- Feb 10, 2013
I’d love to see Congo, and The Shadow also. They said the Premium ones might be a little while down the road, but not to long, Johnny Mnemonic and Indiana Jones: Pinball Adventure would be really Awesome Games also. I have so many that weren’t in Farsight that I want really bad, Demolition Man anyone.
I was surprised Volume 2 came as quick as it did. Zen has typically put out 12-14 tables a year, usually over the course of 4 releases. Use that as your baseline for what to expect.
That’s the logical assumption without having the benefit of a full year to compare against. We have no idea what will happen with licensed releases, no idea what happens when all the kinks are ironed out with the Williams stuff (mobile is being worked on, physics are still being tweaked, user feedback is still being processed, etc), and no idea how many Zen originals are in the pipeline other than what was mentioned for the start of the year. Nothing is gospel yet, so I can only guess based on their past history.
This is flat out wrong for me to even say this. It's off topic and far fetched so I apologize. But now that we know what they are doing with Williams/Bally, can y'all imagine what Zen could do with Ripley's, Harley, and AC/DC? I mean, like, I am assuming they will hit all the good Williams and Ballys, even the Solid States. So, this is not THAT much of a pipe dream then, is it? Is Stern gonna stick with Farsight, or maybe try to seek something out like Williams/Bally did? I mean most real pinball fans are seriously digging what they did wit this at Zen, to the point of probably leaving TPA in their proverbial rear view mirror. Stern could be seeking them out to resell their best tables to all of us again
You’re not thinking big enough. Imagine what they could do with Metallica, Game of Thrones, Batman ‘66. We already know what they can do with Deadpool, GotG, and Star Wars on their own, but with video display? Yep, sweet!
So no, you’re not speaking out of turn, nor are you being greedy for recognizing Zen and their talents. I’m sure Stern has taken notice too, but there is the reality that Zen paid big bucks for the WMS license and they need to earn that back in a timely fashion. Taking on Stern right now would only hinder a quick return on investment while taking on another to boot. That being said, I believe the writing is on the wall and Stern to Zen is not an if, just a when.