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For sale: Catacomb


By drgnlair

9 months ago



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#51 8 months ago

hey Marlborough man
what ubeen smoking

#53 8 months ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

Correction. I never said Lightning was the best Classic Stern. Just the best of that couple I mentioned.
The Best in order are:
Quicksilver
Star Gazer
Nineball
Seawitch
Stars
F2K
Big Game
Meteor
Ali

That’s a pretty good list, but I put Meteor higher. And of course, add in the Comb.

#54 8 months ago

Catacomb is probably my favorite, but I think quicksilver and Meteor play the best.
With maybe big game after that.

So one before mentioned free fall which is a dud as well.

#56 8 months ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

Correction. I never said Lightning was the best Classic Stern. Just the best of that couple I mentioned.
The Best in order are:
Quicksilver
Star Gazer
Nineball
Seawitch
Stars
F2K
Big Game
Meteor
Ali

Looks reasonable. You think that Big Game is better than Cheetah?

#57 8 months ago

I’ve got a few classic Sterns, Catacomb is my favorite of the ones I have. I get a kick out of explaining the rules to people.

#58 8 months ago

@tigerlaw - you know, i'm LOVING the Dragonfist you sold me. I redid the cabinet and it looks great now. (I'll send pics when i get a chance.)

You missing it at all?

#59 8 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

Looks reasonable. You think that Big Game is better than Cheetah?

My opinion on those 2 has changed over the years. I liked Cheetah better than Big Game years ago.
Then I restored up a nice Cheetah for myself complete with NOS clearcoated playfield with prototype roms and while I loved it for a time,
Big Game holds up better and is the better game. Sold both of my Cheetahs a few years back but still have the Big Game and is a keeper.

#60 8 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I’ve got a few classic Sterns, Catacomb is my favorite of the ones I have. I get a kick out of explaining the rules to people.

I'd like Catacomb a lot more with a simple rule change:

The bagatelle is too much of a delay of game feature. Would be great if it only applies after ball 3 has drained so it would be a last ditch effort for points or even tie in an extra ball if you filled out the toast during it.

#61 8 months ago

I owned a Catacomb for a while and still miss it to this day. As other have mentioned, the quirky rules and bagatelle make the game stand out even in a big collection. I would put a couple of classic sterns above it, but it’s still a great game.

#62 8 months ago
Quoted from getadam:

@tigerlaw - you know, i'm LOVING the Dragonfist you sold me. I redid the cabinet and it looks great now. (I'll send pics when i get a chance.)
You missing it at all?

That’s awesome! I hope to see it one day when I visit NY.

I miss every game I sell! Alas, my space situation is pretty grim right now, I need a bigger house!

#63 8 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

That’s awesome! I hope to see it one day when I visit NY.
I miss every game I sell! Alas, my space situation is pretty grim right now, I need a bigger house!

Bigger house? Amen to that!

#64 8 months ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

My opinion on those 2 has changed over the years. I liked Cheetah better than Big Game years ago.
Then I restored up a nice Cheetah for myself complete with NOS clearcoated playfield with prototype roms and while I loved it for a time,
Big Game holds up better and is the better game. Sold both of my Cheetahs a few years back but still have the Big Game and is a keeper.

Tough call: I prefer Cheetah by a nose myself. I love these discussions about the deep-catalog Sterns! I was looking for Viper and Iron Maiden for years until I actually played them a couple or times, and that put paid to that! Most of these games require a lot of familiarization before you can make a real judgement on their quality. You can't just look at a Classic Stern game layout, you have to explore the shots that the quirky playfields provide.

I have to say, I am intrigued by Dragonfist, but I've never had the chance to play one.

grant..

#65 8 months ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

I've owned the Majority of the Classic Sterns ... I sold all of them within a few years of owning them as the gameplay was not for me. I will say that Lightning was the best for gameplay out of the bunch.

Agreed. I love Lightning. The problem with most early electronic Stern games is that they are so basic (single level games, two flippers) and play like an EM. Lightning is like a Williams double level game (Black Knight, Solar Fire, etc) and has a lot more going on. I am not a huge fan of the artwork on Lightning. I wish I could find a Lightning to add to my collection again.

#66 8 months ago
Quoted from Tommy-dog:

I am not a huge fan of the artwork on Lightning

The artwork is the only thing I like about it. I think Lighting is a beautiful pin. But I prefer the single level play fields.

Different strokes.

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