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(Topic ID: 195861)

New vs. Vintage - 2017 Edition


By NightMutilator

3 years ago



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“With the recent uptick in demand/top 100 shakeup for 80's SS machines (due in part to excellent games such as TNA coming to fruition), what's your current favorite?”

  • EM 5 votes
    6%
  • Early SS 23 votes
    26%
  • Late SS 10 votes
    11%
  • DMD 33 votes
    37%
  • Present Day 18 votes
    20%

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#1 3 years ago

Post pics/stories of your favorite games in your collection and let us know what makes them so great! What makes a certain era better than the others in your opinion?

#2 3 years ago

Well I'm playing DI the most because I just got it, but It's obviously not the best era with it being so new.
Right now my most played are SS. I don't have a ton of time to play with a 1 year old and I find I can crank out the most games with the likes of FG & Whirlwind. I'd probably play EMs just as much but they're too noisy

#3 3 years ago

Right now, AC/DC VE. Not just because it's the newest, but because it is amazing how it's kicking my ass. Great game. Second to that would be Team One (EM). Also a butt kicker.

#4 3 years ago

Having a love affair with system 11's right now since I picked up a F-14. It's my oldest in my collection but I love all my games that range from the early 90's to present day. My WOZ is still amazing to me. And I can't get enough of Whirlwind that's on location by me as well as Space Shuttle. Heck I just like them all.

#5 3 years ago

It's tough, with all the new games I have been loving the advances in technology, but there is still something to be said for greats like Cyclone, Gorgar and Mystery Castle. I love fast games that keep you on your toes. I think Total Nuclear Annihilation is gonna be quite the hit as it just mixes the right amount of every era into one brutal experience!

#6 3 years ago

Early SS is my vote. With all the cost involved in a restoration (especially if you're paying someone for the work), the costs will likely be in line with a remake. Just think... A game true to the original in look, but modern guts and ability for more advanced programming.

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#7 3 years ago

Now that's beautiful.

#8 3 years ago

I honestly can't seem to make up my mind.

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#9 3 years ago

Oh my. Very nice as well.

#10 3 years ago

I wonder, how many people gravitate to the era in which they "discovered" pinball? I am not talking about playing a few games, but when they got hooked. Sure, I love modern games. But there is something about the classic Bally's, Stern's and Williams' that just make me smile.
Also, I feel like I am in a slump with the new games coming out lately in that I am just not excited by very many of them. Right now the "newest" pin I would consider buying is Metallica, and that is not new. I don't count TNA as it isn't out yet.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from SealClubber:

I wonder, how many people gravitate to the era in which they "discovered" pinball?

Most

#12 3 years ago

I haven't played one of my B/W DMD pins in about a month. It's been all early 80's solid state machines for me. I have been in the process of gathering up parts for a EBD restore.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Early SS is my vote. With all the cost involved in a restoration (especially if you're paying someone for the work), the costs will likely be in line with a remake. Just think... A game true to the original in look, but modern guts and ability for more advanced programming.

That is nice!

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