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Buying First pinball machine


By JimmyJ11

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Looking to buy first pinball machine. I have three little daughters (1-6yo).
Im looking at Ghostbusters (Premium), Adams Family, Cirqus Voltaire, Aerosmith (Premium).
I want a game they came grow into.
Any suggestions.

#2 3 years ago

I would get either AF or Aerosmith. Thing in AF and Jacky in AS are great toys, your daughters should love them.

#3 3 years ago

Apparently in GB there is at some point where the game screams at you! Avoid pinball trauma your kids may never play again ... It's quite loud !

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from JimmyJ11:

Looking to buy first pinball machine. I have three little daughters (1-6yo).
Im looking at Ghostbusters (Premium), Adams Family, Cirqus Voltaire, Aerosmith (Premium).
I want a game they came grow into.
Any suggestions.

Make sure the theme you pick, your kids are interested in or show signs of interest.

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Apparently in GB there is at some point where the game screams at you! Avoid pinball trauma your kids may never play again ... It's quite loud !

this is precisely why i bought it for my kids. what, are you trying to raise wimps?

#6 3 years ago

Gb is such a brutal cheap drain monster. I would be worried that would make the kids feel cheated.Have you played Aerosmith? I would go AF on this list of games .

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from JimmyJ11:

Looking to buy first pinball machine. I have three little daughters (1-6yo).
Im looking at Ghostbusters (Premium), Adams Family, Cirqus Voltaire, Aerosmith (Premium).
I want a game they came grow into.
Any suggestions.

None of these really seem like something girls would like thematically, except maybe Cirqus Voltaire, which has a few toys young kids would like as well.

#8 3 years ago

What about a WOZ? Lots of stuff going on, very family friendly, and very deep so you will have plenty to try and accomplish over time.

#9 3 years ago

You are in a great community. Several Denver area Pinsiders are here and can give you tips for location games to try. Also the Rocky Mountain show in June is in your back yard.

Of those you mentioned, Ghostbusters is the biggest hit with my kids.

#10 3 years ago

Great advice.
I was looking at a new game versus old since I do not know how or wish to tinker with it at this time.
Of the new games, does one play better. Which is more fun to play.
Thanks

#11 3 years ago

I agree with the woz idea. Good theme, a lot to do, not a horrible drain monster. Try to find some places locally to get out and play what you're interested in before you buy.

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from JimmyJ11:

Great advice.
I was looking at a new game versus old since I do not know how or wish to tinker with it at this time.
Of the new games, does one play better. Which is more fun to play.
Thanks

https://pinballmap.com/colorado

Shows all but Circus Voltaire in Denver. May as well just go play them.

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