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Round 2 - Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time - Tournament Edition 2020


By AFM95

56 days ago



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  • Latest reply 53 days ago by AFM95
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    “Round 2 Voting”

    • (1) Pirates of the Caribbean (JJP) VS 227 votes
      4%
    • (32) Ghostbusters 110 votes
      2%
    • (2) Medieval Madness VS 267 votes
      5%
    • (34) The Shadow 85 votes
      2%
    • (3) Attack From Mars VS 248 votes
      4%
    • (30) White Water 104 votes
      2%
    • (4) Monster Bash VS 224 votes
      4%
    • (36) Iron Man VS 126 votes
      2%
    • (5) Jurassic Park (Stern) VS 268 votes
      5%
    • (28) The Big Lebowski 73 votes
      1%
    • (6) Iron Maiden VS 208 votes
      4%
    • (27) Tron: Legacy 139 votes
      3%
    • (7) Twilight Zone VS 257 votes
      5%
    • (26) Scared Stiff 83 votes
      1%
    • (8) Lord of the Rings VS 265 votes
      5%
    • (25) Willy Wonka 82 votes
      1%
    • (9) Metallica VS 210 votes
      4%
    • (24) The Walking Dead 135 votes
      2%
    • (10) Deadpool VS 188 votes
      3%
    • (23) The Simpsons Pinball Party 158 votes
      3%
    • (11) Indiana Jones (Williams) VS 221 votes
      4%
    • (22) Wizard of Oz 123 votes
      2%
    • (12) AC/DC VS 188 votes
      3%
    • (21) Batman 66 157 votes
      3%
    • (14) The Addams Family VS 223 votes
      4%
    • (19) Spider Man 126 votes
      2%
    • (15) Star Trek (Stern) VS 179 votes
      3%
    • (18) Dialed In 172 votes
      3%
    • (16) Tales of the Arabian Nights VS 166 votes
      3%
    • (17) Star Trek (Williams) 175 votes
      3%
    • (20) Theatre of Magic VS 211 votes
      4%
    • (52) Fish Tales 137 votes
      2%

    (Multiple choice - 5535 votes by 385 Pinsiders)

    This poll has been closed.

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    #51 55 days ago

    Over/Under - 361 Pinsiders vote this round

    #52 55 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Over/Under - 361 Pinsiders vote this round

    Over for sure

    #53 55 days ago

    Too funny...my " go to" word lately...better than goat..

    #54 55 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    You mean it comes down to two pins in the championship round? Haha!

    Yep...MM and JP!!!

    #55 55 days ago

    Is TOTAN really going to lose to ST? Travesty!

    #56 55 days ago
    Quoted from Dan1733:

    Is TOTAN really going to lose to ST? Travesty!

    Both are great machines! But I can only vote for one, and it'll always go to the pin I enjoy more

    So yes STTNG could beat TOTAN, but not a travesty

    #57 55 days ago

    should be some upsets (I voted for 8 on the lower half of the bracket)

    #58 55 days ago

    We need some mom jean lovers to help out Dialed In.

    #59 54 days ago

    A friendly reminder that we have 24 hours left until voting closes.

    #60 54 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    We need some mom jean lovers to help out Dialed In.

    DI shoots great but ST has that warp ramp!

    #61 54 days ago

    TAF is truly iconic and one of the best games of all time. But man, better than Spider Man? I don’t think so. Do people realize that we’re talking Stern Spider Man - with a terrific, tight and creative LYMAN ruleset and not the old Gotlieb?

    Lyman isn’t faring - overall - as well as I’d hoped. But then again, he’s beating himself in many cases.

    #62 54 days ago

    Good idea, but how many of us have played all of the pins in the poll? Is there a requirement that you have to have played the pin? I've only played maybe half of the pins in the poll.

    #63 54 days ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Good idea, but how many of us have played all of the pins in the poll? Is there a requirement that you have to have played the pin? I've only played maybe half of the pins in the poll.

    I voted in this 2nd round, but chose not to vote on one of the match-ups due to I have not yet played Willy Wonka machine.

    It's all just for fun, but hopefully Pinsiders are making votes that they can live with and not feel like a dirtbag, and are not making certain picks just to be a jerk.

    #64 54 days ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    TAF is truly iconic and one of the best games of all time. But man, better than Spider Man? I don’t think so. Do people realize that we’re talking Stern Spider Man - with a terrific, tight and creative LYMAN ruleset and not the old Gotlieb?
    Lyman isn’t faring - overall - as well as I’d hoped. But then again, he’s beating himself in many cases.

    It results that games of 90’s are still loved and they may get something more that the new generation games don’t have (for most of them). Don’t know if this is linked to the game or the generation to which it belongs or both.
    What would be also interesting to know if what kind of player you are? Casual or more competitor player. It changes the orientation of the games we are interested in.

    #65 54 days ago

    looks like only one upset STTNG over TotAN

    #66 54 days ago

    Not sure we could call a 17th ranked game a real big upset over the 16th ranked game. Both great games though. Fun thread and poll. Great idea.

    Cheers and happy health everyone.

    #67 54 days ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Over for sure

    Congrats Yelobird, you hit the over with 10 hours of voting left.

    You win... a upvote from me.

    #68 54 days ago

    Heyy my favorite pin The Shadow made it to round 2..

    Damn you Medieval Madness

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    #69 54 days ago

    Funny how there are no solid states or EMs which IMO are the best games for any competition or tournaments.

    So there is really nothing to vote on here.

    I think using the words All-Time is a real stretch.

    #70 54 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Funny how there are no solid states or EMs which IMO are the best games for any competition or tournaments.

    Fathom was in round 1, got knocked out though.

    -1
    #71 54 days ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Fathom was in round 1, got knocked out though.

    So, this is basically a poll of which games cost the most and pinsiders have the most money tied up in.

    I get it now.

    #72 54 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    So, this is basically a poll of which games cost the most and pinsiders have the most money tied up in. I get it now.

    Well, the initial seeds were based on the Pinside Top 100.

    #73 54 days ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Well, the initial seeds were based on the Pinside Top 100.

    Pinside 100 has a long way to go before you start using words like "all time".

    Especially since there are two different top 100 lists and no games from one of them in any of the polls.

    All time for people that grew up playing video games and didn't discover pinball until later in life maybe.

    #74 54 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Pinside 100 has a long way to go before you start using words like "all time".

    Oh, I see, you are objecting to the use of the words "all time" in the title of the thread. I missed that in your initial post. Maybe the OP will respond.

    #75 54 days ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Oh, I see, you are objecting to the use of the words "all time" in the title of the thread. I missed that in your initial post. Maybe the OP will respond.

    No, it doesn't matter. I'm just killing time like the rest of you.

    And I am proud to say I no longer own any of the games in this thread's poll of the 8 that I did.

    #76 54 days ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Oh, I see, you are objecting to the use of the words "all time" in the title of the thread. I missed that in your initial post. Maybe the OP will respond.

    In my original Round 1 post, I said, "I thought it would be fun to put together a tournament bracket using the Top 64 games, from Pinside's Top 100, to hypothetically decide what the Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time is."

    Emphasis on hypothetically.

    #77 54 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:I thought it would be fun

    It is fun to see what others think are the greatest games and spend their money on. In fact it's even funny sometimes.

    #78 53 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    In my original Round 1 post, I said, "I thought it would be fun to put together a tournament bracket using the Top 64 games, from Pinside's Top 100, to hypothetically decide what the Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time is."
    Emphasis on hypothetically.

    Fun thread.... appreciate you doing it

    ( Predict blood-letting starts in the next round)

    #79 53 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    It is fun to see what others think are the greatest games and spend their money on. In fact it's even funny sometimes.

    He just took the Pinside top 64. There’s no agenda here. Tell you what. You’ve got a little time on your hands, between meals - - so why don’t you set up an EM Donneybrook? Use the top 64 from here: https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl

    #80 53 days ago

    Round 2 voting is officially over. Per usual, give me a little time to update some stats, brackets, and matchups.

    #81 53 days ago

    LOTR vs MET

    AFM vs TAF

    EPIC!!!!

    #82 53 days ago
    Quoted from RobDutch:

    Heyy my favorite pin The Shadow made it to round 2..
    Damn you Medieval Madness [quoted image]

    Yep, Shadow is the better Eddy pin but MM is definitely the best complete package. If you are new to pinball MM is just the greatest ever.

    #83 53 days ago

    Congrats to STTNG!

    #84 53 days ago

    And to ST!!! ( though off to face MM)

    #85 53 days ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    And to ST!!! ( though off to face MM)

    If I read the bracket right

    STTNG vs TOM

    And ST stern vs TAF

    #86 53 days ago
    Quoted from dc2010:

    If I read the bracket right
    STTNG vs TOM
    And ST stern vs TAF

    Here are the matchups for Round 3. Voting starts tomorrow in the AM. I'll post the new tread in the morning.

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    #87 53 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Round 2 voting is officially over. Per usual, give me a little time to update some stats, brackets, and matchups.

    Ignore the haters, this is a fun distraction from whats going on. Enjoy reading your thread. Thx

    #88 53 days ago
    Quoted from Hayfarmer:

    Ignore the haters, this is a fun distraction from whats going on. Enjoy reading your thread. Thx

    Much appreciated. Thank you.

    If you haven't already, I have started Round 3 of the consolation bracket tonight for those who might not be sleeping yet. Feel free to jump over there and vote if you'd like.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/consolation-bracket-round-3-greatest-pinball-game-of-all-time-te

    #89 53 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Here are the matchups for Round 3. Voting starts tomorrow in the AM. I'll post the new tread in the morning.[quoted image]

    These are all amazing match ups. I’m watching LOTR vs. Metallica. To me, it’s LOTR, and it’s not close, but with recency bias and the “metal thing” we’ll see.

    #90 53 days ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    These are all amazing match ups. I’m watching LOTR vs. Metallica. To me, it’s LOTR, and it’s not close, but with recency bias and the “metal thing” we’ll see.

    Met all the way!!

    #91 53 days ago
    Quoted from Hayfarmer:

    Met all the way!!

    Oh man for sure.

    -1
    #92 53 days ago

    The sweet sixteen is posted above by AFM95 in post #86.

    Can't blame the refs for any of these machines advancing to the sweet 16.

    Clarification: We may have to do any e-m top 64 bracket to help settle that issue.

    #93 53 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Here are the matchups for Round 3. Voting starts tomorrow in the AM. I'll post the new tread in the morning.[quoted image]

    AFM95

    How did the lowest remaining seed end up facing the 4th seed instead of JJP Potc?

    #94 53 days ago
    Quoted from dc2010:

    How did the lowest remaining seed end up facing the 4th seed instead of JJP Potc?

    dc2010,

    Look at the earlier bracket and you can see how the winners advance through the bracket.
    There was a few cases where the higher seed did not advance.

    Example: The 13 seed didn't make it to sweet 16, but the 20 seed did in that "region".

    #95 53 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    So, this is basically a poll of which games cost the most and pinsiders have the most money tied up in.
    I get it now.

    You know you don’t like that kind of thread but you can’t prevent you from posting a kindy comment...

    #96 53 days ago

    None of my votes counted.

    Centaur over Kiss. Duh
    Taxi over Star Wars. Duh
    Black Knight over BKsor. Duh
    Fathom over Stranger Things. Duh

    mof

    #97 53 days ago
    Quoted from mof:

    None of my votes counted.
    Centaur over Kiss. Duh
    Taxi over Star Wars. Duh
    Black Knight over BKsor. Duh
    Fathom over Stranger Things. Duh
    mof

    I agree 100% on your list

    #98 53 days ago
    Quoted from dc2010:

    AFM95
    How did the lowest remaining seed end up facing the 4th seed instead of JJP Potc?

    Because of upsets. You don't reseed tournament brackets.

    In theory, if there were no upsets and all the higher ranked games won, Monster Bash, ranked 4, should have played Elvira's House of Horrors as it was ranked 13. It was beat out by Fish Tales (52). Then Theatre of Magic (20) beat Fish Tales. Hence the matchup.

    Follow the brackets, they lead you to the answer.

    #99 53 days ago

    Flash Gordon. Period.

    #100 53 days ago

    Tom is pretty but a bore to play. Give me 2 fishtales anyday over that overpriced simple kiddie game.

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