First pictures of the new Roller Coaster Tycoon pinball released

Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:22 AM | Contributed by Outlane

The new Roller Coaster Tycoon pinball machine is being tested. It was designed by Pat Lawlor Design Inc, and will be manufactured by Stern Pinball. It should go into production within the next 6 to 8 weeks. It's based on the widely popular Roller Coaster Tycoon PC video game. Pat Lawlor has designed many popular pinball machines, including Twilight Zone, Addams Family, RoadShow and Funhouse, just to name a few.

Show me the photos!

Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:23 AM

That sure would look nice next to my Jurassic Park machine. :) It's a shame they're so damn expensive new.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:36 AM
I agree Jeff, except I have a Black Knight machine that it would have to deal with :). I don't know about the lay out though, one bump target?? The ramps look exciting though.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:39 AM
It doesn't really look that cool to me. I guess I am not that into pinball though.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:54 AM

Yeah, looks pretty plain to me.

My favorite pinball of all time is Funhouse. I like that it had a goal (moving the clock) that had to be worked at.

Believe it or not, one of the best machines I've ever played is the Shaq game. It had a moving basket with a ramp to shoot the ball into.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:54 AM

*drool*

I looooove pinball. I want another pinball machine. All I own is a Faces machine. (yes, its old, but its still fun.)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:56 AM
Has anyone played the old Cyclone machines? Those would be hard to top, even with an RCT machine. I played one at Kent State so much that it would probably have been cheaper for me to just buy the machine.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:11 AM
How much would it cost to buy one?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:11 AM
I owned a cyclone machine for a while, it was fun but not deep enough for me. I want to sell my hurricane and get a Whirlpool. Awesome game.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:12 AM
That or a road show.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:39 AM

I dunno, I agree that Cyclone is probably my favorite pinball machine. Most of the Williams ones like Earthshaker were great. Non-Williams favorite had to be the golf pinball game Tee'd Off with the little gopher. :)

Jurassic Park was a great pinball machine.. I still can't watch the movie when the Raptor guy says "They should all be destroyed" without thinking of the pinball game.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:40 AM
The games loaded with habitrails, but what else should you expect from a rollercoaster themed game, I like the yellow habitrail that takes your ball to the clear bottom of the playfield, does a flipper fly oveer, getting perilously close to but safely above the outhole, and then swoops back up to deliver the ball to a second plunger lane mounted on the left of the cabinet. (See Funhouse for another example of this), except that funhouse had an electric gate and used the left outlane as the second plunger lane, and this game appears to have a dedicated second plunger lane) (At leat thats what it all looks like) The playfield itself, well I'll have to play a few games before I render a verdict.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:46 AM
The pinball machine that I got in the late 80's was $2000, but it was one of the best machines you could get then. It is called the Black Hole, it has two levels both of which are very challenging. It has the biggest basement out of any pinball machine that I have ever seen with two floors.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:57 AM

A new machine will likely cost close to $4,000. I think the Monopoly machine goes for around $3,800 new.

Speaking of which, I found that to be a great machine. So much to do! That's really what makes a machine special. It needs stuff to do, lots of goals. That's why I like my JP machine so much. It's not dull at all.

Don't write off the RCT machine until you've played it and are familiar with its playfield. I'm sure there's plenty there to do.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:29 AM

Doesn't the JP machine have a button instead of a plunger? I hate that!

It's so hard to find good pinball machines around anymore. If anyone knows where I can find a Fun House, Whirlwind, Pinbot or any good older machines in the Columbus area, please let me know.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:31 AM
Anyone ever played Banzaii Run? Late 80s machine that held a vertical playfield in the backglass. I had one of those for a while too. Probably shouldnt have gotten rid of it when i did. Its one of the few machines thats actually going to appreciate in value. Speaking of which, hold on to that JP jeff.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:32 AM
I have a pinbot but in the LA area....thats another that should be worth something.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:44 AM

I have played Banzai Run. They had it at the arcade at Dayton Mall in the early 90s. The vertical play field was interesting.

My favorite "novelty" is the fan on Whirlwind.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:55 AM
That or the shaker motor, on the Harley-Davidson pin, when you "rev" your "machine".
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:03 AM
Another great machine is Addams Family. I loved playing that one. "It's the Mamooooooooossssshhhhhhhkkkaaaaa."
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