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(Topic ID: 171581)

Alpine Club

By Pinasco

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

I just recently got into the hobby of pinball. My main interest so far has been DMD:s and a few Solid State games.
Now I have been contacted by a guy locally who wants to sell me an old EM game; Alpine Club. Apart from the fact that it doesnt start up - I dont know anything more about it. If the price is right I was thinking about buying it, putting it in the garage and see if I could make it work again.

What would be a reasonable price for that title, assuming initially that the game has some mechanical issues that needs to be fixad and is in bad need for a cleaning ?

Is it a good game to start with for someone who know nothing about EM:s ?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 4 years ago

"Alpine Club" is a nice entry level EM game. I don't know what your currency is (Euro?), but try for US$250. That would be around 275 Euro, right? He can only say no. I'd go up to around 400 Euro if the cabinet isn't flaking or carved up, and it's nice overall. As far as repairs go, you'll get plenty of help here on Pinside.

#3 4 years ago

Entry level? I love this game. Has lots of features and a really fun player. Only wish mine was as nice. Grab it. You'll enjoy iy.

#4 4 years ago

I think it's a darn good player as well. It's kind of a cross between Apollo and Seven-Up, only better looking. Nice mix of 2 special objectives, 1 single game-long, the other multi-game cumulative. Nice placement of 2nd set of flips for the target and passive pops up top, translucent red special inserts mid-playfield which to me, always looks better.

Balls in the mid-playfield side rollovers are supposed to exit rolling free just underneath the kickout holes. They're not supposed to feed the ball into the holes. Try and refrain from bending the wire forms to direct the ball into the holes as shown in the database. I wish they did feed the ball to the holes when I was a kid playing on location, but knowing the game, realize the diminished challenge factor had this been the case.

Try color coordinated bulb sleeves if your backglass is showing pinholes, (common of this vintage). They do a good job of improving minor flaws such as these.

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