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One Must Go. Need advice


By majicman110

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Decided to let one of my games go. I think I know which one, but figured I would seek the wisdom of pinsiders.

I have a T2, DM, JM, and JD

Which one would you let go?

#4 1 year ago

I like all of those except Dredd.

#5 1 year ago

You’ve got some lower priced pins. I made this mistake before and got rid of a few that I’d love to have back. My advice: keep them all. You didn’t really explain your reason for selling- was it money, space issue or getting a new pin? That could help eliminate one or use one for trade?

#6 1 year ago

Crazy similar tastes! I had this exact lineup at one point (and for awhile).

I think I sold my Dredd and got a Dirty Harry. So maybe try that haha.

All great pins. Too bad you can’t keep them all!

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#8 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

You’ve got some lower priced pins. I made this mistake before and got rid of a few that I’d love to have back. My advice: keep them all. You didn’t really explain your reason for selling- was it money, space issue or getting a new pin? That could help eliminate one or use one for trade?

Right now it is space. Have a playroom in the basement that will eventually be converted to a second room for pins.

Plus it seems like I am much better keeping up with maintenance on 3 pins. With the fourth, I feel like I don't have the time to keep everything optimally cleaned, waxed and up and running.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Crazy similar tastes! I had this exact lineup at one point (and for awhile).
I think I sold my Dredd and got a Dirty Harry. So maybe try that haha.
All great pins. Too bad you can’t keep them all![quoted image]

Wow, i was trying to decide between dh, bsd and jd at one point.
Side note: I think we used to be friends on Myspace. Maybe that is why we have similar taste in pins.

#10 1 year ago

I own JD, JM, and DM I used to own T2 about a year ago and sold it fun pin but it does get repetitive in a small collection.

#13 1 year ago

Whichever one doesn't get played.

#17 1 year ago

Find storage space and fold the least played one up.

#18 1 year ago

T2.

All the others have jumped dramatically the last 3 years while T2's price has been pretty stagnant.

#19 1 year ago

Ok. Feel free to keep the recommendations coming. I was thinking that everyone would say T2. Guests love the theme and I appreciate it as a game (especially for its time) but it isn't any fun when you have mastered super jackpot and you are playing someone who hasn't. There is literally no way to lose.

However it is the easiest game to explain the rule set to newcomers (and obviously the licence among my pins that is most likely to draw them in).
...Not that it is my responsibility to recruit new people to the hobby, but it is 10x more fun when you have people over and they gravitate towards the pins.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from majicman110:

Ok. Feel free to keep the recommendations coming. I was thinking that everyone would say T2. Guests love the theme and I appreciate it as a game (especially for its time) but it isn't any fun when you have mastered super jackpot and you are playing someone who hasn't. There is literally no way to lose.
However it is the easiest game to explain the rule set to newcomers (and obviously the licence among my pins that is most likely to draw them in).
...Not that it is my responsibility to recruit new people to the hobby, but it is 10x more fun when you have people over and they gravitate towards the pins.

Depends on how much you value your guests vs. your own enjoyment. I entertain a lot and it’s a real consideration on choosing games. It sounds like T2 needs to go to me if you play a lot on your own. Either way that’s one of the best lineup of underrated pins ever. Nice work.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from majicman110:

Decided to let one of my games go. I think I know which one, but figured I would seek the wisdom of pinsiders.
I have a T2, DM, JM, and JD
Which one would you let go?

My opinion:
Judge Dredd. It's hard to look at John Trudeau's games the same way after his conviction

#22 1 year ago

I’ve owned and sold all of them and would rebuy them again at the right price.

Demo Man is probably the weak link there for me. It’s kinda ugly and a little jtoo easy to get to Demolition Time, plus you can exploit lock freeze to run up a big score with multiple multiballs. Some damn fun shots tho.

#23 1 year ago

T2 or Dredd. You will regret selling JM. Aside from being a decent game, it has one of the best Midnight Madness modes out there.

#24 1 year ago

Agreed. A game I wanted on theme alone but every time I have played walked away disappointed.

#25 1 year ago

If you're basing it on how approachable those games are for newer players, I think Dredd it by far the most "where do you even shoot?" type of game. Replace that and T2 with The Shadow and you'd have a solid lineup with a new, tougher yet still approachable game.

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#26 1 year ago

Judge Dredd shouldn’t be allowed in any game room anywhere. Therefore sell it to the next sucker dumb enough to take it. JD was by far my shortest pin ownership. Couldn’t get it out my house fast enough.

TL;DR = Dredd

#27 1 year ago

I would sell dredd but only because I have a non pin friend who wants that one someday.

He is a fan. Don't tell dredd I said this please...

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#28 1 year ago

Consider also how easy it will be to replace the game if you decide you want it back. Perhaps all of these are fairly easy to hunt back, but T2’s are definitely out there (i’ve only owned T2’s on this list, no experience with the rest).

#29 1 year ago
#30 1 year ago

Owned all of them and I’d say Dredd goes first.

#31 1 year ago

It’s got to be T2, it’s the opposite of JM in terms of theme quality to gameplay.

JM has a fantastic light show and wizard mode with crazy speed and one of the coolest toys made.

#32 1 year ago

Dredd.
T2 would be the last from this line-up.

#33 1 year ago

Wow, surprised at all the Dredd hate. Great shots, unbelievably fast for wide body, super art & sounds, two rule sets... My sense is the game gets criticized a lot due to poor maintenance/set-up and non-standard layout.

They’re all great games and excellent values - comes down to your personal taste and how much you care about casual players. Dredd is definitely the least approachable, and hardest to maintain.

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from Stuieb84:

My opinion:
Judge Dredd. It's hard to look at John Trudeau's games the same way after his conviction

Dredd the Ped. Sold my Congo for the same reason.

#36 1 year ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

Wow, surprised at all the Dredd hate. Great shots, unbelievably fast for wide body, super art & sounds, two rule sets... My sense is the game gets criticized a lot due to poor maintenance/set-up and non-standard layout.
They’re all great games and excellent values - comes down to your personal taste and how much you care about casual players. Dredd is definitely the least approachable, and hardest to maintain.

I agree with this.

I suppose the new Pinside theme this week is "Spread the stupidity."

Sell T2.

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

Wow, surprised at all the Dredd hate. Great shots, unbelievably fast for wide body, super art & sounds, two rule sets... My sense is the game gets criticized a lot due to poor maintenance/set-up and non-standard layout.
They’re all great games and excellent values - comes down to your personal taste and how much you care about casual players. Dredd is definitely the least approachable, and hardest to maintain.

Same here, I've been after one for a while and finally found one and plan to have it for a while. It's really fun with good use of the drops and playfield in general...lots to shoot without feeling cramped, but what works for me may not work for others! I could never play T2 again and be happy so I'd kick T2 out long before any of the others.

#38 1 year ago

How I would think about this:
From the posts above JM is a keeper as most haven't mentioned it as the one to leave. I have owned both JD and T2 and really liked T2. I had to put some time into JD to get it 100% working so that kind of irritated me (bought it as "100%" working, should have know better). No question I would keep T2 over JD any day especially because it is easier for non-pinheads to play. I have not played DM so I can't speak to that, but I can't stand the look of it. I would either let JD or DM go, leaning more towards JD.

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Dredd the Ped. Sold my Congo for the same reason.

Same reason I took JD off my wish list.

#40 1 year ago

Dredd goes

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#41 11 months ago

Bringing out the j in my enfj.

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