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Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« on: November 03, 2006, 03:53:45 pm »
bestbuy has them for 300 usd.  maybe for fans of the movie.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006, 04:00:41 pm »
I presume, of course, that these are the Zizzle machines, not the Sterns (if they're the Sterns, somebody pick me up a dozen).

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006, 04:31:17 pm »

They're getting pretty good reviews on rec.games.pinball.  There are, of course, some of the "it ain't a real pin" guys, but overall among those who are reviewing it for what it actually is, the sense is that it is well built and a damn good value.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 05:08:31 pm »
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Enjoy 60 seconds of familiar sound effects, music and voices from the movie

Wow, they really went all out.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006, 11:52:16 am »
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Enjoy 60 seconds of familiar sound effects, music and voices from the movie

Wow, they really went all out.

I assume you're being sarcastic but think about it. 60 seconds of speech and music clips is A LOT. (That's the same as a full length commercial!)
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006, 02:05:05 pm »
Yeah, so I picture that same commercial playing over and over throughout every single game. I guess for some people, that machine would work out perfectly, but I would probably go bonkers with the repetition.
Just flipped through the Bestbuy ad for today, and it looks like it went back to $349 around me.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2006, 03:28:12 pm »
You just don't get it.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2006, 01:26:52 am »
He's right, it gets extremely repetitive really fast.  Think that they probably save 20-30 seconds of those SFX for special situations like Wizard mode and such.  In one game I played today the machine must have said "Not as easy as it looks, is it?" about a dozen times on one ball.

What's interesting is that they spent some of that 60 seconds on EM-style bell sounds; you'd think they'd just put in an actual bell and save the memory for voices.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean pin
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2006, 10:56:51 am »
Um....we already have a thread going on this machine under the "Zizzle" title. How about we keep everything under one thread?