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This is the Way - Stern Mandalorian Pinball is Here!!

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“This is the Way - Stern Mandalorian Pinball is Here!!”

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#5151 5 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Any concerns about using a shaker with Spike 2 boards?

no

#5152 5 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Anyone think the Razor Crest accessory shooter knob should have been on the LE out-of-the-box?

Yes, topper should be included also but I don't blame Stern for their business model with demand being what it is.

#5153 5 months ago
Quoted from manadams:

Yes, topper should be included also but I don't blame Stern for their business model with demand being what it is.

I would have been happy with the shooter knob NIB and the topper remaining an accessory.

#5154 5 months ago

Gary: Replace the LE knob shooter rod with a standard shooter and list it separately for $125

Stern team: Are you sure Gary, this might look like we are taking the piss out of all those people paying a small fortune?

Gary: This is the way

Stern team: Don't be childish Gary, this is a serious decision, these are our customers!

Gary: I have spoken

#5155 5 months ago
Quoted from manadams:

Yes, topper should be included also but I don't blame Stern for their business model with demand being what it is.

The LE models sold out instantly. Looks like the accessory route was the best way to go for them. Obviously as a buyer you are going to want everything included.

#5156 5 months ago
Quoted from Happy81724:

All these showing up in Michigan and I’m in Ohio this weekend .
Are there any pros by cedar point or Cleveland?I’d go play it

There is a pro near Cleveland at
Southland Lanes
6800 W 130th St
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

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#5157 5 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Anyone think the Razor Crest accessory shooter knob should have been on the LE out-of-the-box?

That would of been awesome. I ordered one though and it will look great on the le

Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Any concerns about using a shaker with Spike 2 boards?

Never had an issue

Quoted from Puffdanny:

I felt it blocked my view a little but I also think I'll adjust very fast and it will be fine and a non issue.The plastic ramps are definitely ugly imo but it appears it is designed so you will be able to switch to metal with ease.

Quoted from Motorcitypinball:

I Played the Pro Yesterday, I never felt the plastic ramp blocked my view.

Sweet, thanks. The pro seems like a good value if we are not crazy about the LE

#5158 5 months ago
Quoted from tlsbryan:

There is a pro near Cleveland at
Southland Lanes
6800 W 130th St
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
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Bummer, we just got back to
Cedar point or we would of stopped!

Anything from cedar point to Detroit?

#5159 5 months ago

Where do you order the knob shooter? Can't see any Mando stuff on Stern's website.

#5160 5 months ago
Quoted from Happy81724:

Bummer, we just got back to
Cedar point or we would of stopped!
Anything from cedar point to Detroit?

At the mall of Monroe

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#5161 5 months ago

Just got back from playing the pro with my wife and daughter. Great experience! I was worried about the upper playfield area, the plastic ramps covering too much of the playfield, and the shot to the left of the right ramp that looked like it hit the side of the orbit and was kind of awkward. I have to say the upper playfield was definitely difficult to be perfect on (decent amount of luck involved IMO), but was a lot of fun! I didn’t notice the ramps blocking my view at all when I was playing. The right shot was very fun actually and returned pretty quickly to the flippers. I really enjoyed the pin and am looking forward to buying one now! Helped that my wife and daughter were all in as well. Lots of fun!!

#5162 5 months ago

Have any shown up on the East coast yet? Seems like a lot of Midwest to this point

#5163 5 months ago
Quoted from mlenow:

Have any shown up on the East coast yet? Seems like a lot of Midwest to this point

I think it is just the time of the trucking going cross the US

#5164 5 months ago

My bad, EAST coast....

But Monday is going to be a bunch more is my guess.

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#5165 5 months ago

ok, honest opinion. i was luke warm on it. played only a few games. keep in mind i'm a big star wars fan. the lighting with the orange lights is nice, the effects with different colors on and off is a lot like turtles. the star ship looks better in person with the blinking lights and all vs. seeing it on a stream. the shots were ok and all. upper playfield...visible, decent gimmick. (i thought maybe the ramps might block some visibility, but that's not the case).

foundry was cool. i chose one power up to have the right lane save lit (i think its called "heal" in the game).

what i don't like...

grogu...toy does nothing. sort of unforgivable. we all knew that, but i still just don't get the decision not to have a bash toy of him or a toy in some way.

call outs--terrible. it's just bad acting and yelling. this makes Jurassic park voice call out acting seem light years ahead.

center shot leads to mb to easily. i already knew that from the streams. but it's just an easy shot.

the tv clips. i fell like game is just episode segments mish mashed in here to be one objective after another. i suppose you could say that on the star wars game too from a few years ago. but it's like they had to find a way to get them in, so 1 episode is this on the progression ladder, another segment is next, seems like that have little cohesion or anything to do with each other other than just showing some action seen from the show.

i'll be playing it again soon, and i realize code updates changes things. so we'll see.

#5166 5 months ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

At the mall of Monroe

Cool, I’m planning to stop tomorrow. I just texted David!

#5167 5 months ago
Quoted from thewool:

Where do you order the knob shooter? Can't see any Mando stuff on Stern's website.

Your distributor you can order it through

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#5168 5 months ago

On the floor at Game Terminal in Nashville, TN.

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#5169 5 months ago

Nice to see them rolling out!
Hope to see a Mando heading west..

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#5170 5 months ago

Might just be one of my things, but I actually prefer when I’m buying NIB to play my first game ever on the pin I’m getting. Makes the unboxing and waiting to play it all that much better in my opinion. Though I really waited what seemed like forever to play an AIQ Premium so definitely hoping the Pros for us home buyers isn’t to much longer.

#5171 5 months ago

Mando!

#5172 5 months ago
Quoted from zaki:

ok, honest opinion. i was luke warm on it. played only a few games. keep in mind i'm a big star wars fan. the lighting with the orange lights is nice, the effects with different colors on and off is a lot like turtles. the star ship looks better in person with the blinking lights and all vs. seeing it on a stream. the shots were ok and all. upper playfield...visible, decent gimmick. (i thought maybe the ramps might block some visibility, but that's not the case).
foundry was cool. i chose one power up to have the right lane save lit (i think its called "heal" in the game).
what i don't like...
grogu...toy does nothing. sort of unforgivable. we all knew that, but i still just don't get the decision not to have a bash toy of him or a toy in some way.
call outs--terrible. it's just bad acting and yelling. this makes Jurassic park voice call out acting seem light years ahead.
center shot leads to mb to easily. i already knew that from the streams. but it's just an easy shot.
the tv clips. i fell like game is just episode segments mish mashed in here to be one objective after another. i suppose you could say that on the star wars game too from a few years ago. but it's like they had to find a way to get them in, so 1 episode is this on the progression ladder, another segment is next, seems like that have little cohesion or anything to do with each other other than just showing some action seen from the show.
i'll be playing it again soon, and i realize code updates changes things. so we'll see.

Is this game too similar to turtles?

#5173 5 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

Is this game too similar to turtles?

I have been a tad worried about that. But the shots are significantly different. Hunter is similar to the weapon hurry up, 3 balls up the middle for multiball is the same, left ramp right ramp scoop for missions is the same for episodes.

But the encounters and beskar trading are a step above anything on turtles. Scope and ambush are also different.

#5174 5 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

Is this game too similar to turtles?

Know TMNT very well and it is little like what I know so far about Mando. Although the coding on TMNT is so good, it would be fine if there were some similarities, as there is in most all games. Would hope Dwight would take the best of all his games he’s coded and include them in Mando to some extent. TMNT is a top tier coded game for sure and never gets old, so much to go for, so hoping and it appears Mando will be in that same vein as well.

#5175 5 months ago

Played a Pro on location at the Pyramid Scheme in Michigan last night. Hot take: art package looks great. The game is fairly packed, but the shots still feel open. Didn’t get a chance to hear many callouts, but the animations seem to work well. Left a good first impression, looking forward to playing some more.

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#5176 5 months ago

My daughter is all in on “Baby Yoda” and keeps asking when we are getting one. We were humming the music all night long!

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#5177 5 months ago
Quoted from Vino:

Nice to see them rolling out!
Hope to see a Mando heading west..
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Soon. Very soon, at TFR.

#5178 5 months ago
Quoted from SNES:

My daughter is all in on “Baby Yoda” and keeps asking when we are getting one. We were humming the music all night long!
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Glad you had fun. I hope to get my location pro very soon (should be this week) I think this game will be popular with the casual fans like stranger things.

#5179 5 months ago
Quoted from Thunderbird:

Know TMNT very well and it is little like what I know so far about Mando. Although the coding on TMNT is so good, it would be fine if there were some similarities, as there is in most all games. Would hope Dwight would take the best of all his games he’s coded and include them in Mando to some extent. TMNT is a top tier coded game for sure and never gets old, so much to go for, so hoping and it appears Mando will be in that same vein as well.

The only other machine I have is TMNT so I can see one or the other leaving depending on which goes unplayed I guess.

#5180 5 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

The only other machine I have is TMNT so I can see one or the other leaving depending on which goes unplayed I guess.

Yep. I sold my TMNT to fund my Mando. After learning co-op is also in Mando it made the decision a bit easier.

#5181 5 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

Is this game too similar to turtles?

no. i would say it's different. the lighting effects on and off are similar. shots are a lot easier in mando. vs. turtles

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#5182 5 months ago

The Mando Pro arrived Thursday night at North End Pub in Lafayette, IN. The wife and I drove the 100 miles to play it.

Apart from the expected few disappointments (upper left CHILD lanes with an inactive Grogu, etc.) it played with decent flow and not much wood-chopping or drain-o effect.

The geometry for both the left and right ramps are odd/unique, but not overly difficult. The Ice Spider and Pirates multi-balls were (too) quick and simple to start, but I like that on a family-themed machine with lots of novices playing.

Combos are mostly intuitive, and it plays much like several of the better plastic-ramp Sterns. Though similar to them in a familial sense, Mando still has its own feel and pace. It would compliment TMNT, GB, GOTG, ACDC, and others in a lineup. A solid hit that could start near the Top 10 Sterns and potentially move up. Doubtful it will eclipse the Top 5, but still a solid entry with plenty of difficulty and room for the inevitable code improvements to come.

#5183 5 months ago
Quoted from VMAX:

drove the 100 miles

Now that is the way!

#5184 5 months ago
Quoted from RobOOZE:

On the floor at Game Terminal in Nashville, TN.
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I was able to play a few games on yours this afternoon. Im very lucky to have GT in Nashville.

#5185 5 months ago

How did u like it

#5186 5 months ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

Well confirmed today our distributor here only got a measly 13 LEs.

Wow. How’s this compare to other recent stern le’s? Wasn’t there way more zeppelin le’s that landed here?

#5187 5 months ago

So, who will be the 1st canadian to get their hands on it? can't wait anymore!!!

#5188 5 months ago
Quoted from ChrisLIX:

So, who will be the 1st canadian to get their hands on it? can't wait anymore!!!

Stern only provide for location in Canada. I'm sorry but you have to wait the 2nd run in november mate...

#5189 5 months ago
Quoted from November:

Stern only provide for location in Canada. I'm sorry but you have to wait the 2nd run in november mate...

This is NOT the way!

#5190 5 months ago

I’m sure P1 will have one on the floor soon.

Quoted from ChrisLIX:

This is NOT the way!

#5191 5 months ago

An inane comment while waiting for the Mandalorian pin delivery: It looks like Skywalker on the right sling plastic is the "older" Luke. Possibly Stern did the design before the end of season 2?

Spoiler:

Luke was CGI'd as age appropriate a few years after ROTJ.

#5192 5 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

An inane comment while waiting for the Mandalorian pin delivery: It looks like Skywalker on the right sling plastic is the "older" Luke. possibly Stern did the design before the end of season 2? Spoiler: Luke was CGI'd as age appropriate a few years after ROTJ.

He looks right to me. Definitely not the newest trilogy Luke more like the Thrawn trilogy age.

#5193 5 months ago

Looks fine to me

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#5194 5 months ago

Gameplay questions:

Stern gameplay descriptions state "Complete Missions to light extra ball." Meaning, does it take 5 missions (all of them) to light extra ball? If so, after completing 5 missions, what would you do? Shoot the foundry scoop to collect the extra ball, then shoot the razor crest center ramp to start I Like Those Odds? Do we have to complete the mini wizard mode or does it end on a last ball drain (last ball of multi ball or current one ball)? If the mini wizard mode ends, can it be re-enabled later?

Anyone know any other ways of getting an extra ball? I know you can also "buy" one with accumulated Beskar. Can you set extra ball as a replay award? Are there any other gameplay ways to light or get an extra ball? Is there an extra ball for Grogu mystery awards?

Do completing mini wizard modes light or give an extra ball?

#5195 5 months ago
Quoted from Deadpool66:

Looks fine to me
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I noticed in the Mandalorian episode 16, that Luke's hand still looked older, even though they CGI'd his face to be younger.

#5196 5 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Gameplay questions:
Stern gameplay descriptions state "Complete Missions to light extra ball." Meaning, does it take 5 missions (all of them) to light extra ball? If so, after completing 5 missions, what would you do? Shoot the foundry scoop to collect the extra ball, then shoot the razor crest center ramp to start I Like Those Odds? Do we have to complete the wizard mode or does it end? If it ends, can it be re-enabled later?
Anyone know any other ways of getting an extra ball? I know you can also "buy" one with accumulated Beskar. Can you set extra ball as a replay award? Are there any other gameplay ways to light or get an extra ball? Is there an extra ball for Grogu mystery awards?

It’s usually the rule of 3. 3 missions lights EB

#5197 5 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

An inane comment while waiting for the Mandalorian pin delivery: It looks like Skywalker on the right sling plastic is the "older" Luke.

Mark Hamill wishes he still looked that good! He looks like ROTJ Luke to me, which seems about right. Hard to tell if there are age spots on the hands though.

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#5198 5 months ago

I know many are excited about this pin, I'm assuming due to the theme more than anything. IMO, the layouts and gameplay of most of Stern machines are lacking. I know this is going to create some anger in this thread but this is only my opinion of course. Seems like many people scramble to get the next Stern machine even though it's not, most likely, going to be a good game.

I look at the top 100 list on this site and see some of the Stern machines right up under a really great machine. Deadpool is right under Attack from Mars. I've played both and Deadpool is definitely NOT even near the Attack from Mars. Is the Top 100 just a reflection of what's popular at the moment?

Asking for a friend...

#5199 5 months ago

Just play what you like and don’t worry about other peoples opinions. DP has a lot going for it in a home environment. If you just played it on location chances are you missed/couldn’t hear how great the music and the callouts are.

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#5200 5 months ago

You just don’t like modern pinball. It’s okay. Not every era is for everyone.

But clearly you’re the minority in that thinking. Modern pinball is amazing.

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