Joined the JM club a few weeks back. My wife and I have always wanted to get into pinball more than just casual arcade visits, and this is our first purchase. We already have plans to get a 2nd pinball machine, and I can already tell that this hobby is going to be addictive! Need more space and cash!!
Being a casual, occasional arcade player, I never realized how deep the rules are on some of these games, and I love the rules and strategy on this one. Practicing the shots, learning the rules, and developing a game strategy combine into an experience that I never really knew existed in pinball, and the discovery of this is a very unexpected fun aspect of this hobby! Thankful for this place and this thread to help figure it all out.
I couldn't be happier with the JM machine as my first purchase! I found one in really good shape, beautifully maintained, upgraded with LEDs, and ready to play right away. A great way to start off this new hobby! We are building out a game room / entertainment area in the basement, and I put it right next to the MAME arcade I built earlier this year. Absolutely love the nostalgia of having these two machines in the game room, as someone who grew up in the age of arcades!
I had never seen the movie, so I joined that club too and bought it. The movie is so bad that that makes it entertaining in its own right. It was pretty cool to see many of the themes in the game and where they came from in the movie, like the glove, what NAS is, what 320 GB refers to, etc. I'm afraid that phrase "What are you doing? I am making a long distance phone call." is now forever burned into my brain and brains of my family. LOL.