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Top 3 most over rated stern machines


By srmonte

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Just wondering there are others like me who cant figure out why people like these 3 so much.

    1. Tron
    2. IM
    3. Metallica

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    #2 5 years ago

    you just listed 3 of the best machines of all time...

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    #3 5 years ago

    I can't stand the luck that the gem shot is.

    #4 5 years ago

    Different games for Different tastes I guess.
    Personally I can't get into ACDC or MET at all but plenty of folks love them.

    #5 5 years ago
    Quoted from Shado1w:

    I can't stand the luck that the gem shot is.

    Its the real skill shot. Do it right and you can hit it twice.

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    #6 5 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    you just listed 3 of the best machines of all time...

    LOL like I said I cant figure it out... I had a chance to buy a Tron LE for 5200 NIB when they came out. Was able play it first and everything, I'll pass. Don't get it... IM put probably 100 games on it, still??? I will admit Metallica is ok , but still over hyped IMO

    #7 5 years ago

    And just so you guys know I love stern machines. I have bought 7 NIB sterns over my years of collecting. I just don't get the love for mostly Tron and IM????

    #8 5 years ago

    Metle, ac/dc is a great game and I like it, but people claim it's the best of all time and that's crazy.

    #9 5 years ago

    Tron, ST, and IM

    Under rated IMHO is RBION and possibly WPT.

    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

    Metle, ac/dc is a great game and I like it, but people claim it's the best of all time and that's crazy.

    Agree very much... They say the same about IM and tron... Stop the madness

    #11 5 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoy IM, the best stern imho but not the best pin overall.

    #12 5 years ago

    IMO Tron and IM are better than MET and is the one that is over rated. But everybody has different tastes. I'm one of the biggest Metallica fans to this day but the pin just gets old and repetitive plus I can play it anytime on location as they are quite plentiful here.

    #13 5 years ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

    I thoroughly enjoy IM, the best stern imho but not the best pin overall.

    Makes me want to buy another IM, I miss having one.

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    #14 5 years ago

    ACDC and Tron are the biggest offenders here to me. Ok games, but not the greatest ever zomg that is thought here.

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

    I thoroughly enjoy IM, the best stern imho but not the best pin overall.

    I guess I just don't see any toys or innovation on IM. It is just a shooter and that has always bothered me. I guess owning probably 70 machines I really loved the machines that are mechanical wonders. Like FH rudy is amazing. TZ with the clock, gumball machine, Powerball, Magnetic Flippers, MM exploding castle, WH2O Ramp mania. I know I sound like a B/W snob, and I kind of am.... But LOTR has awesome code and is always a challenge for valinor, SM flow with great rules, TSPP very challenging to collect the characters in the car, reverse flippers, alien invasion best upper playfield to date for stern...

    #18 5 years ago

    Everybody
    Likes
    Different
    Machines
    To
    Different
    Degrees.

    Can people get this through their heads? Ok so something doesn't have toys so someone who likes toys doesn't like it. All this "I don't get get it. I don't see it.". You know who that sounds like? That antagonist guy in Big. Someone does get it. A lot of people get it.

    #19 5 years ago
    Quoted from srmonte:

    I guess I just don't see any toys or innovation on IM. It is just a shooter and that has always bothered me. I guess owning probably 70 machines I really loved the machines that are mechanical wonders. Like FH rudy is amazing.

    I've never got into fun house, I think road show is more interesting. IM is straight forward fun, accessible to new and tough for skilled players, that is the magic of it. I personally think Tron is overrated but I'm in the minority there.

    #20 5 years ago

    I'd just be happy to have the spare cash to buy a NIB in the first place FFS !!!

    #21 5 years ago

    IM best pin ever for me and I bought 15 NIB or so

    #22 5 years ago

    Beef. It's what's for dinner.
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    #23 5 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Beef. It's what's for dinner.

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    A couple of fine looking graduates from bovine university there.

    #24 5 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Beef. It's what's for dinner.

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    Love the candle-hat. "king of beef"

    #25 5 years ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Everybody
    Likes
    Different
    Machines
    To
    Different
    Degrees.
    Can people get this through their heads? Ok so something doesn't have toys so someone who likes toys doesn't like it. All this "I don't get get it. I don't see it.". You know who that sounds like? That antagonist guy in Big. Someone does get it. A lot of people get it.

    This.
    But since I'm on Pinside a lot I also notice heavy local differences. Some are easily explainable like with RBION as the theme is just not well known in some parts of the word.
    Others like TRON are kind of strange. A used Tron Pro is usually cheaper (max. equally priced) than a LotR in Europe, at least in Germany - even though the theme is well known and loved over here. Daft Punk being a French band is also a sound very common to us in Europe. It should be a winner on many levels. Still the Pin does not get to much love over here.

    #26 5 years ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

    Metle, ac/dc is a great game and I like it, but people claim it's the best of all time and that's crazy.

    I know, people have been known to call me that.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/community/pinsiders/robin/ratings

    #27 5 years ago

    Subjectively, of course....

    LOTR. Can't stand the theme.
    RBION. If this thing had never come out on the TPA, it wouldn't be near as popular.
    AC/DC. I was on the hook to get a NIB one, and I'm pretty much glad I got off the hook.

    #28 5 years ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Everybody
    Likes
    Different
    Machines
    To
    Different
    Degrees.
    Can people get this through their heads? Ok so something doesn't have toys so someone who likes toys doesn't like it. All this "I don't get get it. I don't see it.". You know who that sounds like? That antagonist guy in Big. Someone does get it. A lot of people get it.

    People can get really odd and defensive about these things. It's really quite ok for different people to like different things.

    I've had people get a little nuts on me when I was playing on location, because I didn't enjoy playing [favorite title]. It's ok to not share an opinion, it's not a reflection on you or anything else, only the individual's taste.

    #30 5 years ago

    TRON is perhaps the best eye/ear candy ever made on a pinball. I'll own one someday for this reason - not because it's the best playing game.

    #31 5 years ago

    never played tron or im but i love my metallica. i love the music and the game play is challenging

    #32 5 years ago

    Critics here are harsh. Not much is overrated. I think we have a lot of "flover of the month" games and that's to be expected on a discussion forum. I'm not a big fan of TRON or IM, but I have owned both.

    #33 5 years ago

    Tron for sure ACDC is way overrated very boring, and all the comic book ones suck too!

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    #34 5 years ago

    I think Iron man is terrible. I thought it was boring. Just my 2 cents. Then again I haven't played every stern machine.

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    #35 5 years ago

    While I am surprised to see Metallica listed as overrated, I think Stern has a lot of sleeper games that get ignored because they are commonly written off as bad games.

    WPT is starting to get the love it deserves for good reason

    NBA is a very fun, fast game that never gets old to me.

    Avatar is perceived as a bad game because it is harder than a sonofab and there is only one ramp, but I just love the challenge of starting all modes in one ball. Better than IM I think.

    Wheel of Fortune has such a fun design. If the ruleset was complete and ppl could just accept the kinda lame theme, that game really is unique, fun, and one of the hardest machines of the 2000s

    However, there are some real dull Stern games like IJ4 (so terribly redundant), Harley, and Rolling Stones (the dancing Mick infuriates me every damn time)

    #36 5 years ago
    Quoted from srmonte:

    Just wondering there are others like me who cant figure out why people like these 3 so much.
    1. Tron
    2. IM
    3. Metallica

    1. IM - Shallow, stripped down, repetitive. Not my kind of pin. You can see the whole game in 5 minutes.

    2. STLE - All show and not enough go. If you like bright lights and asteroids that do nothing...this is your game.

    3. Tron - Hurts me to say this cause the game is good, but it should have been great. Overrated for what it is currently, but the theme sells it.

    #37 5 years ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    RBION. If this thing had never come out on the TPA, it wouldn't be near as popular.

    It boosted it's popularity, that's for sure...didn't make it overrated in my opinion though. Just gave a great pin the attention it deserves.

    I'd love to see more newer Sterns on TPA. They only seem to release pins i either already know well enough or ones i don't care for.

    #38 5 years ago
    Quoted from someoneelse:

    It boosted it's popularity, that's for sure...didn't make it overrated in my opinion though. Just gave a great pin the attention it deserves.

    I couldn't agree with this more. It was on the way up before that and it only helped give attention to a great game that many people ignored because of the theme.

    #39 5 years ago

    TOM
    TOTAN
    SS

    Oh, over rated sterns? Is there such a thing? With all the glassy eyed b/w love it is hard to tell.

    #40 5 years ago
    Quoted from BigBangBack:

    Wheel of Fortune has such a fun design. If the ruleset was complete and ppl could just accept the kinda lame theme, that game really is unique, fun, and one of the hardest machines of the 2000s

    What is incomplete about the rules besides no wizard mode?

    #41 5 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    you just listed 3 of the best machines of all time...

    maybe close to what you say , but more like three games in the top 13 of all time

    #42 5 years ago

    The thing about IM is that unless you get good at it, it's a very boring game. Trying to stack on it with out starting another mode makes the game. Once you set everything up in order the game is non stop action. If you don't get to that point the game is boring for most. I like that challenge as well as getting dod in one ball and beating Jericho is awesome.

    #43 5 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    TOM
    TOTAN
    SS
    Oh, over rated sterns? Is there such a thing? With all the glassy eyed b/w love it is hard to tell.

    Well it is a thread related to over rated sterns so I guess that would be why there is an absence of any b/w titles.

    #44 5 years ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    What is incomplete about the rules besides no wizard mode?

    - I believe the bonus wheel modes were supposed to have more depth. A Stern programmer mentioned he wanted to implement lose / win conditions for each mode; if you won then a multiplier was added to all scores in the next round

    #45 5 years ago

    The underrated ones are the ones that I'm trying to sell.

    The overrated ones are the ones that I'm trying to buy.

    #48 5 years ago
    Quoted from Shado1w:

    I can't stand the luck that the gem shot is.

    I got fairly skilled at trick-shotting off the T-R-O-N targets when I had it. I believe you need to aim for the O. You'll be surprised but you also need to handle the vicious return from the bumpers. But yes, GEM is pure hate.

    #49 5 years ago
    Quoted from Damonator:

    TRON is perhaps the best eye/ear candy ever made on a pinball. I'll own one someday for this reason - not because it's the best playing game.

    Amen!

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    #50 5 years ago

    I think they pretty much all suck.
    Had a met pro.
    Gone. Happy.

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