Quoted from pinnyheadhead:
IM is the best "one more game" pin ever. I bought it in August of last year and I admit that it was very hard on me in the beginning because it was such a tough game. At first I had anxiety when I though about it sitting in the basement waiting for me to play it. Weird huh? I thought that maybe a I made a mistake by getting it, but then I manned up and dug into it. I realized a short game where you get your butt beat is all part of the experience and I slowly got better.
Once I played better I got addicted to IM and just hit start over and over. I can play 3 games in ten minutes before I head out the door! I only have 3 minutes! Ok one game of IM. When I had more time I made a rule that I can not walk away until I had a good game and when I had I good game I need to walk away. My goal is to not let IM make me feel dejected. It made me a better player for sure and all my other pins now seem like cake compared to IM.
IM is weird. It does not care how good you are. Lesser players beat good players on this all the time. It is great in tournaments. You can play a 4 player game on it and never have 10 minute breaks in between balls. Casual and expert players walk up to it and get beat badly and want to play again. This is rare for casual players. You can play 2 player with a casual player and not have them walk away as you wait. Kids enjoy it also.
You respect IM, but it does not respect you. Yes it is simple, but hard to get through Jericho, so it is deep in that way. Those who say it is boring would rather do a corn maze, like LOTR, instead, which is fine, but put me in the front seat of a roller coaster, like IM, any day.
Did I mention it is the best "one more game" pin ever
excellent. thanks so much for that review. well done.