For me, here’s how excellent and perfectly designed this game is. I heard about the scarcity and bought an SE as that was all I could find. Never had a chance to play it and had never seen one in person. I thought, what the hell, you only live once. SE was delivered Tuesday.
I am completely blown away by this game. The layout, rules, and shots are light years beyond anything I have ever played. I had some out of the box assembly issues, but they were fixable. This is the only widebody I have played that doesn’t feel floaty. The toys are beyond belief! Both in number, complexity, and uniqueness.
My boss (wife) who is not really into pinball, but tolerates my sickness , can’t quit playing it. I kid you not, this game is utter design perfection. The lack of movie assets is no issue whatsoever. In fact, what i once viewed as a weakness, i now view as a strength. This game stands on its own!
Long story short, I knew that i had to have a CE. I had been told that they were sold out and unobtanium, along with the LE’s. I found a distro this morning that just picked one up at the factory and had it in stock. Bought it! This game is a definite keeper! I have never purchased two of the same pin, let alone in the same week, and probably never will again.
That’s how good this game is for me. Its a shame they are going to quit making them.