I like it. It does have an old school "all about the score feel". I've had the game for a bit and still haven't nailed down a few questions I have about gameplay. The biggest one is this, if anyone can help me out:
When you get to Mansion Mania for collecting all 12 playmates...you start to accumulate the playmates again while in that multiball. When the game drains down to 1 ball again, all of the playmates are reset to January. If you would complete all of the playmates during Mansion Mania....does that count as getting 1 Mansion Mania closer to the 4th "Super Mansion Mania" or what ever it is called?
I don't know...I have actually got up to November relit while in my first Mansion Mania, but then drained down to 1...so I didn't get to see if it restarted another Mansion Mania and counted it as 2nd one reached or not.
I can see where some slight changes in the rules would have really benefited this game. I would have made an insert for each feature (tease, peek-a-boo, photo shoot, splash, strip poker, pajama party, hit a triple jackpot, ect...) and made it so each feature needed to be completed along with all 12 playmates to reach Mansion Mania. Maybe getting all 12 playmates would have started a Mini Mansion Mania and then when you collect the other objectives....the full Mansion Mania would start.
I really like the layout, music, dots and call-outs on the game. I see a lot of hate coming from people that haven't played it....or know they would never be allowed to own it (even if they wanted to). I can see it not being considered a great or even it not being up someones alley, but no real excuse to say it's one of the worst Stern's ever. That's just crazy.
Also...not as raunchy as Scared Stiff if the DMD settings and cards are changed. As far as I have seen...the DMD setting only turn off the nudity in "Photo Shoot" and "Strip Poker" modes. All of the audio seem the same.