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Rank your EM's!


By NicoVolta

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    #1 Freedom prototype
    #2 Old Chicago
    #3 2001
    #4 Skyrocket
    #5 Expo
    #6 Out Of Sight
    #7 Rancho
    #8 Aztec
    #9 Wizard!
    #10 Grand Prix
    #11 Spanish Eyes
    #12 Bow & Arrow
    #13 Little Chief
    #14 Cleopatra
    #15 Surf Side
    #16 Dixieland
    #17 Flipper Fair
    #18 Sheba
    #19 Snow Derby
    #20 Ice Show
    #21 Grand Tour

    (Joker Poker would be #5 and Sinbad #6, but they are the SS versions... oops)

    I also have a Zaccaria Queen's Castle but haven't played it yet... jury is still out.

    #2 1 year ago

    1. Atlantis
    2. Jacks Open
    3. River Boat
    4. Grand Prix
    5. Sky Jump
    6. Hot Line
    7. Royal Guard
    8. Abra Ca Dabra
    9. Surfers
    10. Ding Dong

    Time Zone under restoration so no rating on it yet.

    This list changes from time to time but the top two never change. River Boat is close to JO though.

    #3 1 year ago

    1) Spanish Eyes

    #4 1 year ago

    LOL, bet you agonized over that decision, huh?

    #5 1 year ago

    1 old Chicago
    2 atlantis

    #6 1 year ago

    Definitely space odyssey is my number one...

    #7 1 year ago

    Gottlieb Capt Card

    Bally Space Time

    Joker Poker

    Gottlieb Abra Ca Dabra

    These are my favorites out of the EMs Ive played and owned.

    #8 1 year ago

    Wizard! (My favorite childhood game)
    Volley
    Atlantis
    Sing Along
    Ding Dong
    Sky Jump
    Bank A Ball
    Dodge City
    Top Card
    Spin Out
    Bowling Queen
    2001 ( never played this game before, playfield being installed. Should move way up when complete)
    Road Race ( In storage, never played it)

    #9 1 year ago

    Just Counting current up and running collection. Just sold Bally Quarterback or it would be close to the top.

    Volley
    2001
    Quick Draw
    Centigrade 37
    Twin Win
    Atlantis
    Paradise
    Abra Ca Dabra (great game but never really clicked for me)
    Buccaneer

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Wizard! (My favorite childhood game)
    Volley
    Atlantis
    Sing Along
    Ding Dong
    Sky Jump
    Bank A Ball
    Dodge City
    Top Card
    Spin Out
    Bowling Queen
    2001 ( never played this game before, playfield being installed. Should move way up when complete)
    Road Race ( In storage, never played it)

    Let me know when you want to sell or trade the Dodge City.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Road Race ( In storage, never played it)

    I can tell you "Road Race" will remain at the bottom of your list even after you've played it!

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I can tell you "Road Race" will remain at the bottom of your list even after you've played it!

    I think I did get it working. No instruction card so I didn't know how it was supposed to play. Not impressed, put it in storage.

    #14 1 year ago

    The EM version?

    #15 1 year ago

    1. 2001
    2. Royal Flush
    3. Cleopatra
    4. Captain Fantastic
    5. Swing Along
    6. Hollywood

    Cleopatra used to kinda bum me out, as I didn’t originally like the super symmetrical layout, but it’s really grown on me, and it’s slowly climbing the ranks.

    Swing along and Hollywood are kinda butt cheeks no matter how you look at it, imho.

    #17 1 year ago

    This is difficult.

    1) Bank Shot
    2) Free fall
    3) Freedom
    4) Melody
    5) Bowling Queen
    6) Saratoga
    7) Target Alpha
    8 ) 300
    9) Triple Action

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    Cleopatra used to kinda bum me out

    EM version? My brother owned one briefly. It's a great player.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    EM version? My brother owned one briefly. It's a great player.

    Where's your list, Joe ?

    E.

    #20 1 year ago

    Yup. I snagged a really nice EM copy last year on the letgo app super cheap. I pretty much only bought it for the apparent “rarity” aspect, but as I’ve owned it, I’ve grown to appreciate it more now than I did when I first bought it. It really is a good player.

    #21 1 year ago

    1) Triple Strike
    2) River Boat
    3) Big Deal
    4) Gulfstream
    5) Strato-Flite
    6) Paddock
    7) Aztec
    (I have a love/hate relationship with my Aztec, so it will always be last, but never sold.)

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    Where's your list, Joe ?
    E.

    I enjoy them all. "Pleasure Isle" would probably be at the top of my list though.

    #23 1 year ago

    Atlantis
    Sing Along/ KOD
    Sky Jump

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I enjoy them all. "Pleasure Isle" would probably be at the top of my list though.

    I love my Paradise. The reason it wasn't higher on my list is because the kick out holes are such an important shot in the game and hitting them is completely, 100% luck! Good thing for pinball that Roger Sharpe didn't drag this game into the NY City council and say "watch me hit the B-hole to collect the 100x multiplier".

    #25 1 year ago

    1 - Royal Guard (it's a new addition to the playable pins!)
    2 - Old Chicago
    3 - High hand
    4 - King Kool

    ? - Amigo - not working, waiting restoration
    ? - Top card - not working, waiting restoration
    ? - Top ten - not working, waiting restoration
    ? - Showtime (bingo pin)- not working, waiting restoration

    #26 1 year ago

    1 Royal Flush
    2 Bucaneer
    3 Aztec
    4 Delta Queen

    #27 1 year ago

    1. Argosy
    2. Bow and Arrow
    3. Jet Spin
    4. Big Deal

    #28 1 year ago

    1. Jacks Open
    2. Atlantis
    3. Kings & Queens
    4. Hot Tip
    5. Grand Prix
    6. Bank-a-Ball
    7. C-37
    8. Drop-a-Card

    I wanna see Vic Camp's reply ;->

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from Runbikeskilee:

    1. Jacks Open
    2. Atlantis
    3. Kings & Queens
    4. Hot Tip
    5. Grand Prix
    6. Bank-a-Ball
    7. C-37
    8. Drop-a-Card
    I wanna see Vic Camp's reply ;->

    Me too!

    #30 1 year ago

    My top 10. Order changes often. Lol

    1. Neptune (on novelty setting)
    2. Atlantis
    3. Capersville
    4. Kings & Queens
    5. Diamond Jack
    6. Heat Wave
    7. Royal Guard
    8. Melody
    9. Capt Card
    10. North Star

    Marcus

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I enjoy them all. "Pleasure Isle" would probably be at the top of my list though.

    Yes me too. I can pick out the ones I play the most, but I like them all!

    1) Surf Champ (multi player helps here. I always enjoy playing 2-4 players on multi-player machines)
    2) '21', Jacks Open
    3) Big Daddy, Atlantis, Snow Derby, Buckaroo
    4) Volley, Golden Arrow, Sea Wolf

    and the rest are all keepers too or I wouldn't have them

    #32 1 year ago

    1. Lucky Hand
    2. OXO
    3. Vulcan
    4. Odds & Evens
    5. Mibs

    #33 1 year ago

    Old Chicago
    Alladins Castle
    Grand Prix

    #34 1 year ago

    Top 10 (plus one):

    1. Big Hit
    2. Jungle Queen
    3. Volley
    4. Big Brave
    5. Jack in the Box
    6. Space Mission
    7. Vulcan
    8. 300
    9. Top Card
    10. Hot Shot
    .
    .
    .
    24. Fireball

    Subject to change at any given time. And actually, I changed it three times already since posting my original list (in the space of about 5 minutes).

    #35 1 year ago

    1. Atlantis
    2. Strato Flite (I'm sorry, this game is under-rated)
    3. Melody
    4. Captain Fantastic
    5. Rogo
    6. Shoot the Moon

    #36 1 year ago

    1. Old Chicago
    2. Fun Park
    3. Aladdin's Castle

    #37 1 year ago

    1. K. C. Jones
    2. Atlantis
    3. Sittin' Pretty
    4. Straight Shooter
    5. Abra Ca Dabra

    #38 1 year ago

    Pit Stop
    Bid Daddy
    Frontiersman

    ...and the rest....

    #39 1 year ago

    1. Dancing Lady
    2. Lucky Ace
    3. Space Mission tied with Little Chief

    I recently bough the three 70s Williams games from a friend. I'm a 60s fan for the most part but they are all pretty good. I can't stop playing the Lucky Ace though. I think the art must sway the ratings on this one because it is addictively fun.

    #40 1 year ago

    I like 'em all but if I had to choose.
    1. C37
    2. Royal Flush
    3. Big Hit
    4. Volley
    5. Target Alpha

    #41 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Pit Stop
    Bid Daddy
    Frontiersman

    ...and the rest....

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    #42 1 year ago

    1. 8-Ball (1966 Williams) - Fun for 1, but REALLY fun for 2.
    2. Beat The Clock (1963 Williams) - Brutal gaps between the 4 flippers
    3. Fast Draw - Love threading the ball through the gap between the drop targets and pop bumpers to hit a lit bonus target up top
    4. Ship Ahoy - Not easy to lite all 11 numbers
    5. Gold Strike - Fun, but add a ball game play can lead to marathon games.
    6. Straight Shooter - I need to work on the flipper buttons, kinda stiff and not real responsive - makes for frustration. I think I would like it more if I could resolve this
    7. Sky Jump - Really like the artwork

    #43 1 year ago

    1. GRAND CHAMPION (1953 Williams)
    2. Paul Bunyan (1968 Gottlieb)
    3. Palooka (1964 Williams)
    4. UTAH (1949 United)
    5. Jack in the Box (1973 Gottlieb)

    #44 1 year ago

    Hawaiian beauty
    Jacks open
    Royal guard
    Domino
    Flip a card
    Paradise
    Jack in the box (used for Multiplayer)
    Lady robin hood
    Aloha
    Sittin Pretty (tagged for removal)
    4 coins (tagged for removal)
    Magic City (tagged for removal)

    Other than Hawaiian beauty and JO. I like the Art best on the one’s I play the least.

    #45 1 year ago

    Not in any order.
    Subway
    Diamond Jack
    Lucky Hand
    Flipper Clown
    Gold Strike / Target Alpha
    Cowpoke
    Kings and Queens

    #46 1 year ago

    Impossible to list them all in order
    but a few that stick out in my mind
    for various reasons
    in no particular order are
    Astro
    Team One
    Teachers Pet
    Heat Wave
    Magic Circle
    SweetHearts
    Cover Girl
    Big Top AAB
    Loop the Loop AAB
    Doodle Bug
    SkyRocket
    WMS Jungle
    SeeSaw
    Mata Hari EM
    Pro Pool
    72 Monte Carlo
    CCoin Festival

    #47 1 year ago

    Current:

    Argosy - this game is just killer and you all know it

    Dimension - it rules. Drops and small flippers with inlanes

    Jungle queen - so much fun always something to shoot for

    2001 - rad. Don’t like artwork or rules as much as dimension

    Wonderland - just a gorgeous game and fun for a woodrail.

    Grand Prix - find this one a little overrated. Yeah it’s fun to rip the spinners but what else ya got?!

    #48 1 year ago

    1) Teacher's Pet
    2) El Dorado
    Sorry, but I only have two...............right now.

    #49 1 year ago

    1. Klondike. I never get tired of its quirky, unpredictable play, I consider it a "Modern" EM
    2. Out Of Sight I look forward to playing this since a major re-furb even with a few scoring anomalies. Not tired yet.
    3. Spin A Card A fair Poker machine, rare,and fun if I'm in the right mood. Kinda tired of scoring doesn't really count. On the replacement list.

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from mojonitro:

    1) Teacher's Pet
    2) El Dorado
    Sorry, but I only have two...............right now.

    Quality over quantity - nice collection!

    Brad

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