1 year ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

You got it! Keep it cool and just be glad that:
1 - We have a F*cking R&M machine (seriously, HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?)
2 - You're in on one
3 - You've got one of the best teams/companies in pinball building it
There are people that aren't in on one and would be happy to have the last spot in line. I count my blessing when I get them.

I am so flipping excited!

#6642 1 year ago

Final payment mailed.

Things are getting closer.

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#6678 1 year ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

Paying with a check instead of a CC puts a little extra cash in Spooky's coffers. It's basically like handing them an extra $100.

correct and why I always pay them with a check.

As for person asking about add-on list; I dont have it handy but am sure luke or someone from team spooky could post it.

#6688 1 year ago
Quoted from tacshose:

if someone REALLY wants my spot

don't worry... they dont

If they did, it would be sold already. Then again, when games in the early 100s have sold for 1k premium over deposit... do you really expect to get anything extra for a spot that is more than 1/2 year out at best?

For anyone shopping, there are distributors with spots still available for no premium.

#6751 1 year ago

Can we normalize masterbation in 2020?

Serious. Everyone does it. No reason to shelter the kids from it.

#6759 1 year ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

It was normal for me in the 60's.

hoping it did not stop back then

I hear after 70, just dust comes out.

#6804 1 year ago
Quoted from PoMC:

If you’re buying this pin, you’re not concerned that ACNC has so many serious problems that have yet to be resolved by Spooky?
Sure, this is your dream theme, but so was Alice Cooper for those buyers. Now they’re stuck with a game that constantly resets due to memory leaks and many issues with the mechs. I have two friends with ACNC and no way I was going to even think about buying Rick and Morty until I saw Spooky could finish their prior game.

Not concerned since you are a known troll and hater. Vast majority of TNA and ACNC appear to be very stoked on the games. Spooky build quality from TNA onward is the best in the business.

Memory leak issue is a code/proc thing and they have beefed up CPU to help deal with that. In my experience, It only happens when you leave your game on for days at a time. Just power off the game once in a while. Problem solved.

#6859 1 year ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

Just a clarification on this. The memory leak is not a Multimorphic P3-ROC issue. It is a software issue on the PC. This issue is being worked on for ACNC as we speak (I have seen the new code) and this has been proactively addressed for R&M and will not be an issue there. The reason we put a larger computer in it was to handle the vast amounts of HD video that are going in this thing. We wanted more RAM, more CPU, and a better video processor. The PC that we are using is also made from off the shelf parts, which I am a huge advocate of.

thanks for clarity. Someone much smarter than I explained it as a software/code/proc/cpu combined issue and that there were many ways to attack it.
They said the new/better/bigger CPU would take care of it.

Glad to hear it is software and being fixed. That is better than hardware!

#6974 1 year ago
Quoted from docquest:

Do the recent spooky games have an optional headphone jack with volume control on the coin door?


Is this an option on R&M?

I would for sure use this rather than installing a DBV on route. So people can hear all the great call outs.

#6983 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Never thought about using headphones while playing. I like it loud and proud.

could be nice for route where you want to hear a specific pin over others

#7051 1 year ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

It's easy to swap a $10 fan into the power supply. I did it on my TNA. With that said, I think the volume of the fan is a bit over exaggerated. I would do it again on R&M, but it's not a must do.

agree completely.

That said, it sounds like some are super bothered by it. Sounds like an easy upsell option
Spooky could likely make another $100 for "quieter fan", but then again you would have people then busting out the decibel meter and complaining that their new quiet fan was 3db louder than it should be.

#7069 1 year ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Is this confirmation that they are not being built in number order?

Stop being a Jerry.

#7089 1 year ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

So, yes, some numbers are not in order? Cool, solves a lot of problems.
I was just curious, never had a beef with any of this non-issue, perfectly happy with my number all along.
It's all good. Now, are you gonna keep hating this playa or are you gonna jack my steez?

No Jerry. I bought two games.

Paid in full for the one that will be going on route right away (like I always do, to allow others to play it, get exposure for Spooky, and help provide feedback from initial run so everyone else gets and even better game).

My personal game for home won’t be built for another 42 weeks.

#7106 1 year ago
Quoted from Hulkbuster:

I was looking at the images of the playfield and was wondering if it is the final release.

We have not seen a production machine yet

#7142 1 year ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

Test playing the prototype R&M![quoted image]

good to see this one comes with a door latch!

I was afraid it was going to be cut in BOM.

#7184 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I hope that doesn’t start causing some weird IP issues and ownership disputes over characters and other things. Death of co-founders frequently leads to legal issues over IP that can be problematic to say the least.

this was months ago...

pretty sure it is a non-issue.

#7187 1 year ago

all the lawyers showed up now...

When can we start the club thread?

#7228 1 year ago

I hope this is a call out for some sort of seed frenzy collection mode.

'You're young, you have your whole life ahead of you, and your anal cavity is still taut yet malleable.'

#7371 1 year ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

So here's one row on the production floor... of 5 different game assembly rows, all in various stages. Here's also what it starts to look like when the office corner of the shop gets buried in 750 Fang Club membership kits! I swear the wife, daughter, and Sally the dog are in there somewhere.
That help clear up any deep overly analyzed mysteries of how we do all this? [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]


now show us that new coin door option... (sexy!)

#7441 1 year ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

It is made out of thick 304 stainless steel infused with megaseed oil and countersunk into the playfield so it goes nowhere near the clearcoat.

does it go all the way through the playfield/ nutted on the bottom?

in other words, if it takes a beating over time, would it be simple to replace?

#7509 1 year ago

I was under the impression that Spooky may be working on a headphone adapter for their games?

#7604 1 year ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

This is awesome. I was going to summarize the podcast but slapsave deserves your click for this one. Tons of great new stuff to learn here.

If you can summarize, it is appreciated.

#7606 1 year ago

Thx. Will listen if I get some down time

#7630 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I don't hedge my bets on promises like this. I know they probably mean it right now, but it rarely works out that way.

Quoted from bemmett:

I don't want to be Mr. Poopy Butthole here but might temper those expectations, there's been 1 major code update on Alice Cooper in basically 10 months. I don't think we can expect code roll outs every couple of months. Here's to hoping it is more frequent though.

When Scott and Eric say something... it will happen.

#7712 1 year ago

So the ONLY games that wont get topper are for the people that flipped them?

LOL, that is classic!

#7815 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Regarding updates, not saying modes/adventures will be added but how cool would it be if it was to happen? This type of theme not like a movie or a arc story TV show which has an ending like Breaking Bad for example. But with R&M every show is a different adventure and could be some iconic moment in the future episodes like think of Seinfeld some of the best episodes (Shrinkage, Soup Nazi, Puffy Shirt etc..) take place in season 5-8. For sure there will be some signature moments on R&M in the coming seasons.

my guess is that is why many of the inserts have no text. Will make it possible to get updates for many seasons to come.

#7914 1 year ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Why would it be? It’s just common R&M art.

Because it would be a kick ass topper!

Portal in the background with lights and maybe a spinning layer? Sounds frolicking great to me Morty!

#7940 1 year ago

The Spooky coin door option (with DBV slot) is the standard style like pictured/ you are use to.

If you plan to use a headphone jack set up, then I suggest selecting the DBV door upgrade when the time comes for your R&M.

#7953 1 year ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

If you want a dba on a pin,thats gonna be routed,why would you want a headphone mod on it??Unless its going in a Hospital or a assisted living facility!!!???

I can see it would be nice to have headphone jack on route so people can hear the game in a loud bar

granted you wont be able to use the DBV slot for both things at once

#7989 1 year ago
Quoted from Calfdemon:

The non-bill doors definitely look better, but for the option of having a spot to install the headphone jack and volume control, it is a sacrifice that I will have to make as I would rather have that than centered coin slots. Now just waiting for confirmation from Pinovators that they are designing the Spooky compatible system to fit in that spot.

funny, I much prefer the DBV style! Looks way more appealing to me.

#8046 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Shows what you know, while people are spending hundreds on invisiglass, I have a crystal clear view of the playfield!

Genius Morty. Gg g guy is a genius!

#8353 1 year ago
Quoted from PoMC:

It’s cool, be chill.
I saw the poster and was expecting something a bit more “hang worthy”, that’s all.

Enough with your damn trolling.

#8416 1 year ago
Quoted from docquest:

You hear any updates on your games status?

As I understand it, the first batch is being completed. Then a few weeks of QC.

Hoping for soon.

I am guessing that they also have some obligations to adult swim and want to do a stream reveal.

Patiently excited and waiting. Guessing a few weeks.

#8444 12 months ago

Pretty sure someone said that Spooky is doing stuff w Adult Swim in the next few weeks.

I would guess that Adult Swim will be controlling first public viewing and final sign offs.

I would stay patient for a few more weeks
Let's be thankful that AdultSwim is so involved! Great thing!

#8462 12 months ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

Sorry I thought I had my location on!
Lake Zurich, IL
I think Scott Denesi lives nearby...
Maybe he will invite me over.

Madison is not too far.

Our route game will be going out as soon at we get the call.
In the first batch.

#8466 12 months ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

That guy doesn't have one yet.

says the only guy with one currently LOL!

#8563 12 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

no, it just means that the numbers were pre-assigned to distributors and some of us have lower numbers for the standards. That doesn't mean that they will be built before the Blood Suckers, just that the game number is lower.
Hope that makes sense.

makes complete sense. Is there a final # of BSE?

#8587 12 months ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

If we’re bartering our inches away, I’m in!


I'll take a few inches form you J

#8626 12 months ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Maybe you guys can fuck

we all thought it. Love you banger for pointing it out publicly.


#8645 12 months ago
Quoted from PoMC:

God knows we aren't seeing anything game related for months

I will take that bet.

If we see game related info in the next 30 days (game play, stream, etc...) then you stay out of all Rick and Morty threads for good.
If we dont see game related info in the next 30 days (game play, stream, etc...) then I will go on your favorite podcasters show.


I am even down grading your 'months' to the bare minimum of 30 days.

#8674 12 months ago

really good interview

if you have not watched, then do

#8748 12 months ago

Toppers are all the rage, but now since Spooky has provided a free one, we better start coming up with Bottomers.

I think the wife may enjoy a real plumbus.

CES award winner, so it must be good.

#8785 12 months ago
Quoted from KingofGames:

Damn.... This guy in the comments [quoted image]

Funny part is that dumbass does not realize that many huge IP licenses Stern does, have sold far less than 750 machines.

Beatles would be a prime example

#8863 11 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Wow, found this gem in a 5 year old thread. Funny how things work out sometimes!

you neglected to quote the hint for the next title...

Quoted from epthegeek:

Futurama would be awesome too, though.

#8868 11 months ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

hell would I be talking about the one after that? heh.

like you are incapable of traveling through a dimension portal or bending time...

#8909 11 months ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Ok, 40 acres outside lake Geneva, 9 acres each, 4 acres set aside for our personal ymca, only man on man stuff if you leave your sandals outside the sauna

Wrong thread?

But I am in!

#8916 11 months ago
Quoted from docquest:

He's not underrated in this game. He gets his very own Noob Noob insert! Its unlabeled so who knows what it will be used for.[quoted image]

LOL. Just realized that he is over the target that is going to get hit by all of us noobs as be miss from the upper flipper. ah hhahahahhaha

#8997 11 months ago

Working out logistics for official launch party on Saturday Feb 29th in Madison.

Getting all the people committed and working on details.

Likely a charity event.

Mark your calendar if you wanna come.

Noon-4 ish. More specifics once this settle in.

#9025 11 months ago

Since the coin door powder is leaked, hoping this is fine to share.

Don’t kill me squirrel

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#9130 11 months ago

Thinks he is a funny guy

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#9168 11 months ago
Quoted from benheck:

Don't worry people, I only peed on Hilton's

Lol. That was not mine. I have the purple door.

#9255 11 months ago

my guess/impression is still that Bowen/Spooky/Etc will be the first to stream the game and that it could be a little while as they obviously want to have the code in a good spot before putting it out there.

They are obviously cranking to get things built and sounds like at least 20 done.
With them being boxed up, then the next round of builds likely start on Monday.

For those looking to start the timer on build predict-o-meter, then Mark Sat Feb 1st as day 1. Spooky has their shit together and I bet they hold tight with the first 20 out the door for a little while to get feedback. Then then ALWAYS improve and tweak. By batch 3, then things will be humming along and your predicted pace will be pretty accurate by then.

#9258 11 months ago
Quoted from razorsedge:

If a Customer is recieving their game today (among others) then Some kind of production gameplay video will not be far away at all. Might be Jack playing sombodies game, could be some other more amaturish video. Whichever way, if Spooky want to do the first production gameplay video to be released... well they had better get their skates on!

Are customers receiving games today?

Honestly I have been slammed all week and barely paying attention so just skimmed to catch up.

#9323 11 months ago

does adult swim have any streamers?

I wonder if they may be doing something.

I keep hoping that 2 things are going on:

1. Spooky is getting code polished and 40+ games ready so a ton can all go out on routes for the public to play.
2. AdultSwim has something cool planned. Maybe a celebration of the game? A mention on the show? something like that

I see that Adult Swim has a twitch stream channel but I dont see any archived content.

#9352 11 months ago


#9373 11 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Does anyone know when the Spooky team was supposed to drive down to Atlanta and see Adult Swim? They said on their podcast they were going through a last few approvals.

My guess is Thursday at Adult Swim.

Fingers crossed that means they get a thumbs up and we see a massive blast out of 30+ games!!!

Man I am getting excited Morty!

#9377 11 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I realize it is now February and no games shipped? Guessing my rough estimate of Christmas is probably incorrect. Most likely looking at Q1 2021.

What number are you?

Keep in mind that at least 20 are already built (probably another 10 this week).

The way Spooky works typically is the first 20-40 get out to early adopters. They then all help provide feedback and improve things before 41+ start going out.

So usually a small pause and then things really start cranking.

#9382 11 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

I agree the Rick and Morty Superbowl ad didn't hurt this game at all but didn't help either unless Spooky plans to announce another 250 games. I'll make a superbowl prediction... an announcement will happen at some point 250 more games.
What is the line on that? 2 1/2 to 1 maybe?

I will take your bet.

Easy money.
Spooky stands behind their word!

How much would you like to wager?

#9625 11 months ago

This game is fucking amazing.

One Screw Turn, Two Screw Turns, Spooky... hurry up and make these so I can play it!

Nice job already team Spooky!

Scott, your sophomore effort is a grand slam dunk touchdown!
Audio is killer
Programming already looking really good Eric!
Light show is WTF WOW!
David's animation integration is the industry standard once again! Seriously!

#9741 11 months ago
Quoted from vidgameseller:

personally really like TNA, but it did not earn

to clarify... it did not earn well in THAT location.

with ~100 of them still on route currently... it appears that your location is the anomaly?

Did you try it at multiple places?

Also, it could be the entire city of STL that was the problem. They drink busch lite and are not the smartest... TNA is a bit higher tier.

#9780 11 months ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Scott already created the club. It's locked until games ship. Time to unlock it.

Sounds like technically the first game ships today (to adult swim?). Time to open the club

#9800 11 months ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

No. Your options are: Post pass to the left, or shoot the left ramp, which feeds the upper right.

Or back hand the feed next to right ramp, that brings ball to upper right flipper.
or tap pass to left flipper and hit right orbit

#9802 11 months ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

Or fire it at the pop like a man and hit the rebound on the fly.

oh yeah!!!!!

#9813 11 months ago

Life is busy and I am unlikely to live watch today. Can someone PLEASE capture and upload?

#10034 11 months ago
Quoted from HEAD_boss_HOG:

I just watched the SMB show on the Adult Swim web channel. Interesting and Revelatory to say the least. Lets just say that THEME is the ONLY reason the game will fetch 7k or 8k, depending on whatever optioned out version any customer will buy of this game. If this were a non licensed theme (ie America's Most Haunted), this game would NEVER sell 200 units, let alone 750 in 4 hours before a full reveal. I suppose this is old news, but actually seeing the game in action is today's topic, so.........
This game is cool because of theme and integration ONLY. Why? Ask yourself "What does this game have to offer on the playfield which is valuable, unique, or engaging and interactive to the player?"
1. a pop bumper sling shot: Cool idea, but far from original, novel, or significant value added to the game
2. Magna Save: again, a cool idea, but NOTHING new
3. Single Subway (garage to portal eject over left flipper): another cool idea, but NOT new
4. two ramps (plastic, if i remember correctly). the ramps do very little "traveling" or curving, so its kind of Gomez-like in the return to flipper.
5. three flippers (extra 45 bucks for the third flipper, if not less)
6. space ship toy (Kerins said that this was "off the shelf", meaning it was not new for this game, which makes it significantly cheaper than designing and manufacturing a new specific toy for this game only). The toy is on a SPRING (See SW)
7. Horseshoe lock mech. THIS is the thing which seems sort of novel, but certainly not a significant addition mechanically, aesthetically, or otherwise. I will say that the physical lock is pretty dang cool, and I'm glad they got it working well.
8. Scoop in the MIDDLE of the PF. another awkward position for a scoop, like TNA
Considering the foregoing, it is readily apparent that the playfield design is neither exciting, nor novel. There is nothing unique, unconventional, or otherwise ground braking about the design, ball path, or mechs in this game, to say nothing about the true value of any part of it or the sum of its parts. I am disappointed in the layout, and the lack of real mechs or interactive toys on this game. Scott Danesi came on this forum and explained that he wasn't worried about the lack of toys on the game because Modders would come out with stuff we could buy. I respect his honesty, but that does not excuse Spooky from being willfully cheap and refusing to implement creative and value adding mechanical devices to the game. Danesi went on to brag about having 16 opto switches in the game. WOWEEEEE!!! SWITCHES!!!!! that's what we all want more of to make our experience so much more enjoyable!!!! (sarcasm) Why not just include a bag of opto switches for us to play with when we cant be home to play our pinball games?
I really love this show, so i was hoping for more. I am bummed. I have heard it over and over that this playfield is conventional and uninspired, not to mention bereft of any real mechanical, interactive devices to affect gameplay and the ball path. I really wanted this to be Spooky's STEP UP in game design. It is not. It is, however, a fantastic theme integration that they have done. I can't wait to see the screen and hear the callouts. But, we all know, we can just buy seasons one through four to see the show and hear Rick's banter. we don't need to spend 8000 dollars to see the show and hear Rick scream at Morty.
I will hand it to spooky for getting this awesome license, but alas, perhaps the license was too expensive to allow them to really give the customers a robust playfield with more to do and engage.
I don't mean to be a thorn in this thread; i just wanted to share my true reaction. I think any buyer will be thrilled to have this game for their own reasons. My reasons for buying a pinball are at least 65-75% layout and design, which includes what I have discussed is missing in this game. The remainder is a hodge podge of art, theme, and sound. I hope the future owners of this game have a great experience from what the game has to offer. I just know that unless that Playfield gets an overhaul, I am not going to be owning one any time soon.
Best Regards,
The one and only BOSS HOG

you are the Jerriest of all the Jerrys! Congrats, the weekend has not even started and you win!

Pretty obvious from your diatribe that you actually really want this game and are hoping to sway public opinion to find a spot.
Good luck in your hunt Jerry, I hope you find what you are looking for.

#10037 11 months ago
Quoted from dnapac:

Menifee, CA......Hello greenhornet

if not greenhornet... then that city needs to get its water supply checked. Bad case of assholics seems to be taking over there.
I hope they can get it under control Morty.

#10063 11 months ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

She said the 3 skills were shot accuracy, ball control, and tilting (according to my terrible memory).
When I first started playing pinball I thought tilting was the pinball definition for nudging, so maybe that's what she meant, and that would make sense. Gotta give her the benefit of the doubt.
She did her best to show off the game to non-pinheads and I think it was a success. We need more younger people in the game in order for it to grow. I'm nearly 40 and I'm one of the younger people to play pinball.

Adult Swim did a great job!

Anyone that was not laughing their asses off for the pinball segment, needs to lighten up and remember this is supposed to be fun.

I had quite a few LOL moments during it. Host did a great job and it was entertaining.

#10187 11 months ago

So my guess on “when do we see the first pinhead stream”...

The game yesterday was likely part of the contract for AS so they can review all video and sound and voice content. Now that they have a game, Eric will be able to feed them code updates and they will approve. Rinse and repeat.

My guess is final approvals in 1 week. With any luck, we see a stream 1 week from today?

That should also correspond with likely the first 40 games built.

In other words, I think this is the calm before the real fun begins!

#10431 11 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Are any of this batch going to make it to operators or non-insiders? Wondering when we might get some street action

#2 (Madison Pinball) and #12 (other hobby operator in town) will be on route as soon as Spooky is able to give the thumbs up for pick up, so there will be 2 out in Madison in the near future.

Guessing there are at least 2 others in the region that will go out quickly (Logan in Chi) and (Tilt in MN) but that is just a guess.

I am thinking with 40 games soon to be ready, there will be tons of opportunity to play for anyone willing to travel a couple hours at most.

#10513 11 months ago
Quoted from MikeS:

GAP isn't a Spooky Distributor. He just bought some games to resell. That's why he can get away with asking more than MSRP.

I actually believe he is* (hopefully was) a distributor.

Spooky is smart and pays attention. GAP hopefully just screwed himself on not only selling Spooky in the future, but also hurts himself on other sales. This sort of distributor flipping usually comes back to bite people in the butt.

#10514 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

If we don’t get one in Chicago I might drive up to Madison! That’s only a couple hours from me.
LMK when you are getting yours!

Saturday Feb 29th is the official launch Party!

Come on up! Scott will be there along with team Spooky. hoping to entice big red to trek over for the fun also!

#10536 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

Sweet! I will be there!
Please let me know when you guys get it.

I would love to attend the launch party!
My youngest son has regionals that day but I suspect this launch party will be in the evening? So I should be able to go if that’s the case.
Can you let me know the time?

Noon or 1pm start

Will likely run qualifying for a few hours so people can hang out and chat w team spooky while having a pint and playing.

Then some sort of playoff.

All for fun and all $ for the day will go to charity (likely the local animal humane society or shelter; still confirming)

#10552 11 months ago
Quoted from TherealDroopy:

What time and where? Or where can I find this info if it changes again.

Follow MADISON pinball on Facebook

We update the website also, but fbook is main line of communication for MP

#10556 11 months ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Going to try and make it , is the location Alt brew or somewhere else?

IO Arcade bar.
720 Williamson St

barcade in Madison. 12 pins, 30+ arcades , full bar, 30+ taps that are always rotating, and full bar. Pretty amazing spot!

#10558 11 months ago