Quoted from rubberducks:
Not very keen on the cabinet art. But the playfield art works superbly, I think.
Thing is, as I'm sure must have been pointed out already, this seems like a very minor variation on the Metallica and KISS layouts, in yet another music theme ... how many more customers are there for this?
Depending on code and how it shoots, I'd probably take one over KISS or Metallica, if forced to choose between the 3. But who with a Metallica or KISS, or with serious play time on them, is going to buy one? Not many I'd have thought.
I'm swapping my KISS for one.
Every new everything I've ever bought is kinda a rehash of the older thing it's replacing. Damn these fridges with their samey double door layout!
KISS gone, Aerosmith pro coming! This is such an easy trade. If it's KISS 2.0 I'm no worse off, and I hate Aerosmith music less than I hate KISS music, haha.
Quoted from RobT:
I agree, like GOT, the pro is the way to go on this one.
I really hope that the direction of the pro target audience is drifting slightly from what we have always felt was operators, to players. So rather than operators/home use bifurcation we move into players/collectors. This would be very positive for less gimping of pros, and a welcome relief amongst all the price rises for the players who want to stay involved and not have to pay up for extras.
I for one would be very happy to become a default pro buyer rather than a default premium buyer.
Quoted from toyotaboy:
I'm assuming you mean the 3rd video, and the GI on the inlane. Because those are standard plastic inlane guides with round holes, I don't think you could fit wedge bulbs in there if you wanted to, but they are definitely flickering. Looks like whoever built that sample didn't make sure the bulbs were pressed in good.
Yep, even on wedge bulb games, the inlanes are still bayonets.
Quoted from CrazyLevi:
Innovation in pinball almost is completely overrated and unnecessary. You must be a big Pin2K fan.
I swear people say they want innovation just because they think it's something one should say. I could not give two hoots about "innovation", just give me cool.
AS looks like it might just be cool.
The whole similarity with KISS is why I'm getting it, funded by selling my KISS. It's a second bite at the solid layout with maybe a superior execution.
The thing that irks me the most on KISS is the Starchild area. Whenever Mommy Magnet drops the ball off at StarKindy Day Care I just think, "wasted mech". Then watch it flop around a bit (yes, I nudge it to get superior target hitting results), then wait for the inevitable dribble out of the saucer. What a freaking let down. Now, I can shoot balls THROUGH THE AIR at an open box!? AND, I can delay my multiball gratification until I get it totally loaded up with balls?! Done, and done!
So if everything else is the same, I'm way ahead.
I'm excited about Aerowhoever because it's got a freaking through-the-air shot INTO A FREAKING TOY BOX!!
Quoted from BenetBoy78:
Same reason all the other metal on the playfield is harder than the pinball. Cheaper to replace the balls than other metal stuff.
You may ask yourself, Why don't they use the soft metal used on and around the magnet for everything else that is metal on the playfield? I think one answer could be so " It lasts long and keeps its original non-dinged up look". The BM66 mag looks real Baaaaad. Check it out. Aerosmith looks as its the same.
The dings on the mag will match the dimples on the upper PF if that ramp is too steep....don't cha think? Its the new Pinball Patina.... Served up Stern style....
It's because of the way magnets work. It's a necessary grade of steel. They don't make them soft for fun. Soft iron loses its magnetism quickly after the power is cut. The harder the iron, the more residual magnetism. Absolutely useless for a pinball magnet.
Quoted from DMC:
I played a quick game tonight at my local league where the game has just been sighted. It looks great. Sounds great. I enjoyed playing and look forward to digging deeper in the next week to see what it's all about.
Yeah, I'm going to camp down at the Diggers on it all next week if I can, haha. What time do they open?
It's Aerosmith day!!
Just woke up and it's like Christmas morning 1976. Don't know why I'm more excited than usual, but I have a feeling this is a good one.
Going to pick up in a few hours.
Quoted from Fortytwo:
There is a skillshot (soft plunge into the back of the toybox lane). Are you wanting more options like GB?
Plus the controlled plunge to hold in the orbit long enough to get the orbit shots to register after the plunge delay.
And then if it comes back down the right orbit, the skill nudge to get the ball to clear the lock back door.
In fact, every auto launch should be intercepted and controlled plunged to try and pick up the orbit shots.
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