Jetsons just doesn't feel like a Spooky theme to me.
Judging by Pinheck info posted on Ben Heck's website, Spooky's next game might be using a double high DMD 128x64 instead of the 128x32 currently used by AMH, RZ and Dominos.
Edit to clarify: not using an actual DMD but pixel height is being doubled from current games.
Quoted from dmbjunky:
They already use a LCD don't they? I've never looked inside a RZ but does it have a custom size LCD or did they do like a Color DMD and cover part of the screen?
Yes, standard size laptop LCD similar to what ColorDMD uses. Sorry I didn't mean to write that they use an actual DMD.
Just because more power is available, doesn't necessarily mean you should use it. Here's the Pinheck hardware guy's take on it:
Quoted from LonghornEngineer:
The system supports a color LCD DMD and has plenty of I/O. As long as Chuck doesn't do anything insane that needs more horse power it should last for awhile. I am against putting a computer with an OS inside a pinball machine. Maybe someday we will have to but we are going to get by as long as we can with talking to the metal
They also have another contract game in the works too, so out of their first 5 games technically only 3 of them are "Spooky" games.
Maybe it's Nikola Tesla's Shocking Pinball Adventure, complete with tesla coil wired into the flipper buttons to punish you for missing shots.
I think it will have at least 1 magnet based on a certain someone's upvote on a previous post of mine
Quoted from luvthatapex2:
The rules sound cool and I think it's a great idea to have to earn the songs. Very cool.
What does the REV 8 pinheck board add to this game? I imagine there are some improvements from REV 7? Maybe higher display resolution?
Quoted from robertmee:
Hope this doesn't delay RZ code from being finalized, especially a working infection mode. We're a year removed from RZ being released, and while v20/21 was leaps and bounds above the early releases, there is still work to do.
He has already committed to making great RZ code and has been working at a good pace IMO. Don't rush the talent!
Quoted from tiesmasc:
And this seems to be a view from the other side of the skull... (i.e. through the mouth) ?!?
Looks like a similar opening to the mouth, but the playfield looks almost right next to it and can't be seen in the previous pic? Anyways I like these teaser pics so we can rack our brains.
Wow so it's a full res display, not a double-high 2x res. version of the RZ screen. Awesome!
I love the spooky "hammered" powder or whatever it's called. Looks great on RZ and seems to be very durable, no scratches.
Quoted from frolic:
This does seem to be a recurring problem with new pinball companies (and on the Spooky games that I've seen (AMH, RZ)). They need to test and develop their games in a dark room to know what it will look like in all situations.
RZ was also a dark game by design. It's pretty easy to brighten any game up if it's too dark for your taste in stock form.
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
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