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MM and AFM like Peanut Butter & Jelly


By Nevus

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

MM left for a while to stay with a friend. AFM showed up while it was gone. MM had to stay in the garage a few weeks after the TPF. Today they made a beautiful pair. They just seem to belong next to each other.

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#2 6 years ago

sweet!

#3 6 years ago

I had them in the same lineup for quite awhile too.

No, they are not too similar to have in the same collection. Two of the greatest pins ever made.

#4 6 years ago

So are Monster Bash and Cactus Canyon the banana & pickles, and is The Shadow the bread?

#5 6 years ago

Love them both... I wish my wife liked MM! I don't see one in my future unfortunately.

It looks like you have a broad enough collection to make owning both of them worthwhile -- I think if I only had a 2 or 3 game collection it'd be hard to justify owning both. Of course, I'd have a hell of a time deciding which one to keep!

#6 6 years ago

AFM recently left the building for another life. I wish I had caught them both together. That looks sweet!! Mine were never together. This was about as close as they ever got.

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#7 6 years ago

Both are awesome games even though the shots are relatively the same. Would love to have them one day.

#8 6 years ago

Agreed +1 They always look and play nice.

#9 6 years ago

Like peas and carrots.

#10 6 years ago

Pb&j? More like peanut butter & Nutella.

#11 6 years ago

I dig you AFM Back Box LED conversion . Did you use purple behind the Martians

#12 6 years ago
Quoted from RobKnapp:

I dig you AFM Back Box LED conversion . Did you use purple behind the Martians

Ditto. What LED's did you use - I would like to do this. Thanks.

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from RobKnapp:

I dig you AFM Back Box LED conversion . Did you use purple behind the Martians

Thanks. That credit goes to Mr. Bryan Kelly. I'll have a look and post it. I'm hoping to do the same for the MM.

#14 6 years ago

they do look nice sitting next to each other ...

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#15 6 years ago

No, they are like peanut butter, and a different brand of peanut butter. your getting the same shit twice with different label. Wouldn't want both in the same collection unless you have room for 400+ games.

#16 6 years ago

Once MMr comes along - I will have the trifecta - MM, AFM & MB

#17 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

No, they are like peanut butter, and a different brand of peanut butter. your getting the same shit twice with different label. Wouldn't want both in the same collection unless you have room for 400+ games.

#18 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

No, they are like peanut butter, and a different brand of peanut butter. your getting the same shit twice with different label. Wouldn't want both in the same collection unless you have room for 400+ games.

And yet you have LOTR & TFLE in the same collection. How Ironic.

#19 6 years ago

More like peanut butter and chunky peanut butter than peanut butter and jelly

#20 6 years ago
Quoted from smassa:

And yet you have LOTR & TFLE in the same collection. How Ironic.

Those two games don't really play that much alike.

#21 6 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

they do look nice sitting next to each other ...

Hmmm....A nice shiny AFMr sure would look nice next to my nice shiny MMr. <hint hint>

Quoted from CaptainNeo:No, they are like peanut butter, and a different brand of peanut butter. your getting the same shit twice with different label. Wouldn't want both in the same collection unless you have room for 400+ games.

Please find a new hobby.

#22 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

No, they are like peanut butter, and a different brand of peanut butter. your getting the same shit twice with different label. Wouldn't want both in the same collection unless you have room for 400+ games.

To a lessor, nicer way of putting it, I agree as well. You need a certain number in your collection I think to get by it, but the play, and even the pinball porno is very similar.

I prefer AFM all in all, but MM is the nicer looking of the two.

#23 6 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

To a lessor, nicer way of putting it, I agree as well. You need a certain number in your collection I think to get by it, but the play, and even the pinball porno is very similar.
I prefer AFM all in all, but MM is the nicer looking of the two.

Quoted from PPS:

they do look nice sitting next to each other ...

I thought the CC code comments were indicative of the next. So yet another hint, or are you just stirring the pot at this point?

#24 6 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

I prefer AFM all in all, but MM is the nicer looking of the two.

I think AFM's translite is way better than MM's, but MM beats AFM's playfield hands down.

#25 6 years ago
Quoted from Kineticross:

So are Monster Bash and Cactus Canyon the banana & pickles, and is The Shadow the bread?

MM is the peaches and AFM is the cream.
MB would be the spoon and CC would be the sugar and Shadow would be the bowl.
If you don't have MB there is no spoon so you have to use your fingers.
Raven of course is the napkin.

#26 6 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

they do look nice sitting next to each other ...

Is that a hint??

#27 6 years ago

I would say they're like peanut butter and peanut butter since they're the same game.

Flame on!

#28 6 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

they do look nice sitting next to each other ...

Still waiting for Peanut Butter...hoping Jelly will follow

#29 6 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

I thought the CC code comments were indicative of the next. So yet another hint, or are you just stirring the pot at this point?

Based on the number of reproduction parts available for AFM I would suspect that would be next even though the demand is not there for that title like MM or CC.

#30 6 years ago
Quoted from BoJo:

Based on the number of reproduction parts available for AFM I would suspect that would be next even though the demand is not there for that title like MM or CC.

I don't think demand would be there at $8K for an AFM, but if PPS were to price it at $6499 I think it would sell very well. I think that's a price point where PPS can still make a generous profit, while still giving the consumer a fun game for the money. It's a relatively simple game to make with a low BOM and a lot of available parts, so it would make sense for PPS to run it next. I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, but my prediction of future PPS games are:
1. MM
2. AFM
3. BBB (after PPS gets the rights)
4. MB (they already have the license rights)
5. CC

#31 6 years ago
Quoted from MikeS:

I don't think demand would be there at $8K for an AFM, but if PPS were to price it at $6499 I think it would sell very well. I think that's a price point where PPS can still make a generous profit, while still giving the consumer a fun game for the money. It's a relatively simple game to make with a low BOM and a lot of available parts, so it would make sense for PPS to run it next. I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, but my prediction of future PPS games are:
1. MM
2. AFM
3. BBB (after PPS gets the rights)
4. MB (they already have the license rights)
5. CC

Thought that might be the reason for this thread. And I disagree.

#32 6 years ago

better be some darned good peanut butter

#34 6 years ago
Quoted from smassa:

And yet you have LOTR & TFLE in the same collection. How Ironic.

yea, but they have completely different rules. Not even close to the same style of rules. Unlike MM and AFM which is exactly the same rules and layout.

MB is also very close to the same game. Rules are basically the same, layout is the same, but the pounding area is off to the left and they break it up by having some Semi circular motion going on.

#35 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

MB is also very close to the same game. Rules are basically the same, layout is the same, but the pounding area is off to the left and they break it up by having some Semi circular motion going on.

Yeah MB is totally the same, except for Frank not being a mode that requires repeat play of increasing difficulty like castles in MM or cities in AFM, and mosh pit multiball, and no video mode, and having Frank multiball be almost entirely a strategic objective to stop timers for other modes rather than a scoring goal, yeah pretty much exactly the same game.

#36 6 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

Thought that might be the reason for this thread. And I disagree.

Nope. Just enjoying my games and sharing the fun with fellow pinheads.

#37 6 years ago

Cactus Canyon has been brought up as a potential remake game. I'm not part of the Cactus Canyon fan club. I have played it at PHOF, but didn't love it. Is there really a big demand (meaning a few thousand) for this game?

#38 6 years ago

They're similar enough, I like to think of them as Creamy Peanut Butter and Crunchy Peanut Butter.

(Medieval is the crunchy.)

#39 6 years ago
Quoted from Nevus:

Cactus Canyon has been brought up as a potential remake game. I'm not part of the Cactus Canyon fan club. I have played it at PHOF, but didn't love it. Is there really a big demand (meaning a few thousand) for this game?

The new code makes the game IMO, otherwise it is pretty shallow.

#40 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

yea, but they have completely different rules. Not even close to the same style of rules. Unlike MM and AFM which is exactly the same rules and layout.

Sorry I just dont see them as having the same rules. MM is predicated on bashing the castle for scoring while in AFM there are many better scoring strategies to use instead of just blowing up saucers.

#41 6 years ago
Quoted from smassa:

Sorry I just dont see them as having the same rules. MM is predicated on bashing the castle for scoring while in AFM there are many better scoring strategies to use instead of just blowing up saucers.

Really? You don't think they so very close at all? Layouts as well? They are closer in rules and layout even more so than Jackbot and Pinbot.

When I first started collecting, the 4 games I wanted was ES, TZ, TAF, and FH. Not knowing they were all designed by the same guy. After having them in a 5 pin collection, I realized that even those 4 felt to much like the same thing. They didn't even have the same layouts. But just the feel of all 4, wasn't that much diversity. so 2 of them had to go, even tho I liked all 4 of them. AFM and MM share about 87% more similarities than those 4 did with each other.

#42 6 years ago

Personally, I like having them together, and hope to find an AFM one day. It is on my list to own. I own MB already, and am on the list for the MMR. I enjoy all 3 games, and want each in my collection. DH is not leaving, but it is looking like TS may be on the way out.

#43 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

They are closer in layout even more so than Jackbot and Pinbot.

c'mon, man. fo realz?

#44 6 years ago

hey you cut out the rules part. Jackbot and Pinbot are way more different in rules than MM and AFM are, granted the playfields are slightly different more so than Jackbot and pinbot only because P and J is an exact copy of each other.

#45 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

hey you cut out the rules part.

i didn't have issue with your commentary regarding the rules. Removing that did not change the meaning of what you said. Do you prefer this?

Quoted from CaptainNeo:

They are closer in ... layout even more so than Jackbot and Pinbot.

#46 6 years ago

sure. I was basically being snarky for the ones that know what i'm even talking about with pinbot and jackbot stating that AFM and MM are pretty damn similar. Hence the reference.

#47 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Really? You don't think they so very close at all? Layouts as well? They are closer in rules and layout even more so than Jackbot and Pinbot.
When I first started collecting, the 4 games I wanted was ES, TZ, TAF, and FH. Not knowing they were all designed by the same guy. After having them in a 5 pin collection, I realized that even those 4 felt to much like the same thing. They didn't even have the same layouts. But just the feel of all 4, wasn't that much diversity. so 2 of them had to go, even tho I liked all 4 of them. AFM and MM share about 87% more similarities than those 4 did with each other.

I said the rules. It's a fan layout by the same designer so yes they are similar but the rules are quite different IMO. TF n LOTR are the same layout only flipped but the rules are different. To me AFM n MM play quite different.

#48 6 years ago

that's the whole point, the rules arn't that different. Shoot everything 3 times, shoot the center 100. Multiball offset to the left. video modes. No modes, no change up.

#49 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

that's the whole point, the rules arn't that different. Shoot everything 3 times, shoot the center 100. Multiball offset to the left. video modes. No modes, no change up.

Exactly. Jackbot and Pinbot are literally the same playfield layout (in terms of functional components, not inserts.) However, MM and AFM are effectively the same rules, whereas JackBot's rules are drastically different and more complex than Pinbot's.

#50 6 years ago

Peanut butter and jelly is the perfect analogy. I liked them when I was a kid, but now I would rather eat something else.

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