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Pinball: Do you prefer old, new, or somewhere in between?


By snowy_owl

8 months ago



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    Topic poll

    “Pinball: Do you prefer old, new, or somewhere in between? ”

    • EM 13 votes
      12%
    • Early solid state (70's-80's) 37 votes
      34%
    • Semi-new solid state (90's-2016) 43 votes
      39%
    • New solid state (current) 17 votes
      15%

    (Multiple choice - 110 votes by 88 Pinsiders)

    #1 8 months ago

    We all love pinball, right? But some people prefer EMs, some prefer early solid state games, others like the the games JJP and stern produce, and so on. I personally go with the new games from stern. Most of the time, I can't get enough of the modern effects, DMD, light show etc. On the other hand, some people love these EMs, I don't understand why, they just seem...well, not as fun. There's no multiball, no ball save...call me a wimp, but I really need ball saves. Anyway, just wondering your opinion.

    #2 8 months ago

    I personally am a big fan of B/W games from about '86 onward. Those old System 11s have a great deal of charm, as well as the 90s WPC pins. As far as new machines go, I enjoy Ghostbusters but not much else. Of course, I am pretty limited to location pins, so I've only played a modern JJP once.

    #3 8 months ago

    Some people prefer blondes, some like brunettes, some chase redheads. Some people prefer cars, some drive trucks, some ride motorcycles.

    Personally, I'll take a blonde in a truck with a pin in the back. . . you can surprise me with the era.

    #4 8 months ago

    Any pin is better than no pin at all.
    But that said I give a slight edge to B/W
    pins from the 90's over
    early ss.

    #5 8 months ago

    I think a poll option of (80s-90s) would take it

    #6 8 months ago

    Early 80’s for sure. Rules are simple. Short ball times so great for gambling.

    #7 8 months ago

    I started in the hobby only liking Modern games as time goes on I’m falling in love with the classics. The older the better for me at the moment.

    #8 8 months ago

    All of the above. Variety is the spice of pinball.

    #9 8 months ago
    Quoted from snowy_owl:

    some people love these EMs, I don't understand why, they just seem...well, not as fun. There's no multiball

    There are EMs with multiball: Nip-It, Big Valley, Fireball, 4 Million BC, Balls-A-Poppin, The Wiggler, Capersville, Star-Jet.

    The fun factor is very subjective. There are EMs with great shots to make and that are a blast to play, IMO. Jet Spin and Hot Tip EM are a couple of examples.

    #10 8 months ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Some people prefer blondes, some like brunettes, some chase redheads. Some people prefer cars, some drive trucks, some ride motorcycles.
    Personally, I'll take a blonde in a truck with a pin in the back. . . you can surprise me with the era.

    Amen!

    #11 8 months ago

    Yes. System 11 and WPC were the pins that hooked me in the late 80's and early 90's. I've always had a fascination with EMs, although they never last long in the lineup. I was never a big fan of the 80's solid state, but I think that is because they were always trashed. I've brought a few back to life because they were money makers and ended up enjoying them a lot. I'm leaning toward the newer stuff because I've played the crap out of my favorites from the 90's. Every generation has it's gems. Judging games before you play a properly working example has been my biggest mistake.

    #12 8 months ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    There are EMs with multiball: Nip-It, Big Valley, Fireball, 4 Million BC, Balls-A-Poppin, The Wiggler, Capersville, Star-Jet.
    The fun factor is very subjective. There are EMs with great shots to make and that are a blast to play, IMO. Jet Spin and Hot Tip EM are a couple of examples.

    I played Four Million B.C. for the first time this year at ZapCon.
    That game is awesome with zipper flippers and the multiball mechanism.

    #13 8 months ago

    My only preference is how fun it is to play. The era doesn't matter.

    #14 8 months ago

    I personally don't find the new machines (excluding remakes) are fun enough to justify the price tag nor do I find them any more fun than the old ones. Guess I'm lucky that way.
    Dont have to deal with playfield issues either lol

    #15 8 months ago

    For me playability is most enjoyable with 80’s- ( but I can find something to appreciate on a machine from any era ) I also feel the art work was so creative then. Original works of art on mirrored back glasses.

    #16 8 months ago

    I like 80's games mostly, and mid to late 80's into the early 90's especially. I'm a little biased because I have and really like my Comet. I also seem to like Williams games the most. Comet,Cyclone,Tales of the Arabian Knights, Space Shuttle etc. That having been said, if it has flippers and a ball I'm playing it! I do enjoy playing newer stuff at pinball events but never sorry when I have to go home to Comet. Newer pins are too expensive for my cheap ass as well. I paid $475 for Comet back in 96. The only thing I'd like better is if Comet had multi ball. I do love me some multi ball. I would like another Meteor though as it was first pin back in 1982 or so.

    #17 8 months ago

    B/W 90s is my poison. Pins after 2000 doesnt have the same feeling and l get bored really fast when playing them.

    #18 8 months ago

    60s through today is what I prefer.

    #19 8 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I started in the hobby only liking Modern games as time goes on I’m falling in love with the classics. The older the better for me at the moment.

    Same thing happened to me. The games I love the most are early SS because they have enough rules to them, are seemingly simple, yet oh so difficult. The perfect pinball recipe, in my opinion.

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