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Monster bash or WOZ yellow brick road for home


By rodcom

3 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%

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    #54 87 days ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    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.

    This was my experience almost exactly, except my 3 kids are slightly older and I have an original MB and don't have JJPOTC. Kids and non-pinheads love the way WOZ looked, but they walked away after the first ball. WoZ is deep but rules aren't intuitive like MB, and casual players aren't interested in learning them. MB has orbit and ramp shots that return to the flippers, where WoZ has only one ramp that usually locks the ball, and even if you make the orbit shot a magnet sometimes stops it. WoZ is heavy on shooting standup targets which isn't as satisfying. When my pinball friends came over WoZ still rarely got played, but then mostly because it was too long for multiplayer games. It felt like it was becoming more of an art piece that people loved but didn't play so I traded it. MB has been in my basement longer than any other pin.

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    #92 11 days ago
    Quoted from adol75:

    even after having watched the movie a bunch of times, my kids (9 and 5) and their friends, never got into it, they play a couple balls and then they give up.

    This is exactly what happened with my WoZ when I owned it. MB is easy to explain - you want to get the band back together so shoot the monsters so they can join the band then complete their mode get their instruments. Now try to explain WoZ: Its deep, it's complex, there is a ton of stuff to do but most people don't want to hear about it or do it. Most just want to watch the pretty lights for a minute and see the monkey carry the ball to the left upper playfield, then they walk away.

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