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Stern Stranger Things

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“Are you interested in a Stern Stranger Things pinball machine?”

  • Yes, I am interested if it plays well and has polished code 486 votes
    40%
  • No, I am not interested 439 votes
    36%
  • Maybe, not a huge fan of the franchise but maybe if it plays well 100 votes
    8%
  • I like pizza 202 votes
    16%

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#2101 1 year ago
Quoted from thedarkknight77:

Where is this streaming, I don’t see anything on deadflip?

Reload?

#2102 1 year ago

i might go pro. has anybody mentioned how long the projector bulb lasts? you might not see it in a dark room and it will get out of focus. idk if it has been mentioned.

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#2105 1 year ago

Best part about the stream so far is seeing how happy Brian Eddy is to be back designing pinball machines! Glad he's back.

#2106 1 year ago
Quoted from cleland:

Well everyone has their theme preference, I can't stand themes like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or Hobbit.
Give me the 80's, Monsters, kids on bikes and walkie talkies all day long. Stanger Things,Back to The Future and The Goonies are for me. This at least checks one of those off my bucket list.

And some 80’s music!

#2107 1 year ago
Quoted from robotron:

i might go pro. has anybody mentioned how long the projector bulb lasts? you might not see it in a dark room and it will get out of focus. idk if it has been mentioned.

These issues should be explored!

#2108 1 year ago

I think the pro is fine , im in on a pro . This is great.

#2109 1 year ago
Quoted from robotron:

you might not see it in a dark room and it will get out of focus.

Then turn the lights on.

#2110 1 year ago

Pro looks good... really wanna premium...now

#2111 1 year ago

Looks like they have plenty of assets.

Sounds in general are cool.

#2112 1 year ago

Looks better on this stream.

#2113 1 year ago

Prepared to order an LE, but the code in the stream isn’t grabbing me yet.

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#2114 1 year ago

Two things that are missing in my opinion are the D&D and comedy elements from the show. Stranger Things is a dark show at times but it's also filled with a lot of comedy. Without those in the game its coming across as a generic mode based game with Stranger Things video clips. Hopefully this changes as the code develops with much more choreography for modes being added. Would also be nice to have some extra hook for progressing through modes such as how LOTR has Gift of the Elves, ST medals, Dialed In SIM cards, etc. Just not feeling it so far.

#2115 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Looks better on this stream.

Absolutely- if Stern is going to get these games out so quickly, they want to make sure you can’t stream it before their official stream.

Multiball starts are cool.

#2116 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Prepared to order an LE, but the code in the stream isn’t grabbing me yet.

Code is bad at this point. There's even video that is missing audio....

#2117 1 year ago

Yikes...the grinch must've come down from the mtn and stole all the goodies off the pro and left a bill( ) for hauling them away.

#2118 1 year ago

light show looks great. LCD screen seems to be higher quality on this machine than previous sterns. Hearing jackpot constantly in that one mode is annoying, but seems really fun for early code. I may have to get in later in production with mature code. I think I would prefer a pro personally. Cant wait to try on location somewhere.

#2119 1 year ago

Game looks like a snore fest so far.

#2120 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Code is bad at this point. There's even video that is missing audio....

That (Callouts) is the main thing that is missing.

If voices are missing in the video clips they'll propably have to synch soundalikes.

#2121 1 year ago

Hope some of the LCD is placeholder. Some of it looks great, other things like the jackpot and ball lock screens not so much.

Quoted from DS_Nadine:

If voices are missing in the video clips they'll propably have to synch soundalikes.

I heard voices in one of the clips.

#2122 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Who is Yusef?

Your mom.

#2123 1 year ago
Quoted from paul_8788:

Hope some of the LCD is placeholder. Some of it looks great, other things like the jackpot and ball lock screens not so much.

I heard voices in one of the clips.

I only heard the gal screaming.

Only thing really bugging me (at the moment) is that there ios no real "upside down" indicator in the Pro.

The projector is missing, ok, but maybe some different colored GI? :-/

#2124 1 year ago

My thoughts so far....

Brian Eddy seems like a great dude(glad he's back)

Game art is cool

Theater screen on premium looks horrible when turned off(matters to some people)

Pro looks ok but no amazing feature

Not sure what's happening on code once again

Not enough 80's feel, which is what makes show so great IMO

Upside down modes seem too short and even a little easy at times

Again, not enough 80's

No real music other than theme music...(hurts)

Overall....It's really early code, so hopefully it adds a ton, but I'm feeling like this is the game. Unfortunately it isn't grabbing me like I had hoped. I'll wait to see how it develops over next few months and in the meantime wait to see TMNT, and gnr coming soon. It's a great theme, but it's missing so many elements at this point such as music, callouts, and the big moments that make you say wow. Maybe the premium will help, but I'm not holding my breath.

#2125 1 year ago

Game looks cool, but really want to see the Premium in action.

#2126 1 year ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

I only heard the gal screaming.
Only thing really bugging me (at the moment) is that there ios no real "upside down" indicator in the Pro.
The projector is missing, ok, but maybe some different colored GI? :-/

That's what I was thinking too? It didn't even seem like the lighting changed at all?

#2127 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

That's what I was thinking too? It didn't even seem like the lighting changed at all?

Looked that way.

Ok there's only white & purple GI but shut off the white maybe?

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#2128 1 year ago

In on an LE. Game looks like a wood chopping snore fest. No quirky humor, no goals to reach, no narrator to help move game along. No linear mode progression, just modes and random multiballs. Shoot x ramp 15x for extra ball.

Hoping code evolves into something fun. Stern has been making some great games, I hope this becomes one.

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#2129 1 year ago
Quoted from dangerwil:

In on an LE. Game looks like a wood chopping snore fest. No quirky humor, no goals to reach, no narrator to help move game along. No linear mode progression, just modes and random multiballs. Shoot x ramp 15x for extra ball.
Hoping code evolves into something fun. Stern has been making some great games, I hope this becomes one.

and you're in? And people wonder why Stern doesn't feel the need to raise the bar...

#2130 1 year ago

I really like that left ramp

#2131 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

My thoughts so far....
Brian Eddy seems like a great dude(glad he's back)
Game art is cool
Theater screen on premium looks horrible when turned off(matters to some people)
Pro looks ok but no amazing feature
Not sure what's happening on code once again
Not enough 80's feel, which is what makes show so great IMO
Upside down modes seem too short and even a little easy at times
Again, not enough 80's
No real music other than theme music...(hurts)
Overall....It's really early code, so hopefully it adds a ton, but I'm feeling like this is the game. Unfortunately it isn't grabbing me like I had hoped. I'll wait to see how it develops over next few months and in the meantime wait to see TMNT, and gnr coming soon. It's a great theme, but it's missing so many elements at this point such as music, callouts, and the big moments that make you say wow. Maybe the premium will help, but I'm not holding my breath.

I think the display and sound are borderline terrible at times. Lots of stereotypical 80s styles but nothing that really captures the show. Especially telekinesis mb...

I wonder if anyone on these teams are big fans or the show even? Hoping it’s just early code.

#2132 1 year ago
Quoted from herbertbsharp:

I really like that left ramp

Both ramps feel really nice. Same with the inner right orbit next to the drops.

#2133 1 year ago

I cannot see past the ugly thing they put there as the screen. Even in the pro where it not even is a screen. Looks very very cheap, something I had not expected from Brian Eddy's first. They could have made the building there or something but now it is just some plane rectangles. That combined with the lack of wireforms screams cheap to me.

So bummed out because this really is a good theme.

#2134 1 year ago

and you're in? And people wonder why Stern doesn't feel the need to raise the bar...

If you want an LE, you have to buy in first hours or you may not get one, so I rolled the dice. Time will tell how it plays out

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#2135 1 year ago

I think putting these out now with such primitive code is bad practice. I'm sure in the grand scheme of on location games it probably doesn't matter, but it sure doesn't make me want to buy one. Especially given all the other potential issues Stern is known for.

#2136 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I think putting these out now with such primitive code is bad practice. I'm sure in the grand scheme of on location games it probably doesn't matter, but it sure doesn't make me want to buy one. Especially given all the other potential issues Stern is known for.

I do not agree and this is definitely not bad practice. I like when the games come out with early code. Watching the game progress is awesome. Lonnie will do a good job on this game.

#2137 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I do not agree and this is definitely not bad practice. I like when the games come out with early code. Watching the game progress is awesome. Lonnie will do a good job on this game.

Yea, not a fan of being a beta tester. Been there done that too many times. Rarely ends well. I just want to play the finished product.

#2138 1 year ago

For sure, it doesn’t try to capture the throw back 80s humor and nostalgia, which is such a huge part of the show...

#2139 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Yea, not a fan of being a beta tester. Been there done that too many times. Rarely ends well. I just want to play the finished product.

then set your timer for 1 year from now and then come back and give us your opinion.

#2140 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I do not agree and this is definitely not bad practice. I like when the games come out with early code. Watching the game progress is awesome. Lonnie will do a good job on this game.

deadpool was fun to own and watch progress. Game went from OK to incredible with updates....Will give this game a chance to grow. I agree it can be fun to be along for the ride.

#2141 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Yea, not a fan of being a beta tester.

Should try it sometime. It’s rewarding to see stuff you suggested get into a game.

#2142 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I do not agree and this is definitely not bad practice. I like when the games come out with early code. Watching the game progress is awesome. Lonnie will do a good job on this game.

I gotta ask why they even show it? It's not interesting at all right now. Why would anyone rush out to buy until they can see what it will be when done? I love the show, but I'm not feeling this game for some reason. I will say though, the pro has a good light show at this point.

#2143 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Should try it sometime. It’s rewarding to see stuff you suggested get into a game.

Why'd you leave out the 'been there done that'?

#2144 1 year ago

I’m a fan!

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#2145 1 year ago

Watching the Jack Danger stream and I'm really liking what I'm seeing.....

They nailed the music, the sound effects, the video clips, 80s art, modes seemed varied with themes, even harper call outs are great (extra ball especially). The freaking animations are even nice.

Early code but still plenty there and I really like where they're going with it. Biggest missing piece is the humor. They need to inject some (haven't seen it yet)....

#2146 1 year ago

Completely agree on the humor.

#2147 1 year ago

So initial impressions:

[Edit: Disclaimer - I don't know the show at all.]

Positive:
- I like the Artdesign
- I like flow and shots, looks very satisfieing and fast
[Edit: - All the inserts look for a promising amount of modes, as they said]
- I like the music...

Negative:
- ...wich nontheless gives me a headache if they don't mix it up a little.
- The main toy is not as interactive as you'd suspect from a Brian Eddy game. ( Let's wait how the Premium/ LE performs)
- I very much dislike that the upsidedown mode doesn't have a visual indicator (change of GI lighting).

But that last thing, the music as well as all other gripes that people mentioned are fixable with code.

My temporary verdict for the Pro:
Looking forward to play this... on location.

#2148 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Watching the Jack Danger stream and I'm really liking what I'm seeing.....
They nailed the music, the sound effects, the video clips, 80s art, modes seemed varied with themes, even harper call outs are great (extra ball especially). The freaking animations are even nice.
Early code but still plenty there and I really like where they're going with it. Biggest missing piece is the humor. They need to inject some (haven't seen it yet)....

My sentiments exactly!

#2149 1 year ago

Sorry I haven't had time to burn through every recent post, but could someone tell me how this title went from a mere rumour to physically in peoples hands within a week!?

#2150 1 year ago

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