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Jurassic Park Pro vs Premium FLOW ===?


By Beez

82 days ago



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#1 82 days ago

I recently played JP Pro and caught the bug putting a deposit down on a Premium very quickly. I am usually ALWAYS a premium guy... I like the extra bells and whistles. Looking closer at the Premium I’m starting to ask myself if the Pro FLOW will be a much better game? Do I need the ball trapped / stopped in the cage / TRex mouth? It seems for the most part these are the only real differences ... am I wrong?

#2 82 days ago
Quoted from Beez:

I recently played JP Pro and caught the bug putting a deposit down on a Premium very quickly. I am usually ALWAYS a premium guy... I like the extra bells and whistles. Looking closer at the Premium I’m starting to ask myself if the Pro FLOW will be a much better game? Do I need the ball trapped / stopped in the cage / TRex mouth? It seems for the most part these are the only real differences ... am I wrong?

I think the raptor pit becoming a bash toy alone is a cool feature. Im sure you can adjust the ball stoppages on the trex. I think PREM is a good choice my man. Stick with it. You can always downgrade...but you wont.

#3 82 days ago

I love flow. But sometimes the gimmick is cool enough to overcome a slight loss of flow.

In this case, the T-Rex will only grab the ball for certain modes, so not every time. The raptor pit becomes a way more interesting device, and as the pro catches the ball in the C lane, I am not sure the flow is any more or less between them. I wouldn't let "less flow" be the determining factor on this one as it seems to be very minimal.

#4 82 days ago

This is a game where the Pro and Premium are insanely similar in layout. It's not like the Pro is missing a ramp, upper PF, or upper flipper(s). Flow will be almost identical. A few toys won't change the overall flow.

#5 82 days ago

Yes, the TREX seems to be a "flow-detractor" in the sense that it stops the ball, delays play, etc but it is arguably the most dynamic and interesting and unique mech Stern has done in the last 5-8 years and in the sense of the theme, I think is a non-negotiable!

It has 8 way movement
It can catch and release in a static position
It can catch and move and drop on an adjacent wireform
It can catch and fling the ball wildly on the playfield

Pretty awesome stuff!!

#6 82 days ago

The game doesn't seem very flow to begin with

#7 82 days ago

Keith Elwin on the Stern podcast stated that the premium / LE plays faster.

Mostly because the motorized up/down target guarding the raptor pen is going to add some speed to the game when it is in the up position.

The moving T-REX is definitely going to be a lot of fun. There are options in the settings to turn it on/off and levels to control how much throws the ball around.

I suspect the premium will definitely be a better version of the game, but the pro is no slouch either so you would be having a ton of fun either way you go.

The only bad thing about the Premium/LE right now is waiting!! Looking forward to the hinted code drop today see what additions have been added to the rules!

#8 82 days ago
Quoted from zacaj:

The game doesn't seem very flow to begin with

Really, you don't think it looks like it has much flow? Seems like the combo possibilities are pretty amazing.

If you can hit these shots, you can do this combo and variations of it all day long.

I realize you have been doing this awhile, and have an impressive collection @ 48 pins so I am genuinely interested in your opinion.
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#9 82 days ago
Quoted from zacaj:

The game doesn't seem very flow to begin with

I thought it had great flow. String a few shots together and you'll see exactly what I mean. Have you played a few games on it yet?

#10 81 days ago

I think there's a difference between being able combo some shots and a game having flow. Batman 66 and Metallica have some combos, but I wouldn't call either flow games. WOZ is pretty clearly not a flow game. Star Wars is a flow game, imo. I haven't had enough time on JP to form an opinion on it.

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#11 22 days ago

Well, so far I found Walking Dead pro better than prem, same with Game of thrones. When playing Iron Maiden pro and prem at first, I thought it was the same, liked the flow of the pro more. Than at a Location in Munich I had a +500Mio game on an Iron Maiden pro, and after that I was totally exhausted, the permanent action with 4 flippers was too much 4 me, puh.... . After that game and playing the prem at a Friends Location, I definetely like the prem much more than the pro. So, here I can`t say anything, unless I will have played both JP2s a lot … .

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