Hmm, my rarest ever game was Big Bang Bar. And that was the 2007 rerun
I kind of understand your loathing of Wheel of Fortune. I have tried to like it myself but it was just no fun to play... Hmm, but I want to give it a second change as I have only played it for 30 minutes. For me one of the worst games ever would be some of the 1990-1996 Gottlieb machines, like Waterworld. But I also remember I really hated Viper Night Drivin' and -more recently- kind of get annoyed by Elvis (Stern).
Hey! I have played that Pinball Circus too! You have to goto Las Vegas to play it at the pinball hall of fame. I think the other machine is in one of the designers collections. It's definately a different kind of game to play. The game is in an arcade cabinet with all sorts of levels to get the ball to. Its one of those short stalky playing pinballs like pac-man, and the pinball 2000's. The concept and ingenuity for these games is outstanding, but the gameplay just doesn't work for me. I played it for a bit, took a picture of it and went onto the next machine.
MM is still holding its ground for lots of people as the best game! I think it would be for me as well. Great gameplay and flow and the humor factor is just hilarious!
I don't really have a particular game that I don't like, but the games that I would only play once would be slow flow kinda games. Like most of the older EM's with annoying (ding dong) door bell sounds, and even some newer machines like said above with the late Gottlieb's. I would probably never buy one of the new Stern games either. There is a couple of good ones like RollerCoaster Tycoon, and maybe LoTR or Spiderman. But other than that, the gameplay gets boring fast and not too much humour in any of them. You just have to look in the TV guide to see a list of THEIR machines!!!
Haven't played any Pinball Machines considered rare!
But my all time favorite is a real battle between 1993 Indiana Jones and Attack From Mars,both awesome themes and DMD graphics,beautiful to look at and play.
Worst game so far for me is Sega's Baywatch..liked the nostalgia in the music but that was about it.
Favorites would include LOTR, 1993 Indiana, TWZ, MM, CV, BK2000, and a few others... I own a excellent TOM and that is not one of my favorites im actually trying to trade it the mutliball is weak as well as that boring trunk and lame GF. It is perty to look at. Anyone want to trade ha
Worst would be def Gottlieb and im not a fan of older machines/vintage also pool themed games suck to me I use to own a cue ball wizard uhh. Ive played Wheel of Fortune it was acutally fun to me.
I'd love a capcom kingpin. they're pretty rare. Sterns new 24 reminds me a little of the hotel in kingpin. A long, tight shot. kingpins theme is way better though.
Favourite? - all of them!
I don't know what the rarest machine I have ever played is, I'd have to think real hard about that one.
The worst machine I have ever played is South Park. I don't mind some of the newer Stern games, but this one is a total dud. The first time I ever tried it I had been playing for about 20 minutes straight and was still on my second ball. All the shots were very easy to make, getting an extra ball was effortless, and the modes are very repetitive. During my 3rd ball I got completely bored and I trapped it on the flipper and asked a kid in the arcade if he wanted to play the last ball. This is a machine that I'd probably not ever bother playing again unless it was on free play and I just wanted to throw my initials up on the board.
I have played Pinball Circus (Las Vegas version)- believe me, it's a good thing it never went into production.
The rarest Solid State game has got to be Zingy Bingy, which is probably sitting 95% complete in Python Angelo's basement. The 1995 Capcom production team were a bunch of geniuses who were having all their good ideas about a decade late. Just think how successful the company could've been if they'd launch those ideas in the late 1980s or early 1990s ! That Big Bang Bar and Kingpin were still "re-made" years later stands as a testament to their excellent design.
Rarest : two player joust pinball.
Best: Addams family, Cyclone, Bone busters are my picks
WORST: Spring break, and Bad girls not only are they ugliest machines out there, but.., they are practically unplayable for more than the time it takes you to stop laughing. Its like someone gave a monkey a bunch of pinball machine parts.
> Rarest: "grand huit" and "nosferatus", 2 french pinball machines - "new star's phoenix" by Zaccaria - "Asteroid Annie and the Aliens"
> Best: "Monster bash"...
> Worst: "Raven" or "the game"
Worst: any new Stern. Nope, I'm not really a Stern person, although LoTR is quite good.
Probably the rarest machine I have played would be Big Bang Bar. I only had a chance to play it for fifteen minutes, however, it was a blast. Great gameplay and theme.
Worst: Probably the Stern Pirates of the Carribean. For some reason I can't stand that game.
Best: The ones I own.
Worst: The ones I don't own but would like to.
Rarest: The ones that appear on Craigslist and have their listings deleted before I even see it.
But seriously, I enjoy Gorgar since I own it...
Joust pinball? My friend and I, many many years ago, used to play a game called Joust at the arcade. We would play for hours. It was a CRT arcade game though...these little pirates would try to steal your fuel cells (if I remember correctly) and we played as a team (co-op mode) to defend them. Are you saying there was a pinball machine based on Joust? I need to go google or pbd that one!
Was it fun? Close or similar to the arcade CRT game? Do you know which came out first? Pinball Joust or CRT arcade Joust? Sorry for so many questions. You have me traveling down memory lane though
Rarest: Banzai Run (the one we have, that is also NOT FOR SALE).
Best: Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure. Seriously, combining the extreme awesomeness, rarity, AND nostalgia of playing this game when I was little, stepping up to this marvel the short time it was in the arcade was pretty humbling.
Worst: Hmm. I might actually say Hook, although its another one I played when I was young. It's fun and the music is great, but let's be honest: very repetitive (music especially), no clear objectives, and no official rule sheet. Really?
Rarest-the Costco version of Batman, only 48 produced, probably less than that sold. I know where one is available,
Does it have to be an original design, or can a "re-themed" one count?
Well, for stock machines sake...
Pinball Circus, BBB OG, Kingpin OG and Krull.
For the "re-themed"...
I really wanted to play that 'Beatniks Koolsville Kustom' too. Even though they sacrificed a EATPM for it. Grrrrr...
MM is just hard to beat on total package.
SS is my favorite and Austin Powers has to be my worst. Popeye and Gilligan's Island COMBINED is more fun than AP.
Rarest seems to be a somewhat elusive term in the pin world, not to add in that I've played a lot of old EMs as a youth but can't recall there titles......but
Rarest: Gottlieb Star Race
Best: Black Hole
Worst: Gorgar (I know this will start a fire storm) just a slow and plain boring to me.
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