Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:
I still have my Dig Dug I purchased in 1987. It never gets played anymore, and I would sell it possibly. If it was taking space a pin could sit in it would be gone, but not in the way and I figure someday I may turn it on again.
As far as my girlfriend, she loves playing pinball and sometimes she beats me because I am not that great.
She has said that I just let her win that game. My response is sometimes I will have a bad game, but I have never just let anyone win, and I will never do that. That is 100% true, she knows it now, so 20% of the time when she does win it gives her a lot more satisfaction I think.
And when I have joint pains and just can not play anymore I tell her she can keep playing I am in pain and done, and she will play a few more games before she hits the off button.
I like dig dug... Haven't played a lot of it. But, its a fun game... Can be a bit pattern heavy... But, even then you still have to improvise, so its still fun and great game. I hope arcade1up makes a upright cab of dig dug...
And yeah... My family sometimes acts the same why when I play them in pinball and I lose. They thank me... I'm like... Guys, I can't win all the time. I don't throw games. But, some games will be garbage. The difference is when I lose its a garbage game, and when I win I crush them. But, again can't win them all. I take my father to play pinball on location once a month. We play a lot of head to head play. And I do win about 70% of the time. He hates it when I have a garbage game and he in turn does the same, and then I beat him by like 100k. I do thank him and tease him that he really just didn't want to win. And he's like... No, I want to beat you any chance I can get.
The only time I ever got a bit cheesed off when someone beat me in pinball was at my brothers bachelor party. He wanted a low key affair with his family there. So I hosted at my house as it has a lot of pinball and retro games. And a nice karaoke setup too. I had to invite a brother that no one else likes, because again... Family...
We were playing on my Sinbad machine. I love Sinbad its such a fun early SS to play. Mine is a bit beaten up, but everything works on it. Anyway... I was stinking this whole night at pinball. I think I lost about 2/3 of the games at Monster Bash(the other half I did win and I crushed everyone putting up the highest scores on that machine for the night. I think I only lost once on maiden and destroyed everyone on that one...
Anyway, so we were playing sinbad. And I had 2 sdtm from the ball going into the pops on the plunge and then had a few other unlucky bounces. So my game that I had on it was really bad. And the brother that no one likes at the end. Noticed his score was better than mine and chuckled to himself... That just pissed me off. Because, again. I can't have a bad game. And let me tell you, it wasn't an innocent chuckle. This guy is an A@#. But, I bit my lip and didn't say anything. The night was not about me. But, its like. Yes, I can and do lose at pinball. Its not a big deal. Want to play again. Chances are, you're going to lose this time. And that's what happened. The 3rd game I crushed them all. But, yeah I lost the first 2. Not a big deal. And it would be boring to win all the time.