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Stern Stranger Things


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1 year ago



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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 484 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
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#301 1 year ago

Love Eddy...I have all three of his games, but not Lonnie. I’m not a fan of his work. Hopefully like Elwin, Eddy is heavily involved in the rules as well.

#302 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Is lower confirmed? I hope not.

No. Just addressing the speculation on this thread about it being a good way to highlight the “upside down” part of the theme.

#303 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Is lower confirmed? I hope not.

100% confirmed there ISN'T a lower playfield.

#304 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Brian Eddy
Lonnie
Rest of the details are unknown. Should be on location by Xmas eve.

Holy shit, okay. Now I'm pumped

#305 1 year ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

Love Eddy...I have all three of his games, but not Lonnie. I’m not a fan of his work. Hopefully like Elwin, Eddy is heavily involved in the rules as well.

Excited to see Eddy....Lonnie not so much

#306 1 year ago

So seems like the normal time for a reveal during tuesday has come and gone?

#307 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

So seems like the normal time for a reveal during tuesday has come and gone?

Agreed! Dang it. Got my hopes all up.

#308 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

100% confirmed there ISN'T a lower playfield.

Thank god!

Bring it on Stern. For me, this is an IP they'll have to really mess up for it not to be exciting.

#309 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Excited to see Eddy....Lonnie not so much

I'm a big fan of Star Trek + Tron and no problems with Guardian's code (though I haven't played it too much). Any kind of glaring flaws across his games? I don't have any significant time on most of his stuff, looking at the list now.

#310 1 year ago
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#311 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

100% confirmed there ISN'T a lower playfield.

Thanks Chuck! Just lowered my blood pressure. Phew

#312 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

I was told there is a distributor reveal tomorrow. After that we should have more details. Nothing has been officially confirmed as of yet

Gary has his big webinar Wednesday

#313 1 year ago

I’m so obsessed with this theme I know it won’t have everything I want in it. I just hope the code keeps me interested for the long haul. That’s kind of a tall order for me, but one can dream.

Oh and did I mention I need this to have a third flipper? Haha

#314 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I’m so obsessed with this theme I know it won’t have everything I want in it. I just hope the code keeps me interested for the long haul. That’s kind of a tall order for me, but one can dream.
Oh and did I mention I need this to have a third flipper? Haha

I’m getting a pro ASAP.

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#315 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Oh and did I mention I need this to have a third flipper? Haha

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#316 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

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Haha. I love them. And pretty sure they are standard now on new sterns.

Wonder how they will use it? Maybe if you’re playing as EL it operates her powers?

#317 1 year ago
Quoted from Hop721:

Thanks Chuck! Just lowered my blood pressure. Phew

Weird, the rumor I heard was 2 lower playfields. THE HORROR!

#318 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Thank god!
Bring it on Stern. For me, this is an IP they'll have to really mess up for it not to be exciting.

Yeah. Maybe it'll keep your attention for 6 days.

#319 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Haha. I love them. And pretty sure they are standard now on new sterns.
Wonder how they will use it? Maybe if you’re playing as EL it operates her powers?

You, sir, are setting your hopes too high.

#320 1 year ago

I feel like there's got to be lots of magnet magic happening in this pin...

#321 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

You, sir, are setting your hopes too high.

Haha. Okay then it will be a 3 musketeers smart bomb to keep dart at bay.

#322 1 year ago
Quoted from nogoodnames222:

I'm a big fan of Star Trek + Tron and no problems with Guardian's code (though I haven't played it too much). Any kind of glaring flaws across his games?

Takes a long time to get the code done, and I don't think it's very interesting; Kiss being a good example. Xmen, avengers...
Tron had Lyman on it & ST had Dwight...did they both get put on this projects to finish them?
Anyway, Lyman takes along time to get finished but you know it's going to be top notch.

#323 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Takes a long time to get the code done, and I don't think it's very interesting; Kiss being a good example. Xmen, avengers...
Tron had Lyman on it & ST had Dwight...did they both get put on this projects to finish them?
Anyway, Lyman takes along time to get finished but you know it's going to be top notch.

Thanks for the breakdown. Maybe there's a reason I haven't spent much time on many of his other games.

#324 1 year ago

When Stern introduces the world net play functionality the Game locations should be one will be located in the US somewhere (not in Hawkins anymore) the other somewhere in Russia.

#325 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Haha. Okay then it will be a 3 musketeers smart bomb to keep dart at bay.

Set bar very low, so anything extra is exciting.

The generic setting of Stranger Things...little to 0 characters from the show, if there are characters focus will be on season 1 which takes place around Christmas (hence the release date).

Pro will have a magnet, Prem/LE will have multiple magnets.

Probably the show soundtrack, but not the licensed music from the show.

Art, clipart from maybe a Netflix person, similar to a Disney person on Star Wars, in two years or so maybe we get the art we actually should have had to start with.

The game focused on the other kids with powers like 11, but no mention of anyone by name, just their generic numbers so callouts can be anything as can animations.

I'm focused on worst-case scenarios. This way anything above that I find joy haha. I do hope it is a huge success and an awesome game, I've been excited to see what Eddy has been working on since he was announced as being back almost 2 years ago.

#326 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:100% confirmed there ISN'T a lower playfield.

Pretty sure old chuck Was quoted before the JP Release. 100% Confirmed not Jurrasic Park.

Im just saying.....

#327 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Probably the show soundtrack, but not the licensed music from the show

While not a huge deal to me at all, they were able to secure plenty of songs with Guardians. So i have faith here.

#328 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Pretty sure old chuck Was quoted before the JP Release. 100% Confirmed not Jurrasic Park.
Im just saying.....

Show me where I said that.

PS. My hunches are never wrong. Only misunderstood.

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#329 1 year ago
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#330 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I’m so obsessed with this theme I know it won’t have everything I want in it. I just hope the code keeps me interested for the long haul. That’s kind of a tall order for me, but one can dream.
Oh and did I mention I need this to have a third flipper? Haha

Hey if Munsters code has kept you playing it I think you will be fine with this one. I still play Munsters but have fingers crossed for a good update soon.

#331 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

So now I've heard reports of games sitting at locations waiting to be unveiled from 3 different cities across the US... maybe there is something to these rumors, regardless, we know it is coming Stern, just show us what you have!

Tommy - I will say if you have a good relationship with your distributor, it would be a good time to give them a ring as an operator.

#332 1 year ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Tommy - I will say if you have a good relationship with your distributor, it would be a good time to give them a ring as an operator.

One step ahead of you

#333 1 year ago

Hopper is NOT Dead he's playing Galaga in Russia.

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#334 1 year ago

To be honest all I want for music is the original Stranger Things music that Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein did for the show. Every single one of their tracks is awesome. I don't care for the licensed music like "should I stay or should I go" or "time after time". I have heard enough of that stuff. Give me the synth stuff that those guys did for the show. For those not familiar go on Spotify and look up Stranger Things Volume 1. Notable tracks of what I want

Stranger Things Main Theme
Kids
A Kiss
The Upside Down

This is the ambiance I want when I play this game. Not sure why people want licensed music that we have heard a million times already.

#335 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

To be honest all I want for music is the original Stranger Things music that Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein did for the show. Every single one of their tracks is awesome. I don't care for the licensed music like "should I stay or should I go" or "time after time". I have heard enough of that stuff. Give me the synth stuff that those guys did for the show. For those not familiar go on Spotify and look up Stranger Things Volume 1. Notable tracks of what I want
Stranger Things Main Theme
Kids
A Kiss
The Upside Down
This is the ambiance I want when I play this game. Not sure why people want licensed music that we have heard a million times already.

All is want is this.

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#336 1 year ago

I'm really hoping they got Brian Schmidt to do the audio on this. His style is a perfect match for Stranger Things' music. Some of the tracks from the show in particular remind me of his work on X-Files. This track is a good example, it just sounds like a hurry up theme:

Compare that to this track from X-Files which has a pretty similar build up:

Even if they were to just pull tracks from the show it would be good, but I'd love to see them go the extra mile and make some original tracks too.

#337 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

To be honest all I want for music is the original Stranger Things music that Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein did for the show. Every single one of their tracks is awesome. I don't care for the licensed music like "should I stay or should I go" or "time after time". I have heard enough of that stuff. Give me the synth stuff that those guys did for the show. For those not familiar go on Spotify and look up Stranger Things Volume 1. Notable tracks of what I want
Stranger Things Main Theme
Kids
A Kiss
The Upside Down
This is the ambiance I want when I play this game. Not sure why people want licensed music that we have heard a million times already.

Im going to have to give this a listen. But im sure your spot on! Totally agree.

#338 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Im going to have to give this a listen. But im sure your spot on! Totally agree.

I will say though that the one big licensed song that needs to find a way to get into the game is The Neverending Story song. I cant see that costing that much.

#339 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Im going to have to give this a listen. But im sure your spot on! Totally agree.

Its a great original soundtrack. I used to have it going on in the background at work in my office. Good stuff. One of the things that makes this show so good is those two guys and the music they created for it.

#340 1 year ago

Pair the music with a timed multiball would be spot on.

#341 1 year ago

Stern will probably cheap out like Jurassic Park and do a quarter of the full Licensing. I really liked the first season but found season 2 hard to watch. Not sure it can recapture 1st season magic with the child actors aging out. Not a show I'm looking forward to in the future, if it survives.

#342 1 year ago

Season 4 already confirmed and that may be the final one. Whatever they decide it will go as long as they want it to. Show is amazing. All three seasons.

#343 1 year ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Stern will probably cheap out like Jurassic Park and do a quarter of the full Licensing. I really liked the first season but found season 2 hard to watch. Not sure it can recapture 1st season magic with the child actors aging out. Not a show I'm looking forward to in the future, if it survives.

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#344 1 year ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Stern will probably cheap out like Jurassic Park and do a quarter of the full Licensing.

I hope you are wrong - but I think you are probably right.

Stern and theme integration using assets hasn't been all that great in my opinion...

#345 1 year ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I hope you are wrong - but I think you are probably right.
Stern and theme integration using assets hasn't been all that great in my opinion...

Has anyone ever seen a game with amazing theme and asset integration from a big time license?

Hobbit is the only game I’ve seen that is really well done in that department. LOTR might be the best one before that.

So that’s why I’m totally fine with the JP approach and if they continued to advance their games in that direction.

#346 1 year ago

TRON has great theme integration. I feel like I jumped into the movie and I'm on the lightcycles.

Quoted from chuckwurt:

Has anyone ever seen a game with amazing theme and asset integration from a big time license?
Hobbit is the only game I’ve seen that is really well done in that department. LOTR might be the best one before that.
So that’s why I’m totally fine with the JP approach and if they continued to advance their games in that direction.

#347 1 year ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

TRON has great theme integration. I feel like I jumped into the movie and I'm on the lightcycles.

Seriously?? Haha that’s one of the best games ever and it’s not because of theme and asset use.

#348 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Has anyone ever seen a game with amazing theme and asset integration from a big time license?
Hobbit is the only game I’ve seen that is really well done in that department. LOTR might be the best one before that.
So that’s why I’m totally fine with the JP approach and if they continued to advance their games in that direction.

Alien Alien and Alien. Rivals Hobbit, which does it really well but i prefer the Alien universe.

I know no ridley but they nailed it.

#349 1 year ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

TRON has great theme integration. I feel like I jumped into the movie and I'm on the lightcycles.

That's true. The look of the pin, the light cycles, disc throwing the ball back at you, and the assets used (call outs, music, modes, etc) where very much like the movie. TRON theme integration is absolutely fantastic.

To your point Chuck - Hobbit probably sets the bar the highest in theme integration and asset usage.

#350 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Alien Alien and Alien. Rivals Hobbit, which does it really well but i prefer the Alien universe.
I know no ridley but they nailed it.

Yeah definitely a good one. They need to get someone to make a ton of those in a normal cabinet.

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