Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

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Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri May 18, 2012 10:04 pm

The guys who made Pinball Arcade need $55,000 to license The Twilight Zone for their PC/Mac/Everything-except-360 pinball sim.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/106 ... light-zone

A friend of mine says that all pinball newbs think they need The Twilight Zone. It's the #1 rated pin on the Internet Pinball Database. As a pinball newb, I think I need a Twilight Zone. I'm a bit off saving up the 4 or 5 grand it would take to get one, and by "a bit off" I mean "completely off."

So this would be a nice compromise.

I think Bally is insane asking for this much money, but whatever. I also think it will drive several thousand copies of Pinball Arcade.

I am posting this in the hopes that you will JOIN ME. I was thinking that this was really the only possible Kickstarter I'd back in a while, unless Infocom or Level 9 was going to come back together. This'll do, Kickstarter. This'll do.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon May 21, 2012 7:28 am

I will be contacting each of you shortly to see what your goddamn problem is, and why you haven't kickstarted this kickstarter.
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Post by The Happiness Engine » Mon May 21, 2012 4:17 pm

I hate the fact that I have to make an account and go through all this bullshit when all I want to do is type my credit card in and be billed.

You are just a website for funding cynical empty promises, don't make things difficult.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon May 21, 2012 5:50 pm

OK, that's fine. But there'd otherwise not be a way for you to INTEGRATE with Twitter, Facebook and Digg. I'll give you this one, but I will be expecting some different goddamn answers out of the rest of y-- nobody else is reading this, :(
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Post by Jizaboz » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:22 pm

Dude, Funhouse is sooo much more fun than Twilight Zone.

You've already won.

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Post by ICJ » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:56 am

I can definitely say that Twilight Zone is more challenging.

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Post by RetroRomper » Tue May 07, 2013 9:59 pm

I'm playing the second table they put on Kickstarter, Star Trek: The Next Generation and the waves of nostalgia are just washing over me.

Thanks for pointing these guys out, ICJ.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue May 07, 2013 10:20 pm

You are welcome, friend! I have the pinball bug really bad at this point. (There should be an announcement about that next Wednesday.) I have been playing the hell out of The Pinball Arcade on my Android tablet.

(Mostly Black Hole and ST:TNG lately.)

In real life, I got to 23 million on Tron: Legacy at the 1UP. I read the score wrong for a replay. I thought it was 8 million. So you can imagine my surprise when the game ended and I didn't get a credit. The real replay score was 25 million. So mad irl. (I would have stuck around and played some more, but the Rockies game got out and I knew it would take an hour to get home if I didn't book it.)
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:18 pm

They finished The Twilight Zone years ago, and I did get it on my 360. They let you pick two platforms. The other one I chose was the PC.

They said that they tied to my account, but I just checked and, no, TZ isn't there. I emailed their support to see if they can help me.
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Re: Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 am

They did manage to help me! Which is great because my 360 died. Second one. Love the build quality on those. (It is not completely dead, just dies after a bit of being on.)
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Re: Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by pinback » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:48 am

How would you define the magic of Pinball Twilight Zone?
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Re: Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by Flack » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:07 pm

It's good until you want to play pinball and then your glasses break and you can no longer see the playfield well enough to play and you are the last person alive. And also you are Burgess Meredith.
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Re: Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:44 pm

I think the magic is that the theme is timeless and it was the high point of the entirety of the industry, from what I've read.

Fresh off the success of the Addams Family - still the best-selling pinball game of all-time - the design team got to do whatever the hell they wanted. They made an oddball game with so much going on. There are invisible magnetic flippers that interact with the ball. There are ceramic balls that don't interact with the magnetic flippers. And the theme will always be cool - even today there are shows ripping off the idea like Black Mirror.

The table itself has become giant, meaty monstrosity and the prices were so through the roof (it was hitting twelve grand at one point) that those who can own it dwindle. I can't justify it. Well, if I got rid of the rest of them maybe. It's also a 90s pinball game that looks better with LED lights which in my opinion not all do.

The Pinball Arcade people did a great job with it. Flip your monitor to the side and it's really fun.
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Re: Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by AArdvark » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:18 pm

I liked the one where William Shatner was playing pinball and a gremlin kept trying to make the machine tilt but nobody believed him. He ended up going back to the T.J Hooker asylum.

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Re: Kickstart Twilight Zone for Pinball Arcade? Please?

Post by Ca ob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:41 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:18 pm
I liked the one where William Shatner was playing pinball and a gremlin kept trying to make the machine tilt but nobody believed him. He ended up going back to the T.J Hooker asylum.

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Two great twilight zone jokes in a single thread, I'm voting for Aardvark for 2019 mvp already.

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