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Bally - The Shadow v.s Williams Congo... Which one values higher....?


By Flippermatt

5 years ago



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#9 5 years ago
Quoted from Flippermatt:

Sidenote... I have T.S and am curious about letting it go for a Congo... Bad idea ?
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Matt

From a players perspective it's a bad idea, Shadow is clearly the better game (my personal opinion, Pinside opinion & IPDB opinion).

From a value perspective it's a good idea, Congos sell for slightly more than Shadows (at least in Europe).

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Ts felt more like a chore to play with the modes etc.

I think the statement above says it all - because that's what Shadow is all about and what makes it such a great game: The challenge, the modes, etc.

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#75 5 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I'll be setting up a Shadow next to my Congo tonight! I'll report back in a few months, after the newness of Shadow wears off and I can make an objective comparison.

Nice!

It's strange though, Shadow is the one pin the newness hasn't worn off at all even after more than a year into owning it.

#102 5 years ago
Quoted from jwo825:

...as intense as TS.

Great point! I was trying to put my finger on what makes Shadow so great apart from the obvious mechanical creativity (diverters, mini-pf, ball-lock), and it really is the intensity of the gameplay with the sound adding even more punch to it.

It's not a game you play a laid back relaxing game on while having a conversation and drinking a beer. It's a tough rush of a battle that will immediately punish you for even just a split second of distraction. In my book that's pinball at it's best.

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