Gomez Talks Licenses and Wide Bodies, Led Zeppelin Updates, Alien Gameplay, CGC Timeline, Spooky Artwork, Gerry Stellenberg Interview – TWIP 3/8/21

Interview with George Gomez | Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitational | Alien Gameplay | Led Zeppelin Fix Coming | Ben Heck Talks CGC and Spooky | Interview with Gerry Stellenberg | Code Updates | New Partnership
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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

Check out the full article here!!


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!!


What are your thoughts about a scoop in a pinball machine?

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:


Guys,

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.

Thanks,
Steve Ritchie


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

Last week the guys at the Flippin’ and Mashing podcast interviewed Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic about the P3 pinball platform – check out the interview here!!


New Code: Avengers, Guns N’ Roses, Wonka

Last week new code was released for several games – check it out!


Silverball Swag logo

The Super Awesome Pinball Show T-Shirt Club for March is available – available only this month!!

High quality pinball apparel!

#pinballforall


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— Cool and Crazy Stuff —

Pinball Photos Partners with Project Pinball to Benefit Sick, Injured Children

Check out the story of this awesome new partnership!!


Miniature Taxi Pinball Machine


One of a Kind GNR Drumsticks


Other Quick Hits:


  • Led Zeppelin
  • Star Wars Comic Edition Pin
  • Avengers Infinity Quest
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Heavy Metal (contract game)
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Jersey Jack Pinball
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dialed In!
  • Hobbit
  • Wizard of Oz
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Chicago Gaming Company
  • Monster Bash Remake
  • Attack From Mars Remake
  • Medieval Madness Remake
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Spooky Pinball
  • Rick and Morty
  • Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle
  • Total Nuclear Annihilation
  • Jetsons (contract game)
  • Dominos (contract game)
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American Pinball
  • Hot Wheels
  • Oktoberfest
  • Houdini
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  • Ranger in the Ruins (uses Cosmic Cart Racing module)
  • Heist (P3 Game Kit)
  • Cosmic Cart Racing (P3 Game Kit)
  • Lexy Lightspeed (P3 Game Kit)
  • Cannon Lagoon (P3 Game Kit)
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  • Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland
  • Fire & Brimstone
  • Food Truck
  • Merlin’s Arcade
  • The Who
  • Gladiator
  • Yukon Yeti
  • Machine Age
  • Barry Oursler Black Hole Revision

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Haggis Pinball
  • Celts

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  • Alien

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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!

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