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The Beatles Ka-Pow/Stern Pinball (CONFIRMED) pictures and videos..


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“Who is in on The Beatles Pinball?”

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#501 12 months ago

Hard to think of a more thankless job in this world than producing pinball tables for all you cranky bastards.

#502 12 months ago
Quoted from jwilson:

Not really? I mean, all the Stern mechs and everything are all different from the old ones and there's no existing drawings to work from, plus there's significant changes. It's a clean-sheet design really with all of those. "Inspired by Seawitch" is the best description.

Interesting discussion...I'd guess it DID save a little time and we all know time is money. But yes the whole thing had to be redone basically.

#503 12 months ago
Quoted from jwilson:

Not really? I mean, all the Stern mechs and everything are all different from the old ones and there's no existing drawings to work from, plus there's significant changes. It's a clean-sheet design really with all of those. "Inspired by Seawitch" is the best description.

Significant changes? It's the same layout with some minor adjustments. A decent CAD tech could draw this up in no time. They can cut and paste drop target mech designs from the modern games into this. There's really not much new to be designed here. The spinning disc with a magnet is about the only interesting thing on the whole game.

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#504 12 months ago

I wonder if this will pave the way for other 80's classics being released.

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#505 12 months ago

Oh my god . . . . . does that suck . . . I'm embarrassed for Stern because I know they won't be. Only Stern could totally screw this up.

I'm a huge Beatle fan, I love pinball and have the money to buy new games but this is just a total failure.

I am so disappointed

#506 12 months ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Significant changes? It's the same layout with some minor adjustments. A decent CAD tech could draw this up in no time. They can cut and paste drop target mech designs from the modern games into this.

You've basically described modern pin design. Knowing the layout "works" doesn't really save any whitewood time, you still have to build and test it all, still have to code it, still have to do all the animation and screen work. This isn't Monster Bash. Maybe they saved a day but nothing worth real money.

#507 12 months ago
Quoted from soapblox:

People fawning for a Muensters theme, a show that ran from 1964-1966, and saying somehow THIS is appealing to "old" people.

To be fair, Muensters survived (thrived, even) for decades on its cheesiness. The younger generation continues to eat it up.

#508 12 months ago

"Why did they put 60's colors and fonts on a Beatles pin? Don't they know we're not from the 60's?"

My first reaction was, "wtf is this?" for sure. But it's true to it's theme and Stern will definitely sell all of these to their target audience, of which I guess 90% of them aren't on Pinside.

We all think of the black and white 60's Beatles and the later decades in color. 60's fruity color Beatles probably isn't what everyone expected.

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#509 12 months ago
Quoted from Ramjet:

Oh my god . . . . . does that suck . . . I'm embarrassed for Stern because I know they won't be. Only Stern could totally screw this up.

We went over this with Supreme.

If this sells out, why would anybody be embarrassed for Stern?

People need to get used to the idea that they have a business plan now that apparently includes selling games to "us" and selling expensive boutique games to "them."

Their ultimate goal is to make profits. If they can do that by selling Deadpools to us yahoos and Beatles to my parents, that's a successful, positive business plan.

As usual, people here need to not take this stuff personally. I don't take it as a personal affront to my pride and dignity when McDonald's pulls the McRib off the menu. You shouldn't take it personally when they make and sell a game you don't like.

#510 12 months ago

I was hoping for so much more. Ugh. Oh well back to the Munsters!

#511 12 months ago

I'm crushed. My only hope is that there are 2 other art packages, but if they both have the same song set forget it. I have hoped for this pin for years and was ready to sell whatever was necessary to get my hands on one. I'm sure when I see the price they're going to charge for this I will just smile and wait to run across one in the wild someday. Someone wake me from this nightmare please!

#512 12 months ago

Pass show me the Munsters!

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#513 12 months ago

And again the Rolling Stones is better than the Beatles

#514 12 months ago

You are comparing the Supreme pinball to the Beatles License?

#515 12 months ago
Quoted from Blackjacker:

To be fair, Muensters survived (thrived, even) for decades on its cheesiness. The younger generation continues to eat it up.

Heh! That's spelling assist for you.

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#516 12 months ago
Quoted from Ramjet:

You are comparing the Supreme pinball to the Beatles License?

No, I'm comparing the rollout, business plan, and pinside reaction.

And don't forget, Supreme was a huge success for Stern.

#517 12 months ago
Quoted from jwilson:

You've basically described modern pin design. Knowing the layout "works" doesn't really save any whitewood time, you still have to build and test it all, still have to code it, still have to do all the animation and screen work. This isn't Monster Bash. Maybe they saved a day but nothing worth real money.

How many possible whitewoods would they need to go through to make this? This game has so little new design about it. There's not an interesting bash toy like Groot, or a new feature like the bullseye target from IMDN, or the rotating disc from Batman 66, etc.

Who knows what the screen will be with Stern. It could be a no thrills score display. And don't kid yourself into thinking that this thing will have interesting code. Look at the inserts, it's just starting increased values on playfield features and a 2-ball multiball. They're not making some sort of TSPP level of depth.

All of that is fine by the way, Stern should make a simple game. But it's such a waste of a license and you can clearly tell the license ate up most of the BOM for playfield elements and R&D.

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#518 12 months ago

Looking at that machine, I'm reminded of the Family Guy Ipecac scene.

#519 12 months ago

Do we have definitive confirmation on pricing on this game?

#520 12 months ago

Do you really think there were pinsiders hoping and dreaming for a "Supreme" pinball machine like there were for the Beatles?

#521 12 months ago
Quoted from Ramjet:

Do you really think there were pinsiders hoping and dreaming for a "Supreme" pinball machine like there were for the Beatles?

I don't care. And neither does Stern.

If the project is a success, the butthurt moans of pinside are completely irrelevant. You'd think by now people would understand that.

I'm betting the project will be a success.

#522 12 months ago

im gonna win the lotto tonight then buy every single one of these and _________________ (fill in the blank)

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#523 12 months ago

My friend Luca Varriale just uncovered the art for the Platinum version...

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#524 12 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I don't care. And neither does Stern.
If the project is a success, the butthurt moans of pinside are completely irrelevant. You'd think by now people would understand that.
I'm betting the project will be a success.

How much you bet?

#525 12 months ago

At least it looks like they opened up both loop shots making it more fun.

#527 12 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

1969 premium for 7.5k, 250LE for 25k and 100SLE for 50k.

Is this actually true?

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#528 12 months ago

While they are at it, Stern should do a Vault Seawitch w/an updated soundtrack in a similar style to Supreme

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#529 12 months ago

So why did they wait until 2 days after expo to reveal? Did Stern already have a feeling this was going to go over like a lead balloon with hard core pinball fans?

#530 12 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

We went over this with Supreme.
If this sells out, why would anybody be embarrassed for Stern?
People need to get used to the idea that they have a business plan now that apparently includes selling games to "us" and selling expensive boutique games to "them."
Their ultimate goal is to make profits. If they can do that by selling Deadpools to us yahoos and Beatles to my parents, that's a successful, positive business plan.
As usual, people here need to not take this stuff personally. I don't take it as a personal affront to my pride and dignity when McDonald's pulls the McRib off the menu. You shouldn't take it personally when they make and sell a game you don't like.

The wasted license is personal to many in the hobby. Star Wars and now this.

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#531 12 months ago

I’m Too young to understand why this is being made. Stern just age gapped pinball in a big way. This is where the new customers look away for a different hobby.
How do I explain this to children?

#532 12 months ago

First off, Seawitch is a really good game. I also really like the additions that have been added to the layout and having a multiball is a big addition. The artwork is pretty damn ugly though and the colors are a bizzare choice.

If these things were priced like a pro I'd probably get one and I think a lot of people would buy a Beatles gold for $5500. Not for some stupid premium price though. I'm intrigued by an upgraded Seawitch for sure though.

#533 12 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

So why did they wait until 2 days after expo to reveal? Did Stern already have a feeling this was going to go over like a lead balloon with hard core pinball fans?

No need to -- they are gonna sell these to beatle maniacs and that's it. They still want everyone else to buy a deadpool.

#534 12 months ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Is this actually true?

I heard pricing in Europe going from 8-35KEUR. Pls note this includes 21% VAT (I hope ...). So lower than above mentioned amounts.

Anyway, guess we will know soon enough. I’m any case, my wallet is safe anyway

#535 12 months ago
Quoted from Mogg:

This is where the new customers look away for a different hobby.

New Customers have a shitload to choose from...this is only 1 game that ins;t being marketed to them anyway

#536 12 months ago
Quoted from drained:

No need to -- they are gonna sell these to beatle maniacs and that's it. They still want everyone else to buy a deadpool.

George thinks Deadpool is a hit.

#537 12 months ago
Quoted from drained:

No need to -- they are gonna sell these to beatle maniacs and that's it. They still want everyone else to buy a deadpool.

I think Stern learned a long time ago there's no harm in letting others "win" pinball shows.

Why take the abuse? Absolutely zero upside for Stern to show this game at Expo.

#538 12 months ago

"The wasted license is personal to many in the hobby. Star Wars and now this"

Thank you DCFAN, I couldn't have said it better

#539 12 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

New Customers have a shitload to choose from...this is only 1 game that ins;t being marketed to them anyway

So, can we have a Beatles pin that is marketed to pinball people also? That is the problem right there. Wasted.

#540 12 months ago
Quoted from Ramjet:

"The wasted license is personal to many in the hobby. Star Wars and now this"
Thank you DCFAN, I couldn't have said it better

you guys ready for harry potter

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#541 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

George thinks Deadpool is a hit.

Currently sold out most places while Metallica is run through the line one last time...

#542 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

So, can we have a Beatles pin that is marketed to pinball people then? That is the problem right there. Wasted.

A valid complaint.

#543 12 months ago

Just saw the pictures in the thread, horrific artwork.

#544 12 months ago
Quoted from Rensh:

I heard pricing in Europe going from 8-35KEUR. Pls note this includes 21% VAT (I hope ...). So lower than above mentioned amounts.
Anyway, guess we will know soon enough. I’m any case, my wallet is safe anyway

If that's true (and I believe you heard something along those lines), then I'm rooting harder than ever for Deeproot Pinball to step into the arena and fulfill their promise of charging less. This past weekend they said they would "love to get prices lower than any pinball company has done." I'd love to see them step in and plop a giant stinking dukie in the middle of this cash grab insanity being driven by Stern.

Who's making "Team Deeproot" T-shirts???

Stern... ARGH!!!!!!!

#545 12 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Currently sold out most places while Metallica is run through the line one last time...

Don't believe it is sold out:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-nib-pinballs-1

#546 12 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

The wasted license is personal to many in the hobby. Star Wars and now this.

Star Wars is a great game and the Premium has a nice amount of features. Also, it’s the only one that I know of that has differenct plastics for all three models.

#547 12 months ago

Just watched the video of this turd and I think I’d rather have Thunderbirds

#548 12 months ago
Quoted from davijc02:

Just watched the video of this turd and I think I’d rather have Thunderbirds

lol i forgot about thunderbirds

#549 12 months ago

I think they didn't show at Expo because there's no approved video work yet. The last screen that shows "It Won't Be Long" looks like it might be a screen from the LCD. The game will have an LCD, it just isn't shown in this teaser.

My first thought was, yikes, not for me. But I'm a purist. Part of what makes Seawitch a great game is the context in which it was made, and playing it brings you back to that basic gameplay.

But hey now Stern has ordered tons of drop mechs and other parts, maybe it means a Seawitch vault could happen. Probably not, but I can dream.

#550 12 months ago
Quoted from davijc02:

Just watched the video of this turd and I think I’d rather have Thunderbirds

Obviously you have never played T-Bird the turd

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