(Topic ID: 195370)

A pin either works for me or not.


By flippersandballs

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

From experience, I know that it's not necessary for me to go through dozens or hundreds of credits on a game to know if I lose interest or it makes me want to come back for more. Here are just some examples:

Games I've played less than a dozen times and lost interest (but will play only if there's nothing else in the room):

Star Wars (Pro)
Congo
Wheel of Fortune
TRON: Legacy (Pro)
Aerosmith (Premium/LE)

Games I've played less than a dozen times and still come back:

Breakshot
24
Baywatch
Jack*Bot
Safe Cracker

There needs to be a word for when a game hooks you on the first credit, when everything blends. I know about "lastability", but that doesn't quite fit.

#2 2 years ago

Whilst I agree there's no need for people's wacky rules a la "You gotta play a machine 500 times before you can make a decision" I will say that sometimes you don;t know the rules in under a dozen plays. Of course sometimes it doesn't matter; I didn't need to play WWE after the first time

Quoted from flippersandballs:

There needs to be a word for when a game hooks you on the first credit, when everything blends. I know about "lastability", but that doesn't quite fit.

My old buddy used to tell me when he really got hooked on crack, it was "the bellringer" that did it. Technically it wasn;t his first time but early on that one had him locked in.

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Whilst I agree there's no need for people's wacky rules a la "You gotta play a machine 500 times before you can make a decision" I will say that sometimes you don;t know the rules in under a dozen plays. Of course sometimes it doesn't matter; I didn't need to play WWE after the first time

Right. A lot has to gel for some players to return. Some things can be overlooked in favor of others, like shots vs. theme.

"Bell ringer". Going with that. Metallica (Pro) was a bell ringer for me. Just because I'm a fan of the band didn't mean I'd like the pin but everything worked for me on walk-up and first play.

#4 2 years ago

Tastes can change too.

There have been games that I found I didn't like, then after a couple years, I revisited them and found that I actually enjoyed them, unlike my earlier experiences with them.

#5 2 years ago

Loved within minutes:
Taxi
Road show
Cyclone
Walking dead (and i do not like or watch the show)
Earth Shaker

Hated within minutes:
Metallica
Guns and Roses (i consider this to be the worst high value pin I've ever played)
Space station

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Tastes can change too.
There have been games that I found I didn't like, then after a couple years, I revisited them and found that I actually enjoyed them, unlike my earlier experiences with them.

This rarely happens with me unless it's a game that I had no respect for when it was released and never played, or the game I played was not setup properly. One example is Fish Tales. Didn't like it in the arcade, but now I do. Another is Meteor. Was just ok in the arcade, bought one and set it up properly and now it's in my top 10.

There are several games I played in the arcades and just thought, meh. I've bought some of them thinking I'd give them another try. Still meh.

#7 2 years ago

I've turned off some of the recent games after two balls and know they are not for me.

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