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Pinball Hate Club


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#51 7 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I will start by saying that I am a purist. I can truly find something I like about any pinball...ever.
Having said that...I dont like WCS either. Its lame. I cant stand the theme.
I cant pass judgement on the gameplay, but the theme of dialed in is horrible.
Attack from mars is WAYYYYY overrated. A good game? Yes. Top 3 of all time? Absolutely not.
I find most EMs to be fairly boring. Maybe that isnt saying a lot, but 99% of them put me to sleep.

Gotta agree on Attack from Mars. I took my wife to pinball hall of fame (who cannot play, and doesnt give a damn about pinball) watched her destroy Mars after I told her to just shoot the center ramp. Are there other modes in that game? I mean it does have those 10 cent finger do-dads from Chuck-e-cheese on the standups...that has to make it at least a top 10 game.

And WCS I like, but what is with that stupid cartoon dog on the trans-light? He sucks.

#52 7 months ago

I have always thought that Fish Tales was terrible. And I enjoy fishing and pinball! Maybe it’s the annoying topper and lightning flipper combination.

Also have to mention America’s Most Haunted. What the hell were they thinking with that game?

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#53 7 months ago
Quoted from catboxer:

Gotta agree on Attack from Mars. I took my wife to pinball hall of fame (who cannot play, and doesnt give a damn about pinball) watched her destroy Mars after I told her to just shoot the center ramp. Are there other modes in that game? I mean it does have those 10 cent finger do-dads from Chuck-e-cheese on the standups...that has to make it at least a top 10 game.
And WCS I like, but what is with that stupid cartoon dog on the trans-light? He sucks.

That's the mascot of the official 94 world cup games. His names Freddy or some shit. Fucking stupidist cartoon on earth. Way to commemorate soccer USA.

#54 7 months ago

JJP games. I've only played WOZ and DI but fuck me if there wasn't something breaking or broken when playing them. Highly overpriced and extremely overrated.

#55 7 months ago

Fire Sucks.

#56 7 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Scared stiff is the fucking worst. If it wasn’t for the tits, literally no one would care about it.

Yeah, it's a TERRIBLE game, but I keep it around in collector-condition because of...the CARTOON CLEAVAGE! After all, it's 1980, and I have to get that stuff ANYWHERE I can, seeing as the ONLY place you can see REAL pictures of cleavage is in the Montgomery Ward catalog nightgown section, and my wife REFUSES to show me hers. C'mon, man. You are welcome to your opinion, but if that wasn't a stupid comment to start, it seems you threw in a 'literally' just to make SURE it would be completely inane. At least ONE person cares about it: me...and NOT for the boobies <giggle, giggle>, so I suppose you're LITERALLY incorrect.

#57 7 months ago

Another vote for WCS with the dumbass dog on the translite and all I can ever hear is...GOAL... UGHHHH it makes me want to stomp the shit out of it just thinking about it.

#58 7 months ago

I really hated wheel of fortune, someone could offer me one for free and I wouldn’t want it.

#59 7 months ago

I really dislike Funhouse for the simple fact that Rudy gives me the creeps.

#60 7 months ago
Quoted from Gribbs:

Yeah, it's a TERRIBLE game, but I keep it around in collector-condition because of...the CARTOON CLEAVAGE! After all, it's 1980, and I have to get that stuff ANYWHERE I can, seeing as the ONLY place you can see REAL pictures of cleavage is in the Montgomery Ward catalog nightgown section, and my wife REFUSES to show me hers. C'mon, man. You are welcome to your opinion, but if that wasn't a stupid comment to start, it seems you threw in a 'literally' just to make SURE it would be completely inane. At least ONE person cares about it: me...and NOT for the boobies &lt;giggle, giggle&gt;, so I suppose you're LITERALLY incorrect.

Just having fun man, scared stiff is a fine game. I’ll never understand the theme. That’s all.

What pinball do you hate?

#61 7 months ago

I have to put in a vote for High Roller Casino. I'll play just about any game out there. But, not High Roller Casino. I'd pay NOT to have to play that one!

#62 7 months ago

Astroid annie. What a total peice of shit. People rave about it because it's rare. Well it's rare for a reason it's a piece of shit.

Also LOTR nothing to do with the game just the music really annoys me.

#63 7 months ago
Quoted from Gribbs:

Yeah, it's a TERRIBLE game, but I keep it around in collector-condition because of...the CARTOON CLEAVAGE! After all, it's 1980, and I have to get that stuff ANYWHERE I can, seeing as the ONLY place you can see REAL pictures of cleavage is in the Montgomery Ward catalog nightgown section, and my wife REFUSES to show me hers. C'mon, man. You are welcome to your opinion, but if that wasn't a stupid comment to start, it seems you threw in a 'literally' just to make SURE it would be completely inane. At least ONE person cares about it: me...and NOT for the boobies &lt;giggle, giggle&gt;, so I suppose you're LITERALLY incorrect.

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#64 7 months ago

SST has a sound effect used A LOT that greatly resembles a squealing pig & it really bothers me.

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#65 7 months ago

I'm gonna take some flack for this but The Addams Family. I don't like the rules or the geometry of the game. The mechs are cool but that's about where I get off the hype train. Another two games that look nice but are absolute dogs are Dr. Dude and Party Zone. I choose to walk right by whenever I see either of them.

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#66 7 months ago

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#67 7 months ago

EMs for me - loved them as a kid but the modern pins are way more fun so can't play EMs any more. I have played some modern games I hate, but then will only give them a few more tries to confirm the hate and then won't play them again as there are too many other ones I like or love so not going to subject myself to a bad feeling or waste precious/limited playing time on the hate games.

#68 7 months ago

And here I am desperately trying to find one to purchase! *kicks rocks*

#69 7 months ago

Munster I was so pumped for that game but the layout is so uninspired and the code is terrible.

Houdini IMO has a terrible layout just feels so clunky and like the flippers will barley make the shot

Hobbit is a gorgeous game but you can sit there playing forever which becomes so boring and it's constant multi balls.

Thunderbirds just a piece of shit LOL.

Domino's pizza just looks terrible and is not much fun to play.

Wrestlemania I feel like the balls spends to much time in the upper play field and the code feels broke.

#70 7 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

I'm gonna take some flack for this but The Addams Family. I don't like the rules or the geometry of the game. The mechs are cool but that's about where I get off the hype train. Another two games that look nice but are absolute dogs are Dr. Dude and Party Zone. I choose to walk right by whenever I see either of them.

No flack here! Only haters are welcome. Party Zone is bad and it was the only title that when I sold it, it seemed like I was actually hassling people to buy it.

#71 7 months ago

x-men. houdini. mr who. burn em

#72 7 months ago
Quoted from MJR8peanut:

x-men. houdini. mr who. burn em

Yeah! Down with mr who. Firewood I say!

#73 7 months ago
Quoted from MJR8peanut:

on iron maiden the mode is the same at the start of the game but you can change it if you hit the left spinner

You can "change it" but you certainly can't "choose it". You have to settle for what the spinner lands on.

#74 7 months ago

Cant think of any I "Hate"........Too much Optimism.....

#75 7 months ago

Recent games I don’t like.....

Thunderbirds
Wrestlemania

#76 7 months ago

I don't hate pinball, but three months of Cue Ball Wizard in my house.... 'you sure need that ramp shot' 'git that ramp'... It had to go.

Taxi....those call-outs drove me crazy too.....and the bell was sooooo loud. That did not last long either.

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#77 7 months ago
Quoted from MJR8peanut:

x-men. houdini. mr who. burn em

The man didn't go through eight years of interdimensional time travel school to be called "Mr." Who!

#78 7 months ago

Gonna take a pot shot at Jokerz! I just can't stand it, played quite a few at shows but I cannot get on with the ultra cheesy card theme, terrible sound effects and call outs (The HOOOOO-HUMMMMM especially grates on my ears when you don't get the right thing from the spinning wheel). Dull gameplay, not a whole lot to shoot for. Pretty boring rules. Just not a fan of it at all.

#79 7 months ago

Man I never realized all the hate for WCS. I actually find the game really fun! I hate soccer but enjoy the game. Why the hate for the dog!?

I’ve always hated Twilight Zone & Adams Family. Weird I know and will probably be burnt at the stake for saying this

I also own a RZ and find it a fun pin. Guess I’m just weird. Oh well

#80 7 months ago
Quoted from Bruce_Pickle:

JJP games. I've only played WOZ and DI but fuck me if there wasn't something breaking or broken when playing them. Highly overpriced and extremely overrated.

I played a Hobbit on location a few days ago. The whole time I was playing it sounded like a coil was constantly firing under the apron but everything did play okay. Then I broke the lighting. All inserts got stuck on yellow both in game and in attract. I don't think game was working right after that because nothing seemed to be progressing. Hard to tell because rules are confusing. There is a WOZ on location near my house that also struggles with life. Trying to understand why JJP fans love these games so much.

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#82 7 months ago
Quoted from The_Director:

Street Fighter II probably tops my list of machines I absolutely can't stand. Speaking about this machine makes me channel Roger Ebert when he was reviewing "North" in that, "it's the most unpleasant, contrived, artificial, cloying experiences I've had at" pinball. I hate this game, hate, hate, hate, hate it.

He has a great book with the worst-reviewed movies from his column. Hilarious. One of the best was “the only time in cinema that a movie does not improve on the sight of a blank screen for the same length”

#84 7 months ago

I also hate riverboat gambler the music is so repetative it drives me insane.

#85 7 months ago

I hate color gi.

#87 7 months ago

Have definitely posted in that thread before.

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#88 7 months ago

I avoid WCS as well.
Not sure why I don't like it, I just don't.

#89 7 months ago

I don’t waste time hating inanimate objects. I hate people, pinball machines are pretty easy to avoid if they bother you.

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#90 7 months ago

I hate the water... and I hate being wet... and I hate you!

#91 7 months ago

Bally Atlantis and Southpark. I thought both sucked and couldn't get rid of them quick enough.

#92 7 months ago

"Ewe Shore that Raammp Shott!" - If I never hear that again it will be too soon. And what a garbage "skill" shot. And waste of dual 7-bank drops. I wanted to like this game and appreciated its corniness but instead sold it in a month.

I played a Goldeneye at a recent show. I don't think it was in the best of tune but even trying to account for that WOW did I not like that game. Had to walk away. And WTF is with the cool-whip bowl on the playfield?

I was also amazed at how bad Rescue 911 is. The helicopter might have been neat if you had to earn it. But you don't, and it wastes half the playfield into a weird, narrow, constrained, one-shot layout.

Not sure either of those is as bad as X-files, though. Ugh. Of the games I've played, that's easily the worst.

#93 7 months ago
Quoted from Scottamus:

I hate the water... and I hate being wet... and I hate you!

GOOD!!!! *water splashes over me with brass horns trumpeting and the orchestra winding down* GOOD!!!!!!

#94 7 months ago

Earthshaker
Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Getaway
Safecracker
Space Invaders
Genie
Paragon
Embyon
Batman Forever
Cactus Canyon
Striker Xtreme
Viper Night Drivin'

To name a few.

#95 7 months ago

Games with LEDs that left the factory with incandescents. Universally look like ass.

Don C.

And Twilight Zone.

#96 7 months ago

Stern Kiss. Cookie cutter, Gene spitting balls STDM, left loop sending balls SDTM, no innovation. The design just seemed flawed on a basic level. No fun to flip.

#97 7 months ago

On a design level, the biggest hate is for:

1) Monotargets. What's next, the uni-flipper?
2) Fake knocker. An insult every time I hear it.

#98 7 months ago

Fake kickback ball save , I'm talkin to you Stern ... Got rid of Star Trek because I HATE that shit

#99 7 months ago

Striker Extreme. Ho-hum gameplay, absolutely ridiculously UGLY art. It's possible to recover from bad art if the gameplay is good (this is why I love my Demolition Man). But when both stink? No thanks. Striker Extreme is possibly the worst of all Data East + Sega + Stern pins ever made.

#100 7 months ago

Here's a new one for the hate factory - Superbands. They don't play the same, they don't feel the same, my toddlers could live catch on them, and I couldn't give a shit if they last forever - they'll infinitely last when I'm around cause they're just sit there.

Also - Lightning Flippers in general - but especially put on games that didn't design for them to 'manage ball time'. HATE.

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