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What old movies should have a new pinball title?


By Bublehead

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    I am curious what older movies pinheads think were interesting enough to deserve a modern pinball machine title?

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    Like say John Carpenter’s The Thing with Kurt Russel? A playfield toy that “morphs” from one “thing” to another... and then simple drop banks and 3 bank stand ups, some ramps, bunch of bells and whistles, and a magnet thrown in for no good purpose. Blood Test Multiball... shoot lock 1, sizzle... shoot lock two, sizzle... shoot lock three... and all hell breaks loose... “You gotta be fuggin kidding me!!!”

    I could see Stern churning out an “Oldies but Goodies” line of limited use pins, all the same layout and basic rules, but each with a single specific movie based toy, and then just grab callouts from the films, capture some screenshots and clips from the film, secure the licensing rights and pump out 200 games. You would get die hard fans (and Die Hard fans if Bruce Willis is in it) lining up for a machine. Now all you need is a rule cribbing intern flunky to translate the existing ruleset to each title, a couple of Art department interns to photoshop hack the art package, and use the music score from the movies for the soundtrack, and fill in music from Debbie in Soldering’s nephew’s dubstepping 3 piece power trio. Total investment is minimal and maybe we get a title or two we like to play? (Or wait, is this Stern’s real business model? Yikes!) Or they could throw a little money at it and make it a decent machine. I’d play the knockoff on location at least once. The more $$$ one, maybe twice? Maybe more if it was any good

    #2 7 months ago

    Forbidden Planet

    #3 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    I could see Stern churning out an “Oldies but Goodies” line

    Here's one they haven't got to yet.
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    #4 7 months ago

    Big Trouble in Little China!!! Make it happen please!!!
    also Willow and Goonies come to mind.

    #5 7 months ago
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    #6 7 months ago

    Escape From New York

    #7 7 months ago

    Alien.

    I actually started working on designing a Last Starfighter themed virtual pin at one time, but it was beyond my abilities. I think there'd be some real cool possibilities with that one, but probably not well known enough.

    #8 7 months ago

    War of the Worlds

    #9 7 months ago

    Tremors

    #10 7 months ago
    Quoted from V4Vendetta:

    Big Trouble in Little China!!! Make it happen please!!!
    also Willow and Goonies come to mind.

    +1!

    #11 7 months ago

    This is great! Keep them coming.

    All of these are good material.

    BTILC... that would be an instant cult classic pin.

    the war movies... too many good ones to name just one but that is a great one.

    We have an arcade here in Az called Last Starfighter... and yes it has a lot of pinball! (And video)

    Snake Pliskin?, I heard he was dead!

    Forbidden Planet... Someone ought to build a tribute machine using an Attack from Mars as the basis of a FP machine. This would make a great pin.

    Willow... maybe... but goonies is a no brainer.

    #12 7 months ago

    Blade Runner

    #13 7 months ago

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    #14 7 months ago

    Pull out Harry, you’ve hit an artery! Wow, lot of good ideas here. Some themes are coalescing... Sci Fi... Action/War... Fantasy... Cult classics... how long till someone mentions Rocky Horror Picture Show?

    #15 7 months ago

    "Christine" your ball would be the car and you have to go around killing Arnie's bullies and the such

    #16 7 months ago

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    #17 7 months ago

    Or Little Shop of Horrors?

    Or Tank Girl?

    Now that is fringe right there...

    #18 7 months ago

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    #19 7 months ago

    Anyone for a Frank Herbert machine? Dune... Dune Messiah, Children of the Corn of Dune, Dune II, III, IV etc... etc...

    H.G. Wells machine? 20k leagues undah da sea (la la la la la) undah the sea ( la la la la la) or a Time Machine machine?

    Arthur C. Clarke? Rendezvous with Pinball?

    #20 7 months ago

    I knew Freaks would show up, it always does in pinball theme discussions.

    #21 7 months ago

    First Blood (Rambo series)

    #22 7 months ago

    Pinsiders in general seem to be big Disney fans.

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    #23 7 months ago

    All these great ideas... every time a new title is mentioned, your mind can almost instantly picture a playfield and toys and artwork... callouts, animations, ball interactions... If it were just easier to throw one of these things together.

    #24 7 months ago

    Thanks o-din... way to open up that Disney vault... Disney’s SOTS- Vault Edition.

    #25 7 months ago

    1978 (original) Halloween

    The Warriors

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1968 (original) The Planet of the Apes

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    #26 7 months ago
    Quoted from DeathHimself:

    1974 (original) The Planet of the Apes

    That would be great!

    Although I prefer the 1968 version myself.

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    #27 7 months ago

    I want to make A Clockwork Orange homebrew eventually

    #28 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    hat would be great!

    Although I prefer the 1968 version myself.

    Duh, wow talk about a brain fart. Yes the 1968 version not 1974 misprint version LOL

    #29 7 months ago
    Quoted from DeathHimself:

    Yes the 1968 version not 1974 misprint version LOL

    To be fair, the TV series came out in 1974 and although not quite the standards of the movie, it was better than a lot of the crap that was on at the time.

    After watching one of the original Battlestar Galacticas the other night which I never watched when it was originally on because it sucked back then as much as it does now, The Apes TV series wasn't half bad.

    #31 7 months ago

    Here is another of my favorites. . . still have a VHS stashed in a box somewhere (but gave away my VCR long ago. . . )

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    #32 7 months ago

    Canonball Run. Race from sea to shining sea...

    #33 7 months ago

    +++237 for Blues Brothers

    #34 7 months ago

    And yes my little Droogies, I could go for a little of the old in and out... Burger.

    #35 7 months ago
    Quoted from Niterider:

    Canonball Run. Race from sea to shining sea...

    This one always seems to come up, but I'd go with the original 1976 "Gumball Rally' over that one.

    Or better yet "Death Race 2000" from 1975.

    One thing's for sure, the 70s have been way overlooked in today's pinball marketing.
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    #36 7 months ago

    Fast times at Ridgemont High, It, Animal House, Mad Max, Up in Smoke, Mad Magazine theme, Vegas Vacation, Dusk til Dawn.

    #37 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Here's one they haven't got to yet.

    Sticking to the Western Theme:

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    #38 7 months ago

    Honestly it is very surprising that RHPS hasn't ever been done.

    #39 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    This one always seems to come up, but I'd go with the original 1976 "Gumball Rally' over that one.

    That would be my second choice. “And now my friend, the first-a rule of Italian driving. What's-a behind me is not important.”.

    #40 7 months ago

    This is my expression every time I realize there is no Die Hard pin.

    Does no one like Christmas movies anymore?!

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    #41 7 months ago

    The Blob!

    I have some thoughts on how to put a moving Blob in a game that swallows the balls, and progresses
    down the playfield!

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    #42 7 months ago
    Quoted from Niterider:

    That would be my second choice. “First rule of Italian racing, if it’s behind you-it doesn’t matter”.

    First choice for me because it was first

    "For those of you who do, there'll be no glory, no headlines. But... just a few magic hours flat out against the red line, with no catalytic converter and no 55 mile-an-hour speed limit."

    #43 7 months ago

    The Beatles Help. Need it asap

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    #44 7 months ago

    I thought for sure O-Din started this thread.

    #45 7 months ago

    Why has no one made Princess Bride? So much you could do with that. I could hear vincini callouts "THE CLIFFS OF INSANITY!".

    #46 7 months ago

    Vanishing Point. 1971 Version.

    LTG : )

    #47 7 months ago

    Championship pub: Rocky addition. Just imagine the call outs.

    #48 7 months ago

    How bout Mary Poppins for all the twinkees?

    #49 7 months ago

    Forgive me O-din, I had to fix that first quote.

    I didn’t get to see the Gumball Rally till after I had already watched the Cannonball Run. Both movies had their moments.

    “Fifty-five is fast enough to kill you, but slow enough to make you think you're safe.”

    I’d like to add another movie, Maximum Overdrive. Simple concept: The longer you play, they more the machine would try to drain your ball. Throw in the AC/DC soundtrack and have Emilio Estevez do the callouts.

    #50 7 months ago
    Quoted from WyseGuy:

    I thought for sure O-Din started this thread.

    Next one I'm going to start will be strictly having to do with themes from the 1970s,

    the greatest decade since the 1990s.

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