Quoted from bigd1979:
Congo and tron essentially have the same layout and tron is a awesome game the theme of congo really hurts it with the art , sounds but id still like to own it as it is fun player but creech is just all around a pretty perfect pin
And yet they play fantastically different. I should know, since I've owned two Trons, still play Tron in the arcade just so I don't get locked into the flow of my specific game. I think you can ask pretty much anyone that knows me...Tron is MY game. It's the one game I am almost always dialed into no matter what. I have been one shot from Portal on a Tron that had a very crap, practically non-functional left flipper that was basically only useful for cradling balls. I'm pretty sure at this point I have played well over a thousand games of Tron. =P
In a lot of ways, my Congo is actually faster than Tron, and the bitch about the video modes....if you're frequently seeing the boat video mode, you're 'doing it wrong'....whether going for score, extra balls, or a tournament win. That video mode is just bad. It's like 120 million at best.. Kind of like most chicklet targets of death too, you don't want to intentionally shoot for WE ARE WATCHING YOU. On the other hand, the caves video mode is extremely lucrative, awarding potentially 150 million + groups of 5 gems, which increase your jackpot values, AND it is *very* short unless you've just got an absurd tendency to over-think things. Go left. Trust me.
Under playfield monkey can be disabled so it just awards the award and you don't have to futz with it, and indeed that's what most tournaments do. I have no issue with people doing that. I leave mine on, because occasionally I do see people miss the mode, and there is a definite "technique" to completing it quickly. My switches probably need adjusting, if they were easier to activate, I could see it being way too easy. So either/or on that point.
Love both Creech and Congo, but bang for the buck......yeah, Congo was first in line. I think WMS did a fantastic job of taking a horri-bad movie in Congo, making the dots and callouts funny to compensate, and the music quality is just second to none IMO. Creech meanwhile, love the callouts, love move your car, love the nostalgia and theme of the whole thing, the music....mmmmmeh.
Gameplay edge to Congo, theme edge to Creech. Think Congo is better deal for the money in most cases, but would highly recommend people play both and choose their personal favorite, or just buy both. It's a real tight race here. My biggest complaint with creech is the single 2-ball multiball. I have seriously had games on Creech where I have qualified and started the multiball four times on one ball. Short of the Snack Bar shot, I just don't feel like there is a lot of danger there.. =\
*Edit* Totally don't get the bitch about art on Congo either, for the record. There's a ton of little easter eggs and stuff hidden in the art, especially in the flipper area, it's awesome. The plastics do leave a little to be desired..something other than a ton of leaves would be nice, but the layered slingshots plastics idea is pretty cool....mine is missing the leaves layer.