(Topic ID: 261682)

Rumor Mill: Hotwheels is a ploy. American is doing Back to the Future


By Charlemagne1987

3 months ago



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  • 25 posts
  • 17 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 months ago by Yelobird
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#1 3 months ago

I read in another forum topic that Hotwheels is just a misdirection and that AP is actually doing BTTF as their next game. That's a definite buy for me as an NIB. I love American, but am out on a Hotwheels. It holds no interest for me. Back to the Future, however? Hell, yeah. I love the theme. I'd be reluctant to buy it if Stern made it because I don't like their quality. But American or JJP would be awesome. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Any insider scoop?

#2 3 months ago

What has American Pinball done marketing/theme choice wise that makes you think they are capable of this?

#3 3 months ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I read in another forum topic that Hotwheels is just a misdirection and that AP is actually doing BTTF as their next game. That's a definite buy for me as an NIB. I love American, but am out on a Hotwheels. It holds no interest for me. Back to the Future, however? Hell, yeah. I love the theme. I'd be reluctant to buy it if Stern made it because I don't like their quality. But American or JJP would be awesome. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Any insider scoop?

Your trying to hard. No conspiracy, it’s Hot Wheels.

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#4 3 months ago

Hotwheels would be a clever nickname if it were true.

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

What has American Pinball done marketing/theme choice wise that makes you think they are capable of this?

That's a great question. Maybe they're not ready to undertake something that epic. I was just reacting to a string of comments I read on "The Next Stern" feed. I own a Houdini and love it. I played Oktoberfest at a local bar quite a few times and enjoyed it very much as well (though it isn't a theme I'd buy). I know there's been a fair amount of buzz lately about a new BTTF game. My hope is that it will be done by American or JJP simply because I've been very disappointed in Stern's quality over the past several years. Of course Stern is the big fish in the pond so a major title like BTTF would probably go to them. I guess I'm just wishfully thinking.

#6 3 months ago

Would be awesome if true. AP has the potential to make a great BTTF game if they sort out their obvious issues with art and animations. Having the movie assets would definitely help them in that regard.

#7 3 months ago

Huh? I had heard it was Goonies and had a bunch of slides. You have to hit some targets like the piano keys in order to progress to the next challenge etc.

#8 3 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

What has American Pinball done marketing/theme choice wise that makes you think they are capable of this?

This is hands down the truest statement I've read on Pinside in the last month. Take my upvote good sir

#9 3 months ago

If American Pinball was smart they would find a creative way to quash any BTTF rumors before they get too big. The Pinside reaction when Hot Wheels is announced at TPF will sink this company.

#10 3 months ago
Quoted from thePLAyNone:

Hotwheels would be a clever nickname if it were true.

it sure would - I would really consider BTTF or Goonies.

#11 3 months ago

I’d be in on a Goonies for sure!

Is this a legit rumor?

#12 3 months ago

I'll believe it when I see it. Big doubt.

#13 3 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

I’d be in on a Goonies for sure!
Is this a legit rumor?

As legit as rumors can get, sir!

Also, I saw Elvis at the mall.

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

The Pinside reaction when Hot Wheels is announced at TPF will sink this company.

You are basing this on a rumored game title that you have never seen, nor played. Rock on dude. Every distributor I have talked to that sells to the public believes that a Hot Wheels theme could potentially be a great seller.

Oooh yeah, the Pinside snobs are going to sink American Pinball. LMFAO.

#15 3 months ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

You are basing this on a rumored game title that you have never seen, nor played. Rock on dude. Every distributor I have talked to that sells to the public believes that a Hot Wheels theme could potentially be a great seller.
Oooh yeah, the Pinside snobs are going to sink American Pinball. LMFAO.

Stop being rational!! lol. Agreed, hard to judge a game or company based on nothing. Yet it happens often. Oddly I think this title could be done rather well by AP. Fun yet not to serious and a million directions they could go with it from game play to code. Much better market reach then a beer festival in my opinion. Be fun to see what they can do before assuming their failure. They are changing many things up as a company and I am hopeful they can find their home run with this title.

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from Darkwing:

As legit as rumors can get, sir!
Also, I saw Elvis at the mall.

I think you mean "Michael Jackson once stopped by to use your bathroom".

"Ok, he didn't.......but his sister did!"

#17 3 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Stop being rational!! lol. Agreed, hard to judge a game or company based on nothing. Yet it happens often. Oddly I think this title could be done rather well by AP. Fun yet not to serious and a million directions they could go with it from game play to code. Much better market reach then a beer festival in my opinion. Be fun to see what they can do before assuming their failure. They are changing many things up as a company and I am hopeful they can find their home run with this title.

agree it is much better than beer festival theme.

#18 3 months ago

But would Joe Kaminkow, who hinted at BttF on the Super Awesome Pinball Show, break from his Stern relationship to design a game with API as the manufacturer? For some reason, I doubt it. Would it be a nice surprise? Yes.

#19 3 months ago
Quoted from Marty_Graw77:

I think you mean "Michael Jackson once stopped by to use your bathroom".
"Ok, he didn't.......but his sister did!"

Or was it his sister???

#20 3 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

I’d be in on a Goonies for sure!
Is this a legit rumor?

Let’s hope not.

#21 3 months ago

AP Hot Wheels is something that I could get into. Hard to believe it has not been done before.

BTTF simply is a pass.

As for Oktoberfest, I have not had a beer in three decades, but I really like this game. The whole theme works well with pinball. Each tent at the festival is a mode in the game. Collect steins to enhance the points in modes. Funny stereotypical German jokes and music. Not to mention the game is a brick shithouse and reliable as hell. I haven't taken the glass off since it came here in November.

#22 3 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

AP Hot Wheels is something that I could get into. Hard to believe it has not been done before.
BTTF simply is a pass.
As for Oktoberfest, I have not had a beer in three decades, but I really like this game. The whole theme works well with pinball. Each tent at the festival is a mode in the game. Collect steins to enhance the points in modes. Funny stereotypical German jokes and music. Not to mention the game is a brick shithouse and reliable as hell. I haven't taken the glass off since it came here in November.

A hindsight statement but if Octoberfest was themed and promoted as a simple carnival game I think (with improved graphics) it would have been a hit reaching a wider audience. Just an opinion.

#23 3 months ago

If American doesn't have an A or B level title they just need to stop...
There are far too many great used pinball options out there for them try to sell
bobo ass themes that nobody has ever daydreamed about or asked for!

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#24 3 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

A hindsight statement but if Octoberfest was themed and promoted as a simple carnival game I think (with improved graphics) it would have been a hit reaching a wider audience. Just an opinion.

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