(Topic ID: 13011)

Favorite Billiards/Pool Theme Machines

By wizzardz

7 years ago

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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by pinballslave
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#1 7 years ago

What is your favorite billiards/pool theme machine, and why?

I was going to make this a poll, but I realized I've only played about a dozen of the ones listed in ipdb, and I think there are a number of sleepers in the theme.

#2 7 years ago

Eight-Ball Deluxe.

#3 7 years ago

funny you mention this. i just whooped up on jeannette (the black widow) wizard mode on my Sharkey's shootout(on hard settings) today for only the 2nd time. i really like sharkeys', its a shooters game for sure. i do love sharkey's father 'pool sharks' though, reminds me of FH in a lot of way, probably because its the same system? and i think the same year. the rules aren't as easy i find in that vs Sharkey's though. i've never played 8 ball delux but here good things. heres a vid of my sharkeys;

#4 7 years ago

Laser cue is a definite sleeper and a total blast to play..

#5 7 years ago

pinball pool. the 1st pin i owned. i used to play it back in jr.high. classic gottlieb.

#7 7 years ago


#8 7 years ago

Pool Sharks was cool. I owned it in 09.

#9 7 years ago

* I like playing my '79 Gottlieb Pinball Pool. Basic drop target pinball, but still fun.
* Someday hope to get a '73 Gottlieb e-m Hot Shot (or Big Shot), as these were pins I remember that I enjoyed playing as a teenager in Indiana in the 70's.
* Eight Ball Deluxe is also on my wishlist, and is another favorite.
* For me, '85 Bally/Midway Eight Ball Champ is a thumbs down.
* Have not played Sharky's Shootout or Pool Sharks, so can't comment other than to say I want to play them someday and see how much fun they are.

#10 7 years ago

8 Ball DLX! Love that game

#11 7 years ago

I'd have to go with EBD. It's just a classic that brings me back to my youth.

#12 7 years ago

◦Quit talking and start chalking! EBD

#13 7 years ago

EBD, the game I remember playing most as a teenager, and the game that got me into the hobby fourteen years ago. "Chalk Up!"

#14 7 years ago

EBD is pretty cool, but I'd have to go with Breakshot. That game doesn't get a whole lot of credit, but it's actually pretty good. I've never had the chance to play Sharkey's, it looks cool, I'd definitely like to give it a go.

#15 7 years ago

+1000 on ebc sucking

#16 7 years ago

'65 Bank a Ball - the backglass animation is very cool.......

#17 7 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

'65 Bank a Ball

One of my favs as well.

Interesting...no love for Nine Ball?

#19 7 years ago

+5 EBD really like the looks of the LE cabinet also

#20 7 years ago

I used to play a lot of pool but for some reason the theme doesn't grab me. Lazer Cue and Breakshot are my favorites for pure gameplay though.

#21 7 years ago

EBD for me please.

#22 7 years ago

I will give nine ball some love, one of my favorite games! Tons of drops, hanging spinner, bank shots, horseshoe lane, great sounds, simply awesome. Mine will never leave!

#23 7 years ago

Gtb. 'Sure Shot' can be one tough game to play

#25 7 years ago

Breakshot by a mile. Great artwork and the match 'high beams' can't be beat!

Steve (in Escalon, CA)

#26 7 years ago

Beakout is absolutely fantastic!

#27 7 years ago
Quoted from Anim8ormatt:

Beakout is absolutely fantastic!

You got me on that one... Have you had a few too many beers and mean Breakshot, or are you talking about some obscure game that didn't make it to the archives yet...?

Quoted from gabegabegabe:

I will give nine ball some love,

Definitely looking forward to getting mine playable so I can see what it's like... even more so after reading your mini-review

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