(Topic ID: 29917)

Corvette or WPT?

By Don44

9 years ago


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#1 9 years ago

I am torn on which one to buy and I can only purchase one of them. Which would you choose?

#3 9 years ago

I have never played Corvette but WPT with Steve Ritchie design and Keith Johnson rules is just awesome. Bought one, made a custom translite, it's a keeper. Of course I may be in the minority on this one - but who cares - that's what keeps the price down.

Ned

#4 9 years ago

make it a poll.

Corvette!

#5 9 years ago

Corvette, by just a little.

#7 9 years ago

Just wanted to point out that they are very close in price. Is one harder than the other to sell down the road?

#8 9 years ago

I love WPT...super fun game....but I own a Corvette, I really love this machine...it's fast, it's cars. I would have to be pretty down to sell my Corvette, I have owned it for 5 years and it has never gotten old.....but take it with a grain of salt...I am from KY...where Corvettes are made, I have a Corvette in the garage....so I a little bias.
Your a winner either way you go

#9 9 years ago

Corvette is easy to sell to non-pinheads. WPT not so much.
Corvette has an simple, non-mode ruleset, but is brutal with drains. It is fun because it is fast and there is no deep strategy, kinda like Getaway. Lock two balls, Light the turbo standups, hit the spinner to increase score multiplier and then shoot third engine lock to start multiball and get 4x scoring jackpots. Not a good only pin but fun in a medium collection with deeper games because it fills that adrenaline rush niche. Love mine, I would like a WPT too.

WPT has more strategy and is pretty deep. Can be set up to have more flow. It really comes down to what kind of game you want.

#10 9 years ago
Quoted from Don44:

Just wanted to point out that they are very close in price. Is one harder than the other to sell down the road?

All things being equal...Similar price, neither is really sought after. I would actually think WPT would be easier to move.

#11 9 years ago

WPT all day long and twice on Sundays.

#12 9 years ago

Both are nice games so for me its condition , availability and price.

( I have a WPT)

#13 9 years ago
Quoted from Don44:

Just wanted to point out that they are very close in price. Is one harder than the other to sell down the road?

Close which way. WPT. Tend to sell between 1700-2200. Corvettes tend to sell between 2400-2800.00. Depending on condition and such.

I know I wouldn't want to buy a WPT for more than 2200. So if its more you may want to take the corvette. You'll be able to get your money back out of the vet. You won't find many here willing to spend 2400 or more on a WPT unless its HUO.

Chris

#15 9 years ago

Corvette! Had both, sold WPT.

#16 9 years ago

I don't know the Corvette. But the WPT is a pin with a very deep rules like the LOTR.

#17 9 years ago

Loved having WPT. Poker players imho are more willing to part with an extra hundred here and there. Probably a smaller target than Corvette (car) fans but they love to show off. It's gaining respect and think the demand will increase with pinheads as well... http://funwithbonus.com/world-poker-tour-should-get-more-respect/ Unless the whole used stern market drops I'd say it's very low risk.

Corvette, I played in my league and never really liked it. To be fair I can't say I've had enough time with it. Definitely low risk investment wise. It's quicker game so if you're a decent player you might tire of the game quicker.

Depends on your collection. Easy to break even if you part with either and looks like you can't lose. It's a personal decision.

#18 9 years ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

Close which way. WPT. Tend to sell between 1700-2200. Corvettes tend to sell between 2400-2800.00. Depending on condition and such.
I know I wouldn't want to buy a WPT for more than 2200. So if its more you may want to take the Corvette. You'll be able to get your money back out of the vet. You won't find many here willing to spend 2400 or more on a WPT unless its HUO.
Chris

They are actually both the same price with similar condition

#19 9 years ago

If they were the same price, I'd buy them both! I wouldn't spend more than $2K for a WPT, and Corvette pins seem to go around $2600 give or take. As far as playability, I had a Corvette pin and just could not get into it, and I'm a huge car guy. There are very limited modes and the game is very repetitious. Corvette is very shallow and WPT seems to have a little more depth to it. BUT, if you like fast and quick games with not a lot of depth, it's a good game.

#21 9 years ago

From a gameplay perspective: I've played both a lot. I think WPT is superior by a mile. It lacks a real playfield toy, which is a turn off for some. WPT has a lot of depth and strategy, but Corvette is probably more fun if you are just 'flipping around' or for a more casual player. I don't see that you've listed a personal collection. If this is your only game, I would give WPT and even BIGGER thumbs up because it has some real lastability as a 1-game collection.

From a pricing perspective: In my area, I always see Corvette's listed/selling for a few hundred bucks more than WPT. So, in the current market, Corvette would be the better 'deal'. BUT, if you're not looking to sell the game in the next 6-12 months, then that is irrelevant.

From a personal perspective: I paid $2300 for a HUO WPT about 2 months ago and haven't looked back. It's an incredible game. It's almost unfortunate for me, because I've set new standards for myself. Now my logic is like this "If I can get an INCREDIBLE game in HUO condition for under $2,500, why in the heck would I ever pay anything over $2k for a game I don't absolutely LOVE!?" The tough part is that there aren't many $2k games left out there that I love!

At the end of the day, the best thing you can do is play both games as much as you can before making a decision. All the Top 100's, bang-for-bucks, and pinsider comments in the world can never hold a candle to the feeling that YOU get when YOU play the game. I hope you get the chance to play both before buying.

Best of luck!

#23 9 years ago

Targets are farther away on the wpt playfield. It's really helped with my shot making! Never played Corvette so it's hard for me to say, but if it helps I haven't regretted spending all my savings on the wpt

#24 9 years ago

I would consider a upper pf like what WPT has a 'toy' and the pf dmd type thing with the cards, so those are 2 very neat toys on the game. I hate the theme, to the point that I originally hated the game, but it was at my local pizza joint, so I played it a lot, and it warmed on me, a lot. Now I think it's one of the better 'bang for your buck' pins, and would pick it up if the price was right, and it would go with No Fear in the house in the category: pins my gf hates.

I've played quite a bit of Corvette as well, and while it's better looking with theme, I wouldn't say it has more to do at all, I would consider it a mediocre Gomez title overall. If you have many pins, it could go well in a collection, but it doesn't have a lot going for it in a smaller collection, IMO.

#25 9 years ago
Quoted from Blakesell:

Now I think it's one of the better 'bang for your buck' pins, and would pick it up if the price was right, and it would go with No Fear in the house in the category: pins my gf hates.

Yea my gf hates the poker theme but she can't stop playing it!

#26 9 years ago

Corvette is even better if your into cars.

#27 9 years ago

I think WPT is a really good under rated game with lots of depth and strategy.

While I haven't played Corvette very much, the play field seems really crowded and
there just didn't seem like much to do.

#28 9 years ago

the vette gets em wet

#29 9 years ago

I would have said Corvette hands down if I hadn't had played WPT with a friend during Expo and had it explained to me. First, there are lots of confusing rules in WPT. You're playing multiple hands on the game at the same time. The software in earlier revisions really left a lot to be desired. Also the backglass is horrendous. All that said, if you want a deep and challenging game, go for WPT. If it's bat the ball around, Corvette. Your opinion may vary.

#30 9 years ago

I did a new post updating that I got the wpt and the corvette is for sale for 2000. See my new update post if interested. I couldn't figure out how to do an update post on this post that I see guys do. How do you do that?

#31 9 years ago

Saying that WPT has a lot of depth and strategy is an understatement! And you know what my vote is. Although Corvette is definitely a fun game. Good choice, OP!

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