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The Next American Pinball


By Charlemagne1987

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#351 40 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I’d be stoked for a Sherlock Holmes from AP. I hope you’re right.

LTG is just messing with you, based on the comments from David Fixx and Nordman its a game from an outside designer and I doubt they found someone who already had a Sherlock game nearly in the bag. I guess they could be re-theming LOV but that seems pretty unlikely.

#352 40 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

LTG is just messing with you, based on the comments from David Fixx and Nordman its a game from an outside designer and I doubt they found someone who already had a Sherlock game nearly in the bag. I guess they could be re-theming LOV but that seems pretty unlikely.

Well, I’d be happy with LOV also. Beyond that, it’d be a wait and see situation.

#353 39 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I’d be stoked for a Sherlock Holmes from AP.

Assuming they learn from their first three releases and combine the best of all of them, I think AP’s next release could be fantastic no matter what the theme may be. For example, the made big strides with the animations on Hot Wheels.

#354 39 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I’d be stoked for a Sherlock Holmes from AP. I hope you’re right.

Me too. Especially if you could be Sherlock or Moriarty.

And rosh could wear his deerstalker hat at shows.

LTG : )

#355 39 days ago

A lot changend on all the AP games since the release. These guys still release absolutly amazing updates for example houdini with improved lightshows new sound effects etc. Houdini is amazing now, it's so packed with features, modes and quality.

I also hope they will make some unusual features or first of its art features again

I love that the display is not in the middle on my hot wheels as i like it on my cirqus voltaire !

#356 33 days ago

While somewhat compelling, I just don't envision Sherlock Holmes generating a ton of excitement.

#357 33 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Assuming they learn from their first three releases and combine the best of all of them, I think AP’s next release could be fantastic no matter what the theme may be. For example, the made big strides with the animations on Hot Wheels.

They didn't create the animations in Hot wheels,they were supplied. The easy stuff that is hard to mess up like track connections and game rule explanation they did.

#358 33 days ago

Had a great idea the other night playing Houdini. Stick with another victorian era theme and make Titanic. Who's not going to buy that? Another deep story line and rules with a nautical theme. I want to hear ship bells ringing and a horn.

#359 33 days ago

A Titanic, themed old style or a little steam punk like Houdini might be pretty good. But then we might as well have Sherlock Holmes.

I think we will see something different though. I am probably in whatever it is. Hope what ever the game is that it is not real far off from release. I sold some games recently so I definitely have room for a game or two. Let's go AP. Fill up that first slot for me.

#360 29 days ago

I need a new game in my basement. Help a guy out AP.

#361 23 days ago

Dear American Pinball: I want to buy a Sherlock Holmes game.

#362 23 days ago

So are we going to have an announcement soon?

#363 23 days ago

Soon sounds like a good idea to me. I'd like to see an announcement as soon as they can do it.

#364 23 days ago
Quoted from MegaFeenix:

Dear American Pinball: I want to buy a Sherlock Holmes game.

I noticed the other day that AP updated the trademark filing for this recently. There’s hope!

#365 22 days ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

I noticed the other day that AP updated the trademark filing for this recently. There’s hope!

It's a no brainer. While Josh ( rosh ) is a huge fan of Sherlock. With Dennis Nordman in the mix, you just know Dennis has been dying to walk around a pinball show with a deerstalker hat on and a meerschaum pipe in his hand.

Just a question of which AP guy wears the Moriarty outfit.

LTG : )

1 week later
#366 14 days ago

So quiet. Anything percolating?

#367 10 days ago

I thought the rumor was something could get announced in May or something....they hired new people....what is next guys?

#368 10 days ago
Quoted from wamonkey:

I thought the rumor was something could get announced in May or something....they hired new people....what is next guys?

More waiting :-p

#369 10 days ago

Funny everyone seems to know the next game for Ster,Haggis,Cgc. AP will be a surprise. The way it should be.

#370 8 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Funny everyone seems to know the next game for Ster,Haggis,Cgc. AP will be a surprise. The way it should be.

I think it will be a surprise only if it isn't Sherlock Holmes.

#371 8 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I think it will be a surprise only if it isn't Sherlock Holmes.

I wonder with Nordman in the mix. If all previous teases might be gone and new things flowing ?

LTG : )

#372 8 days ago

Bloody hope so.

#373 8 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I think it will be a surprise only if it isn't Sherlock Holmes.

I'm the opposite, I'd be totally shocked if it IS Sherlock Holmes. I think it will be Sonic Spinball.

P.S. I don't really think it will be Sonic but I don't think that one's been mentioned in this thread yet.

#374 8 days ago

Day one LE buyer here for an Assassins' Creed. Missions and battles, shit yeah.

#375 8 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

I'm the opposite, I'd be totally shocked if it IS Sherlock Holmes. I think it will be Sonic Spinball.
P.S. I don't really think it will be Sonic but I don't think that one's been mentioned in this thread yet.

Yeah, I don't see Sonic. But one of the strongest arguments against it being Sherlock is (in my opinion) that they already did Houdini, which is of a similar time period, genre, etc. It seems Sherlock would be more a sequel to Houdini than something new and original on it's own. But don't get me wrong, I'd LOVE a Sherlock pin and would definitely buy one.

#376 8 days ago

GNR shipping
Alien now being sold shipped.
Fathom orders are open.
Mando a week or so away.
Spooky is a month or so away from anouncing.
CGC? Cactus Canyon mayby? Some day soon?

I'm rooting for American, but I'd hate to see them last out of the gate in 2021, with so much pent up new game interest. In the fall, pinball pockets might be empty.
I'm waiting to buy anything until Spooky announces.

#377 8 days ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

GNR shipping
Alien now being sold shipped.
Fathom orders are open.
Mando a week or so away.
Spooky is a month or so away from anouncing.
CGC? Cactus Canyon mayby? Some day soon?
I'm rooting for American, but I'd hate to see them last out of the gate in 2021, with so much pent up new game interest. In the fall, pinball pockets might be empty.
I'm waiting to buy anything until Spooky announces.

It's already the fall?

#378 8 days ago

I eagerly await the next one to, and I haven't had a chance to play Hot Wheels yet. I'm so behind on playing a few new titles...

#379 8 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

Yeah, I don't see Sonic. But one of the strongest arguments against it being Sherlock is (in my opinion) that they already did Houdini, which is of a similar time period, genre, etc. It seems Sherlock would be more a sequel to Houdini than something new and original on it's own. But don't get me wrong, I'd LOVE a Sherlock pin and would definitely buy one.

Educate me, please. I obviously know the general idea of solving mysteries, but where would the compelling storyline/energy come from in a Sherlock pin? Definitely open to it, but certainly curious.

#380 8 days ago
Quoted from onemilemore:

Educate me, please. I obviously know the general idea of solving mysteries, but where would the compelling storyline/energy come from in a Sherlock pin? Definitely open to it, but certainly curious.

Well I’m no pinball designer, but I would think it could work like a Who Dunnit only better.

#381 8 days ago

That wouldn’t sell. American needs to run a good licensed theme. Hot wheels was a step in the right direction, but it needs to be a theme people will buy pretty much no matter what.

If they did Sherlock or say Legends of Valhalla, that would have to be the other game they do during the year as it wouldn’t sell nearly as much, but would help create more offerings like stern does.

#382 8 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I eagerly await the next one to, and I haven't had a chance to play Hot Wheels yet. I'm so behind on playing a few new titles...

I played Hot Wheels out on location today- it’s a fun pin! Bright and colorful, fast and fun layout. Great American Pinball build quality. You should definitely check one out! Definitely looking forward to the new title.

#383 8 days ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

I noticed the other day that AP updated the trademark filing for this recently. There’s hope!

Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain, well most of Doyle’s stories and characters are. Some of the later Holmes stories are not in the public domain yet.

#384 8 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Had a great idea the other night playing Houdini. Stick with another victorian era theme and make Titanic. Who's not going to buy that? Another deep story line and rules with a nautical theme. I want to hear ship bells ringing and a horn.

You can be the ice berg and have to sink the titanic then??? Don’t think titanic would get people too excited. Maybe if it was released when the movie came out, but not now IMO

#385 8 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

I am waiting as well because I am limited in my new pinball budget and if Godzilla comes out I may have to see if my money goes there instead of towards the next AP machine. Love the Forbidden Planet pin picture btw.

Hopefully Godzilla gets announced this fall.

#386 8 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

You can be the ice berg and have to sink the titanic then??? Don’t think titanic would get people too excited. Maybe if it was released when the movie came out, but not now IMO

More of a sherlock holmes aboard Titanic. You have to solve mysteries on the ship before it sinks. There was a great video game done on this 25 years ago similar to Clue.

#387 8 days ago

I just saw the news that Joe Balcer and Jeff Busch are now working with Homepin but I haven't had time to listen to that yet so I don't know if they were actually hired by them or just working as contractors (I assume the later). I wonder if that will affect the planned 6th game from API.

#388 8 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

I just saw the news that Joe Balcer and Jeff Busch are now working with Homepin but I haven't had time to listen to that yet so I don't know if they were actually hired by them or just working as contractors (I assume the later). I wonder if that will affect the planned 6th game from API.

I heard that a few days ago. I think Balcer is now a "gun for hire". I don't know about Busch. And I, too, wonder how that will affect API's next game. I don't think Balcer is supposed to be involved with it. I'll bet Nordman will play a big part in it though.

#389 8 days ago

Get #4 on the line, box em up and send me one.

#390 8 days ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

I heard that a few days ago. I think Balcer is now a "gun for hire". I don't know about Busch. And I, too, wonder how that will affect API's next game. I don't think Balcer is supposed to be involved with it. I'll bet Nordman will play a big part in it though.

Correct, according the the podcast with Fixx and Nordman the next game is from a "young, new designer" and then a Nordman game followed by the Balcer one which would have been #4. Joe was no longer an employee of AP but was working under contract now.

#391 7 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain, well most of Doyle’s stories and characters are. Some of the later Holmes stories are not in the public domain yet.

True but you can (and should) trademark Sherlock Holmes branded merchandise like pinball machines, which is different than the character being public domain.

https://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=4808:kze2kg.2.2

Word Mark SHERLOCK HOLMES
Goods and Services IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Pinball games; Pinball machines; Pinball machines; Pinball-type games
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 90242280
Filing Date October 8, 2020
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) American Pinball Inc. CORPORATION ILLINOIS 500 S Hicks Rd, Suite 100 Palatine ILLINOIS 60067
Attorney of Record Steven Marsh
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Poker Run, Valkyries, Robin Hood, and their previous Sherlock Holmes filings from Jan 2019 are all dead but Sherlock Holmes was updated last October.

#392 4 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Day one LE buyer here for an Assassins' Creed. Missions and battles, shit yeah.

Yes yes YES assassin's my all time favorite video game I love Enzio Auditore from No2 been waiting for a remastered black flag for yrs but a pinball machine with all the games man that's sick or just based of the movie I picture the playfield dark while your in a video mode an hiding in a stack of hay an the whole playfield goes red when u assassinate someone in a trailing mission an could do a mad eagle topper like a judge dreed would realte to alot of gamers that would cash in on there first machine an start the craze or pester parents to get one cos zero manufacturers since gottliebs mario brothers have done games like a true video console based game has not been done video game based themes it's gotta be fool proof

e.g legend of Zelda
Pokemon
Halo
Call of duty

I understand the rights to buy in are huge an probs why I mean alot of gameing compeys wouldn't wanna deal with Ubisoft or EA let one a pinball company I guess probably really risky

#393 4 days ago

Never played the game, but like the movie and book.

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