Quoted from rai:
I vote for TNA, but Beatles is not bad. It makes me wonder if TNA inspired Stern to make The Beatles a one level affair rather than a typical Stern modern pin. I am not sure if the pins were on parallel developments or if TNA pre-dated Beatles by a good margin.
I know TNA has been out for ~2 years and the development before that so it might have been 3+ years people have known about TNA. Not sure how much if any Stern would know or care about TNA prior to or during the development of The Beatles.
To me The Beatles is fun but in a more laid back way and TNA is more intense and vicious game (which I prefer) I am surprised to see that these pins are close together on the votes because to me thinking more people on Pinside own TNA and would likely vote that way.
Didn’t Stern make Whoa Nellie before TNA? Did that influence Scott to make a fun version of a modern single level game ?
Whoa Nellie was originally a boutique reskin of an EM before Stern made it. Scott was making his own homage to 80s SS games. Nellie had no influence at all.
Well, perhaps Whoa Nellie did influence TNA... Maybe after playing that slow albatross of a game, Scott decided to take the opposite approach.
Great post. Having both in my collection I can say tna is much harder to master. Beatles beats it only in art work IMO. Beatles is no Sea Witch being it is super smooth shot wise. My current plan is to put both up for sale at the same time and let fait decide till Scott's next game hits...then decision has to be made again. My plan is to only have one single level game in the collection.
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