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teknohed
08-04-10, 07:51
http://arcadeheaven.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/pinball5.jpg?w=450&h=226

Like many of you I believed that Stern was the last pinball coin op company in operation.

Arcade Heroes (http://arcadeheroes.com/2010/04/08/new-pinball-manufacturer-out-of-spain-marsaplay/) has a write up on a spanish company called Marsaplay (http://marsaplay.com/layout/design-variations.html) which is making a new pin based on Canasta, which I thought was a card game, but based on the back glass, might be a basketball game.

Check it out here (http://arcadeheroes.com/2010/04/08/new-pinball-manufacturer-out-of-spain-marsaplay/).

http://arcadeheaven.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/new_canasta_4.jpg

GameGavel
08-04-10, 08:05
Cool. Looks interesting.

Duke.Togo
08-04-10, 11:06
Fantastic. The more the merrier, and hopefully it will stir some innovation with Stern. I am in agreement with this article, the orange dot matrix display should be dead by now, LCDs are great.

bill_loguidice
09-04-10, 09:35
Cool stuff. Here's a possibly silly question... Is it necessary for pinball machines to have such large bodies depth-wise? I'm thinking there could be quite the home gameroom market if they got some of the weight/depth down. I can see needing it for commercial play, but home use I would think that the extra weight is unecessary to offer the same type of playfield...

JoeJet
12-04-10, 10:02
Bill, what do you mean by "Depth"? Do you mean the length of the playfield or the bottom to top cabinet depth? Genrally pins are as deep as they need to be to handle all the under playfield mechs and the harness and space to the power supply, transformer, speaker, etc. Also, you need depth to pull out and raise a playfield for maintenance of a commercial unit that is expected to be maintained.

Just like anything else, more weight generally equals better quality. Solid wood vs cardboard, Metal vs. Plastic (FYI Iron Man by stern and Big Buck Hunter went to plastic aprons to save money), thats typically the price to pay for quality in anything.

bill_loguidice
12-04-10, 10:05
Bill, what do you mean by "Depth"? Do you mean the length of the playfield or the bottom to top cabinet depth? Genrally pins are as deep as they need to be to handle all the under playfield mechs and the harness and space to the power supply, transformer, speaker, etc. Also, you need depth to pull out and raise a playfield for maintenance of a commercial unit that is expected to be maintained.

Just like anything else, more weight generally equals better quality. Solid wood vs cardboard, Metal vs. Plastic (FYI Iron Man by stern and Big Buck Hunter went to plastic aprons to save money), thats typically the price to pay for quality in anything.

Bottom to top cabinet depth, to save space and weight. Sounds like that depth is there for a reason, though...