Last week I found a lotr to play. Personally I thought the machine itself was pretty bad. it was beat up and needed a lot of TLC. It was my first time playing and a lot of the shots were all the same over and over. The ball would get stuck in several different places but what made me keep dropping my coins in this thing was the story line and trying to advance. Now when I look at the Hobbit I am thinking it could possibly play out the same way. where you get a lot of the same shots but I am seeing with all the mods and the story line this game is going to be above fantastic. And with all the new updates I think this machine is going to ROCK!