NEXTGENTM VIRTUAL PINBALL:
as close to real as virtual gets!
BUILT BY US EXCLUSIVELY IN-HOUSE
FULL REAL PINBALL FEEDBACK USING
REAL PINBALL SOLENOIDS!
FULL NUDGE CAPABILITES
REAL BALLY/WILLIAMS SKILL SHOT
ENABLED PLUNGER ASSEMBLY
THX AUDIO SYSTEM
YOUR PICK OF GRAPHICS: MAKE IT LOOK LIKE
YOUR FAVORITE PINBALL!
HUNDREDS OF REAL GAMES IN ONE
REAL PINBALL CABINET
We developed this, at great time, risk and expense, for two reasons. First, if you have been shopping for a pinball you've probably been sticker shocked! I've been in the industry since the 80's and it's heartbreaking to see how expensive the hobby has become. So, it's making a high end virtual pin look a lot more affordable in comparison. And the term "high end" is key here! Our's is NOT like the other one's out there. It's very, very close to playing a real pinball. Except that you have hundreds of them to choose from!
Second, I've always wanted one myself. I only have room for four in my home, but I've sold just about every title ever made. For me, it would be amazing to go back and play so many of those games. But the best one I ever saw was still basically like playing on a giant iPad. Sure, the cabinet was real, it looked nice, etc. But at the end of the day, the ball still didn't flow like a real one, there was, and still is, latency on almost all of them, toys don't look real at all, targets don't drop realistically, etc etc. And, no feedback? A deal killer.
In 2020 I became aware of three major items that made it possible to build a very close to real virtual pin (I call it "as close to real as virtual can be"). First, tech exists that allow us to include a second playfield so that we can install REAL pinball parts. In a nutshell, if you close your eyes you would never know you are not playing a real pinball. It sounds and feels like a real game because we use real pinball parts. Between some special code we developed, plus a clever hardware component we use, this is now not only possible, every month we have a handful more that are working great!
Next, a screen manufacturer finally came out with an Ultra 4K, high speed monitor (NOT a tv). It's hard to believe, but it keeps up with whatever the computer throws at it. The monitor alone costs more than a couple low end multi pins we've seen.
And, finally, there is a graphics card that can handle just about anything, and everything, thrown at it in real time. Used with the right high speed processor, you eliminate almost all the issues every single other Vpin exhibits. Just look at the videos we've posted to the right.
These aren't cheap...we aren't interested in the race to the bottom others are doing. We've never done that; we didn't do that when we developed our classic multi game system and it continues to sell very well. But, our NextGen pinball is no more than one brand new high end pinball, and not much more than the top 5 or so used pinballs! Except now you get a ton of titles in one cabinet.
I've been in the coin machine industry since the 80's, and the home game room business almost as long. This really came in handy while developing this pinball! I know what I, and others that would want one, expect. The first client that got one from us made a comment after he had it for two months. I said "I feel this gets you about 90% of the way to a real game." He said "I should feel comfortable saying 99%." I think ultimately it's somewhere in between. But I'll tell you this: when you have hundreds of games inside, real games like Addams Family, Indiana Jones, plus more recent games like Batman 66, Wizard of Oz, EM games, and my favorite newer title, Total Nuclear Annilhation, at the push of a button, with all the same beautiful backglass art, DMD score display (including Ultra DMD/color if it was used in the real game), and a playfield that is hard to distinguish from the real thing because of these new graphics cards and the monitor we use, that far and away outweighs that last 5-10% of the way to a real game imo. And, we work with Zen (!!) which is on the Steam platform. We have all 99 games legally on our system and menu (we set you up with a legal account and do all the work for you...the games play just like a real pinball complete with full feedback)! They have high end licenses like Star Wars, Marvel, many popular TV shows, etc. Their games are often better than real pinballs! I've had a few clients order our cabinet/hardware just so that they can play those games as "real" games.
So, take a look at the video and photos and we'll continue uploading more over the next few days.
It has the same plunger as a real pinball, and has the same skill shot flexibility so it responds to how far you pull it back.
You can nudge/tilt the games
We use real flipper feedback in both models
We use real pinball feedback on our second playfield located under the 4K Ultra monitor. We use real pinball solenoids for the pop bumpers, sling shots, etc.
We have a real pinball motor so that you hear the effects of any motors that would have been used in the real game you are playing!
The audio is better than most real games: we use a THX certified system with a nice subwoofer. If you are into EM games, we can install a real chime unit!
It has 60's/70's EM games up to games as recent as 2018, and it can be updated. Wow, no more carrying new pinballs down into your basement! We also have an arrangement with Zen to add their games via an account we set up on your behalf: we set it all up for you and it is integrated into our menu. Just plug in the game and play!
Note: We are at 9-12 weeks delivery at the time of this post. It is very hard, as I'm sure many of you have heard, to get high end computer components. So, just keep this in mind in case you came here already more or less pre-sold, and you are wanting one asap. Order sooner than later as it will be a while, and obviously we are building in the order we receive requests. There are only two of us here that can build these. It's a highly skilled build process. But, if you love pinball, these are worth the wait. And yes, we can customize your cabinet with just about any pinball art you want! See examples to the right.
AN ORIGINAL ZEN TITLE:
We are allowed to install their
games on our platform!
This is in addition to the coin-op
titles you can play!
Choose almost any graphics package
SOUNDS AMAZING WITH OUR THX
AUDIO SYSTEM AND SUBWOOFER!
ATTACK FROM MARS
HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF
CLASSIC PINBALL & VIDEO GAMES IN
THE SPACE OF JUST TWO GAMES!
RECENT SET UP OF A LOCAL CLIENT
WHO GOT OUR PEDESTAL CLASSIC
MULTI-VIDEO GAME SYSTEM, WITH 11,000
GAMES, PLUS OUR NEXTGEN PINBALL, WITH HUNDREDS OF CLASSIC AND
NEWER PIN TABLES.
Please note that we only use Ultra IPS 4K high speed monitors (not a tv). The video below will be re-uploaded in HD asap. Any artifacts are from video compression, NOT from the monitor. The video on the actual monitor is as good as it gets, and graphics are very close to viewing a real game!
Bally's Harlem Globetrotters:
this simple game shows how awesome and realistic the graphics are. Note you can hear the click and clack of the real flippers and solenoids working!
Spooky's Total Nuclear Annihlation:
My favorite of the newer commercial coin-op games! This shows off our custom light bar, and how well the monitor handles the light show.
Bally's Cactus Canyon:
Listen for the real motor we have inside; it activates whenever a "real" element that uses a motor engages on a real game! All these little things add up to a very real play experience.
Zen's Jurassic World:
Watch this to see why we recommend all of Zen's games (from the Steam playform). They all play our cabinet, most with feedback. These are better than most coin op titles...the graphics are amazing. And they are always releasing new games we can add on! They can be purchased from our unit using the computer and account you will have with our system.
PLAY RARE GAMES YOU LIKELY WOULD
NEVER SEE IN AN ARCADE
Gottlieb's Target Alpha:
I love electro-mechanical (EM's) games from pre 1976. Look how real this looks! They play just as good. And you can have us install a REAL chime unit. That's why this one sounds so real...it is! Note the shadow around the ball as it moves...result of the awesome hardware!
Bally's Space Invaders
If the real backglass had animation, our's probably does too! Remember this classic? It was in almost every arcade...this film was huge!
Williams Black Knight:
The first double decker game. It also has magna-save to save your ball before it drains. Yup...we have real manga-save buttons too. Play the Williams double decker classics Pharaoh, Jungle Lord and Solar Fire 100% like the real ones.
Zen's Adventure Land:
Wow. This one is worth the price of all 99 of their games alone! Carnival themed...meet certain goals and play mini carnival games. So much fun. Great family game.