Hi everyone, first time posting on here! (sorry in advance for the long winded first post!)
My parents bought a Pin*Bot way back in 1991 and I have been playing it ever since. However, they are getting ready to move out of state and I realized that I wont get to play it nearly as often.
Guess it is time to start my own collection!
I heard about the auction in Banning, CA and even registered thinking I might be able to snag a good deal (HA!) but as we all know, the prices are out of this world..
I thought it would be appropriate to start with the second title in the Pin*Bot series. I found a (heavily played) BoP locally at a Round Table Pizza and spent about 30 minutes playing it. It was fun and strikes a lot of the same nostalgic cords that Pin*Bot does. It might have been the outgassing display (couldn't read my score) or the fact that it was my first time playing it, so I didn't know all the tricks to the gameplay, but it didn't seem *as fun* as the original..
This Friday I plan on heading down to Pinball Wizards in Paramount, CA where they have a BoP in good condition (also for sale) and put some more time on it before deciding. They also have a few other titles i'll check out while I am there.
If BoP doesn't float my boat here are some other titles that grab my attention:
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
STAR TREK (PRO)
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (I hear these require a lot of maintenance?)
THE GETAWAY: HIGH SPEED II
TALES FROM THE CRYPT
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
I have read some other post on what to look for when buying used, but was wondering if there is anything specific about the BoP that I should know? That spinning head seems like it could be a problem area?
Lastly, in your opinion, how close should someone's asking price be to Pinsides Estimated Value?
Thanks in advance!