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Why didn't you buy a Rick and Morty?


By DanQverymuch

66 days ago



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“Why didn't you buy Rick and Morty”

  • Who are Rick and Morty? 179 votes
    22%
  • Know the show, not a fan 83 votes
    10%
  • Not crazy about Spooky games 141 votes
    17%
  • I never buy before playing 161 votes
    20%
  • Sold out before I had a chance 58 votes
    7%
  • Late to party, didn't want to wait a year or more 30 votes
    4%
  • Saving $ for another upcoming title 55 votes
    7%
  • NIB is beyond current means 62 votes
    8%
  • Other reason (please elaborate!) 56 votes
    7%

(Multiple choice - 825 votes by 632 Pinsiders)

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#1 66 days ago

Why didn't you buy the hippest, hyped-est, most current pop culture themed game ever, Rick and Morty?

I'm asking those who didn't, please no "but I did" responses. Thus no corresponding poll choice.

You can choose more than one reason on the poll.

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#2 66 days ago

But I did!

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#4 66 days ago

I might be interested in getting it someday, but honestly I just wasn't that amazed by the design, at least as seen in the reveal video.

#5 66 days ago

Buying NIB is the purview of the insane I've yet to take leave of my senses.

I'm getting older though so it could be right around the corner!

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#6 66 days ago

Im happy for those that are excited!

Unfortunately for me, I simply didnt find the playfield exciting enough, other then the Pop Bumper.

That simply meant, Ill wait to play it, before I would consider buying.
Regular stuff, just avoiding the hype and rush.

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#7 66 days ago

I voted for "other reason" and that is because ive never even heard of Rick and Morty before..

#8 66 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

I voted for "other reason" and that is because ive never even heard of Rick and Morty before..

I guess the poll results are invalid now.

#9 66 days ago

I'm on vacation this week. Spooky sold out before I had a chance to place an order for one.
I phoned and left messages at three distributors looking for one but received no calls back.
I'll take any help I can get if someone knows how I can get on the order list.

#10 66 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Im happy for those that are excited!
Unfortunately for me, I simply didnt find the playfield exciting enough, other then the Pop Bumper.
That simply meant, Ill wait to play it, before I would consider buying.
Regular stuff, just avoiding the hype and rush.

I love Spooky but this is well said.

#11 66 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Im happy for those that are excited!
Unfortunately for me, I simply didnt find the playfield exciting enough, other then the Pop Bumper.
That simply meant, Ill wait to play it, before I would consider buying.
Regular stuff, just avoiding the hype and rush.

I agree with this also.

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#12 66 days ago

I’m not Rick and Morty “woke,” but I agree, the playfield didn’t look too exciting in the teaser vid.

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#13 66 days ago

Because I prefer to let the rest of you pre-order, then whine when it shows up and it's broke/unfinished/playfield pooling/bad clear chipping/code not supported/ every other reason people complain on here. Then..sit back, and laugh when you do it with the next release all over again. Boggles my mind y'all still buy pins sight unseen and uncompleted.

#14 66 days ago

I must be missing something. I went to the Spooky website and see nothing for sale regarding Rick and Morty. I suppose I didn't buy one because I didn't know how to buy one.

#15 65 days ago

1 Magnet 1 Pop 1 Sling

#16 65 days ago
Quoted from tommyp:

Because I prefer to let the rest of you pre-order, then whine when it shows up and it's broke/unfinished/playfield pooling/bad clear chipping/code not supported/ every other reason people complain on here. Then..sit back, and laugh when you do it with the next release all over again. Boggles my mind y'all still buy pins sight unseen and uncompleted.

popcorn ready!

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#17 65 days ago
Quoted from tommyp:

Because I prefer to let the rest of you pre-order, then whine when it shows up and it's broke/unfinished/playfield pooling/bad clear chipping/code not supported/ every other reason people complain on here. Then..sit back, and laugh when you do it with the next release all over again. Boggles my mind y'all still buy pins sight unseen and uncompleted.

This isn’t a Stern game.

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#18 65 days ago

Rick and morty... too grotesque for my family.

#19 65 days ago
Quoted from tommyp:

Because I prefer to let the rest of you pre-order, then whine when it shows up and it's broke/unfinished/playfield pooling/bad clear chipping/code not supported/ every other reason people complain on here. Then..sit back, and laugh when you do it with the next release all over again. Boggles my mind y'all still buy pins sight unseen and uncompleted.

Apparently you’re not keeping up with TNA, Danesi is still keeping up with the code and the community with that game. I have no doubt that he will do the same with this game.

The physical problems will always be there regardless.

#20 65 days ago

Somebody will want out eventually anyways. There will be opportunities to get a NIB at some point within the next 18 months. By that time you'll be able to at least see some gameplay to make a more informed decision. The idea of being a guinea pig on an early run of a game is not appealing to me either.

#21 65 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Buying NIB is the purview of the insane I've yet to take leave of my senses.
I'm getting older though so it could be right around the corner!

Disagree 100%
Maybe insane for you, but how is it insane for someone else?

I understand some of the complaints about the PF - possibly valid but undetermined until played.
I thought the same thing about TNA until I played it. I really like that pin.

#22 65 days ago

Those 7 segment led displays in the playfield are super cheap and easy to drive. For $7000 why not put an lcd into the playfield? I've used and programmed 7 segment led displays for a number of things and when I saw two of those in the playfield I really got the impression that the game was working with a small budget.

#23 65 days ago

No one has bought a Rick and Morty yet. They have placed a deposit on a machine. If history is any indication some of these people will get tired of waiting or pee their pants over a future title and want out, etc, etc, etc. Maybe they can sell their spot at the time for what they have in it, maybe not (as in ACNC).

I don’t put money down on a game I haven’t even seen being played yet. But hey, YMMV.

#24 65 days ago

Because when I hand over money from one hand I expect something to be placed in the other.

I don't pay for air...

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#25 65 days ago

The price was just too high for me to pull the trigger on a 1 min video. I also found the call outs to be grating in the video and as much as I love the show I'm not sure how much constant rick and morty speech I can handle. It just wasn't a homerun. I guarantee with the level of FOMO this launch released there will be plenty of people unloading their preorder spots. I don't think people always understand how long 18 months is and will get impatient. If the game turns out great maybe I'll grab one. If not no big deal. It's just pinball. It doesn't really matter.

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#26 65 days ago

This game is not for my generation, let the 20-somethings have their fun. Besides, doesn't it take Spooky forever to ship? Did all the Alice Coopers get to Buyers yet?

#27 65 days ago

I'm sure the game is great, but there wasn't enough revealed to justify the cost of admission for me.

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#28 65 days ago

I prefer to wait until the hype reaches it's absolute peak and buy one at the scalper inflated price. Once hype settles down I will dump it for a huge loss. Isn't that what you are supposed to do?

#29 65 days ago

Other - I'm broke.

#30 65 days ago

Rick and Morty Voices are annoying as hell... everytime I hear them speak I flash back to watching the dubbed youtube video of Rick and Morty reading the transcript of the judge and convict going back and forth with each other, which is freaking halirious however.

#31 65 days ago

Other....I fucked up and didn't order when I had the chance. Wanted to get another look and it, and honestly I am on the fence about funds for pins at this point. Maybe I can get a used one later on. But it certainly is looking like another TRON LE to me (just happened much quicker). I have a feeling they won't be easy to get used - or below NIB pricing.

#32 65 days ago
Quoted from tommyp:

Because I prefer to let the rest of you pre-order, then whine when it shows up and it's broke/unfinished/playfield pooling/bad clear chipping/code not supported/ every other reason people complain on here. Then..sit back, and laugh when you do it with the next release all over again. Boggles my mind y'all still buy pins sight unseen and uncompleted.

I bought ACNC sight unseen and have yet to regret it. Also the PF clear coat from Spooky is like glass with no pooling or other issues.

#33 65 days ago

Looks like a great pin, unfortunately I don’t have the funds and I’d also like to play it first before I buy.

#34 65 days ago

I wanted to vote twice: Who is Rick and Morty and not crazy about Spooky games. I have played all the prior released Spooky games and none of them have impressed me.

#35 65 days ago

I'm excited for this game but I did not buy because I figure I will be able to buy a used one in the future.

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#36 65 days ago
Quoted from Tommy-dog:

I wanted to vote twice: Who is Rick and Morty and not crazy about Spooky games. I have played all the prior released Spooky games and none of them have impressed me.

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#37 65 days ago

A heap of reasons:

1) Show doesn't do much for me
2) The entire rush to order without really seeing much felt, well, rushed
3) The game plus shipping + tax = really expensive
4) Don't want to lock up $1 to $1.5K for the next year +
5) Other titles that I'm interested in acquiring

#38 65 days ago

Probably unpopular opinion but it is a spooky game, didn't care for amh or Alice Cooper. I hear tna is great but haven't played it. The games just felt clunky and like they were thrown together (poorly) in a garage.

I'd like to revisit them and see if my opinion has changed at all.

#39 65 days ago

I tried watching several episodes of Rick and Morty, but could never really get into the show. The other reason is the pricing of these new machines from every manufacturer are way too high for me.

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#40 65 days ago
Quoted from Syco54645:

Probably unpopular opinion but it is a spooky game, didn't care for amh or Alice Cooper. I hear tna is great but haven't played it. The games just felt clunky and like they were thrown together (poorly) in a garage.
I'd like to revisit them and see if my opinion has changed at all.

ACNC is a legit build

#41 65 days ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

ACNC is a legit buildI agree but I have played ACNC at three different pinball shows and the game was always breaking down.

#42 65 days ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

This game is not for my generation, let the 20-somethings have their fun. Besides, doesn't it take Spooky forever to ship? Did all the Alice Coopers get to Buyers yet?

What's your generation?
I'm 51 and bought one - love the show

#43 65 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

What's your generation?
I'm 51 and bought one - love the show

I am in my 50's and I have never heard of this show. I tried watching an episode a few days ago and it did nothing for me.

#44 65 days ago

I want to play it or at least see gameplay before any commitment. That and id rather just wait till next fall when people are fatigued on waiting and spots are selling for $500 or less.

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#45 65 days ago

Bacause I stayed up all night watching Rick and Morty and missed the sale.

#46 65 days ago

I'm 58 and love the show, guess I'm young at heart. One of the few shows I can bond with my 17yo daughter over.

Another one was Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Hey, that would be a great pin, too!

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#47 65 days ago

I don't like to pick apart a game that practically nobody has seen or played in person. It was hard for me to pass on this one being a huge Rick & Morty fan, but I honestly was a little underwhelmed with what I saw. Since this is a dream theme for me, I had a lot of expectations. I'm just expressing what my first thoughts were.

With Justin Roiland on board, I thought anything was possible. A custom crazy Rick & Morty pinball adventure, with the player helping R&M advance through goals during the game to reach the final wizard mode to find the "Pinball of Truth" or something. The use of countless characters throughout the modes & adventures on the way to the final goal. Something like that. What I saw was a standard game... various modes based on episodes, show clips recycled on the LCD, shoot the lit arrows, etc etc. Questioned the ship on a spring & the choice of putting a big Smith house in the back. Plus how can there be no green spinning portal somewhere on the playfield or backglass? I will say that the layout is somewhat unique tho. I love the lightshow, the Danesi lock loop, the pop bumper sling, the unique captive ball, etc. Could be really fun & satisfying when it's completed.

I was disappointed in the artwork as well. It's all so focused on basic things (like the hand, the equation, the eyeball, the Cthulu monster) from the intro of the show. The lightning everywhere. I don't know. Who was the artist that did the game? I was thinking of something like the Smith living room in the "Total Rickall" episode. Colorful characters everywhere, or at least on the cabinet art.

The biggest problem for me was for all the extras & add-ons I knew I was going to have to get, it was going to run me close to $8500.....for I game I've never even played. That's nuts to me. I also didn't like having to make a $8000K+ decision within 12 hours based on a 60 second teaser video. Sometime common sense has to prevail over FOMO.

There will be plenty of opportunities to buy someone's spot. Happened countless times during the wait for TNA. People are impatient & have short attention spans as well. As soon as Deeproot/Stern/etc start shipping their new titles in 2020, people will be looking to sell their spots.

I survived not purchasing my #1 theme Star Wars. I will survive not buying my #2 theme Rick & Morty. It's ok & I hope it turns out to be an awesome title. If so, I might jump in & buy someone's spot in 6 months. Have to wait & see. I wish Spooky all the best tho!

#48 65 days ago
Quoted from Tommy-dog:

I wanted to vote twice: Who is Rick and Morty and not crazy about Spooky games. I have played all the prior released Spooky games and none of them have impressed me.

So vote twice! It's open for multiple responses.

#49 65 days ago

I think they hyped this game too much before reveal. I thought a lot about what it could be, then when I saw what it was, I was disappointed. Having a huge section of the playfield be the house just seems like a waste of space to me, and the off-the-shelf ship on a spring in front of it... You know I was wondering if I made a mistake not ordering one but the more I think about it the better I feel. Die hard fans will probably love it, but I keep thinking of missed opportunities based on the layout alone.

#50 65 days ago

Most of all I don't have a lot of experience with Spooky. I finally played AMH not long ago, played ACNC with sub early code, and also played RZ and didn't have a great time with any of them. I hole more promise for this one becasue form what I've played of TNA it was great, and luckily one just popped up near me so I'll be playing it more.

The look of this one didn't blow me away, but until I play one it's impossible to say. But not having that familiarity with them I couldn't do it, even though the fire sale thing had me itching to.

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