(Topic ID: 219088)

FT or JD?

By V4Vendetta

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by paragon66x
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“FT or JD?”

  • Fish tales 41 votes
  • Judge Dredd 24 votes

(65 votes)

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#1 1 year ago

I always like the gameplay of FT and fast brutal ball times(at least for me) but the theme doesn't really do anything for me.
I like JD cuz it's a wide body and I like the theme. Which game do you think has more staying power in a 3-4 pin collection?

#2 1 year ago

I personally like JD more and it's my favorite game I just love the artwork, toys, and theme. FT is also a good game but I don't think it would be good in a small collection because after a while you either try to get the super jackpot or just play monster fish over and over.

#3 1 year ago

I have JD in a current 3 game collection and it's great. I've played both FT and JD, but own JD. For me, there's just a lot going on and a lot to do in the JD and I never really get tired of it.
I think the music in JD is awesome, there are 4 flippers to use which is great and keeps things interesting, the ramps are well used, plus there's 2 separate habitrails and a subway from the center shot behind the JUDGE drop targets. I think the modes are diverse with clear understanding of what do do/hit, and with the MB you get to battle 4 different demon Lord's, which is cool. Not to mention there's the option of playing "super game" from the start, if you want. There's humor in both games, but JD is the winner for me.

#4 1 year ago

Have both great examples and playing very nicely. JD is a better looking and playing game. FT is repetitive but it's fast and frustrating.
Coincidentally I'm putting FT up for sale today but have no intention of selling JD. I'm sinking more money into it to get the color dmd. If someone updated the code it's be a top 25 game, maybe one day.
So JD all day it is fun for beginners and avid players alike.

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#5 1 year ago

JD offers more to do I guess, but I'm not a real fan of any of it to be honest. It IS wide...for what reason I've never really been able to tell.
FT is the better player for me.

#6 1 year ago

I'm leaning more towards fish tales. Only times I played these games were on pinball arcade on my phone but I do like to play fish tales more on the phone than JD

#7 1 year ago

Fish Tales for me. I never have really been able to get into Judge Dredd going back to when it was new. Jackpots in Fish Tales multiball are not real easy to get but I keep having fun trying to get them.

#8 1 year ago

This is a tough one but I gotta give the slight edge to Dredd.

#9 1 year ago

I’m a JD owner but always put quarters in FT on location. I give JD a slight edge because it’s got a ton going on and some very satisfying shots (loading the planet is always fun, various loop combos are great), and maybe a bit more to do longevity-wise for home ownership. Plus I love the theme, great art, sound and dots.

But they’re both great games and I’d be happy having either in my collection.

#10 1 year ago

I owned JD and FT. Since I loved the 200AD comic as a kid, couldn’t resist buying JD. As a fisherman, got a FT. Just sold JD as it wasn’t fun to play. FT is going nowhere. If I had to choose, FT every time, as it is fun to play and a lot lighter to move around than the wide body JD.

#11 1 year ago

I’ve owned both and prefer JD by quite a bit.

JD has so many shots and a cool guitar riff.
FT has a banjo.

#12 1 year ago

I have them both. Fish Tales is the better of the two IMHO.

#13 1 year ago

FT all the way for me too, JD is just a boring game to play, Looked cool, I wanted one for the longest time got one and couldnt wait to sell it.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from V4Vendetta:

I'm leaning more towards fish tales. Only times I played these games were on pinball arcade on my phone but I do like to play fish tales more on the phone than JD

As a JD owner (and someone who has played Fish Tales on location), Pinball Arcade makes JD the most boring table ever. It plays SO much better in real life. Pinball Arcade (especially the mobile versions) did not do JD justice at all (15 years for video pinball injustice!).

In saying that, pinball is pinball. I hope you enjoy your table

#15 1 year ago

I've owned JD in a 3 pin collection for a few years now. I don't play it much since I've gotten to the Ultimate Challenge quite a few times and when you get there, it's just blah. The journey to get there is pretty fun tho.

For me, the only reason I still have it is my wife and kids love it. It's their favorite game so it probably won't be leaving anytime soon.

#16 1 year ago

Definitely FT. To be honest, I have not played JD much. Probably a pretty good pin once you get into it but no big desire to play it. FT gets frustrating with brutal gameplay but always love playing it. One of those games that really define what made B/W 90's games great.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Definitely FT. To be honest, I have not played JD much.

Definitely FT though!

#18 1 year ago

I use to own both. JD lasted much longer than FT.

#19 1 year ago

I have owned both, but I would lean to JD.

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