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Pinball Magic is much deeper in rules and has much better shots. Elvira and the Party Monsters is a slightly better looking machine with a great theme but outside the two cool ramps and a saucer up the middle, there's not much else to it. Not the best System 11, but definitely not the worst.
Having owned a pinball magic, I found it fun for a few days, but later became annoying and the audio was harsh to my ears. Add to that the under-gauged wiring, the scarcity of parts (god help you if the DMD has an issue), and the crazy flipper parts... Elvira is basic but fun.
Because parts are available for B/W games, I’m always preferring those. EATPM has some awesome ramps too.
Pinball magic is SO SO SO much better.
Eatpm is cool theme but pretty much the worst of that era. Go get a dr dude for a fraction of the cost.
That's why I sold my Pinball Magic many years ago and have never missed it one bit. It is the MOST linear game I have ever played as you have to do everything in the same order on every game.
Granted, EATPM is a very simplistic game rules-wise but it's a great looking machine and just plain fun. Nothing linear about it.
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