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Seinfeld Pinball?


By westofrome

1 year ago



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    “Is it time for Seinfeld: The Pinball?”

    • Yes 67 votes
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    • No 88 votes
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    #1 1 year ago

    https://deadline.com/2019/06/seinfeld-experience-sets-real-and-spectacular-opening-this-fall-in-new-york-1202638328/

    With the Seinfeld Experience opening in NY, is it finally time for Seinfeld: The Pinball?

    What toys, modes, and callouts would you like to see?

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    #2 1 year ago

    I hear they're real and they're spectacular!!

    #3 1 year ago

    No Soup for You!!

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    #4 1 year ago

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    #5 1 year ago

    Stern Seinfeld: Puffy Shirt bash toy, 2 ramps, 2 loops, scoop, Kramer mono-target, out next week
    JJP Seinfeld: Choose from 75 girlfriends and 200 episodes, Kenny Rogers Roasters interactive topper, whale toy that swallows the ball, out in 2025
    Deeproot Seinfeld: ???

    #6 1 year ago

    Am I the only one that couldn't stand that show!

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Am I the only one that couldn't stand that show!

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    #8 1 year ago

    I would be all over getting one, but it won't happen I am sure.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Am I the only one that couldn't stand that show!

    You might be.

    It’s my favorite show of all time, but I always wondered how it was received by mid-westerners and left coasters.

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    #10 1 year ago

    Never heard of it....

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    You might be.
    It’s my favorite show of all time, but I always wondered how it was received by mid-westerners and left coasters.

    Greatest show ever, well tied with Breaking Bad. We named our Beagle puppy last year Cosmo.

    #12 1 year ago

    Hell to the no!

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    #13 1 year ago

    A game about nothing

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    You might be.
    It’s my favorite show of all time, but I always wondered how it was received by mid-westerners and left coasters.

    Show was #1 for years so you'd have to think even rednecks and hippies like it.

    Just like how somebody on the east coast must have been watching Dukes of Hazzard!

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    You might be.
    It’s my favorite show of all time, but I always wondered how it was received by mid-westerners and left coasters.

    it was huge in calif.. at least with those I ran with
    Still watch it nightly. Every episode had some many sub plots

    #17 1 year ago

    I think the theme would be appealing to more generations than some of Sterns recent titles. My cousin who is 16 has never heard of Metallica, Elvira, Iron Maiden, let alone the munsters, but he has seen all of Seinfeld. But sometimes mass appeal and connectivity don't always influence pinball themes...

    #18 1 year ago

    What's the deal with pinball? I don't wanna be a pirate!
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    #19 1 year ago

    I don't think anybody has ever turned a sitcom into a pinball machine, unless you count stuff like Addams and Munsters (which I don't).

    It would be tough, or at least require a radically different approach.

    The laziest approach would just be a bunch of clips from the show, half-ass episode "modes" etc. That likely would keep enough people here happy but I don't think it would make for a very engaging game with good replayability.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I don't think anybody has ever turned a sitcom into a pinball machine, unless you count stuff like Addams and Munsters (which I don't).

    Gilligans Island
    Simpsons
    South Park
    Family Guy

    All quirkier than “normal people talking” sitcoms, but still sitcoms. Munsters is absolutely a sitcom.

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    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Gilligans Island
    Simpsons
    South Park
    Family Guy
    All quirkier than “normal people talking” sitcoms, but still sitcoms. Munsters is absolutely a sitcom.

    Nah.

    Three cartoons and a novelty show dependent on sight gags.

    WHY MUST YOU BE DIFFICULT?!?!?!

    Certainly nothing like Seinfeld has been tried, and I don't think it would work beyond the aforementioned lazy approach.

    I'll give you Gilligan's! Kind of. But I think you'd agree Munsters and Gilligan's are both awful and not any kind of an endorsement that more of those types of games should be made.

    #22 1 year ago

    This is the one and only time I'd want to see a toy on a spring... Kramer.

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    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    The laziest approach would just be a bunch of clips from the show, half-ass episode "modes" etc.

    Strangely I think it might work better with a DMD. Seems easier to make dmd cartoons of Jerry hanging out a window trying to pull up a marble rye than on a LCD?

    EDIT: Sorry, George pulling up the marble rye

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    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Nah.
    Three cartoons and a novelty show dependent on sight gags.
    WHY MUST YOU BE DIFFICULT?!?!?!
    Certainly nothing like Seinfeld has been tried, and I don't think it would work beyond the aforementioned lazy approach.

    “Cartoon” isn’t a genre. Animation is a medium. They’re all animated sitcoms. You don’t look at all live action shows and say “Nah, they’re all live-action...Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, same thing”.

    TSPP, SP, and FG prove that a sitcom can be made into a pinball...they’re packed with memorable moments & quotes. Just imagine TSPP, but substitute modes like “Monorail” & “Bart’s Day” with “Soup Nazi” & “Festivus”. A Seinfeld pinball could work...there’s plenty of funny material to work with. We think of animated sitcoms working for pinball because they’re already drawn - they lend themselves to a pinball art package. I could totally see Zombie Yeti drawing a funny and iconic Seinfeld art package with very 90’s colors.

    It could work. Not sure it’s a good idea for sales...but it could work.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Strangely I think it might work better with a DMD. Seems easier to make dmd cartoons of Jerry hanging out a window trying to pull up a marble rye than on a LCD?

    It would be way cooler that's for sure.

    LCD is the most useless "innovation" in pinball history. I know they simply had no choice at this point but it's a huge drag.

    #26 1 year ago

    Seinfeld is regarded as one of the best sitcoms in history. It was and still is relevant, influential and funny. Hulu just picked it up to stream to all the millennials on their iPhones/tablets for $875,000 an episode, which translates to nearly $160 million.

    Someone must like it

    Would it be a great pinball machine? Sure, we've seen other ideas/concepts that everyone panned turn out to be great games. I don't know if all the episodes are politically correct enough like the time the Native American woman thought Jerry was a racist for giving Elaine a Wooden Cigar Indian.

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    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    TSPP, SP, and FG prove that a sitcom can be made into a pinball..

    They proved that cartoons can be made into a pinball.

    Nobody has even attempted to make a standard contemporary multi-cam live action sitcom into a pinball. I wonder why?

    Your approach is right - if it could be done like TSPP maybe it would work. A lazy LCD clip show approach wouldn't interest me.

    #28 1 year ago

    Newman bash toy for Jerry.

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    They proved that cartoons can be made into a pinball.

    Don’t be willfully ignorant. Animation is a medium. Not a genre. A live action show can be sitcom, action, drama, dramedy, etc. So can animation. Bugs Bunny, Dora the Explorer, Akira, Toy Story, and Rick & Morty do not share a genre.

    #30 1 year ago

    Yes! It would be the funniest pinball of all time. Wish it would be made

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    You might be.
    It’s my favorite show of all time, but I always wondered how it was received by mid-westerners and left coasters.

    I think it was received well in the Midwest. At least with me and all my friends. My wife can't stand it

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    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Don’t be willfully ignorant. Animation is a medium. Not a genre. A live action show can be sitcom, action, drama, dramedy, etc. So can animation. Bugs Bunny, Dora the Explorer, Akira, Toy Story, and Rick & Morty do not share a genre.

    I admire your dedication to this pointless argument so let me move the goalposts -

    these are not multi cam sitcoms like Seinfeld. Completely different beast.

    #33 1 year ago

    Batman 66?

    #34 1 year ago

    Good show, but zero interest in a Seinfeld machine. Same thing for me with Breaking Bad. I much prefer themes with more action.

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I admire your dedication to this pointless argument so let me move the goalposts -
    these are not multi cam sitcoms like Seinfeld. Completely different beast.
    It's yet to be shown a decent pinball game can be made from that type of source material. Nostalgia for movies and music have been endlessly mined for pinball themes, but not this. Why?
    Where's our three's company game dammit? Or one day at a time? Or night court?!?!

    Don’t diminish my point as pointless. You made an incorrect & quite frankly insulting statement multiple times. I corrected you with facts. I know we live in fact free times, but don’t be like “them”. I’m guessing you’re not in other aspects of life. Animation isn’t a genre, that is a fact. If someone said “Game of Thrones, Sopranos, and Walking Dead” were the same thing due to being live-action, you’d think that person was a moron. Learn, concede, move on. You don’t have to “win”.

    BTW, I would be all over Three’s Company lol ...I watched every episode before I was old enough to even really understand half of it.

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    #36 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Don’t diminish my point as pointless. You made an incorrect & quite frankly insulting statement multiple times. I corrected you with facts. I know we live in fact free times, but don’t be like “them”. I’m guessing you’re not in other aspects of life. Animation isn’t a genre, that is a fact. If someone said “Game of Thrones, Sopranos, and Walking Dead” were the same thing due to being live-action, you’d think that person was a moron. Learn, concede, move on. You don’t have to “win”.
    BTW, I would be all over Three’s Company lol ...I watched every episode before I was old enough to even really understand half of it.

    Your point is pointless here because it doesn't matter whether or not the dictionary definition of a certain cartoon is in fact "a sitcom," unless all you care about is "winning" the discussion.

    Surely you can understand the difference. Your standard live action sitcom has about 3 sets. Cartoons like FG, Simpsons etc. have unlimited potential and in fact a rich history and variety of sets, setting, etc.

    The limited source material for a multi-cam sitcom puts a pretty serious limit on source material for a pinball game, requiring designers to get seriously creative to make an interesting game.

    Do you trust that any of the current pinball manufacturers would be able to do that?

    Simpsons has the monorail, the treehouse, itchy and scratchy, police chases, and literally hundreds of different recognizable locations used in the show's history.

    Three's Company would have the Regal Beagle and two apartment living rooms. It's very limiting. And therein lies the challenge to turning Seinfeld into a good pinball theme. One that's probably easier avoided in favor of another movie theme.

    #37 1 year ago

    There’s a Seinfeld slot machine so never say never. Can think of worse themes that have already been made....

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    #38 1 year ago

    Would the "tournament mode" be called "contest mode"?

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Three's Company would have the Regal Beagle and two apartment living rooms. It's very limiting. And therein lies the challenge to turning Seinfeld into a good pinball theme. One that's probably easier avoided in favor of another movie theme.

    For someone with an imagination its not limiting. Most of us aren't creative or imaginative enough to think about it for 3 more than seconds before sh1t canning it. Someone should be able to come up with a playable game with 180 episodes to work with.

    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Your point is pointless here because it doesn't matter whether or not the dictionary definition of a certain cartoon is in fact "a sitcom," unless all you care about is "winning" the discussion.

    I’m not the one trying to win. I’m correcting you with facts & you keep pushing against the facts. Simpsons & Family Guy are literally situation comedies & follow the same structure & formula. They’re staged just like live action sitcoms. They’re about families who get into “situations” and say funny shit. They’re written by sitcom writers & acted by sitcom actors. I trust you have the ability to see these facts and stop.

    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Surely you can understand the difference. Your standard live action sitcom has about 3 sets. Cartoons like FG, Simpsons etc. have unlimited potential and in fact a rich history and variety of sets, setting, etc.
    The limited source material for a multi-cam sitcom puts a pretty serious limit on source material for a pinball game, requiring designers to get seriously creative to make an interesting game.

    What makes sitcoms like Simpsons or Seinfeld iconic and memorable aren’t the sets. It’s the CHARACTERS. Seinfeld had what, 7 or 8 seasons of non-stop iconic quotable scenarios and hilarious character moments & quotes. This is why I’m comparing it to TSPP & FG. They made fun and funny games using memorable characters, moments, and quotes. Seinfeld is no different. You could easily come up with a enough modes and Multiball based on funny & iconic moments.

    Again, I’m not sure it has good sales potential or that anyone SHOULD do it...but as a fun creative excercise, it’s not hard to imagine it working based on the formulas the existing SITCOM games.

    #41 1 year ago

    I would love a Seinfeld pinball it would be an instant buy me and my dad constantly watch it together.

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    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Your point is pointless here because it doesn't matter whether or not the dictionary definition of a certain cartoon is in fact "a sitcom," unless all you care about is "winning" the discussion.
    Surely you can understand the difference. Your standard live action sitcom has about 3 sets. Cartoons like FG, Simpsons etc. have unlimited potential and in fact a rich history and variety of sets, setting, etc.
    The limited source material for a multi-cam sitcom puts a pretty serious limit on source material for a pinball game, requiring designers to get seriously creative to make an interesting game.
    Do you trust that any of the current pinball manufacturers would be able to do that?
    Simpsons has the monorail, the treehouse, itchy and scratchy, police chases, and literally hundreds of different recognizable locations used in the show's history.
    Three's Company would have the Regal Beagle and two apartment living rooms. It's very limiting. And therein lies the challenge to turning Seinfeld into a good pinball theme. One that's probably easier avoided in favor of another movie theme.

    I swear, you have an insatiable need that others see you as an expert in something, anything.

    When you're wrong, just change the argument.

    #43 1 year ago

    Feats of strength!

    Aaron
    FAST Pinball

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I swear, you have an insatiable need that others see you as an expert in something, anything.
    When you're wrong, just change the argument.

    I don't find myself agreeing with@Rarehero very often...but, he is right on this topic.

    #45 1 year ago

    Count me in for one of these as I've mentioned the theme years ago. Not just now as we hit the 30th anniversary of the first episode.

    Also, The Flintstones, which was one of the first adult-oriented situation comedies has a couple of pinball machines released.

    #46 1 year ago

    Yes but are you the master of your domain?

    #47 1 year ago

    Sounds like were already having the 'Airing of grievances' in this thread......

    #48 1 year ago

    I love, love, love the show Seinfeld. However, I just couldn't imagine where this would translate to an engaging pinball experience. "And thus, quite lame"

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    That said and if they released one, I would likely buy it sight unseen. My father is also a rabid (anti-dentite) fan, so I would probably purchase one for him as well......likely around Festivus.

    #49 1 year ago

    Video mode... get Frogger across the street

    #50 1 year ago

    Festivus multiball
    Master of Your Domain wizard mode
    It practically codes itself!

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