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Help me decide between Deadpool and TMNT

By Madkao

1 year ago


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“TMNT pro or Deadpool pro?”

  • TMNT pro 33 votes
    29%
  • Deadpool pro 71 votes
    63%
  • neither 9 votes
    8%

(113 votes)

#1 1 year ago

Hi,
I have room for 4 pins. Currently I have Star Wars LE, JP2 Premium, AIQ premium on its way.

I am trying to decide TMNT vs. Deadpool for the last spot.

Any suggestions and comments? thanks!

#2 1 year ago

i own DP Premium, SW comic premium and TMNT LE(AIQ premium on the way!). Id say go deadpool. You already have SW with shorter ball times and harder game. TMNT is a very tough game. Deadpool is not. DP will give you long ball times and would be a mix up from the others. DP was my first game, have had it 2 years and still play it all the time.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

i own DP Premium, SW comic premium and TMNT LE(AIQ premium on the way!). Id say go deadpool. You already have SW with shorter ball times and harder game. TMNT is a very tough game. Deadpool is not. DP will give you long ball times and would be a mix up from the others. DP was my first game, have had it 2 years and still play it all the time.

Very helpful insights! Thanks. Do you think the DP premium is worth the extra cost over the Pro? Thanks.

#4 1 year ago

I was deciding the same thing last week. Deadpool, Guardians, or Turtles. I went with Turtles. i think the art work looks awesome, the pro is loaded, and it looks fun! If Guardian’s didn’t have the ugly “old” Groot head as the center piece i may have been swayed that way. Deadpool is just too much red color everywhere. I’m just wondering if i will have buyers remorse if “back 2 the future” ever gets built, or if Led Z is as good as i think it might be.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Madkao:

Very helpful insights! Thanks. Do you think the DP premium is worth the extra cost over the Pro? Thanks.

If you are okay with spending the extra money, I would get the premium. On paper it may not seem like much, but it all adds up to make a better game/experience. I've played the pro and it's fun, but think the premium is better and worth the extra dollars.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Boblabla:

I was deciding the same thing last week. Deadpool, Guardians, or Turtles. I went with Turtles. i think the art work looks awesome, the pro is loaded, and it looks fun! If Guardian’s didn’t have the ugly “old” Groot head as the center piece i may have been swayed that way. Deadpool is just too much red color everywhere. I’m just wondering if i will have buyers remorse if “back 2 the future” ever gets built, or if Led Z is as good as i think it might be.

Thanks for the helpful comment. You need to get Deadpool next to your Turtles as Christmas decorations lol.

#7 1 year ago

DP Premium and TMNT Pro are very different. I have owned both and would the second the reasons above. You have SW so go with DP for a great change of pace. The premium is the way to go in DP though.

No wrong choice here though.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from Waxx:

DP Premium and TMNT Pro are very different. I have owned both and would the second the reasons above. You have SW so go with DP for a great change of pace. The premium is the way to go in DP though.
No wrong choice here though.

Awesome. Thanks!

#9 1 year ago

I was waiting to order Turtles until after i saw the live video of AIQ , and I knew i was only going to spend pro money. So, after watching the stream last week TMNT pro looks like a better game than AIQ pro. Love deadpool movies but that red playfield is just overwhelming.

#10 1 year ago

Deadpool I personally think TMNT will get boring as the code feels repetitive.

#11 1 year ago

I sold both last week to fund a new direction
Get tmnt if your a turtles fan or you like Ramps and flow.
Get DP if you like a unique layout with cool music, humor and crazy fun gameplay.
Honestly both are fantastic.
If I could only get one back....
DP has the slight edge for total package.

#12 1 year ago

Either one. You wont be disappointed.

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Waxx:

DP Premium and TMNT Pro are very different. I have owned both and would the second the reasons above. You have SW so go with DP for a great change of pace. The premium is the way to go in DP though.
No wrong choice here though.

Great suggestion coming from someone who owned both! Thanks.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from coasterguy:

I sold both last week to fund a new direction
Get tmnt if your a turtles fan or you like Ramps and flow.
Get DP if you like a unique layout with cool music, humor and crazy fun gameplay.
Honestly both are fantastic.
If I could only get one back....
DP has the slight edge for total package.

I think I’m leaning toward DP after all the comments. Thanks!

#15 1 year ago

I agree with everyone here. Based on what you have I think Deadpool will change it up a bit. They are both beautiful machines to look at, and both play great. TMNT plays faster and can cause frustration.

Coop in TMNT is fantastic though and if you play a lot of multiplayer then this combined with shorter ball times makes it awesome. If you have family members or friends that like to play (especially kids), then having coop to work together to get through the game is absolutely fantastic. My daughter and wife would never be able to play the mini wizard if we didn't play co-op.

In terms of call outs, music, humour and graphics - Deadpool is the best. TMNT isn't bad at all, it plays and sounds like a cartoon, but no real humour.

Shot layout, they both have unique and great flow. Hitting the katana ramp in DP never gets old. Getting a combo which includes the middle ramp and orbit, is a WTF moment in TMNT. Player and spectators go Whaaaaa!!!! I also like the way the mono targets are used in episodes to mix up the shots. They need to be hit in seconds, so no boredom with the mono targets, they have been used well in TMNT. I can't say which I prefer.

Lighting in TMNT is exceptional.

I do get further through DP, TMNT still destroys me on a regular basis. But I'm getting better.

For DP go for the premium, the extra orbit shot to the flipper is great fun. I also like the drops. And disco ball is fantastic and you get an extra mode. There will be some that don't miss that on the pro, so there you go.

EDIT: I have owned DP for a year, TMNT for a few weeks. Waiting on a new pizza wheel from Stern, so TMNT is not being played at the moment

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

I agree with everyone here. Based on what you have I think Deadpool will change it up a bit. They are both beautiful machines to look at, and both play great. TMNT plays faster and can cause frustration.
Coop in TMNT is fantastic though and if you play a lot of multiplayer then this combined with shorter ball times makes it awesome. If you have family members or friends that like to play (especially kids), then having coop to work together to get through the game is absolutely fantastic. My daughter and wife would never be able to play the mini wizard if we didn't play co-op.
In terms of call outs, music, humour and graphics - Deadpool is the best. TMNT isn't bad at all, it plays and sounds like a cartoon, but no real humour.
Shot layout, they both have unique and great flow. Hitting the katana ramp in DP never gets old. Getting a combo which includes the middle ramp and orbit, is a WTF moment in TMNT. Player and spectators go Whaaaaa!!!! I also like the way the mono targets are used in episodes to mix up the shots. They need to be hit in seconds, so no boredom with the mono targets, they have been used well in TMNT. I can't say which I prefer.
I do get further through DP, TMNT still destroys me on a regular basis. But I'm getting better.
For DP go for the premium, the extra orbit shot to the flipper is great fun. I also like the drops. There will be some that don't miss that on the pro, so there you go.

Thank you your comment is super helpful!
I do have 4 young kids ages 3,5,6 and 8. They don’t really play pinball but I think TMNT CoOp may be super fun for them. Thanks again.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from Madkao:

Thank you your comment is super helpful!
I do have 4 young kids ages 3,5,6 and 8. They don’t really play pinball but I think TMNT CoOp may be super fun for them. Thanks again.

I love the Coop and although I hate Donatello's design he gives a free multiball for hitting the right ramp. I'm guessing this is incredibly rewarding for young or novice players.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from Madkao:

Thank you your comment is super helpful!
I do have 4 young kids ages 3,5,6 and 8. They don’t really play pinball but I think TMNT CoOp may be super fun for them. Thanks again.

Here's the thing. There has been a pinsider that has passed it on because their kids found it too difficult. It is definitely a machine not to have too steep. But if they like turtles, then coop could make this into a gateway game for your family. Each of you playing a different turtle is great as well.

My daughter is 15, she goes "hmph" at pinball. She currently has the grand champ score. Still doesn't play it regularly but if I say let's play she will roll her eyes and usually have fun. My wife is a run and gun when it comes to pinball. Hates cradling, just lets it rip. Her favourite games are AFM, DP, TMNT, NGG and TWD. She hated pirates and luke warm on TSPP. She can get some great combos going.

I can't say whether your family will love it, it will be tricky for the younguns, but you may get some great family experiences. No promises. If your family loves turtles, that does make things easier.

As a single player experience there is a lot to do in both games. Haven't finished DP, but I'm only an average player, and I just play each pin 2-3 times every other day. I don't play a pin for 3 hours trying to complete it. The levelling up in Turtles is great. Both have lots of combos and side quests/accomplishments. The code is better in DP at the moment.

Deadpool humour and call outs are family friendly as well. There is some harmless innuendo about his balls, but nothing to worry about.

I like having both. If I could only have one, at the moment it would be DP, but thankfully that's a choice I don't have to make. My opinion may also change with time.

EDIT: DP does have unicorns as well.... the premium backglass could be scary for the young kids, but if a concern then you can get a replacement pro translite for $100. Heaps have done this, I have not.

Good luck with your choice, and don't blame me!!! Seriously, both will sell easily if you decide to change in a few years. Go pro for turtles.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Here's the thing. There has been a pinsider that has passed it on because their kids found it too difficult. It is definitely a machine not to have too steep. But if they like turtles, then coop could make this into a gateway game for your family. Each of you playing a different turtle is great as well.
My daughter is 15, she goes "hmph" at pinball. She currently has the grand champ score. Still doesn't play it regularly but if I say let's play she will roll her eyes and usually have fun. My wife is a run and gun when it comes to pinball. Hates cradling, just lets it rip. Her favourite games are AFM, DP, TMNT, NGG and TWD. She hated pirates and luke warm on TSPP. She can get some great combos going.
I can't say whether your family will love it, it will be tricky for the younguns, but you may get some great family experiences. No promises. If your family loves turtles, that does make things easier.
As a single player experience there is a lot to do in both games. Haven't finished DP, but I'm only an average player, and I just play each pin 2-3 times every other day. I don't play a pin for 3 hours trying to complete it. The levelling up in Turtles is great. Both have lots of combos and side quests/accomplishments. The code is better in DP at the moment.
Deadpool humour and call outs are family friendly as well. There is some harmless innuendo about his balls, but nothing to worry about.
I like having both. If I could only have one, at the moment it would be DP, but thankfully that's a choice I don't have to make. My opinion may also change with time.
EDIT: DP does have unicorns as well.... the premium backglass could be scary for the young kids, but if a concern then you can get a replacement pro translite for $100. Heaps have done this, I have not.
Good luck with your choice, and don't blame me!!! Seriously, both will sell easily if you decide to change in a few years. Go pro for turtles.

Thanks for the detailed post. Very helpful. If I get DP I’ll probably get a Pro. Thanks again!

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Boblabla:

I was deciding the same thing last week. Deadpool, Guardians, or Turtles. I went with Turtles. i think the art work looks awesome, the pro is loaded, and it looks fun! If Guardian’s didn’t have the ugly “old” Groot head as the center piece i may have been swayed that way. Deadpool is just too much red color everywhere. I’m just wondering if i will have buyers remorse if “back 2 the future” ever gets built, or if Led Z is as good as i think it might be.

Thanks. I need to look at more streams I think.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

Deadpool I personally think TMNT will get boring as the code feels repetitive.

Deadpool would be on the top of my list of Stern games, but I’ve thought maybe you always have to start every game going through the same 3 battles - that doesn’t get old? I really like the pop bumpers on DP - one of the few games where they have enough space around them to breathe and send the ball every which way - it’s a reason I prefer the pro to the premium since the latter bypasses the pops much more often with left orbit shots (and bypasses the thru-lanes - 4 of them - wow!).

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#22 1 year ago

Well. I decided to get both Deadpool and TMNT, and hold off on the AIQ. That solved the problem lol. Thanks everyone!

#23 1 year ago

Great choice!!!

#24 1 year ago

Sometimes, the most obvious choice is the best! Deadpool of course, then TMNT is a lot of fun. Personally, I feel AIQ is a bit cluttered - and I've never seen that much habitrails on a game..

5 months later
#25 1 year ago
Quoted from Madkao:

Well. I decided to get both Deadpool and TMNT, and hold off on the AIQ. That solved the problem lol. Thanks everyone!

So which one are you enjoying more?

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from Amarillopinball:

So which one are you enjoying more?

Because I have a DP pro on order but kinda want to cancel it and get the TMNT....

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Amarillopinball:

Because I have a DP pro on order but kinda want to cancel it and get the TMNT....

I personally prefer TMNT to DP. I had to fashion my own ramp cover for it though or else the center ramp shots would often not register.

#28 1 year ago

deadpool for sure! own LE both.

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

deadpool for sure! own LE both.

I’m specifically only in the market for a pro. Little bummed the van doesn’t do anything on the tmnt pro. I like the theme way better on tmnt. I like the idea of longer ball times on Deadpool. Game it is replacing is TNA so the difficulty of tmnt doesn’t scare me

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from Amarillopinball:

I’m specifically only in the market for a pro. Little bummed the van doesn’t do anything on the tmnt pro. I like the theme way better on tmnt. I like the idea of longer ball times on Deadpool. Game it is replacing is TNA so the difficulty of tmnt doesn’t scare me

Me too, but Someone earlier said the van dumps the balls SDTM nearly every time anyway.

#31 1 year ago

TMNT to me is like having TNA with ramps. Love both machines and Deadpool is also great, but not brutally fast like TNA and TMNT. If you loved your TNA, you'll likely love turtles.

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#32 1 year ago

Having space for the future isn't always the worst thing. Between DP and TMNT, I'd save my cash for something else...or nothing else.

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