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(Topic ID: 273685)

TOM or Star Wars Premium (Comic)


By HectorCM

3 months ago



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  • Latest reply 79 days ago by PinballManiac40
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#1 3 months ago

Hi guys, please help. I have an amazing TOM (gold, modded, topper, other mods...the whole package) and someone is asking me to trade it for a NIB Star Wars Premium (Comic).
I like TOM of course, it is a classic, gorgeous, good toys...but is not very exciting to be honest and is probably the game I play the least (I also own Metallica PREM, JP PREM, World Cup, Medieval M Royal, Ghostbusters Prem, OZ YBR, Circus Voltaire, TZ, and POTC CE...all of them to me are more fun than TOM).

I love the Star Wars theme of course and that draws me, and I know its more exciting than TOM, but is it really more fun? I am also scared that SW has a "very hard" reputation (I am a rookie still and have no real pinball skills, nor does my wife or my 2 year old son who just likes them all now lol)

What would you guys do? (Cant have both because I have limited space).
Thanks a lot!

#2 3 months ago

Is go for SW, you said you don’t play TOM....

#3 3 months ago

Star Wars is gonna kick your ass on a regular basis! Thinking your family will not like playing it. Sounds like your Tom is in nice shape. Stick with it. You don't know what you've got till its gone .

#4 3 months ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

Is go for SW, you said you don’t play TOM....

I play it, and I like it, but is the least one I play, just because I like my other games more...

Thanks for the advice!

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

Star Wars is gonna kick your ass on a regular basis! Thinking your family will not like playing it. Sounds like your Tom is in nice shape. Stick with it. You don't know what you've got till its gone .

That's exactly why I havent pull the trigger. Maybe I could set a setting for ball save to the max time possible so it doesnt kick my ass as much and still be fun? (even if that is the case, would it be more fun than TOM?)
Thanks!

#6 3 months ago

SW by miles and miles. Close the outlanes, tweak the kick outs, lower the number of tie fighters for MB, ball save on right kickout should take care of things for the family.

#7 3 months ago

SW was too intense for me and not fun. Side to side to side ball action, good game 1 in 7 games and the moving multiplier got old for me and not fun. Not very many satisfying shots on SW (for me) with lots of clunk which was weird for a SR game?? I owned and own ST, SM, Acdc, T2 and Getaway and the SR smoothness and flow got lost on SW for some reason?

If you like your MM sell TOM and get a AFM. I feel it’s a little better than MM. If you are getting a Stern consider DP its funny and fun as hell or IMDN if you like JP because it’s better IMHO. Don’t sell TOM without getting another great game. But choice is up to you. Have fun in the hunt!

#8 3 months ago

SW easily. TOM is shallow and easy.
SW has lots going on.

#9 89 days ago

Gotta add my vote for SW. Especially the comic art. If what I heard about Stern's production numbers (200) I would expect it to go up in value over time. I know the topper is derided to no end on here, but I'd get that too.

#10 89 days ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

If you are getting a Stern consider DP its funny and fun as hell or IMDN

Since you already have MET and JP...I second this suggestion. I had a SWLE for about a year, and while I enjoyed the theme and the complexity, I am not sure I would use the word "fun" to describe it. I have an IMDN Premium and absolutely love it and I think DP is really fun as well.

#11 89 days ago

I bought a SW Comic Premium at the start of the year. It's been a hit with me, and I actually love the moving multiplier. It's unlike any feature in any pinball machine I've played, and if you take advantage of it (you don't have to use it), it makes it feel like quite a rush. Once I'm done playing SW it feels like the next machine I play is in slow motion. I also love the abundance of modes that Dwight has in the game, but then I'm a big fan of modes.

I also own a really nice original TOM. I don't think I've played it in 4 months. I love the smoothness of the shots, but I've owned it for about 10 years and seen everything it has to offer multiple times. I'm thinking about moving it on.

#12 89 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

SW by miles and miles. Close the outlanes, tweak the kick outs, lower the number of tie fighters for MB, ball save on right kickout should take care of things for the family.

Great advise!

#13 89 days ago
Quoted from Karl_Hungus:

Gotta add my vote for SW. Especially the comic art. If what I heard about Stern's production numbers (200) I would expect it to go up in value over time. I know the topper is derided to no end on here, but I'd get that too.

I could get the comic version and also the R2D2 topper for 700 bucks...thanks for the advise!

#14 89 days ago
Quoted from Gorgar123:

Since you already have MET and JP...I second this suggestion. I had a SWLE for about a year, and while I enjoyed the theme and the complexity, I am not sure I would use the word "fun" to describe it. I have an IMDN Premium and absolutely love it and I think DP is really fun as well.

Thanks! (:

#15 89 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

I bought a SW Comic Premium at the start of the year. It's been a hit with me, and I actually love the moving multiplier. It's unlike any feature in any pinball machine I've played, and if you take advantage of it (you don't have to use it), it makes it feel like quite a rush. Once I'm done playing SW it feels like the next machine I play is in slow motion. I also love the abundance of modes that Dwight has in the game, but then I'm a big fan of modes.
I also own a really nice original TOM. I don't think I've played it in 4 months. I love the smoothness of the shots, but I've owned it for about 10 years and seen everything it has to offer multiple times. I'm thinking about moving it on.

So in other words you think I should accept the deal, ok! Thanks!

1 week later
#16 79 days ago

Just do it.

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