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Rank your EM's!


By NicoVolta

10 months ago



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    #51 10 months ago

    I wanna see Vic Camp's reply ;-

    I play all my games at least twice a week. I rank them all very close in game play and enjoy them all equally.

    There is a fine line between most all EM’s that are considered great players and there are many from all manufacturers.

    King of Diamonds
    North Star
    2001
    Target Pool
    Sweet Hearts
    Top Card
    Show Boat
    Eldorado
    Jack’s Open
    Atlantis
    Cross Town
    C-37
    Bank a Ball
    Lady Luck
    Big Hit
    Domino
    Buckaroo
    Spin a Card
    Skill Pool
    Golden Arrow
    Flip a Card
    High Hand
    Sign Along
    Volley
    Sure Shot
    King Pin
    Central Park
    Drop a Card
    Mibs
    Blue Chip
    Aquarius
    Dixieland (bingo)
    Lite a Line(bingo)
    Silver Sails(bingo)
    Gay Time(bingo)
    Coney Island(bingo)
    Tropics(bingo)
    Count Down(almost an Em)
    Playboy(almost an EM)

    #52 10 months ago

    Sky jump
    Atlantis
    Quick draw
    Royal flush
    Surfer
    Jumping jack

    Jacks open is in work so we shall see where that fits when I am finished with it...

    #53 10 months ago

    Centigrade 37
    Atlantis
    Team one
    Abra cadabra
    Grand Prix
    Outer Space
    Surf Champ
    Vampire
    Aztec

    Truth be told, luv them all

    #54 10 months ago

    1) Spanish Eyes. Just cause GUNSTAR has such a hard-on for it. (long live AL).
    No order....
    ElDorado
    Dimension
    Lucky Hand
    Big Indian
    Quick Draw
    Lawman
    Sky Jump
    Volley
    Blast Off
    Big Hit
    World Series
    Home Run
    C-37
    Jumping Jack
    Pop-A-Card
    Pin Up
    Bon Voyage
    Far Out
    Top Card

    #55 10 months ago

    #1 OXO - Williams
    #2 Expo - Williams
    #3 Old Chicago - Bally
    #4 Double-Up - Bally
    #5 Royal Flush - Gottlieb
    #6 Aztec - Williams
    #7 Spanish Eyes - Williams
    #8 Travel Time - Williams

    #56 10 months ago

    1. Quick draw
    2. Atlantis
    3. Lucky Hand
    4. Bank-A-Ball

    #57 10 months ago

    1. Sing Along
    2. El Dorado
    3. Strato Flite (underrated and FAST DC action)
    4. Domino
    5. Continental Cafe (almost fully playable so it may move up, on high tap it's not as bad as I thought)

    I would rank Kings and Queens toward the top I'm sure but it's my next project.

    #58 10 months ago

    1. Bally Hang Glider
    2. Gottlieb Vulcan (Not 100% yet)
    3. Gottlieb Target Alpha (Sold)

    #59 10 months ago

    I like 'em all, but here's how I would order them today:

    1. Target Alpha
    2. Freedom (even without the pop bumper between the flippers!)
    3. Big Indian
    4. Nip-It
    5. Roller Coaster (extremely satisfying to get a good score)
    6. Grand Prix
    7. Sure Shot
    8. Jungle Queen
    9. Jet Spin
    10. 300

    I haven't gone through my first woodrail, Roto Pool, yet, so I don't know where that would fit in.

    #60 10 months ago

    I'm going to base my ranking on playability. There is a good variety with drop target games, stand up target games, gate games, pop bumper games, spinner games, rare games, classic games, and multi-player games in the collection. Currently 19 wedgeheads, 7 two-players, and 1 four-player set up right now. So here are the games that when I walk down to the basement game room I seem to play the most.

    1. Abra Ca Dabra
    2. Atlantis
    3. Strange World
    4. Quick Draw
    5. Jacks Open
    6. Sing Along
    7. Buckaroo
    8. Ice Revue
    9. Big Hit
    10. Jacks Open
    11. Kings & Queens
    12. Centigrade 37
    13. Target Pool
    14. Domino
    15. Volley
    16. Golden Arrow
    17. Sky Jump
    18. Wild Life
    19. King Pin
    20. Jumping Jack
    21. Paul Bunyan
    22. King of Diamonds
    23. King Kool
    24. Gridiron
    25. Hot Shot
    26. Bristol Hills
    27. Tropic Isle

    #61 9 months ago

    Seems like Jacks Open is the only one you'd play twice though

    #62 9 months ago

    1. Atlantis
    2. Sky Jump
    3. Royal Guard
    4. Ship ahoy
    5. Quick Draw
    6. King of Diamonds
    7. Aladdin's Castle

    #63 9 months ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    1. Atlantis
    2. Sky Jump
    3. Royal Guard
    4. Ship ahoy
    5. Quick Draw
    6. King of Diamonds
    7. Aladdin's Castle

    I thought you had a "Pin-Up" as well.

    #64 9 months ago

    Although I could get into almost any of them, once the colder weather came around,
    I fixed a couple issues and now when I do play a game, 90% it's on the Joker Poker.
    I have heard once the targets are down, there's not much else to shoot for..
    If one gets all 15 targets down before drain, I say one had a damm good ball!
    For a couple of months, EM J.P. #1

    #65 9 months ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    Seems like Jacks Open is the only one you'd play twice though

    Whoops #10 was supposed to be El Dorado...but yes I’d play Jacks Open twice

    #66 9 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I thought you had a "Pin-Up" as well.

    He had a very nice King Pin

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    #67 9 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I thought you had a "Pin-Up" as well.

    Pin-up went away, as did King Pin. Was time to change things up.

    #68 9 months ago
    Quoted from Phillips88:

    He had a very nice King Pin

    That's a real-nice King Pin!!

    #69 9 months ago

    1. Grand Prix
    2. Quick Draw
    3. Aztec
    4. Top Card
    5. Jumping Jack
    6. Liberty Bell

    #70 9 months ago

    Ranking your EMs can be fun, but it is like watching weather forecasts. Everything changes over time.
    I had buyers' remorse after picking up a Domino. I would have put it in last place. I put a Shay glass in it to make it look better, but that made me regret my purchase even more.
    Then I realized how much fun Domino is to play. It's a great pin! And now that the Shay Domino glasses are gone, I am relieved that I have one.

    As of now:
    1. Mars Trek
    2. Grand Prix
    3. Royal Flush
    4. Domino
    5. Full House
    6. Teacher's Pet
    7. Zig Zag
    8. Palooka
    9. Criterium '75 (only because it is a project, and will be a low-end-pin-machine at best)

    #71 9 months ago

    I only have 2 at the moment. I brought them both back from decades of neglect so I love them both. I think I will go
    1. 4 Square
    2. Dancing Dolls

    #72 9 months ago

    List of my games that are currently set up and working:

    1. GTB Jungle Queen
    2. BLY Mata Hari EM Version
    3. WMS Gulfstream
    4. GTB Jumping Jack
    5. BLY Expressway
    6. GTB Hit n Run
    7. GTB King Pin
    8. GTB Target Alpha
    9. WMS Super Star
    10. WMS Dealers Choice

    #73 9 months ago

    GTB Quick Draw
    GTB Abracadabra

    2 weeks later
    #75 9 months ago

    Only have two right now...

    1. Grand Prix
    2. Rancho

    Rancho has grown on me and is right up there with Grand Prix but I prefer the alternating bonus lanes and dual spinners... Both are great Williams machines!

    #76 9 months ago

    Only have 3 and 2 are projects, so I would have to go in this order for now:

    1) 1976 Surf Champ

    2) 1973 Gottlieb King Pin

    3) 1975 Bally Hokus Pokus

    #77 9 months ago

    I find that I play my EM's the most, followed they the pure mechanicals "M's" (Rock-ola Jigsaw, World's Series, TNT, Army Navy), followed by Solid State then DMD/LCD games. Here are my EM's, in the approximate order I play them from most to least:

    1) Joker Poker. I'm really psyched about that Ed from Texas is working with Shay to make a replacement backglass!!!!
    2) Fireball
    3) Wizard
    4) C37
    5) Slick Chick
    6) Bow and Arrow
    7) Surf Champ
    8) Kings and Queens
    9) Rocket (Williams
    10) Jet Spint
    11) Lucky Hand
    12) Captain Fantastic
    13) Cover Girl

    Someday in the future I would love to augment my collection with an Atlantis and Quick Draw.

    Nate

    #78 9 months ago

    Wizard
    Target Pool
    Pin-up
    Jacks Open
    Abra Ca Dabra
    Target Alpha
    Central Park
    Sweet Hearts
    Buckaroo

    #79 9 months ago

    1) Freedom (prototype) - playing this most, lately.
    2) Pop-A-Card
    3) Fireball
    4) Centigrade 37
    5) Fast Draw

    ? Pyramid - not working yet.

    #80 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ace24:

    1) Freedom (prototype) - playing this most, lately.
    2) Pop-A-Card
    3) Fireball
    4) Centigrade 37
    5) Fast Draw
    ? Pyramid - not working yet.

    You... have a prototype...?!? How long have you had it?

    #81 9 months ago

    Since last April. I posted in your middle-pop thread about it back then. (post #186)

    #83 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ace24:

    Since last April. I posted in your middle-pop thread about it back then. (post #186)

    Aha! That was during my first couple of weeks of the pinball tour... got lost in the shuffle! Nevertheless I approve of your #1 ranking.

    In time, I’m going to convert a Freedom to the prototype version and make a slight change - move the lower posts in the middle-pop zone just a teeny bit closer.

    Anyway, now back to your regularly-scheduled rankings...

    #84 9 months ago

    Cool. I thought it might be fun to pick up a standard Freedom playfield sometime, if I get the chance. Then I could convert back and forth between the two styles.

    #85 9 months ago

    EM games working and in the current lineup (except Mata Hari, currently being restored):

    1. GTB King Pin
    2. GTB Jumping Jack
    3. GTB Jungle Queen
    4. WMS Gulfstream
    5. Bally Mata Hari EM
    6. Bally Expressway
    7. GTB Target Alpha
    8. GTB Hit N Run
    9. WMS Super Star
    10. WMS Dealers Choice

    #86 9 months ago

    Pop-A-Card

    #87 8 months ago

    I have 6 games left and they are forever-keepers. Here's how I rank 'em:

    King of Diamonds
    Slick Chick
    North Star
    Hearts and Spades
    Sing Along
    Paddock - (although many think it's pretty lame, amazingly, it's the game everyone
    gravitates to at every party-of-pinheads I have. It's a game I grew up
    with and had to have).

    #88 8 months ago

    1) Astro
    2) Pop-A-Card
    3) Wild Wild West

    #89 8 months ago
    Quoted from Boatcat:

    Paddock - (although many think it's pretty lame, amazingly, it's the game everyone
    gravitates to at every party-of-pinheads I have. It's a game I grew up
    with and had to have).

    Paddock/Post Time is definitely a sleeper pin, not unlike Pit Stop.
    Paddock one of the first pins to use 3in flippers.

    #90 8 months ago

    I've come across many Paddock pins most to far away one was here, but was a project pin and that was a very project pin.

    #91 8 months ago

    Fast draw
    In fact ... it is the only em I own , but I love it

    #92 8 months ago
    Quoted from phototamer:

    Fast draw
    In fact ... it is the only em I own , but I love it

    Fast Draw / Quick Draw are great players!

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