Quoted from Fezmid:
Anyone know if Mortimer's in Minneapolis still has the MET LE on-site? I want to try one out before I decide if I'm going to buy one myself. I'll try to get out there tomorrow if they do. Thanks!
This post has me wondering a couple of things.
First, does Mortimer's have pin prices to match those of Tilt? I mean, I know the two bars are under the purview of the same person, but I assumed that Morty's would still have $1 plays, as it's not a pinball-specific bar.
Second, Tilt hasn't got a single "band" pin. No Aerosmith. No Metallica. No KISS. Such pins are apparently good sellers for Stern. So why none in Tilt? My suspicion is that the answer has to do with the fact that band pins crank out their own music during gameplay. Perhaps Tilt doesn't want the competition from its own machines when it comes to tunes, etc. Of course, at full-tilt in Tilt, the din is enough to drown out any individual pin's sounds, whatever they might be. The loudest pin I've ever played beside was Metallica - not from games sounds but from the song that plays over them. Iron Man gets fairly loud, too, with all that ammunition being unspooled during certain multi-balls. The Walking Dead is also noisy, as the designers loaded *many* shock sounds into it, like those of horror movies, to "scare" the player, etc. I'm not saying I like silent pinball - indeed I think TWD is hella tight! I'm just wondering why Tilt decided to pass on band pins. Plenty of people hail Metallica as the best Stern pin, yet Tilt has hustled to get Stern's Batman, Spider-Man, and Star Wars, but no Metallica.