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Curious as to what people think the best Gotlieb game is


By hank527

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Thinking of breaking my Stern and WPC only rule and getting a 1980's Capcom or Gotlieb

Thoughts are

Pinball Magic
Raven
Bad Girls
Star Gate

Anyone care to chime in on the best non WPC or Stern title out there

#2 6 years ago

Stargate followed by Black Hole IMHO

#3 6 years ago

Star Race

#4 6 years ago

Pinball Magic is 1990's Capcom.
Haunted House is the best 80's Gottlieb, probably best all time Gottlieb too (3 playfields, 8 flippers!). I've had mine for a long time but it might be time to swap it out this summer for another game.
Stargate could be good but it depends on your collection as for how well it would fit with other games, & I wouldn't consider it as an only pin.

There are a ton of decent Gottlieb's that fly under the radar. Genesis comes to mind. None really blow you away, but that is why they are under the radar.

#6 6 years ago

Joker Poker
Black Hole
Haunted House

#7 6 years ago

Class of 1812, underrated, great game!

#8 6 years ago

Haunted House and Black Hole

#9 6 years ago

Capt. Card

#10 6 years ago

Fast Draw or Joker poker

#11 6 years ago
Quoted from hank527:

Thinking of breaking my Stern and WPC only rule and getting a 1980's Capcom or Gotlieb
Thoughts are
Pinball Magic
Raven
Bad Girls
Star Gate
Anyone care to chime in on the best non WPC or Stern title out there

Lights, Camera, Action.
Bought one NIB, sold it a couple of years later and regretted it ever since

#12 6 years ago

Stargate is my vote

#13 6 years ago

My vote as well followed by Spirit

#14 6 years ago

1812. Love that game, although its really easy..

#15 6 years ago

Eldorado, City of Gold.

Wish that some of the other EM Gottlieb playfields like Hot Shot were remade like this.

#16 6 years ago

Haunted House

#17 6 years ago

Stargate all the way. great playing machine and the thing is a tank

#18 6 years ago

Gottlieb Overall: Hollywood Heat and Gold Wings are at the top of my list. Easily.

Specifically, Gottlieb System 3: Gladiators. I shit you not. I discovered this game about a month ago and was blown away that no one EVER mentions this game when discussing System 3's. Cool He-Man/Heavy Metal Magazine inspired theme, great shots, cool layout...only con is that it is really easy to start Wizard mode (modes are automatically lit and ready to start for you, just plow through them). With a few design tweaks, this game could be better than Stargate...it could actually be on par with Stargate as it is IMO.

Edit:

Quoted from Hugo:

Fast Draw or Joker poker

I wasn't even thinking about EM's. Joker Poker is incredible. Such great EM rules/layout.

#19 6 years ago

As far as SS- TX Sector !

#20 6 years ago

It will come down to your preference.
I really enjoy my Pinball Magic and miss my Stargate (best Gottlieb, I think)

#21 6 years ago

Stargate & Freddy are my Favorite Gottlieb Pins .. As far as Capcom ,, Pinball Magic

#24 6 years ago

Spirit all the way! Other than that Wupeout, black hole and Stargate all come to mind

#25 6 years ago

Big Hurt is fun baseball theme -- good value and lots to do, DMD, system 3

#26 6 years ago

Haunted House

#27 6 years ago

Joker Poker- EM

Big Hurt- Solid state

#28 6 years ago

Black Hole!!!, and it was way ahead of it's time when released.You could not pass by a Black Hole back then without dropping 2 quarters in it,That's how attractive this game was also it was the highest earning pin Ever!!

#29 6 years ago

Haunted House

#30 6 years ago

Considering half of our collection is Gottlieb...

Waterworld: is tons of fun. Sinking the ship has yet to get boring.
Stargate: has so much going for it.
Black Hole: is difficult, but keeps you coming back to get that multiball.
Hot Shots: is an amazing simple game, but getting those 15 drops down is one hell of a task. That keeps me coming back. Only done it twice on one ball.
Target Alpha: is classic and the most useless upper left flipper in probably all of pinball :p
Cactus Jacks: is light-hearted and good fun German dancing cowboy cacti. Not sure what more you're looking for.

I would love to play more of Gottliebs system 3 since they are BULLETPROOF.

#31 6 years ago

Black Hole

#32 6 years ago

Haunted house!!!

#33 6 years ago

i like devils dare and freddy myself

#34 6 years ago

Barbwire is surprisingly fun. The double score thing is kind of cheap but...

#35 6 years ago

Some of these pins are underrated and have some seriously awesome designs. Like the ball saver CLAW that comes out of the playfield on Freddy. The beating thumping heart in 1812. Stern should look at some gotliebs designs for creativity.

#36 6 years ago

I only have a single Gotlieb and it's Cleopatra but let me tell you, that b!tch is a beast.
Super simple ruleset but OMG it's a bear to score high.

Perhaps I just stink (which I do) but those drop targets up the middle cause major drains ALL the time.

I really love it though and has been getting more plan than Gorgar recently.

#37 6 years ago

Royal Flush of course. Outer Space is a good one too.

#38 6 years ago

Card Whiz
Genie
Black Hole
Class of 1812

#39 6 years ago

SS Haunted House. EM Eldorado.

#40 6 years ago
Quoted from BagAJellyDonuts:

Eldorado, City of Gold.
Wish that some of the other EM Gottlieb playfields like Hot Shot were remade like this.

Pinball Pool is close to being a remake of Hot Shot/Big Shot.

Best Gottlieb is Black Hole.

#41 6 years ago

Stargate, Haunted House, Black Hole

#42 6 years ago
Quoted from hank527:

Thinking of breaking my Stern and WPC only rule and getting a 1980's Capcom or Gotlieb
Thoughts are
Pinball Magic
Raven
Bad Girls
Star Gate
Anyone care to chime in on the best non WPC or Stern title out there

Black Hole,or MGOW.

If ya change translite - TX-Sector -awesome game

#43 6 years ago

Jack in the Box
Fast Draw
Target Alpha
C37
2001

Basically the best Gottliebs were EMs.

#44 6 years ago

C37
Black Hole
Genie
Haunted House
Devils Dare
Sinbad

#45 6 years ago

1 STARGATE
2 HAUNTED HOUSE
3 Black Hole
4 Genie
5 Shaq

#47 6 years ago

I'm going to have to say Rescue 911, but I am very biased.

#48 6 years ago

Some of my favorites from the ones I've owned:
Stargate
Cactus Jack
Teed Off
Vegas
Cue Ball Wizard
Cleopatra
TX Sector
All of these Gottliebs are fun, would be hard to pick just one.
Had a Pinball Magic (Capcom) and it's a beautiful game, very innovative and fun, linear in play.

#49 6 years ago

Joker Poker
Countdown
Stargate

#50 6 years ago

My vote is for Class of 1812
PS
Odin put another 't' in Gotlieb

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