On Jun 17, 11:01 am, Rare Hero <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jun 17, 8:43 am, ceckitti <***@aol.com> wrote:
> > Im surprised there hasnt been a Transformers game yet.
> There was gonna be - but it didn't work out. :( :( :(
> There have been plenty of rumors of a rock/music themed game. Every
> arcade I've seen in the past month (bowling alley, movie theater,
> pizza joint) has the new Guitar Hero Arcade. If that is successful
> for ops, seems like now would be the right time for that rock themed
> pin! They could go w/ the current hot game titles (Guitar Hero or
> Rock Band) and have a ton of music on it. However, all that
> licensing might be cost prohibitive....
A straight up Guitar Hero or Rock Band theme would be good, but it
would again be missing the boat on the trend as these games are
definitely dropping in popularity. I don't think the music thing
would be overly limiting, because while it would be nice to have a
couple recognizable things in there, I don't think a game about
hitting a ball around to actually play entire songs would be very
fun. Hitting the ball to certain areas and starting different
'tracks' to hear different things would be neat, and a riff as simple
as what a game like Getaway has would be fun for what you can start.
It could definitely work, and it would sell well I think.
I still think that a Halo pin would be a neat cross over, which could
really have some good stuff in it. Hell, with Stern having recycled
SJ recently, how about recycling Starship Troopers or Lost In Space
and using it as a Halo theme? Both of those are spectacular shooting
games (the rulesets can be debated) and have playfields that lend
themselves perfect to a space war theme.
But, as I've said before, theme is not going to save Stern and
suddenly rocket it up no matter what. The Dark Knight was perhaps the
biggest movie in history to come out -- you can compare it to Titanic,
but the climate is so different now than when that movie came out that
most people called TDK a complete phenomenon that we will never see
again. And, while TDK pinball is fun (man that crane is awesome!),
the theme didn't do enough to sell it like crazy. No theme will save
I am excited to see if there will be a Big Buck Hunter pin, as I think
that, if treated correctly, it could be a HUGE winner.