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Consolation Bracket - Final 4 - Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time - TE - 2020

By AFM95

4 years ago


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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by MK6PIN
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    “Consolation Bracket Voting”

    • (35) Creature of the Black Lagoon VS 106 votes
      26%
    • (47) Whirlwind 110 votes
      27%
    • (41) Star Wars (Stern) VS 84 votes
      20%
    • (44) Bram Stoker's Dracula 115 votes
      28%

    (Multiple choice - 415 votes by 228 Pinsiders)

    This poll has been closed.

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    #1 4 years ago

    Voting has closed, you can find voting for the consolation finals here:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/consolation-bracket-final-greatest-pinball-game-of-all-time-te
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    The Final Four is here... for the consolation round. Two upsets from the last round - BSD and Whirlwind. Can they do it again?

    Voting ends 10pm EST/7pm PST Friday night.
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    #2 4 years ago

    Morning bump

    #3 4 years ago

    FEEL THE POWER OF THE WIND!

    #4 4 years ago
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    #5 4 years ago

    Whirlwind came charging back and took the lead 54 to 53.

    BSD is well in control.

    #6 4 years ago

    48 hours until voting closes.

    Whirlwind up by one; Bram Stoker's Dracula is on cruise control.

    #7 4 years ago

    Wow Creature and Whirlwind are close

    #8 4 years ago

    This is a great showdown!!!!

    #9 4 years ago

    Bump for Creature...

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    #10 4 years ago

    Come on Creatch!

    #11 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jackalwere:

    Bump for Creature...[quoted image]

    You have a nice looking Creature in your collection!

    #12 4 years ago

    Whirlwind for the win!

    #13 4 years ago

    24 hours until voting closes.

    #14 4 years ago

    Love Whirlwind, but Creech has a place in my pinball heart....both deserving, great games!!!

    #15 4 years ago

    Bump for Whirlwind.

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    #16 4 years ago

    Tight race - Whirlwind up by 1.

    #17 4 years ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Tight race - Whirlwind up by 1.

    Not anymore......

    #18 4 years ago

    Shape of Water vs Twister
    Movies in TV can sway votes.

    #19 4 years ago

    Power of the wind bump to blow in a few more votes!
    Come on syst 11 fans!
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    #20 4 years ago

    Whirlwind and Creature are both high on my list, but gotta go with Whirlwind
    Creature is on my wishlist, but I think Whirlwind is a much better game for the money.. (Creature is almost twice as expensive as Whirlwind now )
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    #21 4 years ago

    Can't go wrong with the classics.

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    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    You have a nice looking Creature in your collection!

    Thank you sir!

    #23 4 years ago
    Quoted from pencilneck:

    Can't go wrong with the classics.[quoted image]

    Damn, that's a beauty!

    #24 4 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    Love Whirlwind, but Creech has a place in my pinball heart....both deserving, great games!!!

    I would rather have seen this matchup in the final round--I think these are the two best pins of the four that are left.

    #25 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jackalwere:

    Damn, that's a beauty!

    Thanks. I did a full restoration inside and out on it.

    #26 4 years ago

    Creature and Whirlwind have had multiple lead changes in the last 24 hours. What a matchup.

    Unless a flood of voting comes in for Star Wars (Stern), Dracula is in the driver seat.

    #27 4 years ago

    Plus one for whirlwind and the nicest original example (and “good find” stories) I’ve seen owned by Blitzburgh99

    #28 4 years ago

    "Feel....the....power....of....the....WIND!" WW baby.

    #29 4 years ago

    Just installed new disk decals, what a difference!

    Funny to think I like 3 of these 4 (Creature, BSD, Whirlwind) more than 3 pins of the actual top 4

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    #30 4 years ago

    BSD is an amazing game and so fitting that it scares even the best of players if chosen in competition.

    Achieving a triple stack and hearing THIIIIRRRTTYYYYYY MIIIILLLLLLLIIIOOOOOOONNNN one after another as you blast shots and to then stick the Castle jackpot hearing the scream is extremely satisfying. The Mist Ball is innovative and is a rush in itself trying to hit it rolling across the field.

    I love that the physical juggling of the MB's is like an evolving puzzle to solve on the fly as you inch closer to starting each, adjusting strategy depending on which get started or are close to starting, so you can juggle all 3. The goal is straight forward, so it feels possible to do. Yet when you can't, because it's deceptively challenging, you want to try again.

    The dots are great in the iconic red or in today's option of color. The original sounds or even the Pinsound available for it is phenomenal (but as a contributor to the Expanded Remix, I might be biased about that). They even got the leading actor of the film (Gary Oldman) to record custom call outs for the game.

    This IFPA16 Final bout for the championship highlights the rush of this stellar game and it'll always be a classic (the 15:20 timestamp starts the final ball which might be one of the all time comebacks in competition):


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    #31 4 years ago

    Voting has been closed.

    #33 4 years ago

    Congrats to winners!!! Both deserving....love Whirlwind, but BSD is a different league for me...a very brutal, ruthless game....love it!!!

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