2005-03-16 12:47:49 UTC
it was not for them we would not have any pins being made today. Kudos
to the whole Stern team for that. Now lets get to the Sopranos game.
My fiance and I both got a chance to try it out at the Betson in King
Of Prussia PA. We put in a good hrs worth of play time.
First Off Artwork:
The cabinet looks great. I thought it would look kind of wierd from
the pics I had seen online but it does not. Although it was sitting
right next to elvis, and I must say elvis's artwork to the cabinet is
much more stunning. The backglass artwork is not so hot very blah.
The artwork to the game itself on the playfield is pretty good. Liked
all the inserts on the game and everything was clearly described on the
playfield as far as what to do and what not.
Second Off Sound:
I was expecting a great sound package and what it did have was just a
average sound package. Don't get me wrong their were some very well
done sounds on the game like for food fight and some of the modes. But
most of the game had the same damn song playing. Very poorly done at
least I thought so.
Third Off Animations:
Here we go again also thought these would be pretty cool. Some were
like safe animations, one of the episodes had a good animation. The
stugots mball start was the worst i had ever seen. Not to mention
party at the bing mball. Come on all u got when u got an award was the
screen would say bing award no call outs or anything like that. The
coolest animations were the match and the pork store.
Fourth Off Toys(Fish, Dancing Girls,Boat, and Safe)
1. Fish take this piece of shit out of the game. This has got to be
the worst toy I have ever seen used in a game. The lips could have not
moved and would be better(Trust me you will see what i mean when you
play the game) The whole entire fish was off as far as being in sync
with when he talks and crap.
2. Dancing Girls were very well done, and looked very good that is
compared to the intial shot we got of them awhile back. But wonce
again nothing special here they just would move around on their poles.
3. The Safe Finally we get to the cool part the wauy you wacked the
safe was very cool. Although it would not register half the time you
would hit it. But the whole entire way the safe was integrated into
the game was very neat. As far as light show and animations. When you
get the safe cracked open awesome effect and whne you get into it is
nicely done to.
4. Boat Very well done for what it was a boat to hold the balls nothing
Fifth Off Shots in the game:
Going from left to right
1st shot the fish shot sucks ball only lands there by luck almost
impossible shot to hit outside of that.
2nd shot the bing ramp also not the greatest shot ever it was ok but
very shallow and felt like I did not hit the shot enough meaning ramps
should be smooth flowing and the way this one was set up was definitley
3rd shot episode shot:
This shot I actaully liked and though was very well done. very
different shot and very unique/
4th shot Safe Shot:
Also another very neat shot even though it does not register hits half
the time, and the sfae felt and looked like it was already going to
5th shot Stugots and drop target:
Nice shot here pretty cool how the ball holds the balls my only gripe
is that it should hold more then two balls.
6th shot the meadowlands best shot on the whole game( one of the
coolest shots I have ever seen in a pin)
This shot takes the ball upside down and it coems back at you before a
blink of an eye.
Now I forgot to mention the orbits here very nice orbits only problem
is every time you hit the damn things the ball stops in the damn pop
bumpers. Wish that was not the cas cause these orbits are easy to hit
and flow very well.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST GAMEPLAY:
Here is where the game could be great, but is not.
Worst video mode ever executive game. We went from one of the best
video modes ever from Elvis to now the worst throw this damn mode in
Some of the modes are neat like arson, and the horse race and ther was
one other good one also.
Party at the Bing mball has my vote for worst mball ever. You will see
what I mean when you get a chance to play it.
The Stugots mball mode is pretty cool the way it is setup keep hitting
the drop target for jackpots then get a ball in the boat for double
jackpot then get the next ball in the boat for super jackpot. then all
shots lite for jackpots.
Truck Heist is neat hitting the orbits and stuff and then the little
hurrp up mode, but once again nothing special.
Food Fight is probably the neatest feature on the game. Sort of like a
frenzy mode. Like I said very cool mode.
The safe and reaching ranks is also very well done.
The doubling modes you are awarded from hitting the safe are not bad
I got to the underboss mode that mode was very cool also, but I am not
going to ellaborate on that and ruin it for anybody.
One thing i will say is tha game is pretty easy. i almost got all the
way to boss mode and that was only after playing it for a hour.
The bumpers on the game aere same as Elvis they work great.
The New Flipper Design
Is awesome too no more damn flipper humming or soggy flips. You will
see when you play it.
SO IN CONCLUSION:
I had my money all set aside to get this game, and for once I waited to
play a game before I got it just like I did with Elvis. And luckily I
did not prepurchase it, because I feel I would have been greatly
dissapointed. the game is way too easy, and is cool to play at a bar
or something, but as far as HUO not a good game.
I would give it a overall rating of a 7.5 out of ten.
Like I said it is a good game, and could have been great but the code
is just not there.
PS On a side note if you all remember I said I hated Elvis well now I
have gotten a chance to play it several more times, and I really like
it. Very unique game, and it is one of those games the more you play
it the more you start to like it. So I guess for me maybe I will get a
Elvis, or I may just wait and see what nascar looks like, but I am not
holding my breath on that one considering Pat's last two floppers.
This will be his ake or break game.
Thx guys hope this review helps