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CGC Monster Bash re-make or Jersey Jack Pirates of the Caribbean LE


By FarFromHeaven26

1 year ago



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  • 9 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by bigdaddy07
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    #1 1 year ago

    With two new works of art recently released pinball collectors are surely in a quandary as to which way to go. Mind you most serious and passionate collectors will say "I'd like BOTH" and "I will get BOTH in time." But the question is designed to ask which of these highly acclaimed machines would you favor buying TODAY. Obviously, the other one may be purchased a bit down the road. Since Jersey Jack's LE on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN is the poll position choice over the very expensive CE and the bare bones SE, we are talking around 9,500. CGC's MONSTER BASH re-make is a cool 8,000 for the much-favored LE with the topper. So, obviously anyone who chooses the JJP game will be paying 1,500 more, but all things considered that higher price point is warranted.

    So, fellow Pinsiders, which machine would YOU choose first to purchase or which machine did you already choose and why?

    Thank you in advance. I am leaving the "poll" as answers in the comments. BOTH machines are supreme masterpieces and are rightly in Pinside's Top 5 at present so this is no easy decision for sure.

    #2 1 year ago

    I set out to but JJP POTC... then I played it. It’s expensive, It’s gorgeous...It’s complex... it’s all those things. I just wasn’t feeling a complex game and didn’t want to put out the extra cash for it at the time. So I went MB (SE)...

    ... and

    ... I got bored.

    MB is great and has a nice solid classic feel. It just didn’t keep me going back for more.

    I have since traded the MB.

    This question comes up quite a bit nowadays... to be cliche, this is an apples and oranges situation

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ricochet:

    I set out to but JJP POTC... then I played it. It’s expensive, It’s gorgeous...It’s complex... it’s all those things. I just wasn’t feeling a complex game and didn’t want to put out the extra cash for it at the time. So I went MB (SE)...
    ... and
    ... I got bored.
    MB is great and has a nice solid classic feel. It just didn’t keep me going back for more.
    I have since traded the MB.
    This question comes up quite a bit nowadays... to be cliche, this is an apples and oranges situation

    Thank you my friend. It is indeed "apples and oranges" but I am seeking to find out which fruit you are partial to at present. You have answered it well.

    #4 1 year ago

    Definitely POTC. Both are fun games, but pirates really has a great layout and depth.

    Or do as I am and get both. Hah!

    #5 1 year ago

    POTC... by a long shot. There is so much more to keep you digging in. MB is repetative... and although you can get the updated LCD... it does have a dated (ahem classic) feel (which may or may not be your thing)

    Factor in theme (whether you are crazy about it ) and budget ... that could tilt your decision.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ricochet:

    POTC... by a long shot. There is so much more to keep you digging in. MB is repetative... and although you can get the updated LCD... it does have a dated (ahem classic) feel (which may or may not be your thing)
    Factor in theme (whether you are crazy about it ) and budget ... that could tilt your decision.

    Thanks again Richochet!

    I already own AFMR LE and MMR as well as WOO Emerald and Elvis, so I am still debating. I DO want the third CGC re-make of a great game I once owned (MB) but I am thinking I can wait to get it and instead get the ultra modern state-of-the-art POTC LE to even the score on ownership (2 JJP and 2 CGC) but I am still undecided. The POTC is just so so amazing I will admit.

    #8 1 year ago

    Potc as it will keep you going longer if it’s your only game.

    #9 1 year ago

    Or get an MBSE and a used Houdini!

    #10 1 year ago

    I have both. POTC all day. Mbr is fun though and would keep if I didn't have AF.
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    #11 1 year ago

    You already have the best CGC remakes in your collection now. If you need another, I’d wait till they release a CV.

    If you enjoy your Woz, I’d go with JJpotc all day long. I know if I had a MB at home, it would get old very quickly (within days) for me....

    #12 1 year ago

    I went with both, though I'm still waiting on my POTC to arrive. I've had my MBRLE since December and have not tired of it. Its just classic pinball fun and the best looking game I've ever owned.

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