(Topic ID: 240130)

Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

By f3honda4me

6 months ago

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Topic poll

“What edition are you ordering or planning to buy?”

  • Standard 82 votes
  • Limited Edition 168 votes
  • Collectors Edition 63 votes

(313 votes)

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Topic index (key posts)

10 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #149 Deep Dive on features and all that is wonka Posted by pin2d (6 months ago)

Post #150 SDTM video on Wonka - interview with Pat Lawlor and Joe Katz Posted by ZMeny (6 months ago)

Post #160 SDTM gameplay video Posted by ZMeny (6 months ago)

Post #188 Rules Flowchart Posted by f3honda4me (6 months ago)

Post #248 Features Matrix - CE, LE, SE Posted by f3honda4me (6 months ago)

Post #554 Early Stream of a home owner who received their game Posted by Thegeekyhusband (3 months ago)

Post #785 Gobstopper subway VUK not ejecting ball fix Posted by Lermods (3 months ago)

Post #793 Gobstopper subway VUK fix pics for reference Posted by Lermods (3 months ago)

Post #1130 Latest code changelog Posted by LTG (3 months ago)

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#1078 3 months ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

I assume you mean the SE, since I don't believe the LE's are shipping yet.

Actually it is LE...see his photo.

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#1091 3 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

See? That's what I've been saying. You've -got- to play it. Once you do, it gets its hooks in you.

How would you rate it (scale of 1-10) vs POTC?

2 weeks later
#1530 77 days ago

Helping parents with technology is so fun!

1 week later
#1871 65 days ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

Still waiting for CE info. Isn't it 'soon' already?

CE will be the same as LE minus the bugs.

#1878 65 days ago

Well I was called by JJP to inform me that they have LE’s ready to ship. I told them I’m holding off until they get these bugs worked out. And mentioned that I know close to a dozen aficionados who were in the same boat. Hopefully they get their act together...

#1881 65 days ago

Wanna bet?

Didn’t think so....

#1882 65 days ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

The bugs arent serious and the game is still great. No reason to refuse a game over fixable minor issues

On their own, maybe.

But add them all (diverter, trough, bad video screens, play field quality, etc.) and at ~$8,000+ it’s not minor.

#1887 65 days ago

Photos of CE coming within the next 10 days.

#1939 63 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

No, it plays the background music of the “I want it now” song. You’re not gonna hear her singing. That would play horribly against the other sounds/callouts.

I think they should do it similar to the Wonkatania Mode where the lyrics are played over the other sounds. In fact, I would love it if during these MODES, the other sound effects were dialed back so that the lyrics would take precedence. It would be a good way of indicating to the player that they are in the particular Mode.

Of course, it would require reprogramming to prevent “Mode Stacking” or giving one Mode precedence, but this shouldn’t require much thought to get corrected—simply a willingness on the part of JJP.

Not holding my breath though....

#1941 63 days ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

On my LE, the balls stay locked in the upper left corner Wonkavator area from game to game, which is what I want. However, if I turn the game off, they drain when I power it back up. Is there a setting I can change to retain the locked balls even after a shutdown? Thanks, it has been a couple of years since I have had a JJP game. Loving Wonka!

Interesting! So the ball lock does not hold over during power cycle? That seems to be yet another reason why the physical Wonkavator is nothing more than a $2000 decoration.

#2041 59 days ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

So wait, it's brand new out of the box...and the playfield is minty?!?
Congrats, though. Hope it doesn't give you as many headaches as the rest of the guys here.

Give it a week...

#2061 58 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

My Wonkavator mechanism when releasing balls for multi-ball, sometimes just releases the first ball, and the other two remain stuck.
They eventually pop out much later during ball search, or sometimes even while I'm still playing the ball that was released a minute earlier.
Is this a common problem, or did I find a new issue here? Thanks.

Yet another reason to save $2,000 and go for the SE.

#2080 57 days ago
Quoted from ktownhero:

Yeah despite all of the bitching and moaning about clear coat and what not, these games are truly a league above what Stern is putting out from a pure design and gameplay perspective.

Jurassic Park would beg to differ!

#2112 55 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Not that big of a deal,I have a lot of other pins to play and it was only two days.Pinball machines are complicated pieces of machinery,shit happens but Flipnout pinball got me taking care of.You need to relax your attitude and be realistic or get a new hobby.

That’s similar to what you hear from a used car salesman.

#2141 54 days ago
Quoted from MJR8peanut:

i collected 4, then i woke up...

So even in your dreams you can’t get all 5?

#2186 52 days ago

Given the minor issues with the coils and other adjustable settings, is there a way to compile all the current users Recommended Custom Settings into one post and keep updating it? Is there a thread for that?

#2231 48 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Could you post a working link please?Ive tried numerous times do you have a you tube vid?

Link works fine...

#2232 48 days ago

Is there a link to the install instructions?

#2283 45 days ago
Quoted from Russell:

There were two. Did you put the small one on? I put the outlane post and rubber on, it never sticks. Not even close...?

Which hole did you insert the spare post & rubber? The one with the black plug or the one below it?

#2340 42 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

There are alot more shot callouts... but I don't think they are the most descript at times.. or often confusing. It will say 'camera ramp' or 'factory'.. or 'shoot for the gobstopper'. I've found naming of the shots contradictory too... is the orbit under the TV the right orbit.. or is it the orbit on the side, people sometimes call the side orbit?
I do find myself needing to look at the wonkavision monitor to find what I'm supposed to be doing for the blue modes. The progression of shots isn't always the most intuitive and it can be difficult to pickout the arrow lighting when lots of stuff is going on.
Clearer naming is a problem in the community around this game for sure.

How would you rank WOZ, POTC, DI, & Hobbit against WW in this (“intuitive callouts”) department?

#2361 40 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

We decided to watch the movie tonight, and we’ve been playing for hours since. Watching the movie really gave an even greater appreciation for the way the assets were used. My only complaint is my lack of skill, as we STILL haven’t gotten more than one golden ticket. We’re working on it and practicing like crazy, but I need a pinball coach.
I feel bad for the people out on this game over clearcoatgate or audioclipgate.
You are missing a lot of fun.

How is it you can’t get a 2nd golden ticket yet you have completed multiple modes in POTC, which, by most accounts, is a tougher game?!?

#2362 40 days ago
Quoted from donkadelic:

Considering the movie is just about as German as it gets (soulless, mechanical, boring). And based on a book by a British author, not sure why this matters.
I'm sorry I don't like Wonka as a child serial killer/slave owner. Really insulting to Dahl imo.

While neither is perfect, I def am glad they went with Wilder instead of the Depp version...

#2395 37 days ago
Quoted from dendoc:

Love solving problems - and just invade it happens to anyone else. The cables for LED 36,37 and 38 had all been plugged into each other! So the shoot again light was actually a GI light! Touch more final testing needed there guys/girls.
Only other thing was my start button always showed as an error as “green” and always active on the test screen. The wire was connected to the wrong lug on it - fixed now. Again QC stuff.

WTF? “QC Stuff” like this just reeks of carelessness. It seems everyday a new owner reports “QC Stuff”....don’t they realize after a prolonged period this tarnishes the brand? I know quite a few pinheads that are holding off purchasing due to these QC issues and they would prefer to wait and buy them 2nd hand...afterall, if you’re gonna be fixing issues on a brand new machine, why not fix them on a 2nd hand machine and save thousands?

#2420 36 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

If you want a full hands off experience... you can always buy from a retailer that offers that kind of experience.
My favorite is people wanting to buy the cheapest way possible.. knowing they are basically getting mail order service... and still want a hand held experience.

Uh...which retailer would fix the play field issues? Please point me in their direction.

#2495 31 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Call them about it. No idea how bad ones were sent again. Obviously a mistake was made.
I am sorry about that.
LTG : )

Any chance JJP may switch to a different supplier for the CE? Or will we keep having to switch the boards until the warranty runs out?

#2515 31 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

You won't have to switch anything on your phantom pinball machine!

Neither will anyone else including you!

#2518 30 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

My SE is fo real!I play everyday and sometimes all night!Don’t be
hating cause you ain’t got one bro!

You said “phantom” genius....

#2525 30 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Sad man go away

You first snowflake

#2578 27 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

even if different men, it would help to moderate his/their online behaviour here ..

Quoted from Adipocere:

I put both on ignore (no time for that nonsense), but it IS very sad that he had to create an alternate account to have someone agree with his hateful trolling.

What are you guys replying to? The OP was deleted by moderators so perhaps that should give you a hint that you’re on the wrong side...

#2590 27 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

This is a club thread. Gushing about the game is what it's for. There are plenty of other complaint threads but this one is for owners enjoying their games, right?

Not sure that’s accurate...are JJP WW owners supposed to post issues with their pin on another thread?

#2600 27 days ago

As much as some would prefer that the many “issues” with this game be considered “normal” and insignificant, the fact is that the CE is being delayed as JJP attempts to correct them for that version (and perhaps any subsequent SE & LE production runs).

That tells me these issues are the opposite of normal & insignificant.

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#2669 19 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Mezal’s Factory & tubes mod is a must![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Looks too cheap & tacky in person. I’d stay with the LE’s factory sparkle blue.

#2670 19 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

Happy and dissapointed to hear that. I ran a little test this afternoon , about a 100 balls into the pops , and 54 out of those went down the middle. And there is no saving these , just pray you get lucky..I like to at least feel a little in control of the ball, progressively get better the longer you own a game .
Now if this was genius design, I’m hard pressed to see it. How are succesfull shots to be rewarded with inconsistent delivery’s
I’m all for getting my ass kicked for missing shots by the way .
I love super spinner mode , but there’s not a chance in hell on my particular game to succesfully pull off 2/3 consecutive rips ..its starting to become annoying. I would understand if the rules were easier, but there’s too much to achieve here for pure imagination that relying on getting (un)lucky is hurting the enjoyment.
Kids have said they dont care if it goes .. ouch ;(

Add that to the myriad QC issues and JJP better get the CE’s out soon or they’ll be looking at cancellations before they know it.

#2671 19 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

I feel exactly the same. Watching other players like SkipNatty and l33tsandman who -do- put up consistent scores give me hope that my skills can one day grow to that point.
I just had a 1.89M game and feel good about that, as I haven’t been able to beat 1.7 and get on my HS board for at least a month!

Good luck with that, they have the outlane post installed...

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#2828 5 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

No tin foil at all freakyguy666

...looks like the “eject” (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wwcf-club-wonka-golden-tickets-inside/page/54#post-5230501) is still making false claims.

#2832 5 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

I was not ejected freakygay666!

Now you’re calling Pinside a liar. Keep it up!

FYI in fine print under the post linked in my previous post it stated: ”A temporary (1 day) thread eject was issued.”

#2833 5 days ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

what area are you from freakyguy666?


#2836 5 days ago
Quoted from janus:

Dude, would you and freaky jackass quit trolling this thread, please...

Why don’t you stop the name calling, anus with a j....

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