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Top 5 Underrated games


By Russell

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago

    seawitch
    radical
    rollergames
    monopoly
    devils dare

    #52 1 year ago

    Wow, I'm seeing a lot of pins in the top 100 listed as underrated. Seems like if you are in that space, you are rated pretty high.

    #53 1 year ago

    Going backwards from the end of Pinside's Top 100 (351), here are my picks:

    Cybernaut (338) A rare game with a unique and challenging layout. The outlanes can be brutal. Great 1980s futuristic theme.

    Black Pyramid (327) Inline drops with backhand from right.

    Gold Wings (323) Another unique layout. Cheesy theme and translite (Top Gun knockoff). Bottom arch design creates potential for intentional Lazarus saves. Multiple horseshoe shots feel good and design lends itself to several intentional careen (bank) shots.

    Dolly Parton (311) Played a beautiful and brutal example at TPF with dangerous outlanes. Inline drops light spinner and advance bonus multiplier. Another theme that turns people off, but the gameplay is there.

    Time Fantasy (241) - Another rare game, but this one has a Psychadelic theme. Build up "snail time" with the lit inlane rollover (yes, you can Shatz it). Spell TIME to start snail time and you have unlimited ball saves for up to 95 seconds. Ball 3 and you haven't spelled TIME? That's pressure.

    #54 1 year ago

    My vote goes to Rocky and Bullwinkle, as it rarely even gets mentioned!

    #55 1 year ago

    Glad to see someone else Thinks Hollywood Heat and Genesis are under rated.
    That said:
    Genesis
    Hollywood Heat
    Laser Cue
    Solar Fire
    Medusa

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    Pins That Play Well But Have An Embarrassing Theme / Terrible Art / Ridiculous Backglass:

    I think you forgot about Barbwire, embarrassing theme, terrible art, ridiculous backglass-but fun as hell!

    I also really like my 24, it has a simple layout with great shots. Sometimes less is more.

    #57 1 year ago

    Please give reasons for your picks to educate the rest of why the games deserve more love.

    #58 1 year ago

    Another vote for Rollergames here. I actually like the theme (it's either fun and cheesy and/or nostalgic depending on your age), and it's fun to play and the callouts, music/sounds, and theme integration are awesome (what a great idea to have the locked balls spin around like rollerskaters). If I compare the price I paid with the fun factor/overall enjoyment of my pins, Rollergames is highly underrated, in my opinion.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from kevmad:

    Please give reasons for your picks to educate the rest of why the games deserve more love.

    Bad Cats- People say the only thing to do is hit the left ramp and while that ramp is loaded with points, their are some other really neat shots and features. Music is EXCELLENT too.

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    There seems to be four distinct categories of "underrated" going on here:
    Pins That Play Well But Have An Embarrassing Theme / Terrible Art / Ridiculous Backglass:
    - Hollywood Heat
    - Genesis
    - Rollergames
    - Arena
    - Raven
    - Baywatch
    - Heavy Metal Meltdown
    - Future Spa
    - Hardbody
    Pins That Play Well But Are Themed After a Property Nobody Cares About:
    - Johnny Mnemonic
    - The Shadow (can this really still be considered underrated? c'mon)
    - Congo
    - Last Action Hero
    - Lethal Weapon 3
    - Maverick
    - Big Hurt
    - Demolition Man
    Pins That Have Been Heavily Criticized On Pinside For Years, Perhaps Unfairly:
    - Rolling Stones
    - Avengers
    - Tranformers
    - Popeye
    Good Pins That People Just Kinda Forget About:
    - Mustang
    - Roadshow
    - NBA Fastbreak
    - Black Hole
    - WPT
    - Sopranos
    - Avatar

    Nice analysis and categorizing

    #61 1 year ago

    I think Johnny Mnemonic is the most overrated underrated game. If that makes any sense.

    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from Elicash:

    I think Johnny Mnemonic is the most overrated underrated game. If that makes any sense.

    #63 1 year ago

    Maverick
    Nascar
    Popeye
    Sega Harley Davidson
    To me all of these games are way more fun than their current “ranking”

    #65 1 year ago

    Gottlieb Circus. Well rendered theme. People diss the gameplay and admittedly it does play slow, like an EM, but it rewards good shotmaking. A good flow game.

    The sounds could be better, but it does have a cool attract mode that calls out periodically...not many titles from that era had that.

    #66 1 year ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    There seems to be four distinct categories of "underrated" going on here:
    Pins That Play Well But Have An Embarrassing Theme / Terrible Art / Ridiculous Backglass:
    - Hollywood Heat
    - Genesis
    - Rollergames
    - Arena
    - Raven
    - Baywatch
    - Heavy Metal Meltdown
    - Future Spa
    - Hardbody
    Pins That Play Well But Are Themed After a Property Nobody Cares About:
    - Johnny Mnemonic
    - The Shadow (can this really still be considered underrated? c'mon)
    - Congo
    - Last Action Hero
    - Lethal Weapon 3
    - Maverick
    - Big Hurt
    - Demolition Man
    Pins That Have Been Heavily Criticized On Pinside For Years, Perhaps Unfairly:
    - Rolling Stones
    - Avengers
    - Tranformers
    - Popeye
    Good Pins That People Just Kinda Forget About:
    - Mustang
    - Roadshow
    - NBA Fastbreak
    - Black Hole
    - WPT
    - Sopranos
    - Avatar

    I agree 99% with this, except NBA Fastbreak. I've played it over 30 times and still don't get it.

    My vote is for RCT. Call me a douche if you want, but I really like this game.

    #67 1 year ago

    1978 Gottlieb Blue Note (and add-a-ball counterpart, Rock Star) are among the best playing wedgeheads. Yet, neither game appears on Pinsiders top 100 EM list.

    These low production games are less well known and tend, for that reason, to garner little attention and appreciation. Perhaps they fall into the "unrated" as opposed to "underrated" category.

    #68 1 year ago

    Baywatch is underrated. It's just a lot of fun to play.
    The oversize ColorDMD LED coming soon for it may make it more appealing to own.

    Barb Wire should be collectible. The last Gottleib and was made in low numbers.

    X-files can be brutal due to the narrow ramps, but should appeal to fans of the show.

    I own all three of these games and they are better than a lot of other games out there.

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