Additional photos of the Roller Coaster Tycoon pinball machine posted to Pinball Zone

Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:48 AM | Contributed by Outlane

Pinball zone has posted additional photos of the forthcoming Roller Coaster Tycoon pinball machine.

Show me the photos!

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:25 AM

Very 'Monopoly'. Especially after checking out all those extra photos.

There are a couple of things I cannot figure out from the photos though. One, the 'Dunk the Dummy' target seems to be a completely random hit event. The target, situated to the right of the A-B-C rollovers, doesn't seem to have a way to shoot it directly. It almost seems like you have to hit the pop bumpers to maybe get a lucky bounce, or maybe its just the angle of the view.

The other thing is, how does the ball get to the yellow 'drop' ramp? Is there a VUK behind the three drop targets under the troll doll? I just cannot see the ramp/device that gets the ball up there from those picts.

Still dying to play it though.

Chris

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:59 AM
the pictures aren't working for me. I can see the thumbnails, but when I click them, it gives me a 400 error, bad request.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 7:48 AM

Chris,

I agree. I keep waiting for someone to post the first "complete" review of the game so some of those questions get answered.

For what it's worth, a gentleman that works at Stern Pinball said that he thought it was Pat's best game since Twilight Zone. I find that hard to believe, but it raises my hopes that RCT will be a great game.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 8:55 AM
Chris Rettig,

I think I found the answer to your question "How does the ball get to the yellow drop ramp?".

The photo, with this as the caption shows it, but not to clear: Behind the scrolling billboard. (photo by John Kriby). Its on the left side, 8th picture down. Here's the link (if it works)

http://pinballzone.com/view.php?image=/rct/images/rct15.jpg&prev=/rct/index.php&title=Roller%20Coaster%20Tycoon%20-%20Test%20Game

Keep in mine you are looking at a 3-d playfield in a 2-d picture. If you look near the bottom left, you will see the yellow ramp connects to this silver looking thing...if you follow that towards the top of the picture, you will see that the silver thing does a half-loop so to speek.

So, the ball looks like it can enter it from just behind the clear light on the message board, and then get spun up into that silver thing, and then onto the yellow ramp.

Then, if you look at this picture,
http://pinballzone.com/view.php?image=/rct/images/rct22.jpg&prev=/rct/index.php&title=Roller%20Coaster%20Tycoon%20-%20Test%20Game

It is a close up of the area just below that silver thing....if you notice, on the playfield, there is a red colored cover next to a rocket..you can see it in both pictures...it looks like if the ball goes"up" the table following the arrrow, the ball will go into a silver hole, with one of those "ball launches" (don't know the real name, but that's what I call them), and my guess is that it will "launch" the ball up into the silver thing, and then onto the yellow ramp.

My guess is that you will probably have to do something to "activate" that launch thing, otherwise, the ball probably will just go into it, and then come back out.

In any case, the pictures look wonderful, and I can't wait to play!

--Brian

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:14 AM
Whats up with the troll?

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:10 PM
What's up with the troll? The whole thing just doesn't look very 'coasterish'. And with the RCT board game and now this, does anyone else besides me think Chris Sawyer is majorly selling out?

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:39 PM
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Wait... I don't understand what more you can do to make it "coasterish." It would be swell to have a hundred little ball tracks, but I know from experience that those don't make very fun pinball machines.

And I've never really understood the conecpt of "selling out." Like Sawyer wrote the game to be a quiet success getting no attention and selling ten copies.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 7:01 PM
I agree with you Jeff, you can't make everything like the orginal, so you should try your best like Chris Sawyer has done. I think the pinball machine will bebetter than a lot of "newer" pinball machines.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 7:42 PM
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Newer? There aren't any newer machines. There's only one manufacturer left (Stern) and they produce one or two new machines a year. Monopoly, Playboy and Austin Powers are pretty much all we've had in recent years.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:13 PM

Yeah, why are there pictures of Trolls displayed on the pinball board?

If they wanted to have an image of a cartoon character on the pinball machine, they should've used a entertainer from the game.

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