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IMDN pro or TMNT pro? Yes, another one of these threads..

By remf

1 year ago


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    “IMDN pro or TMNT pro? Yes, another one of these threads..”

    • IMDN pro 49 votes
      63%
    • TMNT pro 29 votes
      37%

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    #1 1 year ago

    I finally have a chance to get a new machine, but I can’t seem to decide which one to get. Not considering the theme, which one do you enjoy playing the most?

    #2 1 year ago

    I think I'm the only person on earth that doesn't love IMDN, I just can't ever get into it. We had one at our house for a few months and I never wanted to play it. I play our TMNT non-stop.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from Stosel:

    I think I'm the only person on earth that doesn't love IMDN, I just can't ever get into it. We had one at our house for a few months and I never wanted to play it. I play our TMNT non-stop.

    I feel the same way.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from Stosel:

    I think I'm the only person on earth that doesn't love IMDN, I just can't ever get into it. We had one at our house for a few months and I never wanted to play it. I play our TMNT non-stop.

    Was it due to the way it looked or did the flow/play style not work for you?

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from remf:

    Was it due to the way it looked or did the flow/play style not work for you?

    For me personally it was the clunky-ness of the loop shot. The pro players can just zip it around with ease but for me it just bricks a lot. Also the left ramp is hard to hit.

    #6 1 year ago

    IMDN not even close honestly. Have you considered JP or Deadpool? I think those are superior to both your options .

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from remf:

    I finally have a chance to get a new machine, but I can’t seem to decide which one to get. Not considering the theme, which one do you enjoy playing the most?

    So I just committed to my first NIB today after buying around a dozen other used games in my past. Also hool10, I hope the TX project is working out. I used to LOVE doing business trips down there!

    I'm going with TMNT Pro (and I still haven't played it), but you absolutely can't go wrong with IMDN. For me personally, IMDN is a "total package" Pro. I wouldn't add anything to the game as far as mods are concerned. To those that have the Prem/LE, hats off to them, especially if they love it. I've played 3 Pros and loved every moment on each. But I like precisely 1.5 Maiden songs that are in the game, so I get tired of the music (FFS I wish Wicker Man was in the game). I actually prefer playing IMDN on location so it's just the shots I have to worry about and the music gets drowned out. But the game shoots great, and the rules with the "breadth" instead of "depth" allows you to always have something lucrative to shoot for.

    So, why am I instead opting for TMNT Pro NIB?

    Simple. I have a kid, and we both love our respective eras of TMNT. If you look in the TMNT "hype" thread, I posted a pic where I have the OG 80's turtle figures in their packaging, even though it's the 2nd run of the originals. I'm making a floating shelf "topper" to go over the game with those figures, and am going to put some of my other "played" figures from my childhood (mostly Krang on his loop, and a Mouser) in the game. The theme is awesome, the code seems great at launch, the PF issues seem to be ironed out on the whole, the Pro is a solid Pro... but most importantly for my son and I, is the Coop play or the ability to play vs. as 1 turtle vs. 2 or 3. That's a major equalizer for us. We are going to love having the game's rules, and the rules even as 1-player give me the same breadth feeling that IMDN has. But we now can have those nights where we can try to destroy the game, or each other. There's a lot to go for outside of the main modes. Training, Foot 1-2-3, MB's, things to get to Cowabunga. It's a lot to work at and I'm so damn psyched to get it here.

    #8 1 year ago

    Yeah I voted for Iron Maiden. But if you have kids I might suggest turtles. Iron Maiden is more of an adult themed machine, where turtles is made for the family environment.

    #9 1 year ago

    Maiden now and then in 6 months a year, when ur done u sell it and grab a more complete version of TMNT.

    #10 1 year ago

    I voted Maiden but TMNT was great on my first impressions. I don't quite understand the rules of Turtles so I'm not sure if I might change my mind one way or the other.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from hool10:

    For me personally it was the clunky-ness of the loop shot. The pro players can just zip it around with ease but for me it just bricks a lot. Also the left ramp is hard to hit.

    Sounds like it’s not the game but the player.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from remf:

    Was it due to the way it looked or did the flow/play style not work for you?

    I like ZYs art, the playing style just does not work for me. I'm a good, not great, player and I just felt like I was bricking so many shots. Even when I got dialed in and was hitting my shots nothing felt satisfying to me and it still felt clunky. My husband, on the other hand, loves it.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from Stosel:

    I like ZYs art, the playing style just does not work for me. I'm a good, not great, player and I just felt like I was bricking so many shots. Even when I got dialed in and was hitting my shots nothing felt satisfying to me and it still felt clunky. My husband, on the other hand, loves it.

    I find the little upper flipper really clunky.

    #14 1 year ago

    Have both and would go TMNT. Some people are skeptical on the theme, but the layout, lightshow and rules are amazing. This is Stern's best game in an extremely long time.

    #15 1 year ago

    That little upper flipper is great. Captive ball, loop, target, drops....a lot it can do .

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    This is Stern's best game in an extremely long time.

    Wow. What defines "extremely long time" for you? People seemed to be on board that IMDN was a great game in a long time. Then JPark seemed to be the next benchmark.

    Are you referring to these, or much older games? Like decades older.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    Have both and would go TMNT. Some people are skeptical on the theme, but the layout, lightshow and rules are amazing. This is Stern's best game in an extremely long time.

    No it isn't. They've had Iron Maiden, JP, DP, and Batman 66 come out recently. Those are all REALLY good games. JP came out.... less than year ago??

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    This is Stern's best game in an extremely long time.

    Stern has had a lot of great games in the past couple couple of years. DP, SW, Maiden, JP, Elvira.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead:

    Sounds like it’s not the game but the player.

    Well I did say that. It's sorta like Bowens tutorial of Theater of Magic, The Shadow or STTNG. Of course you can get a bazillion points if your Bowen and can do the Picard maneuver all day. Us mere mortals have to actually play the game though and can't loop it around that easily.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    Stern's best game in an extremely long time.

    What?
    Maiden
    JP2
    DP
    SW

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from RonSS:

    Wow. What defines "extremely long time" for you? People seemed to be on board that IMDN was a great game in a long time. Then JPark seemed to be the next benchmark.
    Are you referring to these, or much older games? Like decades older.

    I love many recent Sterns and I have a IMDN myself. I just think this is the best game they've done since they switched to the pro/premium/LE model, which is when I got back into the hobby.

    I can see it holding up next to the greats like LOTR and TSPP in years to come. The pro in particular, with the same lightshow as the premium/LE, makes it really impressive. Only time will tell but if I could keep just one modern Stern right now, it would be TMNT2.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    Only time will tell but if I could keep just one modern Stern right now, it would be TMNT2.

    Bold call. Can’t wait to try it!

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    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Maiden now and then in 6 months a year, when ur done u sell it and grab a more complete version of TMNT.

    Thought about doing that as well, but I’m so damn indecisive I decided I’m just going to buy both.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    What?
    Maiden
    JP2
    DP
    SW

    Eehhhhhh. I'd say star wars doesn't belong on that list of greats.

    #25 1 year ago

    Good question, if you have to go pro I would choose TMNT it feels like a complete package. If you can afford an IM premium that's THE game!

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    #26 1 year ago

    Iron maiden for sure.

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Eehhhhhh. I'd say star wars doesn't belong on that list of greats.

    Why?

    #28 1 year ago

    If it’s about Kids and co-op go Tmnt.

    For everything else go IMDN.

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