I was at Allentown and they had 2 WNJM set up. Very nice looking pins with real wood and the crate was a nice touch, I had thought that maybe the crates would make the machines wobbly, but they were not.
I was interested to see that there was never a line. I mean people were playing, but at times I could play 5 games before someone came up behind me to play.
I will say, I have never played EM games except now and then. I really didn't understand the rules, but it was odd for me no ramps, really slow ball, no pitch not sure what to shoot for. But overall, I thought that it was fun to play. I would consider one as an different type of pin, and novelty. I thought it was fun. Probably if it was a different theme as well, but even this theme was cool and the art was nice.
I hope that it's a mild success and maybe more of these types of pins are made. I only thought that the cost was a bit too high. If these were sold at around $4000 delivered, I think it would attract a lot of people. My father-in-law for example, he likes my pins but not so much the speed and he even tells me he doesn't care for Multiball. he's 75 years old and I think he would be a perfect target audience.
I know regular EMs are so much cheaper, but having a new SS game that does not need a lot of attention to keep working would probably sell to very casual players. As well as pinheads who like to have something different. But I'm not sure if it costs $6000 that may really limit the potential sales.