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TSPP vs Ghostbusters Pro vs Iron Maiden Pro

By Beaumistim

1 year ago

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“TSPP vs Ghostbusters Pro vs Iron Maiden Pro”

  • TSPP $4700 25 votes
  • Iron Maiden $5000 40 votes
  • GB Pro $5400 10 votes

(Multiple choice - 75 votes by 74 Pinsiders)

#1 1 year ago

which would you rather have, considering TSPP is 4700, GB is 5400, Iron Maiden at 5000

#2 1 year ago

Maiden pro. I owned one. Only sold it because not into music but best pro for a long time.

#3 1 year ago

TSPP is my most fun game. Lots to do. May never get to the end which is OK. Never leavings. Love the callouts.
GB is alright but did not want to go back and play it again. Lights were too bright among other things.

#4 1 year ago

TSPP super fun, but (IMO) Maiden is more modern with LCD display and better sound.



#5 1 year ago

Id go Maiden but Ive seen them for sale at 4500-4700. I like my GB pro but definitely not at 5400 bucks. TSPP is fun too, but out of the 3 games I say Maiden is the best all around game.

#6 1 year ago

Iron Maiden

#7 1 year ago

tspp Pure stern gold right there.

#8 1 year ago

The Simpsons was one of the only shows I cared about as a kid. I loved Ghostbusters and watched it many times. I don't listen to Iron Maiden.

And yet..it's an easy decision. Iron Maiden.

(TSPP is more stop and go than I like, and feels like a lot of chopping wood. Spend most of your time going to the upper playfield. Ghostbusters is vastly improved with the new code, but it's full of cheap drains (some of which can be mitigated), doesn't have super satisfying shots, and doesn't make me want to play it over and over).

#9 1 year ago

I thought Maiden was too simple. Playfield looks barren. Ok to play but TSPP is more fun.

Play them all and pick the one that you like best.

#10 1 year ago

TSPP, it has the deepest rule set of the three and great theme integration. IMDN is a fun pin but the music would wear thin in a home environment. GB would be an easy pass for me, even with Dwight and Stern being kind enough to update the code years after release.

#11 1 year ago

Owned all three, IM by far, but the other two are great as well.

#12 1 year ago

Maiden awesome fast layout with great coding. TSPP is a close second as it's jam packed with cool toys and a super deep rule set.

#13 1 year ago

Had all three. Maiden wins hands down. Many ways to play that pin. Simpson’s is fun in spurts but the gameplay gets tedious after a while. Ghostbusters is ok, but is the weakest of the bunch.

#14 1 year ago

I currently own Maiden but have owned TSPP in the past, honestly I'd say TSPP is better overall. Maiden is good, just not TSPP good. People above are right that it can be long, probably too long sometimes, but there are a lot of games that shoot similar to Maiden, nothing is similar to TSPP. It also has clear rules and objectives, I find that Maiden along with some other recent Sterns do a poor job of actually separating things when they're going on at the same time.

#15 1 year ago

Maiden all day. I’ve owned TSPP 3 times. Everyone says it’s so great. Thought maybe I was dense. Nope...not a good game.

Ghostbusters pro...eeeewwwwww

Go with Maiden. Seriously awesome game.

#16 1 year ago

Gotta agree with everyone else. I owned TSPP for a couple years and loved it, but the games were too long (sometimes 30 minutes long) and I was the only person figure out what to do. I’d go with Maiden.

#17 1 year ago

GB Pro. New code, great theme for a pinball machine, best artwork, best call outs and smooth gameplay. Music doesn’t wear on you like Maiden or Simpsons. Add carrot flippers if you wish to decrease SDTM drains.

#18 1 year ago

Difficult choice between IMDN and TSPP..
Would want to own either one of those if I had the money.
Played a lot of GB too, but imo it's the least fun of the 3.

#19 1 year ago

Maiden then GB, the other one. Nah. TSPP like Tron for some reason gets all this love but I never got it. Then again if u love that show which I assume most in the pinball crowd do then I guess it makes sense.

#20 1 year ago

Maiden plays faster than tspp. They're both deep and will keep you entertained forever. Prices seem fair and you can't go wrong with either. I don't own Ghostbusters and haven't played with the new code, so i'll withhold my opinion on that one.

#21 1 year ago

Had im premium and gb pro. I would get gb. New code fixes a lot. Funner games, more going on in it

#22 1 year ago

I’d buy whichever theme you like better, all are good games. If I had to rank it would be tspp>IMDN>gb. There’s just so much to see in tspp and so many unique things. Ball times can be long, but i enjoy every minute of it.

#23 1 year ago

1 Maiden
3 GB

#24 1 year ago

No poll?

#25 1 year ago

poll added

#26 1 year ago

Does the Tspp include a color DMD. That’s another $400 and very worthwhile mod.

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Does the Tspp include a color DMD. That’s another $400 and very worthwhile mod.

No, it's not the tspp on pinside

#28 1 year ago

TSPP by far ! Fun, rich, fast. Once you get the rules right and know what to hit when, it’s not so much of a stop and go game, most of the modes are designed to encourage a fast play.
That being said the games are long, the outlanes are very forgiving and the game is light enough to nudge.

All together the game has a lot of depth, different strategies and new things to discover even after many plays.

#29 1 year ago

looks like this race is coming down to the wire between TSPP and Iron Maiden Pro

#30 1 year ago

Both great. But different.... for me, Simpsons theme for the win.

#31 1 year ago

Iron Maiden > Simpsons > Ghostbusters

#32 1 year ago

Want to love TSPP but never really clicked with me either. It's fun but don't want to keep playing like Maiden. I don't care for the music but fantastic game. Rules are pretty easy to pick up and it just feels designed for the player. GB wore out it's welcome long ago. Great theme but gameplay not so great.

#33 1 year ago

Feel like I should vote for Simpsons but just could never get into it. Own maiden and GB and maiden is the shit and never leaving!

#34 1 year ago

Close but TSPP for the win.

#35 1 year ago

IMDN easy on this one for me. No love for the music but the game is just awesome.
I find the TSPP super annoying but appreciate it's a super deep game.

GB pro is also a pinball machine produced by Stern.

#36 1 year ago

All 3 are top-end games, so I don't think you can go wrong regardless.
TSPP has stood the test of time. It is insanely deep (great for home use), and the lowest priced of the 3.
This is an easy call for me.

#37 1 year ago

Bottom line is there is a lock for every key. Buy what you like and you will never go wrong. Find a place and play them all. Some games may drive you crazy even though they get lots of love here.

BTW There is no accounting for taste. One of my favorite games is road kings. lol
[i still say tspp] not that anyone cares. lol [big bang theory reference]

plus its a whitestar game. Darn near bullit proof.

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Beaumistim:

which would you rather have, considering TSPP is 4700, GB is 5400, Iron Maiden at 5000

where are these $4700 tspp's at and these $5400 gb?

#39 1 year ago

I can't see GB costing that much unless it's got color DMD.

#40 1 year ago

Look at the rules for TSPP... and this is just part of it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pf9hwkgrsiu959v/TSPP%20Rules%20v3.1.pdf?dl=0

Uploading the PDF to Pinside fails, so sorry for the external link.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a pin that will take a while to complete, I can’t see a choice other than TSPP.

#42 1 year ago

I own a GB and a TSPP. I think TSPP is objectively a better game than GB. However, I am definitely more compelled to play GB. Probably because of the shorter games. This was even before the new code. The new GB code is overall much better than it was, but I definitely think they took away some of the strategic choices. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the three and none of them feel like cookie cutter games.

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