This will be my 8th nib pin and second Spooky pin (TNA).
Why did I pick R&M over a comparable price of JJP, CGC, Stern machine?
I really love the theme (I am a noob to R&M never even heard of it until the pinball machine was announced but once I saw the show I was impressed). I love than the voice and creative talent and assets are being uses so fully, even that future episodes could be used(!) this is so cool.
I have been into video games since Pac-Man and recall how Dragon's Lair was so much improved compared to video games of the day this was almost 40 years ago. Compare video on Tron to R&M like Spy Hunter to Dragon's Lair.
I love what Scott did with TNA, he over delivered with that game. I am not saying TNA is over an above comparable price games from the major producers but Spooky is at a big disadvantage compared to the money and resources the was major players have to work with, so Scott had to go above and beyond and deliver more than I thought was possible from a small company, in terms of sound and lights TNA is one of the best ever bar none.
I see R&M as next step for Scott and Spooky where Scott doesn't need to do all the rules and he's able focus on the sound and lights, more talent including Bowens, Eric and not to mention all the talent that went into the R&M show.
Finally while I was more concerned with the layout of R&M it's not flowing like Iron Maiden for example but it looks different than most pins with the pop/sling and the dimension portal. I have been watching so much of the gameplay videos and while it's not an easy pin it seem like the shots are a good mix of easy and hard. Also the rules are very funny and unique.