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First pinball machine suggestions for black room

By aueft

81 days ago

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  • Latest reply 80 days ago by Extraballz
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    #1 81 days ago


    I've been a bit of a pinball head for a while, and I'm thinking that it might be about high time for me to buy a machine for home use. Since it is probably going to be my only pinball machine for the time being, I figure that I should get something fairly modern (mid-eighties and onwards).

    The catch is that my living room has a stark black and white interior, so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for good machines that feature a primarily black color scheme. Or ones that feature a lot of black.

    #3 81 days ago

    If color is your main consideration, consider Centaur.

    #5 81 days ago

    Munsters Premium. It's Black and White!

    #6 81 days ago

    So are you looking for a pin that will match a rooms decor or a game that is fun?

    #7 81 days ago

    It's not a deal breaker if I can't find one that matches my ridiculous decor, but I wanted to see if people here knew of any that I'm just not thinking of.

    Centaur is a beautiful machine, but I think that it might be a bit too simple since this will be my only machine for now. It also seems a bit pricy for what it is. I am definitely considering it, as it seemed fun to play at least (as far as I could tell - the machine that I played was pretty busted up).

    To clarify, I'm not looking for exclusively black and white. I am fine with color. I am just looking for pins where black would be dominant (particularly on the side art / backsplash).

    #8 81 days ago

    The Addams Family, DE Jurassic Park, Stern Star Trek, Tron, Hobbit (Smaug Edition), Last Action Hero, Centaur, Musters (Premium), Last Action Hero, Swords Of Fury, Terminator 2.

    Edit: Removed Star Trek The Next Generation and Twilight Zone due to mechanical complexity and reliability. Great games, but not recommended as a first pin.

    #9 81 days ago

    Probably the only time I’ll ever recommend this selection of games, but what about Data East Checkpoint, Stern Nascar (I was thinking checkered flags), Stargate, or Genesis?

    #10 81 days ago

    Stern's Meteor is predominantly black, but still has plenty of color

    #11 81 days ago

    Meteor is from1979 though .

    #12 81 days ago

    Diner, Jurrasic Park DE, Flinstones, Comet or Cyclone, High Speed or Getaway, BK2000 are all good choices with alot of black.

    #13 81 days ago

    ... oh and Congo w/ the black and white cabinet.

    #14 81 days ago

    Lord of the Rings is fairly dark, and all around awesome for home use. I would not be looking at 80s. Think newer!

    Bottom line, go to a show/museum and try those listed above and find the one you love and fits your budget.

    #15 80 days ago
    Quoted from Yoko2una:

    ... oh and Congo w/ the black and white cabinet.

    I vote Congo as well

    #20 80 days ago

    Just sneaks into the 80s. Empire strikes back. Not a common game but very black and white cabinet.

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    #21 80 days ago

    Pin*bot features a lot of black, and I bought it as my first pin and couldn't be happier. It has a good price point, multiball, ramps, drop targets, while art and music are both great.

    #22 80 days ago

    If I were you,I'd learn to paint!!!!

    #23 80 days ago

    I wouldn't recommend a pin based on how it works with the room decor. Just my 2 cents.

    #26 80 days ago
    Quoted from aueft:

    Since it is probably going to be my only pinball machine for the time being,

    Never heard this before... Just wait my friend

    #27 80 days ago

    Thanks for all of the recommendations!

    Sounds like I have some homework ahead of me to spend some quality time with these pinballs so I can figure out which of these machines really "speaks" to me.

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