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!