Well here I'am to finally lift the curtain on what I am secretly planning and building (or more or less prototype and fumble around with) at the moment.
From a quick pen sketch of ideas to a now in the works CAD/CAM drawing I often questioned why I chose this theme for a Pinball and not the other one i was thinking about (the Heavy Metal Movie from the 80s) and came to the conclusion I just love listening to this darn band and with a new album having been released I was sure to gather more material for gameplay out of the lyrics and themes/stories told by their songs.
So far I settled on the following things:
Only metal and wire ramps (plastic is just to easy to break and too complicated to reproduce)
Williams WPC Widebody Playfield size and Cab size
LCD Score display containing the mode infos and length (More on that later)
3 Playfield levels (NO Window needed)
Modes/Songs are not selected upfront but earned through several shots and other completed modes.
During a mode shots change with the song progressing.
3 "Wizard Modes"
Midnight Madness (just because it fits)
Giant lit melting pot lock/bash toy
Lots and Lots of eyecandy (sculpted landscape fitting the different plafields covering mechanics and making plastic placement unnecessary in those areas (paint more print less).
Synced lighting to the progressing modes.
Enough multiball modes to have a party (6 Ball trough)
leather covered siderails with spike or pyramid rivets
Flames, flames, flames....
More cool stuff as I progress through the different stages...(or less it depends on what makes the cut)
This project will be a huge thing to tackle all alone (well it already is tbh) so if anyone is handy in creating art or CAD to help me out that would be more than just awesome (6 days a week at work so spare time is limited for me)
And now finally to reveal the Theme and Title:
Judas Priest (Metal Gods)
So who is in for a wild ride?
Btw the game will be programmed using MPF and the hardware used will most likely be either P3-ROC or FAST (still need to have a look at both in direct comparison).
Things needed except the boards atm are:
Some american tools (we are metric in germany and good luck finding the tools needed around here for a reasonable price)
Most likely some help or a helping hand
Will post some stuff I did so far through the next weeks and months