Quoted from sgorsuch:
I have been on the fence for a while , but finally decided to purchase a Houdini. I looked at the market and saw some reasonable used games for sale, but in the end I wanted a NIB with the warranty.Normally I like to sell off a game to help fund a new one, but considering that as of 4/1 sales tax will be tacked onto the deal- I just made the purchase.
I have already ordered a set of Cliffy's protectors and a set of plastic protectors for the game.
I am still in the process of reading this thread- but with over 8000, i am just reading every 5th page and am still in the process. I have been conversing with Ericpinballfan on the side and am inspired by his love of the game. Talked to a few haters of the game complaining of the tight shots. I see it as a challenge. I had a TSPP for 3 years and could only make it 1/2 way to the wizard mode, but still loved the game.
Hopefully I will be a member in good standing.
Good for you. There are a whole lot of us who really love Houdini; you may see my posts sprinkled here and there. I see AP as the absolute best combo of price and features out there, and you really can-not go wrong with Houdini. I complained and moaned that i didn’t get my game until 6 months after ordering - and it’s still worth it, and still played almost every day. Game is cripplingly deep - or perhaps “wide” is a better term, as you have so many different paths to choose from. The modes are fun, the shots are great, what more do you want?
The complaining about the tight shots.. my goodness has that gotten out of control. I recently had an IMDN and it has shots just as tight (if not more tight - hello left ramp!). Enjoy it. Make sure you give it time to settle - and by god make sure you level it to LESS than 6.5; that is key. 6.2 or something. That is absolutely critical.