This winter is looking particularly grim, so I'm thinking of getting a new game in to help ease the misery. My wife has been playing more pinball than normal recently as there isn't much else to do, so I want to get a machine that she will enjoy too. These are the three that appeal to her and are available at the moment, so AIQ is off the table for now.
For context, at home I currently have JJP POTC, JPLE, TNA, Tron LE, and TBL. I have a Rick and Morty due before the end of the year which will replace TNA, and if I do buy one of the above machines it will replace Tron LE, which will go to my parents place for a while. So the line up at home will be JJP POTC, JPLE, R&M, TBL and whichever title I go for.
My wife doesn't like games that have overly complex rulesets or are brutally difficult - her favourite game is MM with Tron a close second. This is where I'm at right now:
TMNT Pro: We're both in our thirties and watched the cartoons when we were kids, so tons of nostalgia there. Similar layout to Tron which she likes. Co-op mode could be fun - she doesn't like playing against me normally because she feels like she can't compete. One of the few games where I don't think the Premium / LE is worth it, although those are both also available. I've never played one so just going off streams etc.
DP Pro: Great theme, good humour. Not too difficult to keep the ball alive. Different layout to anything else I own. Enjoyed playing it in the past. Downside is I'd much prefer a Premium or LE, and would feel like I was missing out. Unfortunately neither of those are currently available.
ST Prem: We both love the show. Similar layout to MM which is her favourite game. Projector combined with the UV kit means its a good looking machine which will likely help draw her in. I've only played the Pro back in March so not too sure how code has developed. Most expensive option, and I'm wondering if it will hold our interest as much as the other titles.
I'm struggling to make a decision here. My wife likes the look of all three but doesn't enjoy watching streams. I've added a poll but would be interested in hearing some opinions too. For those who have a decent amount of time in on them or have owned them - what are your thoughts?