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AFM vs MM vs Alien - What would you choose?


By Deadpin

2 years ago



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“Just strictly on *gameplay* value, if you could only have one, which would you choose?”

  • Alien 93 votes
    38%
  • Attack from Mars (either original or remake any edition) 83 votes
    34%
  • Medieval Madness (either original or remake any edition) 68 votes
    28%

(244 votes)

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#80 2 years ago

I voted MM. After having had the opportunity to play AFM and MM next to each other for a good amount of time, I had way much more fun with MM. I feel that AFM is very bland, and not much to do. For the money that the AFMr is going to cost, I'd purchase a SMVE which is very similar to AFM and have money leftover to also get a ST Premium.

As for Alien, it looks cool...but I'm not a fan of the theme. I'm also worried that as soon as people start getting them, the complaining will begin. Since the machine is different than what most pinheads are into, once the "cool factor" wears off, I see hate/flame threads in the future.

It's your money and ultimately your decision, but I'd recommend going to an arcade that has AFM and MM and put some serious play time into each, and see what game makes you happier. Best of luck with your decision.

#116 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

curious what you mean by this. Can you elaborate?
From what I see (from playing a bunch myself, from watching others play, from the coin box, from asking friends for honest opinions) it is largely what pinheads are into. If I were to pick a few games that feel the most like Aliens from the classics, I would say AFM, TAF, and TS all combined.
I am a consummate player first and foremost and the game definitely has the "it" factor that I look for in a game and that keeps me coming back for more.

From what I understand of the game, won't the play field and side art be user changeable as new titles come out? This made me think of the Pinball 2000 concept and how that went from "it's absolutely the future of pinball" to not very liked by most. I haven't had a chance to play Alien, so I'm purely going on my speculation of the machine. Don't get me wrong, it looks AWESOME....but it doesn't remind me of traditional pinball; if theirs such a thing anymore. I meant no disrespect by my comment of the fans of the game, and I do hope it does amazingly. But from what I've seen, it's just not for me. I hope this explanation helps clear up what I was trying to mean.

#125 2 years ago

Sorry to have stirred the pot, wasn't my intention. I have my opinion and everyone else has theirs. That's the beauty of healthy discussion. Let's just leave it at being happy to have options to everyone's respective taste.

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