(Topic ID: 186917)

Aerosmith - Short Pin Review

By kid_ego

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Played AS at Stern today during a visit to see Borg (played both the Pro and LE).

Holy damn, that's a fun to play, good-looking pin.

The LCD looks great, though I found myself blowing some shots because I kept looking up to see what was going on.

Artwork on the playfield and translite is very cool, with a definite 70's vibe.

Shots were smooth and satisfying. As always, Borg has ramps that are fun to shoot without feeling repetitive. I thought I wouldn't enjoy 'Jacky' but found the concept cool and the shots to open the box and to get a ball flung into it enjoyable.

On the LE, I never got the ball to the upper playfield, so I can't comment on it (other than to say it didn't seem obtrusive like in GoT). My oldest son did get the ball to the upper playfield and said it was a fun addition to the game.

I like the song choices. As always, there can be debate on what favorite song might be missing, but at least I didn't have to hear "I don't want to miss a thing" during play.

Rules seemed well along at this point, but that's coming from someone who tends to not obsess over code.

Now, would I buy it? Yes...if I didn't already have a music-skewed collection (and a wife that isn't a huge AS fan). Just don't want 3 outta 4 of my pins to be band/music themed. Maybe when I get a bigger collection.

Definitely give it a chance though. Pins like GB, GoT, and others have better themes, but they definitely don't have as satisfying of shots as AS.

1 week later
#2 2 years ago

What I really like about AS is is not so chock full of stuff. With GB you can't see the upper playfield especially the PKE lanes.
AS has a good clean upper playfield - sometimes less is better. I had considered buying a Nellie before AS came out because of it's clean old school design but honestly I like the video screen on AS a lot - it seems to be sized perfectly.

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