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Top 3 Gottlieb Wedgeheads

By jgelman

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    #51 1 year ago

    Sweet Hearts
    Target Pool
    Majorettes

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Mopar did mention "Diamond Jack", but I can't believe no one else mentioned "King of Diamonds"!
    I'm an add-a-ball guy, but I'd say it's gotta be #1. It's so hard to name #2 and #3, but "North Star" and "Kings & Queens" are two I wouldn't argue with. All three replay games!!! Shame on me!

    I agree with JR here. At least one small flipper game has to be in the top three. Small flipper games tend to have the best artwork, the 100 point gong bell, and back glass animation.

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    #53 1 year ago

    Jacks Open
    Atlantis
    Gold Strike
    But it all depends which one is playing nice with me!

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    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    And funny thing is, and not to disagree, but I traded of a KOD as soon as I went through it.
    For me it was like night & day to DJ, which I myself especially like, but then again, N.S. didn't
    do anything for me, but now that I have added space, I'll be resetting that one up, and willing
    to give her some other tries..
    Not a Wedge Head, but one Replay I've been advised to get set up is 1962 Trade Winds..

    I love both DJ and KOD, but the rotating specials on KOD do it for me. Gotta have red lights!

    #55 1 year ago
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    #56 1 year ago

    I like the small flipper games better myself!

    I didn't vote for my top 3 because I honestly haven't played enough of them to rate them all! I can say that the best part of EMs is that each one usually has something good going for it. Ed Krynski made some great games!

    I saw Four Square on someones list. That game is awesome. Fast small flipper game!

    #57 1 year ago

    Two inch flippers are very often maligned for no good reason. If they're shopped out properly, they have more than enough power to knock the ball around. I think it's easier to make accurate shots with them, and find that they are often more responsive and snappier than many three inch designs. There is science to back that up. Because they're shorter, they have a lower moment of inertia.

    #58 1 year ago

    My preferences are: Centigrade 37, Golden Arrow and Flying Carpet

    #59 1 year ago

    Kings & Queens
    Buckaroo
    2001

    The only ones I really know...always liked the look of Skyline, Central Park, Subway

    #60 1 year ago

    I haven't played many Wedgeheads, but I love my Atlantis! I've also played Buckaroo and really enjoyed it.

    #61 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    "Road Race"/"Stock Car"
    "Big Casino"
    "TKO" (flame suit on)

    I agree with Big Casino and Road Race as being among the worst
    Have not played TKO enough (only a couple times at a show) to make true judgement
    I might add Mibs and Domino to the list

    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    I agree with Big Casino and Road Race as being among the worst
    Have not played TKO enough (only a couple times at a show) to make true judgement
    I might add Mibs and Domino to the list

    "Mibs"? Wouldn't that also take in "Bowling Queen" and "Rack a Ball"? I don't care for the look of "Mibs" or several other wedgeheads for that matter, but play-wise, it's ok. "Domino" isn't too bad. I've had several copies of it's add-a-ball counterpart, "Play Mates", and it's a totally different game with basically the same playfield. I like the play of "Play Mates". In a way, it's similar to "Flipper".

    #63 1 year ago
    Quoted from Woodrails4ever:

    Kings & Queens
    Buckaroo
    2001

    That's a fine list.

    #64 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    "Mibs"? Wouldn't that also take in "Bowling Queen" and "Rack a Ball"? I don't care for the look of "Mibs" or several other wedgeheads for that matter, but play-wise, it's ok. "Domino" isn't too bad. I've had several copies of it's add-a-ball counterpart, "Play Mates", and it's a totally different game with basically the same playfield. I like the play of "Play Mates". In a way, it's similar to "Flipper"

    Yeah MIBS is same basic game as Bowling Queen and RaB
    but the theme helps make me tolerate those.
    I agree that Playmates AAB is much better player than Replay Domino.

    #65 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Yeah MIBS is same basic game as Bowling Queen and RaB

    I have both B.Q and R-a-B
    Worth setting either up?

    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Playmates AAB is much better player than Replay Domino.

    Never played it, but now considering to get a backglass for it..

    #66 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    I have both B.Q and R-a-B
    Worth setting either up?

    Never played it, but now considering to get a backglass for it..

    A backglass for "Play Mates"? Other than BG Resto, you won't find one. Oh, yeah. You have your own source!

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    #67 1 year ago

    Sing Along
    King Pin
    Domino

    6 months later
    #68 9 months ago

    Tough choice
    Here are 3 of many great ones, not in any particular order....

    Jacks open
    Atlantis
    Centigrade 37

    But then again Volley, sky jump, abra CA dabra can make top 3, tough pick

    #69 9 months ago

    Tough choice, but Ill go with
    Central Park
    Slick chick
    And long flipper: King Pin or Atlantis.

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    #70 9 months ago

    I don't have enough wedge head time under my belt to judge, but I do like Domino. I just got a non working Volley and I can't wait to play it. It's encouraging to see others list it!

    #71 9 months ago

    Pro Football
    El Dorado
    Jack's open

    Fell for it watching it on tournament streams:

    Spent a long time to get it to play like that.. but when you do, it's an amazing game with so much potential for player skill.

    #72 9 months ago

    2001
    Volley
    Jacks Open

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    #73 63 days ago

    1.abra cada bra...2..sing along...3..flying carpet

    #74 61 days ago

    Abra Ca Dabra…love it
    Pro Football…should never have sold it. Beautiful four flipper double scoring action with spinner
    Neptune…art

    #75 61 days ago

    Volley
    Poseidon
    2001

    #76 60 days ago

    This was a beautiful era. My top 3 would be
    #1 Buckaroo (cowpoke)
    #2 Centigrade 37
    #3 High Hand ( I know)
    Ive only owned maybe 25 or so of these so there’s probably a gem out there i dont know about. But buckaroo and cowpoke have always been coveted since i got into in pinballs since mid 90’s

    #77 60 days ago
    Quoted from lostlumberjacks:

    #1 Buckaroo (cowpoke)

    Just today something I've learned while playing Flipper Cowboy (which is the
    same as Cowpoke), if tilted during a game, and the Roto Target shows the red
    bullseye target for a free ball, if drained where the target is shown, it'll still give
    a free ball even though the machine is in the Tilt mode.
    I have Cowpoke set up also. I'll have to check if that's the same. If not, I'll have
    to double check Flipper Cowboy's schematic to see if there's a problem there, or
    it's just that they changed that part of the game 3 years later..

    #78 60 days ago

    Dimension
    FREEFALL
    Atlantis

    Add a balls rule !

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    #79 59 days ago

    Strange world
    Centigrade 37
    Gemini

    #80 58 days ago

    I’ll be biased and include the 4 that I own.

    1. Lucky Hand
    2. Sure Shot
    3. (Tie) Flip a Card - Top Card

    Haven’t played the Lucky Hand yet because I’m restoring it now but really looking forward to it.

    #81 58 days ago

    El Dorado
    Buccaneer
    Baseball

    #82 58 days ago

    Sing Along
    Showboat
    Pro Football

    #83 58 days ago

    Abra Ca Dabra
    Atlantis
    Jacks Open

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    #84 6 days ago

    This week its....

    Centigrade 37
    Volley
    Atlantis

    Last week it was.....

    Sky jump
    Abra ca Dabra
    Jacks open

    Honorable mention to.... El Dorado,

    #85 6 days ago

    ( 3" Flipper )
    C37
    El Dorado
    Jacks Open

    ( 2" Flipper )
    Kings and Queens
    2001
    Sing Along

    #86 5 days ago

    Strange World
    Volley
    Jacks Open

    #87 5 days ago

    I own El Dorado so that would be my #1.
    #2. King of Diamonds.
    #3 Jacks Open

    #88 4 days ago

    Wizard
    El Dorado
    300

    #89 4 days ago

    2": K&Q, 2001, Astro
    3": Lucky Hand, Tiger, Rock Star/Blue Note

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