(Topic ID: 206510)

Star Trek Pro (stern) vs. SW Pro (stern)

By adamross

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by teddyb73
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Topic poll

“Which game do you prefer owning?”

  • Star Trek (stern) 91 votes
  • Star Wars (stern) 40 votes

(131 votes)

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#20 1 year ago

ST still has quite a few code issues which have yet to be fixed. It also lacks polish in several key areas. The dots aren't the best and quite frankly suck compared to the LCD on SW. But, having said that I would say ST is the better shooting game. Combos on ST flow nicely whereas on SW not so much. SW also overwhelms with perhaps too many multiballs which can make 4th level missions a bit more tedious than fun.

I sold my ST because I hated the lack of polish the code had. Animations with no sound, bugs in nero 2 still, broken pop values, lack of black hole values and the less than stellar away team implementation. It also still has a game crashing bug which Stern knows about, but have not released a fix in almost 2 years.


#22 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

How do you “use” the medals in ST? They only add points from what I’ve ever seen.
I voted ST, but afterwards realized I have no time on SW with the new code so I probably shouldn’t have voted with only playing the early SW code.

Yes, just points. Medals also exist in SW, but are far more difficult to get because you need to make all the shots in the victory multiball.

From another forum:
"Victory Multiball: Completing any of the Wizard modes for each planet will begin a Victory Multiball round. Complete every shot on the playfield to win a Medal; completing them again will advance the Medal from Bronze to Silver to Gold. The higher ranked your Medals are, the more score you obtain at the beginning of the final Wizard Mode for completing the modes."

I'm going to change the outlane posts on my SWLE to the lowest position.


#37 1 year ago
Quoted from jar155:

Both the left mode start and the away team shot are fantastic shots. Very cool use of the full width of the playfield.

Even though Away Team is dumb. The reason I say that is because it only affects level 1 missions. After that, it's just a regular mission start.


#47 1 year ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

How could anything you wrote deserve a downvote let alone 5! Very well written.

Because 'destroys' implies that SW isn't a good game or ST is one of the best games ever. Neither is true in my opinion. Both have their strengths and weaknesses.


#48 1 year ago
Quoted from adamross:

Good point re: fitting into my collection. I've played an LE and loved the hyperdrive but didn't really think it justified the 2k premium.

Very little, if anything justifies a premium in pinball. Games are priced to the nuts whether warranted or not. Pinball is a luxury item after all, not a necessity of life.... (or is it?). Spend what you are able to or want to. Or save a bit and buy used. There's very little for cheap alternative unfortunately.


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