Quoted from jonesjb:
I’d buy one, but with my limited collection (3 pin max). I’m not sure it would work well with my Shadow... given they have very similar locks.
Ripley’s and The Shadow do both utilize a magnet located top/center of playfield that grab the ball and throw it backward up the playfield. Only seen that on 3 games, these and Dialed In! Otherwise, I agree, very different games. To me, Ripley’s is a slightly simpler version of Dialed In, with a dash of TZ. Even the code is similar. Visit continents, hit shots, collect letters to spell Ripley’s. Or, hit cell phone, start disaster, hit shots, collect letters to spell Dialed In! DI is a polished, modern version of Ripley’s. In my opinion. I owned them both and had them next to each other. They are definitely cousins.
I’m not sure why this pin is so underrated. Theme, most likely. Callouts can be a bit goofy too. But as for pure shots, it’s one of the best.