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Countdown, El Dorado, Seawitch, Pinball Pool, Eight Ball Deluxe, Meteor... pretty much any early Stern Electronics or Gottlieb Sys 1, imo, will give you a good drop target game.
If you like drop targets you're likely looking at a good portion of late EMs and early SS where drop target banks are a primary feature.... 2001, Nine Ball, El Dorado, Sinbad/Eye of the Tiger all jump out at me.
If drop target banks are boring, look at games which use them in other interesting ways. Inline drops for bonuses Flash Gordon and Centaur, or for ball locks in Fathom. Ramp blockers in Space Shuttle, TX Sector, and GoT. Last but not least, mid playfield drops like Cactus Canyon and Defender.
Quoted from Redketchup:
Catacomb! 12 target and you should hit them to fill the bonus card. On top of that you need to synchronise your shot to light the right one.
+1 for the Toast. Other good one's. Stargazer (9), Seawitch (11), Mystic (9), Skateball (11), Dragon Fist (9 Perfectly placed). Just so many from the 80's. Even Barracora.
"Excalibur" has a total of 16 drops! I have one, it definitely gives that 'one more game' feeling.
Here's a good video of one in action:
I should have added Devil Riders (Zaccaria, 1984) to list.
Competitive to start the "Big Wheel".
Best pinball machine Italians ever made.
Eldorado is the best version of Target Alpha, Solar City, Lucky Strike, Canada Dry, Gold Strike
I believe, not yet mentioned as a great drop target machine, Stern Nine Ball - all drop target game.
Mustang LE/Boss Premium. The Shift "GEARS" drop targets are very important, & exciting with great sound effects! Also, after you complete modes, the "Caution Sign" drop targets are a blast! They pop up & down, they are timed with a growing value with each hit, really clever.
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