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Most barren playfield

By joshvandam

5 days ago


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    #1 5 days ago

    What game has the most barren open playfield?

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    #2 5 days ago
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    #3 5 days ago

    ^^^This is the correct answer, you can now close the thread.

    #4 5 days ago
    Quoted from CoachBacca:

    ^^^This is the correct answer, you can now close the thread.

    What if we modify it to say "Comparatively for it's era..."?

    #5 5 days ago

    Orbiter... took me forever to figure that out. With the glare and the lettering I thought it was Dr. Bitbat

    #6 5 days ago

    For standard designed machines I would go with Bally Air Aces.

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    #7 5 days ago

    Derby Day comes to mind

    #8 5 days ago

    This one ?

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    #9 5 days ago
    Quoted from Bandit78:

    For standard designed machines I would go with Bally Air Aces.[quoted image]

    I’d take one of those over Toledo, looks similar except for stand ups instead of drop targets

    #10 5 days ago

    AFM or LZ. Both are pretty much empty playfields. Looks like they were made with left over pieces from a box.

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    #11 5 days ago

    Beatles?

    #12 5 days ago

    Zodiac (Williams, 1971)

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    #13 5 days ago

    Orbitor 1 da goat

    #14 5 days ago
    Quoted from eman4277:

    Orbiter... took me forever to figure that out. With the glare and the lettering I thought it was Dr. Bitbat

    Yeah I've never really liked Dr. Bitbat myself, it feels more like a novelty game. The sparse playfield and weird ball flow get old.

    #15 5 days ago

    Darling.

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    #16 5 days ago
    Quoted from eman4277:

    Orbiter... took me forever to figure that out. With the glare and the lettering I thought it was Dr. Bitbat

    Quoted from jgreene:

    Yeah I've never really liked Dr. Bitbat myself, it feels more like a novelty game. The sparse playfield and weird ball flow get old.

    What in the hell?

    #17 5 days ago
    Quoted from DropGems:

    Orbitor 1 da goat

    Orbiter has drop targets and a spinner at least.

    Darling? Like shoot the newton ball setup is pretty much it. It's like Williams had some contest for the most barren playfield they could come up with.

    #18 5 days ago

    Baby Pac-Man

    #19 5 days ago

    Bally Lost World

    #20 5 days ago

    That didn't take long to figure out

    #21 5 days ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    AFM or LZ. Both are pretty much empty playfields. Looks like they were made with left over pieces from a box.

    LZ has 4 ramps, 3 flippers, 2 saucers en 4 banks of targets that's not very empty

    #22 5 days ago

    Bally Ro Go

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    #23 5 days ago

    I think Chicago Coin's "Hi-Score Pool" wins, sorry guys. Aside from a couple of rollover buttons, there is absolutely nothing on the playfield above the flippers. The entire game is just rollunder gates below lighted pool balls.

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    #24 4 days ago
    Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

    I think Chicago Coin's "Hi-Score Pool" wins, sorry guys. Aside from a couple of rollover buttons, there is absolutely nothing on the playfield above the flippers. The entire game is just rollunder gates below lighted pool balls.
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    Its a novelty game like pitch and bats though.

    #25 4 days ago
    Quoted from SonicZone:

    Zodiac (Williams, 1971)
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    zodiac wins. I've played this many times. it's fun , but big open space. it's like a pitch and bat field. Orbitor 1 has more on it, than zodiac

    #26 4 days ago

    Dr. Bitbat is my new favorite pinball name!

    #27 4 days ago

    Led Zeppelin white wood

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    #28 4 days ago
    Quoted from SonicZone:

    Zodiac (Williams, 1971)
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    Zodiac looks near identical to 4 Aces, which I have.
    Interesting! Upon closer inspection, I see that Zodiac moved the flippers even further down. Weird choice, playfield does have a lot less going on

    #29 4 days ago

    Rogo actually has quite a few switches all along the two lanes outside the horseshoe. It's quite a neat effect, since some of the shots are to try to bank up these lanes, lots of 10pt hits is cool. Bonus collect kickback, Extra balls, Massive bonus totals, kickouts, controlled gates.

    You may not like it, but it's not barren.

    #30 4 days ago

    https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/bank-a-ball

    1950 Bank-a-ball. One of my favourites actually.. but if you are looking for a wide open barren playfield, it's the perfect theme implementation

    #31 4 days ago

    Bally 1936 'Pockets'. Beautiful game but extremely boring. I do not miss it. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1834

    #32 4 days ago

    Gottlieb’s Strikes and Spares:

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    #33 4 days ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    Dr. Bitbat is my new favorite pinball name!

    I agree with this. It is so underrated. Gets no love at all

    #34 4 days ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    Dr. Bitbat is my new favorite pinball name!

    It's hard to unsee..lol.

    #35 4 days ago

    The Jetsons comes to mind, but I enjoyed playing it a few years back and TPF.

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    #37 4 days ago

    Gottlieb "Extra Inning" is pretty sparse.

    #38 4 days ago

    I was going to say Orbitor 1 after reading the title. Then saw the first post. Thread complete.

    #39 4 days ago

    The problem with Orbitor 1 is that the entire playfield is a "device" (a thing which affects the ball's movement) and as such one could assert that 100% of the pf is "populated"!!!

    #40 4 days ago

    The greatest game of all time

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    #41 4 days ago

    Stern Star Wars was a barren disappointment. Such a wasted license.

    #42 3 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    The problem with Orbitor 1 is that the entire playfield is a "device" (a thing which affects the ball's movement) and as such one could assert that 100% of the pf is "populated"!!!

    agreed. Orbitor 1 never feels empty when playing it. I've had mine for 15 years. Only sold it, when I bought a better one to replace it with.

    #43 2 days ago
    Quoted from Bandit78:

    For standard designed machines I would go with Bally Air Aces.[quoted image]

    Really fun game though!

    #44 2 days ago
    Quoted from ecmurrayf1:

    Stern Star Wars was a barren disappointment. Such a wasted license.

    It is a pretty basic layout, but really fun gameplay.

    #45 2 days ago

    Williams Pat Hand and Satin Doll

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