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Has Stern succeeded or still second fiddle to Williams and the WPC era


By shacklersrevenge

1 year ago



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    “Has Stern succeeded Williams/Bally WPC era of pins?”

    • Yes! 57 votes
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    • No! 60 votes
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    • Not even close to WPC 91 votes
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    • Stern is now way above and beyond 26 votes
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    • They both have great games, too close to say. 77 votes
      25%

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    #6 1 year ago

    Stern was on the right path to matching WPC games in terms of quality of components but during the past 3 years we've seen prices rise and quality go down. Cabinets are made cheaper, heads of Stern games are no longer made out of wood, lockdown bar mechs are gone in favor of clamps, and games are more difficult to service thanks to the use of node boards. Hell, it's not even as easy to turn the latest games on due to the location of the power button...

    I love Stern games and happen to own two of their latest games but the quality of materials they use and the way their games are put together has gone down over the past 3 years.

    JJP is the only company in my opinion that has exceeded WPC era quality, Dialed In is proof of that.

    If Stern wants to exceed WPC quality they should start by making their cabinets out of actual plywood (not filler), and put the power button in the traditional location.

    Dialed In cabinet, this is how you match / exceed WPC era quality. Oh, and the power button is actually on the bottom of the cabinet for easy access, lol.

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