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


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#4251 1 year ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

That is mostly correct. The butter cabinets are done in batches. I'm not sure in the number, but let's say its 10. That means if game number 1, 8, 28, 40, 72, 90, 110, 140, 150, 166 are butter cabinets, then all of those will get done at once. It's also done when the cabinets are ready. If the line is on game 65 and the butter cabinets are ready, then the butter games will get done. If you are number 1 you might be waiting a while, but if you are number 150, then technically you are getting your game early.
Hope that makes sense.

It does and thank you - you gave a more intelligent explanation than I did (don't get a big head or anything, it's not a high hurdle). I know literally nothing about building pinball, but some concepts are shared in manufacturing/assembly operations. Businesses have two options: 1) maintain the ability to perform all functions under roof or 2) rely on subcontractors and/or vendors to improve efficiency and reduce overall cost. If the business opts for #1, everyone chips in via higher pricing and if #2 is in play and a buyer insists on a specific departure time based on serial #, that would be a separate negotiation and most often price the game well beyond practicality.

#4252 1 year ago
Quoted from FlipperFreak:

I met with Charlie tonight at Expo and they are working around the clock to get the games produced as quickly as possible. If you’ve paid Nitro in advance, and want a refund ...let us know. We have a long list of buyers for Spooky games ....and will be more than happy to refund.

No refund wanted here either, very pleased with purchase through Nitro and have stated so, a few times. The 'paid in full' has never been a concern and only a point of reference to show commitment, we're not turning back now. The thread has gone too far in that direction for some reason.

Buyers are excited and we have waded through months of the bullshit negative posts of a few trolls regarding ACNC and even directed at Spooky for some reason, just disgusting.

Personally, I have had sent a few emails to KT and have posted some questions here, the desire has simply been to find out more about production, upgrade details, etc... Most realize that the distributor has limited information and with Charlie and KT being present in this thread, this is a great place to share thoughts/suggestions and request (sometimes beg for) updates. Up until recently there has just been a lack of detail provided/shared and a few of us are discussing that here. IE: what do the upgrade options look like? Most would agree that it is odd to try to pick an option or one VS another when you can't visualize it. Unfortunately feathers are getting ruffled and it sounds like some are thinking that accusations are being made, the most recent being prepayment, not the case. I can only speak for me but I am sure that many would agree; ACNC looks killer!, Spooky is evolving beautifully as a boutique pin manufacturer and I couldn't be happier with Nitro as a distributor, pleased to support you!

Now, back to watching the thread for updates (including Expo) and details from current and new owners.

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#4253 1 year ago
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#4254 1 year ago

Keeps getting better and better!

#4255 1 year ago

Only one pin missing. T.N.A.

#4256 1 year ago

has a container been already shipped to EU?

#4257 1 year ago

Did Spooky start to ship the game?
If yes, can someone who put some games tell me fairly what are the pros and cons?
Thanks

#4258 1 year ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Did Spooky start to ship the game?
If yes, can someone who put some games tell me fairly what are the pros and cons?
Thanks

See post #4191.

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#4259 1 year ago
Quoted from RebelGuitars:

No new game gets a fair shake when the critiques come from playing a couple games at a show. I don't think the shots are any tighter than some of my other games. Nothing is hard to hit (except maybe the guillotine shot when you need it). Of course I'm still learning the rules, but really liking the upper playfield. There's a cool ball swap if it goes from the upper pf to the crypt lock. There's also a three position diverter on the left ramp that wasn't coded back during TPS. Animations are great, music is loud and clear. The original music is just as enjoyable as the AC songs. I battled 5 or 6 monsters in one game last night and had a blast! I like to play in the dark so I installed a set of pin stadiums and invisiglass. Pictures are with them set on about 50% and tied in so you don't lose any of the lightshow.
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I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful game.
However, Alice Cooper is really not my cup of tea, I didn’t not him and his songs hurt my ears!
How these songs are used? Can they be replaced?
What about gameplay? How many modes, wizard mode?
Thanks

#4260 1 year ago
Quoted from FlipperFreak:

I met with Charlie tonight at Expo and they are working around the clock to get the games produced as quickly as possible. If you’ve paid Nitro in advance, and want a refund ...let us know. We have a long list of buyers for Spooky games ....and will be more than happy to refund.

Thanks for the offer, but I'm not interested in a refund. I only posted what I paid as a service to clarify for people in the forum how much the machine costs in Canadian funds.

I understand why the wait is longer than expected, and KT gave me an estimated time of delivery. If I had any complaints about Nitro I'd call you in person - you've been very upfront and prompt with service throughout the whole purchase process. I recommend Nitro to all Canadians!

#4261 1 year ago
Quoted from megalo17:

Having bought a TNA I was well prepared for a decent wait time. Once the line gets rolling I'm sure pinsiders will post what number they are and when they receive or get billed. I know it will be worth the wait after playing it last weekend! My main reason for wanting to know where they're at is to make sure I have funds lined up.

I put my money down on TNA on August 1st and i just had to pay up. I am number 375. I think they ramped up production because of ACNC. The 1000 down in non refundable if you change your mind.

#4262 1 year ago
Quoted from PinBallPeteFromSD:

I put my money down on TNA on August 1st and i just had to pay up. I am number 375. I think they ramped up production because of ACNC. The 1000 down in non refundable if you change your mind.

Edit. Didn't read TNA. Thought you were talking about ACNC.

#4263 1 year ago

A few pics from York. Wife tried to get one of Igor, but didn't quite make it - he was too quick.

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#4264 1 year ago
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#4265 1 year ago

Found a 3 eyed monster.

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#4266 1 year ago
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#4267 1 year ago

Played this in Banning, not too impressed.

To be fair I couldn't hear the audio but they had all the Spooky games. Looked for benheck 's gravestone but didn't see it ( - :

#4268 1 year ago
Quoted from mcbPalisade:

Played this in Banning, not too impressed.
To be fair I couldn't hear the audio but they had all the Spooky games. Looked for benheck 's gravestone but didn't see it ( - :

Just above the left inlane i think

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#4269 1 year ago

Happy Halloween! Since I'm up late, bored, and there's not a lot of action happening in the forum lately, I want to share something spooky with some folks who might appreciate it. This is one of my favorite reviews on Pinside, from member "twinankhs," for the Centaur pin:

"This is my #11. Slightly unfair rating.I had a very creepy paranormal experience with the unit I played, it was possessed by a murder victim who was killed in front of that particular machine. (According to my Girlfriend who had nightmares about the game) The Spirit came home and creeped me out. We had to use sage and Florida water to get rid of it. Nothing to do with the game, but this game's symbols are runic, and latin and all sorts of dead languages which make this thing a reliquary. I Broke the machine by accident apparently releasing the spirit of the person who died in front of it. It is very enticing music and creepy sound effects. Reminds me of something out of hellraiser or bad porn (Heavy Metal) from the 70's artwork. One of the best game play games though...very straight forward. Do not have arguments in front of this...it is designed to store negative energy...by accident???????? Played it the next day -- NO issues, both in person and on PS4 Pinball Arcade. The most paranormal pinball game."

I hope you all sleep well tonight! MwaHAHAHAHA!

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#4270 1 year ago

I never released a spirit from a pinball machine, but I did release the smoke once!

#4271 1 year ago

Centaur has it all! Wheels, Legs, and Wings! Steampunk before Steampunk was a thing.

#4272 1 year ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

Centaur has it all! Wheels, Legs, and Wings! Steampunk before Steampunk was a thing.

Because Judas Priest album covers and the the Centaur artwork are such kindred spirits, when I finally get my own Centaur pin, I want to replace the sound board and program it so it plays "You've Got Another Thing Coming" by Judas Priest when the 4-ball multi ball starts.

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#4273 1 year ago
Quoted from ArcadeVideo:

Because Judas Priest album covers and the the Centaur artwork are such kindred spirits, when I finally get my own Centaur pin, I want to replace the sound board and program it so it plays "You've Got Another Thing Coming" by Judas Priest when the 4-ball multi ball starts.
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Bad move human!

#4275 1 year ago

Saw a copy of "Schools Out" on ebay and I thought it was funny that this original LP came with school girl panties. (That look more like granny panties)

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#4276 1 year ago

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Machine - For Sale
NOB - New out of box (first owner) “Game has 12 plays on it. Bought it to operate, but have decided not to go that route. Has the following upgrades from the factory: Shaker Knocker Side art blades Plastic protector...”
2018-10-25
Minneapolis, MN
6,600 (OBO)

#4277 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

Saw a copy of "Schools Out" on ebay and I thought it was funny that this original LP came with school girl panties. (That look more like granny panties)
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Well, that depends...

#4278 1 year ago
Quoted from DG_Amuse:

Machine - For Sale
Alice Cooper's Nightmare CastleNew!NOB - New out of box (first owner) “Game has 12 plays on it. Bought it to operate, but have decided not to go that route.

Somehow this makes me sad. Must be planning on getting a Beatles instead.

#4279 1 year ago
Quoted from DG_Amuse:

Machine - For Sale
Alice Cooper's Nightmare CastleNew!NOB - New out of box (first owner) “Game has 12 plays on it. Bought it to operate, but have decided not to go that route. Has the following upgrades from the factory:

Shaker
Knocker
Side art blades
Plastic protector...”
7 hours ago Minneapolis, MN 6,600 (OBO)
DG_Amuse

Can you post a vid of game play?

#4280 1 year ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

Somehow this makes me sad. Must be planning on getting a Beatles instead.

Seriously...
Well, is this game was at pinball expo?
If very few people can play it, it is hard to make an opinion and take a decision. In Europe, you almost must buy it blind if you want this one.

#4281 1 year ago

Found this video on YouTube . Looks like it was added recently . Although the footage looks like it was recorded in 17.

#4282 1 year ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Found this video on YouTube . Looks like it was added recently . Although the footage looks like it was recorded in 17.

Interesting Youtube account. I am thinking the date on the video is just due to not being set properly, I don't think there were any flipping ACs in June 2017

#4283 1 year ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Seriously...
Well, is this game was at pinball expo?
If very few people can play it, it is hard to make an opinion and take a decision. In Europe, you almost must buy it blind if you want this one.

this is not the game from expo, as it was my game at expo, and I wouldn't sell it as cheap as he is.

#4284 1 year ago

I wonder which game number he is selling?

#4285 1 year ago
Quoted from Jodester:

I wonder which game number he is selling?

Not sure of the number, but I think he got it a month or so ago.

#4286 1 year ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

Not sure of the number, but I think he got it a month or so ago.

So where are all the game play videos of the folks that got games? Is it mainly route operators that got the game first?

#4287 1 year ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Found this video on YouTube . Looks like it was added recently .

Great vid!
Dude has good nudging skills. And I can see this is important for upper playfield success! I'm lovin it!

#4288 1 year ago

rebelguitars I need to drive down 280 and pay you a visit. Nice setup!

#4289 1 year ago
Quoted from Jodester:

So where are all the game play videos of the folks that got games? Is it mainly route operators that got the game first?

Almost entirely, yes. Per the one being sold. Was intended to go on route, but decided to sell it instead.

#4290 1 year ago

My take is that Spooky is in no rush to sell out. Currently on their line are there number one and number two selling games. Perhaps they would just assume spend their time making games and updating coding before prioritizing a professional video. As it is, Spooky already has a lot of sold games to make. Why spend time to show off an unfinished product, just to add customers to the end of an already long list. Didn't Charlie say something to this effect? Something about, how having so many machines to build is a good problem to have, but it's still a problem none the less.

#4291 1 year ago
Quoted from vidgameseller:

this is not the game from expo, as it was my game at expo, and I wouldn't sell it as cheap as he is.

Anyway, I would take your review about this game.

#4292 1 year ago

I had a chance to play a well tuned nightmare castle at banning. I see myself dropping quarters into it whenever I can.

But the older medusa had me distracted. Way distracted...

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#4293 1 year ago

Any updates from owners about which cliffies to install? Those pics above have a clean shooter lane but could use some protection and of course on the lane switches with drops, IMO. What else?

#4294 1 year ago

I'm still excited for this game but am starting to get a little concerned about the lack of sound in every game play video we have seen. Also, there seems to be too much white in the lighting. I feel a game like this should have more of the brighter blues, greens and purples. It reminds me of Ghostbusters when I first got it, the lighting show was overwhelmingly colorless and kind of a let down when I first got it. When the code got a few updates the light show gave the game an amazing display. Are we going to see that with this game or are the color schemes going to stay what we have seen to date? Also, when I spoke to KT she said that they were in the teens on production so if there is anyone on here with one of those games can you post a video with some of the sound? Thanks..

#4295 1 year ago

@djnoel30 I am not at all worried about any of that.

The pin seems solid and has a ton going for it. They can and will evolve the software. They seem to have a great, dedicated crew at this point. This is the beauty of a boutique shop in my opinion. The big guy cranks pins out to make the sale and everyone hopes that they eventually update the code and that may or may not happen. That is why I think JJP pins are worth owning; killer pins, bang for the buck and the programmers remain committed. Of course some will complain about Hobbit but that too has evolved. They are still listening to the community at this point. Who knows what will happen as they have a dozen or more titles out but at present they and Spooky are the perfect size.

Excitedly awaiting ACNC!

#4296 1 year ago
Quoted from DJNOEL30:

I'm still excited for this game but am starting to get a little concerned about the lack of sound in every game play video we have seen. Also, there seems to be too much white in the lighting. I feel a game like this should have more of the brighter blues, greens and purples. It reminds me of Ghostbusters when I first got it, the lighting show was overwhelmingly colorless and kind of a let down when I first got it. When the code got a few updates the light show gave the game an amazing display. Are we going to see that with this game or are the color schemes going to stay what we have seen to date? Also, when I spoke to KT she said that they were in the teens on production so if there is anyone on here with one of those games can you post a video with some of the sound? Thanks..

My machine #9 with every option ships Monday. I’ll post a ton of pics and video for you.

#4297 1 year ago
Quoted from calprog:

My machine #9 with every option ships Monday. I’ll post a ton of pics and video for you.

Awesome thanks! I got every option as well that will be great to see it!

#4298 1 year ago
Quoted from DJNOEL30:

I'm still excited for this game but am starting to get a little concerned about the lack of sound in every game play video we have seen. Also, there seems to be too much white in the lighting. I feel a game like this should have more of the brighter blues, greens and purples. It reminds me of Ghostbusters when I first got it, the lighting show was overwhelmingly colorless and kind of a let down when I first got it. When the code got a few updates the light show gave the game an amazing display. Are we going to see that with this game or are the color schemes going to stay what we have seen to date? Also, when I spoke to KT she said that they were in the teens on production so if there is anyone on here with one of those games can you post a video with some of the sound? Thanks..

When there's so much to fix and so much to implement with code (still by the looks of it), I doubt the light show has been a big priority.

I think it has full RGB GI as well as inserts though ... so it would be a bit pointless to spend the money on that if they intended to never do anything with it. I assume they'll get to it later.

I'm not particularly concerned yet, as I'm a much later number, but it would be nice to see some progress. The next Dead Flip stream was supposed to be 2 weeks after the first one. It's now over 3 months. When they do feel that it's finally progressed enough to show off, hopefully a stream will be forthcoming.

#4299 1 year ago
Quoted from calprog:

My machine #9 with every option ships Monday. I’ll post a ton of pics and video for you.

Yes! We need some reviews too.
The artwork is awesome. I really like the layout too. But As I don’t like AC songs I would like to hear them in play and how integrated in the game.
Thanks

#4300 1 year ago
Quoted from calprog:

My machine #9 with every option ships Monday. I’ll post a ton of pics and video for you.

wow, we SO need this! Thanks!

Spooky's been patient, we've been patient...time for this pin to rock!

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