(Topic ID: 80618)

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

By kaboom

5 years ago

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    #401 2 years ago
    Quoted from aobrien5:

    I don't know how you are able to keep adding more stuff to this game! Can we get an under side pic to see how crammed it is?

    Here you go.

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    #402 2 years ago

    Thanks! I'm surprised how much wood is visible and how neatly dressed it is. Looks great! Keep up the good work!

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    #403 2 years ago

    Happy Towel Day

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    #404 2 years ago

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    Thank you Douglas for stories that are for ever relevant.
    Lately this comes to mind:

    President of the Imperial Galactic Government:
    The President is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it.

    . . . and why doesn't this game have something for the third arm/hand to do?

    ---your fan, the Big Z

    #405 2 years ago

    . . . and why doesn't this game have something for the third arm/hand to do?
    ---your fan, the Big Z

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    #406 2 years ago



    This a one dialled in spinner design

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    #407 2 years ago


    Painful but now working.


    Bonus count

    As bonus counts....
    progression increases the multiplier.
    When the ball ends bonus count is reset
    but the multiplier stays intact.

    It is therefore possible to have 400x multiplier
    and only 1 bonus point.

    #408 2 years ago

    Love the spinner!!

    2 months later
    #409 2 years ago


    Maybe this will prompt someone to read the rules

    #410 2 years ago

    Produced by Megadodo Publications no doubt.

    #411 2 years ago

    Thhgttg playfield
    1st test print

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    #412 2 years ago

    I love this so much!

    #413 2 years ago

    STATUS MONITOR ( the Guide )

    a,will constantly revert back to a different guide entry when idle
    b,display all scores above standard play
    c,display updates of progress thru features
    d,show bonus advances / end of ball / player up

    oh yeah and this....

    #414 2 years ago

    Super cool!

    #415 2 years ago

    3 years later I still look forward to every update! Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

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    #416 2 years ago

    The second greatest Pinball machine in the universe of time and space has arrived pinfest ( for all Aussies ).
    USA another time.

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    #419 2 years ago

    Very well done! You should be very proud.

    #420 2 years ago

    I want to play that so much. Not only because I 100% love the theme, but it looks spectacular. The craftsmanship is impressive, way to go!

    #421 2 years ago

    So cool! Congrats you lucky Aussie bastards!

    #422 2 years ago

    Survived Pinfest.
    2 stuck balls had the glass off.
    Otherwise all good, the game powered through
    the 4 sessions of play.
    I had " dumbed down the game" for the event so more of the features of the game would activate but this didn't help a lot festival attendees.
    I'll post a proper video very soon showing all... standard play,modes,multiballs,challenges and wizard

    If you want see someone nailing the spinner over and over for no points...
    here you go.

    or this


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    #423 2 years ago

    Darn that looks great!

    #424 2 years ago

    Pinside needs to add this one to the game archive so we can add to our wish lists LOL.

    #426 2 years ago

    Wow, that game looks like a lot of fun

    #427 2 years ago

    #428 2 years ago

    I enjoyed playing even though I was not good enough for the dumbed down version I was very nervous trying not to drain with you kindly instructing. Thanks for having it at Pinfest, Kress, my fav game to not only have the privilege of watching the beautiful build progress, but get to play as well.

    #429 2 years ago

    I love the double screens and how the top one can act as a static backglass, but also be used to convey stuff like "Don't Panic". Brilliant!

    1 year later
    #430 25 days ago


    Restarting the build today with some slight modifications

    This is a year long project to rebuild the playfield and consolidate the Electronics
    and the rule set.

    More on the video projection later for now

    A Little teaser of whats coming...

    The monitor isn't placed correctly
    ...and I'm just mucking around here.
    But its pretty obvious this is gunna be fun.

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    #431 17 days ago

    Spent a couple of days formatting how the Head on this game is going to sit / function / service / transport.
    The Structure and aspect of the screen are good.
    I put some paint on it for the photos and mocked the location of the Backglass area.

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    #432 16 days ago

    Whoa! Pinball 3000!

    #433 16 days ago
    Quoted from aobrien5:

    Whoa! Pinball 3000!

    Maybe more like Pinball 2000 and a half

    #434 16 days ago

    - So it might be time to explain myself here -

    This has been a long project , 5 years so far , 3 years on / 2 years off .
    I have had to take regular breaks from this project , if I didn't I would have fallen out of
    love with the THHGTTG itself and I didn't want that ( hats off to designers who have to work on a theme they don't like to start with ).

    I made some other games in those yearly breaks - Lawman & Airplane! some very popular games with players especially Lawman
    ...a simple game ,with simple objectives but a long winded game that's not stingy with Multiball.
    THHGTTG when standing in a room next to Lawman didn't get the #1vote

    Anyone who's tried knows "Making a Pinball is hard" and making it fun is even harder.
    For three years this Pin went to Aus Pinfest and I learnt - what people liked - and did - and looked at - when they played the game.

    For a start THEY DONT LOOK UP !!! The rear Backglass Monitor is a FAIL .

    I found even with a ball locked in sight players would look into the
    trough rather than look at the animation on the rear screen.

    The rules were great for a Pinball however not great for this Pinball , I had lost sight of telling the Story - Just tell the story!

    The Playfield is -toast- it suffered a major structural fracture and whilst it has been repaired I cant live with it.
    There is also the matter of the flipper and sling geometry that I've never been completely content with.

    So Bear with me...hopefully we shall see the completion for Pinfest 2020 in September
    and a USA visit 2021

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    #435 16 days ago

    Yep Still going...Long weekend in Oz today

    First crack at stop frame animation today.

    Here's the result of my first go @Marvin

    #436 12 days ago

    Got the Backglass Monitor and Topper mounted Tonight

    Deciding on the 'look' it will have from the front.

    Chrome edge / White timber / Black Screen Frame seems to work

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    #437 11 days ago

    You are doing incredible work.

    #438 11 days ago

    This is a true thing of beauty, you zarkin' frood. You must really know where your towel is. I've really enjoyed following this and hope someday I might be able to see/play it in person!

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    #439 3 days ago

    The point at which your game is going to be Crap or Awesome -

    The Blank Canvas

    #440 1 day ago

    Rad! Welcome back with the new design ideas!

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