Another FANTASTIC SHOW put on by Ivan and the crew. I really enjoyed seeing everyone there and had a great time. Some really beautiful EM's showed up in freeplay. Keep in mind that if an EM isn't high-tapped, it can seem sluggish at the show since the voltage is sometimes dragged down by the power requirements from all of the machines being on at the same time.
The Solar City that I bought wound up winning the blue ribbon for best EM at the show on Friday. A truly beautiful machine with original playfield, cabinet and backglass. A lot of people though it was a restored game as the playfield and backglass were so perfect.
Since I'm always around lots of pinball machines, I don't play as much as I used to. I do look for older game I've never gotten a chance to play at the shows though and I really enjoyed the Stern Freefall. I love the digital voice that reminds me of my favorite video game, Stern's Berzerk. I played Freefall a couple times on Saturday morning and managed to get the high score up over 3 million!
All of the new games were looking great and getting lots of play. I look forward to next years show!