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#1 ComputerSpaceFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:33 AM

I'm certain someone else mentioned that the same folks who brought us the Williams Collection and Gottleib Collection (Crave? Farsight?) were working on a new title but I can't find the thread.

Anyway, looks like their plan is to make Pinball Arcade where you get tables from all makers (including Stern, Bally, etc) and there will be downloadable new tables all the time.

Looks awesome!

http://www.pinballarcade.com/

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:43 AM

It was http://www.atariage....s-for-2012]here[/url]. Still, good info. If this means I can have Swords of Fury, Royal Rumble, and Black Rose, I'm happy.
The video looks nice, looks like they finally figured out that full brightness without and shadowing on a table looks really really bad!

Edited by Rex Dart, Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:44 AM.


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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:16 AM

They said the magic words. "Theater of Magic". Plus it will be on iPad. I will absolutely buy this as soon as it's available.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:20 AM

This is an instant buy for me. I love all 4 tables they displayed, and it would be nice to play Black Hole on a better engine. The one for the Gottlieb collection.. isn't that great.

Instant first day purchase for me.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:44 PM

The new tables alone is worth it, IMO, plus it looks like there will be downloadable tables now! Doesn't look like they tweaked the engine at all though. Ball still rolls in the same floating manner and I don't notice any graphical tweaks on the old tables they show.

Another bummer: Judging by the end of the video on their website, I'm guessing this is going to be download-only across all platforms. I will still buy it, but damn.. Oh well.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:26 PM

I'm trying to figure out if I want to get it for 3DS or not. I have heard the Williams Collection on 3DS has some frame rate issues and if this Arcade title is going to be having new tables all the time, no doubt some of the real multiball madness games are going to stutter on the 3DS.
I'll defintiely get it for PS3 though.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:43 PM

This is great! I can't wait for this to come out.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:13 PM

I will buy this for sure. The quality is well beyond anything Visual Pinball can do. It's up there with Future Pinball. But I want to play it on my 360 on the 'ol big screen.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:20 PM

Yeah, and unlike Visual Pinball, no arcane incantations are required for setup

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:50 PM

Yeah, and unlike Visual Pinball, no arcane incantations are required for setup


That was the worst. Horrible in fact.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:28 PM


Yeah, and unlike Visual Pinball, no arcane incantations are required for setup


That was the worst. Horrible in fact.


Funny you should mention Visual Pinball, I just loaded it on my laptop this evening. Luckily I documented step-by-step what to do because that seriously was confusing. But it's running fine on my Win 7 machine so that's a relief.

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Posted Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:03 AM

Funny you should mention Visual Pinball, I just loaded it on my laptop this evening. Luckily I documented step-by-step what to do because that seriously was confusing. But it's running fine on my Win 7 machine so that's a relief.


I somehow was able to install Visual Pinball on a netbook without the 200-step process as outlined on the website. I installed plain VP, instaled PinMAME, pointed my ROMs folder to a folder on the network, loaded up a VPT table, and somehow it worked. I did NO patching of vbs files, etc to it, and somehow, it worked. Somehow, it worked.

So VP has mame-like difficulty for getting emulated pinball machines to work. There's only 2 files this time: the ROM zip and the .VPT file.

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:07 PM

I'm trying to figure out if I want to get it for 3DS or not. I have heard the Williams Collection on 3DS has some frame rate issues and if this Arcade title is going to be having new tables all the time, no doubt some of the real multiball madness games are going to stutter on the 3DS.
I'll defintiely get it for PS3 though.


The 3DS version does indeed have framerate and other issues. I would say this particular title is an instant-buy for my 360, Wii, or PS3 if all three platforms will have all the tables. Think I'll skip the PC or Mac versions.

As for handhelds, it's iPad, Android, or 3DS. I'd like to get reviews on the 3DS version first before plunging in, in hopes they will improve the engine and include all the tables. If that's the case, I'll go 3DS. If not, iPad or Android for my handheld. Depends on how cheap the app versions will be.

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:18 PM

There's no Wii version. It's a downloadable release with tables being added as additional downloads, like Pinball FX. So I assume all platforms will get all the content, unlike how they've handled their past retail releases.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:04 AM

There's no Wii version. It's a downloadable release with tables being added as additional downloads, like Pinball FX. So I assume all platforms will get all the content, unlike how they've handled their past retail releases.


So the Wii doesn't have Fallout 3/NV, and now it's not getting ports of casual games like pinball.

I was wise not to buy the Wii, and instead get the 360.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:25 PM

Hey man, the Wii Williams Pinball HOF treated me quite well before I was able to track down the 360 version... ;)

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:48 PM


There's no Wii version. It's a downloadable release with tables being added as additional downloads, like Pinball FX. So I assume all platforms will get all the content, unlike how they've handled their past retail releases.


So the Wii doesn't have Fallout 3/NV, and now it's not getting ports of casual games like pinball.

I was wise not to buy the Wii, and instead get the 360.


Given that Pinball FX is apparently slated for a Wii U release, I would wager that this will also head to the Wii U. I don't believe there will be a Wii version, however.

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:26 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see it migrate over to the WiiU after launch, but it's not one of their currently announced platforms.

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:41 PM

There's no Wii version. It's a downloadable release with tables being added as additional downloads, like Pinball FX. So I assume all platforms will get all the content, unlike how they've handled their past retail releases.


This makes me sad.

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:54 PM

Bumpalumpagus.

This came out on Wednesday. Anyone grab it? I did, and posted a review of it on my website. Check it out if you feel so inclined.

http://www.cgquarter...ball_arcade.htm

Pretty awesome game, just like the previous two. $10 for the full game with 4 tables, whicvh is abotu the same price as the other games, on a per-table basis. I haven't tried it on the smaller screen of the iPhone, though.

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:05 AM

Looks like it's out for iOS and Android only. The rest are being planned for release around the end of March. Also looks like they're trying to make it a launch title for the Vita and Wii-U e-store.

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:03 PM

This game is looking great! It's a shame it had to hit the portable market first though. I was really hoping for a Jan/Feb release for the console versions.

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:13 PM

I grabbed it Wednesday. Already have posted a few high scores on the leaderboards (as of this morning, I'm still #8 All Time Overall on Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Farsight got it right once again!

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:57 PM

I enjoy Pinball FX2... But it doesn't match up to Pinball Hall of Fame in terms of physics and just feeling like pinball... Pinball Hall of Fame just felt more like real pinball. And it was based on tables I actually played when I was a kid. and if The Pinball Arcade can top the physics of PHoF... man, I'm getting excited!!!

If The Pinball Arcade can snag licenses for some of the awesome pinball games I played as a kid like Terminator 2, Addams Family, The Simpsons, etc., I'll buy every table.

looking at some of the upcoming tables, there's a lot of rehashing from the Gottlieb and Williams collections... I'm willing to pick up Gottlieb tables (maybe) since I didn't get The Gottlieb Collection. but for The Williams Collection, I'm more than happy with the tables in that version. I'd be hard-pressed to buy them again unless the physics and authenticity is off the charts.

So if I was Farsight, I would make sure their business model first focused on new tables to make sure they make money and stay solvent. Then add the tables from the other games later on. Otherwise, people who have been buying these other collections may hold off and then Farsight won't have money to get to the good tables.

Farsight's channel on Youtube has a bunch of videos now. here's one that's full of pure awesome!:



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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:10 PM

I enjoy Pinball FX2... But it doesn't match up to Pinball Hall of Fame in terms of physics and just feeling like pinball... Pinball Hall of Fame just felt more like real pinball.


I feel the same way. Pinball FX2 is great and I have sucked a lot of time into it for the relatively short period of time I've had it (two months or so), but it just doesn't feel as good to me. The ball can go far to sharp to the left or right when shooting from the tips of the flippers, and the power that the ball comes off of them at is unrealistic. I also don't care for the basic sound effects for basic sounds, like the ball bouncing around the table. It sounds like it's rolling around inside a tupperware container, heh.




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