(Topic ID: 240130)

Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

By f3honda4me

1 year ago

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

  • Standard 97 votes
  • Limited Edition 197 votes
  • Collectors Edition 79 votes

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Post #149 Deep Dive on features and all that is wonka Posted by pin2d (1 year ago)

Post #150 SDTM video on Wonka - interview with Pat Lawlor and Joe Katz Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #160 SDTM gameplay video Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #188 Rules Flowchart Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #248 Features Matrix - CE, LE, SE Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #554 Early Stream of a home owner who received their game Posted by Thegeekyhusband (11 months ago)

Post #785 Gobstopper subway VUK not ejecting ball fix Posted by Lermods (10 months ago)

Post #793 Gobstopper subway VUK fix pics for reference Posted by Lermods (10 months ago)

Post #1130 Latest code changelog Posted by LTG (10 months ago)

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#2027 9 months ago

I'm loving my WW LE. Has anyone had trouble with the ball getting temporarily stuck in the Gobstopper lock? It usually kicks into the shooter lane with a ball save. This is an especially problematic problem during multi ball. You think you're finished with MB, then the search reveals the stuck ball.

#2048 9 months ago

I had my biggest game yet, but only got 2 Golden Tickets. Can anyone confirm that the other 3 are in the code at this point?
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#2073 9 months ago

My clear cost is pooling around my sling posts. Should I be doing something to prevent it from worsening, or pulling up art, chipping, etc.? Or is it just inevitable?

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#2197 9 months ago

It does seem as though the most recent code update changed the video/audio for Wonkavator multiball. They shortened it, took out at least one of the callouts. Why'd they do that? Lame.

#2201 9 months ago

Does it still say “I don’t know what’s going to happen?”

#2207 9 months ago

Confirmed. It still says it. I was mistaken.

#2212 9 months ago

I love the game. Great shots, fun code, lots to do.

My major complaint is that the feed out of the pops frequently sends it SDTM. This is all too familiar for those of us that have spent time on TWD. On TWD, fixing it was primarily an issue of getting the side to side level just right. I haven't yet figured out the exact set up for WW to avoid this issue.

Please, designers, stop repeating this design flaw.

However, I totally disagree with the criticism that there is not enough theme integration. I think the theme is all through this game. There are clips of, and references to most of the major scenes (but no inflating blueberry?). I agree, there should be accompanying audio for these clips.

#2226 9 months ago

Couldn't you just put it on maximum balls, easiest difficulty setting? I don't have a problem with people doing that if it makes the game more fun. I sometimes set my games on 5 balls, easiest settings, so my kids and their friends have fun playing pinball.

#2282 8 months ago
Quoted from jlatko:

You need to screw in the optional post that came with your game. I moved the rubber from the other post onto the new one. They did include a spare white post rubber, but having them on both posts hangs the ball up every time.

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

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#2450 8 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

Hey guys I got to play Willy Wonka for the first time and i have to say i walked away extremely disappointed and underwhelmed. I had been looking forward to buying one but after playing this and the playfield issues im thinking of holding off. I wanted to ask owners and people who have had more time on the game thier opinions. These are the points i left with.
1st. Game was dark like hands down the darkest jjp ive ever seen. The Upper left corner was pitch black and i couldn't see what was back there. Couldnt see the pops either. I've seen a few streams and the game was a lot brighter than this.
2nd. People say this game shoots like butter and the shots are satisfying. I didn't see it. The flippers(at least on this game) had just enough power to barely make it up the ramps. 90% of all shots couldn't make it up ramps, orbits or really anything. Just came right back and drained.
3rd. This game is a brutal drain monster. I heard what people had said and didnt think it would be too bad but boy was i wrong. That left outlane is the stuff of nightmares. Game is right up there with Ghost-busters and star wars. Played 5 games lasted barely 8 minutes
4th. I had no idea what i was supposed to do. I played 5 games and not once did i start a mode, or do anything. I came to the machine with no knowledge and left even more confused than when i started. I stuck around and watched other people play and all were just as frustrated as I was. One customer even went over to the staff and asked what she was supposed to do.
5th. I saw the pooling of the clear coat by the slings that have plauged Wonkas and it's a lot more noticeable than i thought it would be. The jurrasic park had washers on it's slings as well.

I agree with all of your comments, yet I love the game.

1. It is too dark, no question. I'm considering getting some nice Comet LEDs to brighten it up.

2. It does shoot like butter when the flippers are at full power. I played on that was weak, and it was terrible. Mine shoots great, with very strong flippers.

3. It is a drain monster. I'm not sure why the game didn't ship with the left outlane post installed. I played about 5 games before I put it in. Much better. No Brainer.

4. It is hard to figure out what to do at first. It is telling you on the screen, especially the Wonkavision screen, but it's hard to pay attention to that while you're playing. I had to print out the rule sheet, and learn. But now that I understand, it's great. The code is very deep and there are an amazing amount of things you can stack. A great challenge.

5. I do have significant pooling of clear coat. I've been in touch with JJP, I'm hoping for a remedy.

I love the game, but your points are fair.

2 months later
#3457 5 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Would you swap an Iron Maiden LE for a Wonka LE? I'm considering doing just that. Interested to know the thoughts of other Wonka owners. Hope this question is allowable in this thread.

Yes, if you've gotten your fill of IMDNLE. I really enjoyed that game, got the full experience, then moved on to Willy Wonka. I'm now enjoying Wonka, but will move it on eventually. There are no keepers.

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