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underrated games


By ek77

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I feel most 80s games

#2 6 years ago

There are some real gems of DMDs in the 90's that were not B/W. Stargate and Last Action Hero come to mind.

#4 6 years ago

Junkyard is a very under rated game. It is unique and fun. People complain about a lack of original ideas and concepts in pinball. Here is a perfect example of a wonderful game that people seem to have an issue with; but it is very original!

#5 6 years ago
Quoted from ahorrorstory:

junkyard is a very under rated game. It is unique and fun. People complain about a lack of original ideas and concepts in pinball. Here is a perfect example of a wonderful game that people seem to have an issue with; but it is very original!

There's a JY at an airport I always have layovers at.
It's hands down my favorite game! As soon as some spare jingle comes my way, she may very well be next on my list!

#6 6 years ago

Probably System 11 games. They don't seem to get as much love and all they're really lacking are the Dots/DMD. Speed, speech, light show is there comparable to DMD.

Also feel there are too many pinball snobs that dismiss non Bally Williams games in general. Data East, Gottlieb, and Saga have some dogs to be sure, but also some great games that are too easily dismissed.

#8 6 years ago

SEGA pins, for sure.

#9 6 years ago

All of the fantastic early Bally SS games. I love that era of games, just the simple fun of playing pinball. They are simple to fix, and a blast to play. EK, MH, HG, EB... Wonderful games that no longer get respect.

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from Hobbypinball:

Probably System 11 games. They don't seem to get as much love and all they're really lacking are the Dots/DMD. Speed, speech, light show is there comparable to DMD.

agreed. so much so that i'm considering using alphanumeric displays in a game i am designing. with the out of control prices of new games, it seems a lot more logical to go this route than the jersey jack lcd way.

that said, just because i can't afford a lamborghini doesn't mean i don't like them.

#11 6 years ago

Someone should make a one-off machine "Pump-n-Dump"... it would be a pinball machine about flipping undesirable pinball machines. Multiball would consist of angry buyers, each ball representing an angry buyer (a mob of angry buyers!) Jackpot would consist of locking each of the angry buyers (ball) into a "room" (ball lock) with one of the TNT sales guys or something.

This would be the most underrated game ever.

#12 6 years ago

DMD around $2000 +\- a few hundred
All I feel are great games but don't get a lot of love in ratings

Doctor who
Goldeneye
R & B
Jackbot
Dm
SST
Baywatch
JM
TFTC
WPT
WCS

#13 6 years ago

From my collection-

SST and XMENLE

I like a lot of the underated pins more than some of the top rated pins.

#14 6 years ago

Ripley's...however it is gaining steam
Avatar and Hollywood Heat are a couple more

#15 6 years ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

DMD around $2000 +\- a few hundred
All I feel are great games but don't get a lot of love in ratings
Doctor Who
Goldeneye
R & B
Jackbot
Dm
SST
Baywatch
JM
TFTC
WPT
WCS

Yes. You and I like similar pinball machines. This is indeed true.

#17 6 years ago

Any game I have that other people don't like.

#18 6 years ago

Black Hole. an all-time classic and still a great game today. totally unique multiball, great layout overall, still one of very few games with an inverted lower playfield ... one of the first multiball games, one of the first talking games. highest-grossing pin of its era. extremely challenging, very fast. fantastic, classy art package. beautiful backglass with chaser lights and "infinity" double mirror effect.

and yet it's currently barely making the pinside top 100, and is sitting many places lower than Haunted House, its sister game, which doesn't even have speech or multiball, and whose playfield art is much uglier (imho of course). Clearly inferior games listed above it include Swords of Fury, Elvis, Eight Ball Deluxe, Cyclone, Corvette ... many others.

#19 6 years ago

Maverick...people anti-Mel or hung up on possible DMD or opto issues. When you've got it working well and dialed in it is really hard to stop playing.

#20 6 years ago

Any machine that you own that you're thinking about selling

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#21 6 years ago

I always said BSD was an underrated game for years and years but you people all finally caught on to what I knew since the '90s, that it is a great game!

I think Jackbot is still underrated. Hell when it came out I didn't like it because of the bad porno music and how lame it was compared to the amazing sounds in Pinbot but once I learned the rules I realized just how much fun the game is, despite the horrible soundtrack.

#22 6 years ago
Quoted from MXV:

I think Jackbot is still underrated

I forgot to mention that one.....good call!

I do like the music

#23 6 years ago

X-Files for sure. T3 and Congo

#24 6 years ago
#25 6 years ago

A lot of the machines that I have and love are underrated. Some because of low production or exposure, others because people just think they are turds. But none of that matters to me, because they are just as fun now as they were back in the day.
A few-
Twister
No Fear
Gladiators
Nascar
Judge Dredd
Big Hurt
Barb wire
Breakshot

#26 6 years ago

Is anything in the Pinside top 100 really underrated? I mean games like WCS, BSD and Congo are discussed all the time on this site. X-Men LE is ranked #33 and has one of the longest threads in Pinside history.

I'll throw in a vote for Frontier, TX-Sector, Genesis and Escape from the Lost World.

#28 6 years ago

Maverick! One of favs out of everything.

#29 6 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

Any machine that you own that you're thinking about selling
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Probably should have put a wink after that.

#30 6 years ago

Grand prix by stern..

#31 6 years ago
Quoted from MikeS:

Is anything in the Pinside top 100 really underrated?

Wise words. It's all relative. If something is getting positive ratings, other things by comparison inherit lower ratings. Not everything can be number one

#32 6 years ago

Dirty Harry and Last Action Hero neither are in the top 100 on pinside both great games. I don't think they get played that much and maybe like most games a few goes on a pin to not give it justice.

#33 6 years ago

sorry do not give it justice.

#34 6 years ago

I don't think that JP gets the credit it deserves...

#35 6 years ago

Goldeneye is a fantastic game. Great art, great toys and great play. Doctor Who is a lot of fun to play but I am not much into the art.

#37 6 years ago

Black Knight

#39 6 years ago

Shadow and JM. Both should be in the top 10. Shadow belongs in the top 5. Shadow is better than TZ, AF, TOTAN etc. IMHO. But Tz theme is obvoiusly better. But gameplay, DMD animations sounds, modes, features Shadow wins hands down.

Top 5 should be.
MM... debatable
XMenLE
LOTR
Shadow
Revenge from Mars. Because its better than attack, IMHO.

Then...
TSPP
Spiderman
Stern Star Trek
AFM
JM

Just my opinion. It means nothing.

#40 6 years ago

39 posts in and tf pro not mentioned. #122 on pinside..now that's an under rated pin.

#41 6 years ago
Quoted from erak:

Shadow and JM. Both should be in the top 10. Shadow belongs in the top 5. Shadow is better than TZ, AF, TOTAN etc. IMHO. But Tz theme is obvoiusly better. But gameplay, DMD animations sounds, modes, features Shadow wins hands down.
Top 5 should be.
MM... debatable
XMenLE
LOTR
Shadow
Revenge From Mars. Because its better than attack, IMHO.
Then...
TSPP
spiderman
Stern Star Trek
AFM
JM
Just my opinion. It means nothing.

Why not T2 as you own it also?

#44 6 years ago

WPT ... It's currently ranked #172. I'm hard pressed to come up with a more underrated game.

#45 6 years ago

avengers pro is #226
nuff said

#47 6 years ago
#48 6 years ago

JM is a terrific game that deserves better. The art work is the only drawback I can see keeping it from ranking higher. "Snatch Back Your Brain Zombie"!

#49 6 years ago

Dredd. I find it nuts that this was being junked for parts at one point.

#50 6 years ago

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