If you guys had to choose between the two, which one would you choose and WHY?
Another vote for road show got rid of the first one I had and bought a second rs about 3 months after getting rid of the first it's an amazing game!!
Junkyard has too many long drawn out video modes that completely destroy the flow of the game.
Road show is one of the very few good values left in pinball can't beat it for the money !!
I've owned both. Junkyard lasted about 3 weeks in my collection. Roadshow lasted about 2 years, and that's a long time in my collection because I rotate games frequently. Roadshow is a great game if you can get past the music. Lots to do and lots of modes. Very underrated in my opinion.
Road Show. This game is a real player and has some features on it that you don't see anywhere else. I have a serious love/hate relationship with the eeety-beety fleeper and the standup facing the top of the PF is pure pinball creative genius. The rules are not the most balanced, but the cross country journey of this table is undeniably entertaining.
Now, junkyard is fun and it does it's best to tell a story, but needs a marathon session with Mystery Programmer before I can take it seriously as a player. There's a reason why this game isn't seen in real tournaments any more.
Between the two games, I'd endorse RoadShow here even though it features a truly scary-ass-psycho-stalker-girly-candy-country-bubblegum-pop song.
Every little dream I dream about you
Every little thought I think about you
It drives me crazy when you go away
I oughta keep you locked up at home
And like a wild horse I wanna break you
I love you so much, I hate you
Every little thing reminds me of you
Honey when you leave me here all alone. - Carleen Carter
If a woman sang this song to/at me... I'd run away. Preferably to New Mexico.
Junk yard is usually more expensive than rs but its getting crushed in this poll. JY is a better looking pin and wins the coolness factor. I have only ever played a game or two on rs so I do not know which one plays better but jy is definitely a lot of fun. Either way, they both are easy to sell down the road.
If you go with Junkyard I know where you can get some sweet inner side art that I just put in mine.
You really choose two games that don't get alot of love. Both seem to be a love it/hate it type of game. I've firmly in the hate Junkyard camp. The game is a whole bunch of aweful. There is nothing fun about the game. I would strongly suggest playing the hell out of one before making the decision to get one. It's a very, very hard game to sell.
Road Show is the clear winner to me. I love the game. It's completely undervalued. I've seen decent examples sell in the $2K range even in todays crazy market. The game has a ton of modes. I love working up the multiplier by hitting the ramps. The talking heads are great. I don't mind the "new country" type music when you get a jackpot at all. It's got non-PC humour which is awesome. The only thing I don't like is the talk radio multiball mode. The "blah blah..." gets really, really annoying. In spite of this, I own one. I love the game and have no intention of selling it unless I get a nicer example. Seriously undervalued given current prices.
Both games have their annoying things about them, but both are solid too depending on what you are looking for.
Road Show if you have a smaller collection.
Junk Yard fits better in a larger collection.
I personally found Junk Yard too easy, I defeated the game & then some the very 1st time I pumped quarters into it. It was fun though.
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