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By Pratto

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I am new to this site and just started playing
    I have Lethal Weapon 3 and am learning how to work on it. I am looking for a second machine. Maybe car themed that my grandkids will enjoy. Looking for High Speed and or suggestions.
    Suggestions $2500ish

    #2 1 year ago

    Indianapolis 500 of you can find one. One of the best of the car themed pins.

    #3 1 year ago

    Welcome to pin side

    #4 1 year ago

    Welcome! High Speed 2 The Getaway is a great choice for your second pin. The supercharger where the ball whips around is a hit with kids and folks of all ages. With $2500 you are in the ballpark.

    LW3 (you have to learn Pinball abbreviations here on Pinside) is a fun game. Doesn’t get much street cred around here though.

    Good luck in the hunt!

    #5 1 year ago

    Getaway is a slam dunk. Great game for the dough.
    Corvette is not that good imo.
    Mustang is a newer title. It’s fun but not a keeper for me.
    Indy 500 is a really good game.

    #6 1 year ago

    How about a little love for the original HS?

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:

    Indianapolis 500 of you can find one. One of the best of the car themed pins.

    Fun on location, but really shallow. I always wanted one (it's pretty rare), but kind of glad that never happened.

    There aren't a lot of really good car-themed pins. Maybe the Hot Wheels one supposedly coming from American Pinball will be good?

    #8 1 year ago

    I 2nd HS & HSII. I really enjoy Indy too, but the call outs get old quick.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pratto:

    I am new to this site and just started playing
    I have Lethal Weapon 3 and am learning how to work on it. I am looking for a second machine. Maybe car themed that my grandkids will enjoy. Looking for High Speed and or suggestions.
    Suggestions $2500ish

    Welcome to pinside!

    What city/state are you located in?

    I suggest looking at Williams system 11 pins (pinbot, diner, earthquakes, etc.)
    Last action hero or demolition man are nice dmd pins.
    I like early solid state pins as well. Eight ball deluxe, paragon, meteor, flash Gordon, etc.

    You can look at the pinside top 100 to get ideas of what pins people like and how much they cost.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:

    Indianapolis 500 of you can find one. One of the best of the car themed pins.

    This is the correct answer, but you will not find one for $2500.

    One of the best games kids and adults both like that is very affordable is World Cup Soccer 94. If you are not set on a car theme, check that one out.

    #11 1 year ago

    Dirty Harry is a excellent pinball machine...typically sells for between $2700-$3000.

    #12 1 year ago

    If you like electro-mechinical (think bells and chimes) I would suggest Grand Prix. High Speed is also a fantastic game.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from OldSchoolBlood:

    One of the best games kids and adults both like that is very affordable is World Cup Soccer 94. If you are not set on a car theme, check that one out.

    This right here. If we're talking grand kids, they're gonna love shooting goals in WCS, and it can be had for 2500 or so. This is my vote

    #14 1 year ago

    Welcome Pratto! The getaway with the super charger is lots of fun. Have to play it whenever I see it at a show. Daditude had a great suggestion of checking the top 100 if you're not dead set on a car theme. Watch some youtube of the titles that interest you and you might find yourself looking at a total different pin.

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from MEuRaH:

    This right here. If we're talking grand kids, they're gonna love shooting goals in WCS, and it can be had for 2500 or so. This is my vote

    Agreed. WCS was a huge hit with the kiddos when I had one. I bet Striker Xtreme would’ve done equally as well with them (locally for sale in the sub-$2500 range) but as a player I really enjoyed WCS too.

    Batman Forever is another one that clicked with the kids.

    #16 1 year ago

    Welcome!

    My kids and the rest of the neighborhood love my Roller Coaster Tycoon (RCT). Lots of ramps and easy mulitiball, perfect for kids. $2500 might still be possible with all the new stuff coming out.

    #17 1 year ago

    Victory

    #18 1 year ago

    welcome. Look at your system 11 games especially high speed if you like car themed.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    There aren't a lot of really good car-themed pins.

    This drives me crazy...Mustang is a great car themed game. Unique layout, balanced and creative ruleset (drag race, drift mode, etc), amazing dots, callouts by Tanner Foust. Whether you like the car is preference, but it’s a REALLY good car-themed pin.

    #20 1 year ago

    Rfm is good game to get kids involved. Video screen fits kids well and I think it's a fun game for all

    #21 1 year ago

    Twin Win is an EM machine where the two players try to beat each other around a race track.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    This drives me crazy...Mustang is a great car themed game. Unique layout, balanced and creative ruleset (drag race, drift mode, etc), amazing dots, callouts by Tanner Foust. Whether you like the car is preference, but it’s a REALLY good car-themed pin.

    If you say so. Maybe only the pro sucks, but I did not like it.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    This drives me crazy...Mustang is a great car themed game. Unique layout, balanced and creative ruleset (drag race, drift mode, etc), amazing dots, callouts by Tanner Foust. Whether you like the car is preference, but it’s a REALLY good car-themed pin.

    He has a budget of $2500 and a Mustang Pro will run $4000

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Twin Win is an EM machine where the two players try to beat each other around a race track.

    If looking at EMs also look at Pit Stop in addition to Grand Prix already mentioned

    #25 1 year ago

    Nitro ground shaker is another option

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    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    He has a budget of $2500 and a Mustang Pro will run $4000

    Correct. Not in his budget, but I was responding to the comment “ There aren't a lot of really good car-themed pins.”

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