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Stern The Pabst Can Crusher


By mnpinball

3 years ago



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#151 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

The guests that are heavily into pinball and those that aren't, and myself all seem to gravitate towards the older games I have put together in my collection. One at a time the newer games went away because of lack of play. Now I didn't just put together a cookie cutter selection like many with large EM collections have. They had to be good, challenging machines. And I am very happy with it and don't plan on ever buying another DMD unless the theme and game play really knock my socks off. It doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon.

What is the average age of your guests?

#152 3 years ago

I'll add this. When I had almost all DMD games I had guests come over that wouldn't even touch them, including my own daughter. As soon as the shift was made to older games more started getting played including my daughter. Now everybody that comes over wants to play.

Quoted from kpg:

What is the average age of your guests?

18 and up and all ages in between. Most are 30s-50s. My daughter brought a friend her own age 18 last weekend who had never played before and got addicted. Fast.

#153 3 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Except point makes 1554 which is great. PBR still has a blue ribbon though.

Love PBR and of course most point beers, stevens point home town pride. Now central waters Burban barrel stout. Good strong stuff.

#154 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Simple layouts with simple goals are the funnest of them all. A cool theme is icing on the cake.
If there's one thing I've learned since I started collecting is if you have games like this, most people would rather play this kind than a more complicated DMD type game. One of the reasons my DMDs are all gone is they were barely getting played because there were now other options. The proof is in the pudding so to speak.
Now I won't go to somebody's house to play pinball or any location if there is only DMD games. Unless it is their only game. I find most of them monotonous and boring and can think of other things I'd rather be doing with my time.

I get that... but its not about complexity as much as its about FUN.

Games like Doodle Bug are simple.. yet FUN. It's FUN to get the get bug going. Simple, yet rewarding. Whoa Nellie lacked that IMO... The Hobbit lacks it currently. Two examples of extremes of complexity.. and neither is fun.

Themes help draw people in to try something... they give people something to relate to and content to use they enjoy or relate to. But ultimately the game has to be FUN.. and usually rewarding/payoff is a good portion of that.

I find Hobbit a chore to play.. in that.. I don't even really want to play it.

I was just speaking more to the idea that because of this beer theme.. it would do good. I'm sure it would sucker in a lot of people for 'let me check this out'... but I wouldn't see it HOLDING people and bringing them back.. because theme alone doesn't do that.

#155 3 years ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

I get that... but its not about complexity as much as its about FUN.
Games like Doodle Bug are simple.. yet FUN. It's FUN to get the get bug going. Simple, yet rewarding. Whoa Nellie lacked that IMO... The Hobbit lacks it currently. Two examples of extremes of complexity.. and neither is fun.
Themes help draw people in to try something... they give people something to relate to and content to use they enjoy or relate to. But ultimately the game has to be FUN.. and usually rewarding/payoff is a good portion of that.
I find Hobbit a chore to play.. in that.. I don't even really want to play it.
I was just speaking more to the idea that because of this beer theme.. it would do good. I'm sure it would sucker in a lot of people for 'let me check this out'... but I wouldn't see it HOLDING people and bringing them back.. because theme alone doesn't do that.

Hobbit is a current hit amongst anyone who comes to my house- if you mean "chore" by bad ass fun, awesome sound, lighting, and gameplay- then it's quite a chore. I know we all have our opinions, but JJP really did a great job with the Hobbit and I'm very happy I bought it. It's also an easy to approach game for people who aren't into pinball I've found.

#156 3 years ago

I've got thirty awesome games of fun from the 40s all the way up to the late 80s and it's time to go play as many of them as we can.

Chow!

#157 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Late at night when I'm past the point of no return, it's the 40s and 50s games that I spend hours on. Last night it was 1948's Buccaneer and 1953's Struggle Buggies that took all my nickels. I can see somebody feeding a game like Pabst endless amounts of quarters in a bar location. Kind of like it used to be.

How is it a guy who whines so endlessly about nostalgia is so hopelessly nostalgic?

#158 3 years ago
Quoted from shakethatmachine:

Love the theme, but if they don't finish/expand/lengthen the code I'm out. Whoa Nellie has a 5 minute rule set and then just starts over.

Odd, I've never seen anyone get to the third level on the roll overs to start 3x.

#159 3 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Odd, I've never seen anyone get to the third level on the roll overs to start 3x.

I need to play more Whoa Nellie.

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#160 3 years ago

STUPID!!!

#161 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I need to play more Whoa Nellie.

Definately. Mine plays pretty fast and no one has broke 7k points on it yet.

#162 3 years ago
Quoted from Jvspin:

I wonder kind of sound effects are going to be in the game.

I'm surprised this comment passed unnoticed as its a good one.

Generic rock and roll and 70's porn music.
The motor of a muscle car roaring or at idle.
The whoosh and fizz of pulling a pop top.
Guys arguing politics (or agreeing) as if either was really informed.
Girls giggling and hopefully a cat fight.
Quotes like "Cheers", "I love you man" or "Ill never drink again"
Ordering Taco Bell at 3 AM
The buzz of a tattoo gun at 4 AM
Dry heave groaning.

Feel free to add.

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#163 3 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Ordering Taco Bell at 3 AM

Krystal or White Castle setting.

#164 3 years ago
Quoted from PinBallMagician:

White Castle setting.

The boom of a fart "I'll never eat White Castle again."

#165 3 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

How is it a guy who whines so endlessly about nostalgia is so hopelessly nostalgic?

I'm nostalgic for a fun, good playing game.

#166 3 years ago

I wonder if there will be a 'Family Friendly' version like Root Beer Tapper or Zeke's Peak?

#167 3 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:Odd, I've never seen anyone get to the third level on the roll overs to start 3x.

This happens? Do you get 2x after completing the rollovers the first time? I've played a fair amount of games on Whoa Nellie and it seems to me that once you complete the rollover lanes and cash in at the turkey shot the game simply starts over. Maybe you get 2x for the rest of the ball you are on but not for any remaining balls? Can anyone clarify?
Terry.

#168 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

This happens? Do you get 2x after completing the rollovers the first time? I've played a fair amount of games on Whoa Nellie and it seems to me that once you complete the rollover lanes and cash in at the turkey shot the game simply starts over. Maybe you get 2x for the rest of the ball you are on but not for any remaining balls? Can anyone clarify?
Terry.

You are correct in that cashing in at the gobble hole clears the playfield. Once you cash in the next melon roll over lights a star roll over and pop for double the value. So that pop is now worth 20 instead of 10. If you can complete the melon rollovers for the second time the entire playfield will be lit for 20 points which can really get your score going. I've only completed the 2nd round a couple of times. On the third you get 30 points for each pop or star roll over that is hit. It's rumored that something cool happens if you complete the third round but I've never gotten close.

The game has some strategy as you can try to light everything and then just try to keep the ball alive. Or you cash in and try to light everything for 20 points instead of 10. Everything resets on each ball if the roll overs have been completed. Completing them twice on one ball is hard as hell to do. Not sure how anyone could do it 3 times.

#169 3 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

You are correct in that cashing in at the gobble hole clears the playfield.

They really have some nerve if they call THAT a gobble hole.

#170 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

They really have some nerve if they call THAT a gobble hole.

Well, it gobbles when you make it but a saucer would be the correct term

#171 3 years ago

Looks really cool to me and maybe a palatable game for locations or collections where Nellie just wasn't gonna fly because of the boobage. Pretty oddball theme but I like it.

#172 3 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Well, it gobbles when you make it but a saucer would be the correct term

Back when gobble holes abounded, that would be called a kick-out hole.

#173 3 years ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

I wonder if there will be a 'Family Friendly' version like Root Beer Tapper or Zeke's Peak?

Maybe an A&W Root Beer drive-in theme.

My guess is they aren't done rethemeing this layout. Someone mentioned that this was going to be a limited run machine with sales to Pabst employees. Maybe they do similar runs with other companies.

#174 3 years ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

I wonder if there will be a 'Family Friendly' version like Root Beer Tapper or Zeke's Peak?

Looks family friendly to me, I had PBR in my baby bottle. To me this machine is patriotic and I want one. PBR me ASAP

#175 3 years ago

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#176 3 years ago

My cheap beer of choice back in my college days
was Lucky Lager in the 11oz stubby bottles with the rebus puzzles under the cap;
it was cheaper than soda pop at that time in California.

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#177 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

stubby bottles

Just had a flash back... Whew!
In Canada from 1962 to 1986 that was the only bottle style that all brewers had to use.

#178 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Back when gobble holes abounded, that would be called a kick-out hole.

It's a gobbling kick out hole then
Only kicks you out when you have been gobbled

I still haven't clocked WNBJM and I have heard of no one who has.( legitimately ) GC on mine is only 6255 on 5 balls, brutal game that is soooooooo much fun. Also no one is offended by the mature content either. Double entendre is funny.
More cow bells!

#179 3 years ago
Quoted from kpg:

Hobbit is a current hit amongst anyone who comes to my house- if you mean "chore" by bad ass fun, awesome sound, lighting, and gameplay- then it's quite a chore. I know we all have our opinions, but JJP really did a great job with the Hobbit and I'm very happy I bought it. It's also an easy to approach game for people who aren't into pinball I've found.

It's not a fun game.... Yet.

I literally accepted taking zeros in league rather than preplay it this past week because when faced playing a lot of games it's just not fun. There is so little payoff for completing modes or objectives today in the game. Beast frenzy/hurry ups... Yawn. 3lock multiball... Yawn. I just have not found anything that makes me keep playing. Meanwhile I'll put a 5 dollar bill in got or twd at the same location.

#180 3 years ago

I prefer my beer in bottles.

#181 3 years ago

With PBR's blue ribbon at 123 years old, I think we have the winner of the oldest themed game ever.

As a comparison, Ghostbusters would arrive in theaters 91 years later.

#182 3 years ago

Why the soft launch? Was it leaked?

I wouldn't say I'm excited about it, but maybe cool idea. That's the sort of game I'd spend $1500 on as a novelty for the game room. I sure can't see $6500 for it.

To be fair,

1. Cool art so far.
2. Kudos to Stern for taking a chance on something like this.

#183 3 years ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

With PBR's blue ribbon at 123 years old, I think we have the winner of the oldest themed game ever.

Perhaps. With the recent rock themed pins not far behind...

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#184 3 years ago

looks like the band on the bg is Mastodon ! at least it resembles them !

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#185 3 years ago

Would fit the theme. I'm pretty sure these guys have to be into Dirty Donny and vans and pinball and stuff.
I once saw the dude with the tattoos at Shorty's in Seattle.
Fu Manchu would have made sense too for that whole 70's van theme.

#186 3 years ago
Quoted from rockfantasyman:looks like the band on the bg is Mastodon ! at least it resembles them !

Clean cut looking bunch they are.

#187 3 years ago

Any word yet on when will this one be released?

#188 3 years ago
Quoted from mnpinball:

debut at Comicon.

#189 3 years ago
Quoted from rockfantasyman:

looks like the band on the bg is Mastodon ! at least it resembles them !

The best Mastodon song in the world - bar none:

#190 3 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The best Mastodon song in the world - bar none:
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God I remember seeing that in theaters the whole one week it is there

I Love ATHF

I'll bite your torso lol

#191 3 years ago
Quoted from rockfantasyman:

looks like the band on the bg is Mastodon ! at least it resembles them !

I don't know either band, but they look more like Red Fang (as was posted earlier in the thread) to me.

#192 3 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

We do have it in canada and always have its all my brother in law drinks. Pabst blue ribbon

Well I bought one today and only have one question.....

Is this actual beer or cooled up dog piss?

This beer is absolutely disgusting lol

I saw....I drank.... I almost puked

#193 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Well I bought one today and only have one question.....
Is this actual beer or cooled up dog piss?
This beer is absolutely disgusting lol
I saw....I drank.... I almost puked

You're a sensitive fellow. But you sell nice decals!

Chase it with some bourbon. Deeelicious!

#194 3 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

You're a sensitive fellow. But you sell nice decals!
Chase it with some bourbon. Deeelicious!

I'm more of an IPA kinda guy or anything on the rocks

#195 3 years ago

No Blue Velvet tie-in?

#196 3 years ago
Quoted from mnpinball:

If this was Hamm's beer themed it could sell out in the upper Midwest alone
And the art would be a given...

I can get a 30 pack of Hamm's here in Salem, IN for $11.99... And in my opinion, it's a hell of a lot better tasting than PBR! It's pretty much all I drink anymore.

-Steve

#197 3 years ago

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#198 3 years ago

The owner of our local barcade was talking about this pin the other day. They have a really strong relationship with Pabst and will be getting a machine, the only one on location in the south-east region from what I hear.

#199 3 years ago
Quoted from VDrums2112:

I can get a 30 pack of Hamm's here in Salem, IN for $11.99... And in my opinion, it's a hell of a lot better tasting than PBR! It's pretty much all I drink anymore.
-Steve

While I don't share your affection for Hamm's beer, I will say one thing for it - I've always LOVED their Scene-o-Rama signs! A nostalgic memory of mine from vacations in Wisconsin as a kid.

#200 3 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

While I don't share your affection for Hamm's beer, I will say one thing for it - I've always LOVED their Scene-o-Rama signs! A nostalgic memory of mine from vacations in Wisconsin as a kid.
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I see a Whitewater topper idea somewhere in there....

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