Quoted from Soulrider911:
I’m sure I’ll grt some flack for this but that’s a given.
I find the more I play new games (2013+) the more I appreciate and enjoy older games, specifically early 90’s. Maybe it’s the nostalgia. Maybe it’s the feel. Maybe it’s the ability to follow the rules.
There is just something special about older games the new lacks.
Now, I own a WOZ, so some may think... hey this guys a hypocrite. And this is where it’s up to interpretation. I do think there are some gems in modern games for sure! But In general, I find I prefer the old
It's not about new or old for me (or my wife/family). It's not about 80s, 90s or modern Stern. It's about simplicity. Are the rules easy to understand, I mean really easy. Is the playfield too cluttered? I like a simpler playfield layout. Does the game play fast? I like faster playing pins, which rules out quite a few 90s pins, to me a lot of them play slower and I don't like that.
I am in the market for very fews pins today.
The game must be:
Super simple to understand the rules - we owned a WOZ and I ended up really hating that game after awhile, the rules are just confusing. We couldn't even figure it out with the glass off. We figured out a few things, but not a lot. Even if you figure out the rules it was just too hard for us to know what to do in the moment, too many flashing lights and stuff on the screen to pay attention to. I'm not going to read for an hour or watch several videos to figure out the code.
The game must be fast.
I have to love the theme.
It has to have a simple playfield layout that is smooth.
The only games on my radar are.
Star Trek Premium
Paragon (yea I know this breaks my fast playing rule, but I grew up with this pin in our home)