(Topic ID: 194036)

Best game for a newbie

By Jaws72

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Hello. I've always been a fan of pinball. I remember my summer vacations going to Wildwood, New Jersey...watching my dad pay pinball.
So, now here I am, grabbing the torch! Unfortunately,, it's harder to find pinball machines to play. Gone are the days of arcades.
If you're lucky, you are able to find somewhere within 30 minutes that has a couple machines.
I am now looking to buy my first machine. I have a 13 year old son that enjoys playing too. Was wondering, what are some of the decent machines for a newbie?

Thanks and keep playing!

#73 2 years ago

I was looking at around 2000 or less. Have some background with pc repair. I have been to Pinfest in Allentown a few years. I would really like pinbot, but unable to find.
I went and looked at an F14 Tomcat, and am going to look at a Jurassic Park. If I can swing both for under 3500, is this good? The F14 is 1400, works, but needs just a little work(light out, flipper sticks, missing spinner) .
Are both of these reliable machines? What are your thoughts? Thanks to everyone for their input.

#85 2 years ago

Thanks everyone for the advice. Checked out a Jurassic Park pin tonight. It was in great condition. Owner was really awesome too. It's within the price range for a machine I wanted to spend of $2000. I'll know Friday.

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