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Creating a small well-rounded HUO collection

By chickenscratch

4 months ago


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    #1 4 months ago

    Hey Pinsiders!

    Been in love with pinball since forever, now almost 40, and finally have the space for 4-5 machines in the barcade we are renovating at the new house.

    Had my first ever pin delivered last week, a NIB MBRe SE which the family/me is loving, and just put full payment down for a NIB Jurassic Park Premium as I hear it’s great, love JP movies, and my wife and one child are HUGE dino fans.

    Also put a deposit down for Mando Premium, as it too looks unique/fun, wife and all children LOVE “Baby Yoda” and it’s yet a seemingly excellent addition to a small collection.

    This is where I’m stuck due to ownership and even relative player inexperience, still learning all the industry terms, etc. I want to ensure I’m creating a well-rounded collection where each machine is different enough from the others layout/play-wise.

    I understand MB is a fan layout with a bit of (what is it called, pause and shoot, due to the toy bash shots)? Not sure what JP is considered, more of a pure shooters layout, or (side action?) due to the 3rd flipper with many shots? Absolutely no idea on Mando. Would be interested to learn what these two pins are considered, and how well all 3 compliment each other (or don’t).

    Which brings me to my big question, what sort of pf style/layout am I missing and what are some good pins in those missing categories to round everything out? Do I need to go flow, like a ToM (which I love), or do I round out the collection with something old school and unforgiving like Pinbot, which would definitely be a cool nostalgia kick.

    Any help/recommendations appreciated - cheers!

    #2 4 months ago

    So you got MB which is easy game, JP which is a hard game, and Mando that nobody has played yet but looks great. Id grab a Wonka to round out your family friendly collection.

    Also dont buy a older game unless your prepared to fix them. If your handy and know how to solder and like tinkering maybe look at some older ones but with kids and the direction it sounds like your headed Id recommend sticking to newer games for now.

    #3 4 months ago

    MB and The Mandalorian is a decent combination. I have MMR and an incoming The Mandalorian. You might think about including a quick and tough pin as a complement but kids might not like that. I'd say for kids, consider theme first for the remaining pins.

    #4 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Hey Pinsiders!
    Been in love with pinball since forever, now almost 40, and finally have the space for 4-5 machines in the barcade we are renovating at the new house.
    Had my first ever pin delivered last week, a NIB MBRe SE which the family/me is loving, and just put full payment down for a NIB Jurassic Park Premium as I hear it’s great, love JP movies, and my wife and one child are HUGE dino fans.
    Also put a deposit down for Mando Premium, as it too looks unique/fun, wife and all children LOVE “Baby Yoda” and it’s yet a seemingly excellent addition to a small collection.
    This is where I’m stuck due to ownership and even relative player inexperience, still learning all the industry terms, etc. I want to ensure I’m creating a well-rounded collection where each machine is different enough from the others layout/play-wise.
    I understand MB is a fan layout with a bit of (what is it called, pause and shoot, due to the toy bash shots)? Not sure what JP is considered, more of a pure shooters layout, or (side action?) due to the 3rd flipper with many shots? Absolutely no idea on Mando. Would be interested to learn what these two pins are considered, and how well all 3 compliment each other (or don’t).
    Which brings me to my big question, what sort of pf style/layout am I missing and what are some good pins in those missing categories to round everything out? Do I need to go flow, like a ToM (which I love), or do I round out the collection with something old school and unforgiving like Pinbot, which would definitely be a cool nostalgia kick.
    Any help/recommendations appreciated - cheers!

    In pinball the “HUO” is usually a term used for selling machines, but it means almost nothing anymore. It originally meant a game that was sold privately and has never been on route.

    For your collection, and most in the hobby, it’s a bit redundant because the majority of us collect for personal use. Most operators and public collectors AREN’T on this site or don’t post in this vein.

    In short, HUO is unneeded because most of pinball is now a private home collectors hobby.

    I would highly recommend a classic Solid State from the 80s they are just so so much more fun than modern games. It’s pure pinball bliss

    #5 4 months ago

    I'm going to just quote my previous comment on this question from here https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/get-a-diverse-lineup.

    I would like to encourage everyone here to try different machines from different designers, manufacturers, eras, and themes. Looking through the “let’s see pics of game rooms!” thread https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lets-see-pic-of-games-rooms/page/337#post-6081380 I see a lot of gamerooms filled with the latest and greatest Sterns with whatever games have been hot in the past 3 years. If this is what you like, go for it! However, I would highly suggest reaching back in time a little and trying some other games as things open back up, or rotating a few through your collection if you have the means. I have had about 20 machines rotate through my basement, and have found a lot of things that surprise me over time. My favorite game of all time is still 1993s’ Star Trek, The Next Generation. I like it better than the JP Pro I had rotate through, my Rick and Morty, or the Twilight Zone sitting next to it. I have almost as much fun on my 1980 black Knight next to it. All in all, I would recommend those of you with the space (and budget) to mix it up to try games from different eras. My Black Knight is older than I am, and I was surprised to find that I enjoy it more than I enjoyed Jurassic Park Pro or the Hobbit.
    I would encourage folks to try machines from different manufacturers if they can. Spooks play different than Sterns play different than Jersey Jacks in modern pins. Data East play very different from Williams pins.

    I would also encourage you to try out machines of different eras. I personally break them out into electro mechanical, numeric display solid state, alpha-numeric, DMD, and LCD. I have found that I don’t care for E.Ms on location play (never owned one), but seem to prefer numeric solid state and alpha numeric, and DMD games.

    I would also encourage you to try games from different designers, or from their earlier careers. If you like some of their newer games, you would like their older games as well. With the exception of Elwin, Meunier, and Danesi, the odds are your favorite designer has been making games since before you were born. Do you like Led Zepplin? Try Black Knight, Gettaway, Star Trek The Next Generation. Do you like TMNT but don’t have the budget? Try Last Action Hero, Tales from the Cyrpt, or DE Star Wars. Is Dialed in your favorite? Try Whirlwind, Earthshaker, or Monopoly. All these games were made by your favorite designer years back. Are Medieval Madness and Stranger Things your game? Try “The Shadow”.
    Finally, modern deep games can be a lot of fun, but shallow games can be just as challenging. I have found that “just one more game” feel runs strong in some early Solid State games. Paragon and Flash Gordon are both brutally challenging and can be a lot of fun for quick games… and don’t even get me started on Paragon’s Art (It’s great).

    All in all, Pinball is fun! I see folks with lineups of the latest and greatest and that’s fine, but don’t forget there are other great pins out there that I highly recommend you try. Happy pinball people!

    #6 4 months ago

    Don’t make too much out of how a 4th game would complement the others, eventually they will all leave and be replaced anyway. I would try to go to an arcade or show room somewhere and play the games to see what clicks. I’d be on the lookout on the market place for a good deal on a machine that interests you and snatch it vs buying NIB

    #7 4 months ago

    Great pics on 1-3.

    #4 Maybe something fast and flowy. Stranger things (my favorite Stern) or Attack from mars.

    #5 Id probably pick another stern because i really enjoy playing them. Deadpool has a really unique layout compared to other modern sterns. But something like Funhouse, TZ, MM, TSSP or IJ would fit in really well.

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    #8 4 months ago

    You are throwing down alot of cash on games you haven't played. I would REALLY recommend playing as many games as you can and just buying the ones you have the most fun with, as opposed to trying to build some perfect diverse line up. At the end of the day, it is going to be mainly you (and your family) playing these games 95% of the time - I would focus way more on just getting games that YOU have the most fun with, as opposed to trying to check a bunch of collection boxes. If you love flow and games like ToM, focus on games like that...sure you won't have a "well rounded" collection, but you'll have one that YOU love.

    #9 4 months ago

    Very cool, thank you all for the replies, gives me some ideas. I definitely want to go for a quality used machine for the 4th, just so I can dip my toes into maintenance/repair and enjoy some older pins. I’ve been in IT for 20 years and know my way around an iron, and don’t mind tinkering (though at this age I just like stuff to work lol), so an older pin should be a good fit and may help prepare me for eventually servicing my NIB pins.

    Some of my favs and on wishlist are TZ, TOM, TOTAN, Junkyard, Funhouse, Pinbot, MM, STTNG, TFTC, AFM, etc. and I see most of those mentioned, which is great. Though half of these I’ve only ever played virtually, but which still gives me an idea. I have yet to try The Shadow, Black Knight, IJ, TSSP or TMNT but think I’d quite enjoy any of those five. Also not opposed to something newer like Deadpool, as I hear it’s great (never played) but it may be a bit too close to the other 3, being modern Stern, and I am really liking the idea of an older classic. Unfortunately I live in a town of 2000 in the middle of nowhere, so getting out to play machines on route is a pretty seldom occurrence, and may span years between plays.

    Will keep my pinside alerts going - thanks all!

    #10 4 months ago

    Just sold my Star Trek Prem to make room for a Mando. Will be one of the first pins I rebuy when I have space for multiples.

    #11 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Hey Pinsiders!
    Been in love with pinball since forever, now almost 40, and finally have the space for 4-5 machines in the barcade we are renovating at the new house.
    Had my first ever pin delivered last week, a NIB MBRe SE which the family/me is loving, and just put full payment down for a NIB Jurassic Park Premium as I hear it’s great, love JP movies, and my wife and one child are HUGE dino fans.
    Also put a deposit down for Mando Premium, as it too looks unique/fun, wife and all children LOVE “Baby Yoda” and it’s yet a seemingly excellent addition to a small collection.
    This is where I’m stuck due to ownership and even relative player inexperience, still learning all the industry terms, etc. I want to ensure I’m creating a well-rounded collection where each machine is different enough from the others layout/play-wise.
    I understand MB is a fan layout with a bit of (what is it called, pause and shoot, due to the toy bash shots)? Not sure what JP is considered, more of a pure shooters layout, or (side action?) due to the 3rd flipper with many shots? Absolutely no idea on Mando. Would be interested to learn what these two pins are considered, and how well all 3 compliment each other (or don’t).
    Which brings me to my big question, what sort of pf style/layout am I missing and what are some good pins in those missing categories to round everything out? Do I need to go flow, like a ToM (which I love), or do I round out the collection with something old school and unforgiving like Pinbot, which would definitely be a cool nostalgia kick.
    Any help/recommendations appreciated - cheers!

    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Very cool, thank you all for the replies, gives me some ideas. I definitely want to go for a quality used machine for the 4th, just so I can dip my toes into maintenance/repair and enjoy some older pins. I’ve been in IT for 20 years and know my way around an iron, and don’t mind tinkering (though at this age I just like stuff to work lol), so an older pin should be a good fit and may help prepare me for eventually servicing my NIB pins.
    Some of my favs and on wishlist are TZ, TOM, TOTAN, Junkyard, Funhouse, Pinbot, MM, STTNG, TFTC, AFM, etc. and I see most of those mentioned, which is great. Though half of these I’ve only ever played virtually, but which still gives me an idea. I have yet to try The Shadow, Black Knight, IJ, TSSP or TMNT but think I’d quite enjoy any of those five. Also not opposed to something newer like Deadpool, as I hear it’s great (never played) but it may be a bit too close to the other 3, being modern Stern, and I am really liking the idea of an older classic. Unfortunately I live in a town of 2000 in the middle of nowhere, so getting out to play machines on route is a pretty seldom occurrence, and may span years between plays.
    Will keep my pinside alerts going - thanks all!

    You’ve been on Pinside for 6 years and these are your FIRST games??
    That’s probably the longest anyone has gone not owning pinball on a pinball forum!

    #12 4 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    You’ve been on Pinside for 6 years and these are your FIRST games??
    That’s probably the longest anyone has gone not owning pinball on a pinball forum!

    Ya... took a bit to get to this point LOL

    Had a spot for one machine at a previous house, but life ended up taking a turn when I asked for a divorce. Then met my current wife and downsized for a number of years (divorce is expensive), and now have what the kids call a mansion (it's not, but it's 4000 sqft) and finally room for a handful of machines.

    I'll take my Award of Patience and Dedication now

    #13 4 months ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    You are throwing down alot of cash on games you haven't played. I would REALLY recommend playing as many games as you can and just buying the ones you have the most fun with, as opposed to trying to build some perfect diverse line up. At the end of the day, it is going to be mainly you (and your family) playing these games 95% of the time - I would focus way more on just getting games that YOU have the most fun with, as opposed to trying to check a bunch of collection boxes. If you love flow and games like ToM, focus on games like that...sure you won't have a "well rounded" collection, but you'll have one that YOU love.

    I get it, and if I were near a large city I'd 100% do this, but just not an option where I live. Thankfully I'm super easy to please and can find something to enjoy in everything; honestly never played a pin I didn't enjoy. At worst, it'll be boring and I'll make it fun, it'll be a drain machine and it'll make me better at nudging, it'll have tight shots and I'll become a better shooter, etc. So not too worried about buying unplayed machines, and makes the unboxing/first-plays super fun. I only played MB via virtual pinball, so I had some idea, but was SUPER cool playing it on a real machine when unboxing last week. For the next two pins on order, I haven't even watched a single video (well I accidentalled a Mando video, but didn't really pay attention and instead listened to the "first impressions" voice-over audio). In the end, on most facets of life, I just do some solid due diligence, smack in some reasoning-within-the-details, mix a bunch of opinions from others, look at the designers, etc. and pull the trigger of success.

    As for rounding out a collection, I would state while your opinion on types is more than valid, I'd strongly disagree on getting "similar/you-enjoy games." I'd much rather have variety, be tossed outside of my comfort zone, play new challenges I didn't know existed, etc. I'm certainly putting "games I know/think I'd enjoy" as 80% of the weight in the formula, but I'm going to use the other 20% to nudge towards something that is further away in design from pins I'd already own, even if it means replacing a solid favorite that may score a few points higher on its own, if it's too close to a game I'd already own. Which was kind of the point of this thread, perhaps just asked oppositely: what "good" machines should I avoid as a 4th/5th machine because they'd be much too similar to the 3 I already/am-soon-to own?

    Cheers - and thank you to all who took the time to comment, some really awesome/at-length replies!

    #14 4 months ago

    As others have said, I would take my time before buying another game. Play the ones you’ve already bought a ton of times. That will get you a feel for the the style of game you like.
    Then play as many others as much as possible before you commit to another purchase. Then you’ll have a better idea of what you want.
    Patience is the key. Luckily you’ve got a solid collection of games to start. That’ll keep you busy for an awful long time.

    #15 4 months ago

    Great choice on the MB for theme and walk up playability for family and guests. You know where you stand with the dino factor so that's wise there too.

    #16 4 months ago

    I would say a spooky game like tna or rick n Morty.

    Been thinking the same with my lineup.
    Settled on
    Tna, Tron, Ironman, Rick n Morty, woz, tz, black knight 2000.

    Room for another and deciding on what has got harder. Mandalorian was just buy it from my partner.....she never says that!

    #17 4 months ago

    Well rounded to me would include some EMs and early SS games. Also, I wouldn't get hung up on the HUO moniker.

    #18 4 months ago
    Quoted from sammiesguys:

    As others have said, I would take my time before buying another game. Play the ones you’ve already bought a ton of times. That will get you a feel for the the style of game you like.
    Then play as many others as much as possible before you commit to another purchase. Then you’ll have a better idea of what you want.
    Patience is the key. Luckily you’ve got a solid collection of games to start. That’ll keep you busy for an awful long time.

    Oh for sure - this 4th one isn't coming anytime soon (well, I mean it could, the right pin in the right condition at the right price ) Just thought it may be helpful to start a thread where I could find out, and not after the fact, that "oh shoot, I'm a dope, this 4th pin I just bought IS really similar in design/layout to this pin I already own). But, I think this thread did it's job, and I'll be holding out for a good classic 80's/90's pin that I've at least played virtually before, or one where I can read between the lines and pretty confidently know I'd enjoy/appreciate. Honestly, if I could, I'd perhaps go super well rounded and just put in air hockey or skeeball for the family, but I'd be way too nervous of pucks/balls flying into pin cabinets, and there's really no room for something like these two machines other than next to the pins. So a 4th/5th pin it is, and I'm not complaining lol

    #19 4 months ago
    Quoted from FalconDriver:

    Great choice on the MB for theme and walk up playability for family and guests. You know where you stand with the dino factor so that's wise there too.

    Thank you! Other than really enjoying MB myself (virtually) as I'm a huge rock/metal/concert fan (mosh pit is my favorite mode because of the growling ), I had read many times, many places, that it was a fantastic walk-up family/newbie-friendly machine, which really sealed the deal. My son has a dino-themed room, and I'm positive my wife would have one too if she had less common sense... I swear she geeks out about dinosaurs more than the kid, which makes me giggle and love that old-soul child-at-heart even more.

    #20 4 months ago

    Just buy games you enjoy playing. Don't buy a game just because it's "different" or someone else likes it.

    #21 4 months ago

    Do you like Iron Maiden music?

    #22 4 months ago
    Quoted from Cantabkiwi:

    I would say a spooky game like tna or rick n Morty.
    Been thinking the same with my lineup.
    Settled on
    Tna, Tron, Ironman, Rick n Morty, woz, tz, black knight 2000.
    Room for another and deciding on what has got harder. Mandalorian was just buy it from my partner.....she never says that!

    I hear ya! Doh, forgot about Tron, loved the movie remake and hear it’s a fantastic pin as well. Same here with Mando… it was an instant “get it” and then she ran to tell all the kids. Though it helps that I bring home all the bread, am the one who does the finances (I couldn’t pay her to do them if I tried) and she has no idea what a pin costs (nor would she care) lmao

    #23 4 months ago

    Monster bash is a short liver for me.
    Jp is a really good game. I have not played mando.

    I would go in different directions and companies for two additional.

    Suggestion: get a hobbit and a total nuclear annihilation.
    Two games on the totally different sides of the spectrum, but both are great fun games.

    #24 4 months ago
    Quoted from nicoy3k:

    Do you like Iron Maiden music?

    I mean, it’s a little before my time and that style of metal is a bit too light for me, though I did in some sense enjoy their latest album. So I wouldn’t say I’m an IM fan per se, but I’d certainly easily digest the music. I’m much more familiar with MET discography so perhaps would enjoy that a bit more, and my wife is a Metallica fan. Hmm… honestly didn’t consider either before, even though I know they are both considered great pins, so makes me think - thanks!

    #25 4 months ago
    Quoted from Dr-pin:

    Monster bash is a short liver for me.
    Jp is a really good game. I have not played mando.
    I would go in different directions and companies for two additional.
    Suggestion: get a hobbit and a total nuclear annihilation.
    Two games on the totally different sides of the spectrum, but both are great fun games.

    Awesome, will check them out! Not really a modern Hobbit fan; the movie just didn’t sit well with me for some reason, but I know many who look over theme for great gameplay. Now if they would have based Hobbit off the old ‘77 cartoon-movie, I’d be all over it!

    #26 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Awesome, will check them out! Not really a modern Hobbit fan; the movie just didn’t sit well with me for some reason, but I know many who look over theme for great gameplay. Now if they would have based Hobbit off the old ‘77 cartoon-movie, I’d be all over it!

    You'd be all over a Ralph Bakshi "Lord of the Rings" design but Iron Maiden is a little before your time?

    Just joshin' ya. Incidentally, I've been on here almost 10 years, lurking even longer - and only just got my first game last Autumn. Current count is 3 with Mando Premium on the way later this year. Sometimes the money comes along later in life than you think it will, even if the desire for pins was always there.

    I have a lineup that makes almost everyone in the family happy. Kids can't get enough Deadpool - it's their main game. I have the pin that first really grabbed me - AFM, as well as a shooter to grow with - JP3. The kids are getting more and more interested in that one as well. Only one who isn't roped in like the rest of us is the missus, and she needs a theme she likes to get going so that's why Mando is on the way.

    #27 4 months ago
    Quoted from joecitizen:

    You'd be all over a Ralph Bakshi "Lord of the Rings" design but Iron Maiden is a little before your time?
    Just joshin' ya. Incidentally, I've been on here almost 10 years, lurking even longer - and only just got my first game last Autumn. Current count is 3 with Mando Premium on the way later this year. Sometimes the money comes along later in life than you think it will, even if the desire for pins was always there.
    I have a lineup that makes almost everyone in the family happy. Kids can't get enough Deadpool - it's their main game. I have the pin that first really grabbed me - AFM, as well as a shooter to grow with - JP3. The kids are getting more and more interested in that one as well. Only one who isn't roped in like the rest of us is the missus, and she needs a theme she likes to get going so that's why Mando is on the way.

    LOL! I realized the irony in my statements when typing them out but went meh

    Damn - I’m going to have to give back my award now! Congrats on nabbing that first pin and adding more to the collection.

    I hear you on finances/life; when it all fits, it comes together into some beautiful pins though!

    I’m not going to lie, while I think an older SS would be perfect for rounding out the collection, it may be tough to pass up on a good Deadpool if it comes around; I hear too many good things.

    My wife yesterday goes, after discussing the approach-fullness of MB, going JP with her love of dinos and Mando with the child: “so this is how you rope me into pinball, eh” and I couldn’t fully disagree!

    #28 4 months ago

    Cool collection so far!! Maybe whatever CGC does next you may like?

    #29 4 months ago
    Quoted from Richard-NBA-SF2:

    Cool collection so far!! Maybe whatever CGC does next you may like?

    Thanks!! Oh man oh man, if CGC does a TOM remake next, well… there’s my next pin, no question!

    #30 4 months ago
    Quoted from nicoy3k:

    Do you like Iron Maiden music?

    I was thinking the same too - IMDN would be a great fit in his lineup.

    #31 4 months ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    I was thinking the same too - IMDN would be a great fit in his lineup.

    How close is IMDN in design to JP? I’ve read that JP is largely a refined IMDN, but obviously there would be differences. It wasn’t on my radar and never looked over the playfield, but definitely will now!

    #32 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    How close is IMDN in design to JP? I’ve read that JP is largely a refined IMDN, but obviously there would be differences. It wasn’t on my radar and never looked over the playfield, but definitely will now!

    They are very very different.

    #33 4 months ago

    They are pretty different but share some clear similarities. They both have center spinner loop shots that feed a third flipper. The right ramp on JP is also pretty similar difficulty wise to the right ramp on Maiden.

    #34 4 months ago

    I might of missed it but where are you located.Somebody may have just what you are looking for locally

    #35 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Thanks!! Oh man oh man, if CGC does a TOM remake next, well… there’s my next pin, no question!

    That would be cool!!

    #36 4 months ago

    So you have one machine and two on the way. Correct?
    MB is a fun game.
    All three games have longer ball times.
    I’d love to recommend something older but it sounds like your attraction is Wiiliams and Stern.
    With that said, I’d grab an Iron Man or Tron for fast brutal ball times and easy to learn rulesets since you like Williams a lot. Also a great compliment to what you have.
    The other suggestion would be a Getaway or Johnny Mnemonic, both simply for speed and flow. Also easy on the wallet.
    Happy hunting.

    #37 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    How close is IMDN in design to JP? I’ve read that JP is largely a refined IMDN, but obviously there would be differences. It wasn’t on my radar and never looked over the playfield, but definitely will now!

    At least for me, JP has some hard shots that I really have to think about the flipper angle when shooting. But I never walk away disappointed. Just a fun pin. Still learning it.

    IMDN is more of a high energy pin, in my opinion. Easier shooting, but the layout is great and some of the shots can get seriously fast (like repeating the outside orbit). At times, you walk away from that pin and just need to sit down and get your breath back. Wife hated the music, now it's one of her favorite pins. Just a quick FYI - the songs don't affect game play (i.e. rules don't change for different songs). Four flippers too, so the upper section of the PF can get a good workout.

    We kind of did what what you're after - having pins that all (for the most part) shoot much differently. Some slow, some fast. Some stop and go, some you might have to cradle a ball at times and really aim. Some easy, most hard. Definitely didn't want pins that all shoot the same.

    Stick some subwoofers on them too.

    #38 4 months ago
    Quoted from Slugmeister:

    I might of missed it but where are you located.Somebody may have just what you are looking for locally

    SW Minnesota, but in all honesty, a shipping company wrapping it all up and delivering to me for $3-500 sounds a lot easier than local DIY! Could just be ignorance talking though.

    #39 4 months ago
    Quoted from kklank:

    So you have one machine and two on the way. Correct?
    MB is a fun game.
    All three games have longer ball times.
    I’d love to recommend something older but it sounds like your attraction is Wiiliams and Stern.
    With that said, I’d grab an Iron Man or Tron for fast brutal ball times and easy to learn rulesets since you like Williams a lot. Also a great compliment to what you have.
    The other suggestion would be a Getaway or Johnny Mnemonic, both simply for speed and flow. Also easy on the wallet.
    Happy hunting.

    Stern Star Trek Pro might be another one to add to your suggestions. Lower cost, but fun to shoot, easy to learn.

    #40 4 months ago
    Quoted from kklank:

    So you have one machine and two on the way. Correct?
    MB is a fun game.
    All three games have longer ball times.
    I’d love to recommend something older but it sounds like your attraction is Wiiliams and Stern.
    With that said, I’d grab an Iron Man or Tron for fast brutal ball times and easy to learn rulesets since you like Williams a lot. Also a great compliment to what you have.
    The other suggestion would be a Getaway or Johnny Mnemonic, both simply for speed and flow. Also easy on the wallet.
    Happy hunting.

    Correct! JP will be here next week and Mando whenever.

    Thanks for the recs, that kind of analysis is exactly what I was looking for! Tron is on the wishlist so I may need to look more thoroughly into that pin.

    If you were to rec something older and non-williams, what are you thinking?

    #41 4 months ago

    Enjoy a bunch of them! Over time you will figure out what you like. I love the remakes. I understand the code and I like quick games. Some of the more complicated games are fun, but they take forever to learn. That’s not for me. Eventually you will figure out what works for you!

    #42 4 months ago

    I don’t recommend IMDN, one of the few games I’ve ever sold. Not because it’s not a good game but because I spent more time under the hood versus playing it.

    JP and MB are as good as it gets.

    I would add 2 more games out of Elvira, Stranger Things, Alien, Ghostbusters, Wonka and GNR

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    #43 4 months ago

    I'd seek the opinion of those that own their games for more than 1 week-6 months.

    Case in point: I bought Scared Stiff. Enjoyed it for about 3 months and got bored with it. I hung onto it for another year just to make sure I wasnt "bored with my commection". Some members here get this: sometime you take a long break from a game and you come back to it and you are refreshed and all in on the game again. Other times it may mean "time to sell" after the break if you're still bored with it.

    Some people here go through games like toilet paper. Those opinions I'd be careful investing in....

    #44 4 months ago

    Funny you mentioned ToM and Pinbot. This is my entire collection and all I will ever need at home. I would recommend Pinbot if you had to pick one, for reasons you mentioned. It exudes everything an 80s childhood was

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    #45 4 months ago

    IMO usually better not to buy anything until you played it, there is no great urgency to buy Mando, and often times it's better to wait a while as the code matures.

    #46 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Hey Pinsiders!
    Been in love with pinball since forever, now almost 40, and finally have the space for 4-5 machines in the barcade we are renovating at the new house.
    Had my first ever pin delivered last week, a NIB MBRe SE which the family/me is loving, and just put full payment down for a NIB Jurassic Park Premium as I hear it’s great, love JP movies, and my wife and one child are HUGE dino fans.
    Also put a deposit down for Mando Premium, as it too looks unique/fun, wife and all children LOVE “Baby Yoda” and it’s yet a seemingly excellent addition to a small collection.
    This is where I’m stuck due to ownership and even relative player inexperience, still learning all the industry terms, etc. I want to ensure I’m creating a well-rounded collection where each machine is different enough from the others layout/play-wise.
    I understand MB is a fan layout with a bit of (what is it called, pause and shoot, due to the toy bash shots)? Not sure what JP is considered, more of a pure shooters layout, or (side action?) due to the 3rd flipper with many shots? Absolutely no idea on Mando. Would be interested to learn what these two pins are considered, and how well all 3 compliment each other (or don’t).
    Which brings me to my big question, what sort of pf style/layout am I missing and what are some good pins in those missing categories to round everything out? Do I need to go flow, like a ToM (which I love), or do I round out the collection with something old school and unforgiving like Pinbot, which would definitely be a cool nostalgia kick.
    Any help/recommendations appreciated - cheers!

    Don’t worry about all that. Just play lots of games and buy the ones you like.

    #47 4 months ago

    Even at 5 games, I think you'll be sick of them within a month. Minus 35k-40k at the rate you're going. I would have went with 5 system 11s for a fraction of the price.

    I hope it works out, but it sounds like you made some emotional/impulsive buys. Maybe slow it down a bit. 5 will turn into 10. 10 will turn into 20 etc. Start making room.

    #48 4 months ago
    Quoted from dq13:

    Funny you mentioned ToM and Pinbot. This is my entire collection and all I will ever need at home. I would recommend Pinbot if you had to pick one, for reasons you mentioned. It exudes everything an 80s childhood was
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    Hope to get a Pinbot someday. Always liked it.

    #49 4 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Correct! JP will be here next week and Mando whenever.
    Thanks for the recs, that kind of analysis is exactly what I was looking for! Tron is on the wishlist so I may need to look more thoroughly into that pin.
    If you were to rec something older and non-williams, what are you thinking?

    Just got done playing Tron and it’s a fantastic game imo. Didn’t really grab me in the beginning but eventually kept me coming back for more.

    #50 4 months ago
    Quoted from dq13:

    Funny you mentioned ToM and Pinbot. This is my entire collection and all I will ever need at home. I would recommend Pinbot if you had to pick one, for reasons you mentioned. It exudes everything an 80s childhood was
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    Ya, I was second in line to a nice Pinbot days ago but the first guy put full money down and that was that. Pinbot would be great, definitely a strong contender. I think after discussions with my wife today on how we want to organize things in the Barcade, that I’ll have room for 5 pins, which is perfect, as it would allow me to get both Pinbot and ToM

    If a good condition Pinbot comes along, think I’m jumping on it, the 5th I’ll wait for a ToM Remake or be convinced on another pin, which could be anything from Junkyard to Deadpool. The joy and difficulty of having room for 5… but in all honesty, forgoing the TV in the Barcade and going all pins was my wife’s idea, so that’s 4 more pins than I was planning on having, and just having 1 makes me VERY happy, let alone the 2 that are coming (JP ships tomorrow!)

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