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Looking for sage advise

By ProjectSmoke

2 years ago

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#20 2 years ago
Quoted from ProjectSmoke:

Looking to buy my first pin or two and I'm having trouble deciding what to get. I have room for two at the moment if I want but I can't decide if I should go big and get a NIB Hobbit or JJP Pirates or if should get get two cheaper games instead ie Star trek pro, f-14, getaway, black rose ect.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

JJP is great. Get gently used if you go that route...not nib.
Williams system 11 pins are great values if you are getting 2.
Make sure you go to local arcades and play before you buy. You don't want to pay a lot for a game you will be bored with in a week.

#26 2 years ago
Quoted from ProjectSmoke:

WOW! Fist and foremost thank you all for all the great advise!
I have a pretty good idea of which machines I like, I tend to like games that play fast or have involved rule sets. I play a lot of pinball at the many local places here in the Twin Cities 3-5 times per week at least so I'm pretty familiar with a variety of new and old machines. I'm mechanically inclined and capable so the maintenance and repair doesn't bother me it's actually the part of ownership that I think I'm most interested in besides not having to leave the house to play obviously.
The general consensus defiantly seems like two is the way to go start and as I have been "warned" it'll just be the start.
A couple posters brought up that with all the new games coming out in the next year if I'm patient it might be in my best interest to wait on the JJP pins and get them for less then NIB when people upgrade and I have some more space which I honestly hadn't considered.
If anybody has any suggestions for other DMD or SS machines that would be good I'd love to hear them.
All that being said thank you again everyone!

What games are you considering?

#28 2 years ago
Quoted from ProjectSmoke:

-14, fire!, Sttng, star trek pro, black rose, dirty Harry, t2, paragon, fish tales, space shuttle, getaway, Jurassic Park, de star wars, last action hero, bride, Batman 66, X-Men, shadow, dredd, party zone, no fear, radical

Thats a great list. Some will be far harder to find. I have still not found a radical or fire! to play...ever.

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from Msch:

Fire! is at sparks in Michigan and radical at Logan in Chicago (they rotate games out so call)

Thats awesome! But....too far for me.

There are some great places in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (i live right by Dallas). There are also many in Austin (3 hours away...but i get out there sometimes).

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