For me pinball is 90% nostalgia based and the arcade i spent the most time at growing up had mainly all the 80B and early system 11 games. So i got a chance to play most of these when they were brand new, or still super new!
I went through an 80B phase about 15 years ago when you could pick them up for practically nothing....I had Gold Wings, Hollywood Heat, Spring Break and Genesis. Then I sold them off....went through a system 11 phase, and i'm back to 80B. Way more pricey now in comparison with 15 years ago, but still obtainable for close to a grand or under if you search and don't mind doing some work to them.
These are my latest 2. I picked up Arena about 2 months ago, followed by Bad Girls about a month later (when it rains, it pours!!). I love how odd the layouts are on these. It makes having a small collection easier to swallow. Both great games, both completely different beasts. Arena was solid and well cared for, Bad girls had some odd electrical issues and needed re pinning of most of the connectors but it's squeaky clean and probably has the best condition playfield on this title I've seen in a long time! I was also able to grab NOS translites for them both (at a substantial cost, but so worth it)!
On the lookout for a cheap Gold Wings next!
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