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10 pins, unlimited budget: what would be your dream team?


By jlm33

4 years ago



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#52 4 years ago

The Big Lebowski
The Walking Dead
Metallica
AC/DC
Tron
The Wizard of Oz
Back to the Future
Iron Man
Family Guy
The Simpsons Pinball Party

Have listed some of my favourite current games and some future wants and dreams.

Cheers!
Adam.

#53 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Now I'm thinking big!

$30k is what those bowling lanes cost... cheap!

I like games from all eras:

MM
METLE
XMLE
IM
BH
Centaur
Embryon
Sinbad
Kings & Queens
King Pin

#54 4 years ago

TAF
AFM
Whitewater
Safecracker
MB
Whirlwind
TZ
Earthshaker
Diner
P3

#55 4 years ago

WOZ
RFM/SWE1 W/Nucore
MM
Kingpin
MB
LOTR LE
Pinball Circus
P3 for the same reason as RFM/SWE1, I love the idea of several games in 1 slot.
STTNG or STLE, I would need to put more games on ST to decide
TOTAN

Honorable Mentions
AFM, SC, CP, IJ, CC ,TOM

I honestly would be happy with almost any combination of those 16.

#56 4 years ago

BBB

Loch Ness Monster

Lazer Lord

AFM

Pinball Circus

Thunderball

Star Light

Eclipse

Krull

Lortium

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#57 4 years ago

In no order but must be in awesome condition:
XMLE
LOTR LE
LTBR
SM Black
Shadow
Tron LE
Flash Gordon
Monster Bash
Joker Poker EM
Pinbot

I have 4.5 of these.

#58 4 years ago
Quoted from SealClubber:

I have 4.5 of these.

I have .5

#59 4 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

ACDC BIB
STLE
METLE
* AFM
* Centigrade 37
* Jack in the Box
* Volley
TWD LE
* Paragon
TBL
* In the spirit of this being a high dollar collection I will note that these games shall be complete ground up HEP restores with no bling. AFM in black-out trim and zero chrome anywhere.

Not the same a s I selected, but a nice line up. Points for Centigrade 37!

#61 4 years ago

MB
LOTR
CV
ACDC premium
TZ
TOTAN
One Zaccaria pin
Pinball Magic
SM
One Gottlieb EM

Games I own that could fit this thread

WOZ
MM

Would also consider The Hobbit and Pat Lawlor's JJP game if they both turn out awesome.

#62 4 years ago

MET Premium
ACDC Premium
MM
TAFG
SM
MB
IJ
WH20
AFM
TZ

#63 4 years ago

Wizard of Oz
Metallica LE
Eight Ball Deluxe LE
Paragon
Jackbot
Fireball
Haunted House
Black Knight
Bad Cats
Safe Cracker

#64 4 years ago

Hobbit
Taf
Acdc premium
Met pro
Afm

If i am honoust, atm, those are the only pins i would spend money on to have it at home. But shall add 5 pins i like too.

Leathal weapon 3
Avatar
Totan
Indy williams
T2

#65 4 years ago

MET
WH2O
BSD
*MM
Whirlwind
TAF
*Tron
Fathom
LoTR
Black Hole

*could be replaced w/ TWD or TH

#67 4 years ago

Time to put the bowling shoes away.

Wonderland
Mermaid
Minstrel Man
Jungle
Magic Clock
Big Daddy
River Boat
Black Knight 2000
Guns n Roses
Judge Dredd

#68 4 years ago

Sorry kineticross but I had to thumbs down you for picking games that are not yet produced. I'm sure they will be great, but live in the moment my friend, or in the case of pinball most likely the past?? That said my list, which if I care to will most likely be edited:

Whirlwind
Wpt
Devils Dare
Jacks Open
Mousin' Around
TZ
Haunted House ( maybe Black Hole)
BSD
(Another EM, haven't played enough to pick)
(AFM, MM, or MB whatever the wife picks , she seems to like the spendy pins)

#70 4 years ago

Lord of the rings
The Simpsons Pinball Party
Grand Prix
Attack from Mars
Junkyard
Scared Stiff
Spider-man
Tales of the Arabian nights
Batman the dark knight
Creature from the black lagoon

#71 4 years ago

I have every game I want or at least me dad does

#72 4 years ago
Quoted from cgz46:

I have every game I want or at least me dad does

But yet Medieval Madness is on you wishlist...

#74 4 years ago

Sing Along or Slick Chick
C37
Paragon
Whirlwind
Doctor Who or RFM
FT
Monster Bash
CFTBL
STTNG
BSD

Man, I feel like my list is light on SS's I am nowhere close to achieving the list. I have C37, had DW and RFM. FT and STTNG are in the works.

#75 4 years ago

TBL
WOOLY
TWD
METLE
IJ (Williams)
WOZECLE
DESW
HH (With speech and multi ball mods)
Krull
TX Sector

#76 4 years ago

Bought MMr just waiting for it...

#77 4 years ago
Quoted from cgz46:

Bought MMr just waiting for it...

So you're good with your other nine in your collection, then?

#78 4 years ago

Addams Family - my grail
MMR - for me
AC/DC - for me and my poker buddies to enjoy
TWD - my dream theme
Ripleys - for my daughter
Black Hole - for my son
Who Dunnit - for me
Creature from the Black Lagoon - for me
Star Trek Stern - again, for me
Star Trek TNG - yep, for me

#79 4 years ago

Jackbot
Tron LE (or a nicely modded Pro)
Avatar
CV
SMBros
TotAN
Ripleys BION
ACDC Luci
AFM
Krull

#81 4 years ago

pinball circus
monster bash
attack from mars
ACDC back in black
metallica
hobbit
theater of magic
tales from the Arabian nights
fathom
medival madness

#82 4 years ago

Medieval Madness
Whirlwind
Funhouse
Taxi
Vector
Attack from Mars
Back to the Future
Super Mario Mushroom World
TMNT
DE Batman

Not a list for aficionados, but that's not my style.

+ The Big Lebowski & The Walking Dead for unreleased games

I'm 2/10 of the way there

#83 4 years ago

Humm... Off the top of my head....
GnR
CC
TZ
DE Star Trek (what?)
Space Shuttle
AC/DC
Silver Slugger
Scared Stiff
WoZ - for the wife
LOTR

With a few swap outs here and there as time goes by.

#84 4 years ago

Funhouse
The Big Lebowski
Big Game
Demo Man
Embryon
Sopranos
Jurassic Park
T2
Fathom
Monster Bash

I don't own any of these, but I bet I have most of them in the next ten years.

#85 4 years ago

Assuming HEP or NIB quality:

The Matrix (can't believe I'm the first to mention it)
StarTrekTheNextGeneration
IndianaJones (Williams)
Centaur
AC/DC Custom Pro (yep I actually prefer the pro)
Metallica LE
TheAdamsFamily
TheGetaway
Diner
DE StarWars

#86 4 years ago

List of games already released...

Monster Bash
Cirqus Voltaire
Attack From Mars
Twilight Zone
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Medieval Madness
Farfalla
The Addams Family Gold
Devil Riders
Spiderman Black

#89 4 years ago

I'll go with 10 of the 16 original BBB and sell all but 1 to fill a gameroom.

Joust WMS
AFM
Tron LE
Shadow
MM
MB
BBB
LOTR LE
ACDC LE
METLE

And a happy savings account

#91 4 years ago

No one added TWD since the latest news !?
... you can still edit your post!

Will try to digest all this information if / once we reach 100 lists.

#92 4 years ago

This will be a Wall of text, but I thought if you ask us to make choices someone would maybe like to hear motivation behind it instead of just lists.

If I had unlimited budget and only 10 pins to choose, I'd have to plan to have several generations of pins to cover everything. I've already trained myself to look beyond theme and hype factor and judge gameplay and rules above everything else there is.

drum roll, here it comes...

I'd have to have at least one beautiful machine that nonpinheads would get into and that would be:

1. MM or more probably MMr, even with unlimited funds I'd probably lean for a modernised 20yrs younger version.

I'd restrict to one machine pre 1986: I'd have to be

2. Centaur, Beautiful dark and badass (both in visual and contextual sense) playground and backglass, great rules, tough, 5 ball mulltiball. If I had more space I'd add Flash Gordon, Eight Ball Deluxe and Medusa, but Centaur takes the cake.

For DMD era:

3. The Shadow - it has everything, flow, rules, balanced scoring (how often do you have a machine where modes bring as much as multiball), modes, three multiballs with different rules for jackpots, player controlled diverters, battlefield toy with its own gameplay completely different from everything else and still pinball, great DSC sound, incredibly good wizard mode and I even like the movie, and there are alternate translites for those who don't. What's more to ask? Second Brian Eddy game on this list, but If I were to chose only one - this would be it, not MM.

4. Bram Stoker's Dracula - beautiful haunting fast and difficult game with great flow, beautiful package of animations and sounds, stacking multiballs, shallow rules but tough to execute and poetry of motion and zen when something clicks and you start juggling three multiballs. Staple Barry Oursler game for me.

5. Data East Tommy - great layout I don't mind it being "inspired" by Lawlor - I like his layouts and this one is nicely done, Lyman on rules, many modes that utilize whole playfield, tough game, multiball in stages with increasing difficulty and THE BEST pinball wizard mode. period. play like Tommy with blinds. This and The Shadow I think can make a person a pinball player with skills. I don't like the movie, nor songs, and I would still take this as a high priority game even before TFTC and GUNS N ROSES on gameplay and features alone.

6. Congo - flowy, great non linear gameplay with collecting diamonds, volcano shot, lower playfield, multiballs, journey through Africa, I played this with third flipper not working and I still liked it a lot. You shouldn't have a list without one Trudeau game and this is my pick.

7. Johnny Mnemonic - this would be my Gomez game pick and a fast game of choice instead of some SR pin (all the respect to SR for showing that pinball should be like this). fast flowy game just to spend few minutes and enjoy steel ball bashing through stuff at 150kmph, to prove yourself that your reflexes are not those of an old man, great flow and speed, excellent powerdown wizard mode, and SR congratulates you in the end.

8. Scared Stiff - I just have to have a Dennis Nordman game somewhere on the list. And it's Elvira. And you're about to give her multiple...jackpots. what's not to like? Great crate toy, animated backglass, flowy, simple and a bit easy game, but great to relax a bit, two wizard modes of which one is hard to get, great theme, humor, double entendres, animations and sounds.

9. Williams Indiana Jones - no need to explain here. Perfect theme.

10. White Water - again Dennis Nordman. Pin beautiful as a diorama of a canyon river with great flow, lots of ramps, great animations and sounds, instant favorite with people who don't know anything about pinball. My first pin. Irony has it, it was somewhat in a terrible flood (not playfield and electronics though), had to dismantle it to bring it out of the house and somehow I ruined DMD during that operation (it outgassed), sold it for peanuts in such state to a flipper. Regretted immediately. I'm still kicking myself in the teeth mentally for doing that. Well, mine didn't have topper, nor complete boulders, ramps were busted, but man it played good and had a such a great atmosphere.

If allowed 11th machine it would be System 11 era:

11. Whirlwind. Beautiful play and artwork. Very very close would be Funhouse. Although more beautful, I fear it would get stale because of simple rules and I am in fear of Rudy. Transporter the Rescue and Elvira and the Party Monsters are contenders also.

If only ten, System 11 would get cut from the list.

Other close contenders:

Tales of Arabian Nights - most beautiful pin I've ever seen, I only put it after the finishing line for it's bland modes, fact it's not suited for tournament play and thought that maybe I'd get bored of it and use it as an expensive ornament in the room.
The Addams Family - chose Tommy over it for not caring about either theme and Tommy seemed like a deeper game with cool wizard mode and better bang for buck.
Creature From The Black Lagoon - beautiful game, I'm turned off for fact that it is at most 2 ball multiball machine. Stupid reason.

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#93 4 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

No one added TWD since the latest news !?
... you can still edit your post!
Will try to digest all this information if / once we reach 100 lists.

I had it on my list. I cant remember if it was pre or post picture update.

#94 4 years ago
Quoted from Ika:

If only ten, System 11 would get cut from the list.

Boooooo. Communist

#95 4 years ago
Quoted from pauloz:

I would stick with what I have

Same here!

#96 4 years ago
Quoted from wayout440:

Boooooo. Communist

Bite your tongue We hate commies here more than you do, we had to live under them while it's a distant fairytale boogieman to you

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#97 4 years ago

STLE
The Predator
STTNG
The Hobbit
TWD LE
Star Trek DE 25th Ann
LOTR's
IronMan
Centaur
Last Spot would be a trader, so I could keep buying new and old games until #10 is found, but if I had to fill that spot now it would be Metallica LE.

#98 4 years ago

Okay, I'll bite.

Firepower
Black Hole
Caveman
Baby Pac-Man
Space Shuttle
Laser War
Whirlwind
Twilight Zone
Street Fighter 2
Wizard of Oz (may trade later for something else)

These are all fully LED modded. Haven't decided if I'd replace the video displays on Baby Pac and Caveman with flat panel LCD monitors (there do exist appropriate replacements of this sort, right?).

It's really hard to narrow it down to just 10. I've never actually played WOZ, which is why it might get traded later. Some of these games are on the list because they are games that got me into pinball when I was younger.

If it turns out I have room for 12: add Bone Busters Inc. and Solar Ride.
If it turns out I have room for 14: also add Liberty Bell and Funhouse.
Beyond that, I'd put in vids: any of Klax, Rally X, Centipede, Millipede, Galaga, or Mappy that I could find. Maybe even a Golden Tee Unplugged.

#99 4 years ago

I have everything I want, but if I had to scale back to just 10 out of there...

TAF
TZ
IJ
LOTR LE
TSPP
AFM
Maverick (yup, I said it!)
BSD
TS
ACDC Prem

First 5 easy, last 5 gets a little hard with many others.

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#100 4 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

I have everything I want, but if I had to scale back to just 10 out of there...
TAF
TZ
IJ
LOTR LE
TSPP
AFM
Maverick (yup, I said it!)
BSD
TS
ACDC Prem
First 5 easy, last 5 gets a little hard with many others.

I know right...maverick is one of the best DE games for sure ! Whoops I said it too lol But we like LW3 too... Did you know the first prototypes of maverick were widebodys and had regular dmds in them...I would LOVE one of those. Only reason I sold mine was the large dmd.

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