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Classic Sterns - Rank These


By smileymatthew

5 years ago



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#51 5 years ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

This just in. It's official. The top 3 Classic Sterns are Quicksilver, Star Gazer and Nineball. =)
Most of us hard core Stern fanatics have acquired ours years ago. Now get out there and find them!
Dave (Doc)

Yea the 3 I have in my game room restored to perfection Oh along with Gamatron...Slink..

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#52 5 years ago

Dragon fist is an awesome piece. Along with Galaxy, Stingray, Catacomb, etc. , etc....Can't really go wrong with any of them.

#53 5 years ago
Quoted from Redketchup:

My iron maiden is real fun, a lot of strategy going on this game and a lot to do

I'm curious on this one since I never even seen one!

Where would you rank on the list?

#54 5 years ago
Quoted from Schusler:

I'm curious on this one since I never even seen one!
Where would you rank on the list?

There's one at Logan's arcade in Chicago if that's not too far a drive

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#55 5 years ago

we have both viper and iron maiden at the ann arbor pinball museum. and just about all the other m200 classic sterns mentioned in this thead, except dragonfist. can't find that one.

#56 5 years ago

I'll have to pay a visit to both locations!

#57 5 years ago
Quoted from Classic_Stern:

Yea when you own a Quicksilver with no spinners...Yea it should be number 7....SLAP!!!

Quoted from PappyBoyington:

It wasn't worth putting spinners on.

You haven't played mine, Pappy

Quicksilver - when setup screaming fast with good spinners
Star Gazer - with 09 roms
Nine Ball
Catacomb - with background sounds off

Not on the list:
Meteor - set to about 7 degrees
Seawitch - with the new Greatwich repro playfield
I would put these ahead of Nine Ball above

#58 5 years ago

Where is F2K ??
In order:
Flight 2000 best Classic Stern ever in my book !!
Catacomb fantastic rules, hard to master
Star Gazer fun to play and lot better with roms V9, very collectible and very nice artwork
Quicksilver fun to play, love those electronics weird sound effects
Freefall great soundtrack and great rules
Nine Ball amazing background sound effect !!!
Big Game great rules, hard to master
Cheetah not so nice artwork, fun to play

#59 5 years ago
Quoted from Schusler:

I'm curious on this one since I never even seen one!
Where would you rank on the list?

I owe 5 classic stern (F2k, big game, quicksilver, catacomb and iron maiden) i had a seawitch and i'm in the process of made a Stargazer from scratch.

First she's beautifull! Probably the best one. There is a lot of cool rule like the sequence drop target that give you and extra ball or a special. The skill shot for locking for the multiball and the drop target to give you extra time after the third ball.

It's probably the best pinball with a upper playfield that i played.

Catacomb is my favorite stern, follow by stargazer and F2K.

I think iron maiden is really cool in a big collection, she is not easy and you need to understand the rule to really appraciated. Most of the time she's a drain monster.

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#60 5 years ago

Need the classic "green hue" on the original Quicksilver spinners!

#61 5 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

ou haven't played mine, Pappy

Yes I have I played it at the TPF last year. It's a great game, I just like to give the Mayor a hard time.

#62 5 years ago

Oh gotcha....the Mayor....LOL. You bringing one of yours this year?

#63 5 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Oh gotcha....the Mayor....LOL. You bringing one of yours this year?

No, never bringing my gazer down the stairs again. Nineball and Orbitor 1 need work and my Seawitch is at a buddy's house. Bringing a totally restored Playboy 35th though. Very underrated game.

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#64 5 years ago

You should put Lectronamo on that list, great playing game, beautiful to look at and rare. First Stern with sound and the mirrored backglass is awesome to see in person. There is one for sale at the moment, Craigs or Epay or Mr. Pinball Classified, I think. DSCN1650 - Copy.JPG

#65 5 years ago
Quoted from PappyBoyington:

No, never bringing my gazer down the stairs again. Nineball and Orbitor 1 need work and my Seawitch is at a buddy's house. Bringing a totally restored Playboy 35th though. Very underrated game.

Wow nice job on the lighting! The blue displays look really good in SG. I wanted to get some yellow ones for QS, and I swore they made them at one time, but alas, no more. I'll be sure to give your P35 a few plays.

#66 5 years ago
Quoted from sk8ball:

This is true. At least the home rom offers 2x & 4x scoring. 9B is probably my least played classic Stern though I do like the design

Does anyone know if this rom is available in sizes that fit the original chips, or is only the 256k rom version out?

#67 5 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Wow nice job on the lighting! The blue displays look really good in SG. I wanted to get some yellow ones for QS, and I swore they made them at one time, but alas, no more. I'll be sure to give your P35 a few plays.

Thanks man. Are you coming down to the TPF again this year?

#68 5 years ago

I am.....and I think Xenon is coming with me

#69 5 years ago

Of the ones I have played enough to rate:

Star Gazer
Nineball
Catacomb
Quicksilver
Big Game
Seawitch
Gamatron
Ali
Meteor
F2K

#70 5 years ago

Good to see alot of people coming to party with us in Texas...Nobody should miss this show. This year TPF 2015 = KILLER!!!!!... I will be judging games along with 3 others. Gonna change up alot of details this year no ribbons and activity in this area.

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#71 2 years ago

Big Game
Seawitch
Nine Ball

Are my top 3.

Have not played: Quicksilver, Dragonfist, Cheetah, Ali

Have played: Flight 2000, Star Gazer, Iron Maiden, Catacomb, Meteor, Stars, Galaxy

#72 2 years ago

Some I need to play more:
DragonFist
Cheetah with new rom
Gamatron (I have pop. PF and sound board)

I like Split Second but damn, it’s all over the place.

I never mentioned it in the thread but my favorite Stern is Ali. Not because it’s the best Stern but because it was made by Harry Williams and it has a good layout. I think it is the best game that he designed and I don’t see it very often. I would say my 2nd favorite Stern is Big Game.

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