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Stern Led Zeppelin Hype Thread

By westofrome

11 months ago


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#1101 11 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

The LZ premium/LE shots remind me of Avenger IQ Prem/LE.

Was just about to post this - Ritchie channeling a bit of Elwin here - 2 vertical kickback ramps and a middle ramp that can be hit from the top flipper.

Game looks like like it’ll be a fun shooter. Pretty solid game, if not groundbreaking. Pretty much the same as all Ritchie releases.

Playfield art is good. LE is a.....different, but aren’t all LE’s?

I like the 2 banks of drops up top that can both be hit by the upper flipper. And that upper flipper to lane to kickback shot on the Pre/LE looks fun. Could be a sleeper this one. A bit like Aerosmith.

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#1102 11 months ago

What in the flying fk is this? Who in the hell would approve this color combo as this is the most un-Led Zep thing I have ever seen. No respect.

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#1103 11 months ago
Quoted from JWP72:For $10,000 (CAD) the amount of other things I can buy is huge. I could buy a car......but instead, I would get...10 led zep songs, which I already have, a plastic blimp and an icarus on a stick. Oh and a bunch of pictures of the Hindenberg going down. Literally a picture of people dying. Is that worth it? I expected MORE for one of the greatest bands of all time. Side blade lights are a plus I give em that!

People were talking about the second coming of Mick on a stick and we now have "Ic on a stick"

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#1104 11 months ago
Quoted from spinal:

What in the flying fk is this?

Ummm a masterpiece?

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#1105 11 months ago

Why am I craving a bowl of fruit loops?

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#1106 11 months ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Well I did say, LZ Album art through the early times wasn't great. To put it on the Pin was a mistake.

stern could just as easily rubber stamped some grocery bags.

HOT DOG !!

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#1107 11 months ago
Quoted from Kiwipinhead:

300+ GnR pins coming to Aus and NZ.. Can't see LZ selling that many down this way. Can still buy LZ LE's here.

I can’t believe the LEs sold out (reportedly) sight unseen.

#1108 11 months ago

I can't wait to visit this game on location!

#1109 11 months ago
Quoted from Wmsfan:

Color of the powder coating on this????
I’d have to have it done a different color.
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OMG IT'S FREEFALL 2.0!
I love it

#1110 11 months ago
Quoted from manadams:

Why am I craving a bowl of fruit loops?
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In the mdwest we think Superman ice Cream

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#1111 11 months ago

I don’t get it?

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#1112 11 months ago

has anyone mentioned no stairway or compared it to GNR yet?

Oh? hundreds of people.

nice.

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#1113 11 months ago

Stern, channeling the spirit of Led Zeppelin... thanks Stern

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F’n nailed it

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#1114 11 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

In the mdwest we think Superman ice Cream
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Grew up on Ohio and Superman ice cream was one of my favorites!

#1115 11 months ago

Could they not have found more spots to plaster the dude with wings?

He is everywhere. Lol

Is there not different assets they could have used??

Can't wait to see the 1000$ flat plastic topper of a guy with wings. Lol

#1116 11 months ago

Such a waste of a theme just like Star Wars. How in the heck do you get the most iconic rockband without their greatest song total epic fail.

#1117 11 months ago

I like the look of the blue trim for some reason? It ties in really well with the playfield art. It is out there with colors on inside cab but again I feel they nailed the psychedelic look. The outside cabinet looks classy with bold reds,yellow and gold. You guys just wait until you are in a dark room and the music is pumping and the playfield side rgb lights change the whole game color with modes in a blink of an eye. It will be stellar!

I do have to say for those who do not care for the Blue Trim-Brass plating on this game would look absolutely stunning!

#1118 11 months ago

Meh.. it's another cookie cutter Stern. Its weird Led Zeppelin is just party music and snowboard music for me. The whole LSD color scheme just makes it so dated. Zeppelin is like AC/DC its timeless teenage music. It just resonates when your that age and invincible. The theme just makes it grandpa music and that is a bummer. Immigrant Song is a tune I used to play on my Walkman and rip in the backcountry snowboarding in the early 90s. It's aggressive and powerful, for me it was part of the anger of the 90s not this old guy hippy shit theme.

#1119 11 months ago

For me it always comes down to, Is the code fun? , when it comes down to adding a game. If I love the code I will pick one up. The toy on the premium looks just ok, the choice between the pro and premium for me, if I get one, will come down to how good the light shows are. I’m not gonna blame Stern for the art. They would of used Dirty Donny or Franchi if they could’ve.

#1120 11 months ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Such a waste of a theme just like Star Wars. How in the heck do you get the most iconic rockband without their greatest song total epic fail.

SW is an amazing game.

This isn't very nice to look at and while I like some Zeppelin it was mostly a pass but u know u can't judge pinball by the first impression. Need to see gameplay, need to give it some time, need a Black Sabba whoops.....

#1121 11 months ago
Quoted from Darscot:

The whole LSD color scheme just makes it so dated. Zeppelin is like AC/DC its timeless teenage music.

Sure, one disbanded 40 years ago and other has made 8 albums that sound exactly the same since. Exactly the same.

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#1122 11 months ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Is there not different assets they could have used??

I think the answer to this is clearly no. They got a folder of stuff they were allowed to use from an agency and everything had to be approved afterwards by someone at the firm who had a checklist of what was approved for use or not is likely how it went down. Sure they charged them by the song too, which is why there are only 10.

The LE is just the Swan Song art, the blue comes from the bottom.

I don't blame anyone for being disappointed, but you shouldn't be mad at the people at Stern who made the game. Some licenses have more freedom than others. That's why Metallica is a great pin and this one will probably be a fan favorite of a few and mostly unmemorable afterwards. Without creative spark it's hard to make something stick. Dirty Donny and Sparky and everything made for something original and cool. This is just the same stuff the people licensing Led Zeppelin lunch boxes have access to.

It's no different than Willy Wonka looking exactly like the slot machine because JJP was given the same standard assets, it comes with the territory with some stuff. As long as it keeps selling it will keep happening.

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#1123 11 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Sorry did you expect them to record some new songs for you? Whats the value on 22 songs yiu already have? How much more is that worth.
Wtf

What would people say if there were only 5 songs? 3? At some point it's not enough. For me...10 isn't enough.

#1124 11 months ago

I'm laughing at the shock that there are drops targets in a Pro model, a SR title nonetheless. BKSoR (3), GoT (3), SW (5), ST (1) - All Pro's with drops. All SR titles. This isn't some new concept Stern is finally adopting, and I even forgot to mention non-SR titles like STH, AIQ, DP, IMDN, GB, TWD, and MET.

#1125 11 months ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

I'm laughing at the shock that there are drops targets in a Pro model...

They always do this...same thing with spinners.
Living in the past man

#1126 11 months ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

I don’t get it?[quoted image]

Anybody under 20 who sees this -“why is there somebody in transition all over this game? Icar what?”

#1127 11 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Sorry did you expect them to record some new songs for you? Whats the value on 22 songs yiu already have? How much more is that worth.
Wtf

Maybe he wanted Zep:Trap Edition with all Trap remixes for the young'uns.

#1128 11 months ago

I apologize if I blow y’alls minds too hard with this little bit of insight but red, yellow, and blue are primary colors. The color combo isn’t insane. It’s literally primary.

#1129 11 months ago

Well. They are the colors on the LZ V album. Houses of the Holy. And artwork that was produced afterwards and through time. Granted the blue is a tad bright but it's correct.

#1130 11 months ago

Ok, I just saw the shitty lookin one with the blue trim..............wtf?
Might be the ugliest cabinet ever for the best band ever...........that is seriously wrong!
I was hoping the 3 cab was the pro, I guess not, eh. Is that shitty blue the pro?

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#1131 11 months ago

Just paid for my LE-Can I say FUUUUUUCK YEA!

Now I have to get some work done-I love these reveals and these times on Pinside.

Thanks guys

#1132 11 months ago
Quoted from chromag:

Ok, I just saw the shitty lookin one with the blue trim..............wtf?
Might be the ugliest cabinet ever for the best band ever...........that is seriously wrong!
I was hoping the 3 cab was the pro, I guess not, eh. Is that shitty blue the pro?

Maybe Stern found out that LE was sold out at distributers and swapped the worse art package to that.

#1133 11 months ago

Is the Angel guy so iconic for Zep?

#1134 11 months ago

I bet the LE looks awesome in person. Y’all so fragile you’re afraid of bright colors....

#1135 11 months ago
Quoted from rai:

Maybe Stern found out that LE was sold out at distributers and swapped the worse art package to that.

LE’s always have controversial art packages.

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#1136 11 months ago

It just seems like Steve Ritchie is the go to guy for a theme they paid way too much for , or a theme that’s a small niche for , because his “style” is cheap ..

#1137 11 months ago

New video on the Stern Facebook page.. I'm kind of digging the magical charger, it's not just a spinner and the shots looks fun with great flow. The sideblade art with lights, that's different and saves the choir of installing anything. I'm a bit sick of installing mirror blades and artblades. I'm in on an LE. Fun comments everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/sternpinball/videos/297647311671047/

#1138 11 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Is the Angel guy so iconic for Zep?

Yes.. this sums it up pretty good, it's pretty much thee logo for Zep along with the Zoso symbols from IV.

http://www.band-shirt.com/2013/03/09/history-of-the-led-zeppelin-icarus-logo/

#1139 11 months ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

I don’t get it?[quoted image]

Gender neutral?

#1140 11 months ago

Now if only the surviving members would do a show in honor of the release of this machine. They're due. It's been 13 years since their last one-off reunion.

#1141 11 months ago

Stern wouldn't even pony up for S2H and you're thinking they'll get a band reunion for this game?

Chances are the surviving members don't even know there's a Zeppelin pinball in existence...

(I kid, but there doesn't seem to be much, if any, band involvement here)

#1142 11 months ago

Having watched the Prem features video again, I wish they took a page from ST Prem's book (it's a very similar left side of the PF anyways), and put in a physical kickback on the left outlane and a VUK on the left scoop up to the wireform. Those are nice features over ST Pro and so easy to see working here.

#1143 11 months ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Note to self: Don't go on Pinside if you want to remain excited about a new game you're getting.

Like it for yourself, not what everybody else thinks. You’re paying for it, who cares what pinside thinks.

#1144 11 months ago
Quoted from JWP72:

For $10,000 (CAD) the amount of other things I can buy is huge. I could buy a car......but instead, I would get...10 led zep songs, which I already have, a plastic blimp and an icarus on a stick. Oh and a bunch of pictures of the Hindenberg going down. Literally a picture of people dying. Is that worth it? I expected MORE for one of the greatest bands of all time. Side blade lights are a plus I give em that!

Well, it beats The Beatles... and maybe Striker Xtreme.

#1145 11 months ago

Starting to wonder if ST Prem/LE is the last real kickback we'll see from Stern.

#1146 11 months ago
Quoted from metallik:

Stern wouldn't even pony up for S2H and you're thinking they'll get a band reunion for this game?
Chances are the surviving members don't even know there's a Zeppelin pinball in existence...
(I kid, but there doesn't seem to be much, if any, band involvement here)

Yeah I think GNR was a, wait for it, Once in a Lifetime deal?

#1147 11 months ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Starting to wonder if ST Prem/LE is the last real kickback we'll see from Stern.

I’m fine with that. When will we see the player controlled kickback again? That’s what I want to know.

#1148 11 months ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

I can't wait to visit this game on location!

Perfectly said. Lol

#1149 11 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Is the Angel guy so iconic for Zep?

Yes.

Quoted from cooked71:

LE’s always have controversial art packages.

Always for sure

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#1150 11 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I’m fine with that. When will we see the player controlled kickback again? That’s what I want to know.

Having the ball immediately kick back is a lot more satisfying to me than the ball sadly dying, then waiting for another to be kicked into the shooter lane, then kicked again into the playfield (not to mention the removal of a unique ball path)...

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