Which one would you choose and why? I can't decide.
That is a really tough call. A few months ago I never even would have considered JM, but after playing it I kind of fell for it. I love the Shadow as well. It is pretty much a coin flip for me. The Shadow does have the added benefit of having Aurich's amazing translite and speaker panel available for it.
Buy both...that's the only solution...they're both great games and both have lastability in a collection!!!
I am so glad i own both and dont have to make this decision but if i had to choose one i would say shadow.
I own a JM, but would happily trade it for a Shadow (would probably add cash since Shadow sells for more money). JM is a great game, but the rules, diverters, upper playfield, and multiball of Shadow made it better. Also, I will probably never buy an AFM or MM, so getting a game made by the same guy is probably the closest I will get.
Do not listen to the one beats the crap out of the other stuff. These two pins left my collection long after AFM or MM or AF etc. If you can make a deal then buy both, if you don't have a chance to play them first then its tough because they are close in quality and fun factor. JM wins for me only in depth, much more to do but The Shadow is better in terms of sound's and quick fun. Boy I'm glad I don't have to decide. Good Luck
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