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Total Nuclear Annihilation production by Spooky Pinball


By Grizlyrig

2 years ago



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“Would you buy this if Spooky Pinball built it? How much would you be willing to pay?”

  • Yes 156 votes
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  • No 219 votes
    19%
  • Maybe 186 votes
    16%
  • $5500-5750 324 votes
    28%
  • $5751-6000 98 votes
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  • $6001-6250 63 votes
    6%
  • $6251-6500 44 votes
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  • $6501-6750 18 votes
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  • $6751-7000 34 votes
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(Multiple choice - 1142 votes by 940 Pinsiders)

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Post #11 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by APB_Enterprises (2 years ago)

Post #301 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by stevevt (2 years ago)

Post #360 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by trilogybeer (2 years ago)

Post #376 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by FalconPunch (2 years ago)

Post #1501 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by johnnyutah (2 years ago)

Post #1502 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by oohlou (2 years ago)

Post #1768 Comments from the artist about the game's art Posted by mandraws (2 years ago)

Post #2179 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by SpookyCharlie (2 years ago)

Post #2378 webcast info on TNA and Jetsons. Posted by SpookyCharlie (2 years ago)

Post #2515 YouTube vid. Great quality. Posted by DeadFlip (2 years ago)

Post #2530 Game not yet complete and more code and updates and graphics will be coming. Posted by TheNoTrashCougar (2 years ago)

Post #2942 Link to buy your very own sac rack! Posted by TheNoTrashCougar (2 years ago)

Post #3056 Interview from the corn field drive. Part one and part two. Posted by toyotaboy (2 years ago)

Post #3193 Video of first production game. Thanks Deadflip. Posted by toyotaboy (2 years ago)

Post #3284 Place to order a knocker and shaker. Posted by PDFVT (2 years ago)

Post #3335 Good pictures! Posted by johnnyutah (2 years ago)

Post #3431 List of boards in the final game Posted by TheNoTrashCougar (2 years ago)

Post #3623 Link to buy the custom pingulp. Posted by iEatHands (2 years ago)

Post #3842 launch of interior side mirrors for TNA Posted by TheNoTrashCougar (2 years ago)


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#1927 2 years ago

I love the look but don't know if I could justify 1k especially if I won't see the sides that often because it's between two other pins.

#1930 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Completely understandable.

Do we know if there will be any other upgrades besides the cabinets?

Plastic protectors?
Side art?

Can't wait for this game!

1 week later
#2202 2 years ago

Any update as to when production will start?

#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.

#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).

#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.

#2353 2 years ago

Scott mentioned on a Kaneda's and Coast 2 Coast podcasts that we should be seeing some new streaming of the game soon. Can't wait to see this thing play with the new artwork and new graphics on the LCD. Someone tell Jack danger to get over to spooky ASAP!

1 week later
#2763 2 years ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I'm cool with batch 4, except I haven't gotten word back from Joe (pinballstar) as to which batch I was since I sent the initial deposit. Granted it was over the weekend and I just sent an email last night. I just don't want it to be pushed off because it was forgotten or anything like that. Waiting until early 2018 is far enough

Joe will get back to you. I went through pinballSTAR and got my number. In on the 2nd batch, hope to get it this year.

1 week later
#3001 2 years ago

Sac Rack in the house waiting for my TNA!

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#3062 2 years ago

thenotrashcougar question for you.

What happens when you hit the no hands skillshot when the reactor has already started? Normally it start the reactor right? Will there be something else that happens? Maybe max out the reactor value?

#3070 2 years ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

I have not added in the ability for a reactor to cool back down when it is started. It should never be able to recover from being critical. I think it may be very hard if this started cooling so I never added it. Not in the cards for initial release, but I will consider it later on.

Awesome. Thanks for the info.

1 week later
#3182 2 years ago

1 game down. Only 80 more to go until I get my game. Hopefully spooky starts cranking these out now!

#3273 2 years ago

Have anymore been made besides #1?

#3300 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

also, what did you decide the reactor standups will be used for?

Yes I'm curious about this as well.

#3308 2 years ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Oh gawd, are you telling me that TNA has unused targets, like the city inserts in Kiss? Say it isn't so!

I think that they accomplish the same as hitting a sling in the upper playfield area in terms of getting the reactor to melt down....i could be wrong though.

2 weeks later
#3556 2 years ago

Machine #2 ready?

1 week later
#3645 2 years ago

Do we have confirmation of TNA's starting to go out now outside of Ed's, Joe's and Hilton's? #81 and hoping to have it before Christmas!

2 weeks later
#3763 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Looks like a pizza and pinball kinda day!
Six more wrapped up and ready to roll out the door right now... starting to get quicker now that the minions are sorting out the new system!

Go minions go!

#3767 2 years ago

Great to see these starting to roll out.

spookycharlie what number are we at now?

#3794 2 years ago

I want that on mine as well.

#3843 2 years ago

thenotrashcougar Will pinball life be making the speaker grills that Bryan has on his as well? The reason I ask is that I want both the mirror blades and speaker grills and dont want to double pay on shipping.

thanks! #81 here

#3854 2 years ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

Very soon, I need to finish the code for them as these have interactive LEDs behind them.

Excellent! I will just wait for that to be released then and order both.

3 weeks later
#4039 2 years ago
Quoted from Crile1:

My understanding is that you are notified approximately one month before your machine is planned to be ready to pay the remainder of your balance. At that time your bill is sent for review and last chance for any factory added parts (shaker, knocker, etc). At least, that is what she told me when I ordered. Kinda glad that I'm 151, that way all these new add-on parts will be available. Really looking forward to the interactive lighted speaker panels. Unfortunately, my TNA final price keeps increasing with all the cool stuff.

I was told around 2 weeks from when your build sheet is on the line. Curious what is the official time line.

#4051 2 years ago

Thanks for the update Charlie. All i want for Christmas is my TNA!

1 week later
#4116 2 years ago

looks like they should get to around 50 by the end of the year...

#4136 2 years ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

Small flood of games left yesterday... more leaving today. MOST if not all of the first 75 should be done by the 1st.
Numbers aren't always 100% accurate. We have 9 games done for Australia... later numbers are in there because it's crazy expensive to not ship them all at once. 3 went to Germany yesterday as well. Butter cabinets tend to get done in groups because of cure time / handling them with kid gloves.
More TnA leaving today! Always a few hiccups in early production and we're no different. Hired 2 new guys to speed things up in the last few weeks and off we go again.

Thanks for the update Charlie. What’s the number of games a week you guys are settling into? 8-10?

#4141 2 years ago

imharrow I'm right behind you at #81

2 weeks later
#4242 2 years ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Are any of these available to play in New York City?

I will be getting mine in January and live on Long Island. 40 minute train ride away. Anyone is welcome to come and play.

2 weeks later
#4376 2 years ago

tomgwi what number are you?

Looks beautiful!

#4383 2 years ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

Congrats Tom. That means I'm less than 10 machines away!

17 more for me. Mines not on the line yet but hopefully will be soon.

#4391 2 years ago
Quoted from Troutfarm:

#71 for me. Sounds like it must be getting really close. Exciting.

Is yours on the line yet?

#4499 2 years ago

New week and hopefully a ton of new TNA's going out!

Anyone recently get their calls that the game is coming to them soon? I know numbers aren't fully in order but did anyone in the 70's get a call yet?

#4571 1 year ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Didn't you read any of the last 2 dozen posts??!?!?!

jar155 What number are you?

#4580 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Are any TNA machines coming up on route to play in New York City?

I hope to have mine next month(#81)and anyone can come over to play if they want. Live in port Washington NY which is a 35 minute ride from the city. Shoot me a PM and we can set something up.

#4606 1 year ago
Quoted from Crile1:

Rai does make a good point of the upper playfield (reactor core area) being under utilized. There are 3 targets there. Not sure what they are for. Could they maybe be used for something when the reactor is NOT lit? Like maybe hitting them helps solve the code faster or extend time for drops to stay down for jackpots during MB? Just brainstorming a bit. I'm not one to make code suggestions, and I love where the game is at, but rai does make a point.

If you complete the upper PF targets in order, then they max out the reactor core value.

#4671 1 year ago
Quoted from Borygard:

Unfortunately Lloyd, that great fix doesn't last for this game. Beefier springs are needed.
--
Rob Anthony
Pinball Classics
http://LockWhenLit.com
Quality Board Work - In Home Service
borygard at gmail dot com

What springs do you recommend?

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#4787 1 year ago
Quoted from Aurich:

#75 getting ready for the truck, should ship out next week, snow allowing. Ain't no snow here, come where it's warm my lovely game!

Awesome news! 6 away for me. Patiently waiting for my call.

1 week later
#4882 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

#77 brought home today

Congrats! Let’s see some pictures.

I was told my game will be going on the line next week. Finally getting closer.

#4883 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

#77 brought home today

Congrats! Let’s see some pictures.

I was told my game will be going on the line next week. Finally getting closer.

#4888 1 year ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

#83, just got my invoice!

Just got my invoice as well!

#4890 1 year ago
Quoted from Aurich:

#75 safe and sound.

Congrats man! How’s it playing?

#4997 1 year ago

I’m in on the speaker grills and lights too.

#5031 1 year ago

Anyone getting their game this week? We should be getting some in the 80’s soon.

Let’s see some pictures.

#5035 1 year ago
Quoted from imharrow:

#80 is sitting in a depot a few city's away. "Last mile" is scheduled for tomorrow.

Awesome. Still no word on my #81. Should be any day now as I was asked to pay in full last Monday.

#5048 1 year ago

#81 here was shipped out yesterday. Should have it Monday.

#5062 1 year ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Did they give a time frame once the balance was paid? weeks ? days?
Thanks

I would say around 2 weeks from when you pay in full. That’s what mine was.

2 weeks later
#5366 1 year ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I just checked my records because I was curious, with all these OMG I CAN'T WAIT posts.
I reserved my TNA spot on July 28th 2017, $1000 down.
I paid in full February 8th 2018.
So even though I got in early I waited the same 6 months people are talking about. You don't want to do it? Don't. But those of us who have the game did it, so don't look for a lot of sympathy.

We all had to wait that is just part of the process. I put my $1000 down back in early August 2017 and didn’t get it until the first week of March 2018. Put the money down now and you will not regret it. Best NIB pinball machine I have ever bought.

#5454 1 year ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Dude, it already has a bunch of modes:
- complete the keypad mode
- shoot the left scoop to start reactor mode
- take the reactor critical mode
- blow the reactor mode
- plus the multiball jackpots are a hurry-up in that the targets will start to reset in a few seconds so you need to get the 2x, 3x, super quickly.

There is also the risk/reward of building up the reactor jackpot before you destroy it. Then before doing that get multiball going and try to get the super jackpot/add a ball, then destroy the reactor for 4x. Nothing better than that!

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#5588 1 year ago

Mirror all day.

#5596 1 year ago

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#5764 1 year ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

any of your guys who have installed the hookedonpinball lighted rails - did you have to screw through them for a couple of the screws?
Cheers,
Neil

Yes I had to with mine. It was very easy.

1 month later
#6137 1 year ago

I probably average getting to reactor 2. My best was getting up to reactor 6 until last night. Had the game of my life and was one shot away from destroying reactor 8. Such a rush. Best game ever!

3 months later
#6753 1 year ago
Quoted from tomdotcom:

I've had mine for a week plus now, and it's fn amazing. 10 out of 10 good. Just nothing else like it. The sounds, the lights, the rules, it's got it all. Anyone that is on the fence about getting one, just do it.
Any more code coming Scott? I'd love to see a High Score table for the co-op mode. My kids and their friends usually don't even care about pinball, but they're loving TNA, especially co-op.

I'd love to see a High Score Table for Co-Op as well!

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