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AAB v Replay EM's Opinions

By Shapeshifter

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by boilerman
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    #6 6 years ago

    This has been discussed plenty. I lean toward the AAB camp but certainly agree some versions are better than others. I would say Cowpoke is a bit better than Buckaroo. Better art in my opinion and the Buckaroo roto only has one "4" making it very hard to light four numbers in a row.

    I owned Gold Strike and found it could be too easy, I would give the nod to El Dorado.

    It's true what you say about Abra-Ca-Dabra/Team One. The art package is awesome on Abra while Team One is pretty weak. Sometimes great gameplay can make mediocre art less of a concern. I haven't played either though.

    I find Astro's (AAB) art package to be really cool and Four Square (Replay) to be blah. Once again I haven't spent any time on either.

    #8 6 years ago

    I agree Ron. I think a lot of it has to do with nostalgic appeal. You'll sometimes see fans of one discount the value of the other. I have both AAB and replay and find the sound of the knocker to be rewarding in both instances. It still boils down to achieving a goal or beating the game. That's a big part of what makes these things fun.

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    #86 5 years ago

    I love both styles of gameplay, not limiting yourself is very liberating.

    #88 5 years ago
    Quoted from DirtFlipper:

    (But the problem with not limiting yourself is that it quickly liberates all your funds and space... )

    That is all too true.

    I should limit myself to collecting AAB wood rails from 1960. Then I'd have space and funds after the initial purchase.

    #96 5 years ago

    I completely agree with Dirt about the replay part. The value is in beating the game or achieving the objectives. I can certainly appreciate that in a replay game. Hearing the knocker is always rewarding and loading up that credit wheel always feels good.

    With that said I think there is also "value" in hearing the knocker in an AAB game. You're right there is technically only one indicator in the end of your accomplishment, the score. But the rush is there when the knocker goes off as you just went into overtime. Maybe giving you an opportunity to reach a personal best.

    I had Pop-A-Card (AAB) over the Winter. My goal was to roll the score. Getting close is what kept me pressing that start button over and over. Now I have Teacher's Pet (replay). My goal is to spell Teacher's Pet and try to cash in on that special. It's exhilarating for me to reach the goal either way. It's all fun to me AAB or replay, as long as the goal isn't too easy to reach.

    2 years later
    #125 2 years ago

    I'm really digging my Majorettes. It's a tough one that keeps me coming back. Having all the pops lit and not being able to cash in is maddening. Some of these AAB games are genius. Good luck trying to find the replay version.

    #157 2 years ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    I've been seriously considering making all of my replay games take money again.

    After years of being on free play, I've gone back to this on most of my games. I like it.

    #158 2 years ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    I love sticking a quarter into one of my machines and see how far I can get, just like I did in the 70's.

    Replay or AAB you are still trying to play well enough to extend gameplay. Earning another game on a replay machine isn't that much different than adding 5 balls on an AAB game. A good AAB game can feel more epic to me personally but I also appreciate earning a replay at home. Meeting a goal feels good either way.

    #163 2 years ago

    A game like Klondike game be set up to be a little of both. With different reel combinations awarding added balls or replays.

    #179 2 years ago

    We need a conversion kit. Wait I haven't found my Team One yet....

    #184 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I prefer the AAB version of this one myself.

    The first ever wedge head designed as AAB only. That kind of kills the argument that AAB games are a poorly implemented after thought doesn't it?

    #185 2 years ago
    Quoted from boilerman:

    my second favorite in the flipper series

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