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Monster bash or WOZ yellow brick road for home


By rodcom

4 months ago



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    “Monster bash or WOZ yellow brick road for home ”

    • WOZ Yellow Brick Road 96 votes
      45%
    • Monster Bash LE 115 votes
      55%

    (211 votes)

    There are 96 posts in this topic. You are on page 1 of 2.
    #1 4 months ago

    Have a choice Monster Bash LE or WiZard of oz yellow brick road, NIB. Second pin for my basement - have Batman 66. Looking for something kids would like but good depth that will last me.

    #MBr
    #WOZ

    #2 4 months ago

    If "Depth" is really that big of a deal then it isn't even close. Woz is famously super duper deep and MB is famously not.
    I just personally look for fun games and MB wins easily for me.

    #3 4 months ago

    WOZ hands down. Kids love it and it's deep as all heck.

    #4 4 months ago

    My guess is the kids will have more fun playing MB.

    #5 4 months ago

    Tks. So far a split vote...ugh!

    #6 4 months ago

    WOZ YBR is simply phenomenal.

    #7 4 months ago
    Quoted from rodcom:

    Tks. So far a split vote...ugh!

    Not anymore

    #8 4 months ago

    Both games are awesome, but I could see Monster Bash getting old before WOZ would...though neither would get old for a very long time.

    #9 4 months ago

    WOZ all the way. MB fun but no depth.

    #10 4 months ago

    Back to split!

    #11 4 months ago

    Dude, Exton isn't far from me. I really think you should get an Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle instead...

    #12 4 months ago
    Quoted from PinDoctor82:

    Dude, Exton isn't far from me. I really think you should get an Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle instead...

    Funny. I shot all three at Allentown back to back to back at the pinball star booth. That is really what left me thinking.

    #13 4 months ago
    Quoted from rodcom:

    Funny. I shot all three at Allentown back to back to back at the pinball star booth. That is really what left me thinking.

    I shot them all too at Pinfest...and out of the three, Monster Bash, though great, was #3 on the list.

    #14 4 months ago

    Tough call on this one. Woz is deeper and has more going on, and it’s a beautiful game, but I could never get into it. Only jjp game I don’t care for. MB is fairly shallow, but it’s a lot of fun. I’d say choose whatever theme you like better, I chose to keep MBR.

    #16 4 months ago

    I have 3 kids. Ages 10, 7, and 3.

    I had WOZ and still have MBr. Monster Bash won hands down. It got played 3x as much as WOZ. They liked WOZ at first but it’s clunky compared to our JJPOTC which they like way more. I just sold the WOZ. Still have MBr and JJPOTC. The kids split time evenly between MBr and JJPOTC, both of which got way more family playtime than WOZ.

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    #17 4 months ago

    If you're going to get woz don't make the absolute terrible decision to get ybr edition. Buy a used one with 2.0 RR or EC and thank me later. Ybr appears to be the beginning of jjps less is more approach.

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    #18 4 months ago

    Buy a AFMr classic and MBr classic instead of YBR Woz and you’ll have two awesome pins instead of one that has features removed

    #19 4 months ago

    Why not just get a WOZ ruby edition isn't it back in production.

    #20 4 months ago

    If you’re going to spend the coin on a single machine and it’s YBR edition, the answer is to just get a Pirates

    #21 4 months ago

    Such a close vote with a few outside of the box thinking. Thanks to every one for there thoughts

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    #22 4 months ago

    Unless you're super handy I wouldn't buy a JJP game. The quality is awful. Just read the threads on here for JJp game issues.

    #23 4 months ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Unless you're super handy I wouldn't buy a JJP game. The quality is awful. Just read the threads on here for JJp game issues.

    Own RRWOZ, Hobbit, and JJPOTC...no out of box issues.

    #24 4 months ago

    I've had both and MB is the clear winner if kids are involved...MB has much easier ruleset for kids to understand, and yet challenging enough for adults. if its yourself than its really a coin toss...both great games

    #25 4 months ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Unless you're super handy I wouldn't buy a JJP game. The quality is awful. Just read the threads on here for JJp game issues.

    Not sure where this is coming from...I've had way more issues with my Sterns than I've had with my JJP games

    #26 4 months ago

    Tough choice, 2 different paths.....if I got a WOZ, it would certainly be a RR or used ECLE....can't justify the "less is more" approach to the YBR. Love my WOZ...

    MBrLE is based on a timeless, great game. Pure fun to play. Deeper doesn't always mean "more" imho....

    Purely between your 2 choices, it would be MB all day....kids will love either, however. Your wallet will like MB

    #27 4 months ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Unless you're super handy I wouldn't buy a JJP game. The quality is awful. Just read the threads on here for JJp game issues.

    Let's assume both are equal out of the box, quality wise (you are right, unfortunately)...I still go MBrLE over YBR WOZ...if a RR in the mix, a dead heat...

    #28 4 months ago

    If you get a woz dont get that donkey kong banannas edition. You can get a rr or emerald one for thousands cheaper. Hell you could buy any other edition powdercoat it yourself and still save thousands. I vote for MB

    #29 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mrawesome44:

    If you get a woz dont get that donkey kong banannas edition. You can get a rr or emerald one for thousands cheaper. Hell you could buy any other edition powdercoat it yourself and still save thousands. I vote for MB

    This^^^^^ WOZ easily holds it's own against the other JJP's mentioned...probably at least 3x of them out in the wild than the others combined. Just not YBR...monkey is very cool.....

    #30 4 months ago

    If your kids are at a high level of skill (perhaps competitors) and easily score hundreds of millions or billion+ on BM66, finish wizard modes etc, then get a NIB or used recent WOZRR (not YBR) since it is very deep.

    If your kids are more casual players and have friends over, then MB for sure is the way to go - kids absolutely love it and more accesible.

    #31 4 months ago

    Both are great games that are a lot of fun. I see your current pin is a Batman 66 which is a very deep game. If you want another game that is as deep, actually deeper, then go with WOZ. WOZ code is not only extremely well polished but also incredibly deep. JJP is still adding making changes and additions to WOZ code 5+ years after release! In a two game collection and you mentioning wanting a pin with a deep ruleset I think MB will get old quick.

    #32 4 months ago

    Sold my Woz a few months ago and missed it so YBR is on the way

    I have both ! WOZ gets my vote

    #33 4 months ago

    why the ybr version for 3-4k more? get a ruby red/ecle and you'll have a big chunk to put down on mb standard too.

    #34 4 months ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Unless you're super handy I wouldn't buy a JJP game. The quality is awful. Just read the threads on here for JJp game issues.

    Quoted from Crile1:

    Own RRWOZ, Hobbit, and JJPOTC...no out of box issues.

    Truth is probably in the middle. All makers have their own issues, strengths, and weaknesses.

    #35 4 months ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Buy a AFMr classic and MBr classic instead of YBR Woz and you’ll two awesome pins instead of one that has features removed

    That's a mic drop moment right there.

    #36 4 months ago

    I think someone hit it....WoZ is clunky...it doesn't flow. It just isn't that 'fun' for me. MB is just much more fun, no, not deep, but not as easy as people make it out to be. They've had decades to play it.

    #37 4 months ago

    Thank you all for the thought MBr pulling away

    #38 4 months ago

    I don’t have any real playing time on woz. Played it back when it was still in the prototype stage so I won’t judge it. I did just get MBr and my kids 11 to 2 enjoy it. They’ve played more pinball in the last 2 days then I’ve seen them play in the last year.

    #39 4 months ago

    Not sure why anyone would buy a YBR version of this game when you can purchase an ECLE or a NIB RR for thousands cheaper.....especially without the monkey mech which is very cool.....makes zero sense to me

    #40 4 months ago

    Woz has so much more happening.

    #41 4 months ago
    Quoted from YZRider926:

    I don’t have any real playing time on woz. Played it back when it was still in the prototype stage so I won’t judge it. I did just get MBr and my kids 11 to 2 enjoy it. They’ve played more pinball in the last 2 days then I’ve seen them play in the last year.

    Watch this video to see what’s going on

    #42 4 months ago

    I do own a WOZ and it’s never leaving. MB I a great classic and fun for a quick game. Third game definitely. Everyone that ever comes over always gravitate to WOZ.

    #43 4 months ago

    I own a woz, it is never leaving, a masterpiece.

    Owned a MM for two years and sold , the same happened with indiana jones and would probably happen with MBr

    For a home environment code is important, at least for me

    #44 4 months ago

    Again...Op asked MBrLE vs YBR....

    #45 4 months ago

    Based on what you are asking (money doesn't seem to be a factor), WOZ. Easy choice over a dated game (MB).

    #46 4 months ago

    Of the three CGC pins I like AFM the best and MB the least. It’s still a fun pin but I never thought MB was that great.

    #47 4 months ago

    I have a woz rr and mbrle. My opinion is mb is ayight. I find it kind of boring . Woz has more going on for sure .

    #48 4 months ago

    Thanks again for all of the input. Getting close again.

    #49 4 months ago
    Quoted from rodcom:

    Thanks again for all of the input. Getting close again.

    2 very different approaches, it will come down to the style you prefer.
    If you like the newer, deep coded, LCD machines them MB will get very old very soon. If you just like to play, shoot and bashing toys without worrying too much about the code, them MB is for you.

    I had MM, indy and played AFM a lot.... them moved to the new machines with deeper rules. I do prefere them for home setting.
    Still love to play MM, AFM, MB but I would not have them at home on a small collection (less them 5).

    MB is a great machine, no arguments there, some will say the golden age of pinball. But I think we are actually living the golden age of pinball for home setting .

    #50 4 months ago

    MB will get old quickly. WOZ will not.

    I wanted a MB for 15 years. Finally got one. Lasted 4 months in my collection. Great art, sounds, fun to shoot. But not a keeper.

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