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Spooky Pinball 3rd Game - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle


By ZenTron

2 years ago



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#4951 4 months ago

Someone must be getting one--they are really cranking them out now--right?

#4952 4 months ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Someone must be getting one--they are really cranking them out now--right?

I assume that the list of those that can answer that question are only a select few and they aren't saying anything.

#4953 4 months ago

got the email today that mine is on the line. i have never known what number i was, so i guess i am not too helpful for people trying to figure out their timing for their games. sorry! pretty excited to get this. i think i will start doing all Alice tunes all the time at work to get myself in the mood!

#4954 4 months ago
Quoted from leaffan67:

got the email today that mine is on the line. i have never known what number i was, so i guess i am not too helpful for people trying to figure out their timing for their games. sorry! pretty excited to get this. i think i will start doing all Alice tunes all the time at work to get myself in the mood!

Did you have an opportunity to confirm or revise your choice of options or was it strictly a notification?

#4955 4 months ago
Quoted from BOHICA:

Did you have an opportunity to confirm or revise your choice of options or was it strictly a notification?

I give me customers a "final chance" when I'm notified that their games are going on the line. Definitely talk with your distributor as soon as you know you want to make a change.

#4956 4 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

I give me customers a "final chance" when I'm notified that their games are going on the line. Definitely talk with your distributor as soon as you know you want to make a change.

Much appreciated. The lighted speakers were not listed when I made a deposit, but definitely something I want to add. Still waffling on blue or gray, but time to have a movement or get off the pot..... or invoke option #3: remain indecisive while complaining about both options on Pinside.

#4957 4 months ago

no mention in the email about having a chance to change anything. maybe you still can? ask Spooky!

#4958 4 months ago

Charlie, can you give us an update on how many games have shipped and what is the approx number of games going out the door on a weekly basis now that it’s full time ACNC?

#4959 4 months ago

I am 35 and have not gotten any email.

#4960 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

I am 35 and have not gotten any email.

33 same boat.

#4961 4 months ago

Butter / no-butter would be helpful when mentioning numbers as it sounds like butters are done together.

#4962 4 months ago

I don't get it, months ago they were in the teens. I'm seeing facebook photos of games getting loaded on trucks yet people in the 30's still haven't got a final payment call yet.. Can someone help me wrap my head around this? People must be getting those games by now, right??

#4963 4 months ago

I suspect many of those games are for distros that will take more time to deliver them once they get them. Also, not all people into pinball are on pinside...a small fraction. So, it will be sporadic for awhile. IMO

#4964 4 months ago

Can someone post all of the mod options and prices? I didn't find anything on the Spooky website.

#4965 4 months ago

My reasoning:
Have to have time to setup & convert workers over to working on the new machine.

Have machines going out of the states potentially (combine them with any TNAs also going on a ship).

Machines being made for past customers first maybe? Keep the past owners happy.

Machines for shows and distributors (show season is coming). Often someone will take ownership of the game after a show.

I am sure by the end of this month they will be starting on the first 50 in line.

May be done with first 100 in the series by end of May?

#4966 4 months ago
Quoted from Eric_S:

Can someone post all of the mod options and prices? I didn't find anything on the Spooky website.

Email Kayte for the latest, but I was given this:

1) Nightmare Castle Game $6,450

2) Knocker/Shaker Kits
(Install ONLY!) PURCHASE KITS FROM
PINBALL LIFE: $25

3) Interior Cabinet Decals $65

4) Butter Edition Cabinet $999

5) Pc. Plastic Protector Set $35

6) Interactive RGB Speaker Kit $95

7) Monster Mirrors & Installation $95

8 ) Bill Acceptor Door Upgrade $35

9) Coin Box & Lid $25

10) Scary Blue Powder Coat $125

#4967 4 months ago
Quoted from DJNOEL30:

I don't get it, months ago they were in the teens. I'm seeing facebook photos of games getting loaded on trucks yet people in the 30's still haven't got a final payment call yet.. Can someone help me wrap my head around this? People must be getting those games by now, right??

Some explanation would be nice.

But i would speculate like others that those games are going to distributors who are allotted certain number ranges?

Still, you would think those would be the early numbers?

#4968 4 months ago

Didn't they say they were working on some overseas orders for people who were waiting to ship along with their previously ordered TNAs.

#4970 4 months ago

My daughter made me some cool framed posters from images of ACNC that Charlie put online.

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#4971 4 months ago
Quoted from lancestorm:

Email Kayte for the latest, but I was given this:
1) Nightmare Castle Game $6,450
2) Knocker/Shaker Kits
(Install ONLY!) PURCHASE KITS FROM
PINBALL LIFE: $25
3) Interior Cabinet Decals $65
4) Butter Edition Cabinet $999
5) Pc. Plastic Protector Set $35
6) Interactive RGB Speaker Kit $95
7) Monster Mirrors & Installation $95
8 ) Bill Acceptor Door Upgrade $35
9) Coin Box & Lid $25
10) Scary Blue Powder Coat $125

Shaker and knocker kits can now be DIRECTLY ORDERED FROM SPOOKY. No need to order from pinball life and spend extra on shipping.

$100 shaker
$30 knocker
$25 install

#4972 4 months ago
Quoted from DJNOEL30:

I don't get it, months ago they were in the teens. I'm seeing facebook photos of games getting loaded on trucks yet people in the 30's still haven't got a final payment call yet.. Can someone help me wrap my head around this? People must be getting those games by now, right??

Shipping #500 to 1 not 1 to #500.

#4973 4 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

Shaker and knocker kits can now be DIRECTLY ORDERED FROM SPOOKY. No need to order from pinball life and spend extra on shipping.
$100 shaker
$30 knocker
$25 install

Honestly, the options list should be directly on the Spooky webpage with pictures of each option, updated when necessary. Shouldn't be hard for customers to find this information and potential mis-information is avoided!

I ordered my shaker/knocker from pinballlife this week and sent to Benton because I was not made aware of this new option. Would have saved me $20 total ($15 shipping). Grrr, I'm annoyed.

#4974 4 months ago
Quoted from lancestorm:

Honestly, the options list should be directly on the Spooky webpage with pictures of each option, updated when necessary. Shouldn't be hard for customers to find this information and potential mis-information is avoided!
I ordered my shaker/knocker from pinballlife this week and sent to Benton because I was not made aware of this new option. Would have saved me $20 total ($15 shipping). Grrr, I'm annoyed.

Did the same thing. Guess they just made this decision. Oh, well.

#4975 4 months ago

I'm #28 and I was told maybe next week so I assume 6 per week maybe and those in the 30s are less than 2 weeks away.

#4976 4 months ago

They also lost a few days with the super cold weather. I'm sure that didn't help get games made or shipped.

#4977 4 months ago

Still odd to me that we need to speculate on any of this.

Meanwhile, impatiently waiting for word...

#4978 4 months ago

You all need a Spooky tracker kind of like Dominoes pizza tracker

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#4979 4 months ago
Quoted from manadams:

You all need a Spooky tracker kind of like Dominoes pizza tracker [quoted image]

LOL, we also need Spooky shoes that have a button on them you push to order pinball machines. Better get on this Charlie!

#4980 4 months ago
Quoted from Crile1:

Did the same thing. Guess they just made this decision. Oh, well.

I'm just stating where I feel Spooky can improve in the future. Having to go to pinside to know options is not good control of your brand. Spooky should have the pdf of options available directly on the website, easy for the customers to find. The pdf should have pictures of options like the interior cabinet decals. This will also benefit Kayte from having to answer back and forth emails about options and what each one looks like etc. Win for the customer, win for Spooky (control of information, easily updatable, decreases Kayte's work -- she can just state "go here on the website"). Just a helpful suggestion from a customer perspective!

#4981 4 months ago

lancestorm, I've already been down that road. Thinking that I have good advice/suggestions, coming from a customer's perspective.

You have to remember, they are building pins from scratch (and some ready made parts). Not easy stuff, takes talent, brains and a lot of sweat equity. They're making the shows, talking to people, taking emails and answering questions. They also now have a few titles under their belts, there must be a logical reason why they haven't done some of the things that pinsiders are suggesting.

#4982 4 months ago
Quoted from hank527:

I'm #28 and I was told maybe next week so I assume 6 per week maybe and those in the 30s are less than 2 weeks away.

Possibly up to 10 per week when the weather isn't a factor.

#4983 4 months ago
Quoted from dnaman:

Possibly up to 10 per week when the weather isn't a factor.

Paid today and I'm #24. My guess is I'll have it next week.

#4984 4 months ago

Paying tomorrow and i am #23. No idea when i get it. I'm from Canada, eh?! Customs has to inspect and poke and prod.... and charge me lots and lots of tax.
Still, excited!

#4985 4 months ago

You can both almost smell that NIB scent, it's that close!

#4986 4 months ago
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#4987 4 months ago
Quoted from hank527:

Paid today and I'm #24. My guess is I'll have it next week.

Do you have #24 and #28 ? You mentioned 28 above.

#4988 4 months ago

From Spooky's FB page;

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#4989 4 months ago

Very exciting to see.

I do have a couple of machine in the 150 range available from my allotment if anyone wants to get on board.

#4990 4 months ago

I have 35 if anyone is interested.

#4991 4 months ago

My game is #328, I would trade with someone who's number is under 100 if they are unsure of the game or just want to wait and move further back in line instead of trying to sell their spot. Just send me an email.

#4992 4 months ago

Just had a pretty decent game on the new code . 5 monsters started 3 monsters defeated.

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#4993 4 months ago

Took a picture just before starting the Vampire . You can see that I defeated pit creature, Igor , and zombie because they are green insects is red because I failed to defeat them . When I took the picture I was one shot away from starting the vampire , the left orbit is lit because that is the one shot needed to navigate left to reach the monster . I started the vampire just after taking this picture and got one shot away from defeating him . Had I defeated him I think I would have beaten my personal best score on this game .

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#4994 4 months ago

Thanks for your updates! Shooter wise are you having fun or is it a bit frustrating?

#4995 4 months ago
Quoted from lancestorm:

Thanks for your updates! Shooter wise are you having fun or is it a bit frustrating?

I am really liking it , the shots are tight for sure and can be frustrating at times but I have gotten them down pretty well . I will say that the frustration does lead to a more rewarding experience when you do have a good game (at least for me).Most important is the orbits because those start the search for the monster I have those down pretty good the secret passage I can hit from either flipper pretty consistent. The toughest shot for me is the right subway entrance that is through the Danesi lock just to the left of the right ramp . The modes on this game are really great and spread the shots around very nicely each mode uses a different set of shots to defeat the monster you are battling. What I really like is that one time you play the game you can battle some monsters, and next game battle different ones . Keeps it fresh and as a mediocre player I don’t feel as though I am missing out on anything the game has to offer (meaning if I never make it to the wizard mode I can at least choose modes and play them all over the course of several games ) I do also see making it the wizard mode as something that could be achieved by myself or a player of comparable abilities which keeps the game interesting for me and wanting to hit the start button again .

#4996 4 months ago

I would compare this game to Williams Indiana Jones as far as difficulty is concerned, modes are a bit easier to start on IJ but completing them seems about the same difficulty and I believe IJ has more modes . You must complete the modes on Alice Cooper though (so no just letting modes time out to start the next) I do see a player of my skill level making it to the end of Alice Cooper about as often as Eternal life multiball on IJ , which isn’t very often but is sure is awesome and rewarding when you do get there .

#4997 4 months ago
Quoted from hank527:

Paid today and I'm #24. My guess is I'll have it next week.

Any word on yours?

#4998 4 months ago

Getting really close to ACNC #15 showing up at Lyons Classic Pinball in Colorado. Tracking # says it left Kansas City MO last night on its way to Denver. We will let you know when it is here and set up ready to play.

#4999 4 months ago

Mine is getting ready to hit the production line, #22 butter edition. Can't wait.

#5000 4 months ago

Ours is on the line this week. It will be going to a bar in Colorado Springs

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