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Black Knight Sword of Rage!!! - Sterns next machine!!!


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#2301 67 days ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

I said it was a solid all around pin a must have for folks that love bk theme. Its not a must have otherwise especially with so many new pins coming out this year and limited space. I hope it does well so they will do more original stuff.

I agree, not a must have. But with so many Sterns being churned out now going to be hard to differentiate one must have from another. Really going to come down to code over time I think.

#2302 67 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Glad I waited. More red gi? I'm just not liking the way this plays so far. Animations look cool but gameplay seems dull. Music is already starting to get repetitive (excessive double bass)
I think I'm going to go buy a Star Trek now though so thanks to Steve Ritchie either way.
Fingers crossed for Queen, Bttf or Bill and Ted.

Are they rumored titles coming?

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#2303 67 days ago

LOVE the Hell-hand character. Kudos to the artist who designed and animated it.

I really like the music too. The Lich Lords mode track was quite nice.

#2304 67 days ago

LE looks pretty good, but I'll stick with the Pro model on this one. Plays faster and the upper playfield seems pretty limited anyways, just personal preference.

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#2305 67 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Still better than Musters

And then you woke up!

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#2306 67 days ago

That upper playfield looks pretty useless except for the ball lock. Pro seems the way to go.

#2307 67 days ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

And then you woke up!

Now, now, dont be like that just because you are a Munsters owner. It is pretty widely considered a flop so far. I'm a Borg fan but that game is just not any fun

#2308 67 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Now, now, dont be like that just because you are a Munsters owner. It is pretty widely considered a flop so far. I'm a Borg fan but that game is just not any fun

Yeah, Munsters sucks unfortunately and don't think code is going to help much. A true Stern flop which should have been a great one.

#2309 67 days ago

Not sure how much I like the gameplay so far but that "Hell Hand" animation is Stern's best animation work to date, very nice.

#2310 67 days ago

Happy I'm in on a LE! Looks like a solid fun game to me

#2311 67 days ago

It's very hard for me to tell if I'm going to like shooting a game by watching a stream. Just doesn't translate well. It is more helpful for seeing if I'll like the sounds,display, and maybe the rules (depending on the stream). Especially upper/lower play fields are hard to judge. An upper play field might be a nice change of pace from the in your face speed of the rest of the table. upper/lower PFs almost always look boring though on streams.

Love the theme though -- if it shoots well it could be an exciting pin to own.

#2312 67 days ago

After watching the stream some not a huge fan of the upper PF just not my style. Pro seems fun and I'm excited to get the chance to play these games soon it's not a game I would purchase as I am being very specific in which games I buy as I'm running out of room but it does seem like a solid fun game to play.

#2313 67 days ago

solid game with good animations probably more of a notice when watching then when playing . Misses in the shots to the middle look deadly, what does the shot to the target under the knight do?

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#2314 67 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Not sure how much I like the gameplay so far but that "Hell Hand" animation is Stern's best animation work to date, very nice.

All the monsters are well done imo. Lots of expressive movement, good little idle loops. All they need to have, this isn't a video game, focus should be on the playfield. It's unapologetically heavy metal, and that's a good thing. There's character and attitude. Might not be for all, but that's fine, I couldn't care less about the Munsters for instance, but it seems to have made fans happy to see them.

I've been critical of some of the efforts on LCD screens as of late, so credit where it's due, Stern stepped up for this one. And without the crutch of pre-existing clips, which makes it way cooler to me. This blows away GOTG's LCD for instance in my mind as far as being fun and creative and integrated with the game.

#2315 67 days ago

just popped into the stream so haven't been able to see much. it looks like they have an iron maiden style 'power jackpot' display on the left side of the display. has there been any discussion about it? seems like it might not be coded at the moment?

#2316 67 days ago

Pro is the clear winner based on stream. Excitedto flip them both in two days!

#2317 67 days ago

Wow that is impressive, I wasn't expecting those kind of animations at all. Gameplay looks great, music great it certainly is a stunner. I'm in on the Pro.

#2318 67 days ago
Quoted from Reznnate:

LOVE the Hell-hand character. Kudos to the artist who designed and animated it.

Was that the hand with the eye on it? Reminds me of this great card game:

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#2319 67 days ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

Yeah, Munsters sucks unfortunately and don't think code is going to help much. A true Stern flop which should have been a great one.

Lol yeah ok. Munsters is actually very very good.

#2320 67 days ago

I thought it looked and played awesome! Premium all the way!

#2321 67 days ago

I liked what I have seen. But man this game looks brutal.

#2322 67 days ago

Game looks like fun, but I can’t get over how dated those animations look.

#2323 67 days ago
Quoted from Asael:

I liked what I have seen. But man this game looks brutal.

Yup!

I'm think I'm too bad of a player for that...

I mean, with Deadpool Jack nearly finished the game (if they didn't tell him not to) and here the Keith Elwins of the world were pretty much beaten up...

#2324 67 days ago

Scoring needs to be modified.... Problem when the super skill is 30x jackpot value. The hurry ups are 18x and you can get 15x from mystery. A lot of cool other things going on tho.

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#2325 67 days ago
Quoted from SkillShot:

Game looks like fun, but I can’t get over how dated those animations look.

I have no idea what you're talking about. For a pinball machine they look great.

#2326 67 days ago
Quoted from SkillShot:

Game looks like fun, but I can’t get over how dated those animations look.

Its a dated theme

#2327 67 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Now, now, dont be like that just because you are a Munsters owner. It is pretty widely considered a flop so far. I'm a Borg fan but that game is just not any fun

Flop? Ha ha who the fuck says that it’s amazing

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#2328 67 days ago

Meaning I can pay 5 bucks on a mobile game app and get far better graphics.

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#2329 67 days ago

Be great if there were more call out & taunts from the knight so you feel like battling him more .

#2330 67 days ago

Looks like the best BK of all three, looking forward to playing it.

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#2331 67 days ago
Quoted from SkillShot:

Meaning I can pay 5 bucks on a mobile game app and get far better graphics.[quoted image]

Pinball gives you infinite resolution, framerate, top notch physics engine and force feedback!

#2332 67 days ago
Quoted from SkillShot:

Meaning I can pay 5 bucks on a mobile game app and get far better graphics.

While playing pinball, isn't your focus supposed to be mainly on the playfield anyways? Not to mention, not very long ago the graphics were displayed via orange or red dots on a plasma screen. No matter how you slice it, this is quite an improvement! Think of it this way - you should be happy seeing as many mobile apps cost $1 and many are even free. Stern just personally saved you between $6k and $9k!

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#2333 67 days ago
Quoted from aeonblack:

I have no idea what you're talking about. For a pinball machine they look great.

Wow, are people really willing to pay 5 to 9k for mediocrity?

#2334 67 days ago

if you'd like to see the old time mode was at 46 minutes on stream.

I think the pro may be the way to go with this pin, not sure the upper PF is worth all that much to me.

#2335 67 days ago

Is this Black Knight or Mace: The Dark Age?

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#2336 67 days ago
Quoted from Crile1:

Wow, are people really willing to pay 5 to 9k for mediocrity?

Guess so lmao. I used to complain about the animations and then I realized all these games with crappy displays didn't stop me from enjoying those games immensely. They are taking a step in the right direction and I applaud them for that. Can't wait for my LE

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#2337 67 days ago

I am not yet convinced I want to listen to the thuppida thuppida thuppida drums and squeeling guitar riffs the entire time I play the game, that feels like it could get old fast. I like the new take on the old BK2K theme, but the new soundtrack was getting on my nerves pretty quick. Brutal? yeah to my ears... I liked the game flow, the animations were cool, the flow through the machine nice, a lot of BK DNA is in the mix on the LE/Prem. The Flail reject is brutal from right flipper, but so is the shield from left. Short table game better be on point. That upper pf works just like the old BK2k, bumping it as it comes around from the left to pitch it into the flipper... the six ball MB was cool, I would be shooting for that all the time.

Nice game, I like the design, but the music went just to too far off the BK2K rails for me. Maybe I will pick up a Premium on the secondary market when someone gets tired of the heavy metal meltdown soundtrack.

Maybe it needs an adjustment in the menu for music...My Little Pony, Easy Listening, Hard Rock, and the default Face-melting Heavy Metal Ear Canal Nuclear Assault...

#2338 67 days ago

The animations are impressive. The monsters are original art and they look awesome. They couldn't use video clips out of movies like on Hobbit, Star Wars or PotC and I think the design of the bosses are realy good.

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#2339 67 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Not sure how much I like the gameplay so far but that "Hell Hand" animation is Stern's best animation work to date, very nice.

And that folks is known as a backhanded compliment

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#2340 67 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I am not yet convinced I want to listen to the thuppida thuppida thuppida drums and squeeling guitar riffs the entire time I play the game, that feels like it could get old fast. I like the new take on the old BK2K theme, but the new soundtrack was getting on my nerves pretty quick. Brutal? yeah to my ears... I liked the game flow, the animations were cool, the flow through the machine nice, a lot of BK DNA is in the mix on the LE/Prem. The Flail reject is brutal from right flipper, but so is the shield from left. Short table game better be on point. That upper pf works just like the old BK2k, bumping it as it comes around from the left to pitch it into the flipper... the six ball MB was cool, I would be shooting for that all the time.
Nice game, I like the design, but the music went just to too far off the BK2K rails for me. Maybe I will pick up a Premium on the secondary market when someone gets tired of the heavy metal meltdown soundtrack.
Maybe it needs an adjustment in the menu for music...My Little Pony, Easy Listening, Hard Rock, and the default Face-melting Heavy Metal Ear Canal Nuclear Assault...

Yea I don’t get the heavy metal choice. The demographic of your average pinballer is probably not a heavy metal fan lol.

#2341 67 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I am not yet convinced I want to listen to the thuppida thuppida thuppida drums and squeeling guitar riffs the entire time I play the game, that feels like it could get old fast. I like the new take on the old BK2K theme, but the new soundtrack was getting on my nerves pretty quick. Brutal? yeah to my ears... I liked the game flow, the animations were cool, the flow through the machine nice, a lot of BK DNA is in the mix on the LE/Prem. The Flail reject is brutal from right flipper, but so is the shield from left. Short table game better be on point. That upper pf works just like the old BK2k, bumping it as it comes around from the left to pitch it into the flipper... the six ball MB was cool, I would be shooting for that all the time.
Nice game, I like the design, but the music went just to too far off the BK2K rails for me. Maybe I will pick up a Premium on the secondary market when someone gets tired of the heavy metal meltdown soundtrack.
Maybe it needs an adjustment in the menu for music...My Little Pony, Easy Listening, Hard Rock, and the default Face-melting Heavy Metal Ear Canal Nuclear Assault...

There's a way to configure the BK2000 sounds instead.

#2342 67 days ago
Quoted from JY64:

And that folks is known as a backhanded compliment

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#2343 67 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I am not yet convinced I want to listen to the thuppida thuppida thuppida drums and squeeling guitar riffs the entire time I play the game, that feels like it could get old fast. I like the new take on the old BK2K theme, but the new soundtrack was getting on my nerves pretty quick.

Nice game, I like the design, but the music went just to too far off the BK2K rails for me.
Maybe it needs an adjustment in the menu for music....

I didn't care for the short repetitive music tracks either. Bothered me also.

#2344 67 days ago
Quoted from KrustyBurger:

While playing pinball, isn't your focus supposed to be mainly on the playfield anyways? Not to mention, not very long ago the graphics were displayed via orange or red dots on a plasma screen. No matter how you slice it, this is quite an improvement! Think of it this way - you should be happy seeing as many mobile apps cost $1 and many are even free. Stern just personally saved you between $6k and $9k!

Well first of all, I was commenting on the graphics and not the game as a whole, I actually said it looked fun. I also agree that your attention should be on the playfield, but that doesn’t change the fact that the animations are still pretty crude.

#2345 67 days ago
Quoted from RGR:

Its a dated theme

As are most modern pinball themes TWD GOT DI are not but Munster IM WW all dated

#2346 67 days ago
Quoted from SkillShot:

Meaning I can pay 5 bucks on a mobile game app and get far better graphics.

Well than thats what u should do. They look amazing for a pinball machine I don't want video game quality graphics it wouldn't look right in my opinion. The whole game has more of a cartoon style than high end console graphics so it fits.

#2347 67 days ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

There's a way to configure the BK2000 sounds instead.

If that is true, that would be how I would play it. Is that selectable by operator only or by the player? I would give it to the player at game start with a double flip cancel for default then keep that mode as long as there are credits on the machine. Ask once after a power cycle? Many ways to do that. And not much differnt that IMDN or name the music pin...

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#2348 67 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Yea I don’t get the heavy metal choice. The demographic of your average pinballer is probably not a heavy metal fan lol.

Maybe not for newb mllenials and basement-dwellers. But for the average pinball buyer it's just fine.

#2349 67 days ago
Quoted from JY64:

As are most modern pinball themes TWD GOT DI are not but Munster IM WW all dated

Nothing wrong with a dated theme IMO.

#2350 67 days ago
Quoted from Crile1:

Wow, are people really willing to pay 5 to 9k for mediocrity?

LOL people are willing to pay far more than that for mediocrity but this game is not mediocrity

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