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Rock by premier. Laziest theme in pinball?


By azpinguy

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Saw this game on ebay for $1k. Never seen one in real life or in pictures before. All I can say is wow. It was the first game to have an "improved" florescent tube to illuminate the backbox ... I think the loop in the middle of the playfield might be interesting. Other than than that, the art is utter and total crap. I like the generic A B C rollovers and the 1 2 3 levels in the upper playfield area. Couldn't they think up anything else? No pop bumpers to slow down the action... Yeah sure... Thanks I guess..

ebay.com link » Rock Pinball By Premier

Watched the TNT video here:

I was initially excited it was able to play We Will Rock You by Queen, but that was Just Todd being Todd... It sounds like the best "rock" music you can make with an 8 bit sound card. And this was from 1985!
-S

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#2 2 years ago

No worse than some of the "current" rock pins.

#3 2 years ago

Your problem is expecting more from Premier

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Your problem is expecting more from Premier

Uncalled for. Premier made fantastic games!

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

Uncalled for. Premier made fantastic games!

They made a few decent games, and a few mediocre ones.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

Uncalled for. Premier made fantastic games!

HAHAHHAHAHAA

#7 2 years ago

I played the game recently for the first time, and while I love a lot of Premier games and own a few, all I could think of while playing this one was I wanted to throw a big Rock at it.

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#8 2 years ago

Yeah it was like this pin was designed on friday afternoon before a long weekend... Hey I have an idea for a cool new pin... ROCK! Yeah! Ok... We will have 3 rollovers what can we spell? Nah just put ABC ... Ok we can have the drop targets in order to get more complex music! What should we put on the inserts? Well let's just put 123...

Funny the Characters on the backglass look a lot cooler than the garage band types on the playfield...

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#9 2 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

all I could think of while playing this one was I wanted to throw a big Rock at it.

I thought the same thing when I came across the new Kiss machine.

#10 2 years ago

Stern's got that covered.

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#11 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

They made a few decent games, and a few mediocre ones.

I stated my opinion, got negged, and got my opinion rendered useless from a mod.

Good ol' Pinside.

#12 2 years ago

For what it's worth, LotR was subbed out for Rock at INDISC 2016.

Therefore, Rock > LotR.

#13 2 years ago

I like Rock. I would love to have both versions of it.

Early SS games used a lot of ABC and 123 in the rollovers. If you look at the games that came out the time of Rock, a lot of them had letters or numbers for rollovers.

I think you're being a little harsh on this game.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

For what it's worth, LotR was subbed out for Rock at INDISC 2016.
Therefore, Rock > LotR.

Only according to KME, but what does that guy know?

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I like Rock. I would love to have both versions of it.
Early SS games used a lot of ABC and 123 in the rollovers. If you look at the games that came out the time of Rock, a lot of them had letters or numbers for rollovers.
I think you're being a little harsh on this game.

Change the translite and the sound roms and you have Rock Encore. The playfield is exactly the same.

#16 2 years ago

Wasn't this a conversion kit, or was there a kit FOR this?

#17 2 years ago

LOL, tough crowd. I like most John Trudeau designed games although I haven't played this one to form an opinion yet.

Steve

#18 2 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

I stated my opinion, got negged, and got my opinion rendered useless from a mod.
Good ol' Pinside.

lol, there's nothing wrong with liking the games you like.

I own more than a few games that folks seem to have a low opinion of. Sometimes because of the game's artwork, history, unique features, rarity, or any number of other factors.

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Wasn't this a conversion kit, or was there a kit FOR this?

Rock Encore was the conversion kid for Rock.

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1979

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from DefaultGen:

Stern's got that covered.

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Think I'll play this while drinking some

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#21 2 years ago

Conversion Kid sounds like a C-list DC superhero....

#22 2 years ago

Rock 's layout has a lot of similarities to Hollywood Heat IMO (another Premier/Trudeau). But if you wanna talk lazy, Spring Break 's translite takes the cake. Talk about phoning it it: A photograph of photographs.

Don't get me wrong, I love my SB. But yeah, we all know sys80b was the beginning of Gottlieb's "twilight years".

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

Talk about phoning it it: A photograph of photographs.

Damn I'd like to argue it, but that's pretty sound logic!

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