I hope all of you had a great Labor Day weekend. I recently sold my Jurassic Park last week and I am having a tough time figuring out what to replace it with. I'm not big into buying and selling pins, so I'd like to make my next title last at least a few years.
Before you answer my question by comment and/or poll, I ask you to read my brief background and description on what's important to me when purchasing a pin. In no particular order:
* My current collection - NBA Fastbreak and an AFMr LE (which is the game that got me into pinball back in 1995)
* I'm not a super serious player, but I am competitive, enjoy improving my skills and I like a semi-deep & challenging game.
* My brother (who shares the pinball bug with me) and family are important. I don't buy the games only for myself, but enjoy watching my Dad, wife and other friends & family walk up to the games with no experience and enjoy playing pinball.
* Budget - Up to $9,500
If I had choose right now, my choice would be WOZ. It's the one that gravitates to me most, has a deep rule set and has a friendly theme for family and friends. I believe it would also appeal to the novice player, even though it could seem complicated.
With that said, the two other pins at the top of my list would be Dialed In and LOTR. In my opinion, Dialed In is just as good as WOZ even though they are different games. I fear that DI might be a little more confusing for novice players like my wife and Dad. In the case of LOTR, this would be more for my brother since he LOVES the game. I'm not into the theme as much, but do enjoy playing it.
I look forward to reading your suggestions, comments and opinions below. Thanks everyone!