(Topic ID: 1264)

Anyone own a Hook pin

By fusion301

9 years ago

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  • Latest reply 9 years ago by Benboogaard
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Linked Games

  • Hook Data East, 1992
#1 9 years ago

one just came up in the area, not sure Im interested but was watching some vids of it seems ok - any thoughts, rule sets deep? fun factor?

#3 9 years ago

I enjoy Hook, great ramp and good flowing pin. If the price is right I would consider buying one myself.

#4 9 years ago

Hook is usually underrated. A friend in the bay area has a Hook, and people are always over there playing it (that and his Pinbot). I guess the "BANGARANG" and rooster call are kind of annoying (seems to be the case for that era Data East games...LW3's Leo repeating "ok-ok-ok-ok") , but otherwise a fun and affordable game. I agree with maldoror.....for the right price, I'd grab one.

#5 9 years ago

We have a Hook. I am the only one who likes it! I find the layout strange and the playfield reminds me of a rabbit community with lots of hidden little entrance holes everywhere. The sounds include a very annoying rooster crow. You can't see the rollovers at the top of the playfield. It takes too long to reload balls. Those are the down sides.

The up side is that it's inexpensive to purchase, usually, and the playfields are coated so they're usually in great shape. The wind coaster circular ramp is always open (unlike CFTBL), and the music sounds like it came from a kiddie horror/ghost flick at the start and finish. I like it. The skill shots are fun and the machine changes the skill shot up a little for you. There aren't a lot of moving parts to break (one VUK). It's actually a challenging game, I think, and no one expects it. Rules wise it's got as much going on as any other pirate pin (the skills shots, the baseball stuff, the crock clock hole thing, etc.) Plus it has a cool skull. Get it for a good price, it'll be fun for a while. ( It's completely family-friendly, too .)

#6 9 years ago

P.S.. Oh man, I forgot to mention. Better check out that DMD before buying...... it's the lovely expensive small one! Better watch it boot up! (Haven't had a problem with ours.)

#7 9 years ago

Thanks for the info everyone book value seems to be 1200 - does that seem inline with your experience. Its either this or a NIB spiderman.

#8 9 years ago

You never mentioned the SM. Why even consider the Hook! (1200 would be about the most I'd pay for Hook)

#9 9 years ago

i was just kidding

#10 9 years ago

One of my first games, actually. Probably better in memory than the actual game but I really enjoyed it when it came out.

It's more on the simple side, but not a bad game. Has a half-height early DMD.

#11 9 years ago

I have a prototype. Mine needs a lot of work. Espacialy the playfield.
I played it a couple of times. But if you want my opinion you are in the wrong place

Yust try the damn thing and see if you like it, thats more important then asking other people what thay think about the machine

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