This one's a layup....
80 pins in and out of my home in 7+ years...the one that I regret ever having anything to do with the most was POTC.
One of those really rare games I didn't originally like...then it grew on me...I acquired...and hated owning within a week.
So much better pinball out there for the same money.
Huh. I really enjoyed NASCAR while I had it. Fun shots, great rules, nice toys, and the race track was a neat feature that tied into the gameplay well. I did sell it, but that was because of a space issue. I'll probably enjoy having it back in the future at some point. To each their own. At least is a relatively inexpensive game and tends to pop up fairly often.
Wheel of fortune. I was sort of excited to get it and it seemed interesting the first few games, until I realized the code was more broken than a Delorean.
Was sort of bummed I gave up a Dirty Harry for it with cash, but someone bought it for a fair price when I sold it. The day they took delivery, they themselves listed it for sale the next day.
I felt this way at first too, but the game has grown on me. I like the straight forward progression / advancement rules. I also really like the modes that make you use the gun handle to fire while you are playing (not the backbox cannon). It adds another level of challenge, excitement, and fun as you go for a quick draw here and there and get back to flipping. I thought I would move this game, but for now it's a keeper.
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
"A game that cannot be played, but rather like watching a toilet bowl flush."
It is a cool looking toilet flush though . I'd get one if I ever found one abandoned and dirt frigging cheap, but I'd have a tough time rationalizing paying collector prices for it. To each their own though. I have some games on my wishlist that people RUN from . Plus I love Millionaire!!!
I can't argue Big Guns being a dog ... System 11 is my favorite era and all I care to own from that game is a damaged playfield I have for wall art .
El Dorado '85 would be sooooooo much better if it were actually "Target Alpha Future" (or something indicating a remake) with sci-fi artwork and TX-Sector / Robo-war style music/sound effects. I *love* that game's layout & the PF art isn't all that bad, but that City of Gold background "music" & sound effects package is beyond horrible. They ruin an otherwise good game.
CREECH. OMG that pin in the home is intolerable. You see the whole pin in a single game.
Some pins I initially hated and later embraced are below. This is a prime example of why it is important not to judge a book by its cover ... you need to play them in order to develop your personal connection. All are ranked highly by the mainstream and for good reason, it just took me awhile to appreciate them.
TZ - too damn hard for a beginner and lots of stop n go, learned to appreciate game after discovering how smooth and satisfying the shots were and once scores starting rising.
TAF - shot angles seemed off and prevented any good game scores, adjusted flippers and learned the angles and now believe game is a solid classic.
TS - hated oriental theming, eventually saw past the graphics and developed deep appreciation of phurba diverters and upper playfield paddle.
Funhouse - electronic sounds are artificial and cheapen overall experience, have overcome my earworm and love sound effects now. Rudy is Pinball.
IM - out of room and kicking self from the moment of purchase, learned to love the streamlined rules.
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