Quoted from Sinestro:
That's high if it's the disto's price.
Stern website has $5999, $7599, and $8999. I'm guessing $5799 and $7499 and $8999 are pretty normal. (LE's don't usually get discounted)
The game looks cool hopefully it will be at MGC in a couple weeks. Would be nice to play it.
Quoted from benheck:
Almost all "original themes" in pinball are really just "IP-free themes". MM is Holy Grail, AFM is a 50's sci-fi, NGG is Caddyshack, etc...
Where you get into trouble are original themes that are TOO original and have no frame of reference for the player. Junkyard is a great example. There's literally a blueprint on the PF explaining what the concept is - oops!
DI is the same thing. They'd have fared better if the game was visually a blatant SimCity ripoff. Would appear derivative but people would have immediately understood the concept, especially considering Lawlor's history of "disaster" pins.
BKSOR - the cab with the sword swipe and blood is the best! The one with just the sword... Meh.
Totally agree on the cab.
Quoted from Bublehead:
I have owned a Stern SAM FGY for 10 years. Minimal maintenance with a fair amount of play. No experience with SPIKE, but there is a lot of node board anxiety floating around here to make me only a cautious believer in the board set. But you got to buy one to know, so this may be me jumping into the new Stern pool with a life preserver that has a hole in it.
Hmm interesting. Good to know. I do have a spike game (GotG). Haven’t had it long.
Quoted from HighVoltage:
Lost me after this. I'm sure there are other Christians who are equally offended by this. This happens way too often on here.
If you don't like the following response, then refrain from using my savior's name in vain.
So, people should not speak their minds so as to not offend you? Guess what, if you choose not to let it offend you, you take away its power to offend.
Anyone else going to be at MGC? Sounds like they will have pro version on hand to play as well as prototype premium version.
Quoted from HighVoltage:
If someone brings up religion into a pinball forum in an offensive way, I'm glad you support my right to speak my mind and respond, regardless if it offends the likes of you. Thank you.
Can we move on now?
I was not offended by you or your post, and nowhere did I say I was? You are the one who was offended. Your post confuses me very much. You tried to use your "I'm offended" to silence others based upon your religion.
Quoted from BrewNinja:
Its actually up to people buying them from Marco to setup at the show. If I can figure out whether I want a pro or prem soon enough, I might have to use the show deal to get one.
Only pros will be available for purchase by MGC. There will be prototype premiums to play at MGC.
If anyone still looking for an LE, I'm 99% certain Zach at flipnout pinball has one pre order spot left. Can't go wrong with Zach! 847.778.4876
So to sum up today’s thread activity:
People got upset at someone who couldn’t take an April fools joke, which ironically was also just another April fools joke. So they did the very thing they were upset about someone else doing in the first place.
I love the internet
Did I stumble into the wonka thread? Isn't this a BK thread? Why bring another game into it?
Quoted from Fytr:
It seems like Stern might be changing up their production order for BKSoR. Normally would be Pros and then LEs and then more Pros and then Prems on the line.
I think they (correctly?) are anticipating a higher than usual demand for Prems since most people equate BK with an upper pf.
This is great news for me, currently on the list for a Prem!
Pros are still being made first. We were able to buy a pro through the MGC show deal but not premium or LE since those aren’t being made yet.
Buffalo is streaming gameplay Tuesday right? Anyone know which version? Premium I hope.
Quoted from cletus:
It won’t be fun to watch. There will most likely be one prototype Wonka that isn’t going to exactly match the production models that ,maybe, get shipped next year, with a slightly long sad line of people waiting to play it.
This is the opposite of what is actually happening with WWCF.
But this is a BK thread so let’s keep on topic about BK.
Quoted from orangestorm87:
Have to disagree, they look by far and away better than any pinball out there. And no photoshopped actors being swiped in, amazing!
I disagree there. I'd say the animations are the best I've seen from stern so far, but not better than anything else out there. But still overall quite good.
Excited to play the premium at MGC this weekend. Between this and the JJP one, the wife and I are pretty psyched to get to play two brand new pins.
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.
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:
Maybe not for newb mllenials and basement-dwellers. But for the average pinball buyer it's just fine.
I was referring to the age 35-55 demographic. I don’t think many of them care for heavy metal? Maybe I’m wrong though? I’m 39 and no thanks. The only people I know that like it these days are 20 something year olds.
But maybe I’m wrong.
Quoted from wolfemaaan:
35-55 IS the Metal age bracket. 100% of everyone in that age bracket listen to Metal. Anybody claiming different were cloned and are made of wax
Yea I think I was using wrong term. Heavy metal, thrasher metal, death metal etc.
Played the game a bunch this weekend at MGC. I actually liked the pro better. The upper PF on the premium was not very good, and after a handful of games I found it something I was trying to avoid rather than trying to get to, outside of the 6 ball multiball. The game is definitely challenging and punishes you for missing shots. But when you do hit shots they are smooth. The flow is broken up by the constant bricking of shots though. Overall I had fun on the pro, not as much the premium. I'm not a fan of the music so it's not the pin for me, but I thought the old timey PS3 like animations were perfect and fit the theme quite well. I thought the knight toy LED light with him talking was really cool, but his flail sort of felt more annoying than fun?
Quoted from pinmister:
This is my main concern-damn one guy says smooth flowing game and another says flow broken up by constant brick shots. I will be playing this game in the near future, but does anyone else have some feedback on overall flow? Getting multiple opinions on flow?
It’s just a challenging game is all.
Love the IMDN pinball machine, except the music. We don't care for Iron Maiden music at all, and it's the one thing that prevents us from buying one. Someday, I might buy one and change the soundtrack on it myself, ala cleland type mod, because the playfield and gameplay is that fun, it would be worth the time to do.
That doesn't surprise me - on location you can't really hear the music anyways, so even people who aren't IM fans will play it. Like me and my wife. Because the gameplay is awesome!
Quoted from anathematize:
The music is loud and proud at this location my friend. And it starts to grow on you the more you play the game. Great music to play pinball to and it really fits the 'feel' of the gameplay.
Hey agree to disagree, it's just personal music tastes! Lots of metal bands I'm a fan of, just IM not for me. I'm glad it does well for you on location!
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