Quoted from Psw757:
Thanks for the input.
I don't ever see myself having more than 6 pins so not a large collection.
Let me ask this, after watching numerous videos to try to get an idea of music,sound and video display. Other than the main theme music which one has the better variety of music and sound integration?
My other concern is since most players that come to my house are average at best I don't want the game to be hard to understand what is happening or what needs to be accomplished.
Most people seem to say Williams is deep with modes(does this mean overwhelming to most) and stern very shallow(no challenge). Is this correct?
Whatever one I get I will probably never get rid of as it is a classic theme that I really enjoy.
The WMS Indy has far better music and sound integration, unless you like chimes for your EB award. WMS Indy is the full package, it's just well integrated with the movies. It's not overwhelming, you start a mode and shoot the lit shots. Plus there is other stuff to do, like shooting drop targets, ramps and orbits. The video modes are well done and casual players will get a kick out of shooting up Marion's bar or steering a mine cart through tunnels. It's a great Indy experience that uses a lot from the movies that people will recognize. Tons of great quotes and the dots are well done. Any casual player who likes the movie will get a few smiles out of playing the game.
Stern's is just not well done, it's like they stopped midway through development and said "that's it", which from what I have read in interviews may not be too far from the truth. The game released is not the game as Borg intended it. It's ungodly repetitive now, basically shoot the same couple shots over and over. The sound effects, some rules and the movie integration are unfinished and some of the features like the hurry-ups are all the same with a different name. Some of the video rips are almost undecipherable unless you have seen the movies dozens of times. The scoring is horribly unbalanced with the Cairo swordsman and bonus too. You can have a 10 million ball and get 50 million in bonus. It's a bad game, which is super unfortunate cause the theme is so good. I'll play it when I see it on route, but after a few games, I don't have any desire to play it again for a long while.