Look I love the game, but it doesn’t seem much new has been added in the last decade. It’s starting to feel like walking into a casino. There are a million themed slot machines (one for wheel of fortune, another for Elvis, yet another for Seinfeld and it goes on). But they are basically all the same, ( replace cherry, orange, lemon on the slot dials with pictures of Taylor Swift). Pinball is feeing a lot like that (ie couple ramps here, few drops and stand up targets there, throw in spinner, 3 pops, and 3 flippers, couple of multiballs, then slap on the theme of the day, photorealistic art, add themed callouts, and run clips on the video screen of said theme integration and you get GOTG, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Iron Maiden, Stranger Things. There’s a reason Stern can slam so many out a year. I mean is there anything special about the layout even, or could you put ANY theme on most of them ? They are all still fun to play, I keep buying them, but there’s probably a reason my wife keeps asking why I need so many when they are all so similar (Though at 70+ pins she kinda does have a point). It just seems there was so much more innovation going from 1979 - 1999 compared to 2000-2020. Have we run out of ideas here ?
New! Dark mode!
Browsing Pinside at night? Getting tired of all the white? Switch to dark mode using the button in the top right (or CTRL-B)!