The pinball categories keep changing as time marches on and new categories of pinball machines are created. As I see them now:
- Pure Mechanical
- Woodrail Pre-Flipper
- Woodrail Flipper
- Electro-Mechanical 60s
- Electro-Mechanical 70s
- Solid State
I am suggesting that the Top 100 lists be broken down into these categories. It just isn't fair to group woodrails with EMs from the 60s and 70s and SS pins with modern DMDs. As they stand now, the Top 100 lists don't seem to reflect reality, or at least reality as I see it. No way that Bally's Fireball is #70 in the EM category and Wizard! is #135??!! Perhaps a more detailed breakdown will more accurately portray where a pin should be ranked.
This would also allow for customization of the categories used for ratings for each pin group. For example, there is no need for a 'Toys/Gimmicks' and 'Sounds and Speech' categories for EMs. The 'Gimmicks' category might apply, but there are no Toys on EM pins. These are now 'Optional', like 'ANIMATIONS', but it would be simpler and a lot more accurate, if they were removed for pinball categories where they weren't appropriate.
I would also like to see a 'Most Wanted' list by Pinsiders broken down by the same categories. This list would give me a better idea for the desirability and demand for a game - helpful when pricing and buying pins.
What do you think? Yay Or Nay?