Hi Scott. I assume a standard piece of PDI or Romans glass will fit. Yes?
Quoted from trilogybeer:
Legs are gun metal gray , Bally style .
Well, well, well. Spooky and Scott finally made a mistake. Not a problem for me.
Quoted from 27dnast:
Using the word "revealed" is probably a stretch. If you listen to his description of the story, the guy just wanted to build a fun pin for himself and his buddies to knock around during head-to-head matchups. Short balls times. He took it to a few shows to share it...but it was never "revealed" in the sense that he intended to have it go into full production.
That's one of the cool beauties of this game. It's born of imagination and fun. The love that it garnered at a few shows helped push its production to reality. Far from being shown as a game that was designed to be manufactured.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Happy New Year. Whenever I receive my game, it will have an manufacture date of 2018 printed on it.
- I pity you early adopters.
Part of being an entrepreneur is making smart business decisions on the fly. Decisions that outsiders may not comprehend or appreciate. I trust that Charlie, Katie and Scott will do what's best for all.
I'm one of the guys being skipped over right now. I want my game but I'm not concerned in the least and I don't expect compensation of any kind.
Don't pre-order a game if you have a propensity to having hissy fits.
The impatient inner child took control today and I drove the 35 miles to Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver. Small pinball lineup but what a great, eclectic place with a comfortable vibe.
No need for me to repeat what has already been said about TNA but I will add this. The artwork looks much better in person than I suspected and the old style legs fit so I won't be replacing them with chrome after all.
Ton's of random and fast action and there is a lot more to do than a superficial glance of the layout would suggest. It's probably already been mentioned but some very clever code of what I saw. Playability and re-playability are words of the day as I kept digging for quarters. (go for it grammar freaks)
Many thanks to Mutiny Information Cafe for making the game available. I beat you guys out of 50 cents when I matched for a free game.
My guess is that someone, Stern or JJP will have an, "Oh shit" moment and reach out to buy Spooky and install Charlie as a VP.
I haven't decided on game room placement yet and I have a few options where it might go including solo. But if I were to slide it into my DMD line up, I most likely would get that topper to satisfy my OCD symmetry anguish.
I got an email about an hour ago. #132 has been shipped just today. Margarine cab loaded with all the extra's available. Too soon for an ETA but maybe by the weekend I'll have my game?
I can't wait to get over my jealousy of all you early guys.
Quoted from TigerLaw:
So, did it arrive? Any unboxing pics of you are too busy playing?
Kinda disappointed in the shipping company but yes, TNA has landed. I was given a delivery window between 8AM to 5PM and of course they arrived shortly after 6PM. Poor communication from them also.
The box was suspicious as you can see so I had the driver wait as I unboxed it to inspect. Game survived just fine even though some of the internal packaging was pierced nearly all of the way down. I don't recall ever receiving a NIB with damage up so high like this or to this extent. The box was clearly manhandled and SAIA Freight sucks IMO.
But the machine survived and its beautiful. I had just enough time to set it up and play a couple of quick games before running out for the night. I found some minor issues during pre-check that I easily corrected and so far, everything seems fine. - Thanks Spooky.
Well, I didn't mean to bring this thread down with my shipping story. Shit happens. And I agree, Spooky prepped my machine very well for those warehouse orangutans
So, to bring this thread back on happy note, be advised. I just now got done kicking Rob Anthony's ass on my machine. I destroyed him and a reactor too.
We had an absolute blast on this game and I see it lasting for a long time in my collection.
Please be sure and tell Rob that you read about him on Pinside.
Quoted from Whysnow:
The Alien I had was solid and I had it running on route for a long time with few issues.
Most people are well aware of your biased opinions concerning games that you own or have owned and your history with Andrew Heighway.
People can contrast your "story" with a dedicated thread of Heighway problems and issues by genuine and concerned owners.
Quoted from Whysnow:
Stop trying to be a Kim
I'm not perfect but I will proudy take my name and reputation over Hilton's any day.
Here's a little TNA challenge for everyone. Spot the modification I’ve added to my game. Hint: You will want it after you spot it.
It’s not terrible difficult so I’m certain someone will be posting the answer fairly soon. So, take your time with the picture and work it before moving on to the answer.
Yes indeed powerball and man does this game play fast, ..err faster.
The powerball is self explanatory in its action. Lighter and faster it changes up the action off the flippers, slings and the plunger. It also rotates its position in the trough due to multiball and the randomness so you never know when to expect it. So far I'm loving having it in the game.
Sorry Scott, I hope you don't mind.
Here's the other mod that I made, an off center bounce back behind the flippers. I took advantage of an existing gap so it was a completely reversible modification. Those are plastic spacers to protect the playfield.
Good thing it was reversible as it became a random ball trap so I had to removed it. To bad as the occasional bounce out was fun and unexpected.
Couple of personal observations on my machine so far.
1. It's been a long time since I've owned a game that had this strong of a, "One More Game" desire.
2. I'm glad I didn't pre-buy a silent cooling fan. It's not needed IMO so I suggest you wait to decide for yourself. Its personal taste but some of you guys had me freaked in advanced.
3. My topper light makes a grinding sound when it goes off as others have already reported. I like the noise, it adds to the experience and I have no intention of changing it. When I'm focused on game play I don't notice the light flashing at all but I do hear the grind and the noise adds to the drama of the moment.
4. The powerball is really working out well with its subtle game play changes and also the increased speed. I get all squishy when I see it sent out into play especially during multiball. And I'm actually getting more airballs with the steel balls than I am the powerball. - That said, testing continues and I look forward to other opinions.
Scott: Please try the powerball.
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
Yes. I just just talked myself into it. 4 powerballs ordered from Pinball Life. Boom
I've done games completly in powerballs before and have experimented in other ways with them. It's fun.
But I've settled on mixing one ceramic ball into the group for its uniqueness. It's hard to explain but having one different color ball during multiball gives an added visual distraction. And that special ball becomes my favorite when it appears and I'm heartbroken if it drains first. - Good grief, listen to me talk about my balls.
Try it both ways but you might find as I did that one powerball is great and 4 or more is too many.
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