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Stern Bashing. Justified?


By erak

1 year ago



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    #801 1 year ago

    Wow, that's crazy how similar they are! I was just reading a thread yesterday where someone was comparing Stern's Aerosmith and Kiss playfield layouts (hell, i think IJ4 is pretty damn similar to both of them too). Pretty much the same deal, though a little less blatant.

    I guess at least people who enjoy ACDC pinball but can't stand the music now have an alternative with SW? I don't even get excited about new Stern releases anymore seeing how often they rehash or slightly change a previous design. Metallica was probably the last good one, but I'm sure it'll be rebranded for those who aren't into their music, too.

    #802 1 year ago

    Kiss and Aerosmith are the same game also. It’s ok though and it doesn’t bother me at all. Both great fun games.

    #803 1 year ago
    Quoted from erak:

    One other thing to consider. How long did it actually take to design this layout?
    10 minutes to move a few things?
    I thought supposedly it was worked on for about a year?

    Steve does copy himself a lot. There is no denying it when you have side by side comparisons. George does it too. I can't believe how similar TF and LOTR are. Except there you have to flip one over before laying it on top of the layout. Stern plays it safe by sticking with the same shit over and over. So if you have all New Sterns in your collection, you pretty much have a collection of the same 3 or 4 games. If you want variety, you have to expand out to different eras, different manufacturers. Or you have the same old shit.

    #804 1 year ago

    True, but I though I heard SW design was worked on for a year or longer.

    If so, I have so many questions.

    #805 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    Steve does copy himself a lot. There is no denying it when you have side by side comparisons. George does it too. I can't believe how similar TF and LOTR are. Except there you have to flip one over before laying it on top of the layout. Stern plays it safe by sticking with the same shit over and over. So if you have all New Sterns in your collection, you pretty much have a collection of the same 3 or 4 games. If you want variety, you have to expand out to different eras, different manufacturers. Or you have the same old shit.

    I hear Street Fighter II has a novel layout. Worth a look?

    #806 1 year ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    I hear Street Fighter II has a novel layout. Worth a look?

    so does goldwings. not every unique layout is a winner. Just like not every cookie cutter fan pattern is a winner.

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