(Topic ID: 196453)

Most fun non-deep game?


By Rdoyle1978

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 87 posts
  • 68 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by FatPanda
  • Topic is favorited by 2 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

One image has been uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

bud (resized).jpg

There are 87 posts in this topic. You are on page 2 of 2.
#51 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

Another vote for Fish Tales and I would add Spiderman.

SM isn't deep? Disagree, big time.

To answer the question: IM and FT for the win.

#52 1 year ago
Quoted from Pimp77:

SM isn't deep? Disagree, big time.

I think SM was said in that you can pick up and play (know what shots to hit etc..) so it's easy to explain to someone. I agree the timed modes and the shot multipliers are more complex but you can ignore them if you are a novice player and still have fun with the villain shots.

#53 1 year ago

T2. Shoot the skull, shoot the targets, repeat.

#54 1 year ago
Quoted from Axl:

Gilligans island, super easy rules, but what a blast to play!

Gilligan's Island was the first game I encountered in a private home, which opened my eyes to the fact that one could actually own your own pinball machine. It quickly went downhill from there, at a 6,5 degree slope.

#55 1 year ago

BBH, FT, & IM are all great shooter's with simple rules

#57 1 year ago

The tales of fish.

#58 1 year ago

Another vote for Scared Stiff here...

#59 1 year ago
#60 1 year ago

Ditto...miss my Fish Tales, it was a whopper!

#61 1 year ago

TNA sure looks like it would work for you.

I haven't played it personally, but it looks awesome.

Simple and modern too. Debating putting a deposit on one myself.

#62 1 year ago

Not sure this fits the "modern" criteria, but I think Pinbot is a really fun game for someone with no pinball experience to walk up to and enjoy. Bash the center targets and load the eyes for multiball, plus it has great music.

#63 1 year ago

Tron, IM, BSD, and Taxi. My four favorite "shallow" games.

#64 1 year ago

I don't find Aerosmith terribly deep but I do find it very fun and incredible addictive.

#65 1 year ago

Taxi for the win
Iron Man for a close runner-up
Tron gets honorable mention
Others in the hunt: Diner, MB, TOM

#66 1 year ago

So many to list! For me:

Tx-Sector, Whirlwind, Taxi, and Robo-War all come to mind first.

#68 1 year ago

Wow. Where the he'll are the votes for Doctor Who? This is outrageous.

#69 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

It was not designed with them, that was not the designers intent, nor does he have them on his personal machine.
But we'll have to keep having this discussion.

Tell us more...

#70 1 year ago

They designed the game normally and near the end French (oui oui) Importers wanted shorter ball times on games. THey talked Williams in to using the lightening flipper and Mark Ritchie thought it would be OK but it did in fact change the game more than her thought. He didn't really like it and he keeps normal flippers on his machine.

As heard on TOP podcast. Sorry can;t get to the files form worky.

#71 1 year ago

I'm going to agree with Getaway. Great simple game. Iron Man for second place.

#72 1 year ago

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

#73 1 year ago

HS
WW
FT
IM
TAXI

#75 1 year ago

Bsd, ft , hs2 come to mind.

#76 1 year ago

AFM - easy to understand and streamlined rules make this the gold standard.

BSD- Stack and start 3 multiballs for 30 Mil per shot.

Centaur - Hit drop targets, build multiplier and start multiballs - pure fun.

Getaway - run 3 red lights and hit the super jackpot. Feed balls into the super charger and watch them spin around before starting multiball.

TNA - game should fit this bill, we'll see.

#77 1 year ago

Thanks for all the suggestions - it's a great reminder how many awesome games are out there!

#78 1 year ago

Corvette, fishtales, nascar and getaway to name a few

#79 1 year ago

Getaway yes, Fish Tales yes, but no love for T2 on this list? C'moooooooon.....

#80 1 year ago
Quoted from jorant:

Wow. Where the he'll are the votes for Doctor Who? This is outrageous.

My favorite game, but I don't think the rule set is shallow. Choose a doctor for different scoring / mode options and gameplay strategy, rescue more doctors to change your strategy, Multiball is locked 5 layers deep in shots (hit the target to light locks, lock the balls, knock out the dalek armor, hit the spinner, THEN multiball), vid mode is integrated into game success strategy, as are successive loops and loop combos.

#81 1 year ago
Quoted from EvanDickson:

My favorite game, but I don't think the rule set is shallow. Choose a doctor for different scoring / mode options and gameplay strategy, rescue more doctors to change your strategy, Multiball is locked 5 layers deep in shots (hit the target to light locks, lock the balls, knock out the dalek armor, hit the spinner, THEN multiball), vid mode is integrated into game success strategy, as are successive loops and loop combos.

Spinner?

My vote goes for getaway. Iron man is another great choice.

#82 1 year ago

For me this would be FT, BSD or Getaway. All easy to understand and have this unique replay factor.

#83 1 year ago
Quoted from Slim64:

Spinner?
My vote goes for getaway. Iron man is another great choice.

Erm, I guess gates more than spinners, hidden underground. After locking 2 balls, the mini pf rises, revealing dalek armor. After 15 hits on the armor, the mini pf rises again, revealing 3 gates over scoops. It's the coolest mini pf I've ever seen, really fun.

#84 1 year ago
Quoted from EvanDickson:

Erm, I guess gates more than spinners, hidden underground. After locking 2 balls, the mini pf rises, revealing dalek armor. After 15 hits on the armor, the mini pf rises again, revealing 3 gates over scoops. It's the coolest mini pf I've ever seen, really fun.

He speaks the truth. love DW, although I disagree the play isn't shallow. The main focus of the game is getting multiball and defeating the Daleks/Davros. Very much like AFM, where the main focus is straight up the middle. It is a lot of steps to get to MB, but it's still fairly similar to the steps needed in AFM. The mini PF is a MILLION times cooler, though. No, I am not arguing DW is a superior game, just that it's got a lot of awesome similarities.

#85 1 year ago

I'm sayin' Getaway. Especially a nice clean one with a color DMD and a freshly waxed playfield. Wooooooooo!

1 month later
#86 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

They designed the game normally and near the end French (oui oui) Importers wanted shorter ball times on games. THey talked Williams in to using the lightening flipper and Mark Ritchie thought it would be OK but it did in fact change the game more than her thought. He didn't really like it and he keeps normal flippers on his machine.
As heard on TOP podcast. Sorry can;t get to the files form worky.

Very interesting! I listened to the TOP podcast... I will change out my flippers to see how it changes the game. Thanks.

#87 1 year ago

TNA fits this "non-deep fun game" category to a T. Simple objective, but difficult to attain. Can't wait to get mine!

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 29.99
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 9,000.00
From: $ 9.99
From: $ 42.00
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
ModFather Pinball Mods
$ 76.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Super Skill Shot Shop
$ 299.00
Lighting - Interactive
...redshiftLED
$ 69.99
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 45.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
£ 37.00
Lighting - Led
PinballToys
$ 999.00
Flipper Parts
Mircoplayfields
From: $ 5.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 27.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
From: $ 24.00
$ 34.95
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
pinballmod
$ 39.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 7,499.00
Pinball Machine
Star Wars Premium Out of stock
Operation Pinball
$ 2.00
Playfield - Decals
Doc's Pinball Shop
From: $ 35.00
Boards
PCB Emporium
$ 6,995.00
Pinball Machine
Great American Pinball
$ 239.99
Lighting - Led
PinballBulbs
From: $ 19.50
Apparel - Unisex
ArcadeMade
$ 20.00
Electronics
Yorktown Parts and Equip
$ 24.50
There are 87 posts in this topic. You are on page 2 of 2.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside