Which machine do you regret the most buying?
Escape from the lost World.
I bought it broken and cheap on a whim. Got it working and cleaned up. I figured all machines have good qualities. After playing it for a few hours .
I was wrong.
1 week later it was sold.
I also was not too fond of judge dredd. It just wasn't a game for me.
I had that a few months. For me it got old pretty quick.
laserball. Couldn't give it away. $230 fully working and shopped. Took a hit on that one.
Preparing for the downvotes, but Funhouse.
Problem being I never grew up with it, I just didn't have the nostalgia factor for the game. It lasted about 6 weeks in my gamesroom but spent about 3 months at a show (show only lasted 3 days but the organiser picked it up and dropped off when he could, and I was in no rush to get it back). Not really a deep enough game for me to warrant keeping. Unloaded it as fast as I could when I got it back, luckily managed to trade it +cash for a nice White Water
Orbitor 1 (Stern, 1982)
"A game that cannot be played, but rather like watching a toilet bowl flush."
Years ago I hit "Buy it now" by mistake and got a really clean Partyzone for too much money. I really didn't like it.
Quoted from TheLaw:
Uff king rock. ..just worthless.
I disagree, put some of PBR's orange dot coils in the flippers. Makes a huge difference.
--- Though I may be a bit biased, King Kool (two player version) was my first complete restore from a totally dead carcass.
Learned a lot from that one.
Quoted from Outlane-Avoider:
The Shadow. Traded a TSPP for this plus cash my way a while back.
I had never played The Shadow before, so I bought the game without knowing what it was like. Disliked the game from the first ball, and it rapidly ended up being folded up in my garage waiting to be moved on.
Its my fav game. When I got it, I was shocked on how bad it played. It was totally unplayable, and I wondered about all those great things I ve heard before about it, it all really did not make sense. It took few days to set it up properly ( BLACK RUBBERS!!!!, right inclination, few tweaks). Everything changed completely. Set up properly, its the best or one of the best ever.
My regret btw is RFM. Bought it just because I read some nice reviews (now I know what means "funny", " hilarious", and similar stuff regarding a pinball machine!), about the special technology, saw the movie about pin2k, thought it was a cool different idea. Once I saw it at the seller's house, it was an immediate let down. But I drove quite a bit to arrive there and thought to give it a chance. What a terrible idea not to trust my gut! Arrived at home I got bored really at the second game, and after a couple of days I really hated that machine. Thanks goodness its gone.
None as well! Some games haven't been my favorite style of gameplay; but every game I've owned has been fun to enjoy (even for a a short while).
AUSTIN POWERS! Couldn't get rid of it and eventually sold it for $150 less than I paid.
Also wasn't too thrilled with The Getaway. Didn't last very long.
I regret buying a B/W Indiana Jones. I got to the guys house after my moving guy and he had it on the van when I got there. When I unloaded the game, I noticed the water damage. The bottom of the cabinet looked like an expanded sponge. Lots of rust on mechs. Lost 1K easy on that one. Live and learn
Every game that I decided needed restored. By the time you replace everything you think it needs, add your LED's, and maybe a mod or two, you end up losing money and giving someone else a really nice game for a really nice price. Just once I would like to be the guy buying the game with all of the work already done...........
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