Thought I might share with our club what I just told someone asking me about buying Munsters vs JP2, since I own both games:
Munsters is the better family/friends game for sure. JP2 is a great game and has good code depth, better than Munsters currently, but think it will change in the future.
Theme matters most to most people at the end of the day. To me, Munsters theme alone trumps JP2. If you’re talking about JP2 premium, then the T Rex is quite fun. The lower playfield on the Munsters is the best although, for no other experience in pinball quite like it where you can play MB on upper and lower at the same time.
I purchased the colored premium and don’t regret the purchase at all and it is my family favorite over JP2 in general. Although my sons like JP2 along with me, my daughters and wife usually play Munsters.
It is a difficult choice between them for sure, because JP2 is going to be game of the year, not a reason to buy it, but it is popular. Munsters was a blockbuster out of the gate according to a mod company friend of mine. She said no machine has sold more mods than Munsters, except MET.
If (and rumor is they are doing it) Munsters code is made deeper, my choice would be Munsters, as the one to buy. The game is so fun the way it is, but really wish it had more show material content. But as far as resale goes, JP2 is going to be easier for resale, until Munsters code is revisited. I purchased Munsters as a keeper, so doesn’t matter about resale to me and I had to pay a whopping $12,250.00! Because exchange rate is really poor right now for Auzzies. Has been a near 1 to 1 ratio.
Hope this all helps and let me know which one you decide. They are both great! JP2 has a layout like no other.