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Coolest Pinball feature that gets OLD over time! Nominations Please

By sleepygtr

9 months ago


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    #1 9 months ago

    Hey Pinball people! Wanted to take nominations for the the coolest feature in a pinball game that actually becomes tired/old the more times you play the game. I will start: mine is easily LOTR's Path of the dead. Very cool looking and all but after you play the game a lot, you wish it never existed!

    #2 9 months ago

    Every feature in every pinball machine gets old over time, impossible to avoid.

    #3 9 months ago

    Animation you can’t skip gets old very fast

    #4 9 months ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Every feature in every pinball machine gets old over time, impossible to avoid.

    I hate to be a downer and agree but this is likely the truth. Variety and challenging yourself keeps things fresh.

    Not seeing the same gimmick a billion times.

    #5 9 months ago

    Path of the dead always just seemed like a stripped down path of adventure so I never thought it was that cool.

    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Every feature in every pinball machine gets old over time, impossible to avoid.

    Yeah probably easier to list ones that don't.

    #6 9 months ago

    13 Ball multi-ball.

    #7 9 months ago

    Anything that stops the ball that you can't skip. The T-Rex on DE JP is a good example. Sparky on Metallica was starting to get that way but I found a way to skip it.

    #8 9 months ago

    Double Ferris wheel in Hurricane. One worked well in Cyclone, but two just....drags....it...out......

    #9 9 months ago

    RPG on T3, thought it was fun at first but now I find myself trying to avoid it.

    #10 9 months ago
    Quoted from sleepygtr:

    I will start: mine is easily LOTR's Path of the dead.

    I have to agree with this, pretty much useless

    #11 9 months ago

    The bagatelle on Catacomb. I wanted so bad to keep Catacomb in the lineup because the gameplay is great, but having to deal with the bagatelle after every drained ball is painful.

    #12 9 months ago

    Jump Rope on Champion Pub.

    So cool... the first two times.

    #13 9 months ago

    Everything gets old, everything sucks, pinball is awful.

    Why can't they attach a flamethrower or an outboard motor to a pinball machine?! That will never get old!

    We need innovation.

    #14 9 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Yeah probably easier to list ones that don't.

    There isn't one.

    #15 9 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Why can't they attach a flamethrower or an outboard motor to a pinball machine?! That will never get old!

    Yes it would. Nothing wrong with something getting old over time. Its a game. Sell it and re-buy or stop playing for a few months and the magic will return, somewhat anyway.

    #16 9 months ago

    I never thought the lamp on TOTAN was cool, but it certainly did get old fast.

    #17 9 months ago

    TZ power ball / gum ball machine

    SW hyper loop

    Woz flying monkey magnet

    #18 9 months ago

    The start of multiball on the Addams Family... "It's Showtime!"

    #19 9 months ago

    To me most of the oldie but goodie pinball toys / mechs never really gets old. I don’t get tired of seeing it happen time & time again!

    Exploding castle on MM
    Sinking Pirate ship on POTC
    The T-Rex swallowing the ball
    The fan blowing on whirlwind
    The fish flapping on Fish Tales
    Thing grabbing the ball in Addams Family

    Never gets old!!

    #20 9 months ago
    Quoted from Shredso:

    Sparky on Metallica was starting to get that way but I found a way to skip it.

    How can you skip it?

    #21 9 months ago

    The jump rope on Champion Pub

    The speed bag on Champion Pub

    The boxer on Champion Pub

    The boxer actually isn’t too bad. CP was the first game I bought so it got old very quick. Once I got Taxi I never wanted to play CP again.

    #22 9 months ago
    Quoted from Lethal_Inc:

    How can you skip it?

    Changing the volume with my external volume control skips it.

    #23 9 months ago
    Quoted from steveontilt:

    RPG on T3, thought it was fun at first but now I find myself trying to avoid it.

    Wow.. I've had mine for a couple of years, and this is still my favourite feature. My only complaint would be the unfinished code here, where the first mode gives you the bonus for getting them all in less shots etc.. (hitting 2 with 1 etc. downstrafe ), but the further modes don't have this.. still, they do progress, and I can shoot through them very quickly. Operating this during simultaneous play is always fun too.

    Always thought it would be cool if they had a mode where the player would need to avoid the rpg

    #24 9 months ago

    Ringmaster on CV?

    #25 9 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Everything gets old, everything sucks, pinball is awful.
    Why can't they attach a flamethrower or an outboard motor to a pinball machine?! That will never get old!
    We need innovation.

    Handies from the coin door? We HAVE the technology!!

    #26 9 months ago

    I was going to say boom balloon. I mean it’s a pop bumper after all and it usually doesn’t hit as aggressive as other pops since the whole thing is mounted on a carriage assembly.

    #27 9 months ago
    Quoted from sleepygtr:

    Handies from the coin door? We HAVE the technology!!

    We already have THING from TaF too so maybe just integrate some spinning disk motor or something and away we go.

    #28 9 months ago

    I thought I loved Iron Man and that Monger rising up was epic. I still like the game a lot, but Monger is a total buzzkill.

    #29 9 months ago
    Quoted from sleepygtr:

    Hey Pinball people! Wanted to take nominations for the the coolest feature in a pinball game that actually becomes tired/old the more times you play the game. I will start: mine is easily LOTR's Path of the dead. Very cool looking and all but after you play the game a lot, you wish it never existed!

    Yes wish it wash a moving board like on original Indian Jones pin

    #30 9 months ago

    The center shot in Iron Maiden gets old ramp up or down, love the game but wish more in it

    #31 9 months ago

    The ski lift on Wipeout

    #32 9 months ago

    The crane on LAH takes FOREVER.

    #33 9 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    The crane on LAH takes FOREVER.

    At least you can disable it and it doesn’t affect gameplay scoring.

    #34 9 months ago
    Quoted from HoneyBadger:

    At least you can disable it and it doesn’t affect gameplay scoring.

    Cool so you can still virtually lock balls and get the increased jackpots in MB?

    #35 9 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Everything gets old, everything sucks, pinball is awful.
    Why can't they attach a flamethrower or an outboard motor to a pinball machine?! That will never get old!
    We need innovation.

    Nah. Outboards that throw flames? Great first time, then meh after that. BORING....
    Come to think of it...
    Wife. Family. Life in general. BORING! What else we got?

    Breathing? Overhyped.
    Eating? Just gets ya fat.

    Pinball by its own design like anything else can get repititous. Play with others. Especially those who don’t own them. Always makes it fun again!

    #36 9 months ago

    I'm trying to think of anything that doesn't get old. Probably TOM magnet trunk, MM exploding castle. Everything else, old pretty quick.

    Code updates keep everything fresh, but you guys don't have code updates for old games

    #37 9 months ago

    The feature of all pinballs constantly getting more and more expensive is getting really old, I'm tired of it! Wish prices could go back to what it was 20 years ago so I could hoard more pins

    #38 9 months ago
    Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

    The feature of all pinballs constantly getting more and more expensive is getting really old, I'm tired of it! Wish prices could go back to what it was 20 years ago so I could hoard more pins

    Agree we gotta be all choosey now!

    #39 9 months ago

    Never gets old?
    Klingon multi on ST!

    #40 9 months ago

    having to use coins when we were kids

    #41 9 months ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    having to use coins when we were kids

    For real / blowin our hard earned $

    #42 9 months ago

    "Shoot the pyramid!"

    #43 9 months ago

    im still amazed at all the cool toys old and new on pinball games..that said i can not turn on bone busters and listen to that talking scull for any length of time..the thrill lasted i week,now i know why he lost an eye

    #44 9 months ago
    Quoted from belairjoe:

    im still amazed at all the cool toys old and new on pinball games..that said i can not turn on bone busters and listen to that talking scull for any length of time..the thrill lasted i week,now i know why he lost an eye

    Man, imagine how much that topper would go for these days; more than the going rate of the game

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