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No Fear or NBA Fastbreak?


By RampShot11

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Hi Guys,
I am picking up 1 of these 2 titles this weekend. They are both in good shape fully functional. Also both around the same price. I was wondering what pinsiders would go with between them. Thanks.

#2 4 years ago

NBA FB all day, every day. It's got a great flow, and the scoring system is interesting. Plus, you have Larry Kitzrow calling all of the shots.

No Fear isn't a bad game, but it's not one of Ritchie's best. The shots are all a bit too tight, and the scoring is unbalanced.

#3 4 years ago

Haven't played NBA FB, but have logged some time with No Fear. It was "OK" but not amazing. Lots of ramps, good flow. I love basketball and would snag NBA over No Fear just for theme alone. Would love a chance to spend some time with it.

#4 4 years ago

no fear hands down. nba fastbreak is a good two person game.

#5 4 years ago

No fear all the way. Having said that I have never played nba so maybe not the best person to give advise.

#6 4 years ago

no fear by a landslide. the only time i really liked nbafb is when playing two linked together. and i would still rather play no fear

#7 4 years ago

I kinda hope No Fear wins because I am leaning toward it over NBA. Thanks for the good input so far.

#8 4 years ago

I am all over No Fear!

#9 4 years ago

For me its tough because NBA is great fun and really fun to play against someone

But i'd say no fear as long as you like orbits and ramps

Both have great flow, worst comes to worst flip a coin

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from RampShot11:

I kinda hope No Fear wins because I am leaning toward it over NBA. Thanks for the good input so far.

Are you really going to buy whichever games gets more votes?!

I mean...consider what people to say but to base your purchase solely on that seems like maybe not the smartest move in the world. If you want to buy No Fear buy No Fear don't get a game you don't want cause it gets more votes in an unscientific poll.

I'd vote NBA. It's a fun game and it's great for multiplayer - no big jackpots...it's really about hitting shots and keeping ball in play. Excellent "more fun to compete" game.

No Fear is ok but it's Ritchie's worst. Software is very lazy and there's just not much interesting about it. It's fun putting shots together (I love looping the orbits repeatedly) but the whole package left me cold after not very long at all. I think NBA succeeds at what it's trying to do better than No Fear does at what it's trying to do. For all it's bluster it just ain't that EXTREEEEEEEME!!!!!!!

#11 4 years ago

I would go for NBA
I've played both alot. At first I would lean towards no fear just because it looks like the more interesting game but I found after learning it it got stale fast.
Nba on the other had I have no interest in the theme but the game plays great.
Good shots nice fan layout but the shots are close and can be unforgiving.
The scoring is really interesting and never gets old for me,
You can work towards multiballs or just try and score baskets.

At home I think NBA would last alot longer than No Fear just based on rule and re playability.

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Are you really going to buy whichever games gets more votes?!
I mean...consider what people to say but to base your purchase solely on that seems like maybe not the smartest move in the world. If you want to buy No Fear buy No Fear don't get a game you don't want cause it gets more votes in an unscientific poll.
I'd vote NBA. It's a fun game and it's great for multiplayer - no big jackpots...it's really about hitting shots and keeping ball in play. Excellent "more fun to compete" game.
No Fear is ok but it's Ritchie's worst. Software is very lazy and there's just not much interesting about it. It's fun putting shots together (I love looping the orbits repeatedly) but the whole package left me cold after not very long at all. I think NBA succeeds at what it's trying to do better than No Fear does at what it's trying to do. For all it's bluster it just ain't that EXTREEEEEEEME!!!!!!!

If NBA got more votes by a landslide, I might have to go with it even though I'm leaning toward No Fear. Right now it's fairly even.

#13 4 years ago

No Fear has better PF artwork for sure.

Could be the only time I ever say that, so I had to jump on it.

Quoted from RampShot11:

If NBA got more votes by a landslide, I might have to go with it even though I'm leaning toward No Fear. Right now it's fairly even.

It's all which one you like better. NBA, IMO, is just a really bad game. Got some cool things on it but what a bore. Then you hook 2 together whcih makes the game 4 times worse. Don;t even know how that's possible.

#14 4 years ago

No fear is great because of the upper modes. I have had one for a few years and don't see it leaving. I have been interested by nbafb though, but I'm not expecting much based on what I have heard.

#15 4 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

No Fear has better PF artwork for sure.
Could be the only time I ever say that, so I had to jump on it.

It's all which one you like better. NBA, IMO, is just a really bad game. Got some cool things on it but what a bore. Then you hook 2 together whcih makes the game 4 times worse. Don;t even know how that's possible.

Pretty funny.

#16 4 years ago
Quoted from RampShot11:

Hi Guys,
I am picking up 1 of these 2 titles this weekend. They are both in good shape fully functional. Also both around the same price. I was wondering what pinsiders would go with between them. Thanks.

I've had a No Fear and I wouldn't get another unless it was dirt cheap. Just too shallow for me. NBAFB has a unique layout and scoring system. It's a fun game that has more going on. I would buy an NBAFB in the future.

#17 4 years ago

Toss up for me. I like the tight shots on NF, they'll make you a better player, and it's fast as hell. NBAFB is somewhat unique and also plays well, but not nearly as fast as NF.

#18 4 years ago

No Fear for me. I really didn't like NBAFB

#19 4 years ago

Thanks guys. It's looking like No Fear is the winner so far.

#21 4 years ago

For me, I enjoyed No Fear more when playing alone and getting into a "Zone".
NBA, to me qualifies as more "fun" especially in multi player.

#22 4 years ago

You have kids so WCS.

#23 4 years ago

Ahhhh....No, NBA FB a "no brainer", by a longshot!

But play them for yourself and see

#24 4 years ago

Love my no fear, out of the limited number of people who play my games 2 rank it as their favorite out of 14 games.
Not sure on nba, I've played it once and thought it was fun. Probably can't go wrong with either. That said I wouldnt trade my nf for one even if it were nib...we'll maybe nib, but really my nf is that nice so yea probably not.

#25 4 years ago

NBAFB. CrazyLevi summed it up nicely.

#26 4 years ago

Can't find anyone in my area selling one for a descent price. One guy is asking $4000. He's out of his mind.

#27 4 years ago

It's going to depend on what style you are into. Both games are linear, but Fast Break is linear in the truest sense of the word--once you start a mode (except for Around the World Multiball), you can't start it again until you make it to the wizard mode. No Fear is severely unbalanced score-wise, but you can at least goof around and play the saucer all day, or play loops all day, or see how many times you can get "Jump This" or "Over The Edge" going in a single game. You don't really have that in Fast Break. To me though I actually enjoy FB more. It's not quite as punishing when you miss (although still not easy) and it has a wider variety of shots. I like how the ramps divert and the basketball theme works really well for the game. There are more worthwhile multiball modes as well. But, it doesn't have the flexibility of NF. Maybe I'm just jaded right now because I haven't played FB in a while, and I've been playing NF for the last two months straight. I have played both extensively though.

Quoted from Jopper:

tight shots on NF, they'll make you a better player

Tight shots on NF is a major misconception. Yeah, it has tight shots, but only one or two that actually matter. On NBA FB, every shot is a tight shot. Both orbits on No Fear as well as the main left ramp (the important one) are wide open, as well as the upper jump ramp. I honestly don't think No Fear will make anyone a better player. Fast Break will though. With how the bounces work in FB, there is a lot more use for things like bounce passing and drop catching, more so than NF. NF is a great flow game, on the fly shooting is heavily rewarded. NBA, not nearly as much.

#28 4 years ago
Quoted from RampShot11:

Can't find anyone in my area selling one for a descent price. One guy is asking $4000. He's out of his mind.

#29 4 years ago

NBA Fastbreak for me. I borrowed a No Fear for a few months, had my fun, don't really miss it. If I get an NBAF, it's not going anywhere. Don't let the flat scoring fool you, NBAF actually has a pretty challenging ruleset, at least with regard to wizard mode. With NF you can just time out five modes to reach the pre-wizard modes.

I like that NBAF's high score table tracks multiple championship rings (wizard mode victories), and keeps a high score for each team. You can have fun filling them all up, or leave certain teams open for family members or non-pinball guests, who would otherwise never get their name on one of your pins.

Theme is also a factor for me. I'm a big NBA fan, and don't care about racing & extreme sports, but to each his own.

#30 4 years ago
Quoted from akm:

Tight shots on NF is a major misconception. Yeah, it has tight shots, but only one or two that actually matter. On NBA FB, every shot is a tight shot. Both orbits on No Fear as well as the main left ramp (the important one) are wide open, as well as the upper jump ramp. I honestly don't think No Fear will make anyone a better player..

I completely agree with this.

Plus, there are so many shots on No Fear that it's almost hard to miss.

I never understood why people say this. You don't hear great players saying No Fear is a brutal machine that makes you play better.

#31 4 years ago

NF by a mile. NF has awesome flow, great rules, fun wizard mode with mini wizard modes leading to it. It's fairly easy to maintain. Not alot to break down. It's a fun, simple, rush

NBAFB gets old fast. Really old. I've played it many times and just don't get the attraction. If you are thinking sports theme and not convinced of NF, you could consider WCS. Fun game. Simple rules that seem to capture kids and casual players. Still enough to keep you busy.

Back on topic, though, NF

#32 4 years ago
Quoted from TwilightZone:

NF by a mile. NF has awesome flow, great rules

Shoot skull. Time out modes. Shoot skull again. Shoot orbits for extra ball.

Those are the great rules.

#33 4 years ago

If you go with NBAFB, you need to play it first, it you haven't already. Brian and I got one in our warehouse find a few years ago and I now know why he made me shop it out. The music on the game is like fingernails on a blackboard. Same thing over and over and over and over again.

I'd rather be kicked in the nuts than play that game ever again.

#34 4 years ago

No Fear wins for me...NBAFB is on the gimmicky side, like Champion Pub.

Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Shoot skull. Time out modes. Shoot skull again. Shoot orbits for extra ball.
Those are the great rules.

Maybe in tournament play, but not necessarily while playing at home. Modes vs. Multiballs vs. Payback Time for different scoring approaches.

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

If you go with NBAFB, you need to play it first, it you haven't already. Brian and I got one in our warehouse find a few years ago and I now know why he made me shop it out. The music on the game is like fingernails on a blackboard. Same thing over and over and over and over again.
I'd rather be kicked in the nuts than play that game ever again.

Never played Nba FB. Played NF a few times and really liked it. Had a chance to buy it when I went to pick up my JD but passed because I had my heart set on the JD But I really enjoyed the NF.

#36 4 years ago

No Fear is a very underrated game, a great pin for the price. It's fun and fast, I'm not a fan of slow methodical pins. I actually went through the comments on IPDB before I bought mine, I'm glad I ignored them and bought it. You know what I mean cause you've already played it.

#37 4 years ago
Quoted from DrJoe:

Maybe in tournament play, but not necessarily while playing at home. Modes vs. Multiballs vs. Payback Time for different scoring approaches.

Yeah.

If you want to score high, shoot skull, time out modes, get to the so-called "wizard modes."

If you don't , do all that other stuff.

#38 4 years ago

And the winner is.........

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#39 4 years ago

ahhh nice looking machine

#40 4 years ago

The thing about this question is, I don't think you could make a bad choice. Both games are a lot of fun.

Now, I'm not the best player in the world, so asking my opinion of how a game plays is like asking a 6 year old about Quantum Physics - I can say it's fun, or it's not fun.

I'd buy based on condition in this situation, assuming the prices are equally fair. If it was a tie, I'd go NF because SR is my favorite designer.

Having said that, I've had No Fear twice, and NBA:FB once. I'd gladly own either again if the price were right!

Enjoy your new to you NF! If the ROM is under 2.0, there are some issues where it can melt the jump ramp. Hopefully yours isn't already melted.

#41 4 years ago

My wife said this morning" Why don't you ask the garbage men to help you bring it down to the basement?" Lol. Like they are gonna stop what they're doing to help me for a few bux. But, that goes to show you she's dieing to play it.

#42 4 years ago

Nice....now on to shopping and LEDs, Purples look good in NF, but only buy cointaker purples, all the rest of them are pink. also some reds under slings. (some pics from Google)

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#43 4 years ago

Those purples look nice. Going to have to experimen on my game. John hit it. Make sure you have latest game ROM in NF. The rom will prevent magnets melting your jump ramp, the ruination of many a NF. My Re-import NF had melted jump ramp over the magnets and the melted ramp made loopin the ramp shot near impossible. Replaced the melted one and game played great afterwards. I know the latest game RoM has the no ghost software also.

#44 4 years ago

it has a bunch of LED's in it already. Seller through them in for me. The guy was great. But that does look pretty sweet. I'm pretty sure it has the latest rom already but I'll double check.

#45 4 years ago

It's says rev 2.3. I'm assuming that's the latest?

#46 4 years ago

Let me just say how great pinsiders are. I got a few offers from local pinsiders offering to help me move the no fear downstairs after seeing my post. I was able to get it downstairs last night by removing the back box but let me just thank those who offered. Even the seller offered to help me move it. Much appreciated.

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#47 4 years ago

Got it down stairs. Now the fun begins!!!

#48 4 years ago

Pinsider in training.

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#49 4 years ago

awesome Dracula is next

#50 4 years ago
Quoted from Gwaxt72:

awesome Dracula is next

Yes. You got me hooked on that one now.

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