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Desert Island EM


By CactusJack

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Okay, with all this talk about Best 60's, Best 70's Multiplayer, what is your Desert Island game? In otherwords, if you could only have 1 EM in your collection, what would it be? Anything goes as long as its an EM.

For me, I am a 70's guy and I would have to say that El Dorado would probaby be mine. Many games have come and gone around it, but I can't say I ever see the day I would tear it down. In fact, out of 10 games set up, the two EMs that remain when other spots have been taken away with more contemporary games are El Dorado and Kings and Queens and I don't see that ever changing.

So, what's yours?

#2 5 years ago

Gottlieb Atlantis. Hands down.

Mike O.
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#3 5 years ago

Abra Ca Dabra. Possibly El Dorado, but usually Abra.

#4 5 years ago

"Pleasure Isle", of course!

#5 5 years ago

Recently it would be 2001. Target Alpha and Outer Space come to mind too.

#6 5 years ago

Several years ago and new-ish to the hobby, I asked a similar question on RGP about the $100 Atlantis I owned at the time, uncertain whether or not to sell it. Well, I sold it. And I was sad.

*sigh*

Finally found a replacement Atlantis a few weeks ago! phew.

#7 5 years ago

Jungle Princess/Queen!

#8 5 years ago

A close second for me would be "Hawaiian Beauty". A woodrail would look better on a desert island anyway.

#9 5 years ago

I say "El dorado" too because guests instinctively know what do too.

#10 5 years ago

I would take a bingo machine, a Bally Sun Valley.

#11 5 years ago

I'm still too new.

My favorite working game in my collection is my Space Mission.

But once I get my Big Shot working that may change because I love drop targets.

Ones I've played and like I think

Capt Card may be one of my favorites.

I need a few more decades to really decide.

And a couple of more trips to the Silverball Museum to run some tests.

#12 5 years ago

Oh, dear. Tough one.

Subway probably. Maybe Jacks Open.

Since you are on a desert island, it may come down to reliability and availability of spare parts. This rules out all Williams EMs.

#13 5 years ago

Slick Chick. I joke with my wife to use it as a casket when I pass on. King of Diamonds would be second.

#14 5 years ago
Quoted from newmantjn:

Oh, dear. Tough one.
Subway probably. Maybe Jacks Open.
Since you are on a desert island, it may come down to reliability and availability of spare parts. This rules out all Williams EMs.

And finding an Outlet to plug it in.

#15 5 years ago

Kings and Queens

although I have a slew of other games I could stick in there........

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Several years ago and new-ish to the hobby, I asked a similar question on RGP about the $100 Atlantis I owned at the time, uncertain whether or not to sell it. Well, I sold it. And I was sad.
*sigh*
Finally found a replacement Atlantis a few weeks ago! phew.

Same thing happened to me.
I owned a very very nice Atlantis. Sold it back when I could really care less about EM's and the market was very poor.
Wish I had it back now.
But at least it went to a very nice couple who have let me know many times how much they enjoy it.

#17 5 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

And finding an Outlet to plug it in.

Heck, in that case I'm changing my pick to a Rockola Jigsaw. Or maybe World's Series.

#18 5 years ago

Atlantis for me too, but tough choice vs El Dorado and Buccaneer. These are my three fondly remembered 70s childhood wedgeheads and were my top priorities when I started my collection.

#19 5 years ago

Probably Jungle Queen, Target Alpha or the far less produced EM version of Joker Poker.

#20 5 years ago

Actually Jack in the Box might be a good choice. It is a great game and on a desert island the backglass might provide other "needed" entertainment.

#21 5 years ago

El Dorado very tough one to master

#22 5 years ago

I second the Slick Chick, it takes real skill and ability to play this game well, you will never dominate this machine this is my DIM

Brian Lenker
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#23 5 years ago

Fast Draw or maybe a Jungle Queen.

#24 5 years ago

Been thinking about this.

Would have to be a 60's Gottlieb - they are more challenging.

And an AAB as there is a possibility for huge scores and being on an Island, would have time to play 1000's of games!

So, narrowed it down to Flipper Cowboy and Subway.

Subway wins.

#25 5 years ago

Would be a moot point if there was no power source on said island.

#27 5 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Would be a moot point if there was no power source on said island.

After a week of no food and water you would be hallucinating that the machine had power.

#28 5 years ago

Abra Ca Dabra. I would most likely play the hell out of it. Then get mad at it, Then build a palm leaf cabanna hut, (with a bar) for it. Then play it again. Then get mad again. Sounds like fun, really.

#29 5 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Would be a moot point if there was no power source on said island.

The desert island scenario assumes a generator and unlimited supply of fuel is available along with repair tools and a crate that includes every part in Steve Young's warehouse.

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

The desert island scenario assumes a generator and unlimited supply of fuel is available along with repair tools and a crate that includes every part in Steve Young's warehouse.

Well, either that or Gilligan on the bamboo bicycle generator thing I suppose.........

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from newmantjn:

Since you are on a desert island, it may come down to reliability and availability of spare parts. This rules out all Williams EMs.

At least you can fix most things on an EM with a flex stone and adjustment tool.

And as long as you use them they usually keep running.

Think of a SS on that island. First sign of trouble and you're screwed.

EMs rule.

#32 5 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

The desert island scenario assumes a generator and unlimited supply of fuel is available along with repair tools and a crate that includes every part in Steve Young's warehouse.

Throw in some Hot women and brewing equipment with all the ingredients to make Beer and call it heaven.

#33 5 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Well, either that or Gilligan on the bamboo bicycle generator thing I suppose.........

Rather have Ginger or Mary-ann generating power.

#34 5 years ago

Definitely Mary Ann

#35 5 years ago

With Mary Ann on the island, who cares what pinball machine is there? I know getting off topic here.

#36 5 years ago

As long as its not Lovey Howell.

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

As long as its not Lovey Howell.

Awww but you and Lovey would make a great couple.

#38 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Awww but you and Lovey would make a great couple.

I would rather get stuck with Mr. Magoo, at least he is funny.

Ken

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#39 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Awww but you and Lovey would make a great couple.

Is that you Thurston Howell III?

#40 5 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

I would rather get stuck with Mr. Magoo, at least he is funny.
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I would have to have bad eye sight like Mr. Magoo to want Lovey ,but if shes rich.

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#41 5 years ago

I was going to start a thread just like this but figured I'd do a search first, and sure enough, one was already done.

Bump!

#42 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Abra Ca Dabra. I would most likely play the hell out of it. Then get mad at it, Then build a palm leaf cabanna hut, (with a bar) for it. Then play it again. Then get mad again. Sounds like fun, really.

8 months later. I will stick with my original post.

#43 5 years ago

It would be Outer Space for me. I just can't seem to get tired of that game.

#44 5 years ago

Centigrade 37. - I'm a fanatical lover of this game in a mostly DMD/SS collection.

#45 5 years ago

Target pool.

#46 5 years ago
Quoted from btw75:

Target pool.

For the lovers of Target Pool (which is an excellent game!) There is this game:

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4079&picno=24315

An interesting combination of Target Pool and the drop targets/rules of Sky Jump. I wonder how many are left in existence. According to the story on IPDB, there were 18,000 of them made. That's a huge number for an EM of that time!

#47 5 years ago

Jack in the Box if you have multiple players.
C37, Outer Space, Paul Bunyan, Atlantis and 2001 also come to mind.

#48 5 years ago

Desert island? Captain Kidd, of course.
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#49 5 years ago

I suspect my desert island em will be a game I have yet to play. Probably a Gottlieb 51 -55 with stunning artwork and multiple ways to win. Some games you can win 26 replays at a time!

#50 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Desert island? Captain Kidd, of course.

O-din just wants to be stranded on an island with a sexy backglass.

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