jitneystand1's ratings

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jitneystand1's ratings

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#: AC/DC (Pro)
1

AC/DC (Pro)

Stern, 2012

9.860
2

Lord of the Rings

Stern, 2003

9.700
3

The Addams Family

Bally, 1992

9.680
4

Pinbot

Williams, 1986

9.629
#: Spider-Man
5

Spider-Man

Stern, 2007

9.600
6

Tales from the Crypt

Data East, 1993

9.580
7

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Williams, 1993

9.440
8

Taxi

Williams, 1988

9.423
#: Attack from Mars
9

Attack from Mars

Bally, 1995

9.320

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Sega, 1995

9.320
11

Nascar

Stern, 2005

9.260
12

Medieval Madness

Williams, 1997

9.180
#: Maverick
13

Maverick

Data East, 1994

9.160
14

Junk Yard

Williams, 1996

9.000
15

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Williams, 1993

8.980
16

World Cup Soccer

Bally, 1994

8.953
#: Jurassic Park
17

Jurassic Park

Data East, 1993

8.872
18

Batman (The Dark Knight)

Stern, 2008

8.860
19

WHO dunnit

Bally, 1995

8.840
20

Pirates of the Caribbean

Stern, 2006

8.704
#: Star Wars Episode I
21

Star Wars Episode I

Williams, 1999

8.500
22

Johnny Mnemonic

Williams, 1995

8.315
23

Lethal Weapon 3

Data East, 1992

8.300
24

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Stern, 2008

8.252
#: Diner
25

Diner

Williams, 1990

8.196
26

Super Mario Bros.

Gottlieb, 1992

8.040
27

Indiana Jones

Stern, 2008

7.960
28

Big Bang Bar

Capcom, 1996

7.844
#: Road Show (Red & Ted's)
29

Road Show (Red & Ted's)

Williams, 1994

7.448
30

Twilight Zone

Bally, 1993

7.337
31

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Stern, 2003

7.219
32

Shrek

Stern, 2008

6.973
#: Terminator 2
33

Terminator 2

Williams, 1991

6.767
34

The Simpsons Pinball Party

Stern, 2003

6.703
35

Independence Day

Sega, 1996

6.284
36

Gilligan's Island

Bally, 1991

6.132
#: Star Wars
37

Star Wars

Data East, 1992

5.811
38

The Shadow

Bally, 1994

5.724
39

Guns N' Roses

Data East, 1994

5.513
40

Wheel of Fortune

Stern, 2007

5.087
#: Tee'd Off
41

Tee'd Off

Gottlieb, 1993

5.008
42

Sharkey's Shootout

Stern, 2000

4.230

Rating comments

jitneystand1 has written 24 rating comments:

  • 9.860 AC/DC (Pro) (Stern, 2012)

    “Reading through prior reviews makes me feel like I am in some kind of bizarro world. Acdc pro is OUTSTANDING. I have played most of the top rated pins, many of the rest....in terms of speed and adrenaline acdc has no equal.

    If you are a stop & go kind of player then sure, you probably won't like acdc. But I think a good # of these reviews are coming from folks that got their ass handed to them and walked away frustrated.

    It should be noted that I removed the spring and have the bell mod on mine which greatly improves playability.” Aug 17, 2012

  • 8.840 WHO dunnit (Bally, 1995)

    “It's too bad...this could have been one of the greats. Poor design causes the ball to drain in the left outlane out of the ball lock. Sure, they did put a ball save in there to give you the ball back but it ends "roof" mode (among others) and is extremely annoying.

    The playfield is great, the music is outstanding...but they really didn't do a good job with the finishing touches that could have made this SO much better (*cough* wizard mode! *cough*). Can't say I really understand the playfield slot machine either, that feels like more of a gimmick than something that adds to gameplay.

    Probably sounding a bit harsh so to clarify - this is a very good pin, easily better than it's current #84 rank. But it's easy to recognize where it could have been better so it feels more disappointing than it probably should.” Nov 21, 2011

  • 8.500 Star Wars Episode I (Williams, 1999)

    “There's a name for folks who don't care for this one - Fun Haters. That's right I am calling you out! I am not even a big Star Wars fan but this little pin is awesome. No, it's not a top 10 by any means but it has big time cool factor with the sounds and music and light saber...plus it's a blast to play.

    Only had this a week now but with 50+ games I feel like I am probably 45 games up on most who felt they were qualified to rate it. Will the fun last? I don't know, I rarely keep them beyond one year anyways. But while it's here I am having a blast with it.

    It's too bad that 3 of the shots (Watto, Jar Jar and the little extra ball habitrail) are next to impossible to hit on purpose. With a better design for those 3 shots I think I would rate this in the top 25. As is, I feel like it just misses the top 50.” Nov 30, 2011

  • 8.300 Lethal Weapon 3 (Data East, 1992)

    “First the bad - in many cases Data East's have a "cheap" feel to them and this is one of those. But another one of my favorite pins - Maverick - feels the same way so I try not to let that get in the way of enjoying a good pin. The first few games felt awkward but once I settled in it's a great little game. Probably my pick for most underrated since it currently resides at #185 and I feel it is deserving of a spot 100 points higher.

    Great playfield layout, good rule set, great sound with the choice of 3 songs to enjoy while you play. The complaints about the overuse of "ok ok ok" are valid but exaggerated. I do wish you could hit both flipper buttons to skip the video clips but they aren't overly long. Uses the same layout as T2 but (turn back if you are a T2 fan) LW3 does a much better job with it. Whatever that force is that makes you push start again and again...LW3 has it.” Sep 12, 2011

  • 8.040 Super Mario Bros. (Gottlieb, 1992)

    “This is one that I think the theme pulls it from being a not so great game to a pretty fun one. All in all it's kind of "meh"...I enjoy playing it but it lacks that invisible force that calls me back again and again.” Oct 12, 2011

  • 8.196 Diner (Williams, 1990)

    “The playfield and a couple of shots are similar to Taxi but I don't really think they are all that much alike as I have heard from so many. Had them side by side in the collection for a little while...Diner is by far the better looking game (one of the best looking games ever) but Taxi mops up in gameplay. All in all a good game that holds it's own but it's a B list game even by System 11 standards. Currently sits at #74 in the rankings and I think that's pretty much the perfect place for it.” Sep 11, 2011

  • 9.629 Pinbot (Williams, 1986)

    “Best audio of all time IMO, I never even played Pinbot in the arcades but it brings me right back there. One ramp, bang away at the visor, an entire half of the playfield seldom used...it seems so simple and mundane...but something else is there and it's nothing short of greatness. Deserving of a top 10 rank if you ask me. Pinbot is the machine that made me realize there were GREAT games made before 1990.” Sep 10, 2011

  • 9.423 Taxi (Williams, 1988)

    “If I am ranking on gameplay and fun factor alone this is a top 10 pin. Simple but very addicting.

    The bell was novel at first but it wasn't 2 days before that thing drove me nuts...it's a better home game with it turned off, but I do turn it back on when friends are over.” Oct 12, 2011

  • 6.767 Terminator 2 (Williams, 1991)

    “Maybe I just don't get it, but T2 is plain boring. The simple ruleset of a System 11 with none of the greatness. Whatever it is that feeds my pinball addiction, that force that makes me press that start button just one more time (and one more, and one more)...it's not here. I can't explain what is even wrong with it...I just don't care to play it again.” Sep 11, 2011

  • 6.284 Independence Day (Sega, 1996)

    “Weak, weak effort by Sega on this one. Love the movie, I actually sought this one out for quite awhile....I shouldn't have bothered. Had it for a month, played probably 50 games on it and don't care to ever play it again. There are those that will rag on Sega's in general, I am not one of those as the only other one I have played is Frankenstein and I love it. Independence Day is not good pinball...” Sep 11, 2011

  • 5.811 Star Wars (Data East, 1992)

    “There are some really fun Data Easts out there...Star Wars is not one of them. WAY too slow with all the stopping for animations that you can't skip. Good looking pin but it's just boring compared to, you know, other pins.” Nov 30, 2011

  • 9.320 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Sega, 1995)

    “Great game here. I don't know how cool I really think Frank chucking the ball at you is, but the game itself is a riot. Good software and layout keeps you shooting all over the field. If your Sega bias keeps you from trying this one you are missing out on some great pinball. MSF should be a top 20 game in my opinion...” Sep 12, 2011

  • 9.000 Junk Yard (Williams, 1996)

    “For one month I was sure this was pretty close to the greatest pin I had ever played...it's very addicting and great fun bashing away at the crane. 6 months later and I am hauling it out the door. Play this on location and you'll love it. Bring it home and you'll bore with it very soon...” Sep 10, 2011

  • 8.953 World Cup Soccer (Bally, 1994)

    “This is a fun one, if you can handle the theme. Striker (the dog) seems out of place at first but after awhile you realize it just wouldn't be the same without him. The goalie and the announcer yelling "gggggooooooooaaaaaallllllllll!!!!" gets the kids excited more than any other pin I have owned. Well thought out ruleset to go along with a really good use of a sports theme. I eventually bored of it and traded it out but still feel like WCS94 is deserving of a permanent ranking in the 20-30 range (currently underrated at #46).” Sep 12, 2011

  • 9.600 Spider-Man (Stern, 2007)

    “I don't normally rate a pin unless I have put at least 20 plays on it, but with only a half dozen under my belt it's easy to see this one is that good. Great theme, great pin.” Sep 10, 2011

  • 9.320 Attack from Mars (Bally, 1995)

    “It's too bad the "collectors" know what a great pin this is...pretty much ensures I'll never have a chance to have AFM for a stay in my gameroom. It just kills me to know how many of these are sitting in someone's basement, played only a few times a month if that. Maybe some day they'll get tired of admiring it but until then this remains #1 on my "unobtanium" list.” Sep 10, 2011

  • 9.180 Medieval Madness (Williams, 1997)

    “Good game but I can't say I agree with the value or the #1 rank. I have played a good number of pins that didn't command anywhere near those prices that I enjoyed just as much or more. It's a 300lb trophy if you ask me...” Sep 10, 2011

  • 6.132 Gilligan's Island (Bally, 1991)

    “Ramp, ramp, ramp, ramp, ramp, ramp, ramp, ramp, ramp and then ramp some more. The rotating ramp is one of the coolest toys ever designed, one of the greatest sound bytes (nice coconuts!) and a great theme but seriously...what a turd. There is nothing to shoot at of any value whatsoever other than the ramp. Really fun to play a few times but don't make the mistake of bringing this one home if you actually plan to play the thing. It will be popular with the guests but will bore you to tears. Worst. DMD. Pin. Ever.” Sep 11, 2011

  • 9.700 Lord of the Rings (Stern, 2003)

    “An all around great game, ranks right up there with the best ever...I think it's deserving of a top 3 slot. If there is a better software/ruleset package out there I haven't played it yet.” Sep 10, 2011

  • 9.160 Maverick (Data East, 1994)

    “Maverick has a small list of flaws/things that could have been better, but this one is vastly underrated. It's not often that I keep a pin for longer than a year but this one's at 2.5 years and counting.

    It's a shooters pin...most of the point values come from being able to hit the proper bank of drop targets. You have to have great aim and impeccable ball control (and some good luck) to reach the Poker Championship because of the built in randomness of ricocheting off of the drop targets. Yes, it's a Data East. Yes, like some other DE's it kind of has a "cheap" or "toy-like" feel to it at first. And no, this one isn't going to "flow" like some of the others. But give this one a legitimate chance...it's just good pinball fun.” Sep 10, 2011

  • 9.440 Bram Stoker's Dracula (Williams, 1993)

    “GREAT pure pinball but you may need anger management classes after this one. 6 billion one game, 10 million the next...it's friggin' infuriating. I have a love/hate relationship with BSD, everyone else in my house just hated it so it didn't last long. I'll play this one every chance I get though. 30 mmmmiiiillllllliiiiiiooooooonnnnnn!!!” Sep 10, 2011

  • 8.872 Jurassic Park (Data East, 1993)

    “T-rex and the raptor kickback make the game. Feels very similar to Addams Family though (which I happened to own at the same time) and not remotely that good, so JP loses points there. All in all a fun, but not great, pinball that I enjoyed very much for the time I owned it.” Sep 12, 2011

  • 9.580 Tales from the Crypt (Data East, 1993)

    “Data Easts finest effort. Mode based pin along the lines of Addams Family, not quite as universally appealing though. If you don't find the Cryptkeeper annoying you are going to love this one.” Sep 10, 2011

  • 9.680 Addams Family, The (Bally, 1992)

    “The pin that started it all for me. Only one I have owned and sold that I might go to the trouble to acquire again someday. The gold standard for mode based pins in my opinion. Should easily retain a lower-top-ten ranking for as long as rankings exist.” Sep 10, 2011





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