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


By Blacksun

6 months ago



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#3451 5 months ago
Quoted from Parzival:

I've played the pro quite a bit on location, and am now dialed
in on hitting the magna-save (don't have any video however).
I kind of like the button location, as it makes you anticipate
more to use it. To be fair, I haven't played much of the previous
two BKs, but on SoR the magna-save bails me out at least one a
game. Even if it's not going to drain, getting a controlled shot
can be nice.

Same with me, I like the button location and successfully use it all the time now. Even saved two balls at once with it during multi ball, one over the magna save and the other was orbiting around it, looked pretty cool. Just like you I never used magna save much on the earlier black knight games for me mostly because I would always forget it was there. So personally I prefer the button where it is.

#3452 5 months ago

Looking mighty nice! #38 and ready for haunted madness at ye olde Bloodshed Deathbath Arcade...

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#3453 5 months ago
Quoted from rai:

The magna-save is one concern about the pin. During my play and
watching others play was not able to see a successful use of the
magna-save either it was not working correctly or we were unable to
activate in time.
Does anyone have any video of this feature in action?

Here's another one. Certainly my best use of the Magna Save in any game I've ever played of Black Knight: Sword of Rage because of how far gone the ball was and how many points I got after using it.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/420863367?t=05h36m30s

#3454 5 months ago

Cointaker said my LE ships tomorrow!

#3455 5 months ago

thanks for the video links.

I really like BKSOR but would like to try the premium/LE and also like to see the next few games that will be released.

#3456 5 months ago

When is BKSoR topper supposed to be available? Sounds like it will be interactive and it could turn out extra cool (tho way short of Stern making a taunting black knight hologram). Will the toppers appear by Jun/Jul Pinball show schedule ??? Who has an update from the Stern topper line?

#3458 5 months ago

Wow. Looks like something needs adjusted

So how is the upper PF?

#3459 5 months ago
Quoted from NightMutilator:

Looking mighty nice! #38 and ready for haunted madness at ye
olde Bloodshed Deathbath Arcade...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Congrats nightmutilator bad ASS!!!

#3460 5 months ago

I want my LE. Please post your LE # when you receive it.

#3461 5 months ago

is there anyone looking for a NIB LE black knight? I have a friend that took delivery of two and only needs one. pm me with your phone no. for info. cash and carry. pickup in the tri-county area of michigan preferred but shipping can be arranged

#3462 5 months ago

Yesterday was a great day. Monster Bash LE was delivered to the arcade and we also unboxed the Black Knight LE. Loving the music, callouts, etc. What a fantastic game, but I would not expect anything less, from his highness, Steve Ritchie. Can't wait for the topper. I don't understand how the pro has no upper Playfield. Seems like that would really anger the Black Knight and a bit sacrilegious.

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#3463 5 months ago
Quoted from hank527:

So how is the upper PF?

Empty.

#3464 5 months ago

If you're into Black Knight and heading to Golden State Pinball Festival this weekend, definitely check out the PAGG presale booth. They have a killer challenge coin featuring Black Knight.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pin-a-go-go-challenge-coin-exclusive#post-4998326

#3465 4 months ago
in regards to the upper Playfield . . .

I respectively disagree. I think the clear Playfield is really cool. With the potential for loops (ala No Fear) and the Catapult Ball Lock. Plus a great place to send balls during mutliball to extend time.

Loving the riffs and call outs. We got Monster Bash LE the same day and feeling the Black Knight much more!

I also just got the Knight mode. Don't want to spoil it for anyone, but the Easter eggs are amazing! What a rush.

P.S. LE #402

#3466 4 months ago

Is the extant of the upper playfield to be just that? A single loop shot and ball lock? any other standups, or shots to be made?

#3467 4 months ago

Also is the upper lock only a lock or does it open up to be used as a shot/ramp the lets the ball go thru it without it locking...

#3468 4 months ago

I think the only reason the upper pf is getting so much flak is purely aesthetic. If they had a nice model over top of the lock mech (helmet or castle or something with inner LEDs), people would be going nuts over it. I really do like this game and generally like Stern, but man, If they'd just throw Prem/LE owners a small bone here and there . . . .That one chunk of resin/plastic would have sold many more machines in my eyes.

#3469 4 months ago

Played the LE today at helicon brewing outside of Pittsburgh. At first I hated the upper playfield but as I played it I started to like it. You really need to use your nudging skills to keep the ball alive. I'm still debating whether to get a pro or premium but it's a fun game. I probably would have liked some drops or something else on the upper playfield but it's still an awesome game without.

#3470 4 months ago

I got many games in this weekend on a premium at the Golden State Pinball Festival. I had already played the pro on location many times. After experiencing them both, I was really happy I had ordered the Premium. I was having a good time with the catapult lock and managed to start catapult multi-ball once.

My only criticism was that the upper playfield was already showing wear. Inevitable since it's plastic, I think.

I hope someone offers playfield protectors for it. A thin, non-adhesive, clear plastic that can be easily swapped out when it's worn would be excellent.
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#3471 4 months ago
Quoted from newtoit:

I want my LE. Please post your LE # when you receive it.

#77 here!

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#3472 4 months ago
Quoted from swilson143:

I got many games in this weekend on a premium at the Golden State Pinball Festival. I had already played the pro on location many times. After experiencing them both, I was really happy I had ordered the Premium. I was having a good time with the catapult lock and managed to start catapult multi-ball once.
My only criticism was that the upper playfield was already showing wear. Inevitable since it's plastic, I think.
I hope someone offers playfield protectors for it. A thin, non-adhesive, clear plastic that can be easily swapped out when it's worn would be excellent.
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Yep. 100% agree after playing both at the show. The Pro is dull. The Premium requires a fair amount of nudging to keep the ball up there, which is great. And loading up to get catapult multiball isn't really that hard. If we were getting this, it'd be Premium all the way.

As for the upper area, maybe try cutting some hobby cling to fit? It'd be great to just pull it off and throw it away when it starts to get cloudy.

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#3473 4 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

The Pro is dull.

The Pro is anything but "dull" fastest pin alive sir. The upper PF takes away from that so for u old timers I guess dull means fast and furious.

#3474 4 months ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

#77 here![quoted image]

Cool I have 78 coming. Sadly it’s been taking a long trip I think someone forgot to take it off the truck the first time

#3475 4 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

The Pro is anything but "dull" fastest pin alive sir. The upper PF takes away from that so for u old timers I guess dull means fast and furious.

Agree 100%.

#3476 4 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

he Pro is anything but "dull" fastest pin alive sir.

Agreed as well, I will trade the "barrenness" of the pro for the fast and furious gameplay.

#3477 4 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

The Pro is anything but "dull" fastest pin alive sir. The upper PF takes away from that so for u old timers I guess dull means fast and furious.

Meh. Depends on what you're looking for. On the Pro I just see 2/3 of the PF wasted with very long channels and little else. It's llke, "this is what a fan looks like, see?" Like I said, I was surprised how much nudging was involved to play the upper playfield and kind of liked it. So, Premium.

#3478 4 months ago

Played the LE for the first time yesterday for me personally wasn't my thing upper PF slowed the game down and it made the game play much longer as I kept sending it uptop. For my playstyle I really like the pro fast and furious with the ball constantly coming back at you.

#3479 4 months ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

Played the LE for the first time yesterday for me personally wasn't my thing upper PF slowed the game down and it made the game play much longer as I kept sending it uptop. For my playstyle I really like the pro fast and furious with the ball constantly coming back at you.

agree, I do like the drop on the left lane vs spinner, but sending THREE shots (including plunge) to the upper limits flow and time under utilizing rest of the pf IMO. Good game overall, preferred pro at GSPF.

#3480 4 months ago

I wish they put a Diverter in some only some shots went up . That said when in a mode that requires shots to the lower you can just let it go .

#3481 4 months ago

Well at least they made the pro without it so we all can get a model we like.

#3482 4 months ago
Quoted from swilson143:

I got many games in this weekend on a premium at the Golden State Pinball Festival. I had already played the pro on location many times. After experiencing them both, I was really happy I had ordered the Premium. I was having a good time with the catapult lock and managed to start catapult multi-ball once.
My only criticism was that the upper playfield was already showing wear. Inevitable since it's plastic, I think.
I hope someone offers playfield protectors for it. A thin, non-adhesive, clear plastic that can be easily swapped out when it's worn would be excellent.
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Agreed, I didn’t think that the upper PF would add much, but it’s really fun and mixes things up in an interesting way. I’ll be in the market for a Premium or LE.

Both versions are excellent, they did a great job with this one.

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#3483 4 months ago

#2 in da hizzy...

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#3484 4 months ago

Put enough games in now to comment on game play. In short, this pin is basically the new Iron Man. If you enjoy a bad ass pin that fights back, hurls insults, has short ball times, rewards better players and has that "just one more game" factor than you will love this.

#3485 4 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Put enough games in now to comment on game play. In short, this pin is basically the new Iron Man. If you enjoy a bad ass pin that fights back, hurls insults, has short ball times, rewards better players and has that "just one more game" factor than you will love this.

Exactly what I said when we got ours. Iron Man is my favorite stern of all time. But now Black Knight is closing the gap. Love this game so much because it reminds me so much of Iron Man. But with better art and animations. Steve’s voice works cracks me up every time! Sweet game!

#3486 4 months ago
Quoted from guymontag451:

Exactly what I said when we got ours. Iron Man is my favorite stern of all time. But now Black Knight is closing the gap. Love this game so much because it reminds me so much of Iron Man. But with better art and animations. Steve’s voice works cracks me up every time! Sweet game!

Good to hear. My LE is arriving next week I can't wait.

#3487 4 months ago

Is this the first pin to have spotlights in the apron illuminating the flipper area? I noticed the premium I was playing at Golden State had them too

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#3488 4 months ago

no, from memory : AVATAR LE+TRON LE+X-MEN PREMIUM

#3489 4 months ago

And Metallica Premium/LE michel

#3490 4 months ago

And maiden

#3491 4 months ago

#39 reporting for duty!

Anyone else with an LE noticing a weak right lower flipper? Enough power to barely hit the ramps, but not even close to the power in the left flipper. Haven't found anyone else mentioning it anywhere......so I'm thinking it might just be my pin. Bummed.

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#3492 4 months ago
Quoted from Blacksun:

#2 in da hizzy...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Our anniversary date, but not with the Black Knight. Contratulations!

#3493 4 months ago
Quoted from jmcadres:

#39 reporting for duty!
Anyone else with an LE noticing a weak right lower flipper? Enough power to barely hit the ramps, but not even close to the power in the left flipper. Haven't found anyone else mentioning it anywhere......so I'm thinking it might just be my pin. Bummed.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Check your flipper switch gaps, and make sure no parts are loose.

#3494 4 months ago
Quoted from jmcadres:

#39 reporting for duty!
Anyone else with an LE noticing a weak right lower flipper? Enough power to barely hit the ramps, but not even close to the power in the left flipper. Haven't found anyone else mentioning it anywhere......so I'm thinking it might just be my pin. Bummed.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I would probably replace the sleeve. I had an issue with a new game where one of the factory flipper sleeves was kind of crappy and greatly impacted performance.

#3495 4 months ago
Quoted from jmcadres:

#39 reporting for duty!
Anyone else with an LE noticing a weak right lower flipper? Enough power to barely hit the ramps, but not even close to the power in the left flipper. Haven't found anyone else mentioning it anywhere......so I'm thinking it might just be my pin. Bummed.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Ive had several flippers to tight against the playfield. They drag quite a bit

#3496 4 months ago

Once you power up the sword using the drops on the right side, how do you use it?

#3497 4 months ago

Add a flipper rubber as dhown below to LE or premium . Greatly improves upper playfield and overall game play .

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#3498 4 months ago
Quoted from jmcadres:

#39 reporting for duty!
Anyone else with an LE noticing a weak right lower flipper?

Stern techs at MGC were working on the right flipper of one of the prototype Premiums. Same thing... weak flipper. It was fine after a couple of repair sessions by Mike Vinokor and Steve Ritchie. It might be a known issue. Call Stern.

#3499 4 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer31520:

Add a flipper rubber as dhown below to LE or premium . Greatly improves upper playfield and overall game play .[quoted image][quoted image]

Ha. The upper play-field is teaching me to pull before the nudge. Pull-Nudge, pull-nudge.

The winner of Stern's last tournament wore gloves. I couldn't see a need for it; Now I get it.

#3500 4 months ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Ive had several flippers to tight against the playfield. They drag quite a bit

Also had this. Easy way to test - if you can't fit business card underneath, it's too tight.

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