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Most beautiful machine ever!!


By hassanchop

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

If you had to choose only one machine based on the looks, which would it be?
Pf art, cabinet, lights, colors etc, all in the same equation.
Will add a poll when we have a few votes. (edit: will not add poll after all. Too manybeautifull machines to pick only from a 10 poll option)
My vote would be CV.

#2 5 years ago

CV is gorgeous. I also like IJ, TSPP, TOTAN, and TOM.

#3 5 years ago

I think the overall theme look would go to TOM. The art package for this game is absolutely outstanding.

#4 5 years ago

TOTAN...she is one sexy B
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#5 5 years ago

Paragon is really nice.

#6 5 years ago

When I think pretty, I immediately think TOM. Stern Viper and Bally Fathom are also top of my list.

#7 5 years ago

BBB - beautiful and cool

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#9 5 years ago

So many of the gottlieb 80's pins were awesome it's next to impossible to choose.

#10 5 years ago

TOTAN takes the crown in my little kingdom.

#11 5 years ago

Don' forget the solid states...

Xenon, Paragon, Centaur, Fathom

and also EMs

Atlantis, Slick Chick, North Star, Gigi

and of the newer ones

XMen Wolverine, Metallica Premium (Monster)

If i had to choose only one - puh... Fathom!

#12 5 years ago

Zaccaria made some awesome artwork for their pins. Farfalla is one of the best.

#13 5 years ago

I think mine would be the wood rail Hawaiian beauty.image-87.jpg

#14 5 years ago

CFTBL has a real beautiful playfield, light show and speaker panel

#15 5 years ago

BBB all the way... especially under a black light!

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

So many of the gottlieb 80's pins were awesome it's next to impossible to choose.

You'r right. Let's make it about the most famous ones then

#18 5 years ago

CV is so well done. I immediately thought of it when I read the thread title.

#19 5 years ago

That's a tough one. I vote a three way tie of early Ballys: Paragon, Fathom, and Mata Hari. The backglasses alone on these are tremendous.

#22 5 years ago

How can you choose? So many GORGEOUS EM's for their times. May need a separate category just for them. Some of those mirrored backglasses are beautiful beyond words. All you can do is look, kind of like an amazing painting. TOTAN is way up there for sure. With it's PF, back glass and cabinet artwork...very nice.

I also have to admit that I love WOZLE as well. The LCD display, the clear coated cab. The PF and my word the lighting. What a light show. Probably my #1.

#25 5 years ago

Luci!

#26 5 years ago

It’s hard to compare machines of different eras. I think the playfield and backglass artwork on the 80s Bally machines is hands down the most intricate and impressive. However, the cabinet art on the WPC machines is much more elaborate than earlier pins. I think JPop’s machines are the most attractive WPC/WPC95 titles, but I don’t think the playfields are as impressive as say Fathom or Centaur. It would be interesting to see how people vote in a poll.

For me (considering the complete art package):

80s – Fathom
90s – TOTAN

#27 5 years ago

Luci, IJ4, Medusa, TOTAN,CV and of course Centaur for the win.

#28 5 years ago

The Matrix has to be the nicest game I have ever seen or played so far.

#29 5 years ago

one of my favorites is silverball mania, can't believe it wasn't mentioned before. on TOTAN i think the cabinet and backglass are great, but the playfield is just average.

so i guess i am basing my rating off of playfield and backglass. so many ways to look at this.

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballMikeD:

It’s hard to compare machines of different eras. I think the playfield and backglass artwork on the 80s Bally machines is hands down the most intricate and impressive. However, the cabinet art on the WPC machines is much more elaborate than earlier pins. I think JPop’s machines are the most attractive WPC/WPC95 titles, but I don’t think the playfields are as impressive as say Fathom or Centaur. It would be interesting to see how people vote in a poll.
For me (considering the complete art package):
80s – Fathom
90s – TOTAN

I was thinking the same thing (hard to compare from different eras) and like your 2 pics as well

Modern machines have so much more going on (ramps, toys, gadgets, etc.). That's one of the reasons TOTAN is so impressive...the cabinet, PF, ramps, toys, skill shot all contribute to the "art".

#31 5 years ago

For the older games I'd vote for Old Chicago. It's got a classic, timeless style to the art package (don't really know how well it plays). For the newer games I'd have to go for Theatre of Magic. The cabinet art on that one is just amazing. My art reviewing credentials will be questioned however when I reveal that I also like the art on Spanish Eyes...

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#32 5 years ago

So many great art packages.

C37, Genie, Circus, Sinbad, Fathom, Black Hole, Sing Along, North Star, IJ, CFTBL, TOTAN, Amazing Spiderman, Incredible Hulk.

If I had to pick the best era for art: early SS Gottlieb- followed close by early SS Bally.

If I had to pick a favorite machine: Genie.

#33 5 years ago

For me, nothing looks better than BBB. It is awesome from every angle. When I owned it, I thought "If this played as well as it looks, it would be the best machine EVER". It doesn't play badly, it's just not spectacular.

I'd put WOZ at a close 2nd. It's just amazing.

#34 5 years ago

I vote for Raven.

..... sorry meant CV & Predator

#36 5 years ago

Luci? Most beautiful machine ever?

I LOVE my ACDC- don't get me wrong, but the Luci version really takes ACDC from "BAD" to "OK" when it comes to artwork.... it is for sure the weakest link on an otherwise PERFECT pinball machine.

If they had redone the Photoshopped playfield, I'd almost agree with you though...

#37 5 years ago

It IS hard to choose just one, but here are my favorites:
WOZ - unbelievably beautiful images and colors
IJ - bright vibrant colors (when the dreaded fade hasn't happened)
Bally Playboy - captures the spirit of the magazine and its most popular era beautifully, and the girls are great to look at
And, of course...
Elvis - great use of colors and artwork by Jerry Vanderstelt. If you are an Elvis fan, you will realize that the attention to detail regarding his life and career are incredible.
Last, but not least...
LOTR - more great artwork by Jerry Vanderstelt. It is so good that it makes up for the heavily pixelated style of the Sterns of that era

#38 5 years ago

I like Luci as drawn. Additionally its the combination of playfield and lighting. Acdc just lights up beautiful . I am in awe every time I play and that's often.

#39 5 years ago

WOZ - most beautiful machine to look at overall
LOTR - beautiful PF, but don't look at the cabinet!
TOM - beautiful cabinet, but don't look at the PF!
TSPP - beautiful everything...but only if you're into the The Simpsons and cartoons in general

#41 5 years ago

Star Gazer

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#42 5 years ago

Paragon and Genie seconded

#43 5 years ago

Centaur.

CV? It looks like somebody ate one bag of every variety of skittles and then threw up all over the machine.

#45 5 years ago

hmmm...... looks like TOTAN is the winner so far..
I don't even know which ones should I put on the poll

#46 5 years ago

BBB then WOZECLE

#47 5 years ago

TOTAN. The most beautiful, best sounding game that breaks my heart every time it kills me.

#48 5 years ago

Fathom, MB, MM, Stargazer

#50 5 years ago

TOTAN
BBB
TOM
MEDUSA
FarFalla
WOZ
CV

All eye catching marvels!

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