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thunderbirds

Postby butch » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:55 am

somebody here tried and play the THUNDERBIRDS pinball.........................how do do rate it.............opinions please

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Re: thunderbirds

Postby cap » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:08 am

butch wrote:somebody here tried and play the THUNDERBIRDS pinball.........................how do do rate it.............opinions please

Are you looking only for first hand accounts?
By the way, Homepin has created a new stainless steel ramp to replace the plastic ramp that had a tendency to cause air balls.
If they felt the need to do this, that should give you a hint for your answer. You need a review with the new ramp to be fair.
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Re: thunderbirds

Postby Maken » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:18 am

It's a POS... feels cheap and clunky with a bad layout and terrible theme. Seems like whoever made it is totally out to lunch, and it will certainly be a failure.

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Re: thunderbirds

Postby cap » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:56 am

Maken wrote:It's a POS... feels cheap and clunky with a bad layout and terrible theme. Seems like whoever made it is totally out to lunch, and it will certainly be a failure.

That's mostly what I read. Did you try it yourself?
It's the first time I hear it feels cheap though. They claim their cabinets are extra sturdy.
I tend to disagree on the theme. The Thunderbirds are super cool.
This pin's nostalgia only works if you were a fan of the show when you were a kid.
I have the same problem with the Munsters pin. I never watched the show, so why should I care?
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Re: thunderbirds

Postby butch » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:41 pm

as anyboby seen the MUNSTERS playfield yet

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Re: thunderbirds

Postby cap » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:15 pm

butch wrote:as anyboby seen the MUNSTERS playfield yet

Just those leaked cabinet pictures which were not final anyway.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... st-4653679
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Re: thunderbirds

Postby cait001 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:22 pm

So many themes I don't know about or care about, it's all about the gameplay! Which apparently Thunderbirds does not have....
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Re: thunderbirds

Postby Murphelman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:45 pm

I heard more than once from people who played that they just wanted to walk away in the middle of their game. Doesn't look good.
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Re: thunderbirds

Postby Maken » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:16 pm

cap wrote:
Maken wrote:It's a POS... feels cheap and clunky with a bad layout and terrible theme. Seems like whoever made it is totally out to lunch, and it will certainly be a failure.

That's mostly what I read. Did you try it yourself?
It's the first time I hear it feels cheap though. They claim their cabinets are extra sturdy.
I tend to disagree on the theme. The Thunderbirds are super cool.
This pin's nostalgia only works if you were a fan of the show when you were a kid.
I have the same problem with the Munsters pin. I never watched the show, so why should I care?


Yes I played it. Could be that it was part of a pinball show and the machine was in heavy use, but the pops and flippers felt weak.

Honestly, I thought it was laughably bad with zero redeeming features. Not enough shots. Bunch of plastic crap thrown everywhere, a ramp that goes nowhere. Terrible clunky shots, not smooth or satisfying. A DMD instead of a proper screen for 2018. Artwork looks cheaply thrown together. It's like playing a bad early Data East machine.

But maybe you'd like it! :lol:

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Re: thunderbirds

Postby cap » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:43 pm

Maken wrote:It's like playing a bad early Data East machine.
But maybe you'd like it! :lol:


Maybe I would, I own two Data East machines after all.
I really want to like that machine once I try it, but everything I hear says otherwise.
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Re: thunderbirds

Postby uberhare » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:15 pm

Too bad, I had hope for this one. Except his distribution method sucked anyways.
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