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Stern Magic, price & advice needed

By embryonjohn

4 years ago


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#1 4 years ago

Im heading out to rescue a pin before the house closing tomorrow. The owner needs it gone and my good friend alerted me. He’s actually giving me the game. I never saw this title before but I love early solid state and willing to give the game what it might need. Any info as to gameplay and value would be greatly appreciated. Sorry about the pic as that’s all I could get outta the owner

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#2 4 years ago

Look at archive for relative value . Stern made some very good titles . Worth getting running and developing your own opinion . I have extensive classic Stern collection but no exposure to Magic . Price certainly was right for your starting point !

Enjoy the day ! Shane

#3 4 years ago

It's not a bad game. I don't have a lot of time on it so I can't give a strong opinion one way or another. The artwork is beautiful. The sounds are terrible.

I'd definitely get it to fix up and play. If you end up selling it, give some of the money to your friend or previous owner.

#4 4 years ago

Not a lot of time on this one either, think my most recent experience with it is Allentown last year. My recollection is the game is “okay”. I’d probably call it a “filler game” in a larger collection based on that. That said, you can’t beat the price. The backglass on this one is usually flaking pretty badly, so if it has a decent backglass, that’s a big plus.

#6 4 years ago

Magic is a great and very underappreciated and underpriced game. Get it.

I wrote about it briefly here not that long ago:

https://gameroomblog.com/guides/bargain-pinball-machines

#7 4 years ago

CONGRATS John!! Enjoy the magic!

#8 4 years ago

On my way now to pick it up.
Heading to York Beach Maine for it.
It came out of the Fun Land Arcade.
I’ll be sure to post some pics.

#9 4 years ago
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#10 4 years ago

Honestly a super under rated game for
Some reason.

Really good shooter and I put it up there with many of the other stern classics. Luckily it can often be found for a fraction of the cost.

#11 4 years ago

Nice pickup!
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