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Total Nuclear Annihilation production by Spooky Pinball


By Grizlyrig

2 years ago



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#2201 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Yes, we will get this done asap! Talking now...
For Australia, it's Dom & Chris... In New Zealand, it's Rotor Dave... you can email Kayte directly for both countries, and they will coordinate the games for pick up / delivery when the time comes (all will ship together).
Thanks!

Chris and Dom have done a great job getting AMH and RZ to Aussie's. Cheque is in the mail Chuck looking forward to playing TNA in Aust. Congrats

#2202 2 years ago

Any update as to when production will start?

#2203 2 years ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

Any update as to when production will start?

Games WILL SHIP in 2017... all we are saying for now.

#2204 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Games WILL SHIP in 2017... all we are saying for now.

Works for me. Thanks Charlie. Can't wait to get it in my basement.

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#2205 2 years ago

I seems like everyone gets pissed when people say something negative about a new project. So I guess get ready to down vote this post.

First of all I respect anyone in the industry trying to produce new games.

Secondly, I do not buy new sterns (and will not until my collection is filled with far superior 90's Bally Williams titles that are available at the same price or less on the secondary market TZ, Monterbash, Indian Jones, etc.) So take my opinion with a very large grain of sale. I will not buy this new... just like i would not by a new pro stern.

I watched the video and: The repetitive music reminded me of something out of an 80's porn movie. The video of a cityscape fly by was pointless and distracting. The game play looked no more interesting that anything produced from 1985 to 1990. I kept fast forwarding through the video waiting for the Nuclear Annihilation to occur, but I guess I missed it. It seems pretty anti-climatic. I am assuming at one point we see the annihilation; but consider a game like Gottlieb's Genesis where you build the arms and legs of Maria. And then after all of that the climax of the game is the robot is final shown... Yawn. The feeling left is: Is that it?

I realize that this is a white board in an early stage of production but the concept, seems far inferior to Spookys other pins (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Americas most haunted)

I am really not sure why a new pinball manufacture would take advantage of themes that are in the public domain that have a cult following.. Like War of the Worlds, or Sherlock Holmes, Something from classic sci-fi literature Jules Vernes, HG Wells, etc.

Or even a lesser license theme...how about classic Lost in Space, Munsters, Addams Family, Outer Limits.

#2206 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Shaker and knocker install $25 (you order the shaker and knocker kit from pinball life and have it shipped to spooky)
Inside cab art $50
Plastic protectors $35
Direct print cabinet $999

Are there any pics of the inside cab art available yet? Be interested to see what that looks like.

#2207 2 years ago
Quoted from wantdataeast:

I seems like everyone gets pissed when people say something negative about a new project. So I guess get ready to down vote this post.
First of all I respect anyone in the industry trying to produce new games.
Secondly, I do not buy new sterns (and will not until my collection is filled with far superior 90's Bally Williams titles that are available at the same price or less on the secondary market TZ, Monterbash, Indian Jones, etc.) So take my opinion with a very large grain of sale. I will not buy this new... just like i would not by a new pro stern.
I watched the video and: The repetitive music reminded me of something out of an 80's porn movie. The video of a cityscape fly by was pointless and distracting. The game play looked no more interesting that anything produced from 1985 to 1990. I kept fast forwarding through the video waiting for the Nuclear Annihilation to occur, but I guess I missed it. It seems pretty anti-climatic. I am assuming at one point we see the annihilation; but consider a game like Gottlieb's Genesis where you build the arms and legs of Maria. And then after all of that the climax of the game is the robot is final shown... Yawn. The feeling left is: Is that it?
I realize that this is a white board in an early stage of production but the concept, seems far inferior to Spookys other pins (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Americas most haunted)
I am really not sure why a new pinball manufacture would take advantage of themes that are in the public domain that have a cult following.. Like War of the Worlds, or Sherlock Holmes, Something from classic sci-fi literature Jules Vernes, HG Wells, etc.
Or even a lesser license theme...how about classic Lost in Space, Munsters, Addams Family, Outer Limits.

For the animation: I believe Scott has mentioned that the animations we have seen are placeholders and the newer animations are being worked on now that will fit with the recently revealed art work.

As for the music I believe there will be a different song for every nuclear reactor you are on.

And there is a sort of wizard mode that has been shown for when you finally destroy the 9th reactor.(Settings can be changed to reduce the number of reactors needed).

#2208 2 years ago
Quoted from JustLikeMe:

Are there any pics of the inside cab art available yet? Be interested to see what that looks like.

I would like to see this also.

#2209 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I would like to see this also.

Personally, I think this game screams for mirror blades inside.

#2210 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Personally, I think this game screams for mirror blades inside.

That's exactly why I'd like to see the inside cab art - I'd planned on going for mirror blades!

#2211 2 years ago

Interior panels...

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#2212 2 years ago

Interior panels... it's an all new cabinet design, so no idea what will work for mirror blades without a lot of trimming. I'm sure someone will come up with something quick.

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#2213 2 years ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

For the animation: I believe Scott has mentioned that the animations we have seen are placeholders and the newer animations are being worked on now that will fit with the recently revealed art work.
As for the music I believe there will be a different song for every nuclear reactor you are on.

Both are correct.... new music for each reactor, progressively harder to destroy each.

Our animator has already changed quite a few display graphics and is currently working on more.

#2214 2 years ago

I'd want mirror blades

Much excite

#2215 2 years ago

Hopefully someone will come up for drop target mod either stickers or colored plastic etc.

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#2216 2 years ago
Quoted from wantdataeast:

I seems like everyone gets pissed when people say something negative about a new project. So I guess get ready to down vote this post.
First of all I respect anyone in the industry trying to produce new games.
Secondly, I do not buy new sterns (and will not until my collection is filled with far superior 90's Bally Williams titles that are available at the same price or less on the secondary market TZ, Monterbash, Indian Jones, etc.) So take my opinion with a very large grain of sale. I will not buy this new... just like i would not by a new pro stern.
I watched the video and: The repetitive music reminded me of something out of an 80's porn movie. The video of a cityscape fly by was pointless and distracting. The game play looked no more interesting that anything produced from 1985 to 1990. I kept fast forwarding through the video waiting for the Nuclear Annihilation to occur, but I guess I missed it. It seems pretty anti-climatic. I am assuming at one point we see the annihilation; but consider a game like Gottlieb's Genesis where you build the arms and legs of Maria. And then after all of that the climax of the game is the robot is final shown... Yawn. The feeling left is: Is that it?
I realize that this is a white board in an early stage of production but the concept, seems far inferior to Spookys other pins (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Americas most haunted)
I am really not sure why a new pinball manufacture would take advantage of themes that are in the public domain that have a cult following.. Like War of the Worlds, or Sherlock Holmes, Something from classic sci-fi literature Jules Vernes, HG Wells, etc.
Or even a lesser license theme...how about classic Lost in Space, Munsters, Addams Family, Outer Limits.

Spooky is the contract builder of this game. TNA was not designed by Spooky. It is an original theme and custom basement design that so many people fell in love with at shows that it is getting made. It's a throw back style, it won't be for everyone. Maybe this one just isn't for you.

You should also buy a stern and quit watching so much 80's porn

#2217 2 years ago
Quoted from wantdataeast:

I seems like everyone gets pissed when people say something negative about a new project. So I guess get ready to down vote this post.
First of all I respect anyone in the industry trying to produce new games.
Secondly, I do not buy new sterns (and will not until my collection is filled with far superior 90's Bally Williams titles that are available at the same price or less on the secondary market TZ, Monterbash, Indian Jones, etc.) So take my opinion with a very large grain of sale. I will not buy this new... just like i would not by a new pro stern.
I watched the video and: The repetitive music reminded me of something out of an 80's porn movie. The video of a cityscape fly by was pointless and distracting. The game play looked no more interesting that anything produced from 1985 to 1990. I kept fast forwarding through the video waiting for the Nuclear Annihilation to occur, but I guess I missed it. It seems pretty anti-climatic. I am assuming at one point we see the annihilation; but consider a game like Gottlieb's Genesis where you build the arms and legs of Maria. And then after all of that the climax of the game is the robot is final shown... Yawn. The feeling left is: Is that it?
I realize that this is a white board in an early stage of production but the concept, seems far inferior to Spookys other pins (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Americas most haunted)
I am really not sure why a new pinball manufacture would take advantage of themes that are in the public domain that have a cult following.. Like War of the Worlds, or Sherlock Holmes, Something from classic sci-fi literature Jules Vernes, HG Wells, etc.
Or even a lesser license theme...how about classic Lost in Space, Munsters, Addams Family, Outer Limits.

No problem with having an opinion.

But the designer had his own vision and made what he wanted and (I believe) he even made all the songs himself which is quite a talent.

No one is stopping anyone from doing The Munsters or Conan theme.

I think if you don't like TNA that's ok just don't buy it. Wait for someone to make The Munsters or whatever floats your boat.

#2218 2 years ago

I agree with mirror blades. It would give an already beautiful light show that much more bang.

#2219 2 years ago

Id love to see the climax of the annihilation as well, someone please post when dead flip or whoever finally accomplishes this on video.

#2220 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Spooky is the contract builder of this game.

We're calling this one a "house game"... because we love Scott and he's all family and stuff. Just like Ben Heck and AMH. Gets confusing we know.

#2221 2 years ago

Hey charlie, any scoop protector available (is it needed?) for TnA?

#2222 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Hey charlie, any scoop protector available (is it needed?) for TnA?

I believe the scoop mech has 'mantis like' protection on the interior of the hole built in.

#2223 2 years ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

I believe the scoop mech has 'mantis like' protection on the interior of the hole built in.

Fairly accurate sir! But if after market (looking at you Cliffy) wants to add more external protection, that's kinda up to the owners.

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#2224 2 years ago

Is Spooky still doing this in runs of 50, or will they be fulfilling all the orders made this week, prior to producing Alice Cooper? Seriously thinking about selling BOP 2.0 for this.

#2225 2 years ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Is there a write up out there of some of the games rules? Is a story being told in the game? Will there be objective based modes

Quoted from Aurich:

Ironically I feel like the simple games sometimes have more replay value. I know a lot of people with games like LOTR that they love, but also never actually play. It's just such a huge commitment to fire it up. This is the opposite, pinball that's just fun to play, without needing a free hour, but you can play for that long if you want. Hopefully with some friends!

This is exactly right. The more pinball I play the more I'm finding that it's the simple, yet challenging, games that have the most replay value. Those are the games that I just keep hitting the start button on again and again and again. Don't get me wrong, their is certainly a place for epic games. I'm trying to add one to my collection, but while I originally thought I'd want multiple games like LOTR, TSPP, etc. I now feel my dream collection is 2/3 fast brutal to 1/3 deep.

Quoted from wantdataeast:

I am really not sure why a new pinball manufacture would take advantage of themes that are in the public domain that have a cult following.. Like War of the Worlds, or Sherlock Holmes, Something from classic sci-fi literature Jules Vernes, HG Wells, etc. Or even a lesser license theme...how about classic Lost in Space, Munsters, Addams Family, Outer Limits.

I like all of the themes you mentioned. Sherlock Holmes is something I haven't really though about and it could be done pretty well. Having said that, in this case it's all about you versus the machine. Having the machine as the reactors makes just as much sense as anything I can think of.

#2226 2 years ago
Quoted from wantdataeast:

I am really not sure why a new pinball manufacture would take advantage of themes that are in the public domain that have a cult following.. Like War of the Worlds, or Sherlock Holmes, Something from classic sci-fi literature Jules Vernes, HG Wells, etc.

On the other hand I am really not sure why people have this insistence on having their ideas pre-chewed. It's exceedingly rare that someone actually tackles an original theme and idea these days in pinball, and all you can say is "why didn't they do something I'm already familiar with?"

What a boring world it would be if movies were only sequels and franchises (it feels that way sometimes already!) and the only stories that people told were rehashes of ones you already knew. Licenses are crutches, and used to be disdained in the game world, instead of seen as the only possible way to make games.

You can not like the theme and the music and whatever else, that's your prerogative, and I for one wouldn't down vote you for that. But I do wish people would support original pinball more before they start running back to the license teat.

Go Spooky and Scott, show the people original ideas are rad!

#2227 2 years ago
Quoted from megalo17:

Is Spooky still doing this in runs of 50, or will they be fulfilling all the orders made this week, prior to producing Alice Cooper? Seriously thinking about selling BOP 2.0 for this.

The email says runs of 50 and not limited. I'm really interested in a TNA, but also really interested in seeing what Alice Cooper will become. I probably won't commit to TNA until I after I see Alice Cooper (can't pay for both this year). Then it'll be more of a matter of when I can afford TNA.

I doubt anyone else in my house will really appreciate TNA, but it hits my love of the older Bally's and the new light shows etc.

#2228 2 years ago

spookycharlie - Thank you so much for making this project happen. It is unique, original, and real. It's modern, but it's retro. It's COOL. No reliance on licenses or toys, just great game play. This is what more new titles should be about. Shoot, this may even be good business! Thanks for taking this risk!

thenotrashcougar & mandraws - Thank you for pouring your heart and soul into this game - it shows. You should be very proud and hope we'll see more game design/composing/art from you in the future.

Like aurich said -

Quoted from Aurich:

original ideas are rad!

#2229 2 years ago

oh boy oh golly oh gee I just pre-ordered it! Super excited for this game. spookycharlie you are a wonderous man of spooky madness. I can't say thanks enough for bringing us the games we crave...

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#2230 2 years ago
Quoted from megalo17:

Is Spooky still doing this in runs of 50, or will they be fulfilling all the orders made this week, prior to producing Alice Cooper?

Yes, runs of 50... we are well past the first batch of 50 now. We're going to try and ship initial batch(es) of TnA PRIOR to Alice launch, but at some point we will have both on the line together (same as we did with RZ and Domino's / Jetsons).

#2231 2 years ago
Quoted from NightMutilator:

oh boy oh golly oh gee I just pre-ordered it! Super excited for this game. spookycharlie you are a wonderous man of spooky madness. I can't say thanks enough for bringing us the games we crave...

Russell thanks for your order !

Anyone interested in ordering from PinballSTAR we are preparing our email blast to go out about noon today after to give the returning AMH and RZ customers first shot like Spooky. Now we'll open it up to the masses ! If you are not on our email list please send us an email and we'll add you and send you our easy ordering email. Shoot us an email at Sales@PinballSTAR.com.

Joe Newhart
PinballSTAR Amusements
Sales@PinballSTAR.com
570-357-0042

#2232 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

Russell thanks for your order !
Anyone interested in ordering from PinballSTAR we are preparing our email blast to go out about noon today after to give the returning AMH and RZ customers first shot like Spooky. Now we'll open it up to the masses ! If you are not on our email list please send us an email and we'll add you and send you our easy ordering email. Shoot us an email at Sales@PinballSTAR.com.
Joe Newhart
PinballSTAR Amusements
Sales@PinballSTAR.com
570-357-0042

My order is placed with Joe. He is the man.

#2233 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

Russell thanks for your order !
Anyone interested in ordering from PinballSTAR we are preparing our email blast to go out about noon today after to give the returning AMH and RZ customers first shot like Spooky. Now we'll open it up to the masses ! If you are not on our email list please send us an email and we'll add you and send you our easy ordering email. Shoot us an email at Sales@PinballSTAR.com.
Joe Newhart
PinballSTAR Amusements
Sales@PinballSTAR.com
570-357-0042

Actually, not Russell... Ryan/AKA Night Mutilator

#2234 2 years ago
Quoted from NightMutilator:

Ryan/AKA Night Mutilator

AKA pinball haunted houses are about as cool as it gets!!!

#2235 2 years ago
Quoted from rai:

I'd like to get around December/January not October/November. But I don't want to be waiting too long either.
Would it be better for me to order later in the year?

You can order anytime and we will just put you in line later - we can always accommodate things like that.

#2236 2 years ago
Quoted from NightMutilator:

Actually, not Russell... Ryan/AKA Night Mutilator

Ha - that's funny we just got an order from CO - assumed you were him with the timing - lol - regardless Welcome Aboard !

#2237 2 years ago

Ordered and deposit already debited. That machine looks phenomenal...though I'll try to find a talent creating an unique Backglass for me...more like a (half naked!!!) 80's amazon girl (Pam Anderson style like Barb Wire) with big uh...guns

Aurich?

#2238 2 years ago
Quoted from lamihh:

Ordered and deposit already debited. That machine looks phenomenal...though I'll try to find a talent creating an unique Backglass for me...more like a (half naked!!!) 80's amazon girl (Pam Anderson style like Barb Wire) with big uh...guns
Aurich?

Haha, not coming from me!

Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

we are well past the first batch of 50 now

F— yeah!

#2239 2 years ago
Quoted from lamihh:

(half naked!!!) 80's amazon girl (Pam Anderson style like Barb Wire) with big uh...guns

Well this we can't wait to see!

#2240 2 years ago

When does ordering start for non-spooky customers?! I'm sweating over here!

#2241 2 years ago
Quoted from dri:

When does ordering start for non-spooky customers?! I'm sweating over here!

Hoping to release later today... first thing tomorrow morning at the latest.

#2242 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

AKA pinball haunted houses are about as cool as it gets!!!

heck yeah they are! Gonna make sure this one gets the treatment it deserves! You should come down this November 11th for the big scary tournament of death!

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#2243 2 years ago

Game looks great just waiting for my email from spooky

Any info on the shipping cost from distributors or directly from spooky?

#2244 2 years ago
Quoted from PunkPin:

Any info on the shipping cost from distributors or directly from spooky?

We charge actual shipping (R&L Freight). All games are basically drop shipped from WI so really not a difference in that department. If you like Joe or Chris, buy from them! Wanna go straight to us, that's fine too.

#2245 2 years ago

I'm sure KT is getting slammed with emails today so don't want to bother her, but is there any update on a distributor for the UK? If not I'm very happy to order directly and arrange shipping myself - already have it worked out if needs be!

#2246 2 years ago

I won't be ordering for a few months yet, but I CANNOT WAIT to make the trip to Benton!

#2247 2 years ago
Quoted from JustLikeMe:

distributor for the UK

Working on that... but nothing is in place today (sadly). Trying!

#2248 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Hoping to release later today... first thing tomorrow morning at the latest.

RZ owner here. But not original. Waiting paintantly for the intrested list emails to go out.

#2249 2 years ago

Renaissance of original themed pinball. Amazing.

#2250 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Working on that... but nothing is in place today (sadly). Trying!

Thanks Charlie. Do you think it would be best to hold on or order direct and arrange shipping myself? I'm not in any particular rush but I do want to make sure I get one!

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