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(Topic ID: 214446)

Houdini, how is it selling and/or earning?

By vdojaq

2 years ago

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  • 53 posts
  • 31 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by pinmike
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#8 2 years ago

I played one at Marvin's muesem....Really nice and cool game to enjoy...It gives you the Williams/Bally feel and from the way i see it it's getting more and more popular

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

The game is definitely hard,

Yes it is a hard game and it gives you a challenge,Fifty cents or a dollar to play is really worth playing...Solid game

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

plus I like the size of the LCD compared to the oversize screen on the JJP games


#21 2 years ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Someone posted that Dan Rather reported '70s era story about pinball and one operator in the video reported that each of his machines made $1500 a year I think. I assume that it was 25 cents a play back then so that's 6000 plays in a year per machine? He did say he had like 300 machines though if I recall correctly. So 1000 plays in 6 weeks for Houdini seems pretty good I think.

Oh Yeah,Back in the golden age of Pins and arcades operators were making money hand over fist.My father's friend had an arcade back in them days and he made a ton of money and hoping it would never die out.

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I've heard stories from old ops from the heyday. I was told you can expect about 1/4 today of what you could back then. Must have been nice.

Yes it was a really great time for operators and arcade owners..Both were racking in the dough,The river of cash or coins i should say..Hehe!!

#25 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

it was, cause we could smoke whilst we played; damn we didn't now how well we had it.

Ahhh,If i only had 3 wishes that would be one of them..

#32 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Not to mention the games cost a heck of a lot less.
LTG : )

Yes Sir!! it was a win-win for everyone

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

Houdini is an unbalanced turd of a pinball machine that is too difficult for your average pinball players who loose interest quickly. They failed to make a challenging pinball machine for the veteran pinball player but appealing and easy enough for the beginner. It's a difficult task but failure to do so can spell D-O-O-M for any pinball company especially someone new like American Pinball. Farewell American Pinball....we barely knew ya!

I disagree(That's just me),I played Houdini and yes it was a challenge and game was solid all the way around..2 Thumbs up for American Pinball and I hope they will be around for many many years to come making and building Pins that we all truly Love and Cherish....

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

So what you’re saying is you’re routing pins at a strip club?

No,It's at the local Church...

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