Zizzle info

May 5, 2006

This is the second page of info about new Zizzle games. Click here for page 1.

So I played the new POTC game from Zizzle. Terry from Pinball Life and I paid a visit to their corporate headquarters.

We were playing their sales/engineering sample, and as a result the machine had a ton of miles on it already. I have to spot Zizzle some points because they were willing to let us touch and feel 'their baby' even though it wasn't the entirely finished product, and I'm grateful to them for the opportunity! Because this isn't the finished product, I'm going to do my standard thing of reserving judgement on how it feels until we're a bit farther down the road.

We were not allowed to photograph the machine, except for two limited shots (shown below). Sorry guys, Zizzle's house, Zizzle's rules. (In fact, originally they said I couldn't take any photographs, but I applied some peer pressure and they let me take the two pictures I did take! :) )

Zizzle's take on the machine is that it's a pinball machine that happens to be a bit smaller. And for most of their target audience, they're right. But since you are reading this on what amounts to a "pinball enthusiast" web site, we're both going to have a slightly different take on it. Zizzle is used to upselling toy buyers who normally buy Furbys, rather than downselling to pinball guys. So you really can't fault them for saying it's a real pinball machine. To them, it is. But make no mistake about it, if you expect this machine to feel just like a Williams or a Stern, it just isn't going to happen. It's still a toy, and that idea needs to serve as a grounding point for all observations.

With that out of the way, there is a bunch of good stuff here:

(from left to right)
John Papadiuk, Terry, and the voice of the monkey, Chris Nicolella

I know a bunch of other random things about the game, and they don't fit anywhere else, so here they are:

That's all for now!

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