RollerCoaster Tycoon pinball game

Sunday, September 22, 2002 10:46 AM

When this game is released (soon), find it and play it! Even if you don't like pinball, this is a neat game.

I had the opportunity to play it at the annual Amusement and Music Operators Association (AMOA)/Fun Expo trade show in Las Vegas (see my trip report about Las Vegas coasters). This game has a broad appeal, is a lot of fun to play, and has enough things to keep both avid pinball players and casual players interested and playing.

Pat Lawlor (Addams Family, Twilight Zone, and many other popular games) and his design team, along with Stern Pinball, have created a very good game. The game itself is very colorful, and looks like it may be the most successful pinball game to come down the pike in a long time. Hopefully, your local operator will get the game soon!

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 11:04 AM

I'll play a good pinball game much more than most video games. Having a coaster themed game makes it even better !

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 11:37 AM
I was in my arcade last week and they had one. Probably the most fun pinball game to come down the pike in a while.

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 2:17 PM

It's already out there... I've seen it. Sadly though, probably because the owner didn't know what they were doing, it was "out of order," so I didn't get to play it.

However, I did get to scope it out and overall the playfield looks a lot less crowded than it did in the photos. The long ramp with the large drop and turn below the drain is pretty cool. Can't wait to play it next time I go there.

(For those of you in Northeast Ohio, it's at the Winking Lizard in Peninsula on SR 303 in the Cuyahoga Valley.)

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 2:29 PM

I didn't realize that they had already released it so quickly...I wonder if those may still be protoypes.

That ramp Jeff mentioned IS really cool. The ball gets popped up to it near the top of the playfield, then travels around past the bottom of the playfield to another launcher (also the ball lock area), which in turn sends the ball back up to the top of the playfield, and back down to the flippers via another ramp. The whole sequence is surprising and quite cool!

The "out of order" seems to happen a lot with pinballs...few owners/operators bother to take care of these machines anymore. To those few who do, I thank you!

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 2:35 PM

Jeff, I think I mis-read you.....did you say "Winking Lizard" or "Linking Wizard"...then again, being up North, you might've meant "Stinking Blizzard"....anyway, what a cool name for a game room. Hope (in vain, probably) to see this game soon....maybe even PLAY it, if it's operational....

bill, definitely reptilian, not a croc-o-dile

edit: The "Linking Wizard" just HAS to be the internet cafe next door....;)

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 9/22/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 7:35 PM

Actually, ;)Winking Lizard is a chain of restaurants around the Cleveland-Akron area. They're "bar food" types of restaurants. Wings, burgers, chicken, salads, tall brews, etc. One of these years I'll do their "Beer Tour" and hit the couple hundred beer varieties they sell to get my beer tour jacket.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, when it's all in your mind. You gotta let go." - Ghetto, Supreme Beings of Leisure

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Monday, September 23, 2002 7:05 AM

Hersheypark has the arcade version as well. It is located in the arcade by the Western Chute-Out. I don't know if it will be open during their Halloween events, but if it is...check it out. It looks like a lot of fun.

Sean

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Monday, September 23, 2002 7:26 AM

The machines on location now are the prototype machines. I suspect now that Stern has their assembly line in full swing, and is spitting out RCT pinballs at a good clip.

It should be a definite arcade "must have" for all theme parks. (It will probably be SFKK's big addition for '03 :) ).

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Monday, September 23, 2002 8:06 AM
I found one at Lutheran General Hospital's Cafeteria (Park Ridge, IL) area on Saturday...I played for almost an hour on five credits...

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*** This post was edited by redman822 on 9/23/2002. ***

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Monday, September 23, 2002 8:27 AM
Does it have a plunger? If so, it will automatically be "up there" on my "must-play" list....

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Monday, September 23, 2002 8:40 AM
Yep...a good old manual plunger..with two different possible skill shots....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:22 AM

Actually, there are three possible skill-shots (like all Pat games!).

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:54 AM

ok...what's the third?

1) Food stall hole

2) Behind the drop-down

...do you consider going all the way to the drop-lanes (multiplier lanes) the third?

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:25 PM

Yeah, the 'ABC' lanes is the third one .. completing them increases the bonus multiplier. Complete them 5 times to light Extra Ball.

Cam.

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