I have now owned my tf since December. I have well over 800 plays, maybe more as I haven’t looked in a while and I am still not bored one bit. In fact, I think I play tf more than my other pins (although they too get a good workout). This pin is a fast, fun and engaging game. It has everything most always talk about in a pin. TF was my first nib and also my first ever owned game. As I am a bit older (59..young at heart, mind)..I don’t plan on ever selling it…as it will most likely be inherited by my kids. I don’t understand the negativity that this pin has gotten. It looks like just a few vocal people who really do not like the game, may have influenced so many others that have not spent any appreciable time on it. I totally respect the opinions of those that have voiced their criticism, but to me, its just not warranted as being such a dud. Owning it I tried not to be subjective…. I have not officially rated this pin, but when I did for myself, I came out with a solid 8.9. I made an effort to play most of the top ten pinside ranked pins, and while tf does not warrant a ranking in the top ten..I have played many of the next ten and some over ranked 30,40…and this pin is just better in so many ways. Yes, its got its software faults. If they only tweaked it a bit more , this would be a great pin…again, fast and fun. I have had some great games and some clunkers..most of them actually. My high score was 140k (factory but 5 ball)..and when you have a game going like that, it’s a blast. Isn’t this the type of game that so many are looking for in a pin? Its not stop and go which has its merits….its got the infamous roadblock…its code could and should be completed…but the negativity continues to amaze me. I don’t have an ax to grind, not looking to have the price pumped up as I will not sell it...just expressing an objective opinion of this game.
Btw..as I am into qc…I have to say, all I have had to do with this game is replace 2 bulbs..everything works like the day I played my first game…flippers still strong, pf looks brand new, no wear at all, to me its like a tank, etc …I’m a happy owner of tf.