(Topic ID: 218676)

Big Game, Elektra, Circus (Gottlieb) or Vector?

By Agent_Hero

6 years ago


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“Which would you choose?”

  • Big Game 24 votes
    47%
  • Circus 2 votes
    4%
  • Elektra 12 votes
    24%
  • Vector 4 votes
    8%
  • All of them! 7 votes
    14%
  • Other early solid state write-in vote 1 vote
    2%
  • None 1 vote
    2%

(51 votes)

#1 6 years ago

Don't see many early solid state voting battles, so here's one.

From what I've seen, Vector seems like it has the most appealing sounds, but limited shot variety. Big Game seems unique with the bingo style objective, Circus looks like Genie's layout with a vari-target added. Elektra looks like it has a lot going on and the lower playfield looks like an interesting feature. Assuming all are priced about the same which is a good early SS game for when I get tired of playing my DMD-era games?

#2 6 years ago

The one that’s available for sale, at a good price.

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#3 6 years ago

Big game for me.
I think Electra is a weak 80s Bally personally. Vector is fun but it isn't worth having around forever. Don't know Circus but it looks fun... Looks like it's ripe for powerball play

#4 6 years ago

Elektra, because I own one. Love the sound effects and great art. Never played the others... so my choice is biased.

#5 6 years ago

Have Big Game - like it and play it alot. Hard pin.

Had Vector - good game, miss it...but the shots are limited.
Game settings for guardian targets are key - as that really changes the difficulty.

Circus (passed on chance to own a good one) - Way, way too easy, and roto targets blow.

Had Elektra - good game, and again--game settings really change it up.
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Big Game would be my choice...but I would add Elektra too if $ allows.

#6 6 years ago

Big game hands down. I played Elektra at TPF and figured out the rule set without help in five games. Interesting game but not a keeper. Played Vector when it was new in the arcade but never liked it. I’ve never played Circus but it looks poorly designed.

If you pass on the Big Game Is appreciate it if you pass the lead on to me.

#7 6 years ago

I played the same Elektra at TPF. Two games and I was done. I don't know about Circus or Vector.

I do own a Big Game. The rules are simple and hard to achieve. Light those bingo cards up and the bonus countdown will blow you away.

Big Game is fast. It is not so much a wide body as it is a large body as the length x width is proportionate to all of the regular sized pins. If you like fast pins that can zip a ball from top to bottom faster than you can blink your eye then Big Game is the way to go.

The four flippers cause trouble for some but once you learn them you can trap the ball and you can do flipper passes. You need to learn to master backhand shots.

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I played the same Elektra at TPF. Two games and I was done. I don't know about Circus or Vector.
I do own a Big Game. The rules are simple and hard to achieve. Light those bingo cards up and the bonus countdown will blow you away.
Big Game is fast. It is not so much a wide body as it is a large body as the length x width is proportionate to all of the regular sized pins. If you like fast pins that can zip a ball from top to bottom faster than you can blink your eye then Big Game is the way to go.
The four flippers cause trouble for some but once you learn them you can trap the ball and you can do flipper passes. You need to learn to master backhand shots.

I would go two thumbs up if I could concerning many of the points made by cottonm4.
Big Game was my first pin and it is always the first one I play on game nights.
Shot selection is varied and numerous.
Love me some Big Game!
Highly recommended.
Has it all for early ss:
shots, drops and pops!

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Big game hands down. I played Elektra at TPF and figured out the rule set without help in five games. Interesting game but not a keeper.

Unless you played the tournament one, that was mine. A lot of upper pf wear, and less than perfect bg, so I decided to sell it. I did get more than I thought I would though, so was happy about that. Lesson: Price it high, someone might bite, lower it if you need to.

#10 6 years ago

BIG GAME! Not even close.

Elektra is cool. Haven’t had much time on it though.

Vector is cool too but gameplay isn’t there for me.

1 week later
#11 6 years ago

Circus is a very underrated pin with lots to offer

#12 5 years ago

Anyone else have any thoughts on these? Would like to hear more on Elektra and Vector and if either are worth owning.

#14 5 years ago

I know of a Vector for Sale Right now in Denver.

#15 5 years ago

I know of a vector for sale right now in KY.

4 weeks later
#16 5 years ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Anyone else have any thoughts on these? Would like to hear more on Elektra and Vector and if either are worth owning.

I watched several of the popular videos I could find for both machines and I'd choose Vector between the two because the shots look more interesting and the sounds aren't as annoying to me. They both seem worthy of owning though so if money's no issue, get both.

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