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Best "novelty" pins?

By annointed

6 years ago

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#34 5 years ago

W?D: working slot machine PF reels; gamble points on roulette.

#51 5 years ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

A LOT of these games people are listed I would not consider novelty games at all.

W?D, JP, MM, AP13 are NOT novelty pins. They may have unique toys or a huge MB count, but I do not consider that making a novelty pin. (If it did, games like, FH, RS, PM would be included too, and I doubt anyone would consider any of those a novelty pin.)

Disagree on W?D--the option to double your points or lose all of them via an interactive and functional roulette wheel on the DMD meets the definition of a novelty pin, in my book anyway.

Similarly, so would a game like CP IMO (boxer bashing, jumping rope, etc.).

Anyway, since there's no Pinball rule-book, I suppose it ultimately comes down to how one subjectively interprets the definition of novelty.

FWIW, here's how Merriam-Websters defines it:

"Full Definition of NOVELTY

1: something new or unusual

2: the quality or state of being novel : newness

3: a small manufactured article intended mainly for personal or household adornment —usually used in plural

4: something (as a song or food item) that provides often fleeting amusement and is often based on a theme —often used attributively "

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