Monsterbash or Metallica pro


By Gunske

2 weeks ago


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#1 20 days ago

Title says it all, Monsterbash or Metallica pro?

#2 20 days ago

Not considering price...... Met Pro. The game play is not even in the same league

#3 20 days ago

Met Pro. There is no debate.

#4 20 days ago

I enjoy both, but MET Pro.

#5 20 days ago

Metallica by a wide margin. I've owned both.

#6 20 days ago

Met pro ive had for almost 3 years.... mb didn't last real long and im a b/w guy.

#7 20 days ago
Quoted from Gunske:

Title says it all, Monsterbash or Metallica pro?

Unbalanced non-real-world comparison. You could buy almost two Metallica Pros for the price of a Monster Bash.

#8 20 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Unbalanced non-real-world comparison. You could buy almost two Metallica Pros for the price of a Monster Bash.

Thats the whole point........ Get a better game and have a pocket full of cash to blow on something else

#9 20 days ago

Both are fun games but I vote Metallica.

#10 20 days ago

Wow, I'm surprised by the lack of any votes for Monster Bash. I think Monster Bash is a great family game with very rewarding shot. I know it's dumb, but those physical figures make a big difference for that game. I know my family would really like a Monster Bash. Having said that I'd also love to own a Metallic too.

#11 20 days ago

Both are really fun pins and two of my faves.
I agree with lpeters82 above, MB is a really good family game with lots of satisfying shots and fun interactive toys.
MET has deeper rules, awesome flow and a higher adrenaline style of gameplay.
These are likely 2 of my all time keepers.

#12 20 days ago

you should add a poll.

#13 20 days ago

Met Pro all day every day

#14 20 days ago

Ya man, Met Pro is a great game. I found Monster Bash boring and uneventful....just my opinion....

#15 20 days ago

Met pro.

#16 20 days ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Ya man, Met Pro is a great game. I found Monster Bash boring and uneventful....just my opinion....

I agree that MET Pro is the better choice, but I wouldn't go as far as saying MB is boring. It has a lot of cool interactive toys and different shots to shoot for. What do you find boring about it?

#17 20 days ago

Both are awesome but MET Pro

#18 20 days ago

I have both. I paid $4k more for my Monster Bash which makes a direct comparison difficult. Both are great games. Bang for the buck is for Met pro,. MB is one the whole family loves, while I can see the appeal for Met being stronger among more competitive and serious pinball players. The OP already has MB in his collection making me think there is some back story here.

#19 20 days ago

Just did not do it for me, play seemed kind of flat. Nice looking game and yes, the toys were cool, but I could not get the hype on the game.

Quoted from mrossman5:

I agree that MET Pro is the better choice, but I wouldn't go as far as saying MB is boring. It has a lot of cool interactive toys and different shots to shoot for. What do you find boring about it?

#20 20 days ago

Title doesn't say it all. What qualities are important to you? If you want a simple game anyone can get to the wizard mode to in less than a month with familiar characters it's #monsterbash by a mile. If you want a challenge with deep rules and modes you're not likely to see with a year of frequent play then #Metallica by a mile. Do you like campy humor and talking monsters or good callouts by members of Metallica? Do you want to have a great game and 4k in your bank account too? Metallica by a mile.

#21 20 days ago

Way too few people here. To really show which game is more popular. Both great games, both very different machines. The true way to win is own both but make the Metallica a Monsters.

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#22 20 days ago

Depends on what you want - MB is simple but it’s fun, and difficulty can be set higher than standard to make it more of a challenge

met has the benefit of the great music (if you’re into them) and more
Complex gameplay that comes with a later game

Personally, MB is a keeper IMO because it’s an obvious choice to get non-players in, and I love throwing down a couple quick games, but the theme is a huge Factor for Me

#23 20 days ago

I've had MB 10 years or so, and got MoPLE new in the box, but it'll go before MB does.

MB will be the last pin standing when the other 20 are gone.

#24 20 days ago

If price no issue MB. I had a blinged our Met prem for a year. I had MB about 8.

#25 20 days ago

Go with the Bash!

#26 20 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Depends on what you want - MB is simple but it’s fun, and difficulty can be set higher than standard to make it more of a challenge
met has the benefit of the great music (if you’re into them) and more
Complex gameplay that comes with a later game
Personally, MB is a keeper IMO because it’s an obvious choice to get non-players in, and I love throwing down a couple quick games, but the theme is a huge Factor for Me

Set my mb up as difficult as possible.... still was rather easy . Fun pin in a larger collection or for a few months in a smaller collection.

#28 20 days ago

I have more fun playing MET Pro than MB.

#29 20 days ago

Met pro...with color dmd. I like MB a lot, but Met for the win. Before any mod, buy a color dmd, really worth it!

#30 20 days ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

Wow, I'm surprised by the lack of any votes for Monster Bash.

Monster Bash is kind of boring and I have never seen it as worth the huge premium it commands in the market. But lots of other people love it!

#31 20 days ago

If money is not an issue, MB

#32 20 days ago

I like both, but I would lean toward MB.

#33 20 days ago

Made the decision, gonna chop roadshow and CFTBL for Met pro. So I downsize to MB, WH20 ans Metallica.

#34 20 days ago
Quoted from Gunske:

Made the decision, gonna chop roadshow and CFTBL for Met pro. So I downsize to MB, WH20 ans Metallica.

You got ripped off on this trade my friend. Roadshow and CFTBL together is worth way more than a met pro. Rs 3 to 3.4k and cftbl 4-5k(depending on condition)

#35 20 days ago
Quoted from Gunske:

Made the decision, gonna chop roadshow and CFTBL for Met pro. So I downsize to MB, WH20 ans Metallica.

WAY lopsided trade. CFTBL could go straight across for a Met pro. Roadshow and a little cash could go for a Met pro. You don't need to trade BOTH to get just one Met pro.

#36 20 days ago

Monster bash would have been my answer when I first got into this hobby but after playing both extensively, Metallica and rather eat too. Complexity, sound, effects, etc etc etc. No contest. That bash looks damn nice though.

#37 20 days ago

Just to be clear, in Europe we have other prices. For example I bought a couple of years ago all my machines for 5000€/USD (WH20, rs, cftbl, MB).

These days rs is like 2.5-3k, cftbl 2.7-3k and MB 7.5k for a decent one.

Therefore a Met pro is like 1:2 with some cash in the pocket.

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#38 6 days ago

Back on topic, best game, MB or Met pro

#39 6 days ago
Quoted from Gunske:

Back on topic, best game, MB or Met pro

MET Pro would be my vote.

#40 6 days ago

I prefer Monsterbash

#41 6 days ago
Quoted from Gunske:

Back on topic, best game, MB or Met pro

How many more opinions did you need?

#42 6 days ago

Monster Bash. I had a Met Prem but sold it to make space and help fund a MBr. I didn’t realize how important humor was to me until I had games in my home that lacked it.

#43 6 days ago

I had both and sold both after a few years. I would own Metallica again. MB... not so much. I'm a b/w fan, a horror fan, and I still think MB is an overrated game... It may be better if you have small children or if you like cheesy rock.

#44 6 days ago

Interested why MB is ranked #3 in top 100. I'm assuming the only way to become top 3 is due to the amazing awesome flow, rules, game play, feel, ect... Just curious why MET Prem is ranked lower since I'm seeing more love for MET on this thread.

#45 6 days ago

MB sure looks good when polished up/restored. I get bored playing it after a while but it's still a cool game. More of a collector game than player imo. MET may not have that classic B/W charm but is much more of a player with it's great rules. Someday I will probably sell my MET pro but it will not be for a while. Still really enjoy playing it. If you could combine the looks/theme of MB with the rules of MET that would be epic.

#46 4 days ago
Quoted from Oldschool84:

Interested why MB is ranked #3 in top 100. I'm assuming the only way to become top 3 is due to the amazing awesome flow, rules, game play, feel, ect... Just curious why MET Prem is ranked lower since I'm seeing more love for MET on this thread.

16 years head start?

#47 4 days ago

Met pro

#48 4 days ago

Met Pro, of course.

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