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Deadpool (LE) or AFM Remake (LE)

By C0nstantyne

5 months ago


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“Deadpool (LE) or AFM Remake (LE)”

  • Stern Deadpool (LE) 27 votes
    63%
  • Chicago Gaming Company Attack From Mars (LE) 16 votes
    37%

(43 votes)

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#1 5 months ago

Hi everyone,

Looking for some opinions. Currently, I own a Deadpool LE that is an awesome pin. Also, have played a lot of virtual AFM Remake. Seems like a fantastic game as well. Looking for a pin that has longevity. What is the popular vote? Would you do Deadpool for the long haul or should I go for trading DP for a AFM? All opinions count here.

Thanks for the input!

Josh

#2 5 months ago

Are you tired of playing your DPLE? If so, it may be time to move on. Every game gets tiresome if you play it day in, day out. Just ask yourself, “How would I feel if I got up tomorrow and it wasn’t there?” If you are truly done, go for something new. AFM may be just the thing you want. It’s an awesome game. For me, I feel it’s a bit repetitive. Not sure how big your collection is, but if it’s a one pin collection or a small collection you might want to consider Stranger Things. It is also a Brian Eddy game with a similar layout as AFM but it is deeper and may have a bit more staying power. If you have the opportunity, take a ride to a pinball distributor and play a bunch of games and see if anything really excites you. Good luck with whatever you decide.

#3 5 months ago

Big difference in rulesets... Rule the Universe is not hard but then again not easy, DP Brings more to the party. If you swap DPLE for AFMrLE, be ready to swap AFMrLE for something else sooner than you waited to swap the DPLE. I like a good game of AFM, but for a challenge, only RTU holds up as a good challenge, otherwise only High Score or Martian Champion or combo champion are the benchmarks to beat, and in a huo environment with a limited number of machines, AFM tends to have walking shoes. In a larger collection, the kitschiness of the callouts tends to be a fav of non-pinheads, so has some staying power, but most really good players can blast a 5 billion score minimum without really trying, so you may tire of it quickly.

#4 5 months ago

AFM has very little longevity. Simple rules, limited paths to attack game, repetitive music and call outs (although great call outs). I love AFM btw but it lasted 3 months.

#5 5 months ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

AFM has very little longevity. Simple rules, limited paths to attack game, repetitive music and call outs (although great call outs).

Yep. It's a classic, and I was always happy to spend time on it when I'd see it on location, but it burnt out of my home collection quickly back when it was much smaller.

#6 5 months ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

AFM has very little longevity. Simple rules, limited paths to attack game, repetitive music and call outs (although great call outs). I love AFM btw but it lasted 3 months.

Man, I can't get enough of afm. The simplicity is part of what I love.

#7 5 months ago
Quoted from jorant:

Man, I can't get enough of afm. The simplicity is part of what I love.

Same here. I've had mine since they came out (2017?) and its still fun everytime I play it. I still haven't "ruled the universe", though I've come close a couple of times. Not every game in your collection needs to have 30 pages of rules to be fun. Its just a fantastic game.

#8 5 months ago
Quoted from jorant:

Man, I can't get enough of afm. The simplicity is part of what I love.

I miss it. You have 6 games and at the time I only had one other game. That probably makes a big difference.

#9 5 months ago

I really prefer AFM LE super fun. I’m not any pinball hero so it’s a good challenge for me. It’s one pin I’ll never sell.

#10 5 months ago

Thanks all. I had a feeling that DP was a lot better for longevity. I guess what really "pissed" me off about it was that I bought it brand new from a gentleman. I thought just like my LE Munsters that it would have the plastic leg protectors already on. Well, I was wrong. So by each leg on DP, the decals have curled a little. I have a heat gun that I'm going to try and heat them up just a little and smooth them out with a squeegee. I love Marvel themes so I love the DP action just played AFM and was liking the theme and feel. I guess I'll just wait a little and buy one outright.

Have to say I love Pinside. Everyone here is great and I really appreciate all the input since I'm still a novice at this hobby.

#11 5 months ago

Deadpool hands down one my favorite games that I still play consistently, I’ve had AFM for less than 6 months and maybe put 200 plays on it, that’s why it’s on the chopping block.

#12 5 months ago

hmmm, on location. i would say afm. in a home environment-dp. deeper game and newer stuff make it better in a home.

#13 5 months ago

I prefer Deadpool

#14 5 months ago

Thanks everyone. I’m going to keep our DP. I’ll just save up some money and buy an AFM outright. I appreciate all the input. Gotta love the pinside community.

#15 5 months ago
Quoted from C0nstantyne:

I guess what really "pissed" me off about it was that I bought it brand new from a gentleman. I thought just like my LE Munsters that it would have the plastic leg protectors already on. Well, I was wrong. So by each leg on DP, the decals have curled a little. I have a heat gun that I'm going to try and heat them up just a little and smooth them out with a squeegee.

Off topic, but I thought Sterns came standard with the metal leg standoffs nowadays?

Edit: reading more, looks like they're plastic. In either case - I believe your DP should have come with something between the legs and cab.

#16 5 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Off topic, but I thought Sterns came standard with the metal leg standoffs nowadays?
Edit: reading more, looks like they're plastic. In either case - I believe your DP should have come with something between the legs and cab.

I thought so too. Our Munsters LE had the plastic ones. So I figured that DP would have had it. Nope, nothing at all. Didn't even think that the curl up would have occurred. Damn, I was an idiot. I'm supposed to receive my metal protectors today from Pinball Life. I'm going to work on the DP tonight and hope that using the heat gun and squeegee will get it flattened again so won't have to worry once the metal protectors are screwed in. I guess first time learning for myself.

#17 5 months ago
Quoted from C0nstantyne:

I thought so too. Our Munsters LE had the plastic ones. So I figured that DP would have had it. Nope, nothing at all. Didn't even think that the curl up would have occurred. Damn, I was an idiot. I'm supposed to receive my metal protectors today from Pinball Life. I'm going to work on the DP tonight and hope that using the heat gun and squeegee will get it flattened again so won't have to worry once the metal protectors are screwed in. I guess first time learning for myself.

I am assuming the missing cabinet protectors were just a mistake at the factory on that particular cabinet... but can anyone else confirm if they are intentionally not included on new builds? It wouldn't make sense for Stern to omit them as this was a lesson learned long ago, like on Transformers. I am in on the next run of Deadpool Pro and there is no way I am installing the legs without them...

#18 5 months ago
Quoted from C0nstantyne:

I thought so too. Our Munsters LE had the plastic ones. So I figured that DP would have had it. Nope, nothing at all. Didn't even think that the curl up would have occurred. Damn, I was an idiot. I'm supposed to receive my metal protectors today from Pinball Life. I'm going to work on the DP tonight and hope that using the heat gun and squeegee will get it flattened again so won't have to worry once the metal protectors are screwed in. I guess first time learning for myself.

Weird, and good luck with the heat gun. Were the decals cut around where the stand off should have been?

Quoted from shanetastic:

I am assuming the missing cabinet protectors were just a mistake at the factory on that particular cabinet... but can anyone else confirm if they are intentionally not included on new builds? It wouldn't make sense for Stern to omit them as this was a lesson learned long ago, like on Transformers. I am in on the next run of Deadpool Pro and there is no way I am installing the legs without them...

Same boat, basically. Waiting on a DP prem and was under the impression that they came standard and have for years. Would be an annoying delay to have to order a set if it arrives bare.

#19 5 months ago
Quoted from shanetastic:

I am assuming the missing cabinet protectors were just a mistake at the factory on that particular cabinet... but can anyone else confirm if they are intentionally not included on new builds? It wouldn't make sense for Stern to omit them as this was a lesson learned long ago, like on Transformers. I am in on the next run of Deadpool Pro and there is no way I am installing the legs without them...

I am hoping so for other people purchasing these. My mom has a Spider-Man VE and the same curling is happening. Can’t believe they wouldn’t at least put that as not included so we would at least have the knowledge. I didn’t know that it happened on the transformers pin. Yea definitely buy the protectors if not on the cabinet. I wish I would have paid closer attention.

#20 5 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Weird, and good luck with the heat gun. Were the decals cut around where the stand off should have been?

Same boat, basically. Waiting on a DP prem and was under the impression that they came standard and have for years. Would be an annoying delay to have to order a set if it arrives bare.

Thanks. I’m really hoping I can fix it. Love the artwork. Just don’t want it ruined after only having it a year. Surprisingly it’s just curled no tears. That’s why I’m hoping the heat gun will do just enough to make it moldable so I can get it flat and get the protectors on. Should have the metal protectors delivered tomorrow. Keeping the fingers crossed.

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