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Looking to get back in. 2 pins $5-6k what to get?


By Jgel

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I have not had a pin for a few years. I have owned a few in the past. My house renovations are finished and I have room for 2 pins in my game area. I am looking for 2 games for a total of $5-6k. I really prefer games with modes. Shadow is my favorite game of all time. I have a wish list that is far from complete. If you could have a two pin collection for $6k what would you go after?

    #3 1 year ago

    I don't know if I would get another game that I already have had but if a good priced Shadow turned up I would really consider it. I also really like LW3 for some reason. It was a bit easy but the wife would play it.

    #4 1 year ago

    RS & Shadow would be a nice $6K combo....

    #5 1 year ago

    It depends a lot on what you can find for sale. I could say get x and y games, but if you can't find them or can't find a reasonably priced one, it doesn't do you any good. Go play a bunch of games (VFW show is coming up), make a list of what you like, then buy the first reasonably priced one that comes up on your list.

    If all games were available and reasonably priced, maybe last action hero and shadow?

    #6 1 year ago

    Judge Dredd and The Shadow (with alt art package) would look awesome next to each other

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    RS & Shadow would be a nice $6K combo....

    I have played RS a few times and never really got too into it. I do like the modes in the code.

    Quoted from Parzival:

    Judge Dredd and The Shadow (with alt art package) would look awesome next to each other

    I don't mind the art on the Shadow. I have never played a Dredd. I like the theme and look of Demo Man better and have read every Demo Man vs Dredd post on here.

    I have only ever played it on the PS4 but NGG is fun.

    #8 1 year ago

    I think it might be to expensive to stay under a 2 pin 6k limit, but Game of Thrones is a great mode based game.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Monk:

    I think it might be to expensive to stay under a 2 pin 6k limit, but Game of Thrones is a great mode based game.

    I REALLY like GOT but the only chance to get two would be GOT and an EM I think. Not really wanting to do that. I have not seen a GOT Pro in the Northeast for awhile.

    #10 1 year ago

    Shadow, demolition man, nba Fastbreak, Dirty Harry- those are all fun pins. Pick any 2 for your $5000-$6000 budget. I’ve had all these and currently have Dirty Harry and shadow.

    #11 1 year ago

    How about World Cup Soccer '94 as one of the two? You can find those for $2500ish and to me it's a strong bang for your buck pin...as long as you are okay with the soccer theme and cartoon dog

    #13 1 year ago

    I really like Met Pro which is why I have it paired with my Game of Thrones, but for someone who wants a mode based game I would not suggest Met. Great game, but might not be what you are looking for with modes.

    #14 1 year ago

    Judge Dredd and Dirty Harry are excellent bang/buck games that are mode based.

    #15 1 year ago

    The Getaway and Judge Dredd.

    #16 1 year ago

    I need to add those to my big spender thread!

    #17 1 year ago

    Surprised by how man Dirty Harry replies there are here. I have never played one. That would allow me a second fun pin for sure. And everyone here seems to go Dredd over Demo Man

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    Surprised by how man Dirty Harry replies there are here. I have never played one.

    DH is a good game...I don't know how easy they are to find though.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    And everyone here seems to go Dredd over Demo Man

    DM is fun...but Dredd has much better longevity.

    #20 1 year ago

    I'd pick dm over dredd any day

    #21 1 year ago

    Dredd over DM all day. Dredd is underrated and great value especially if you're looking for mode based

    #22 1 year ago

    Fish Tales and The Shadow. That should keep you around $5,500 with a little extra money to play with.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spagano314:

    Fish Tales and The Shadow. That should keep you around $5,500 with a little extra money to play with.

    I think you'd be doing very well to get Shadow and Fish Tales for $5500. Even average Shadows seem to have crept well over $3k, and I think Fish Tales is generally north of $2.5k these days as well. But that would be a great (and tough) set of games to sharpen your skills on.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spagano314:

    Fish Tales and The Shadow. That should keep you around $5,500 with a little extra money to play with.

    I would be all over this right now if I could find it at this price.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    I have not had a pin for a few years. I have owned a few in the past. My house renovations are finished and I have room for 2 pins in my game area. I am looking for 2 games for a total of $5-6k. I really prefer games with modes. Shadow is my favorite game of all time. I have a wish list that is far from complete. If you could have a two pin collection for $6k what would you go after?

    I have a dh and a nf I might let go for some cash so as I can get something new. Both have brand new colordmd within last couple months. Or can be had with original dmd. Not really sure what kind of price to put on them but I think we'd be able to work something out in your price range if interested.

    #26 1 year ago

    What about two nice Data East games? JP and Tommy or TFTC?

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    I would be all over this right now if I could find it at this price.

    Had both in good condition for around 5k.... its possible just not with pinside prices

    #28 1 year ago

    Just get a MET and be done with it. One great game is better than two mediocre or even good games and plus you can always buy game two when you build your funds back up. I just got a MET and cant stop playing it.

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Just get a MET and be done with it. One great game is better than two mediocre or even good games and plus you can always buy game two when you build your funds back up. I just got a MET and cant stop playing it.

    Good game but even it gets boreing after a while.... more pins are always better imo.

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    I have not had a pin for a few years. I have owned a few in the past. My house renovations are finished and I have room for 2 pins in my game area. I am looking for 2 games for a total of $5-6k. I really prefer games with modes. Shadow is my favorite game of all time. I have a wish list that is far from complete. If you could have a two pin collection for $6k what would you go after?

    If you're handy with fixing pins, start scoping out locations with unloved pins and pick up fixer-uppers. You should be able to get 2004-2009 Sterns for $1000-$2000 each and then fix them up to play or trade for newer machines. It takes time to network, but if you do, you can have a decent stream of low cost pins to fix up and play/sell for better pins.

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Just get a MET and be done with it.

    Too many people say that it gets old in a small collection.

    #32 1 year ago

    i agree with shadow

    and add a BSD. BSD pairs well with any mode game.

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    Too many people say that it gets old in a small collection.

    Maybe. After years.

    #34 1 year ago

    I would go for one mode-based DMD and one earlier SS. I like the option of having a long, thoughtful game on the mode-based DMD, or being able to just flail around on the earlier SS without having to invest the time or energy that the modes would take.

    I have a WPT currently, and like the rules and simplicity of the El Dorado line of games... but that might be too many drop targets for a 2 pin collection.

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Maybe. After years.

    Any game gets boring in a very small selection.

    #36 1 year ago

    I'd go for a HUO TWD Pro ($4500) and an early SS game ($1500).

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jgel:

    Too many people say that it gets old in a small collection.

    I honestly cant imagine MET ever getting old but i guess anything is possible for some people. MET is full of great shots and the code is great.

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    I honestly cant imagine MET ever getting old but i guess anything is possible for some people.

    I have played it an only a few times and loved the layout. I played Aerosmith not that long ago and really liked it as well.

    Quoted from MikeS:

    I'd go for a HUO TWD Pro

    I know this game gets a lot of love but I have tried it at multiple locations and I can't get into it. It seems so crowded and tight. I have read that the code is great. I love the theme but the big fat zombie is really ugly. I actually think if I could play it without it costing me $1 a game I might learn to love it.

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