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Best rare game ever?

By jellomandolin

21 days ago


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    #1 21 days ago

    I’ve noticed rare games sell for more than others. Lots of these games are not necessarily good. I wanted to know what people think is the best rare game ever that had less than 1000 total produced. Please let’s not count LE versions of games that were mass produced.

    #2 21 days ago

    1000 is rare?

    #4 21 days ago

    Could be though… really depends how many survived until today.

    #5 21 days ago
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    #6 21 days ago

    Pirates of the Caribbean JJP is the correct answer. It rivals all time great games.

    #7 21 days ago

    KISS pro

    #9 21 days ago

    Cosmic Gunfight

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    #11 20 days ago

    Spectrum.

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    #12 20 days ago

    Defender.

    #14 20 days ago

    Thunderbirds

    Oh wait, you said best. Never mind

    #15 20 days ago

    Yep.

    Big Bang bar is good.

    #16 20 days ago

    I think the 1000 production number is too high. Maybe adjust it down to 50 or 100 units to better represent"rare".

    #19 20 days ago

    Krull is actually rare with less than 10 in existence, and it's pretty damn cool. Haven't played it personally, but it looks fun for an early SS.

    #20 20 days ago

    Best as in “should have made more and circumstances forced a company to not make enough”….

    Man Defender is really good to me. There are a lot of cool games made in other countries that are very rare but I don’t know if they are the best. Spooky is fantastic and it’s rare. Is it better than Defender? Maybe…. Cyclopes is really good too…. I would not trade my Defender for a Cyclopes or a Spooky. They are all a lot of fun to play. This is all subjective of course. Never played Krull or Lock Ness but they both look fantastic.
    Spectrum is a bore, TNA is not that great… neither is Safecracker- too unconventional. Mystery Castle… I don’t think so.

    #21 20 days ago
    Quoted from OldSchoolBlood:

    Pirates of the Caribbean JJP is the correct answer. It rivals all time great games.

    These are all opinions. I have played it and do not care for it. It’s not the worst game for sure….but not the best…..great theme, loaded like JJP games are. It’s good but not 20-30K good.

    #22 20 days ago

    Kiss is a good game but not rare.

    #23 20 days ago

    Warlok

    #24 20 days ago

    I really like Time Fantasy but for a "rare" game at 608 produced I sure have seen a lot of them around.

    #26 20 days ago

    Ive yet to play it, but I have heard PUNK is a good game that's rare.

    #28 20 days ago

    I had a BMX; Hardbody is the better of the two. Spirit is good.

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    #29 20 days ago

    Spectrum is pretty shitty.

    Defender is badass.

    #30 20 days ago

    I really like my Asteroid Annie. ...it gets a lot of my play.

    #31 20 days ago

    How many Mustang Premium/LEs were made? I think, maybe, 700?

    If considering less than 1,000… that’s a solid entry!

    #32 20 days ago

    Thunderball

    #33 20 days ago

    Hoops

    #34 20 days ago

    The Pinball Circus. Bally 1994.
    r/
    Mike

    #35 20 days ago
    Quoted from mikepmcs:

    The Pinball Circus. Bally 1994.
    r/
    Mike

    Where's the remake on that, I thought a company was on remanufacturing that title?

    #36 20 days ago

    Evel Knievel EM
    King Kong
    Krull

    #37 20 days ago
    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    Krull is actually rare with less than 10 in existence, and it's pretty damn cool. Haven't played it personally, but it looks fun for an early SS.

    It is damn cool, my friend used to have one. I'll throw in spirit as well, Gottlieb should have made more of both

    #39 20 days ago

    DragonFist

    #40 20 days ago

    Best rare game ever?! Haven’t played to many “rare” games but I just got my friends Joust (he found randomly years and years ago) fixed up and he’s letting me borrow it for a few months.

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    #41 20 days ago

    Are there less than 1000 P3 systems out there? I would guess so. There are probably less than 1000 Bride of Pinbot 2.0s too.

    JJP PotC 1000 units
    Caribbean Cruise 337 units (cocktail pin)
    The Big Lebowski
    Alien
    Cactus Canyon 903 units (for now)
    Rob Zombie is fun.
    Transporter the Rescue is certainly striking. 859 units
    Godzilla Sega. Only 510 units (!).

    I've played Kingpin and Big Bang Bar. Not enough to really form an opinion though.
    Other candidates not yet mentioned:
    Dominos
    Punchy the Clown (I have a soft spot for this game)
    Andromeda
    Night Moves
    NBA Stern (I'm sure this game has its fans)
    Full Throttle (probably less than 1000)
    Lost in Space 600 units
    Super Mario Bros Mushroom World

    #42 20 days ago
    Quoted from oldbaby:

    Punchy the Clown (I have a soft spot for this game)

    You sir are a man of good taste.

    LTG : )

    #43 20 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    You sir are a man of good taste.
    LTG : )

    How many games are there where the playfield is mostly one giant face? It's awesome!

    #45 20 days ago

    Empire Strikes Back

    #46 20 days ago

    Pink Panther, I love the cartoon and never played or seen the pin

    #47 20 days ago
    Quoted from Jackontherocks:

    Pink Panther, I love the cartoon and never played or seen the pin

    Just a so-so game. Not really rare (2,840 made). Early Gottlieb multi-ball game.

    #48 20 days ago
    Quoted from oldbaby:

    How many games are there where the playfield is mostly one giant face? It's awesome!

    True, but Bally's Black Pyramid beats Punchy for having a booger dangling out of the nose. Not rare, but awesome in the playfield = face department.

    Now on topic: I have high hopes my Gottlieb Striker will be an awesome rare game. Under 1000 built, almost never seen nowadays. Mine doesn't work yet, but the playfield layout and what I hear about ruleset and gameplay are quite promising.

    #49 20 days ago

    Andromeda
    Stellar art and gameplay!

    #50 20 days ago

    A friend of mine just had a virtual pinball made with all the bells and whistles. Have been enjoying playing King Kong and Kingpin-fun games.

    Took me years to find an HUO NBA. Really fun rare game-glad I picked it up and did not give up the hunt

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