(Topic ID: 48670)

STTNG, TZ or something else?

By chubtoad13

6 years ago

Topic Stats

  • 14 posts
  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by TheLaw
  • Topic is favorited by 2 Pinsiders


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Topic poll

“Pick one”

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation 8 votes
  • Twilight Zone 13 votes
  • The Lord of the Rings 3 votes

(24 votes)

#1 6 years ago

I'm looking for a new game with a deep rule set and last-ability. STTNG and TZ are the 2 that seem to be the favorites in those categories. Which one do you prefer? Is there another game that is in the same class I should be looking at?

#2 6 years ago

Both machines been in my collection the longest, 5 years for TZ and 4 years for STTNG.
I can say that STTNG gets more playtime at parties.

#3 6 years ago

STTNG - Fast, longshots left spinner-orbit to right-up-flipper shoot delta.... very rewarding shots, if you like that type of game.

TZ - Stop & Go, more strategy game, make accurate aim-shots to work your way up to LITZ. Fun call-outs, great Twilight theme integration.

Can't go wrong on either of one if you like variation in multiple game-types.

#4 6 years ago

I have owned both. Both were hard to maintain but not sure if that is unique. both are excellent. I wound up playing TZ more but between these 2 it would come down to theme preference only IMHO. both have a lot to do. if you like to shoot from a "gun" to make shots , go with STTNG. only game that I think compares is LOTR. every bit as deep and I think its a little better than both, but I love the LOTR theme. another deep rule set is WPT. so if you dont want to spend the dough, it is more than half the price!

#5 6 years ago

STTNG! Great speed and flow. Fantastic theme integration.

#6 6 years ago

Tspp or LoTR!

#7 6 years ago

STTNG. Thor pretty much said it all.

#8 6 years ago

Poll added. Thanks for the replies.

#9 6 years ago

STTNG all the way. I will keep my eyes open for ya since you just a hop away.

#10 6 years ago

Thanks Meph. I appreciate it.

1 week later
#11 6 years ago

I was going to ask this exact same question

I'm looking to sell my STTNG in hopes of finding a nice TZ. I know the rule, which is "play the game and decide for yourself." The problem is there is no way I can get 6+ years of experience with TZ, which is what I have with STTNG.

They seem like very different games, but both great in their own way. Perhaps what i really need to do is a temp trade with someone for their TZ.

Thor's summary is quick succinct and nice, thanks.

#12 6 years ago

I'd take either TZ or STTNG over LOTR...but they are all great.

#13 6 years ago


Looks like we are in the same boat. I also have a STTNG that I really enjoy. But I have been looking for a TZ to trade.

I don't have a bunch of time on TZ, but I have a love of the theme which I think is what keeps drawing me back to it.

I am actually hoping TZ will really force me to work on my shot placement.

#14 6 years ago
Quoted from mg81:

I am actually hoping TZ will really force me to work on my shot placement.

That lock shot will for sure. And the Dead End...if you dare shoot for it.

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