— QUICK HITS —
The Pinball Chick: Interview with George Gomez
Last week The Pinball Chick interviewed the one and only George Gomez!! During the fascinating interview, Gomez talks about:
- Star Trek: The Next Generation, Under Siege, Johnny Mnemonic, Mortal Kombat
- The creation of Monster Bash
- Armed and Dangerous concept game
- The challenges of licensed games and working with licensors
- Themes that he has wanted to do in the past, such as Aliens
- The story of when he saw the Johnny Mnemonic movie
- Why he thinks wide body pinball machines are “inherently flawed”
- Stories from the development of Lord of the Rings
- Stern’s interest in digital pinball
- How he defines “flow”
- His work in arcade games
- Keith Elwin’s impact
- Up and coming designers at Stern
Avengers: Infinity Quest Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitational
Last week Marvel and Stern announced the next Heads-Up Pinball Invitational will take place this Friday, March 12th, at 6:00PM Central – check it out!!
Last Week’s Poll Results
Pinball Brothers: Alien Gameplay
Last week the Pinball Brothers released a video with some gameplay footage of Alien – check it out!
Led Zeppelin Fix Coming
Some Led Zeppelin Premium and Limited Edition owners have run into an issue with the spinner in the Electric Magic device. Last week, designer Steve Ritchie shared on Facebook that a fix is in the works:
We are working hard for resolving spinning target/EM unit issues. I read all the comments in the Led Zeppelin Owner’s Thread and want to assure you that a solution is in the works. Pat Powers and the guys in Stern Customer Service are doing their best to resolve your problems, and they are the best in the business. Please be patient until we get these issues resolved.
Ben Heck Talks Chicago Gaming Company and Spooky
Last week on this Pinside post, Ben Heck responded to an inquiry about what is going on at Chicago Gaming Company, and also mentioned he is working with Spooky on their next title:
Well there’s two games ahead of me, another remake and then I believe their first licensed non-remake game. Don’t ask what it is, I honestly have no clue!
In the meantime have been helping Spooky with firmware support on their next title. It has killer artwork!
Flippin’ and Mashing: Gerry Stellenberg Interview
New Code: Avengers, Guns N’ Roses, Wonka
Last week new code was released for several games – check it out!
The Super Awesome Pinball Show T-Shirt Club for March is available – available only this month!!
— Cool and Crazy Stuff —
Pinball Photos Partners with Project Pinball to Benefit Sick, Injured Children
Miniature Taxi Pinball Machine
Our former “Jr Tech” Krystle (aka @bluecontinental — who is now in SC working at the amazing @MarcoPinball) has a very talented dad— he created this miniature model of the Taxi pinball machine complete with a Logan Arcade backdrop, lights & a mini instruction manual!! 💛🚕 pic.twitter.com/2cWWOYO18j— Logan Arcade (@LoganArcade) March 1, 2021
One of a Kind GNR Drumsticks
Other Quick Hits:
Team Pinball: The Mafia
Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus
Homepin: Thunderbirds, Chinese Zombies
Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival
Great Lakes Pinball: Exposé
Dutch Pinball: Bride of Pinbot 2.0, Bride of Pinbot 3.0 (on hold), The Big Lebowski (production/legal issues)
Silver Castle Pinball: Timeshock
Phénix Pinball: Goblin Contest
Pinball Adventures: Punny Factory, Sushi-Mania, Ninja Mania, First Class, Canada Eh!