(Topic ID: 271489)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Club(Stern 2020): Cowabunga! It’s Pizza Time!


By Tuxedomask23

8 months ago



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“Which model are you going to purchase”

  • Pro 180 votes
    48%
  • Premium 94 votes
    25%
  • LE 104 votes
    28%

(378 votes)

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#101 8 months ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

Oh boy..... Stern just delivered possibly the most loaded Pro Model ever made, with dynamite theme and look, and code is V1.01!
SDTM Unboxing and First Impressions very soon...stay tuned...
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Do you have a shaker installed? How well is it implemented since code is already 1.0?

#102 8 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

What does everyone do with old glass when you replace with hd glass?

It's in my storage room in case I ever break the glass and need a replacement. I also keep it around in case I trade the machine. I never trade a machine with the HD glass.

#103 8 months ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

It's in my storage room in case I ever break the glass and need a replacement. I also keep it around in case I trade the machine. I never trade a machine with the HD glass.

Same

#104 8 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

What does everyone do with old glass when you replace with hd glass?

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#105 8 months ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

I know you're a fan of Pinstadiums Robert, what do you think for TMNT?

Yes, when it goes into certain modes it’s a dark game and the art is great, so vision is nice. Again just preference

#106 8 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

What does everyone do with old glass when you replace with hd glass?

Store in box hd glass game in. Save for if / when you sell game.

#107 8 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

What does everyone do with old glass when you replace with hd glass?

Keep in case you have one that breaks. Once i have 4-5 spaces I throw away any more.

#108 8 months ago

Crazy what you get with the pro vs LE price difference. 9k+ for LE and pro sub 6? 3k+ difference is nuts.

I know you can say the same thing for other stern games but this one is diff b/c they packed the pro more than I've seen in some time.

#109 8 months ago

Anyone have a rubber list for TMNT yet? Is the manual available yet?

Want to order some titan rubbers before the game arrives.

#110 8 months ago
Quoted from mummite:

Anyone have a rubber list for TMNT yet? Is the manual available yet?
Want to order some titan rubbers before the game arrives.

Just get a bulk kit.

#111 8 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Crazy what you get with the pro vs LE price difference. 9k+ for LE and pro sub 6? 3k+ difference is nuts.
I know you can say the same thing for other stern games but this one is diff b/c they packed the pro more than I've seen in some time.

I'm buying the Pro and I don't think it is "packed". For example it has the same exact spinning disc mech but they removed the software to spin both directions because they want the Prem/Le to have more. I would argue the Premium/LE has less than usual and this Pro is about the same as the last several.

#112 8 months ago

I also like the added code Dwight has for the prem with the glider and lair and bidirectional disc. Prem has my eye on this one.

#113 8 months ago

Anyone stateside gotten there's yet?

#114 8 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I also like the added code Dwight has for the prem with the glider and lair and bidirectional disc. Prem has my eye on this one.

Pro should have bidirectional disc but didn't want to pack too much value in there. Why add to the Premium/LE when you can remove code from the Pro. Smart business move to be anti-consumer.

#115 8 months ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Yes, when it goes into certain modes it’s a dark game and the art is great, so vision is nice. Again just preference

Thanks! Ordered

#116 8 months ago

I’ll have to play with the standard glass and see how it is in my room and spring for HD glass later if it is too bothersome, thanks!

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#117 8 months ago

Here I have compiled all the mechanical differences between the Pro and LE spinning disc.

Differences:
Zero

I guess it is possible I'm missing something they didn't include in the manual or if we are all lucky they could "enable" both directions with a topper or purchasable DLC.

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#118 8 months ago

There's something about the multiball coming out of the turtle van that I just need that. Plus I love the art on it more.

#119 8 months ago

I just got my mousers in and think they will look good scattered around the play field. Was a little worried about the size but I think they will work great.

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#120 8 months ago
Quoted from BaxterStockman:

There's something about the multiball coming out of the turtle van that I just need that. Plus I love the art on it more.

I can't afford it, but I desperately want the balls to roll out of the van.

#121 8 months ago
Quoted from Thegeekyhusband:

I can't afford it, but I desperately want the balls to roll out of the van.

Couldn’t give a rats. When multiball starts, don’t care where my balls drop from. The pro looks so good. Can’t wait.

#122 8 months ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Couldn’t give a rats. When multiball starts, don’t care where my balls drop from. The pro looks so good. Can’t wait.

Seriously hardly necessary

#123 8 months ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Couldn’t give a rats. When multiball starts, don’t care where my balls drop from. The pro looks so good. Can’t wait.

Agreed, Pro will be a blast. interested in the flipped to spinning pizza "moment". It might be more tactfully interesting.

#124 8 months ago

In for a premium. Trading my TRON pro for it still will have to sell one more this year to fit them all in the pin room. 3rd new in box

#125 8 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Seriously hardly necessary

Sorry I own Deadpool. He taught me to talk about “my” balls. Sorry to offend. Sheesh pinside is like talking to a bunch of 1950s school monitors.

#126 8 months ago

The time has come for turtles impressions.

No bullshit. No shill - coming up.....

#127 8 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

The time has come for turtles impressions.
No bullshit. No shill - coming up.....

No shill PLEASE! Let us hear aboot more than looks too!

#128 8 months ago
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#129 8 months ago

I got to play some TMNT today I liked the layout reminded me of Corvette. Game looks good in person only thing I was not super fond of was the code. It's good but wish it was a bit deeper seemed like I cleared threw the main modes pretty quick. Overall I think it's a decent pin i could see myself owning it for a while.

#130 8 months ago

I ordered a Premium and I am so pumped. Watched the Dead Flip reveals and the Marco unboxing. Just bummed I will have to wait so long for the Premium model. I think no matter what all 3 versions will be amazing.

#131 8 months ago
Quoted from Blacksnow:

I ordered a Premium and I am so pumped. Watched the Dead Flip reveals and the Marco unboxing. Just bummed I will have to wait so long for the Premium model. I think no matter what all 3 versions will be amazing.

Congrats. Prem is what I’d go with as well. Maybe next year

#132 8 months ago

Impressions.....first, shout out to Helicon Brewery who if you didn't know by now, is the premier pinball bar in western PA and probably the world. Also got to meet Coolpinballdino too! Chris and Chris at Helicon really do bring it with all the new games including MMR Royal, TMNT and Hot Wheels.

Speaking of Hot Wheels, don't believe the BUY BUY BUY hype. I played the game and was so BORED, I reset the game with money still in it. I've been a fan of American Pinball simply b/c they give you a lot for your money and the quality is sky high. This game is SO cheap looking that when you stand over it, the game SCREAMS budget. On top of that, the hot wheels integration with the dinosaurs and the dumb storyline.....it was just a carwreck. No pun intended. PF way too open - just not fun at all. I would take their earlier two any day of the week over this one. I was disappointed b/c buzz has been good but then again, I realized the pump was really strong on this one and should have known better. Awful.

OK - so turtles. Long story short, stern is going to KILL with this one. I will say up front that the worst things about it include some oddball callouts (w/bad voice acting - although not ALL bad, just some), the layout is great but felt very familiar, April is still in there and has to be the worst art I've seen in some time and the code is not the clearest on what's going on.

Otherwise - wow.

- pro is loaded.
- Light show is really good for a pro
- Turtles van looks surprisingly good!
- Although familiar (which is why I think JP will likely be above this one) - the layout is really fun and feels great
- Pizza spinner moves that ball big time.
- Overall art package on the game and on the cabinet, including that translite is so good
- I actually had a smile on my face smashing that center button for the pizza mode. reminded me of the beat-em up simpsons where you smash to inflate the balloon
- The game is so fast, I would really struggle to hit that center button for the diverter. This experience confirmed my assumption no question. I was also really impressed by how much the ball moved with that pizza.
- Left ramp and right ramp just look great with one being metal, the other clear plastic. Random comment but it stood out. In fact the entire game just looks great. It's the complete opposite of the feeling i got when standing over Hot Wheels.
- code definitely felt good but again, a little confusing and I've actually seen the reveal videos. I wouldn't say this is a negative though at all - I just didn't get a full appreciation on how it all comes together but what's good to know is there are def many things to do and it didn't seem redundant.
- TMNT cover, which is terrible compared to the original (absolutely terrible) - is OK when you're actually playing b/c you can't really hear it that well but it sounds like the song you want to hear so I was OK with it. Pinbrowser can come soon enough though.
- love the selection screen in the beginning. Nice touch with some add strategy.
- LCD overall was very good. Yes, some rough scenes but it's solid.

Prob some more I'll add but overall, this is going to be a homerun for stern. I didn't even get involved with the coop which will be another great feature.

#133 8 months ago

LE for me.
It is going on location at the Century Casino in Calgary, Alberta.
Better hurry up and get here

#134 8 months ago

Deposit down for Pro - first NIB, cannot wait! A dream theme for me, as I was a huge Turtles fan as a kid.

#135 8 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

- pro is loaded.

I am really excited to play the pro and to me it has the best looking art package. I agree its most likely going to be a winner and have strong sales.

That said...

I struggle to agree that the pro is loaded.

We have a few ramps, a spinner, three flippers, color GI, two mono targets on the sides, and a spinning disc with a magnet.

#136 8 months ago
Quoted from pickleric:

I am really excited to play the pro and to me it has the best looking art package. I agree its most likely going to be a winner and have strong sales.
That said...
I struggle to agree that the pro is loaded.
We have a few ramps, a spinner, three flippers, color GI, two mono targets on the sides, and a spinning disc with a magnet.

For Stern, the pro is loaded. When you see the game in person you don't walk away thinking it's empty like so many they've released in the past.

In general, is the game loaded? No. But this is Stern and you have to compare accordingly.

#139 8 months ago
Quoted from Waxx:

Here I have compiled all the mechanical differences between the Pro and LE spinning disc.
Differences:
Zero
I guess it is possible I'm missing something they didn't include in the manual or if we are all lucky they could "enable" both directions with a topper or purchasable DLC.
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Just clarified with Stern that the difference between the Pro and Prem is a different more expensive controller board that allows the magnet to spin both directions.

So I wouldn’t expect it to be anything possible on the pro ever.

#140 8 months ago

Pro - motor is driven by a solenoid drive on the node board directly (page 12 of the PRO manual). PRE/LE - motor has a separate bidirectional motor controller driven by the node board lamp drives. (PRE manual, page 34).

#141 8 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Pro - motor is driven by a solenoid drive on the node board directly (page 12 of the PRO manual). PRE/LE - motor has a separate bidirectional motor controller driven by the node board lamp drives. (PRE manual, page 34).

Good work, it's interesting it would be so complicated as DC motors can change directions easily by inverting the polarity of the applied voltage.

I really don't care about the motor spinning both directions but it's good to know it's not an option later on.

#142 8 months ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Sorry I own Deadpool. He taught me to talk about “my” balls. Sorry to offend. Sheesh pinside is like talking to a bunch of 1950s school monitors.

I think he was agreeing that the van opening was hardly necessary . And yeah, I'm slowly coming around to the pro and may end up getting it instead of the premium.

#143 8 months ago

Just got done playing the Pro. This game is a winner! Best Stern Pro to date!

#144 8 months ago

Jack danger steaming it right now. I’m even more hyped.

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#145 8 months ago

Cross fingers this works with pinbrowser because that theme repetitiveness is too much for home.

#146 8 months ago

I don't know about yall but mine is playing brutal AF.

#147 8 months ago

If you are in SoCal you can check out a pro at

Open Market OC
24100 Laguna Hills Mall Floor 2
Laguna Hills Mall

Hours 10-6 Everyday

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#148 8 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

I don't know about yall but mine is playing brutal AF.

Yours? You got one for Ur home or do you have a location?

#149 8 months ago

I didn't see this coming, but Turtles might be one of Stern's biggest selling titles for years.

I have pretty much zero interest in the theme and I still want an LE!

#150 8 months ago

I really wasn’t sure I wanted a new Turtles machine at first
But then the reveal...and the 12 yo within was awoken, I knew an LE was needed and duly ordered
I’m sure it’ll be a blast to play and it looks beautiful, probably the best LE looker since GB
Just watched the first Turtles movie from 1990 for the first time in 25 years and it’s every bit as cool and fun as I remembered it, turtle f’n power!
And BTW Corona, get stuffed, expect for the fine beverage of course

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