Fatsquatch's ratings

Pinsider Fatsquatch has rated 21 machines.

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Rating comments

Fatsquatch has written 5 rating comments:

9 years ago
When I first acquired Pinball Magic, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a keeper. At the time, I hadn't played the machine very much, and although I did like it, I thought of it more as good trade fodder than anything.

Once I had the machine home and started putting some quality play-time on it, I began to fall in love with it. Simply put, this pin is very fun to play. And the more I play it, the more I like it.

A lot of people comment on the game's linear nature as a negative, but I find it to be a positive. You have to make your shots count, and this makes things more interesting, as you won't be able to just randomly progress through the game on luck-of-the-draw wild shots. You need to pay attention and focus your shots to make it through.

The theme, toys, light show, artwork, and gameplay are all top-notch. Really...what's not to like?
9 years ago
I absolutely love this pin's theme, and the machine uses it well -- especially with plentiful sound samples from Freddy Kreuger himself, Robert Englund.

The ball-spitting Freddy head on the upper playfield is brilliant, as well as the "claw save" feature in the main drain.

The "claw flipper" is a neat idea that's poorly implemented and I find that there's a bit too much multiball, but overall, I think this game is a blast to play. The playfield doesn't have the abundance of toys and whatnot that most other games of the era have, but I think that's one of the game's strengths, as an open playfield can be a good thing in a pin. (It's nice to play a pin where your ball doesn't disappear for 5 minutes after you launch it into an abundance of toys.)
9 years ago
A decent pin for its time, the playfield is fairly uninteresting and the gameplay is a bit too slow to excite the modern pin enthusiast. However, the somewhat risqué artwork on the backglass gets a thumbs up, and is easily the main attraction of this machine.
9 years ago
I love the theme, but I find the playfield to be just too darn busy. There are so many toys and gadgets on the game, that it's just overkill to me.
9 years ago
In pretty much all aspects, this pin is a success. The sights and sounds are fantastic, and the gameplay is fast & furious -- especially when unlocking the 6-ball multiball mode.

Really, the only considerable negative I have to point out about this game is that it can be pretty darn tough. The "North Pole" and ramp shots tend to be very difficult to hit, which can be frustrating, as they are integral to advancing through the game. Still, though, this helps to keep the game from quickly becoming stale, and adds to its replayability.