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Games tht really are awesome but get little respect

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#201 60 days ago

Led Zeppelin Premium - game is awesome - Very happy I bought it.

#202 58 days ago

Flintstones, Go for the Strike!
It gets alot fo play at my house and LZ and Cactus Canyon are next to it and it's fairly easy so even a novice can play for a while.
I've been palying pinball since the 70's and sold them in the 80's and 90's and alot of pins that are extremly desirable today were poo pooed orignally Circus Voltaire porbably being the main culprit.
Funny to read page one of this thread from 2 years ago and people complaining about prices, the good old days of pricing but who knew what was to come!

#203 58 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

Led Zeppelin Premium - game is awesome - Very happy I bought it.

Will 2nd this! LZ has been hammered for a lack of features (especially the pro), been guilty of doing that myself, but is a lot of fun. When you actually play the game you see all of the metal ramps, rails, the large pop up spinner / ball lock mech, and drops and realize there's a decent amount in it. I still wish the Zeppelin was a physical ball lock but the game is a lot of fun to play. If I had more room for pins I would be happy to own one.

#204 58 days ago

Same here on LZ .The shots on it rival or best any pin Ove played .

#205 57 days ago

Disclaimer, I didnt read the entire thread.

But I think #Hardbody is a hidden gem. Pharaoh aswell, however I might be abit bias here since it was my first game.

#Street Fighter 2 can be really fun outside compos. Someone should make a patch for that progressive jackpot.

And probably many many more..

#206 57 days ago

I will agree Led Zep isn't bad for an EM.....

#207 53 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Its funny, I never stopped in on this thread before. Post 2, from Levi, mentioning 2 years ago, that the boat was missed
2 years ago for cheap prices, is ironic today! We would all love pricing now from 2 years ago!
I wanted to share my Passion for Blackwater 100. Yes the theme is motor cross, the music sucks, but becomes invisible when you play long enough, but the game in some ways reminds me of Dracula meets Whitewater.
The objective with a 3 ball launch, is to lock the 3 balls. I have only done this once.
There are targets on Side ramps, that many never notice, the flipper on the Apron with targets, is a blast, and the whole game is a unique challenge that doesnt exist elsewhere.
The World under glass, as a preview from Greg and Dennis, is a sight in itself.
Production Numbers have been debated, with either the number being off, or many that went overseas.
Usually still found at a good price, but almost zero playfield replacement pieces.
Around 2K, its an Amazing game, and a hidden challenge, many overlook.

I've never seen a Blackwater 100 in person. At 2k I would probably jump at one. Looks like it would be a fun addition to the game room.

#208 53 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Will 2nd this! LZ has been hammered for a lack of features (especially the pro), been guilty of doing that myself, but is a lot of fun. When you actually play the game you see all of the metal ramps, rails, the large pop up spinner / ball lock mech, and drops and realize there's a decent amount in it. I still wish the Zeppelin was a physical ball lock but the game is a lot of fun to play. If I had more room for pins I would be happy to own one.

I tried LZ Pro and it didn't do it for me. All the shots are way at the back of the playfield. It feels like you are only getting half a game. I like the music, but it isn't enough to carry the game IMO.

#209 53 days ago

I will never understand how someone can look at a game with FOUR(!) ramps, a completely unique disappearing spinner/magnet/lock mechanism, crazy custom stadium RGB lighting, two large custom molded decorative toys (one that moves), two spinners, and a third flipper as being stripped down or like an EM. Just boggles my mind. Not to mention is shoots like a million bucks.

#210 53 days ago

It's not a game a lot of people have played (not sure it even has enough votes to be ranked), but Full Throttle from Heighway is quite good, I'd put it somewhere in the middle of the pack among modern LCD games. It's fast for a widebody, nice layout with a lot of different types of shots, and fun rules.

Sure, it doesn't have much in the A/V department, but that's not a deal breaker for me.

#211 53 days ago
Quoted from Jediturtle:

I will never understand how someone can look at a game with FOUR(!) ramps, a completely unique disappearing spinner/magnet/lock mechanism, crazy custom stadium RGB lighting, two large custom molded decorative toys (one that moves), two spinners, and a third flipper as being stripped down or like an EM. Just boggles my mind. Not to mention is shoots like a million bucks.

The pro doesn't have the spinner mechanism. It's all just dead space. It's tough when you compare to a pro with a ton of toys like a Dead Pool or TMNT that are more interesting and play great.

#212 53 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

The pro doesn't have the spinner mechanism. It's all just dead space.

I understand that, but they get lumped together often. Even at that, 3 flippers, a drop target bank, 2 saucers, a spinner, and 3 ramps on the pro isn't all that stripped out compared to many other machines. It's just an odd reputation that LZ has gotten.

#213 53 days ago

All Bally OK Bingo pinballs!!

#214 53 days ago
Quoted from VALIS666:

It's not a game a lot of people have played (not sure it even has enough votes to be ranked), but Full Throttle from Heighway is quite good, I'd put it somewhere in the middle of the pack among modern LCD games. It's fast for a widebody, nice layout with a lot of different types of shots, and fun rules.

Sure, it doesn't have much in the A/V department, but that's not a deal breaker for me.

I think this game gets all the respect it deserves.

#215 52 days ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

I think this game gets all the respect it deserves.

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#216 40 days ago

Maverick. It's difficult. It has tons of things to aim for. It has a nice orbit and ramp. Wire forms. Huge dot matrix display. Has some fun modes. 4-ball and 3-ball multi-ball. Get to play black jack on the DMD to re-light the kicker/ball save. The more I play it, the more I enjoy it. Great value. So much going on for the price. I played only a few hundred more than what I would have paid for a basic classic Stern solid state.

#217 36 days ago

Striker Xtreme. Is it overall as good as World Cup Soccer? I would say no, but the goal scoring is much better implemented. The 4 bank drop target in front that act as “defenders” and get progressively harder as you beat countries is great. Reminds me of a more advanced visor from pinbot as there will sometimes be a strobing light that you can hit and drop all the defenders at once. You can also earn penelty kicks where the defenders will all drop and the goalie will move to the side. The goalie himself is also better, instead of a flat piece of plastic you get a molded goalie with a magnet that can actually grab the ball and drop it.
The game also has at least 3 different 4 ball multiballs, Stadium, Xtreme and Celebration, and according to a rule sheet by Kieth Elwin there is a 4th called Fan Riot but I have not gotten to that one.
For around 2 grand you get a 3 flipper game with 2 magnets, 3 ramps, a spinner, drop targets, moving goalie, 2 VUKs an auto plunger and a subway, not a bad deal.
The biggest downside to this game is the art, it looks like a trapper keeper from the 90s, but luckily you don’t play the art.
Like I’ve read from other reviews of both this game and World Cup, casual pinball players love scoring goals and enjoy not having to learn a bunch of rules to make progress, yet there is a lot of other stuff going on to keep a more serious or better player interested.

#218 36 days ago

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#219 28 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Volcano seems to be hard to find anywhere. I haven't seen one since it was new, and I've only seen one! Also a long time since I've played a Mars.

This is why companies need to feast on Gottlieb licenses.

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#220 4 days ago
Quoted from MoSeS_1592:

I don't think it was mentioned but I always thought Blackout was cool. Simple but fun to play, 50' space sci-fi theme is just awesome, and sounds/ speech are perfect for this theme and era .

Also one of the best "Orbit" shots.

#221 4 days ago

I think there were one or two mentions in the thread, but I'll reiterate Avatar. Really fun game imo, with a lot of stacking and add-a-ball opportunities that make it pretty unique imo. The instruction card even describes a few different multiball modes that didn't make it into the code, to replace some of the second and third tier Link MBs. That would have made it even better, sad that it wasn't even finished... I had mine for a year or two, very underappreciated imo. The callouts are among the best as well, with Stephen Lang.

Transformers is another - a bit wood-choppy in places, but I'd still like to eventually own one. I think some led lighting mods would go a long way with TF too.

#222 4 days ago

Stern playboy

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