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Stern games available for $4k or less


By CrazyLevi

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    So which Stern games are readily available at $4k or under? [not counting DE/Sega]

    I'd say:

    Striker
    High Roller Casino
    Sharkey's
    Playboy
    Monopoly
    NASCAR
    RCT
    Avatar
    Ripley's
    WPT
    WWE

    Am I missing any? Next question would be, are any of these games any good?

    My personal experience with them says no. I guess off that list I'd take RCT and Avatar. I don't think Avatar really is long for that list either at that price.

    #2 4 months ago

    Avatar is probably the best on the list

    I would say WWE is on that list.
    MUN is heading there quickly.

    #3 4 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Avatar is probably the best on the list
    I would say WWE is on that list.
    MUN is heading there quickly.

    Right just added WWE on right before I saw your post.

    I had one of those and had a Hell of a time unloading it.

    #4 4 months ago

    Avatar is challenging and fun. My only complaint is that it can feel too hard sometimes. But it’s a very similar rule set to Iron Man.

    #5 4 months ago

    WoF is pretty common 3500ish

    #6 4 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    WoF is pretty common 3500ish

    Seems like lately people want $4500 for it.

    #7 4 months ago

    Missed Ripley’s on your list, I love that theme. Might be in the minority on that one, but it reminds me of the cheezy show from the 80’s. Rule set is awesome too.

    #8 4 months ago

    I like high roller casino. It gets a bad wrap from some but I think its under rated. Not a masterpiece or anything, but good fun every time i have played it. "Ultra, mega, super duper jackpot! or whatever is rewarding to collect.

    NASCAR, Ripley's and world poker tour are a solid games too.

    #9 4 months ago

    Harley
    Austin powers
    T3
    Elvis
    CSI
    24
    NBA

    Seems like they really didn't hit their stride till 2010/2011 or so.

    #10 4 months ago

    Rolling Stones

    Are any good? Absolutely, RBION is a top 5 game for me. World Poker Tour has a really deep ruleset and I would definitely own one. Some others are pretty good for what they are. They are of course a few real dogs on that list, top of that list would be IJ4.

    #11 4 months ago
    Quoted from Slim64:

    Harley
    Austin powers
    T3
    Elvis
    Sopranos
    CSI
    24
    NBA
    Indiana Jones
    Seems like they really didn't hit their stride till 2010/2011 or so.

    Stern Indiana Jones seems to have spiked a bit in popularity over the past few years and now seems to be selling in the $4k - $5k range.

    A number of these titles can fall into the $4k+ range depending on condition.

    #12 4 months ago

    I’d say it isn’t too common to find a Rolling Stones at under 4K unless heavily routed and beat. Even then somewhat rare.

    #13 4 months ago

    You could probably find someone to part with a routed first run IM at 4k firm. It would go fast.

    Otherwise, under 4K, I’d go Ripley’s on the list.

    #14 4 months ago

    I recently sold a loaded Avengers Pro for 3500 and an x-men pro for 4k that was super nice. Maybe I left money on the table though. X-men is a pretty good game and I really like avengers. Just had it for 6 years and wanted a deadpool so it had to go.

    #15 4 months ago
    Quoted from Psw757:

    I’d say it isn’t too common to find a Rolling Stones at under 4K unless heavily routed and beat. Even then somewhat rare.

    That's a good point. It's becoming rarer to find Stern games built prior to 2010 that are in HUO condition, many are beat due to being routed. There can be a $1k - $2k swing with the games being mentioned here depending if a game is a nice HUO example or has been heavily routed.

    It wouldn't surprise me at all to see a heavily routed Stern IJ sell for $4k and a nice HUO example to sell for $5k.

    #16 4 months ago

    Is Transformers Pro still under $4k? I picked one up for $3k a few years ago and I couldn’t wait to get rid of it.

    #17 4 months ago
    Quoted from IceMaster:

    Is Transformers Pro still under $4k? I picked one up for $3k a few years ago and I couldn’t wait to get rid of it.

    Good call on Transformers. Pros are definitely under $4k. I picked my old routed Pro up for under $3k working perfectly and I wanted it gone within 2 weeks. Thought it was going to have staying power after playing it on route, I was very wrong. One of the fastest games in and out I have ever had. I had an opportunity to pick up another one within the last month or two in the $3's but had zero interest.

    Within the last year I sold a Rolling Stones for $3600, so I can say first hand they are available under $4k.

    #18 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Am I missing any?

    Avengers Pro. X-Men Pro. Transformers Pro.

    Aerosmith pro will be the first of the new display to reach that range, they are close now.

    #19 4 months ago

    I really like NASCAR. I don’t even like the theme that much but it seems to come off as a generic racing theme to me.

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Aerosmith pro will be the first of the new display to reach that range, they are close now.

    Some people have no taste. Aerosmith Pro rocks.

    From the current <$4k list I'd rate Ripleys & Xmen Pro at the top, followed by Elvis & Avatar.

    I once bough a heavily routed LOTR for $3800, but I had to dump a lot into it to get it back to respectable.

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    #21 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Am I missing any? Next question would be, are any of these games any good?

    WPT is a damn good game... lots of drops, upper playfield, good flow, great ruleset. Plays long but that's the nature of Keefer games. I kept this over WOZ, just more fun to play. Take the lamp out of the backbox and stick it between two other games to hide the art and you're set!

    #22 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    So which Stern games are readily available at $4k or under? [not counting DE/Sega]
    I'd say:
    Striker
    High Roller Casino
    Sharkey's
    Playboy
    Monopoly
    NASCAR
    RCT
    Avatar
    Ripley's
    WPT
    WWE
    Am I missing any? Next question would be, are any of these games any good?
    My personal experience with them says no. I guess off that list I'd take RCT and Avatar. I don't think Avatar really is long for that list either at that price.

    Avatar is a great game imo, deserves more love. Obviously everyone knows WPT has a hell of a lot of game for the price. I’ve heard the same compliments for RBION.
    Everything else, meh. I kinda enjoy Monopoly but it’s like Lawlor’s “out of steam” game. He had like 5 smash hits in a row before that, by the time he got to Monopoly all the mojo was gone.

    IJ4 along with Sopranos and Elvis also belong there.
    IJ4 especially.
    What a terribad game.
    A lot of the 2000-2005 games from Stern were so terribly forgettable. Then they had some smash hits, and another few years of yawns.

    #23 4 months ago

    Always thought there was a lot of game there for what a High Roller Casino goes for.

    #24 4 months ago

    I’ve seen a routed Star Trek pro go for $3900.

    #25 4 months ago

    My meter is probably way off because I haven't played most of the newer games but I worked for an Op years ago and had a Sharkey's Shootout on location, I loved it. Very fun to me, and at the time Jeanette Lee was still playing a lot and helped out the backglass.

    #26 4 months ago

    POTC sometimes slips in under $4k. Although that was only the case after JJP released their POTC.

    #27 4 months ago
    Quoted from Waxx:

    I really like NASCAR. I don’t even like the theme that much but it seems to come off as a generic racing theme to me.

    Agree. I ended up with one in a deal of 3 games - still have it. Probably Lawlors most flow game, lots of neat little Lawlor touches, and just a blast to play. I was pleasantly surprised. And the playfield is loaded !

    #28 4 months ago

    Elvis is missing from the list. However, you really need to be a fan of his music. The hound dog howling can get repetitive. Game play isn't terrible.

    #29 4 months ago
    Quoted from Slim64:

    Harley
    Austin powers
    T3
    Elvis
    Sopranos
    CSI
    24
    NBA
    Indiana Jones
    Seems like they really didn't hit their stride till 2010/2011 or so.

    T3 is a fun game and actually has custom call-outs from the main character, wouldn't it be nice if all the modern games had that again? The metal ramps are great to combo as well. I wanted to like Austin Powers because I LOVE the movies but that game is just bad.

    #30 4 months ago
    Quoted from bobukcat:

    T3 is a fun game and actually has custom call-outs from the main character, wouldn't it be nice if all the modern games had that again? The metal ramps are great to combo as well. I wanted to like Austin Powers because I LOVE the movies but that game is just bad.

    Agree on T3. I know it's not popular from a tourney player's perspective, but the game is pretty fun and arnie's callouts are great. Plus, the backbox minigame is cool and unique. Definitely has a lot more going for it than T2. Ramp city

    #31 4 months ago

    Another vote for RBION being a great game! I definitely wouldn’t let mine go for $4k - let alone under - but it’s HUO and one of my favorites. Every shot is a significant strategic decision once you really understand the rules. Even in the multiball modes, you need to decide if you go for the jackpots chasing RIPLEYS letters, build the jackpot values first, or try to get an add-a-ball. The grid seems like a luck box at first, but after you understand it it is 90% skill and strategy. Major stacking potential and - no matter the score - you are never really in jail and it never feels like chopping wood to me.

    #32 4 months ago

    I feel like I NEVER see the Stern Indy for under $5k for some reason. Not sure why everybody hates that game as much as they do. There was one on location close by to me for a while and. I definitely didn't mind it!

    Edit: OTHER than the art package. The renderings are kind of terrible.

    #33 4 months ago
    Quoted from radial_head:

    I feel like I NEVER see the Stern Indy for under $5k for some reason. Not sure why everybody hates that game as much as they do. There was one on location close by to me for a while and. I definitely didn't mind it!
    Edit: OTHER than the art package. The renderings are kind of terrible.

    Yeah, it's gone up in value in recent years. $5k+ easily for a nice HUO example if one even pops up (seems rare).

    #34 4 months ago

    Avatar is way under rated due to the one ramp issue. Its rules have a feel similar to Iron Man and Tron. It is a beautiful game , especially the 3d back glass.
    The call outs are excellent and plentiful. It is a speed game as well. Right at the 4K mark plus or minus a few.

    Ripleys is a fun game that has a loyal following.

    #35 4 months ago

    Austin Powers is cheap. Sadly not just in price, but also quality.

    #37 4 months ago

    I'm probably in the minority, but I really enjoy quite a few stern titles from 2000-2010. Monopoly, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Elvis, Ripleys Believe it or not, sopranos and avatar. And there's others such as xmen (2012 but close enough), world poker tour, high roller casino and T3 that I really hope to try some day.

    #38 4 months ago

    Only thing I miss on T3 is that Red mode but still good candidate for below $4k.
    Ripleys is best on the list for me anyways as I'm on my second one. Over $4k for this one in fantastic shape. Just more too it with game play. Yea quirky
    but fun and challenging.

    #39 4 months ago

    I bought my Sopranos some years ago for well under that, but I feel a routed Sopranos may be under $4k?

    #40 4 months ago

    Elvis usually goes for around $3750.

    #41 4 months ago
    Quoted from radial_head:

    Not sure why everybody hates that game as much as they do.

    Stern Indy is the definition of chopping wood.

    #42 4 months ago

    I've seen a Sopranos for $3800. Almost bought it.

    #43 4 months ago

    Mustang

    #44 4 months ago
    Quoted from metallik:

    WPT is a damn good game... lots of drops, upper playfield, good flow, great ruleset. Plays long but that's the nature of Keefer games. I kept this over WOZ, just more fun to play. Take the lamp out of the backbox and stick it between two other games to hide the art and you're set!

    Ditto that, WPT one of the best bang for you buck games out there!

    #45 4 months ago

    Sopranos is cool as well, but that pin is a bit too easy for me. Cool theme. Love the profanity and the strippers.

    What does Big Buck Hunter sell for these days? I rarely see them come up for sale.

    #46 4 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Sopranos is cool as well, but that pin is a bit too easy for me. Cool theme. Love the profanity and the strippers.
    What does Big Buck Hunter sell for these days? I rarely see them come up for sale.

    Last I saw was ~$4500

    #47 4 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    WoF is pretty common 3500ish

    Shameless plug I got a nice one in pa.

    #48 4 months ago
    Quoted from tp:

    Shameless plug I got a nice one in pa.

    I'd love to find a $3500 WoF...they never come up for sale.

    #49 4 months ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    I'd love to find a $3500 WoF...they never come up for sale.

    Lmk if you wanna take a look.

    #50 4 months ago

    Every High Roller Casino I've ever played was a solid feeling game. Always a seemingly well-built machine. I got a fantastic deal for my NASCAR. Tons of game for the price.

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