(Topic ID: 262519)

TWD prem vs. IMDN prem


By Vino

4 months ago



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“TWD premium vs IMDN premium”

  • TWD premium 55 votes
    44%
  • IMDN premium 69 votes
    56%

(124 votes)

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#1 4 months ago

Tough tough decisions with this matchup!
Absolutely love gameplay and rules of both these titles.
Pros are great, but which premium do you prefer and why?

I’d love to hear from any owners of both titles.
Thanks all!

#2 4 months ago

Both great, but I say maiden.

#3 4 months ago

I have both and I think they’re both fantastic games. Both have very deep code with multiple achievements possible. I’ve made it further in TWD than IMDN. I’ve made it to and completed Seige, and made it to Last Man Standing (once) on TWD. The best I’ve done on Maiden is get 4 of the 10 things completed. IMDN ball times are longer and the way Elwin has so many mini-wizard modes makes lots of achievements possible. In addition, the way he forces you to focus to make shots with the upper flippers in Multiballs is genius. Most of the music on IMDN is awful in my opinion but I changed the soundtrack and now it’s great (for me).

Some of the ball drains from the pops on TWD can be infuriating.

You can’t go wrong with either but I’d go with IMDN. Good luck.

#4 4 months ago

I own both love them TWD was my first NIB but I have to go with Maiden.

#5 4 months ago

I own Imdn prem and just picked up twd pro. Maiden is a great game, bolted to the floor. Twd will be fun but prob not a keeper, yet

#6 4 months ago

Maiden, one of the best games ever made. Period. Only thing wrong with it is if you REALLLLLY hate the theme. The music can be changed though, just not really the theme so much

#7 4 months ago

I own both and enjoy playing both.

Toss a coin if you need a pick cause that's what I'd have to do.

#8 4 months ago

Such a tough decision that I dont even want to vote on it. I would say if you are a great player you may like TWD better because of its difficulty. If you are average or below you will probably like IMDN better.

I feel fortunate to be lucky enough to own both games. My TWD is a pro but my IMDN is a Premium. Two of the greatest pinball machines ever made for sure.

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#9 4 months ago

Both are great games. TWD premium has shorter ball times and is a much tougher game with more rewarding shots. IMDN premium is a lot more forgiving.

For me I would pick TWD Premium. I cannot go past Lyman and Horde is the best mode in pinball. IMDN is a great all rounder.

You cannot go wrong with either game. Both are awesome

#10 4 months ago

Can't vote

MUST HAVE BOTH

#11 4 months ago

I have owned both. Sold IMDN. TWD is bolted to the floor.

IMDN is a beautiful , great shooting game. To me it felt like the same game over and over from a code standpoint.that could be to my lack of skills .

TWD , IMHO ,maybe is in the top 3 all time best coded games. A lot of argument could be made it is the best.

#12 4 months ago

I have both and think both are great games. Walking dead is more difficult with shorter ball times but when you have a good game is very rewarding. Horde is a great mode but at least reachable while last man standing is out there. I give the edge to walking dead but you won’t go wrong with either.

#13 4 months ago

I put 3 hours on twd last nite and get more impressed the more I play it. I said earlier imdn is bolted down and it appears that twd might be too, unless premium is that much better. any thoughts on twd pro vs prem?

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#14 4 months ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

twd pro vs prem?

The Prem is even more fun and worth the upgrade

#15 4 months ago

I'm curious how Met Prem would fare in this heavyweight match up

#16 4 months ago

Tough, I have both but I got Maiden.

#17 4 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I'm curious how Met Prem would fare in this heavyweight match up

I own all three and MET would be the last to leave.

#18 4 months ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

I own all three and MET would be the last to leave.

Yeah...I would go MET, TWD, then Maiden. But they are very close.

#19 4 months ago

MET > everything !

#20 4 months ago

Played all 3 of these quite a bit when I hit Vegas....bought TWDLE..easy choice for me

( even though Op only asked about 2 of them)

#21 4 months ago

Maiden PRO is better than both. Premium has unnecessary, pain in the ass mechs that don’t add to gameplay.

#22 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Played all 3 of these quite a bit when I hit Vegas....bought TWDLE..easy choice for me
( even though Op only asked about 2 of them)

Looking back, it's funny how much I disliked TWD when it first came out. Although it still kicks my ass most games, my appreciation of it has continued to grow over the years since. It is a game with unique character.

Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Maiden PRO is better than both. Premium has unnecessary, pain in the ass mechs that don’t add to gameplay.

After initial adjustment, the mechs on my Maiden LE have worked great. Consequently, I appreciate the added features the Premium/LE offers. So much so, that whenever I watch a Maiden Pro being streamed, it always feels like something is missing gameplay-wise.

#23 4 months ago

MET premium is better than both. I’ve just played it SO much. TWD is the toughest challenge and best code. Maiden shots are really forgiving but it’s a fun pin.

#24 4 months ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Looking back, it's funny how much I disliked TWD when it first came out. Although it still kicks my ass most games, my appreciation of it has continued to grow over the years since. It is a game with unique character.

Absolute truth!! despised it when it came out, then became completely addicted over time ( and code drops).

Game destroys me most of the time, but when you get a good ball or 2...whew

#25 4 months ago

The replay factor is so high on both and had a feeling TWD would hold its own. Close match.

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#26 4 months ago

Something else.

#27 4 months ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Maiden PRO is better than both. Premium has unnecessary, pain in the ass mechs that don’t add to gameplay.

Good point. Premium extras are fussy and don't add a lot. I had a pro and liked it fine.

#28 4 months ago
Quoted from drummermike:

Something else.

A Tom Tom perhaps drummermike?

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#29 4 months ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

A Tom Tom perhaps drummermike?

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That works for me!

#30 4 months ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Maiden PRO is better than both. Premium has unnecessary, pain in the ass mechs that don’t add to gameplay.

I feel the same about TWD. Much prefer playing the Pro. The only extra I miss from the Premium/Le is the lighting. Love that red effect GI. The extra stuff (drop target, Well Walker magnet, Bicycle Girl bash toy) is unnecessary to me and doesn’t add much (I can’t stand the crossbow).
But the biggest reason I prefer the Pro is the left ramp. I use CDC as one of my main scoring strategies and the left ramp on the Pro is silky smooth for repeated CDC shots whereas it is much clunkier on the Premium/LE.

#31 4 months ago

Good to see TWD holding it's own. TWD Premium is one of my top pins of all time, and probably my favorite Stern game. I also wasn't too impressed with it at first, but the code transformed it into a masterpiece. It should be ranked higher.

#32 4 months ago
Quoted from stoptap:

I feel the same about TWD. Much prefer playing the Pro. The only extra I miss from the Premium/Le is the lighting. Love that red effect GI. The extra stuff (drop target, Well Walker magnet, Bicycle Girl bash toy) is unnecessary to me and doesn’t add much (I can’t stand the crossbow).
But the biggest reason I prefer the Pro is the left ramp. I use CDC as one of my main scoring strategies and the left ramp on the Pro is silky smooth for repeated CDC shots whereas it is much clunkier on the Premium/LE.

While I will agree that the left ramp on TWD Premium can be frustratingly steep, I still prefer this version due to the numerous additional features it provides. LOVE both the extra lighting effects and the bicycle girl bash toy. The crossbow and Well Walker magnet add some gameplay variety, and a big feature that you failed to mention are walker bombs. Having these available to use in this game really adds to its depth and strategy options.

#33 4 months ago

I have a twdle th e game is crazy fun and tough in a good way. Code is awesome.
Maiden is incredible as well I want a maiden also.

#34 4 months ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

While I will agree that the left ramp on TWD Premium can be frustratingly steep, I still prefer this version due to the numerous additional features it provides. LOVE both the extra lighting effects and the bicycle girl bash toy. The crossbow and Well Walker magnet add some gameplay variety, and a big feature that you failed to mention are walker bombs. Having these available to use in this game really adds to its depth and strategy options.

The walker bombs are great!

#35 4 months ago

I have to go with Maiden but that’s only because Dead has been kicking my ass all over the place the last 30 to 40 games or so. You would think just by the law of averages I would get at least one decent game now and then. What a nasty table!

#36 4 months ago

In a good way^

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#37 4 months ago

IMDN all day every day. It's the complete package, TWD has a few strong points, but is far from perfection. Let's break it down, shall we.

Theme: IMDN - If you like Iron Maiden, then IMDN is amazing on all fronts. If you like The Walking Dead, then TWD somewhat resembles a cheap knockoff of the Walking Dead theme, bad voice acting, content limited to the first couple of seasons, etc.

Art: IMDN - Beautiful art package by Zombie Yeti, one of the best in modern pinball. TWD: Fugly as sin photoshop collage.

Layout/Shots: IMDN - Amazing flow and shot geometry, 4 flippers that you need to use a lot, nice combination of easy and difficult shots. TWD - Poorly executed playfield. Top right 1/3 wasted on meaningless bumper nest with terrible random exits. Momentum killing well walker about as fun to hit as watching paint dry...

Music/Sound effects: IMDN - Soundtrack is rocking! Sound package is fantastic. When you light this game up it feels like the end of the world! TWD - Okay but not great.

Callouts: IMDN - Some of the highest quality voice work in a pin in many years. Custom callouts from two distinct voices (male and female). Humerous as hell too. TWD - Incredible lame and annoying fake southern accent guy...

Rules: Tie. Both of these games have some of the best rules packages in pinball.

Premium Features: IMDN - left ramp lock is rewarding to shoot and adds shot variety to the game vs. the Pro, as does the lifting center ramp. TWD - crossbow is a mixed bag, though the walker-bomb button is appreciated by most. Most people don't even shoot for the bicycle ladie under the left ramp and it's not really fun to do so.

Let's face it, IMDN is an all time classic that wins on every level. If it weren't for Lyman's amazing rules TWD would be forgotten failure, rarely mentioned and often found on the same lists as WWE.

#38 4 months ago
Quoted from Fytr:

IMDN all day every day.

Seems pretty mixed so far for an “all day every day”, but nice job laying it out- some solid points!

#39 4 months ago
Quoted from Fytr:

IMDN all day every day. It's the complete package, TWD has a few strong points, but is far from perfection. Let's break it down, shall we.
Theme: IMDN - If you like Iron Maiden, then IMDN is amazing on all fronts. If you like The Walking Dead, then TWD somewhat resembles a cheap knockoff of the Walking Dead theme, bad voice acting, content limited to the first couple of seasons, etc.
Art: IMDN - Beautiful art package by Zombie Yeti, one of the best in modern pinball. TWD: Fugly as sin photoshop collage.
Layout/Shots: IMDN - Amazing flow and shot geometry, 4 flippers that you need to use a lot, nice combination of easy and difficult shots. TWD - Poorly executed playfield. Top right 1/3 wasted on meaningless bumper nest with terrible random exits. Momentum killing well walker about as fun to hit as watching paint dry...
Music/Sound effects: IMDN - Soundtrack is rocking! Sound package is fantastic. When you light this game up it feels like the end of the world! TWD - Okay but not great.
Callouts: IMDN - Some of the highest quality voice work in a pin in many years. Custom callouts from two distinct voices (male and female). Humerous as hell too. TWD - Incredible lame and annoying fake southern accent guy...
Rules: Tie. Both of these games have some of the best rules packages in pinball.
Premium Features: IMDN - left ramp lock is rewarding to shoot and adds shot variety to the game vs. the Pro, as does the lifting center ramp. TWD - crossbow is a mixed bag, though the walker-bomb button is appreciated by most. Most people don't even shoot for the bicycle ladie under the left ramp and it's not really fun to do so.
Let's face it, IMDN is an all time classic that wins on every level. If it weren't for Lyman's amazing rules TWD would be forgotten failure, rarely mentioned and often found on the same lists as WWE.

Not sure how you really feel.....but several invalid points regarding both... good luck Op...let IMDN get a few years under it's belt...there is no such thing as an "all day, everyday" winner....

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