It hasn’t been mentioned on the site yet but an amusement trade show has been taking place over in London this week by the name of EAG 2016. While waiting on media from that event, news about one brand new game has come along, the UK manufactured Alien Pinball by Heighway Pinball. After months of teasing, here is your first look at the playfield, link via the Pinside.com forums. Click on the image for a high-rez view at this four flipper game (artwork subject to change and of course the game will look a bit different with all the toys/targets):
More details on the modes that are found above the flippers, as provided by Aurich:
…there are 3 branches, all laid out with the motion tracker layout. We’re going to use the RGB LEDs to do a blue “pulse” through the inserts to simulate the tracking, maybe just for the attract mode or something, should be cool looking.
Each branch has 4 modes or multiballs, and then a wizard mode. You pick your film to start the game, and then you need to finish the 4 modes for that film (just start them, not complete) and the wizard mode before you can move on to the other film.
Some things will stack, but this isn’t a big stacking game, the modes are about atmosphere and the film, so they won’t all jumble together.
The Weyland Yutani inserts are the inlanes, and you need to light both to qualify the mode shot.
Directly above those is the space for the color LCD screen, placing it higher up on the playfield than their their first game, Full Throttle.
Alien Pinball is slated to launch later this year What are your thoughts on this new art?