Our third year attending the Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show in upstate NY was an absolute blast. I brought my son Conrad along with me (his second year) and the two of us couldn't have had more fun.
From a 1930's Buckley Hopscotch (Conrad fell in love with), to American Pinball's latest and greatest Oktoberfest. There was truly a great array of titles displaying the silver ball. Early SS classics like Seawitch and Nitro Ground Shaker, DMD greats like Demo Man, X-Files, Indiana Jones, T2, Spiderman, and Metallica, and a wide range of both early and late model EM's.
Almost every game we had a chance to play was on point. Strong flippers, switches and lanes adjusted properly, lights working, and crisp displays. And some absolutely beautiful playfields. Nitro Ground Shaker still has my jaw on the floor. What a fun pin.
It may not compare in size to the bigger shows. But where it shines is in quality and friendliness. And I saw a fair amount of machines going out the door with new owners so congrats to the buyers and sellers.
Thank you again Adam and to all who brought machines for us to enjoy. It did NOT go unnoticed.