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Stern Stranger Things


By pinmister

4 months 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 481 votes
    39%
  • 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 200 votes
    16%

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#4901 81 days ago

nope, 5 minutes in and the glass is off.

ramps projections are not working, btw

#4902 81 days ago
Quoted from Darscot:

That did not take long, LOL

Known issue. Now REALLY known

#4903 81 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Known issue. Now REALLY known

Yup

#4904 81 days ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

nope, 5 minutes in and the glass is off.
ramps projections are not working, btw

They are working they just kick in for modes. They don't seem to show up as well as the large flat panels but they are working.

#4905 81 days ago

Game and the room are void of energy

#4906 81 days ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

Game and the room are void of energy

You can kind of feel like they're all nervous, like they've been working on this for quite some time and it's STILL kinda "meh" on video. I think the best way to really experience the PREMIUM would be "in person" which is gonna be pretty hard for most. Not sure video really shows the full coolness of the projector -- if in fact, it's cool.

#4907 81 days ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

Game and the room are void of energy

I really love stern games but this one falls flat for me. Hopefully they sell a bunch.

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#4908 81 days ago

Has any one posted a link to the stream?
Thanks!

#4909 81 days ago

I really love the projector, not sure if Stern will invest the resources to really make it awesome but it has huge potential.
Sadly I do not like the way this pin looks, it looks like it has a Pinball Bulbs kit on it from the factory, just way too much neon and color.
I haven't watched the show in forever but it made me think of autumn, halloween nights in the 80s a completely different pallete.

He just entered a mode and the clips from the show with them riding bikes outside is the pallete I expected. The pin completely clashes with that pallete.

#4910 81 days ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

Game and the room are void of energy

I wanna buy you a beer my man!

Not because I agree, it just seems like you’ve had a very stressful day.

#4911 81 days ago
Quoted from JMK:

Has any one posted a link to the stream?
Thanks!

https://www.twitch.tv/deadflip

#4912 81 days ago

Scene a couple modes now... Each more purple than the last.

#4913 81 days ago

Looks better than I expected.

I wish the bonus screens had some more animation. Things still look a bit unfinished or like placeholders.

#4914 81 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Scene a couple modes now... Each more purple than the last.

They are pretty Prince-like. Projector looks solid.

The game should be a must buy from a theme perspective, but based on the stream, it just doesn’t look fun.

#4915 81 days ago

I think the projector looks great

#4916 81 days ago

Game looks legit. Can’t wait!! Wow!!

#4917 81 days ago

Not bad. Can't wait to try it out when it is further along.

#4918 81 days ago

I think it looks great

#4919 80 days ago

So a soft shot to the left orbit/back ramp can go into the pops?

#4920 80 days ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

So a soft shot to the left orbit/back ramp can go into the pops?

No. Must have seen something wrong or a weird airball.

#4921 80 days ago

Projector looks amazing and its going to look even better in person.... Everyone always gets amped up over nothing.

#4922 80 days ago

Looks better than I imagined.

#4923 80 days ago
Quoted from Hulk7979:

Looks better than I imagined.

Agreed! Looks very cool. Hope to find one local to play.

#4924 80 days ago
Quoted from Aurium:

Projector looks amazing and its going to look even better in person.... Everyone always gets amped up over nothing.

I wouldn’t throw this one into the winners circle yet. Projection on the playfield (pf) screen looked good, but many expect the projection onto 30 degree ramps and tiny standup targets to be of more questionable value. And they aren’t done or in place yet. Did you see the center section of pf screen was skewed to its leftmost edge and the right side of center ramp had a gap along the edge? It wasn’t the end of the world, but it was noticeable. Given that it is unclear what content and rules for the surfaces are, the jury is still out.

Brian Eddie implied the playfield camera might show modes while the lcd would continue to show scores and data, or vice versa. In any case, by using two screen on premium and le models, you get more content than a pro player will see. Jack Danger used a green screen behind the player and a camera facing the playfield screen to enlarge what was being shown and to superimpose it over the shoulder of the player. That was pretty smart. I’d call this stream tonight a partial test and would declare the portion addressing ambient lighting on the pf screen to be a success.

I would criticize that the room had low ambient lighting for the whole stream. I would have preferred they did this way for 1/2 the stream and then did other half of stream in total room blackout. I mean we want to see the limits of this technology and tonight we didn’t put the projector through the ringer. They’ll be time for more testing of the mapping technology once the balance of projector programming is in place.

#4925 80 days ago

Looks pretty good to me Should be fine in most game rooms and lets hope the projector is one that will last.

#4926 80 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

No. Must have seen something wrong or a weird airball.

On the pro near us a weak shot to the left orbit can drop.into the pops.

#4927 80 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

On the pro near us a weak shot to the left orbit can drop.into the pops.

I guess it’s possible but I haven’t seen it happen once.

#4928 80 days ago
Quoted from Darscot:

Sadly I do not like the way this pin looks, it looks like it has a Pinball Bulbs kit on it from the factory, just way too much neon and color.

Thats what makes it look cool.

#4929 80 days ago
Quoted from Darscot:

Sadly I do not like the way this pin looks, it looks like it has a Pinball Bulbs kit on it from the factory, just way too much neon and color.

It works in person...

#4930 80 days ago

I have not been following this thread much but I don’t think the projector looked that bad. The only issue so far that I noticed during Deadflips stream was the VUK that kicked the pinball to the left side. Just didn’t look smooth to me coming down the left orbit.

#4931 80 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

I have not been following this thread much but I don’t think the projector looked that bad. The only issue so far that I noticed during Deadflips stream was the VUK that kicked the pinball to the left side. Just didn’t look smooth to me coming down the left orbit.

And the game wasn’t level.

#4932 80 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

Just didn’t look smooth to me coming down the left orbit.

The game I played had a silky smooth return on the left orbit and an ass wipe of a return on the right orbit. This must be adjustable somehow.

#4933 80 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

That’s cause it’s not a VUK. It’s a post. Think Congo or corvette.

Good point. Still did not look smooth to be. Looks like it bounces off the orbit to the left several times before its comes down to the left slingshot area. Again it’s just what I’m seeing.

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#4934 80 days ago

LOL

Love the non buying DICKS weighing in!

#4935 80 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

Good point. Still did not look smooth to be. Looks like it bounces off the orbit to the left several times before its comes down to the left slingshot area. Again it’s just what I’m seeing.

It's a controlled gate that feeds into the left orbit. The ball from the monster area or left orbit feeds to a holding spot with the gate, and the game releases it into the left orbit. In normal conditions that orbit feeds down to the left flipper.

Game setups can have the orbits feed 'dirty' from either left or right orbits.. but usually they feed to flippers.

#4936 80 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

Good point. Still did not look smooth to be. Looks like it bounces off the orbit to the left several times before its comes down to the left slingshot area. Again it’s just what I’m seeing.

Yeah. Just explaining there’s no VUK. Want smooth return? Shoot the burn it back loop.

#4937 80 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

It's a controlled gate that feeds into the left orbit. The ball from the monster area or left orbit feeds to a holding spot with the gate, and the game releases it into the left orbit. In normal conditions that orbit feeds down to the left flipper.
Game setups can have the orbits feed 'dirty' from either left or right orbits.. but usually they feed to flippers.

Quoted from chuckwurt:

Yeah. Just explaining there’s no VUK. Want smooth return? Shoot the burn it back loop.

A friend has the game so I need to play it more. Just telling you what I saw from the stream. That’s all.

#4938 80 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

It works in person...

It looks like a work of art in my basement. Couldnt agree more.

#4939 80 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

A friend has the game so I need to play it more. Just telling you what I saw from the stream. That’s all.

Haha. I know. I’m suggesting ways to possibly enjoy the game more.

#4940 80 days ago

Calling all DR sycophants! LOL

Kind of pathetic really

#4941 80 days ago

The pin looks meh so far. Projector is a try at something new, but I don't think it works on this scale.

#4942 80 days ago
Quoted from Halfwasted:

The pin looks meh so far. Projector is a try at something new, but I don't think it works on this scale.

So are you saying the half wasted an opportunity here?

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#4943 80 days ago

I think it looks great, my check is in the mail. I should be getting a call from my distributor in about 3 weeks for my LE. The projector looks fine, a game room should be dim. Arcades back in the day where always on the dark side, even arcade games look better in the dark. He is a link of my 2019 Halloween party, shows my gameroom about half way thru with dim lighting as a gameroom should be.

#4944 80 days ago

Looks good to me... looking fwd to getting a premium in a few months.

#4945 80 days ago

I won’t be buying right away, but the projector is looking good. If Stern gets this right, it’s a great step for pinball!

#4946 80 days ago

Can't go wrong either way!! Pro, Prem or LE...Naysayers be damned, go back to your Rick and Morty thread!!

#4947 80 days ago
Quoted from mzhulk:

I think it looks great, my check is in the mail. I should be getting a call from my distributor in about 3 weeks for my LE. The projector looks fine, a game room should be dim. Arcades back in the day where always on the dark side, even arcade games look better in the dark. He is a link of my 2019 Halloween party, shows my gameroom about half way thru with dim lighting as a gameroom should be.

After watching your video, I can only say... PLEASE ADOPT ME! I promise to mow the lawn!!!

#4948 80 days ago

Any way you slice it, I want one. I simply can't justify NIB pricing, so I'll be patient. But I will be getting one for sure.

#4949 80 days ago
Quoted from Sinestro:

Thats what makes it look cool.

Quoted from flynnibus:

It works in person...

This works for certain pins, Tron, T2, Demolition Man, TNA, it just doesn’t fit with Stranger Things. To me Stranger Things is a muted earth tone palette. The outdoors, kids on bikes, Friday 13th, scary fall trees. For me this art is a huge miss on this theme. The LCD is obnoxiously clown puked and those gradient stripped fonts what were they thinking.

#4950 80 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

It looks like a work of art in my basement. Couldnt agree more.

I agree. The artwork is gorgeous on this machine. I have mine in my basement as well and when I flipped the switch to ON for the first time, I was blown away at how it looked all lit up. Looked like Christmas!

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