Quoted from Rarehero:
Because it’s a $6000-$10,000 toy. At that price, you represent the nostalgia in the best way possible. It used to be cool when licensed pinballs were prestige projects & people from the license were involved. The cast of STTNG in STTNG, Arnold in T2/T3, JK Simmons in Spider-Man, Gary Oldman in Dracula, Seth MacFarlane in FGY, Simpsons cast in TSPP, Elvira in...Elvira lol. If I’m expected to pay so much for a theme I love, I have expectations that need to be met, or I’m buying something else (or nothing).
Let’s put this into perspective.
So if you have nostalgia for a theme do you pass on the only pin they’re ever going to make for it that’s fun to play? There is no I’ll pass, I’ll wait for the next one.
The layout, rules and code are great.
There have been four series made since the late 80s until present. They are all voiced by different actors. There have been 2 movie franchises. Also with new actors.
So which voices are you going to go for? How do you satisfy the whole public?
The voice acting and even the song are not original. But they are good enough to fool me someone who likes the theme but does not watch the cartoons now because I’m 50. .
Also pinsiders have already replaced the footage with the original series and the original music. So it solves the problem of authenticity. Problem solved. Get the pin.
This is not in the same ball park as Simpsons or Elvira or TWD.
Simpsons I own. Should I have poo pooed it because they could not get Marge or Lisa voiced by Julie Kavner and Yeardley Smith?
TWD had been saved by cleland. Fantastic game. Should I have passed on this because stern didn’t get the acting rights?
I get a bit tired of people whining about lack of authenticity with pins. I kid you not people announced they were not getting TMNT because April animations looked poor. WTF? At no time when my wife is playing this game does she say “I’m sorry, I just can’t play this anymore until they recode April to look more like the original series”.
I own deadpool, people whine about Ryan Reynolds not doing the voice acting. For a game that is not based on the movies.
Funny thing is 2 of the most popular pins on pinside have very little original voice talent. Pirates and Jurassic park. Go figure.
The game is fun. I think some people beat it up over minor things.
Anyway each to their own, you’re missing out on a fun game that pays homage to the turtles.