Also does anyone know how many of these are being produced?
I don't know about anyone else but the women in Oktoberfest a pretty homely. What a missed opportunity.
I own a Houdini and love it. I'm interested in Oktoberfest as well, but I haven't played it yet. The jury is still out for me accordingly.
Production quantities are unknown and no limits set as far as I'm aware. Have heard guess on Houdini production at around 500 so far.
Having never played Oktoberfest and watching mininimal video I can confidently say it's the better game.
Play both if you can. Get the one you like.
Shows coming up like Texas Pinball Festival and Midwest Gaming Classic will have both.
List your location so people can help you find games nearby to try.
Oh heck. Get one of each.
LTG : )
I've had Houdini in our lineup since October & it's a phenomenal machine. Very challenging w/ an incredibly deep rule-set makes Houdini perfect for home use. Looking forward to test driving Oktoberfest, as AP certainly has my attention. Oktoberfest is still in it's inception w/ the early code, but Houdini is almost complete w/ four or so updated codes. Houdini for the win, but Oktoberfest will be another great title in a year or so. Go w/ Houdini now, then Oktoberfest w/ code progression.
I love Houdini. I really like the Oktoberfest theme so I’m just waiting to play it first. The argument for buying an API game is that they represent a very good value for the money. Much more going on the playfield than a Stern. Unhappy with the Stern Pros and yet the Stern Premium and JJP are too expensive? Then American is an excellent choice.
question is, is anyone considering buying one for the house or is this more of a location game?
I'd agree with this, I bought Houdini because I really liked it from the first plunge at the Louisville show last year. I played a pre-production OKF at Pincinnati and the test game at LAX this year. I like the game quite a lot but it did not "click" with me like Houdini did. However the best bet is to play both and decide which one YOU like better, tastes vary wildly and one glance through the Houdini threads will show you how polarizing it seems to be.
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