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Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside


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#6751 51 days ago
Quoted from Good-Times:

Thanks for the music comments. I guess I'm nervous because I didn't think music bothered me until I got Munsters. The gameplay on this I really like, but I usually end up playing with the sound off and whack some music on in the background. There's only so many times I can hear theme song music like that! OTOH, my GoT I love because the music is so cinematic, it really draws me in and adds to the appeal. I often crank that right up. Hard to know until you've owned it a while, but I do find myself gravitating to pins with good sound (TNA is another I love, probably because of this).

What’s interesting is that I own munsters and the music is in the plus column for me. Love the guitar based ventures/dick dale sound track on it. One of the reasons I bought it.

Goes to show you that music is subjective as we all know.

That said, I do feel as though Wonka’s soundtrack (for me at least) fades into the background as I play. It’s adds atmosphere without being front and center.

#6752 51 days ago
Quoted from cleanandlevel:

does it get a lot of play in larger collections?

Not sure if my seven pins counts as a larger collection, but Wonka gets played the most, even more than EHoH. For me personally, I’d say it’s an even split between EHoH and Wonka. I really like Wonka a lot. I think it gets some unfair criticism due to the crazy hype at release.

#6753 51 days ago

A couple of random questions:

- I installed some NEOs and wanted to check how everyone's flasher connection to the shaker motor is working. Is something suppose to happen when my shaker motor goes off? My lights don't flash at all when the shaker motor is going. Is it suppose to? I assume it should, but I am a newbie relative to pinstadiums. And where are you guys plugging in the GI and Flashers? Any different locations than what the instructions recommended?

- Is the Oompa Loompa mode suppose to be that dark? I like to play with no lights on and can barely see the balls in that mode and my NEOs are off in that mode.

- Again with the dark room, the picture taken at the end is also very dark because the game turn off all the pf lights when you are entering your initials. On my DI, even with all the room lights off, the glow of the playfield provides enough light to take a decent pic. Any suggestions other than to turn on some dang lights?

I have been putting a lot games on WW, and it's even better than I thought!

#6754 51 days ago
Quoted from cleanandlevel:

how is owning this pin? does it get a lot of play in larger collections?
I used to think DI was meh until I got it in my home and now it's my favorite machine. is Wonka the same?

Yes!

#6755 51 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Coin door key ? Or backbox key hanging on a hook inside the coin door ?
LTG : )

Good idea; thank you. I never knew the locks were keyed differently.

#6756 51 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

A couple of random questions:
- I installed some NEOs and wanted to check how everyone's flasher connection to the shaker motor is working. Is something suppose to happen when my shaker motor goes off? My lights don't flash at all when the shaker motor is going. Is it suppose to? I assume it should, but I am a newbie relative to pinstadiums. And where are you guys plugging in the GI and Flashers? Any different locations than what the instructions recommended?
- Is the Oompa Loompa mode suppose to be that dark? I like to play with no lights on and can barely see the balls in that mode and my NEOs are off in that mode.
- Again with the dark room, the picture taken at the end is also very dark because the game turn off all the pf lights when you are entering your initials. On my DI, even with all the room lights off, the glow of the playfield provides enough light to take a decent pic. Any suggestions other than to turn on some dang lights?
I have been putting a lot games on WW, and it's even better than I thought!

I agree 100% that Oompa Loompa odyssey is too dark. I dim my game room lights so that the lights in the machine are the primary light source. It’s darn near impossible to see the balls during Oompa Loompa odyssey under this lighting condition. The playfield lights cycle red and green and the G.I. lighting flashes only briefly during the mode. I’ve resorted to placing a spotlight above my wonka that I turn on Whenever I get Oompa Loompa odyssey going. It definitely helps.

Wish the JJP team would consider reprogramming the G.I. to remain on during this mode on a future code update.

As far as your neos go I have them on mine as well and have the secondary light source connected to my shaker motor. Bear in mind your secondary light source is the UV light. So the UV light is what is flashing with the shaker motor not the main leds. It’s a subtle but I think an effective effect.

#6757 51 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

I agree 100% that Oompa Loompa odyssey is too dark. I dim my game room lights so that the lights in the machine are the primary light source. It’s darn near impossible to see the balls during Oompa Loompa odyssey under this lighting condition. The playfield lights cycle red and green and the G.I. lighting flashes only briefly during the mode. I’ve resorted to placing a spotlight above my wonka that I turn on Whenever I get Oompa Loompa odyssey going. It definitely helps.
Wish the JJP team would consider reprogramming the G.I. to remain on during this mode on a future code update.
As far as your neos go I have them on mine as well and have the secondary light source connected to my shaker motor. Bear in mind your secondary light source is the UV light. So the UV light is what is flashing with the shaker motor not the main leds. It’s a subtle but I think an effective effect.

Glad to know I am not the only one that thinks it's too dark. Fingers crossed they will fix it in an updated code.

I didn't realize the secondary was UV lights. It makes sense now.

Thanks!

#6758 51 days ago

Speaking of updated code, any rumors about any updates? Except for minor fixes, I’m assuming it’s done, done.

#6759 50 days ago

Wouldn’t it be neat if (wonka bar RANSOM) was an actual ransom for your wonka bars? Similar to the movie...
Each lit ramp could trigger a callout and after enough ramps it would award say 50bars or if you fail they take 50 from you.

-callouts for wonka bar ransom:

Detective: “go ahead we’re listening”(at start)
Detective: “Ah ha”(each ramp)
Woman: “How long will they give me to think it over”(middle of mode)
Detective: “They want your case of wonka bars!” (middle or end)

This just blends well and makes sense if ransom was played that way.(its just slightly underwhelming as is)

I hope they give this game another update with more callouts and other tweaks.

#6760 50 days ago
Quoted from cleanandlevel:

how is owning this pin? does it get a lot of play in larger collections?
I used to think DI was meh until I got it in my home and now it's my favorite machine. is Wonka the same?

YUP

#6761 50 days ago
Quoted from cleanandlevel:

how is owning this pin? does it get a lot of play in larger collections?
I used to think DI was meh until I got it in my home and now it's my favorite machine. is Wonka the same?

As others have said... absolutely!

#6762 49 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

My concern is the ridiculous tight gap between the playfield and the interior sides of the cabinet. Barely enough room for a couple sheets of paper.

The mirror blades fit fine in wonka, there was a bit of an issue just getting out the pivot bolt of the backbox hinge since this is a new game and I did need to move the play field over just a bit during the install, it is easy to move once the playfield is up leaning against the backbox.

I used carpet tape, as I've done on all my mirror blade installs, and glad I did, the screws stuck out just a bit that prevented the play field from laying down flat. On a good note, when lifting the play field for whatever reasons, no issues at all. No scratches etc. Brightens the game up nicely and adds more depth to an already awesome playfield.

#6763 49 days ago

Wonka gets the most play here. Although I think DI is my favorite pin. I find Wonka very addicting and if I only play a single pin for the day it's usually Wonka.

#6764 49 days ago
Quoted from indybru:

Wonka gets the most play here. Although I think DI is my favorite pin. I find Wonka very addicting and if I only play a single pin for the day it's usually Wonka.

DILE is my first pin and I’m debating a second. Between Wonka and JP. Wonka’s a blast.

#6765 49 days ago
Quoted from Kenswift:

DILE is my first pin and I’m debating a second. Between Wonka and JP. Wonka’s a blast.

If you love di then u sld love Wonka... both are my top pins ever at this point in time.

#6766 49 days ago
Quoted from Kenswift:

DILE is my first pin and I’m debating a second. Between Wonka and JP. Wonka’s a blast.

I’ve owned both JPPrem and Wonka.

Wonka is the better pin, just as deep and much smoother shooter

#6767 49 days ago
Quoted from Kenswift:

DILE is my first pin and I’m debating a second. Between Wonka and JP. Wonka’s a blast.

I had the JP pro and sold after a few months. Then got Wonka, no regrets. I thought JP was somewhat linier.
I hope you can play them both then decide.
Good luck.

#6768 49 days ago
Quoted from indybru:

I had the JP pro and sold after a few months. Then got Wonka, no regrets. I thought JP was somewhat linier.
I hope you can play them both then decide.
Good luck.

Yah JP is a wood chopper to me.. I get why people like it but I find it a chore to play.

Wonka is way more fun.

#6769 48 days ago

Hey Wonka fans. Our first WW mod!

https://pinballmods.co/willy-wonka-pinball-jjp/wonkavision-stage-captive-ball-protector

We noticed there was an ongoing issue with the -04 plastic above the captive ball and took at the fix to another level. Not fans of printed plastics and empty spaces we found just the right fit for this area.

The Wonkavision stage replicates the scene in the movie with the large Wonka Bar being transmitted over the air in millions of tiny little pieces and reassembled at the other end.

This mod is almost too easy to install. A few screws/nuts to remove, put the stage in place and you're good to go. Made from extra thick and strong the stage will hold up to all kinds of abuse. The bars are made from a super strong resin for ultimate detail and strength. The bar is hand painted and coated in a UV protectant and sealant for long lasting finish and color.

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#6770 46 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Hey Wonka fans. Our first WW mod!
https://pinballmods.co/willy-wonka-pinball-jjp/wonkavision-stage-captive-ball-protector
We noticed there was an ongoing issue with the -04 plastic above the captive ball and took at the fix to another level. Not fans of printed plastics and empty spaces we found just the right fit for this area.

Good call.. that was the only broken thing on the one I had.

Thought about replacing it but figured it would just break again.

#6771 46 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Speaking of updated code, any rumors about any updates? Except for minor fixes, I’m assuming it’s done, done.

In the beta code, Joe changed it so that you can't exploit getting Wonka bars as easy. You have to hit the switch in the lane next to the right sling in order to light the shot for hitting the target above the upper left flipper for the spinner Wonka bar hurry up. No more cradling on the right flipper to make that shot. It makes it a little tougher. That should be in the next release. Joe had mentioned and explained that coming change in a Buffalo Pinball stream a few months back too.

#6772 46 days ago
Quoted from KingBW:

In the beta code, Joe changed it so that you can't exploit getting Wonka bars as easy. You have to hit the switch in the lane next to the right sling in order to light the shot for hitting the target above the upper left flipper for the spinner Wonka bar hurry up. No more cradling on the right flipper to make that shot. It makes it a little tougher. That should be in the next release. Joe had mentioned and explained that coming change in a Buffalo Pinball stream a few months back too.

I hope he adds more GI lighting during Oompa Loompa Odyssey on the next code update.

Even with my pinstadiums it’s way too dark to track the balls unless you are playing under NFL stadium lights.

I emailed JJP this request and will cross my fingers.

#6773 46 days ago

Has anyone experienced the issue with the ball entering the saucer and staying there?

Then the little zip sound just repeats and the ball fails to eject ??

It's a minor issue because the ball eventually comes out but its stalling the ejection for 10 seconds

#6774 46 days ago
Quoted from HEAD_boss_HOG:

It's a minor issue because the ball eventually comes out but its stalling the ejection for 10 seconds

Turn the coil power up a little. See if that helps.

LTG : )

#6775 46 days ago
Quoted from HEAD_boss_HOG:

Has anyone experienced the issue with the ball entering the saucer and staying there?
Then the little zip sound just repeats and the ball fails to eject ??
It's a minor issue because the ball eventually comes out but its stalling the ejection for 10 seconds

Yep! Clean the opto.

#6776 46 days ago

Interesting, I read Chris of Kingpins games post in the Chicago Traders and Sellers that Wonka's other than CE's are sold out with many distributors in the midwest. I had no idea. Got mine in june, glad I did.

#6777 46 days ago
Quoted from indybru:

Interesting, I read Chris of Kingpins games post in the Chicago Traders and Sellers that Wonka's other than CE's are sold out with many distributors in the midwest. I had no idea. Got mine in june, glad I did.

Yep!

I had a gut feeling that production might cease on them so I pulled the trigger.

Got mine in October and SOOO glad I did!

#6778 46 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

Yep!
I had a gut feeling that production might cease on them so I pulled the trigger.
Got mine in October and SOOO glad I did!

It’s good to hear people are discovering this game.I have had mine for awhile and still digging it.

#6779 46 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

It’s good to hear people are discovering this game.I have had mine for awhile and still digging it.

It took Pinside long enough

I think it's one of the best JJPs. Definitely the most addictive.

#6780 46 days ago

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get the right most golden ticket?

Thx!

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#6781 46 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get the right most golden ticket?
Thx!
[quoted image]

Steve says Play Better!

#6782 46 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get the right most golden ticket?
Thx!
[quoted image]

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that is the Wonkavator Golden Ticket. I got 4 tickets once, and that was the one I couldn't finish.

#6783 46 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Steve says Play Better!

I set myself up for that one!

Seriously though, what needs to be completed in the game to get that last golden ticket? Anyone?

#6784 46 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that is the Wonkavator Golden Ticket. I got 4 tickets once, and that was the one I couldn't finish.

I wish the golden tickets were labeled.

#6785 46 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I set myself up for that one!
Seriously though, what needs to be completed in the game to get that last golden ticket? Anyone?

Hey man I was just messing with you of course.The most I've ever gotten is three tickets and almost had the fourth.
I believe he is correct above about it being the Wonkavator golden ticket?

#6787 46 days ago

The explanation at that link is really really helpful. Is there “players guide” anywhere that explains the rest of the pin rules as clearly? Of course, I have the flowchart which is helpful.

#6788 46 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I wish the golden tickets were labeled.

Ive been saying this also.. Nobody seems to know which is which. I know the first one is Gumball Ticket.

#6789 46 days ago

Added Neo Pinstadium lights and Invisiglass thanks to Black Friday deals on my Wonka Standard. What a difference! I'm not a big fan of Pinstadium lights, but there is so much more art and colors visible now with them.

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#6791 45 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I set myself up for that one!
Seriously though, what needs to be completed in the game to get that last golden ticket? Anyone?

I don't think they are labeled in the way you believe. They illuminate from left to right as you collect them. The 5th ticket could be a number of them.

#6792 45 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Hey man I was just messing with you of course.The most I've ever gotten is three tickets and almost had the fourth.
I believe he is correct above about it being the Wonkavator golden ticket?

I think the GT's light up left to right.....I've gotten 4 tickets several times and it its always been the right one that isn't lite....so its either Kid, wonkavator, gobstopper or completing all the modes. I'll have to pay attention next time

#6793 45 days ago

I am still pretty new to Wonka... But I am almost positive my lights lit up 1,2,4 and then 3. But I was so excited perhaps I remember incorrectly.

Has anyone gotten all the tickets here?

#6794 45 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I am still pretty new to Wonka... But I am almost positive my lights lit up 1,2,4 and then 3. But I was so excited perhaps I remember incorrectly.
Has anyone gotten all the tickets here?

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha no.

#6795 45 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I am still pretty new to Wonka... But I am almost positive my lights lit up 1,2,4 and then 3. But I was so excited perhaps I remember incorrectly.
Has anyone gotten all the tickets here?

Most of us have never gotten more than one. Or if we got two we quickly screwed it up.

#6796 45 days ago
Quoted from Adipocere:

Most of us have never gotten more than one. Or if we got two we quickly screwed it up.

The wife and I get 2 on an infrequent basis.

She got 3 once, which I still haven't gotten.

#6797 45 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I am still pretty new to Wonka... But I am almost positive my lights lit up 1,2,4 and then 3. But I was so excited perhaps I remember incorrectly.
Has anyone gotten all the tickets here?

I've gotten all five a few times, but that's with the settings on the slightly easier setting. I think the last ones on the right is the Wonkavator and the second to last one is the factory modes.

#6798 45 days ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

I've gotten all five a few times, but that's with the settings on the slightly easier setting. I think the last ones on the right is the Wonkavator and the second to last one is the factory modes.

Cheater!

#6799 44 days ago

Lol, I would never see the last two wizard modes otherwise.

#6800 44 days ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

Lol, I would never see the last two wizard modes otherwise.

Ha just kidding

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