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Rate all the 90's Bally/Williams Games

By JediPimp

10 months ago


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    Topic poll

    “Top 10 90's B/W Games?”

    • Whirlwind 43 votes
      3%
    • Gameshow 3 votes
    • Pool Sharks 3 votes
    • Rollergames 7 votes
      1%
    • Diner 11 votes
      1%
    • Radical! 5 votes
    • Riverboat Gambler 2 votes
    • Dr. Dude 1 vote
    • FunHouse 48 votes
      4%
    • Harley-Davidson 1 vote
    • The Machine: Bride of Pin·Bot 8 votes
      1%
    • Gilligan's Island 3 votes
    • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 14 votes
      1%
    • Hurricane 2 votes
    • The Party Zone 4 votes
    • The Getaway: High Speed II 29 votes
      2%
    • The Addams Family 72 votes
      5%
    • Black Rose 10 votes
      1%
    • Fish Tales 37 votes
      3%
    • Doctor Who 14 votes
      1%
    • Creature from the Black Lagoon 48 votes
      4%
    • White Water 67 votes
      5%
    • Bram Stoker's Dracula 34 votes
      3%
    • Twilight Zone (Super Pin) 98 votes
      7%
    • The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition 15 votes
      1%
    • Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Super Pin) 70 votes
      5%
    • Judge Dredd (Super Pin) 8 votes
      1%
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation (Super Pin) 52 votes
      4%
    • Popeye Saves the Earth (Super Pin) 3 votes
    • Demolition Man (Super Pin) 8 votes
      1%
    • World Cup Soccer 22 votes
      2%
    • The Flintstones 6 votes
    • Corvette 7 votes
      1%
    • Red and Ted's Road Show (Super Pin) 14 votes
      1%
    • The Shadow 42 votes
      3%
    • Dirt Harry 14 votes
      1%
    • Theatre of Magic 46 votes
      3%
    • No Fear: Dangerous Sports 9 votes
      1%
    • Indianapolis 500 6 votes
    • Johnny Mnemonic 6 votes
    • Jack·Bot 9 votes
      1%
    • WHO Dunnit 5 votes
    • Congo 11 votes
      1%
    • Attack From Mars 78 votes
      6%
    • Safecracker 10 votes
      1%
    • Tales of the Arabian Nights 42 votes
      3%
    • Scared Stiff 35 votes
      3%
    • Junk Yard 6 votes
    • NBA Fastbreak 6 votes
    • Medieval Madness 105 votes
      8%
    • Cirqus Voltaire 41 votes
      3%
    • No Good Gofers 6 votes
    • The Champion Pub 9 votes
      1%
    • Monster Bash 69 votes
      5%
    • Cactus Canyon 19 votes
      1%
    • Revenge from Mars (Pinball 2000) 12 votes
      1%
    • Star Wars Episode I (Pinball 2000) 2 votes

    (Multiple choice - 1357 votes by 160 Pinsiders)

    #1 10 months ago

    Just like the title says, what do you think are the best 90's Bally/MidwayWilliams games?

    Ive included all the games from January 1990 to June 1999, which spans the last of the System 11 Games, all the WPC Games, and the Pinball 2000 Games.

    What do you think?

    You can either vote for the best Top 10 in the poll, or rank them all in the comments if you dare!

    See chronological list below for reference:

    SYSTEM 11 (Made in 1990)
    Whirlwind - January 1990
    • The Bally Game Show– April 1990
    Pool Sharks - June 1990
    Rollergames - June 1990
    Diner - September 1990
    Radical! - September 1990
    Riverboat Gambler - November 1990
    Dr. Dude - November 1990
    Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball - January 1991

    WPC (Alphanumeric)
    • FunHouse - September 1990
    • Harley-Davidson - February 1991
    • The Machine: Bride of Pin·Bot - February 1991

    WPC (Dot Matrix)
    • Slugfest - March 1991 (Pitch and Bat Game)
    Gilligan's Island - May 1991
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day - July 1991
    Hurricane - August 1991
    • The Party Zone - August 1991

    WPC (Fliptronics)
    • The Getaway: High Speed II - February 1992
    • The Addams Family - March 1992
    Black Rose - July 1992
    Fish Tales - October 1992
    Doctor Who - October 1992
    Creature from the Black Lagoon - December 1992
    White Water - January 1993
    Bram Stoker's Dracula - March 1993
    Twilight Zone - March 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    • The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition - October 1994

    WPC (DCS)
    Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure - August 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Judge Dredd - September 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation - November 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Popeye Saves the Earth - February 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    Demolition Man - February 1994 (SUPER PIN)

    WPC-S (Security)
    World Cup Soccer - February 1994
    • The Pinball Circus - June 1994 (Not officially released)
    • The Flintstones - July 1994
    Corvette - August 1994
    • Red & Ted's Road Show - October 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    The Shadow - November 1994
    Dirty Harry - March 1995
    Theatre of Magic - March 1995
    No Fear: Dangerous Sports - May 1995
    Indianapolis 500 - June 1995
    Johnny Mnemonic - August 1995
    • Jack·Bot - October 1995
    • WHO Dunnit - September 1995

    WPC-95
    Congo - November 1995
    Attack from Mars - December 1995
    • Safecracker - March 1996
    Ticket Tac Toe - March 1996 (Redemption Game)
    Tales of the Arabian Nights - May 1996
    Scared Stiff - September 1996
    Junk Yard - December 1996
    NBA Fastbreak - March 1997
    Medieval Madness - June 1997
    Cirqus Voltaire - October 1997
    No Good Gofers - December 1997
    • The Champion Pub - April 1998
    Monster Bash - July 1998
    Cactus Canyon - October 1998

    PINBALL 2000
    • Revenge from Mars – January 1999
    Star Wars Episode I – June 1999
    • Playboy - October 1999 (Unreleased Prototype)
    Wizard Blocks - October 1999 (Unreleased Prototype)

    #2 10 months ago

    it would be easier to name the 10 worst games of the 90s

    #3 10 months ago

    I could only think of 9

    #4 10 months ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    I could only think of 9

    Checks out for me as well

    TZ, IJ, WW, STNG, MM, AFM, Wh20, DH, MB

    #5 10 months ago

    No particular order other than following columns down left to right. These are titles I would own over all others listed.

    Congo, SS, CV, CP, BR, DW, WH2O, AFM, MM, MB

    Thanks OP for putting this Huuuge list together in a poll.

    10
    #6 10 months ago

    The Shadow is the most undervalued pinball machine available. I'd pay double if I had to without hesitation.

    #7 10 months ago
    Quoted from Tranquilize:

    The Shadow is the most undervalued pinball machine available. I'd pay double if I had to without hesitation.

    Yep the Shadow is the cheapest B/W DMD machine I’ve bought, yet I rate it up with the best of them

    #8 9 months ago

    Oh geez just realised I forgot a game! Sorry don’t know how to add it to the poll!

    I didn’t realise they made System 11 games until 1991!

    Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball - January 1991

    #9 9 months ago
    Quoted from JediPimp:

    Just like the title says, what do you think are the best 90's Bally/MidwayWilliams games?
    Ive included all the games from January 1990 to June 1999, which spans the last of the System 11 Games, all the WPC Games, and the Pinball 2000 Games.
    What do you think?
    You can either vote for the best Top 10 in the poll, or rank them all in the comments if you dare!
    See chronological list below for reference:
    SYSTEM 11 (Made in 1990)
    Whirlwind - January 1990
    • The Bally Game Show – April 1990
    Pool Sharks - June 1990
    Rollergames - June 1990
    Diner - September 1990
    Radical! - September 1990
    Riverboat Gambler - November 1990
    Dr. Dude - November 1990
    WPC (Alphanumeric)
    • FunHouse - September 1990
    • Harley-Davidson - February 1991
    • The Machine: Bride of Pin·Bot - February 1991
    WPC (Dot Matrix)
    Gilligan's Island - May 1991
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day - July 1991
    Hurricane - August 1991
    • The Party Zone - August 1991
    WPC (Fliptronics)
    • The Getaway: High Speed II - February 1992
    • The Addams Family - March 1992
    Black Rose - July 1992
    Fish Tales - October 1992
    Doctor Who - October 1992
    Creature from the Black Lagoon - December 1992
    White Water - January 1993
    Bram Stoker's Dracula - March 1993
    Twilight Zone - March 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    • The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition - October 1994
    WPC (DCS)
    Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure - August 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Judge Dredd - September 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation - November 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Popeye Saves the Earth - February 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    Demolition Man - February 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    WPC-S (Security)
    World Cup Soccer - February 1994
    • The Flintstones - July 1994
    Corvette - August 1994
    • Red & Ted's Road Show - October 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    The Shadow - November 1994
    Dirty Harry - March 1995
    Theatre of Magic - March 1995
    No Fear: Dangerous Sports - May 1995
    Indianapolis 500 - June 1995
    Johnny Mnemonic - August 1995
    • Jack·Bot - October 1995
    • WHO Dunnit - September 1995
    WPC-95
    Congo - November 1995
    Attack from Mars - December 1995
    • Safecracker - March 1996
    Tales of the Arabian Nights - May 1996
    Scared Stiff - September 1996
    Junk Yard - December 1996
    NBA Fastbreak - March 1997
    Medieval Madness - June 1997
    Cirqus Voltaire - October 1997
    No Good Gofers - December 1997
    • The Champion Pub - April 1998
    Monster Bash - July 1998
    Cactus Canyon - October 1998
    PINBALL 2000
    • Revenge from Mars – January 1999
    Star Wars Episode I – June 1999

    #10 9 months ago
    Quoted from JediPimp:

    I didn’t realise they made System 11 games until 1991!
    Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball - January 1991

    You could have left it out. No one would've bitched

    #11 9 months ago

    Added the following games to the list:

    - Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball
    - The Pinball Circus
    - Playboy
    - Wizard Blocks

    Will see if I can edit the poll

    #12 9 months ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    You could have left it out. No one would've bitched

    lol

    Now this post has now turned into a 90’s completion list for me. I may do similar ones for Data East, Sega, Capcom, Gottlieb etc for the 90’s. These lists are actually not the easiest to find.

    #13 9 months ago

    Dont bother with the Gottliebs.
    Hah
    Seriously

    #14 9 months ago

    A ton of great games in that list.
    I voted for Radical, Fish Tales, Bram Stokers Dracula, Indiana Jones, Star Trek the Next Generation, The Shadow, Scared Stiff, Junkyard, Medieval Madness and Monster Bash.

    #15 9 months ago

    Mb Taf......or Taf Mb...don't really care after that

    #16 9 months ago
    Quoted from JediPimp:

    Added the following games to the list:
    - Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball
    - The Pinball Circus
    - Playboy
    - Wizard Blocks
    Will see if I can edit the poll

    Not quite sure you need to put Wizard Blocks in the list, since it was never released ... it'd be funny though if someone voted for it

    #17 9 months ago
    Quoted from Manny65:

    Not quite sure you need to put Wizard Blocks in the list, since it was never released ... it'd be funny though if someone voted for it

    Lol I have no idea either. But I made it this far so I might as well add the last two “games” made by B/W in the 90’s.

    #18 9 months ago
    Quoted from JediPimp:

    Lol I have no idea either. But I made it this far so I might as well add the last two “games” made by B/W in the 90’s.

    What about Ticket Tac Toe ?

    #19 9 months ago

    Those were the days. There's a lot I like in that list. I'd go back to 1985 but that's just me.

    #20 9 months ago

    Wow! This is brutally hard!! There are so many great games. I think the top 100 is more or less pretty accurate. The Shadow is absolutely underrated, however, and would surpass many of these pins.

    #21 9 months ago

    I've either owned or worked on nearly every solid state machine from 1977 to present (barring some of the super, super low run stuff) and Twilight Zone is still the best pinball machine of all time in my estimation.

    #22 9 months ago
    Quoted from Tranquilize:

    The Shadow is the most undervalued pinball machine available. I'd pay double if I had to without hesitation.

    I've got a Shadow sitting right next to a Demolition Man which I think is just a blast to play and is undervalued.

    #23 9 months ago

    Results are inline with the usual suspects, except funhouse which is doing remarkably well.

    #24 9 months ago
    Quoted from The_Pump_House:

    I've got a Shadow sitting right next to a Demolition Man which I think is just a blast to play and is undervalued.

    Demo man is supper fast and fun, but the software and some of the design makes the game pretty flawed. You get a huge bang for your buck, but it's priced low for a reason.

    I've been recoding the game as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and the game is getting much better. I put in-line drop targets up the car crash lane, and the software controls the claw. It moves the ball to where it will be most helpful in modes etc. so you don't need to stop play. I always liked the handles, but after playing without them during development, I've found that the game is much better without them.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monty-python-amp-the-holy-grail-retheme-of-demolition-man-

    #25 9 months ago

    Good point! I thought it was a non-pin redemption game but it has flippers. I’ll add it and I’ll add slugfest to why not.

    #26 9 months ago
    Quoted from JediPimp:

    Just like the title says, what do you think are the best 90's Bally/MidwayWilliams games?
    Ive included all the games from January 1990 to June 1999, which spans the last of the System 11 Games, all the WPC Games, and the Pinball 2000 Games.
    What do you think?
    You can either vote for the best Top 10 in the poll, or rank them all in the comments if you dare!
    See chronological list below for reference:

    SYSTEM 11 (Made in 1990)
    Whirlwind - January 1990
    • The Bally Game Show– April 1990
    Pool Sharks - June 1990
    Rollergames - June 1990
    Diner - September 1990
    Radical! - September 1990
    Riverboat Gambler - November 1990
    Dr. Dude - November 1990
    Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball - January 1991

    WPC (Alphanumeric)
    • FunHouse - September 1990
    • Harley-Davidson - February 1991
    • The Machine: Bride of Pin·Bot - February 1991

    WPC (Dot Matrix)

    • Slugfest - March 1991 (Pitch and Bat Game)
    Gilligan's Island - May 1991
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day - July 1991
    Hurricane - August 1991
    • The Party Zone - August 1991

    WPC (Fliptronics)
    • The Getaway: High Speed II - February 1992
    • The Addams Family - March 1992
    Black Rose - July 1992
    Fish Tales - October 1992
    Doctor Who - October 1992
    Creature from the Black Lagoon - December 1992
    White Water - January 1993
    Bram Stoker's Dracula - March 1993
    Twilight Zone - March 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    • The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition - October 1994

    WPC (DCS)
    Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure - August 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Judge Dredd - September 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation - November 1993 (SUPER PIN)
    Popeye Saves the Earth - February 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    Demolition Man - February 1994 (SUPER PIN)

    WPC-S (Security)
    World Cup Soccer - February 1994
    • The Pinball Circus - June 1994 (Not officially released)
    • The Flintstones - July 1994
    Corvette - August 1994
    • Red & Ted's Road Show - October 1994 (SUPER PIN)
    The Shadow - November 1994
    Dirty Harry - March 1995
    Theatre of Magic - March 1995
    No Fear: Dangerous Sports - May 1995
    Indianapolis 500 - June 1995
    Johnny Mnemonic - August 1995
    • Jack·Bot - October 1995
    • WHO Dunnit - September 1995

    WPC-95
    Congo - November 1995
    Attack from Mars - December 1995
    • Safecracker - March 1996
    Ticket Tac Toe - March 1996 (Redemption Game)
    Tales of the Arabian Nights - May 1996
    Scared Stiff - September 1996
    Junk Yard - December 1996
    NBA Fastbreak - March 1997
    Medieval Madness - June 1997
    Cirqus Voltaire - October 1997
    No Good Gofers - December 1997
    • The Champion Pub - April 1998
    Monster Bash - July 1998
    Cactus Canyon - October 1998

    PINBALL 2000
    • Revenge from Mars – January 1999
    Star Wars Episode I – June 1999
    • Playboy - October 1999 (Unreleased Prototype)
    Wizard Blocks - October 1999 (Unreleased Prototype)

    #27 9 months ago

    Added to the list (found in first post)

    - Slugfest (pitch and bat game, it technically has a “flipper”)
    - Ticket Tac Toe (redemption game)

    Sadly I can’t edit the poll to add these options

    #28 9 months ago
    Quoted from JediPimp:

    Added to the list (found in first post)
    - Slugfest (pitch and bat game, it technically has a “flipper”)
    - Ticket Tac Toe (redemption game)
    Sadly I can’t edit the poll to add these options

    I really love and appreciate the attention to detail, but let's face it: those titles aren't at the top. It would be interesting to know how many votes they would receive, but these polls tend to always have the jokester outliers (those that vote only one game or purposely vote erratically)

    #29 9 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I really love and appreciate the attention to detail, but let's face it: those titles aren't at the top. It would be interesting to know how many votes they would receive, but these polls tend to always have the jokester outliers (those that vote only one game or purposely vote erratically)

    Agreed. This is just for completion now haha.

    9 months later
    #30 20 days ago

    Road Show - one of the very best in my opinion - especially with the recent software update.

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