The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

By MarkInc

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

Add me to the list of crazy people.
I'm building my own pinball machine.

The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Links to the Ruleset:
Part 1 - Overview -
Part 2 - Characters -
Part 3 - Holidays -
Part 4 - Oogie Battles -
Part 5 - Wizard modes -

RGB LED lighting
6 balls
manual/auto plunge
6 diverters
3 flippers
3 pop bumpers
2 ramps
1 target bank
1 magnet
1 spinner
1 drop target
1 kickout hole
1 scoop
1 kickback
1 Oogie Boogie
and a bathtub!

Mission Pinball Framework / python software

Barebones development blog with Future Pinball virtual version downloadable here:

I've uploaded all the pictures and videos I've been taking along the way:

#2 3 years ago

That's a lot of stuff and what could be a cool theme, luck!


#3 3 years ago

Yeah this could def be amazing. Please let us know how you progress!!!

#4 3 years ago

So happy to see Disney themes being built out there!

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Add me to the list of crazy people.
I'm building my own pinball machine.

Heck of a lot easier to get on that list than the "Crazy people who completed their own pinball machine." GOOD LUCK!

#6 3 years ago

Sweet! I'll be watching !

#8 3 years ago

wow... following
maybe this pin will fit under my tree this year ?


#9 3 years ago

Glad you made your own thread. This has too neat of a layout to not get more attention.

#10 3 years ago

Oh, I forgot - videos here:

#11 3 years ago

This is fantastic!!!

#12 3 years ago

Sweet, tons of people have been wanting a NBC (Nightmare Before Christmas pin) license it and sell a ton!! There are thousands of Nightmare fanatics!

#13 3 years ago

Love it!!!

#14 3 years ago

nice work and cool layout with some interesting features.

#15 3 years ago

Wow, you've been making some serious progress on this thing! : O

#16 3 years ago

I want one this layout looks awsome

#17 3 years ago

already plays smoother than some production games.

#18 3 years ago

Wow, I feel very...untalented! Lol
Killer looking layout! Very impressed !

#19 3 years ago

Excellent work, Mark!

#20 3 years ago

Please build two...I want one!

Nice layout. Can't wait to see it with artwork in place!

#21 3 years ago

Yeah that layout looks great. I'll be interested on watching your progress. Good luck!

#22 3 years ago

Looks great!!

#23 3 years ago

layout looks great! Cant wait to see artwork. Looks like youve put some time in on this already, good luck with the rest of the project!

#24 3 years ago

Looks awesome

#25 3 years ago

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#26 3 years ago

Holy shit!!! That thing looks awesome!! Good job. I'm super impressed with the layout. Very innovative.

#27 3 years ago

Nice original layout. Looks great! I'm glad to see an original theme with an original Playfield design instead of just an existing machine "re-themed". Looks like a lot of work and a lot of fun.

#28 3 years ago

Can't wait to see it finished.

#29 3 years ago

This is my dream theme! Best of luck and look forward to the outcome!

#30 3 years ago

Awesome !

#31 3 years ago

Great job,looks very interesting.

#33 3 years ago

Very cool! The wife would want this for sure.

#34 3 years ago

Super work--be very interesting to see where this goes!

#35 3 years ago

Bitchin'! Already shoots better than LOTR!

#36 3 years ago


Or better yet, make up your OWN story/art for this great-flippin' whitewood! There's a world of mythology waiting for ye...

#37 3 years ago

Working on some wireforms - the VUK that feeds into the right side ramp return:

#38 3 years ago

I was just thinking that this project needs to be on pinside and I just searched for it and I see you started this post 2 days ago! Nice! Keep er going! It is looking more and more amazing each time I log into facebook (which is rarely) so now I can keep a closer eye on your awesomeness!!!!

#39 3 years ago

Cool, you gonna be writing the code too.

#40 3 years ago

Very impressive!! I can not wait to see the final result!

#41 3 years ago

I saw this posted on another thread. This design looks very impressive. Like any solid game it will come down to code and rules but so far simply amazing effort. Looks to be a ton of fun.

#42 3 years ago

Sweet machine. Build, then pitch it to stern to make.

#43 3 years ago

Good Job!

#44 3 years ago

You crazy bastad you.

#45 3 years ago

Or pitch it to JJP, would probably be built better and more money spent on it.

#46 3 years ago

NBC built by JJP? I'd order two LEs right now!

#47 3 years ago

Very nice. Definitely need that theme for a game room. Great concept, bring on more w/that theme.

#49 3 years ago

This is my dream theme!!!

Great layout + great theme = blockbuster

I hope you consider making this in volume after obtaining the license.

#50 3 years ago

Sorry for the blank post. My 4 year old son was enjoying the thread and some button pressing.

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