This post is devoted to the pinball games that we once knew, and didn't like and I have grown to learn to love.
When I was a kid, there is a local pizza parlor that I had pinball games. For a couple of years, there was a Bally flip-flop pinball game there. Always stayed away from it. The reason was because it was so direct and so fast, but I also had no idea of how to deal with the inlane/outLane design. The game looks great, but I just couldn't spend more than a minute on the table even with the settings five balls per game. My precious scores are spent on other games because I could handle them better than I could do with the flip-flop. Now that I'm slightly better Pinball player, I have one in the collection. It's one of those games that can be incredibly fast, and become terribly slow all within moments of hitting the ball. I love playing flip-flop now.
More recently, we've seen something similar happened with the stern X-Men pinball game. My understanding, is that when the game first came out the code was so bad… That they trashed it and started over fresh. Now that I've played a copy of the magneto limited edition at a friends house, and we have an idea of what to do. This game is fantastic!
Other more recent entries are: Ripley's believe it or not, and wheel of fortune. I hope to hear your opinions, stories and points of view on games that at first, you had no love for. And now you, you love to play them.