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OK, so now what would you rate as the WORST EM backglass of all time?


By jrpinball

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

We've explored the best, now what's your pick from the bottom of the barrel?
I'm going to name five of the ugliest IMHO, in no particular order except what I think is #1.
I know many of you are going to name Williams "Granada"/ "Spanish Eyes" as the worst, or right up
there with the worst. I don't really have a problem with that glass; to me it's definitely different, but not
terribly objectionable. One of you may name one that I will agree beats my #1 worst, but that's gotta be
one fugly backglass!

#5 Bally "El Toro"
#4 Williams "Student Prince"
#3 Williams "Post Time"/ "Paddock"
#2 Williams "Straight Flush"/ "3 Jokers"
and #1 Bally "Galahad" (man, what's in that wine goblet anyway?)

What say you?

#2 6 years ago

Bally - Expressway

#3 6 years ago

Those are some horrible backglasses.
I have never seen any of those and I am glad.

#4 6 years ago

Bally Vampire:

http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2716&picno=2589

(Just try looking at it for more than a few seconds. Go on, try!)

#5 6 years ago

Gottliebs Jungle king and all it's relatives.
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#6 6 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Bally - Expressway

Really? Wow! I love that Backglass. Super cool Christian Marche at his best IMO.

Quoted from jrpinball:

and #1 Bally "Galahad" (man, what's in that wine goblet anyway?)

Yes, pretty awful indeed.

Ken

#7 6 years ago

i love jungle king ! classic gordon morrison
and i dig big top too

#8 6 years ago

galahad looks like a 70's album cover

#9 6 years ago

Honey.

'nuff said.

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from rockfantasyman:

i love jungle king ! classic gordon morrison
and i dig big top too

Gotta say, I never had a problem with "JK". Not among the prettiest by any stretch, but no where near as bad
as "Galahad"!

#11 6 years ago

Ha, this post is bound to upset someone. It's probably even more subjective than the best back glass. Galahad is pretty awful but I can't say I really hate any of the ones mentioned so far.

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#12 6 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Bally Vampire:
http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2716&picno=2589
(Just try looking at it for more than a few seconds. Go on, try!)

Agreed. "Vampire" is pretty bad! I had a friend who had this game in his gameroom for years among some of the
best Gottlieb wedgeheads. Every time I visited him, I chided him about still having it. He finally did unload it. Whew!

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Gotta say, I never had a problem with "JK". Not among the prettiest by any stretch, but no where near as bad
as "Galahad"!

Galahad is pretty hideous, but to me so is this.
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#14 6 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Galahad is pretty hideous, but to me so is this.

Not really diggin' the Tarzan dude, but Jane is not too shabby!

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#15 6 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Not really diggin' the Tarzan dude, but Jane is not too shabby!

Yeah, if Tarzan takes what looks like a long over due dump and puts a bag over her head, I suppose it might be OK.

#16 6 years ago

This one is pretty bad which is a shame as it is a good game!

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#17 6 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yeah, if Tarzan takes what looks like a long over due dump and puts a bag over her head, I suppose it might be OK.

Speaking of taking a dump. What's with this dude on the 2001 back glass. Once again I don't know that I really hate it overall but it would be low on my list. Extremely subjective as it was also on the best list. I would expect to see Spanish Eyes get mentioned at some point. That one is always polarizing. I like it.

Not em but when I used to think of bad back glasses Flash would always to mind. But then after playing it I found the game to be a lot of fun and the whole art package started to grow on me.

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#18 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Speaking of taking a dump. What's with this dude on the 2001 back glass.

It looks like there was no bathroom available. He is still looking, but I think it is too late.

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It looks like there was no bathroom available. He is still looking, but I think it is too late.

LOL!!!

#20 6 years ago

Spanish Eyes for sure.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
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#21 6 years ago

Galahad is just awful.
I also vote Williams Cassanova I just hate it . The color, the theme everything

--Jeff

#22 6 years ago

Another vote for Spanish Eyes. What a horrible backglass.

Cheers,
Duane

#24 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Speaking of taking a dump. What's with this dude on the 2001 back glass. Once again I don't know that I really hate it overall but it would be low on my list. Extremely subjective as it was also on the best list. I would expect to see Spanish Eyes get mentioned at some point. That one is always polarizing. I like it.
Not em but when I used to think of bad back glasses Flash would always to mind. But then after playing it I found the game to be a lot of fun and the whole art package started to grow on me.

Never noticed the guy with the cheekload on "2001".

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#25 6 years ago

CCoin Beatniks, the guy in the bottom lefthand corner creeps me out.

CCoin Beatniks Backglass.jpg
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#26 6 years ago

Pick any game with Christian Marche pointy people artwork - ughh!

#27 6 years ago

That looks like Mick Jagger.

#30 6 years ago

o-din said:
Galahad is pretty hideous, but to me so is this.

Not really diggin' the Tarzan dude, but Jane is not too shabby!

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Hard to complain about any BG with a Janeblike body.

#31 6 years ago
Quoted from fflint_18:

Hard to complain about any BG with a Janeblike body.

I bet the gorilla throws Tarzan out of the tree, and keeps Janeblikes booty for himself.

#32 6 years ago

I know you asked for bad EM art, but the all time worst is Hyperball

#34 6 years ago

Another vote for Spanish Eyes.

#36 6 years ago

That Bo Bo is truly awful. It gets my vote so far. Keep em coming

#39 6 years ago

What the..... http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4557&picno=44358 An SS but good for a laugh.

#40 6 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

Even more Clowns.

Hey now. I like my Big Top

#42 6 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Hey now. I like my Big Top

Except yours^^

#44 6 years ago

I'm sorry, but this whole series did nothing for me-
http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2446&picno=7312

#45 6 years ago

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2052&picno=48734
Hey o-din check this.
Notes: ^^ All nuts and bolts are Metric but the leg levelers are threaded as US Standard 3/8 UNC.

#46 6 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

All nuts and bolts are Metric but the leg levelers are threaded as US Standard 3/8 UNC.

Sounds like any old piece of shit American automobile built in the last 30 years

#48 6 years ago

I kinda like that one! The mission accomplished word bubble is pretty funny.

#49 6 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Sounds like any old piece of shit American automobile built in the last 30 years

Yeah, I remember both fractional and metric on the same car.

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