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ROUND 1 - Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time - Tournament Edition 2021

By AFM95

8 months ago


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“ROUND 1 - Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time - Tournament Edition 2021”

  • (1) Guns n' Roses (JJP) VS 151 votes
    2%
  • (64) Revenge From Mars 45 votes
    1%
  • (2) Medieval Madness VS 185 votes
    3%
  • (63) Pinball Magic 16 votes
  • (3) Monster Bash VS 152 votes
    2%
  • (62) Congo 43 votes
    1%
  • (4) Pirates of the Caribbean (JJP) VS 131 votes
    2%
  • (61) Fathom 68 votes
    1%
  • (5) Attack From Mars VS 167 votes
    3%
  • (60) Fish Tales 34 votes
    1%
  • (6) Elvira's House of Horrors VS 131 votes
    2%
  • (59) The Getaway: High Speed II 59 votes
    1%
  • (7) Jurassic Park (Stern) VS 166 votes
    3%
  • (58) X-Men 22 votes
  • (8) Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast VS 125 votes
    2%
  • (57) Whirlwind 69 votes
    1%
  • (9) Twilight Zone VS 162 votes
    3%
  • (56) Centaur 38 votes
    1%
  • (10) Lord of the Rings VS 144 votes
    2%
  • (55) Alien 53 votes
    1%
  • (11) Avengers: Infinity Quest VS 137 votes
    2%
  • (54) KISS 53 votes
    1%
  • (12) Deadpool VS 153 votes
    2%
  • (53) Big Bang Bar 43 votes
    1%
  • (13) Metallica VS 162 votes
    3%
  • (52) Aerosmith 32 votes
    1%
  • (14) Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure VS 143 votes
    2%
  • (51) Total Nuclear Annihilation 57 votes
    1%
  • (15) The Addams Family VS 133 votes
    2%
  • (50) Game of Thrones 58 votes
    1%
  • (16) Star Trek (Stern) VS 127 votes
    2%
  • (49) Bram Stoker's Dracula 69 votes
    1%
  • (17) AC/DC VS 126 votes
    2%
  • (48) Guardians of the Galaxy 65 votes
    1%
  • (18) Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams) VS 125 votes
    2%
  • (47) Cactus Canyon 72 votes
    1%
  • (19) Spider-Man VS 93 votes
    2%
  • (46) Creature from the Black Lagoon 101 votes
    2%
  • (20) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VS 79 votes
    1%
  • (45) FunHouse 114 votes
    2%
  • (21) The Big Lebowski VS 99 votes
    2%
  • (44) Iron Man 95 votes
    2%
  • (22) Wizard of Oz VS 101 votes
    2%
  • (43) The Shadow 96 votes
    2%
  • (23) Tales of the Arabian Nights VS 131 votes
    2%
  • (42) Black Knight: Sword of Rage 60 votes
    1%
  • (24) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory VS 120 votes
    2%
  • (41) Hot Wheels 65 votes
    1%
  • (25) Theatre of Magic VS 115 votes
    2%
  • (40) Star Wars 77 votes
    1%
  • (26) The Walking Dead VS 121 votes
    2%
  • (39) The Hobbit 71 votes
    1%
  • (27) Batman 66 VS 125 votes
    2%
  • (38) Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle 58 votes
    1%
  • (28) Dialed In VS 106 votes
    2%
  • (37) Ghostbusters 88 votes
    1%
  • (29) The Simpsons Pinball Party VS 117 votes
    2%
  • (36) Stranger Things 71 votes
    1%
  • (30) TRON: Legacy VS 84 votes
    1%
  • (35) White Water 111 votes
    2%
  • (31) Led Zeppelin VS 55 votes
    1%
  • (34) Cirqus Voltaire 136 votes
    2%
  • (32) Rick and Morty 91 votes
    1%
  • (33) Scared Stiff 98 votes
    2%

(Multiple choice - 6194 votes by 232 Pinsiders)

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#1 8 months ago

Round 2 is open for voting:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/round-2-greatest-pinball-game-of-all-time-tournament-edition-2021#

________________________________________________________________________________________

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of year again - March Madness. Some of you have reached out to me asking if/when I would be create a new "Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time" bracket for 2021. To answer that question, now would be a great time.

For those who aren't familiar with last year's tournament bracket, you can familiarize yourself with the rules here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/greatest-pinball-game-of-all-time-tournament-edition

If you hate clicking on links, don't worry, I have you covered. See below for this year's rules.

- How are the seeds determined? This is decided by today's (3/12/21) Pinside Top 100; we're only using the Top 64 ranked games.

- Who "plays" who? #1 rated pin plays #64, #2 rated pin plays #63, #3 rated pin plays #62, and so on.

- How do we decide a winner? Your voting. There will be 32 matchups to start the first round, which will be cut down 16 next round, and so on. Once this round is complete, I will start a new thread with each round.

- How long is the voting open? Voting for the first round will stay open until 10pm EST/7pm PST Monday. Votes will be tallied and the new round of 32 will start on Tuesday.

- Your voting poll is confusing, how do I know what to do? I have attached a matchup spreadsheet to make it as clear as possible. Also, I have taken a screenshot for sample voting for reference. When you look at the voting poll, you'll see something like this:

1 Guns N Roses (JJP) VS 64 Revenge From Mars

As you can see above, the higher ranked game (which will be on the left) is GnR, who is matching up again the lower ranked game (which will be on the right) Revenge From Mars. Each individual matchup goes left to right. You would vote for one or the other, not both. If you do this right, you have an opportunity to vote 32 times this round.

- In an event there is a tie between the matchup, the higher ranked pin will move on to the next round.

If anyone has any other questions, feel free to post below or send me a PM.

Last but not least, I hope this is fun for all of you as it is for me. There are some great matchups to vote on. Enjoy the tournament!
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#2 8 months ago

Voting is officially open. First round voting will end 10pm EST/7pm PST on Monday evening.

#3 8 months ago

Awesome! Thanks for doing this again! Should be fun!

#4 8 months ago

Oh man. This poll did me dirty pitting twd vs hobbit (my two favorite games). I voted twd, but it was tough.

Ouch. The only game to get zero votes right now is LZ. Not surprised.

#5 8 months ago

I love this time of year...always more to argue aboot!

#6 8 months ago
Quoted from jorant:

Oh man. This poll did me dirty pitting twd vs hobbit (my two favorite games). I voted twd, but it was tough.
Ouch. The only game to get zero votes right now is LZ. Not surprised.

You should have voted for both of them. It would help clear your conscience.

#7 8 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I love this time of year...always more to argue aboot!

This was my favorite "which is the best" thread last year. Despite some new shineys, I recall classics battling it out at the end. Thanks to the Op for doing this again....

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#8 8 months ago

In the options, it might be helpful to specify editions with multiple editions. Certain games like GOT and AC/DC have significant differences, and that might tip the scales one way or another.

[edit]: Nevermind about the manufacturers. I didn't notice the correlation between the titles and numbers.

#9 8 months ago

Cool.

Thanks for thanks for doing this.

#10 8 months ago

Whirlwind starting strong, could be one of the first big upsets.

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#11 8 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

For TMNT (#20), I'm assuming DE? [edit: Nope, again stern is linked]

You think the 20th highest rated pinball machine on Pinside is Data East's TMNT?

Seriously?

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#12 8 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

You think the 20th highest rated pinball machine on Pinside is Data East's TMNT?
Seriously?

Is that what the numbers were for? I didn't even notice the correlation. I thought they were arbitrary.

Nevermind then. I only quickly skimmed the post, so I missed that detail on the first pass through.

#13 8 months ago
Quoted from MMGB:

Whirlwind starting strong, could be one of the first big upsets.

Whirlwind seems like it’s always the Xavier (I’m a college basketball nerd) of these brackets. Always underrated and a game the favorites don’t want to be matched up against.

-1
#14 8 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Is that what the numbers were for? I didn't even notice the correlation. I thought they were arbitrary.

I usually read a post/thread before posting all my confusions aboot it.

Quoted from AFM95:

- How are the seeds determined? This is decided by today's (3/12/21) Pinside Top 100; we're only using the Top 64 ranked games.

But that's just me.

#15 8 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I usually read a post/thread before posting all my confusions aboot it.

But that's just me.

I usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt for an honest oversight. Taking a simple "hey, did you notice xyz?" approach would've been a far better approach for a missed detail, rather than trying to instigate something.

#16 8 months ago

WOZ vs. The Shadow is a pretty crazy battle for first round. I say easy Shadow, but clearly others disagree!

-1
#17 8 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt for an honest oversight. Taking a simple "hey, did you notice xyz?" approach would've been a far better approach for a missed detail, rather than trying to instigate something.

You typed out a monstrous multiple paragraph response, which you've since deleted from your post, instead of just reading the OG post.
Do your own work dude.

EDIT: bwa and you were the first to down vote and you keep doing it.

Rough night?

#18 8 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

You typed out a monstrous multiple paragraph response, which you've since deleted from your post, instead of just reading the OG post.
Do your own work dude.
EDIT: bwa and you were the first to down vote and you keep doing it.
Rough night?

Between the "monstrous" exaggeration and inaccurate comments, I think you're basically trolling at this point. I see no need to continue here.

Getting back on topic, it looks like AFM vs FT is heading towards a landslide (49-7 so far).

#19 8 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Between the "monstrous" exaggeration and inaccurate comments....

Did you not delete a bunch of your post, where you listed out like 5 head to head listing and your problems with them?

EDIT:

Quoted from ForceFlow: [edit]: Nevermind about the manufacturers. I didn't notice the correlation between the titles and numbers.

Quoted from ForceFlow:

I think you're basically trolling at this point.

Its just a standard Pinside conversion, no need to being mod-talk into it

#20 8 months ago

I think Tron v. Whitewater will come down to lawsuits and hanging chads.

#21 8 months ago
Quoted from Chisox:

I think Tron v. Whitewater will come down to lawsuits and hanging chads.

That's a tight one indeed

EDIT: personally I think Fathom will be the biggest upset here. 4-61

#22 8 months ago

Whirlwind gets another tough draw this year. Only a few games I would pick over whirlwind...maiden is one of them. They even sit next to each other in my basement.

#23 8 months ago

Fun!

#24 8 months ago

I'll save everyone the trouble and state it is AFM. I say this because it's my most expensive game and I have to pump my investment to make sure it maintains its value so when I go to oversell it here I feel justified for everything down to the #6 T-nuts and every single last frosted dual-LED bulb.

#25 8 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

I'll save everyone the trouble and state it is AFM. I say this because it's my most expensive game and I have to pump my investment to make sure it maintains its value so when I go to oversell it here I feel justified for everything down to the #6 T-nuts and every single last frosted dual-LED bulb.

yup. i think afm will again.

#26 8 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

In the options, it might be helpful to specify editions with multiple editions. Certain games like GOT and AC/DC have significant differences, and that might tip the scales one way or another.
[edit]: Nevermind about the manufacturers. I didn't notice the correlation between the titles and numbers.

You make a good point about editions. However, it would be tough to clarify in the voting poll. I assume people will vote for which game they like better in general, not dependent on models (CE, LE, Pro, etc.).

#27 8 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

WOZ vs. The Shadow is a pretty crazy battle for first round. I say easy Shadow, but clearly others disagree!

I chose WoZ, which is a game-changer pin imo. It forced the entire industry to re-evaluate what's needed and wanted in a pinball machine.

Mostly I chose games that I'd rather play, which I did here as well, but there was more to WoZ for me when I voted for it.

#28 8 months ago

Staggering matchups, even in the first round!!!!!

It does show how wonky the ratings are, as some formidable games will fall early. Suspect voting will be easier for me as things thin a bit.

The show of support for "underdogs" speaks volumes......finally, a fun thread to debate about around here!!!!

#29 8 months ago

Spidey vs Creech is a barn burner!

#30 8 months ago

CGC and PPS should take note. CC is getting trounced because nobody has ever played it. They should be remaking TOM, CV, TOTAN or WH2O. Classics that people love because they have played them!

#31 8 months ago

The big lebowski and iron man are tied at 62. I have to believe many simply havent played TBL. It is amazing.

#32 8 months ago

The cream typically rises to the top in the end. However, we have some potential upsets in the making:

(19) Spider-Man vs. (46) Creature of the Black Lagoon - 67/62 votes

(20) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Stern) vs. (45) FunHouse - 51/75 votes

(21) The Big Lebowski vs. (44) Iron Man - 62/62 votes

(22) Wizard of Oz vs. (43) The Shadow - 67/65 votes

(28) Dialed In vs. (37) Ghostbusters - 68/58 votes

(30) TRON vs. (35) White Water - 56/72 votes

(31) Led Zeppelin vs. (34) Cirqus Voltaire - 35/89 votes

(32) Rick and Morty vs. (33) Scared Stiff - 55/69 votes

#33 8 months ago

Saturday afternoon bump for more votes.

#34 8 months ago
Quoted from ThePinballCo-op:

I chose WoZ, which is a game-changer pin imo. It forced the entire industry to re-evaluate what's needed and wanted in a pinball machine.
Mostly I chose games that I'd rather play, which I did here as well, but there was more to WoZ for me when I voted for it.

I hear ya. WOZ is important historically and a great game. Problem is that Shadow is one of the best ever made. On a different level. God status.

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#35 8 months ago

Some of the comparison’ s are not very fair. Star Trek vs Dracula. Not even the same genre. Star Trek is one of the best games ever made, but against Dracula!? I have to go with Dracula.
Rock and Morty vs Scared Stiff? Ridiculous. SS all day long.

#36 8 months ago

SM vs Creech locked!!!

#37 8 months ago

Sunday morning bump - 180 voters so far. Poll closes tomorrow evening.

#38 8 months ago

I feel bad for Aerosmith in this poll. I really like that game.

#39 8 months ago

I didn't have too much time yesterday to add matchup information, or a full bracket. However, I just added them to the original post.

The bracket will show you who faces off with who in later rounds.

#40 8 months ago
Quoted from Davidus56:

R[i]ck and Morty vs Scared Stiff? Ridiculous. SS all day long.

What is so ridiculous about it? Both games have hilarious callouts. Meanwhile, R&M kicks your ass, while SS is much, much, much, MUCH too easy.

R&M is the far superior game. As evidenced by the fact that while there are six times or so as many SS's out there as R&M's, and they have been around over ten times as long, so WAY more people have even played it, R&M is holding its own in a close race. So those who have played R&M are obviously mostly voting for it. That should tell you something.

But for its limited exposure, R&M would have a shot at taking it all! (And the updates keep coming! It keeps getting better!)

#41 8 months ago

Starting in elite 8 is where things are going to get frisky. Can easily see GnR vs TZ and POTC vs AFM being deadly matches, only for the winners to face each other in the final 4........fun!!!!

#42 8 months ago

I have to say this, because I own both. LZ vs. CV. Led Zeppelin is the FAR superior game. It just won't get the votes because most haven't played it yet.

Better shots, better rules, better lighting, better music.

CV has better toys and call outs, but that's about it.

#43 8 months ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

I have to say this, because I own both. LZ vs. CV. Led Zeppelin is the FAR superior game. It just won't get the votes because most haven't played it yet.
Better shots, better rules, better lighting, better music.
CV has better toys and call outs, but that's about it.

I have both also and totally agree with your assessment.

#44 8 months ago

I'd say Creature is going to be the dark horse of this tournament, but it'll likely pull Indiana Jones next and that's a death sentence. Wiz vs. Shadow is the best battle of round 1.

#45 8 months ago

I pity the fool that takes on MM. King of the Castle for sure. These contests are a fun distraction though.

#46 8 months ago

Final day to vote for the first round. Ends at 10pm EST/7pm PST.

#47 8 months ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

I pity the fool that takes on MM. King of the Castle for sure. These contests are a fun distraction though.

I've only gotten to truly appreciate this game after finally breaking down and buying one for the home lineup. Playing in the wild was always fun, but now......very evident why this one has stood the test of time. Just a great game!!!

#48 8 months ago

A few more hours until the polls close. Get your votes in!

#49 8 months ago

Poll has been closed. Voting for next round will start no later than 12pm EST/9am PST tomorrow.

I will also have updated matchups and brackets ready to go.

#50 8 months ago

Fun stuff!!! Thanks for doing this...

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