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Postby Azatotht » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:03 pm

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Postby Azatotht » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Different art colours on Premium :thinking

Black and White, ok I get it.. :roll:
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Postby cap » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:12 pm

Is it the first machine ever to put ramps on a mini-playfield?
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Postby Azatotht » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:15 pm

cap wrote:Is it the first machine ever to put ramps on a mini-playfield?


Stewie mini-playfield had one (Family Guy).
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Postby cait001 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:39 pm

That black and white art with the colour inserts looks gorgeous.
Not since Centaur!!!

I don't know if the mini playfield is worth it. Never played the AC/DC mini playfield, and only did Family Guy/Shrek a few times ever.

But at least the upper playfields all have the same features.
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Postby cait001 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Marilyn shot looks nice and challenging.
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Postby Silverball » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:56 pm

cap wrote:Is it the first machine ever to put ramps on a mini-playfield?


TSPP has the couch ramp on the upper playfield.
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Postby Lowrent » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:38 pm

Wow, I had to google Munsters to understand what the hell this is all about.
I've never heard about that sitcom...

At first sight, everything looked like a cheap chinese knock-off.
A bit of Universal Monsters, a bit of Addams Family...

How did the Universal Pictures legal team let that happen back then ?

EDIT : Just read this "Because The Munsters was a Universal production, make-up artist Bud Westmore was allowed to use Jack Pierce’s Frankenstein style as a template for Herman."
MIND BLOWN... I'm even more confused now.

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Postby Fifty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:45 pm

Lowrent wrote:Wow, I had to google Munsters to understand what the hell this is all about.
I've never heard about that sitcom...

At first sight, everything looked like a cheap chinese knock-off.
A bit of Universal Monsters, a bit of Addams Family...

How did the Universal Pictures legal team let that happen back then ?

EDIT : Just read this "Because The Munsters was a Universal production, make-up artist Bud Westmore was allowed to use Jack Pierce’s Frankenstein style as a template for Herman."
MIND BLOWN... I'm even more confused now.

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Postby Murphelman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 pm

Azatotht wrote:
cap wrote:Is it the first machine ever to put ramps on a mini-playfield?


Stewie mini-playfield had one (Family Guy).



Shrek too.

Might be the first mini playfield with a VUK though.
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Postby cap » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Murphelman wrote:Shrek too.

Makes sense, Shrek is a reskin of Family Guy.
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Postby cap » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:33 pm

Murphelman wrote:Might be the first mini playfield with a VUK though.

Not clear about that. Every lower playfield using the same ball as the upper playfield needs a lifting mechanism.
How does it work in Haunted House or Black Hole?
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Postby Murphelman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:40 pm

cap wrote:
Murphelman wrote:Might be the first mini playfield with a VUK though.

Not clear about that. Every lower playfield using the same ball as the upper playfield needs a lifting mechanism.
How does it work in Haunted House or Black Hole?



Technically you are right but I was referring to a mini VUK for gameplay not ball transfer.
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Postby Dave W. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:56 pm

Murphelman wrote:Might be the first mini playfield with a VUK though.


And multiball... I think it's the first

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Postby TwilightZone » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:01 am

Cool looking game. I like the artwork on the Pro the best, I think. But I do like the black and white of the premium.

Other than the mini playfield, the Pro and Prem/LE seem to have the same features. Will be interesting to see how the mini playfield plays. I didn't like the dynamics on the Family Guy mini playfield and Munsters mini looks similar in terms of ball size and observed flipper strength from watching videos. I'd also want to see how the Herman Munster stands up. I was very disappointed with the quality of the Wolverine bash toy. Herman seems to have similar dynamics. Hoping it isn't the same mechanism.

At the end of the day, it's a great looking game. Nothing particular new or innovative in terms of layout or features. Typical Borg -- fan layout with a bash toy. That's more of an observation than a criticism. I really like Borg games and he's done an amazing job with many games -- Iron Man, Tron, Xmen (I really like this one), Met, etc.

Looking forward to playing it. Was really hyped and looking forward to the reveal. Watched it live. Looks like a fun shooter. I was just hoping for something a little different than standard fan layout. Both Deadpool and Iron Maiden are good examples of changing the layout up a bit. I was hoping they would go in that direction.
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Postby cdnpinballer » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 am

Exact same experience as Lowrent.........

Saw the video, thought it was an Addams Family knockoff...

Decided to google "The Munsters" because I have never heard of them. A 70 Episode sitcom that ran from September 24, 1964 to May 12, 1966??? :shock:

I didn't realize the show was so popular that 55 years later a pin would be themed from it.

Maybe I live under a rock, I should just go back to wrenching on pins now... :FP:

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Postby Azatotht » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am

Never seen that tv show either before.

Never even heard about it.
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Postby Dave W. » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:00 am

Azatotht wrote:Never seen that tv show either before.
Never even heard about it.

:shock: really? Man, I watched reruns of the Munsters almost every day throughout my childhood. Then again, I had never heard of Deadpool before the pin came out

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Postby Azatotht » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 am

Was there a french dubbing of that show ?

I did not understand a single english word before university which might explain why I never heard about it :roll: . I watched Batman 66 a lot thou :mrgreen:

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Postby cait001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:17 pm

I didn't realize the left ramp has a bash target that pops up. love that.
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Re: The Munsters Pinball - Pro & Premium Teaser

Postby Fifty » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:03 pm

Dave W. wrote:
Azatotht wrote:Never seen that tv show either before.
Never even heard about it.

:shock: really? Man, I watched reruns of the Munsters almost every day throughout my childhood. Then again, I had never heard of Deadpool before the pin came out

Deadpool wasn't created until the 90's. Even then, he was only in lesser popular comic books. You have a good excuse for not hearing about him.

Munsters I had heard of, and I had seen the show. I never managed to watch an entire episode. It was a knock off of Addam's Family but that wasn't why I didn't watch it. I never liked the Addam's Family either. Both shows were garbage. Maybe it's the fact that it was in black and white? Maybe it was because both were trying to cash in on the original Universal Monsters. I don't know... It just wasn't for me.

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Postby Slacker » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:23 pm

I find it Strange so many people say they had never heard of the Munsters. That being said I am a car guy so one of the things that might have steered me to knowing about the show was the car.
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