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(Topic ID: 190343)

Stern STAR WARS club...May The Force Be With You


By Micky

3 years ago



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“Which one are you getting.”

  • Pro 146 votes
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    42%
  • LE 155 votes
    30%

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Post #902 New LE/Premium Code readme - v0.89 Posted by NeilMcRae (3 years ago)

Post #903 New Pro Code V0.89 ready Posted by NeilMcRae (3 years ago)

Post #4911 Summary of shots needed for modes. Posted by Hoochoo (2 years ago)


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#8730 6 months ago
Quoted from Adaminski:

You've already had a lot of good responses and opinions. I'll chime in with one more, since I've had a Pro and an LE in a home environment.
Bought a Pro off route in April, 2019, fixed a few minor issues, cleaned it up, & played the heck out of it. Loved it. Even got to the Emperor once (didn't win). Still, I thought about the hyper loop & exploding Death Star, and thought someday I might get a Premium or LE. But I didn't really care as much for the Premium artwork.
In August 2019, someone on a local Facebook group mentioned that they were thinking about moving an LE. It was beautiful, had low plays, and was priced very fair. I sold my Pro in less than 2 weeks (covering cost of upgrade and repair parts, but not my "labor"), and bought the LE. Still play the heck out of it, and I made it to the Emperor and defeated him once.
Some thoughts:

Hyper loop is very cool, especially when you can get 2-3 balls going.
Blowing up Death Star is a much bigger payoff. You really know when you've accomplished something.
I really like the original Pro and LE art. Not as much the Premium art. The Comic art is better in person than I thought it would be, but I prefer the original movie art. Of course, YMMV.
I'm not a toys guy - I prefer to see the playfield and ramps, because I can see balls in peripheral vision in multiball. But I really like the lighted Millenium Falcon (I didn't add anything else).
Both the Pro and LE caused me to improve my game. SW is fast and brutal. I have improved at making the shots that I aim for, and multiballs on other games seem to have have "slowed down" for me. I'm OK, maybe even "good" on games I have spent time on, but I'm nowhere near a great player.
The Death Star shot is harder on Premium/LE. Don't let others downplay this difficulty and say that you'll get used to it. It will remain difficult. But as others have said, the reward is great, so there's that.
Based on my reading and some experience, this game does need to be adjusted correctly, perhaps more so than others. And it probably must be fine-tuned more often than others. I'm guilty of not doing this, so I expect that part of my problem with the Death Star is setup. But even when I do try and clean, level, adjust, etc, I find that the Death Star shot is a bear.

Would I do anything differently?

If I had a 20-pin game room, liked variety better than the top-end model of each game, and cost was a consideration, I would probably get a Pro.
Since I have a 4-pin game room, really like the Star Wars franchise (I was 12 when "Episode 4" came out, so this is in my wheelhouse) and do enjoy all of the Premium/LE components except the difficult Death Star shot, the LE will remain.
If a Premium/LE never showed up locally, I would have been happy with the Pro.
If I still had the Pro, I would probably still be scanning/waiting for a used LE locally, and might even consider a comic Premium. My advice to that version of myself would be to keep an eye out, but don't waste a lot of time, and don't overextend yourself if finances were a factor. Don't have "FOMO." The Pro is great.

Thanks for all this info! Great points.
In the middle of going through the same process at the moment. And I am leaning towards a Premium/LE!

3 weeks later
#8814 5 months ago

Ok guys, just spoke to kapsreiter and even though he is sold out, he has advised that he would be happy to do another run but will need 10+ orders for it.

I’m happy to start a list and hopefully get the number so anyone interested can get one.

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May the force b with you all!
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#8819 5 months ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

I want one but have questions. Hoiw much does it cost and how does it stay on?

kapsreiter - leave these for you to answer.

#8830 5 months ago
Quoted from RPZ:

Ok guys, just spoke to kapsreiter and even though he is sold out, he has advised that he would be happy to do another run but will need 10+ orders for it.
I’m happy to start a list and hopefully get the number so anyone interested can get one.
1- rpz
2- rum-z
3- jerickso77
4- antron77
5- waderade812
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May the force b with you all!
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Putting this list on hold until kapsreiter can confirm here on this thread he is happy to do the run and can answer questions above.

2 weeks later
#8876 4 months ago

Anyone has pics with the stern art blades installed? I can’t find much online with them installed and there are 3 different sets available. Thanks!

#8898 4 months ago
Quoted from RPZ:

Ok guys, just spoke to kapsreiter and even though he is sold out, he has advised that he would be happy to do another run but will need 10+ orders for it.
I’m happy to start a list and hopefully get the number so anyone interested can get one.
1- rpz
2- rum-z
3- jerickso77
4- antron77
5- waderade812
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May the force b with you all!
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Hi Guys,

Tom ended up getting a batch in, but for some reason didn’t post it here. Please contact him direct via PM, if you are still interested in purchasing one.

May the force be with you all!

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#8929 4 months ago

Finally get to “officially” join the club! loving the game and haven’t even updated to latest code. Very low use and only on code 0.93! Exciting times!

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#8951 4 months ago
Quoted from Antron77:

Here you go[quoted image]

Got same one on LE. Looks great and best quality.

Love the stool!

#8952 4 months ago
Quoted from Sprudeldudel:

This was adressed by a Security Bulletion by Stern. Its caused by electrical noise from the shaker. Stern supplies a capacitor kit (plug and play) to fix this. If you have a shaker motor this might be your solution.
Attached is a photo of a second of the stainless steel polished and laser engraved instruction card I had made. It has a small flaw in the print at the bottom center. Two of these were added to my order for free, it seems the supplier figured he doesn't need them either
I am willing to let them go for EUR 30 plus shipping from Germany (EUR 4 registered domestic or EUR 6,20 registered international). If anyone would like to have this, please send me a PM.
The ones with the card installed is just an example of what it looks like in the machine. That one is not for sale [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Anyone got one of these for sale? Cheers!

1 month later
#9025 3 months ago
Quoted from Karl_Hungus:

I just mailed my check off to join the club! One mod I really want is the Empire Walls speaker grills. Are the covers from the Modfather the only ones out there or are there mods that actually replace the speaker grills?

Covers from Modfather.

4 weeks later
#9161 60 days ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Was lucky to find an el light set for the siderails
Looks really good, especially in dark rooms
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Looks great! Is this the one that looks tan when off?

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