Quoted from Who-Dey:
Definitely spend some time on both machines because it's not for everyone. I love my GB Premium but I'd be a liar if I said it isn't frustrating at times. You will have a lot more bad games than good, but man the good ones are fun. I can definitely see why a novice player would probably hate Ghostbusters though for sure. JT didn't make the game very fun for kids and noobs that's for sure.
I got a chance last week to play Neo's GB Premium for a while, and... It won me over. Here's why for me...
Now, preface this to say first that Neo adjusted his flippers on his Premium to be at a bit of a higher resting angle. This may be my biggest reason for the difference that I have in my opinion of it, because it completely changes the left flipper shots. My experience with the Pro, the left flipper basically had the right orbit and that was it. On Neo's machine, you can backhand the ramp, the shot to the pops, the Ghost target, take a regular shot to the orbit and even sometimes hit the right ramp when you are trying to. This completely changed the game, as the strategy opened up so much further.
If this was done to the Pro, I may like it just about as much. Since the Pros that I have played didn't play like this, I can't say.
The Ecto Goggles are gimmicky, but fine.
Slimer sliding back and forth is equally gimmicky, but fine. I don't much care for him above the pops with his backside facing me and not moving, so I'll actually give this one to the pro, but it's really close.
The right ramp is better. No hang ups, and Neo's was easy enough to hit that it felt like it was another shot on that side of the playfield.
The left ramp with the Subway is really cool.
The Magna Slings are really cool. Yes, they don't act like regular slings. But every time it threw the ball down toward my flippers, it felt like I could have saved it with a well timed bump or a better placed shot. Like the magnets in Iron Man that people liked to complain about at first, they are controllable, although it's a bit less so since they are closer to the flippers... BUT, regular slings don't usually do what I want them to do anyway, so there is that. I dig when they change what they do a bit too.
Overall, it may be just because the flipper alignment was so much better, but it felt like a great game, whereas the Pros I have played feel like a pretty good game. None of the upgrades themselves I think justify the money, but it just seems like the Premium is slightly better in the way of being "there".