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Getting a 2nd pin?

By jdzwir123

55 days ago


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#1 55 days ago

I'm just throwing this out there to get some advice from a community that I like to be a part of.
I currently have a whirlwind and a roadshow. whirlwind was a grail pen for me that I've always wanted.
Roadshow was a pin that I wanted but family doesn't like it and I'm cool with trading it out but I'm trying to find out another pin that would complement the whirlwind. Just some of the rules.
I'm not looking to spend more than what I would get for the roadshow at this point and it would need to be a family friendly pin.
Someone offered me a high speed plus cash and I really liked high speed when I did not have a whirlwind but I feel the ramp shot is too similar.
My ideal one would be a black knight 2000 or a taxi next to this whirlwind because system 11's were one of the best eras of pinball in my opinion.
thank you in advance.

#2 55 days ago

Taxi is a great choice.

#3 55 days ago

Whirlwind was my first pin also ..great game
Best compliment would be an earthshaker right next to it
Taxi is also a great game

#4 55 days ago

Earth Shaker is a fun game.
I know that this might sound weird to some, I'm not looking to make a discussion on the morals of it, but Earth shaker was out because of the big boobs on the front.

#5 55 days ago

I think it would pair best with Taxi based off of what you said. Maybe swords of fury. I would say anything but Data East Jurassic Park next to it.

#6 54 days ago

Hahaha that’s funny. What, no love for Jurassic?

#7 54 days ago

De Jurassic park is basically the same layout as whirlwind…copy cat! He just doesn’t want you to have two of the same games…

#8 54 days ago

I know it similar but I dig that game. Lol

#9 54 days ago

Party Zone would be a fun pin next to Whirlwind, family friendly, who doesn’t love Captain B Zarro?

Dr Who could be a fun one next it as well.

#10 54 days ago

Everybody says Black Knight 2000 is too right flipper heavy. There at least 6 shots available to the left flipper! Not as many as the right but it's a fast fun game with a soundtrack that can't be beat. The music just puts you in the zone. I've had my BK2K for two and a half years and never made it to the second chorus of the music. Mine has upgraded speakers so it really pumps out the jams! It's at my sons' house so I don't play it as much now, but it is still my grail game and not leaving.

#11 54 days ago

Bk2K is a sweet game. I know it's mostly played with the right flipper but with a killer light show, awesome sound and really cool art and the wizard mode in there you can forgive the right flipper heavy game.

#12 54 days ago

If you like sys 11's don't rule out Mousin around. Fun and family friendly.

#13 54 days ago
Quoted from poppapin:

If you like sys 11's don't rule out Mousin around. Fun and family friendly.

Block the top right of the translite and you’ll be good to go

#14 54 days ago

SoF is a fantastic sys11 that would give a different experience from Whirlwind

#16 54 days ago

SoF is good and unique. I haven’t played Mousin around before. Diner is fun too. Such decisions.

#17 54 days ago
Quoted from DK:

Block the top right of the translite and you’ll be good to go

That's a little risque, but harmless IMO.

#18 54 days ago

Swords of Fury is a banger, Fire and Taxi are also fun

#19 54 days ago

I might be getting a Earthshaker and then I’m just gonna do a Williams sticker over the boobs.

#20 54 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

I might be getting a Earthshaker and then I’m just gonna do a Williams sticker over the boobs.

What's not family friendly about boobs? Babies love them

#21 54 days ago

So many great Sys11 games - Banzai Run, Pinbot, Bad Cats, Dr. Dude, Rollergames, Police Force and Fire! are some great choices besides those already mentioned.

#22 53 days ago

Funny you say that. I hadn't played Diner in a long time and played it at the GSPF and didn't like it. I usually love system 11 games but there was too much shit blocking the upper playfield.

#23 53 days ago
Quoted from Pinbub:

Funny you say that. I hadn't played Diner in a long time and played it at the GSPF and didn't like it. I usually love system 11 games but there was too much shit blocking the upper playfield.

I agree that the playfield is really kind of cluttered.

#24 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

I agree that the playfield is really kind of cluttered.

Sounds like a good problem to have lol

#25 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

Roadshow was a pin that I wanted but family doesn't like it and I'm cool with trading it out

RS is going for decent money now, and there are some good games that are about the same value. If I was you, I’d just go through the marketplace and find all the games of the same price area, and then talk to your family about what type of game they would want to play. If they are the priority factor in game choice, they should have input.

#26 53 days ago

I’ve been going over possible ones that we could get but the problem is that regardless how awesome I think RS is, it seems that there is no love for it.

#28 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

Earth Shaker is a fun game.
I know that this might sound weird to some, I'm not looking to make a discussion on the morals of it, but Earth shaker was out because of the big boobs on the front.

Boobs are family friendly, they give babies milk! ... now to convince the wife of that lol

#29 53 days ago

I see you're in Nevada, visit PHOF and play a bunch of games to see what you like.

#30 53 days ago

I’d say if you’re savvy setup vpx & get a feel of call outs rules. See what fits. Id recommend Demolition man.

#31 53 days ago

NGG is a good one that I would go for, pun intended. I’ve been to the PHOF a few times. The problem I’m having is trying to find a buyer or a decent trade for it.

#32 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

The problem I’m having is trying to find a buyer or a decent trade for it.

Market is hot and I'd think a RS would sell pretty quick. Post a for sale/trade ad.

NGG would be a great fit!

#33 53 days ago

NGG is a fantastic game, and fits the family friendly criteria

#34 53 days ago

I agree! Someone had one and I tried to make an offer but they didn’t want roadshow. I don’t understand the hate for roadshow.

#35 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

I don’t understand the hate for roadshow.

I think it's the country theme/music and two dummy heads to keep running is the reason. Packed game and very fun though, owned one for awhile.

#36 53 days ago

That music actually goes pretty good with the theme.

#37 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

That music actually goes pretty good with the theme.

I agree but not everyone's cup of tea.

#38 53 days ago

You got the power, You got the might. Get ready for battle - beat the black knight!

BK2K is a fantastic game

#39 53 days ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

NGG is a good one that I would go for, pun intended.

Thank you for doing so. People who don’t intend their puns are cowards

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#40 53 days ago

I’m a dad so all my puns are intended.

#41 53 days ago
Quoted from tommyp:

You got the power, You got the might. Get ready for battle - beat the black knight!
BK2K is a fantastic game

Bk2k next to WW would be sweeeeeeeeeet!

#42 53 days ago

I’ve owned about half of all the System 11s at one point. BK2K was the last i had as it was in extremely nice condition. I go back and forth but aside from Whirlwind i would say Earthshaker, Taxi, Diner then BK2K are my tops. Can’t go wrong with any of those if you ask me.

I know what you mean about the art - my wife hated Dr Dude so i sold it. She never said anything about Earthshaker oddly enough.

#43 53 days ago

I've owned Taxi twice and scratching my head why I ever sold it to begin with. Great video of Chris Bucci's feelings on the game.

#44 53 days ago
Quoted from Completist:

I’ve owned about half of all the System 11s at one point. BK2K was the last i had as it was in extremely nice condition. I go back and forth but aside from Whirlwind i would say Earthshaker, Taxi, Diner then BK2K are my tops. Can’t go wrong with any of those if you ask me.
I know what you mean about the art - my wife hated Dr Dude so i sold it. She never said anything about Earthshaker oddly enough.

That’s interesting about the Earthshaker. My wife didn’t notice it either at first. I found a local trade where someone would give me around 3k And a players Earthshaker for the Roadshow so that might be a good trade for the time being.

#45 53 days ago

We have a Police Force and enjoy it as a family playing 4 player. My kids are 7 and 10. Its a center ramp fest but the 3rd ball take high score keeps everyone in the game since you have a chance at the end no matter what. Family friendly art and good music. The kids enjoy trying to lock up the 4 villains, I try to spell police to mix it up. It's good to learn ball control and shot making and there is alot to do if you choose.

#46 53 days ago

We had a police force before and really enjoyed it.

#47 53 days ago

Sounds like Getaway would be a pretty good fit with WW.

#48 53 days ago

That’s a fun game!

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