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  • Rafie
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    Originally posted by rewt View Post
    Late for the party, but I just had to register to reply to this thread.

    I love most of the ideas, great job guys! There are four ideas that caught my attention in this thread:

    Mother Nature. Awesome concept. Love it.
    IT Lan Janitor. This made me giggle. Would be wicked.
    Doctor Who. It would be hard to decide which doctor i'd like to see though.

    Chambers of Shaolin. (I would assume you mean the classic 8/16 bit game?).

    I kind of like this idea. I would take it further though. As a long time martial arts movie fan (foremost old school kung fu), there are a few ideas that come to mind:

    - The Iron Armour technique

    The point with this style is that (usually) the bad guy has protected 107 out of the body's 108 pressure point (of which 36 are paralyzing and can cause death). There are eight levels of breathing techniques that gives the practitioner control of the air circulation in the body. There is however one point, the breath gate, that must remain open/unprotected.

    Ideas on how this can work can be seen in movies such as The Invincible Armour, Born Invincible and the Shaw Brothers classic Executioners from Shaolin (In which the bad guy can move the breath gate around, illustrated in the movie by a manuequin with paths linked between the pressure points, and the main hero dropping pinball like balls through it in order to find the bad guy's weaknesses).

    I'm not very good at explaining this so I guess it would be clearer watching said movies, if for no other reason, for the great visual styles in them .

    - Hung Ga (Five Elements style specifically) kung fu

    Based on the Chinese elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Metal, and Wood taking their animal forms with Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, and Crane. I'm pretty sure some of you have seen this particular style in action by Jackie Chan or any movie picturing the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung.

    - The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    This Shaw Brothers movie (and it's sequel; Return to the 36th Chamber) about a boy sent to the Shaolin temple to practice was most likely the main inspiration for the classic game Chambers of Shaolin. My vision would be something in the line of practicing hard in each of the 35 chambers, starting out with mundane tasks such as carrying water barrels until reaching a high enough level to be able to enter the forbidden 36th chamber to win the game.

    - Any table based on the Yuen Woo Ping (and brothers) over the top fantasy fu movies Shaolin Drunkard/Taoism Drunkard would blow my mind off this world. You will know what I mean if you watch them, especially Taoism Drunkard. Just watch this short clip:



    Actually, when it comes down to it, for me, any cheesy and badly dubbed old school kung fu table would suffice.
    I love old school kung fu movies. I grew up watching them....RELIGIOUSLY!! I got so bad at watching them one time that my cousin and I annoyed my mother so bad by talking out of sync. We would say the words and then move our lips after it. Hahahaha Good times!

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  • rewt
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    Late for the party, but I just had to register to reply to this thread.

    I love most of the ideas, great job guys! There are four ideas that caught my attention in this thread:

    Mother Nature. Awesome concept. Love it.
    IT Lan Janitor. This made me giggle. Would be wicked.
    Doctor Who. It would be hard to decide which doctor i'd like to see though.

    Chambers of Shaolin. (I would assume you mean the classic 8/16 bit game?).

    I kind of like this idea. I would take it further though. As a long time martial arts movie fan (foremost old school kung fu), there are a few ideas that come to mind:

    - The Iron Armour technique

    The point with this style is that (usually) the bad guy has protected 107 out of the body's 108 pressure point (of which 36 are paralyzing and can cause death). There are eight levels of breathing techniques that gives the practitioner control of the air circulation in the body. There is however one point, the breath gate, that must remain open/unprotected.

    Ideas on how this can work can be seen in movies such as The Invincible Armour, Born Invincible and the Shaw Brothers classic Executioners from Shaolin (In which the bad guy can move the breath gate around, illustrated in the movie by a manuequin with paths linked between the pressure points, and the main hero dropping pinball like balls through it in order to find the bad guy's weaknesses).

    I'm not very good at explaining this so I guess it would be clearer watching said movies, if for no other reason, for the great visual styles in them .

    - Hung Ga (Five Elements style specifically) kung fu

    Based on the Chinese elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Metal, and Wood taking their animal forms with Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, and Crane. I'm pretty sure some of you have seen this particular style in action by Jackie Chan or any movie picturing the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung.

    - The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    This Shaw Brothers movie (and it's sequel; Return to the 36th Chamber) about a boy sent to the Shaolin temple to practice was most likely the main inspiration for the classic game Chambers of Shaolin. My vision would be something in the line of practicing hard in each of the 35 chambers, starting out with mundane tasks such as carrying water barrels until reaching a high enough level to be able to enter the forbidden 36th chamber to win the game.

    - Any table based on the Yuen Woo Ping (and brothers) over the top fantasy fu movies Shaolin Drunkard/Taoism Drunkard would blow my mind off this world. You will know what I mean if you watch them, especially Taoism Drunkard. Just watch this short clip:



    Actually, when it comes down to it, for me, any cheesy and badly dubbed old school kung fu table would suffice.

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  • Frapril
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    i have begin to replay on sam & max of Telltale, and thinks this would be cool a sam & max table based on the three seasons.

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  • Rafie
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    Originally posted by deathbringer View Post
    Here're some table ideas I'd like to play in Zen Pinball:

    Clearly at the top of my list, since I can't get this to work properly on my PC since ages:
    - Pro Pinball: Timeshock! (if you don't know it, have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDkoUXrGngw)

    Some movies I'd like a table on:
    - From Dusk Till Dawn
    - Nightmare On Elm Street
    - Alien
    - Sin City

    OOOOH a Sin City table, or something like it! I LIKE IT!

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  • deathbringer
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    Here're some table ideas I'd like to play in Zen Pinball:

    Clearly at the top of my list, since I can't get this to work properly on my PC since ages:
    - Pro Pinball: Timeshock! (if you don't know it, have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDkoUXrGngw)

    Some movies I'd like a table on:
    - From Dusk Till Dawn
    - Nightmare On Elm Street
    - Alien
    - Sin City

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  • tenorhero
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    Originally posted by Kemetman View Post
    Nothing needs to be a XBOX exclusive!
    I've said it before and I will say it again. I will never purchase a whole new console just to play tables that are on that platform. Even though if they are considering that they are putting Tesla and other tables that are on the PS3 on Windows 8, I would think they could do the same for PS3 with the 8 or so tables not available for the PS3.

    I can understand exclusivity but, pinball is a small market. Why be exlusive to one console? I know they said they never said they wouldn't but an official answer of 'Yes we Will!' or 'No sorry we can't!' would be better than 'We have may requests and has been discussed' or 'We never said we Wouldn't' Etc. The Question will pop up all the time. Sorry to Nag but I just would like an official answer.

    I know I will purchase all tables made by Zen and any tables even if they are older tables I would be happy to play on my PS3. Great Job Barbie and Zen. Can't wait for Civil War and the other 12+ tables that are in the works. Sounds like and exciting year for 2013.

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  • Kemetman
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    Nothing needs to be a XBOX exclusive!

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  • BarbieBobomb
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    Originally posted by Engage View Post
    Transhumanism, nanotech and the technological singularity event might deliver some interesting themes for tables. Be sure to not make them xbox exclusive. And as i've said before i'm kindof getting sick of screaming hulks, i need more female voices on my future tables

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
    Oh man-- A singularity table would be freakin' amazing. I'm all for it.

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  • nigel
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    grand theft auto table would probably sell quite nice espically since the next version is on both platforms

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  • Engage
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    Transhumanism, nanotech and the technological singularity event might deliver some interesting themes for tables. Be sure to not make them xbox exclusive. And as i've said before i'm kindof getting sick of screaming hulks, i need more female voices on my future tables

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Space-Walk View Post
    You sir are full of great ideas. Space Walk agrees.
    Last edited by snakeman07; 11-09-2012, 09:25 PM.

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  • Space-Walk
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    Originally posted by snakeman07 View Post
    Dinos are always cool How about you get to choose between two balls before you start (ala Avengers), a carnivore and a herbivore, then certain tasks will be tailored for each. Eating, finding shelter, escaping/attacking the opposite eaters, etc...Add in some meteor showers in the background and it's done
    You sir are full of great ideas. Space Walk agrees.

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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Space-Walk View Post
    Also a gathering of fossils might be neat. A T-Rex, Velociraptor, Alusaurus and other mighty 65 million year old beasts could do a table. What I would love to see though is a journey through our own solar system, visiting every planet and collecting scores.

    Well I'm full of ideas, problem is most of them suck, so lets stop this here, for now.
    Dinos are always cool How about you get to choose between two balls before you start (ala Avengers), a carnivore and a herbivore, then certain tasks will be tailored for each. Eating, finding shelter, escaping/attacking the opposite eaters, etc...Add in some meteor showers in the background and it's done

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  • Space-Walk
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    Also a gathering of fossils might be neat. A T-Rex, Velociraptor, Alusaurus and other mighty 65 million year old beasts could do a table. What I would love to see though is a journey through our own solar system, visiting every planet and collecting scores.

    Well I'm full of ideas, problem is most of them suck, so lets stop this here, for now.

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  • BarbieBobomb
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    Originally posted by Space-Walk View Post
    Beautiful thread and what amazing ideas.

    How about myths and mythical figures? Chimera, medusa, cerberus, gryphon can make a great story for a table.
    Since it is ZEN studios, may I also suggest, a table about feodal Japan, with ninjas, samurajs and shoguns. All perhaps around one of those state of the art zen gardens in Kyoto.

    Keep up the good work back there in Hungry. You are simply masters at what you're doing.
    Thank you!

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