Today was awesome. I was working in Ocean City, NJ and had some time to kill between jobs. Growing up in NJ, I never hung out in Ocean City much, I always went to the shore towns south of OC.
I went on google maps and looked for arcades, and a place called Jillys was only a few blocks away on the boardwalk. I was surprised anything was even open on a cold and windy early April Monday. So I walk in, and I’m blown away by how many pinballs I see. Best part- I’m the only patron, and every pin is 25 cents.
I have $1.25 in quarters with 40 minutes to spare and try to decide which pin to play first.
Here’s the list
Pirates of the Caribbean (not working)
Theatre of magic
Simpson’s pinball party
Star Wars stern
Star Trek stern
The only title out of these I’ve played before was South Park, so it was a tough decision. Since the only pin I own is Star Trek 25th, I walked over to the Stern Star Trek first. Awesome game! The replay value seemed low since I was able to pop it my first game I really enjoyed playing this one.
Next up was Ghostbusters, because I remember reading a thread here about it. I thought it was cool, I guess ok but the ball would drain rather easily like right around the loop right off the firing lane.
Next I walked over to the Aerosmith and Star Wars that were side by side. I got to say, I never played a pin like either one of those. Pinballs have come a long way lol. The Star Wars with the mini screen under the glass was extremely cool, and both displays were unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Five ball multi ball, just awesome, and the flippers were so live, nothing like my Star Trek 25th. I used my last 25 cents on the South Park for old times sake. Not as fun as I once remember, but maybe it was because I just played the previous two and the technology is just so much better on those.
I ran out of time, but will definitely be stopping back very soon. What other game on the list is a must try?