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Pirates or Star Trek?

By Koos

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Hi Guys,

I have a nice POTC (HUO) right now and have given the opportunity to do a 1 swap with a Star Trek Pro.

What do you think?

I’m really liking POTC and haven’t gone thru four winds yet (wizard mode) but after about 6 months or so it’s kinda itching to check out and try other machines.
I think Star Trek could be a nice trade since it’s a more modern and newer machine. Price wise they should be about the same value.

Or maybe keep POTC since it’s value might more likely to increase then Star Trek?

Thanks for the advice!

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from gmkalos:

Star Trek is just awesome and will always be worth more than some kid from jump street lol

Haha ok you’re not a fan of the POTC theme.

I still thinks it’s an underrated machine. Lot to shoot for and everybody loves it. Men, women and children. I think Star Trek will not appeal to everyone.

I do see Star Trek Pro’s here for sale for around € 4250,- and that’s about the same a the much older POTC. So it seems that Star Trek dropped faster. Might stay steady though...

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I got 235m on ball one in a Comp in Pittsburgh and let it drain ...

Nice! I cannot surpass 150 mill in a five ball game so I guess I still have to be practicing more. Could Star Trek be too difficult for a beginner?
I played some games on ghostbusters for instance and I find that game waaaay too hard and frustrating.

#11 4 years ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Though, I prefer the LE or PREM heavily over the pro.

Yes I understand but I'm not sure if the extra light show is worth another $ 1500,-. Are there any other noticeable differences?

But that would never be a one-on-one trade with my POTC. And if I'm willing to spend the extra money, a whole lot of other games will be an option to consider as well. Not looking for upgrading and spending more money right now...

#13 4 years ago


Quoted from gunstarhero:Color changing LED lighting on all inserts
VUK/scoop to left ramp
Warp Ramp chase lights
Laser Starfield projector
Crash Effect Vengeance
Lighting in apron
Flashers in backbox
Powdercoated side rails and legs
Kick back on left outlane
Shaker Motor (LE, optional on PRO and PREM)
Lit Starfleet shields on backbox sides (LE)
Lit laser cut armor (LE)
Mirrored backglass (LE)
The PRO gets you like 90% there gameplay wise... but the Prem and LE REALLY bring the style.

Thanks for this extensive list!

Shaker motor, and some things could be done with mods I guess but obviously no gameplay changes.
It does show however how packed the older games like POTC are.

#20 4 years ago
Quoted from TOK:

The only downside I could point out is the mission structure can feel linear and repetitive. As long as there are different games in the lineup, its forgivable.

Nope unfortunately my only game...

... for now.

Thanks for all the advice guys!

#32 4 years ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

PoTC is typical fare from the second depression era of pinball (1997-2010) with visually unappealing PF artwork to boot. Easy decision- Trek on.

You can say a lot about POTC but not that there isn’t any innovation in the machine. Ok the translite is arguably dull but what can you suspect on a movie licensed machine? The playfield is no Photoshop job and it has a actual sinking ship as a toy! (don’t get me started on the Vengeance-on-spring here ) The tortuga ramp with the spinning compass disc is nice and so is the Jack wireframe ramp.

I guess I need to play this game first since POTC seems to be a love it or hate it kinda thing and averybody seems to either love Steve Richie games or accuse him of doing just copy paste work from earlier games.

Thanks for the replies everybody! Greatly appreciated!

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