Being interested in astrobiology and astrochemistry (it is apart of my schooling) as well as a fan of the Stargate series (both movie and television series) I have had an interest in the Stargate pin for sometime. As it happens, a guy I know in my area has one for sale that he states is in fantastic cosmetic condition (pictures seem to back this up), including working rope lights and handrails in the backglass, as well no board issues, thus he states it plays well. I have watched all the YouTube videos that are available and it looks like a fine game with plenty of varied shots and a fairly deep rulesheet. So far the main criticisms I have come across are that it is a Gottlieb-Premiere and that the call outs occur too often. On those two issues, I have noted that many feel the Stargate pin is really the only Gottlieb-Premiere pin worth owning and that the call-outs can be greatly lessened by holding the two flipper button in at the start of a ball. As such, with all this, I am intrigued and my friend is not asking an outrageous price for a very nice, error free Stargate ($1550US). I am going to look at the pin on either Friday or Sunday depending on scheduling.
As it happens with most pins, I know of nobody that owns a Stargate thus I cannot try one out until I am in front of the one for sale. As I noted, the gameplay from the YouTube videos look good and the only personal downside is that I have a feeling I would need to get used to the "music". I was therefore wondering what people's opinions are of this title? Is it worth considering? If I pay $1550US for it, do I stand a chance to get my money back if I decide to sell?
As for likeability, I know that everyone's taste varies yet here is my current line-up which gives you an idea of what I like:
Thanks for the thoughts all...