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Pinsider RipleYYY has rated 18 machines.

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RipleYYY has written 18 rating comments:


9.560/10
4 months ago
TWD gone, i needed another pin with a (complete) good code, and than i'll go for DI... of course i know already lots about this pin, i'm a (tournament) player, and i'm studying a pinball before buying & have it home... its my 1st JJP, and i have absolutly no regret ! after 1 month home, the feeling & pleasure is perfectly as i was waiting, the pin plays very smoothly (Pat L. touch at his best !?), its the "combo fiesta" if you just want to play as it, few "stop & go" as needeed, well all in all a perfect combinaison about the gameplay... the code is than complete & well balanced, deep/tacticaly enough for good players, and directly fun for beginers, in a "classical" style (main line is : enable the scoop, shoot it to began a mode, try to finish it, and next one), with more than enough others funny little things all around (for ex. pinball attack you in MB, hard to cradle than, and the magnets are sometimes really bitch*ng you even more than in TAF (lol)... the overall pinball build feel solid... and finally the theme : i know some didnt like it, i know it may feels strange at first (i was also asking myself), but... once you're in, the story line is easy to understand/follow, and its doing perfectly the job ! ... the only small bad point of DI is the timing of some samples voices : sometimes few are stacked & playing in the same time (and also we heard to often Mandy saying : "shoot this" or "shoot that", as when you have the pin home, and playing it for some time, you know already what to shoot for ;) ... in conclusion, i like all era pins, for just what they have to propose considering the time-line technology (deep ones, and simple ones), but right now, i think DI is the best pinball i have had in my hands ;)
9.160/10
7 months ago
hard & frustrating pin for sure, deserve a lot of practice to (try to) master it, theme is top, and code is surelly Lyman best job... not a flow master, but i like the layout (let's admit i'm a John B fan), and not all pins have to be in the Steve R style... without a doubt, this pin makes you being a better player, than if you're looking for some challenges, TWD is the way to go !
8.070/10
1 year ago
blew this game when playing it on a friend house 1 year ago (slope was mid range & tilt was friendly)... just bought this same T3, which is in nice condition and playing very well/smooth... as my son & i are quite good players, tilt is now set to sensitive, and slope is at max... even that, it remains a quite "easy" pin, as since 2 weeks we have gone to WM 10 or 15 times already... does this means T3 isnt good ? not at all, i knew before it was not so deep, but i wanted to swap home pins to get something more brutal/direct, with shorter playing time (than TSPP or LORD if we're talking about the year 2003 lol), and i've just get what i was looking for ;) all has been said about good/bad points, and to me the only weak point remain the overall artwork... to resume : T3 is a nice machine, for sure not a keeper (as i simply have to swap my pins !), but an enjoying pinball without a doubt, especially if you like rush/adreline pins

edit march 2018 : my T3 has been set available for a swap, but i must admit i still have it, not only because i dont found something else i really want to replace it, but more because as i know it could leave home, i'm enjoying playing more & more with it, and the fun factor is still here, and growning ! despite its becoming way too easy, as we're going to wizard mode quite each day we play it !!! than i set up higher the lastability ;)
7.915/10
1 year ago
few monthes now that LAH is at home... what can i say more than we all know already !? ok, the BG is the weak point, but it you like playing pinball, who cares ? the game is really fun, match the theme, has the rule set more than similar as all others DE from the era, easy/simple but doesnt mean not fun (even more with the custom rom 1.13)... what i dont like in the design of the PF is the right upper side, feeling "close" there... for having more flow the right captive ball could have been replaced with a side lane going to the upper BONUS X lanes... but anyway, LAH remain a very good pinball without a doubt, lots of toys and features on it... if you can buy one, go for it !
8.376/10
2 years ago
hard pin for sure, need some tweaks for having fun home (center post or carrot flippers, and anti-airballs plastics)... the theme is great, as the artwork and sound/music... the layout is not usual... still waiting for a final/finished code, as a player i want more, even if its good already, with 2 video modes, midnight madness MB, and mass hysteria MB with reverse flippers... seems its a "love it or hate it" pinball... :)

edit 2019... Dwight, what are you waiting for ?
8.056/10
2 years ago
well, just get a perfect PRO HUO... before that, didnt play too much that game (but as a player know about Lonnie's coding, and last update), i've read a lot here & there, and were than informed of some probs & needed tweaks... as my son was in love with the theme and the pin, as the price was OK, i than bought the pin... and i dont regret it... i've just done a quite great summary of the pin for french forums, dont think its needed here, may be just my conclusion, as this pin didnt deserve to be so far in the ranking : to enjoy it, you must play on a perfectly working (tweaked) one, not only with HULK not blocking balls, but also the LOKI look, and last but not least, the BW ramp being nicely adjusted (on mine, after tweaking, with high slope and flippers at minimum strenght, no prob at all to climb the ramp)... in that case (and that case only), the pin is for sure a good one... enjoy ;)

forget to mention, we're +/- 200 games played on 3 weeks, with few HELLICARIER done, and just 1 BTE (my son, in 5 balls, and not completly finished)
2.253/10
2 years ago
well, as said in my comment (hi-score), i have played this game for the 1st time yesterday on a tournament... as C. George was playing another match on it just before me, i simply watched him to learn his strategy, which was more than simple & easy : launch the ball to the upper left PF, play there, when ball came down to the left flipper, hold it, ball jump to the right, simple control and aim for the upper left PF again... and sometimes when this goes bad and you have ball on left flipper, aim for the right upper loop... all this again & again & again & again... until you quickly get bored ! than, for my 1st game on it, i just did that, playing 1 hour or so, rounded the clock, and letting the 3rd ball draining as evbd was waiting... oups ! sorry for those who are loving it, but for sure its not for me ;)
8.140/10
3 years ago
Always enjoyed this pin when i meet him on tournament/expo, but without the idea to go deeper in the rules & strategy of play... Now it landed home (in a swap with my MET), its a good surprise, as its better than what i was waiting for. Of course still didnt see the "end", but already have a really good feeling not only with the flow and the gameplay, but with mature (and complete ?) rules, and also the sound/efx theme with the lights (its a pro version, moded with quality LEDS). Again, a underated pinball for sure, cant really understand why, but lets deal with it, we all have different taste and its better as it ;)
8.252/10
3 years ago
all has been said already, one of the best sys11 ever created :)
8.400/10
4 years ago
Well, i took me long time to finally sell my TRON LE, and find something else i would like to play (quite ?) the same... Only few pins remained in my head, and x-men magneto was one of them. Quickly find one in perfect state, with some mods. For sure, it made me happy, with no doubt a real similitude to the TRON playfield (inverted), but with finally a different game play & rules. After a short time playing it, i noticed that ball flow is less good, with some "blocks" (tanx to nightcrawlers), same for sound ambiance & efx, better on TRON LE which clearly bring/immerse you in the pin/movie... X-MEN takes advantage with the art design, the playfield, BG, box & DMD animations, with this return to a cartoon style, is really good, even more with the MAGNETO model, the more beautifull (for me). I quite havent played the pin with old code (and no DEADPOOL), but with the last one, i found the pin quite "easy", with already lots of wizard modes reached & completed. With no doubt, i enjoyed it, its a very good pin for sure :)
9.020/10
5 years ago
My first contact with this pin was when STERN annouced it,
and we can than grab some infos all over the net... Must admit i was not really
in touch 'cause i was not (and i'm still not) a METALLICA music fan... Than, i
first met the pin in real in a tournament, which i can only play 1 game, in final
to win the contest... I feel quite happy with the pin, not sure if it was the
result or the pin itself (or the 2) !? Few monthes back, i found one in location
near our house, we (my son & i) go than to play it more deeper, and directly we
found it good & addictive : it was with the old code, but even that, we have
great fun playing it & "knocking" it, making lots of free games on the day... And
than, the idea grows in my mind to buy one (MET or ST !?), even more reading over
the net about the new code coming, to finally order one & received it last
wednesday... Its surelly a bit early to put online my though, but really the
impact is more than positive, as i'm a regular pinball player, and most of the
time, i know what i like and what i dont ;)... Just a last note to say that i
choosed the pro to avoid the probability of having bugs with the hammer, which is
of course a nice toy when it works OK... May be more later ++

EDIT : code is now 1.6, pin is still very good and entertaining, better than before, than i have to raise my previous rate ;)

EDIT2 : still enjoying this pin, even more than before, that's a clear sign that STERN has made here a real winner ! good job on MET
6.931/10
7 years ago
build quality is top, as all CAPCOM, but i cant found the fun i got with PINBALL MAGIC... :/
7.695/10
7 years ago
edit rating : was a bit hard with this pin, who surelly deserve better than i gave it before
edit of the edit : full of strategy, deserve better points again ;)

2019, edit of the edits, as the elevator deserve more points as the main toy... ;)
8.716/10
7 years ago
from october 2011, when i played the game few times to...
october 2012, when i own it, what a mess...
because i before underated it !!! lol

i upgrade my points than
great game for sure
7.829/10
7 years ago
always enjoy to play this one... and never gets old to listen about the THIRTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MILLIONS !
8.700/10
7 years ago
i'm lucky to own a LE ;)
8.140/10
9 years ago
Never played (and never see) that pin when i was young... Just bought it last year "by chance" and only after tried it few games : and i DONT regret it ! The '80 spirit is there, the theme is great, the backglass is top class, the eyes catch you, and the Sorcerer speaking makes young friend of my son going scary (lol)... All that said, hard to judge this old pin in 2010, but i still have the same pleasure to play it again & again... Even if its becomed to easy for me (always aiming for the 2 balls multiball, my son & i already succed to do 2 times the RTC on a game) thats no matter and its always a pleasure to push the start button... The bad thing could be the repetitive background sound, and when setting that sound to OFF that makes the ambiance "empty". Also the quality of the wood playfield !? (not protected at that time.
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7.599/10
9 years ago
Well, i wanted a NIB pin, or something quite similar... I than bought the pin from Eric, which was less than 1 year old and HUO. For not disguting my wife playing sometimes (she's not pro ! lol), i needed something "clean and simple" (not a LOTR for example), easy to play and understand, and of course entertaining in the same time : think NBA got all of that...
Must say im a lover of the '80 era, and the design had something similar with that period, thats also another reason i like it. BTW, even if im NOT a real fan of basketball, the theme is nice (remember HGTT), the basket shoot is a nice "toy" (as in the SPACE JAM), and the sound works well (i like the ambiance sounds played with the organ (?) ). Now, few bad things : as the game is quite simple, its also too easy for good players : i got the pin from less than 1 week, and i already got the NBA FINALS... May be in the longer, this could make the pin annoying !? Another thing is the quality of the material : plastics are weak, and with that kind of gameplay, be sure you will destruct lots of them (with ball jumping here and there). Finally, the spin disc motor is making lots of noise, but may be its just on my pin !!!???
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ps : sry for my approximative english
ps2 : video in play, with all missions done :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhAur8wOgeU
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