Which one do you choose Monster Bash LE remake or Munsters LE?
If I was speculating, it comes down to which do I think will hold more value when I am ready to get rid of it, or which one I am reasonably sure is going to remain in my collection for a lot longer time. I ordered a MBrLE after playing one at Expo. I don’t ever expect a top 10 pinball title to ever rotate out of my collection. $8.3K is gone, and if it were not for the fact my nephew is in my will to get all my pinball stuff when I die, they would be burying me in it. So now would I spend the $9K+ for the Munsters LE not knowing how it was rated, not ever played one, don’t have a clue on how valuable down the road they might be? No, I could not pull the trigger on that, so the MBrLE is kind of a no brainer, especially since I have played one and think it is better than the original with integrated RGB GI, integrated topper, armor, better sound, speaker lights, larger color display, etched lockdown, 2yr warranty. Munsters has a lot to offer a Munster lover, but Monster Bash has been giving pinball lovers the love for 20 years. Thats a pretty good track record to bet on.
no brainer. MBR LE for sure - Munsters is very poor needs a total code rethink but even then not a lot to hit!
Quoted from Bublehead:
Well obviously you have no opinion on a choice between MBrLE and Munsters LE but instead thought everyone wanted to know your opinion on my opinion? I am honored.
I don't as I haven't played either yet.
I don't need to play MBRLE to figure out if it's better than the original because of shiny lights and armor; that's rookie shit. I'll let you clean that mess up.
I have no idea but if I was considering these two I would be interested in either the Munsters pro or MBr ce.
thelaw, I respect that since you havent played them. My point wasn't so much all the shiny shit as much as it was the strength of the original title, the shiny bits are just part of the woohoo! factor for me, comparing my experiences over the years of playing OG MB to my play of the LE at Expo. I havent played a Munsters, and will not probably get to before all the LE’s sell out. I am certainly not going to be buying any pins sight unplayed. But I do expect, if I really want a Munsters LE in the future, they will come on the market in a couple of years if not sooner and I will get it then. If it turns into the next Addams Family would really surprise me.
Quoted from Bublehead:
I am certainly not going to be buying any pins sight unplayed.
For me that's more an LE thing. Really my answer to the question is neither, because I don't see any advantages to LEs from an maker.
Other than that, it's a rinse and repeat answer. You know 100% what you're getting with MB and Munsters is a mystery on how the software will develop.
Bought site unseen /early before; sometimes it works out sometimes it doesn't.
Also the OG has only made 4 posts and they'll all aboot MBRLE so I don't take it very seriously.
Haven't really looked cause I'll buy one used in a couple years but I thought all the MBLE's were sold. Retarded ass topic anyhow.
Agreed that MB looks better than it plays. Still love to own one. No interests in LE's or toppers, though. Pissing away money imo. MB classic edition with color upgrade and Munster pro is a better comparison, imo. Similar in price and features. I think I would lean towards Munsters but really need to play one first.
I am getting both. Sold my Iron Maiden Pro , Catacomb, Motordome and Grand Lizard to make room.
I was totally NO Go on Munsters but Stern gave me a sucker punch and I had no choice but spend spend spend.
What really sucks is I'm considering Deadpool Premium on top of all that. I've been playing the crap out of it up
at 1Up in Greenwood Village.
My personal opinion:
-The essence of "The Munsters" is in B&W, the LE should have been made 1/2 B&W and 1/2 color.
-No topper, this title deserved a nice one since the beginning.
-Side rails and lock down bar, I think that those should have match the legs.
-The golden inserts in that spider web... I don’t know, It is too much.
-Lower playfield I think it is a very nice touch.
-Disrespectful in certain way the change from 500 to 600 for the owners...(just keep the word for respect to the 500 owners).
-The topper of Monster Bash it is extremely nice.
-Code is ready, so no need to beg for updates or hear complaints about bugs for a year.
-That Electric Blue it looks incredible in my opinion(well done CGC)
I will try in March a Munsters Premium(Instant Classic Pinball just for the fact that is in B&W, that’s respect for the original tv show), and I hope that is a good game, otherwise I will buy blindfolded a MBR.
My LE is here. Unboxing tonight. Anxiety is real.. Real - Waiting until done with Email..
Stream it or take video of you playing it. Need more LE goodness.
I know munsters is a looker but to me nothing beats the look of a brand new monster bash. It's the definition of pinball
I just ordered MBR se. I'm kinda sour on the new Stern ride. just too early to bite on Deadpool or Munsters.
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