Why the Addams Family?
The Addams Family has the best PROGRESSION for beginners of any pinball.
It is easy to approach. Fun, colorful, has some great call outs. Then you have that Bear Kick shot. Easy, but you'll miss a lot and accidently open the bookcase.
Wow! I'm really getting the hang of this game!
A couple of games, now I can make the tiny ramp to the left of the bear kick, and OMG!!! THINGS HAND!!!
Oooh... and now I'm getting an extra ball when I make that shot! I am roxxoring at this game!
Sweet, the thing ball cup drops the ball to that upper right flipper, and I CAN MAKE THE TRAIN SHOT! WOO WOO!!! (I'm aiming at the ramp, but I hit the train shot...)
Now I've done it... SHOWTIME!!! Multiball! Cr---a---zy!
A few games later I'm hitting a dozen bear kicks, I can -sometimes- make the electric chair shot and I'm hitting multiball almost every game!!! I am truly a pinball wizard!
Every step along the way, as you learn the game, the Addams Family has a new reward. And along the way it keeps surprising you with Mamushkas and tunnel hunts and other cool things.
Eventually, when you play the Addams Family, you'll completely master every shot, and the machine won't have anything left to show you. It isn't a hard game.
But for my money, no game does beginner progression better than the Addams Family.
At my current level, I like Bram Stokers Dracula.
It has that delightful tough as nails left ramp shot that Barry Oursler is famous for. And I'm good enough to make shots, but I'm not good enough to completely control multiballs.
And that's the goal of BSD... Stacking Multiballs. TH---I---R---TY M---I---LL---ION!!! Such a sweet sound!
So, for me, at my level of skill, BSD is a great training machine.
Finally, Mandalorian has a insane difficulty mode... It's going to change your opinion of how good a pinball player you are.