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Stern Announces KISS, Kinda Based on the 1978 Bally Machine


By DANGERTERROR

4 years ago



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#51 4 years ago

Looks promising. Can't wait to see it come together fully.

#52 4 years ago

Looks neat, but 100% not for me. Excited for those who get in on it!

I'm more surprised at the way this was announced.

#53 4 years ago

Looks and sounds prety badass. I'm not a fan of the Kiss personalities, but whatever, I'm excited for the game.

#54 4 years ago

And they're still using a DMD...

#55 4 years ago

BOO BOO LMAO

#56 4 years ago

When your balls go into the Gene Simmons mouth, you have to pay an extra $1.00 to get them back out.

Not into Kiss at all, but looks like they're doing a good job with this one!

#57 4 years ago

Looks cool but here's the big question. Who's doing the code?

#58 4 years ago

I got in this hobby to own ONE game at home - with titles like TWD, ACDC, Metalica, and this how in the hell do I keep my home limit of one. Jeez, I will have 3 pins in less than 2 years

#59 4 years ago
Quoted from mummite:

Looks to have a bit of IJ4 layout. Could be cool, love the hand drawn art

I kind of though that too with the IJ4 map room!

Overall I'm getting excited about this machine which i originally was very unenthused about!!!!!

#60 4 years ago

Looks good

#61 4 years ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Stern just announced that it will also be fully coded and functional...
by 2017

Yea maybe, but at least they actually build machines. Maybe they should be like JJP, 5 months late and counting. Stern announces and delivers a game in less time than JJP is late on one they announced almost two years ago.

#62 4 years ago
Quoted from atariaction:

I kind of though that too with the IJ4 map room!
Overall I'm getting excited about this machine which i originally was very unenthused about!!!!!

Good point. Who designed IJ4?

#63 4 years ago

I will buy WWE before I buy a Kiss game

#64 4 years ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Good point. Who designed IJ4?

Borgy.

#65 4 years ago

Looks like I may have to buy my first LE...

#66 4 years ago
Quoted from nicoga3000:

Looks neat, but 100% not for me. Excited for those who get in on it!
I'm more surprised at the way this was announced.

Yeah, not even a finished playfield with art. Still whitewood... Are they jumping the love gun?

Rob

#67 4 years ago

What does that mean for the TWD code?
Will STERN being focused now on KISS only?
What about the latest quality issues with their decals?
What about unfinished codes?
Will STERN announce only LE and Pro ..... and later the Premium?

I assume many who mentioned "never ever a NIB Stern" won't remrmber their own words now

#68 4 years ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Looks cool but here's the big question. Who's doing the code?

If it's the same guy who did ST (Lonnie?) then there is absolutely no way I would buy it right off the bat. His coding on ST was a mess.

Rob

#69 4 years ago
Quoted from Goronic:

Jeez, I will have 3 pins in less than 2 years

That's the spirit !

LTG : )™

#70 4 years ago
Quoted from the_one:

Will STERN announce only LE and Pro ..... and later the Premium?

They have already announced pro, premium and LE models...

#71 4 years ago

Called it!

#72 4 years ago

Looks like fun. The best news? No more threads speculating about a KISS pin!

Stern knows how to cater to their core market, should be a good seller if the vociferous fanbase now speaks with their wallets.

#73 4 years ago

I'm on board! Need to sell one unfortunately, but this should be my next NIB.

#74 4 years ago
Quoted from the_one:

Will STERN announce only LE and Pro ..... and later the Premium?

Plan on this. If you're buying an LE thinking that's the only way your going to get a full featured playfield, you're going to be upset later on when the premium is announced. Use history as your guide.

EDIT - looks like they are going premium upfront on this one. That's the best method IMO.

#75 4 years ago

Still has DMD. That was to be expected. I still say Ritchie's game will have the first "Stern" LCD in the backbox.

Ritchie has been severely out of rotation since Star Trek. Two Borg and two Trudeau games have come out since then. He's cooking up something big. Creating HD assets takes a lot longer than dots.

#76 4 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Plan on this. If your buying an LE thinking that's the only way your going to get a full featured playfield, you're going to be upset later on when the premium is announced. Use history as your guide.

Premium available day 1.

#77 4 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Plan on this. If your buying an LE thinking that's the only way your going to get a full featured playfield, you're going to be upset later on when the premium is announced. Use history as your guide.

Premium has ALREADY been announced. Doesn't anybody even watch the damn video??

#78 4 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Plan on this. If your buying an LE thinking that's the only way your going to get a full featured playfield, you're going to be upset later on when the premium is announced. Use history as your guide.

They already announced a Premium for KISS.

#79 4 years ago

Lots of people pooped on metallica when they announced it

Lars this the band song bla bla bla

I think this one is going to be a beauty, dies
Not look like any photoshop there.

Do they say who's on Art and who's on coding ?

#80 4 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

But gene never shoots balls out of his mouth.. Surprised this was allowed

The balls should be blood red

#81 4 years ago
Quoted from MinusWorlds:

Premium has ALREADY been announced. Doesn't anybody even watch the damn video??

Nope! At work.

#82 4 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

He's cooking up something big

How about an unlicensed pin? Though I think I recall Gary saying he preferred doing licensed themes?

#83 4 years ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

If it's the same guy who did ST (Lonnie?) then there is absolutely no way I would buy it right off the bat. His coding on ST was a mess.
Rob

To be fair, nearly all Stern games have had crap for launch code. I'm hoping it gets Lyman or Waison (believe he did mustang). I like how he took a rather bland PF and made a good risk vs reward machine with some really good code integration.

#84 4 years ago

cool

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I wonder if this will make the 1978 version drop in price? I know it's mostly KISS fans that bought the old pin. Now they will have a new one to buy instead.

#85 4 years ago
Quoted from Goronic:

How about an unlicensed pin? Though I think I recall Gary saying he preferred doing licensed themes?

Game of Thrones is the rumor.

#86 4 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

Still has DMD. That was to be expected. I still say Ritchie's game will have the first "Stern" LCD in the backbox.
Ritchie has been severely out of rotation since Star Trek. Two Borg and two Trudeau games have come out since then. He's cooking up something big. Creating HD assets takes a lot longer than dots.

GOT has to be LCD.

#87 4 years ago

Looks really cool. To bad I will never buy a NIB game.

#88 4 years ago
Quoted from Goronic:

How about an unlicensed pin? Though I think I recall Gary saying he preferred doing licensed themes?

Stern is all about the safe bets. Though I think they are off by about 20+ years on the "hip" factor based on the last 2 games...

#89 4 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

Game of Thrones is the rumor.

Which is also a licensed theme...

#90 4 years ago
Quoted from MinusWorlds:

Though I think they are off by about 20+ years on the "hip" factor based on the last 2 games...

I think they are catering to their core buying base, the over 40 crowd.

#91 4 years ago
Quoted from MinusWorlds:

Which is also a licensed theme...

Yes. Didn't say it wasn't.

#92 4 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

I think they are catering to their core buying base, the over 40 crowd.

KISS, try over 60 (ducks)

#93 4 years ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

Yeah, not even a finished playfield with art. Still whitewood... Are they jumping the love gun?
Rob

I feel like it's more that the announcement was so sketchy. I guess IGN reaches a LOT more people than Stern's site, their Facebook, or Twitter. Just SO unofficial feeling, haha.

#94 4 years ago

I'm actually interested in this pin. Not a fan of Kiss but I love theatrical glam rock.

#95 4 years ago

Looking forward to this one,way to go Stern!

#96 4 years ago
Quoted from MinusWorlds:

KISS, try over 60 (ducks)

LOL...well I'm over 40 (barely) and used to listen to them when I was a kid. Not too much in the past 30 years.

#97 4 years ago
Quoted from rai:

I'm actually interested in this pin. Not a fan of Kiss but I love theatrical glam rock.

I'm thinking the exact same thing. If this game rocks, I'm selling my stocks.

#98 4 years ago

So, are Ace and Peter going to be represented? I surely hope so, but wouldn't count on it. Looks pretty cool so far though.

#99 4 years ago
Quoted from fattrain:

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Whats the graphic on the cabinet?

#100 4 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

LOL...well I'm over 40 (barely) and used to listen to them when I was a kid. Not too much in the past 30 years.

Honestly it's not for me. I'm barely over 40 as well. I am happy for those of you that wanted this pin tho. Not looking to piss in anyone's cheerios. Enjoy your KISS to those who are excited.

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