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Mini Pins - Who's got em? Nudge-it, bell Ringer, Bullseye etc etc


By d0n

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Who has all the mini pins? I'm curious which ones are best for pinball collectors from a fun-to-play and ROI perspective. I know they are all fairly low production and rare but they seem to sell for cheap money these days.

I count 5 games. Am I missing any?

Nudge-it
Bullseye
Mario mushroom world
Bell ringer
punchy the clown

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#2 3 years ago

Nudge-It here.. I enjoy playing it - great way to work on proper nudging and such.

#3 3 years ago

The only one I ever played was Punchy the Clown at LV PHoF.... didn't like it at all.....

#4 3 years ago

I've played Mario mushroom world at a Lake George NY arcade and thought it was pretty darn fun!

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#5 2 years ago

I'm surprised at the scarcity of these. I understand that well... a lot of them sucked, but they are convenient little machines, and Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World is a lot of fun! I'd love to pick up one of these little guys.

#6 2 years ago

I own a Punchy. Love it.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from pinaholic:

I own a Punchy. Love it.

Do you know anyone in NY that has ANY mini pin they're looking to sell? They're such great little things. The Punchy sorta scares me I don't think I'd be able to play it more than once!

#8 2 years ago

I now have all but the bullseye. For adult pinballers, I think the punchy and mario are more fun and entertaining simply because they have flippers. Bell Ringer and Nudge-it have no flippers.

Instead of just handing out candy for halloween this year, I put out bell ringer and each kid had to play 1 ball to see how many pieces of candy they got. 1, 4, 8 or 20 pieces. The kids and adults loved it. I went through 10 lbs of candy and ended up giving out quarters toward the end of the night. It was fun.

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#9 2 years ago

Buddy has a nudge it. Interesting piece, but its not much fun to play.

Super Mario Bros Mushroom World is surprisingly fun. Wouldn't mind finding one of those or a punchy to add to my lineup. Not sure why safe cracker didn't make the list though?

#10 2 years ago

Safecracker is still a full-size pin. It's just narrow.. Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World is a VERY fun game. I played one out on location in California earlier this year, and it's on my short list.

Pun intended.

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Safecracker is still a full-size pin. It's just narrow.. Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World is a VERY fun game. I played one out on location in California earlier this year, and it's on my short list.
Pun intended.

Still smaller.

Has anyone played the viper mini pin? Last I heard it was in a private collection in europe.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from dung:

Has anyone played the viper mini pin? Last I heard it was in a private collection in europe.

I have. I like the regular VND more, although I *LOVE* VND, so that might not be saying much...

If you look at my review of it on IPDB though, I never updated it, and it was back before I discovered the joy of the real game.

It wasn't bad, although I got a bit bored of it from what I remember because I earned like four extra balls. The rules of it I remember being VERY basic.

I have a SMBMW to add to that part of the conversation...

#13 2 years ago

Punchy and Mushroom World. Also have wired playfield for Nudge It, backglass for Bell Ringer.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from chad:

Punchy and Mushroom World. Also have wired playfield for Nudge It, backglass for Bell Ringer.

Played or owned?
With Nudge-It's so scarce, how'd you wind up with just a playfield?

#15 2 years ago

I have an NOS Nudge-It playfield. It will be cleared and installed into my game.. eventually. They're out there..!

#16 2 years ago

I got a project mushroom world and project bell ringer. Bell ringer isn't that fun for our family, but the nice thing is it uses system 3 hardware.

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Played or owned?
With Nudge-It's so scarce, how'd you wind up with just a playfield?

Won it at an auction about 3.5 years ago at PATZ.

2 years later
#18 83 days ago

I have both Nudge-it an Bell Ringer both complete an working
also have a parted out bell Ringer with no boards for parts.

#19 83 days ago

I have a Prototype mini pin. Bell Games Italy.
I'd like to get it added to Pinside database.
https://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5152
Gambling redemption game it was illegal in most of Europe, only 5 were made.
Made to promote World Cup in Germany in 1994? Not sure.

#20 83 days ago

It clicks and blinks a lot in attract mode.

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#21 83 days ago

Pretty cool !

#22 83 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Pretty cool !

Its a really fun game. The countdown clock ads pressure as you try and hit the targets. Also, with coins coming out, just the sound is rewarding.

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#23 37 days ago

I'm picking up a Genco Junior, I think that counts as a mini-pin! https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1342

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