I'm trying to make sure I have the right understanding of some common pinball terms outside of what's covered on the IPDB glossary. I've tried to find old discussions here and on RGP about some poorly defined terms, but I haven't found much. I'm hoping this thread can be a good resource for the future.
Below are a few words that I am particularly curious about. Please help me define them, correct me if I'm wrong, and suggest other words to be added to the list. I'll keep the top level post updated!
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A controversial term, possibly meaning any of the following: totally original condition, restored, very good condition, good condition, ...
Home use only (HUO)
Literally, a game was never placed on location. Implies that a machine was never abused and was cared for, but does not strictly say anything about condition.
1. Referring to the condition of a game, it means gameplay is functionally good or excellent, although there may be some cosmetic blemishes. It probably implies that a machine is not collector quality, in that you could put hundreds of games on it and it won't decrease the value like you could on a game with super low plays.
2. Referring to a model of game, it means that an experienced or serious player would enjoy the game, while poor/mediocre players may dislike it because it's too unforgiving or complicated. Example player's games: TSPP.
Literally, a game was placed on location, meaning it may have taken some abuse or been neglected. Does not strictly say anything about condition.
A game with tight, unforgiving shots that will be enjoyed by skilled players but may be disliked by poor/mediocre players. Example shooter's games: LOTR. Example non-shooters games: SS.