(Topic ID: 266517)

BKSoR Vs Stranger things ?


By RA77

83 days ago



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“BKSoR Vs Stranger things ?”

  • Black Knight Sword of Rage 60 votes
    58%
  • Stranger Things 44 votes
    42%

(104 votes)

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#1 83 days ago

Opportunity is available to purchase only one of the last NiB LE of these 2 titles to add to home use small modern 3 pin Stern collection.

I have huge respect for both designers and their teams.
Unfortunately I am living at a location where test play is not possible. I can only rely on videos so hoping some pinheads with both will chime in .
Im really split to be honest.

Premium/ LE owners or players
What is better and have staying power ?

#2 83 days ago

For me, if they were both Pro, I'd get bksor over st.

However, the premium ST is a better game than the premium Bksor. I have bksor le on loan and the upper play field gets boring after some time. You're up there a lot and not much to do.

The features in Prem ST make it the better game imo. Ask them to throw in the uv lights!

#3 83 days ago

Right now, I would trade my STH Prem for a BKSOR Prem.

#4 83 days ago

I think BKSoR has more staying power from a theme standpoint. I see Stranger Things as a bit more of a fad. From a gameplay standpoint, I think they are pretty even in terms of pros and cons. With that being said, I’ve played both quite a bit and prefer BKSoR.

#5 82 days ago

Thanks for all the votes so far.

Certainly appears to be close to 50/50 with BKSoR having a very slight edge.

I hope to be joining one of the clubs next week, just so torn on which one

Will watch some more gameplay vids over the weekend.

I see BKSoR code is possibly complete at 1.01 ? , however ST code still has a way to go only at 0.88.
I wonder with complete code ST might edge out BK ?

#6 82 days ago

Why not wait a while until both are complete? Both will be very easy to find still.

#7 82 days ago

The upper playfield on BKSoR adds a lot of playability in my opinion. If you gave me the choice between pros, I’d pick Stranger Things. But if you gave me the choice between LEs it’d be Black Knight no question.

#8 82 days ago
Quoted from Camvr2013:

The upper playfield on BKSoR adds a lot of playability in my opinion. If you gave me the choice between pros, I’d pick Stranger Things. But if you gave me the choice between LEs it’d be Black Knight no question.

Exact opposite for me.
Prefer pro on BK.
Prem/LE Stranger Things
Hope you got a deal if you are paying NIB.

#9 82 days ago

Haven't played Stranger Things but have owned 3 BK's and 3 BK 2000's.This "lockdown" gave me time to get into my BKSOR.I love it.Getting back into the retro modes with the original or BK2K during gameplay makes this a forever game to me.Hard game to beat.Great game to play.

#10 82 days ago

I vote for neither game. If you Force one..then stranger things

#11 82 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Why not wait a while until both are complete? Both will be very easy to find still.

Thanks Chuck,

last couple available LE NiB's here down under ,
2 second hand BKSoR LE have hit market so far that I know of, no STH LE as yet.
I would prefer new I suppose. With only around 50 of each in Australia may be a little dificult. BK LE second hand prices tanked a little. I'm not sure how STH will fare ?

Cheers

#12 82 days ago
Quoted from zaki:

I vote for neither game. If you Force one..then stranger things

Yeah maybe wait on Turtles perhaps. I'm not a fan of the theme however I'm a big fan of John Borgs pace and Zombi Yeti's amazing art.
Problem is our dollar has tanked big time and NB prices are going o get beyond insane

JJP Gunners is my only other option, I think I have to learn some patience

#13 82 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

I'm not sure how ST will fare ?

Same I’d say. STH isn’t blowing people’s minds or anything. Probably land in similar price ranges as GOT or BK SOR.

Just wait for a used one down the road. You’ll find one. Even if they are limited near you.

#14 82 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

Opportunity is available to purchase only one of the last NiB LE of these 2 titles to add to home use small modern 3 pin Stern collection.
I have huge respect for both designers and their teams.
Unfortunately I am living at a location where test play is not possible. I can only rely on videos so hoping some pinheads with both will chime in .
Im really split to be honest.
Premium/ LE owners or players
What is better and have staying power ?

Why the rush to spend your money, Ando?

Neither are classic titles, and will tank for resale (in Aussie and NZ)

If I was choosing between those two, I’d look for a cheap used BK Pro. Good tournament game. Otherwise - I’d pass.

Keep your powder dry - or buy some classic titles instead.

rd

#15 82 days ago

If your going pro BKSOR fast paced fun brutal game to play. If your talking premiums/LE go stranger Things BKSOR with the mini PF can become boring if your accurate just keep sending it to the mini PF.

#16 82 days ago

Upper playfield ruins BKSOR for me. Since we're talking LEs I'd pick Stranger Things, assuming you dial out all of the clunk. Chuckwurt did a great video demonstrating playfield tweaks.

#17 82 days ago

I voted ST...if we are talking about LEs. The music and topper are really good on BK, but every other category goes to ST for me.

#18 82 days ago

I voted Stranger Things since you're talking about the LE version of both.

Otherwise it would have been BKSOR all day! I think I would even pick a BKSOR pro over a Stranger Things LE as it is now...
Not that Stranger Things is a bad pin though but I love the theme integration on BKSOR!

#19 82 days ago

I have BKSOR LE and NST LE next to each other. I don't think either is in the category of what I would consider Sterns best recent games (DP, Maiden, BM66, SW) but both are fun and should be considered especially for a larger collection. BKSOR has more of a unique layout which I like, I also love the music and callouts, and the topper really is a must for this. NST requires a lot more work out of the box to get it in good condition - fixing the TK lock, getting the demogorgon so you can hit it in the mouth, and installing the UV package. The NST code is still a work in progress and will likely be fun but not really innovative when it is done. My family is really into the NST theme which is why I got it. I voted for NST but I think these are a close.

#20 81 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Why the rush to spend your money, Ando?
Neither are classic titles, and will tank for resale (in Aussie and NZ)
If I was choosing between those two, I’d look for a cheap used BK Pro. Good tournament game. Otherwise - I’d pass.
Keep your powder dry - or buy some classic titles instead.
rd

Hey Dave,

Yeah I got hit with Fomo,
All Aussie NiB BKSoR LE are now gone, only 20 STH LE delivered down under, almost gone. I was considering STH because of rare title and have a feeling code completion will take the title to next level. Being somewhat sober now I have realized my heart is not in theme of STH and BKSoR had the edge for me.

Classics are amazing and there are a few Stern and Bally favorites that I would love. Lucks I have no room or the addiction would get the bettor of me

Thanks for the votes and awesome feedback everyone

I will leave poll open and see if the tables get turned.
Would be interesting to re-visit when STH has complete code.


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