(Topic ID: 246885)

Best theme with worst gameplay


By Daditude

6 months ago



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  • Latest reply 6 months ago by dothedoo
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    Topic poll

    “Best themed game with the worst gameplay”

    • Stern star wars 30 votes
      22%
    • Stern indiana Jones 17 votes
      12%
    • Stargate 4 votes
      3%
    • Ghostbusters 29 votes
      21%
    • Transformers 5 votes
      4%
    • Avengers 5 votes
      4%
    • Batman 66 2 votes
      1%
    • T2 1 vote
      1%
    • Jetsons 10 votes
      7%
    • Thunderbirds 9 votes
      7%
    • Munsters 3 votes
      2%
    • Primus 1 vote
      1%
    • Beatles 4 votes
      3%
    • TMNT 11 votes
      8%
    • Super Mario Bros 7 votes
      5%

    (138 votes)

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    #1 6 months ago

    There is plenty of talk about the best gameplay with the worst themes, but let's flip it around.
    What are the best pinball themes that have the worst gameplay??

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    #4 6 months ago

    munsters... sorry

    MJR

    #5 6 months ago

    Ghostbusters
    Munsters
    Primus.

    #8 6 months ago

    Jetsons could have been really cool

    #9 6 months ago

    Super Mario Brothers too!

    #10 6 months ago

    any star wars
    ghostbusters

    #11 6 months ago

    Thunderbirds

    14
    #12 6 months ago

    Back to the Future for me. . . not the worst game ever but perhaps one of the best potential themes.

    #13 6 months ago

    A thread thats the exact opposite of this would probably be a good read I think.
    Best gameplay with worst theme.

    Theres some real sleeper games with crappy themes.

    #14 6 months ago

    GB

    #15 6 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    A thread thats the exact opposite of this would probably be a good read I think.
    Best gameplay with worst theme.
    Theres some real sleeper games with crappy themes.

    There are tons of threads like that already.

    #17 6 months ago

    Goatf*ck*rs.

    End Thread.

    #18 6 months ago

    These are some great answers so far.

    I have never played the jetsons, but I have heard bad things. I guess I am not missing anything.

    I was also disappointed in the newest star wars pinball. I felt so much more could have been done. It is a dream theme for me that fell flat.

    I actually like Ghostbusters, but I will admit the code should be improved.

    -1
    #19 6 months ago

    GB or alien

    #20 6 months ago

    Pin2000 Star Wars...just terrible.

    #21 6 months ago

    Data East: Star Wars
    Williams: Star Wars
    Stern: Star Wars.

    #22 6 months ago

    People who keep picking this haven't played the game with 1.07 code.

    #23 6 months ago

    Harley Davidson stern. What a dud

    #24 6 months ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    People who keep picking this haven't played the game with 1.07 code.

    I'm not sure if I have or not. What differences are there?

    #25 6 months ago

    Should have made this a poll with two options:

    [X] Ghostbusters
    [ ] Something else

    #26 6 months ago

    Freddy tops the list for me.

    #27 6 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I'm not sure if I have or not. What differences are there?

    Far too many to list here.

    Pinballcode.com

    -3
    #28 6 months ago

    Stern Star Wars. I like the game but its also a bit disappointing in my opinion due to a lack of shots / toys.

    #29 6 months ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    People who keep picking this haven't played the game with 1.07 code.

    Hmmm... this is probably true. I will say R2 was a cool toy to put in the machine.

    #30 6 months ago

    I agree with most of these, but considering mario bros and tmnt are franchises that have been active for multiple generations and are still producing movies, shows and games for kids today i would have to go with one of those.
    I guess that goes to Mario since he has been popular since the dk jumpman days. So he basically appeals to anyone under 50. I guess if you were born in the early 90's, tmnt were killed off by that stupid third movie and didn't come back for awhile.

    Side note: when i was in high school in the late 90's one of my friends provided us with one of the greatest quotes of all time. I would like to share it with you.

    "When we were in second grade, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie came out. It was amazing. It doesn't surprise me that it was the highest grossing independent movie of all time. Then a couple years later the second movie came out, it was a little corny and not as dark, but still a pretty damn good movie. Then the third movie can out and ruined the franchise forever, I mean they friggin go back in time. It's totally unrealistic."

    #31 6 months ago

    Ghostbusters
    Flintstones
    Jetsons
    Predator

    -18
    #33 6 months ago

    Dialed In

    #34 6 months ago

    I think you have it flipped flopped. Dialed In certainly would fall in line with the best gameplay with the worst theme (in many people's opinions anyhow)

    #35 6 months ago

    Ghostbusters, Stern Star Wars, TMNT

    #36 6 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I think you have it flipped flopped.

    I don’t give a shit about theme, just yankin’ the chain.

    It’s become a theme hobby. I remember seeing an Avengers popcorn tin back when that game was in production. Exact same art. Theme Boyz™️ could save a lot of money just buying knick-knacks.

    #37 6 months ago

    1. Superman
    2. TMNT

    All of the Star Wars and Ghostbusters are masterpieces compared to these two.

    #38 6 months ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    Pin2000 Star Wars...just terrible.

    Sw.ep1 also terrible.

    -1
    #39 6 months ago
    Quoted from tilted81:

    Sw.ep1 also terrible.

    Right. That one is worse than TMNT but Superman is unquestionably the best theme with the worst game of all time.

    #40 6 months ago

    Space Invaders. Awesome artwork, dull gameplay.

    #41 6 months ago

    The Beetles. I'm sorry but I tried liking it. I really did.

    #42 6 months ago

    Oh come on with Stern Star Wars in these answers... People don't know what they are missing there. The gameplay is objectively fast and smooth and the code is unmatched for home or competitive play. I guess, unfortunately, it's almost too good of a game to be appreciated at the casual, location-only level.

    I would vote for South Park. What a great franchise to theme with, but man is the game itself kind of ass.

    #43 6 months ago
    Quoted from TRAMD:

    1. Superman

    And yet I really want a nice Superman

    #44 6 months ago

    I always thought Rescue 911 was a cool theme since I was a kid, but the gameplay is really bad

    #45 6 months ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    Theme Boyz™️ could save a lot of money just buying knick-knacks.

    Aint that the truth

    #46 6 months ago

    Surprised Hook hasn’t been mentioned yet. I’ve never played, but always wanted one and have been hesitant because of what people have said about it. Does the code update really help that much?

    #47 6 months ago
    Quoted from ruralcollector:

    Surprised Hook hasn’t been mentioned yet. I’ve never played, but always wanted one and have been hesitant because of what people have said about it. Does the code update really help that much?

    Yes, the code is AMAZING! Add a pinsound board and you have yourself a dang fine game.

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    #48 6 months ago

    I really don't think I've ever been more disappointed in a game than Stern's Indiana Jones.

    It's not just a bad game (and it is), it doesn't even coax a smile out of you with its patchwork assemblage of audio and video clips...the match sequence alone in the original Williams Indy is way better than anything in the Stern version.

    Hook also is terrible, but not sure I'd say that's a great theme for a pinball machine. Do what you want with the code the game has an absolutely horrible layout. Also the code sucks. But even the "fix" doesn't do much.

    #50 6 months ago

    Well, in the 80's...
    Fire has impeccable theme integration with below-average game play for a sys11.

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