Which one would it be?
It's probably not a classic yet, but I need to pick up another LoTR someday - my wife STILL bags on me for selling it...
Now with a poll. Wish I could add more than nine.
Nine Ball and Stingray honorably mentioned.
The reason I voted for F2K, is because I only have one classic Stern... And it's F2K.
The reason I'm asking is i thinking of adding one to my collection with limited space. So far I'm stuck between Seawitch, Star Gazer, Catacomb and ah crap forgot to add her to the poll... Iron Maiden.
Back in the day, I can remember going on several service calls on Flight 2000 having cashboxes overflowing with quarters!
Quoted from Squeakman:
Whats the story behind Harry Williams designing games for Stern?
Harry Williams and Sam Stern, (Gary Stern's father) were partners at Williams and from what I understand, also friends. Williams Manufacturing was later sold and Sam Stern went on to buy Chicago Coin turning it into Stern Electronics.
According to Wikipedia, Stern hired Williams out of retirement to design games.
Harry Williams also designed several other games for Stern including: Flight 2000, Big Game, Ali, Galaxy, Cheetah and Dracula.
Cool stuff and I wish I knew more.
Bearing in mind that Orbitor 1 is a unique game and no other manufacturer made anything like it, I'd have to say this one... otherwise my collection would lack this uniqueness... All other manufacturers made flat-playfield games, so I can have my fill of these from these
How come this unique game is not in the voting list?
If the question was: 'What do you think is the best classic Stern?' the answer could be different... To be honest I think I'd still pick the mighty Orbitor 1 though!
where the hell is Orbitor 1? that is my vote. Most unique out of the box thinking ever done on pinball. Kudos to that design team.
Orbitor is pretty cool, it's just to bad the playfield is so sparse, it could have been alot more amazing, but there's basically nothing to shoot at...
true, but it's the first and only of it's kind. if it would have continued, they could have done some amazing things with it.
same with p2k. Amazing unique design, but never got a chance to really take off.
I still love my Nugent that's been in the family since I was 5 or so. Everyone else hates it and it gets very little play when friends are over playing other pins in my collection - but they're all just missing out
If we take O1 out of the equation, I'd go for Cheetah,,, It's a great player and also looks amazing!
actually the yellow target is the main item you want to hit, and is impossible to hit without some damn dumb luck.
I wish there was a way to change the poll. Galaxy sucking the bag with no votes should be changed to Orbitor 1 and Lightning with only one vote should be changed to Cheetah. Not sure the Nug would make the cut however.
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