Quoted from cottonm4:
Ha Ha Ha. The Beatles mostly got hammered for no ramps and too much money. For some reason coding has not been an issue for The Beatles; I guess because it is based on a 35 year old design.
For $500.00 less for a Munsters Premium, you got the two ramps, an extra (mini) play field, and a code that everybody seems to love to hate.
So, nobody is happy
35 year old design? Hmm...I guess you are referencing the Seawitch layout. From my perspective, the Seawitch layout is more interesting than the really uninspired Munsters layout.
Trust me, there is 0 connection between "the coding" and "a 35 year old design". Look at IMDN, Stern inherited a largely complete layout/design and then screwed up many of the Premium/LE mechs (sarcophagus, captive ball, shooter lane, etc.).
Shit, my favorite game of all-time is TRON and the layout is arguably Funhouse. When it was first disclosed, I remember making fun of the major similarities. TRON is a perfect example where the sum is greater than the parts. I think this is true for The Beatles as well...particularly for folks that grew up with 80's style games.