Outstanding job guys - thanks so much!
Haven't made it through the whole thing yet, but I'm guessing you guys haven't played a standard yet.
The one worrying thing they said, and they said it with a tinge of criticism:
Plays like a JJP.
Translation: slow and floaty?
Quoted from Yelobird:
Trust me this game is Anything but slow or floaty. In their video they were describing the flipper feel not the game speed.
That’s good news. It looks really cool. I’m with them on JJP flipper feel. I really wish they could make them feel better, crisper and more responsive. Not sure how they could do that, but wish they would work on it.
Nice review on TBL. Just remember, that’s like your opinions man!
FYI, the TBL community is strong in supporting this machine. Spare harddrives and motherboards I have been selling plus a number of mods! (Including the spare parts for the machine you bought from Dan in WI). rensh and sd_tom have been great in supporting.
I have owned a lot of the latest Stern LEs which are great and you can tell they are high volume manufacturer- but that theme integration on TBL is awesome, toys are great too. Hopefully the code bump promised by end of the year comes true (Barry needs to shell out some cash to Koen for a healthy code update). Add to code and fix a few machine bugs.
This will put a great machine into the top 10 - in like my opinion dudes.
I THINK their review was fairly spot-on. The weird thing was how their score-weighting caused TBL to rank below lesser games (IMHO). If the review score is a measure of desirability, I'd bet their own 'This or That' segment would show that the final game scoring hasn't aged well or something.
Ok Zach rate these best days of your life for me. The day you got married, the day you became a distributor, and the day you revealed a topper company to the world. It’s good to be you my man. Keep up the good work!
The Pinball Show Episode 40: Get It Off Your Chest
Hosts: Zach Meny & Greg Bone
- Greg Bone's Stroll Down TPN Memory Lane
- deeproot Subscriptions
- Changes To Mirco Playfield Process
- GNRs Shipping Overseas
- Code Updates For Stranger Things, Avengers: Infinity Quest, & Black Knight
- Pinball Market Trends™️ NOW ENHANCED WITH LAUGH TRACK!
- Deals Of The Week
- Deals Of The WTF?!
- Collectible Props Market Trends
- SEGMENT: For Fuck's Sake Zach...
- Why Nicole Meny Is The Greatest
- Greg Bone's Motivational Message To Pinball
- TPN Last Week
- TPN This Week
Nice episode Cary! You are brave. I have not done a full tear-down rebuild like this. Very impressive. I bought a hardtop and hope to install it in my SoF some day.
I disagree.. Stranger Things should be #1 Lol. Great video. Will have to check out a couple of those you mentioned.
I liked the video but wish the list didn’t have games that were just released in the past couple years as underrated since they are so new. I liked seeing Radical on there and would have been more interested in seeing what games made the list that have some age to them.
I enjoyed this video but what it really did was get me excited for your most overrated game list. You guys play off each other so well I can’t wait!
Why every time when you say GnR doesn’t play great you say Sorry?
Agree on both though I feel many are coming around to SW now. Its not a game you can rate after playing 5-10 times. I disliked it on location but then bought one and love it. So deep
Pretty similar in that they were bitched and moaned about for a year or two until people played them enough to get whats going on.
Both are top five all time for me as far as fast hard games go.
My general metric for underrated is, "Have I bought it for $750 before?"
Shadow was firmly in that class until I made the mistake of making the shadow plastics superset and everyone was able to replace formerly unobtanium plastics cheaply all at once. It never went below $1500 from that point on.
Actually, it would take a while to experience them all to do it, but you should do a top 10 midnight madness modes. Pretty sure Munsters would be the best MM version, but there are a number of good ones out there. You'd have to roll Star Wars back to the one version that had it to see that one though...
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