(Topic ID: 211159)

Night Rider or Evel Knievel?

By Mercury

6 years ago

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“Night Rider or Evel Knievel?”

  • Night Rider 8 votes
  • Evel Knievel 25 votes

(33 votes)

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#1 6 years ago

Both these titles have similar play fields..I know the art is great on EK and

is a more collectable and expensive table. All else being equal which is the better pin?

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#2 6 years ago


#3 6 years ago

I vote evil knievel.

#4 6 years ago


#5 6 years ago

EK and not even close.

#6 6 years ago

I like Night Rider better, there I said it.

#7 6 years ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

I like Night Rider better, there I said it.

Ok there's the one, close the thread now

#8 6 years ago

Both are great.

#9 6 years ago

I'd love to have both but prefer Night Rider based on gameplay. Similar layouts but Night Rider has more drop targets.

#10 6 years ago


#11 6 years ago

Hi Mercury
You show pictures in Your post-1 --- Night Rider is an EM - Evel Knievel is an SS-Pin. I am an EM-guy --- I can fix EMs - I cannot fix SS-Pins. Yes, I do have some Gottlieb-System-1 SS-Pins in my "collection" because I have played them in my youth (Well, I am an nostalgic - not an collector) - I'd prefer to have the EMs - could not buy - so I bought me the SS-Pins AND: http://www.flippp.fr/index.php?lg=en to "boards" here http://www.flippp.fr/boards.php and the PI-1-X4: http://www.flippp.fr/pi1x4.php --- I bought and put-in and the pins run. Greetings Rolf

#12 6 years ago

Ek by far. Followed by Mata Hari.


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#13 6 years ago

EK by a mile. EK is so much more interesting. I'm always bored playing Night Rider. But EK just has something special.

#14 6 years ago

EK has better rules and scoring.

#15 6 years ago

Night Rider by a long shot!

#16 6 years ago

Thanks for all the replies..For 2 tables with such similar play fields

it's interesting the strong feelings for either or.

#17 6 years ago

I didn't know the rule sheet was so different on EK than Night Rider...How different?

#18 6 years ago

Night rider stinks. Why don’t those spinners light for 1,000?

EK all the way

#19 6 years ago

EK by far! I could stare at the lower plastics all day long!!!!!!! Oh wait this is a pinball machine

#20 6 years ago

Looks like its EK all the way...I do find it peculiar though that Night Rider is listed

on the best per manufacturer list under Bally and yet no EK???

#22 6 years ago

Definitely EK

#23 6 years ago

Since they where both built as em and ss models I'll go for night rider is the better em model and evel knievel wins the ss model

#25 6 years ago

EK all the way!

#26 6 years ago

EK by a country mile

#27 6 years ago

EK for theme. EK for artwork. EK for gameplay. EK for spinner scoring.

Quoted from Pinslot:

EK by a country mile

Since I'm from Canada: EK by a country kilometre.

#28 6 years ago

There is a reason EK SS's sell for about double the price of a SS Night Rider even though the production figures are doubled in the opposite direction. About 7000 for NR & 14,000 for EK.

Faris did the art on both games, but EK is worlds ahead IMO in the art dept. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy playing my NR, but EK is very high on my wish list for a reason (just haven't found right one, at right location, at right price YET)

I do like the game play on my NR better than most of my early SS Ballys, except maybe SuperSonic.

#29 6 years ago

Mine just needs some minor PF touch ups & a good clear job, as well as a cabinet re-paint, which I'll get to someday this year. I am surprised CPR etc has never repo'd the plastics. If you add up the EM & SS #'s there were over 11,000 produced, & strange to see a pretty popular Bally with no repo plastics these days, no overlays, no talk of hardtops, or CPR PFs. I don't think NR gets much love.

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#30 6 years ago

Id love to own both! My Uncle has a Night Rider and we play the hell out of it when i go to visit him and it never gets old.

#31 6 years ago

My vote is EK.

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