(Topic ID: 239980)

Next pin to route?

By VolunteerPin

7 months ago

Topic Stats

  • 13 posts
  • 12 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 months ago by Okarcades
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider


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Topic poll

“Which one to route next?”

  • GBLE 14 votes
  • Metallica Pro 8 votes
  • DILE 5 votes
  • STLE 2 votes
  • WOZ 9 votes
  • BM66 12 votes

(Multiple choice - 50 votes by 47 Pinsiders)

#1 7 months ago

I've got a few pins on route at Token Game Tavern in Knoxville. Best place to play pinball in my area by far. I currently have GoT Pro, MMr-LE, AFMr-LE, SMVE, and a new MBr-LE. GoT and MMr starting to dog it in earnings a little. MMr been my worst earner the last few months and I'm thinking about changing it out. I have at home Metallica, DILE, and GBLE as contenders to put over there. I also have access to a Star Trek LE, BM66, or WOZ that I could purchase and put in.

Token is a very family friendly place. Overall, I think theme is very important there and it seems to me that slightly easier games do better. I had TNA and TWD over there before and neither did well at all and were pulled after only a few months.

I'm currently leaning towards putting in GBLE because of theme. Obviously, that game is in your face hard but theme is perfect for the location. The other 3 I mentioned that I have access to I could see possibly working there, especially either Star Trek or BM66. Would be nice to just use something I own but that is not an absolute necessity. Downside is I'd have to buy a game.

Iron Maiden and AC/DC are already there so not sure if another music pin would be a win or not.

Just curious to hear some thoughts by others who route some pins.

#2 7 months ago

Star Wars pro would be a great one to add, but out of the ones you listed, WOZ.

#3 7 months ago

Ghostbusters will earn at your location. Kids love that game.

#4 7 months ago

Star Wars and Ghostbusters do great

#5 7 months ago

I think GB would well in a family environment like you described.

#6 7 months ago

Selfishly, I'd love to see batman 66, but I don't know if that would be your best earner considering I played TNA and TWD a ton when they were on location. You're right about Token being the best place in our area to play pinball.

#7 7 months ago

Already a SW Pro at that location. Leaning towards the GBLE. Now just to find the time to switch them out.

#8 7 months ago

Tough choices. I’d imagine WOZ and DI with their family friendly theme and large screens would be a huge draw, but maintenance would likely be higher given all the mechs.

SW is a pretty tough location game I’d think given how hard the game is to understand. Great theme, but very hard to walk up to casually and play.

I’d choose Metallica, BM or ST and if I had to pick from those 3, it would be Met, 2nd to BM.

#9 7 months ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Ghostbusters will earn at your location. Kids love that game.

Agree. GB. Star Wars and DP also. All winners.

#10 7 months ago

Batman 66 and Ghost busters usually draw people in.

#11 7 months ago

South park?

#12 7 months ago

GBLE or BM66 for a family friendly location

#13 7 months ago

I have most of those games and location. My mmr earnings have also dropped. Out of your list that you have I would easily say that Metallica Pro ranks near the top for earning.

3 reasons it earns well consistently.
1. Simple rules for beginners. Shoot the middle and get multiball and points
2. Deep rule set for more experienced players
3. Most people love Metallica and will drop coin just for the experience.

Those 3 things make it a well rounded game that earns great.

That being said it would be one of the last games in my house haha!

Any game that involves shoot the toy get the points typically earns well. Afm, mmr, Stern Star Trek and Metallica.

Top consistant earn for me is addams family.

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