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Unusual,rare,and unpopular games you would like to own. Or own.


By mrgone

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

The top of my list is , silver slugger, tz sector, strange science.
There are others . I just can't think of right now.

#2 5 years ago

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#3 5 years ago

Torpedo Alley. I've had 2.5 of them... I never see them for sale in the states. It took me two years to find one within 300 miles of me for sale. Very strange layout and awesome 80's stereo sound. They made 1,000 of them but I had to smash one and I know of another that was smashed within the last year. If 400 of them still remain in the world, I would be shocked. I've heard it's slightly easier to find one in Europe but still, it's Data East's lowest production game that wasn't either a prototype or "1 of design" like Richie Rich or Kind Kong.

#4 5 years ago

A 71 Bally VAMPIRE...for sentimental reasons only.

#5 5 years ago
Quoted from mrgone:

The top of my list is , silver slugger, tz sector, strange science.
There are others . I just can't think of right now.

it is TX sector and it is AMAZING!!!

Finally got mine working the past week and working on flipper rebuilds today.

It is hands down the BEST sounds/music in ALL of pinball. The cheese factor is through the roof. The multiball music alone is great!

Odd games I would like to have at some point >> anything that is funny or goofy or cheesey.

#6 5 years ago

I'd really like to a pick up a Williams Black Gold some day:

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=306

I have a thing for oil rigs.

#7 5 years ago

Well, I already own a Future Spa...think that one generally qualifies on the unpopular list.

Night Moves and Carribean Cruise would be on the list if I had space. I'd also like to own a Torpedo Alley...the light show and cheese is ridiculous on that game, and I've always been a big fan of submarine movies. Hunt for Red October, Crimson Tide, etc...

#8 5 years ago

On my wish list: Qbert, Strange Science, Stern Catacom, Williams Defender.

Rare pins I own(ed): Zaccaria BlackBelt, Spinball Jolly Park

#9 5 years ago

Had: Stern Iron Maiden, FH proto, Jolly Park, Mach 2, WMS Defender (on loan)

Have: None. Don't miss them, either. Well....I do have a Stern Viper and Catacomb and Nine Ball and Seawitch. If you count those. LOVE those.

#10 5 years ago

Williams Star Light, at only 100 made I probably will never own one.

Sorry I had to let my Quicksilver go, but it's the same for many folks - limited space prohibits me from keeping them all.

#11 5 years ago

*edit* nvm, was something else.

#12 5 years ago

I'd really like to have a Genesis, if for no other reason than to put in the alternate metropolis translite. One of my favorite movies all time. I wonder if there are any alternate cabinet decals as well.

#13 5 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

it is TX sector and it is AMAZING!!!
Finally got mine working the past week and working on flipper rebuilds today.
It is hands down the BEST sounds/music in ALL of pinball. The cheese factor is through the roof. The multiball music alone is great!
Odd games I would like to have at some point >> anything that is funny or goofy or cheesey.

Glad to be reading this. Enjoy !!

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
269-979-3836

#14 5 years ago

Besides WOZ and TAF, everything I currently own is rare/weird. Jolly Park, Verne's World, Io Moon, Metal Man, USA Football, A.G. Soccer-Ball, Mystery Castle, Pistol Poker, Punchy the Clown, Al's Garage Band Goes On A World Tour, flipperless version of USA Football, Dinosaur Eggs. I used to have Mephisto and Mach 2.

There's tons of neat/quirky stuff out there. Some that are high on the future list for me are Corsario, Spooky, Terrific Lake, A.G. Football, Galaxy 2, and Slalom Code 0.3

#15 5 years ago

I'd like to have a Wipe Out even though a part of me knows it's not that great. Just something about the theme and the ski lift conveyor belt does it for me.

#16 5 years ago

2 somewhat rare machines I had at one time.

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Have another Transporter now and it will never leave.

#17 5 years ago

For some reason I like Big House.
Never played it but something about it intrigues me.

#18 5 years ago

A month or so ago I picked up a Bone busters. supposed to be Ghost Busters but somehow didn't get the license. It's pretty cool and you can definitely tell it should've been GhostBusters.

#19 5 years ago

Transporter to the Rescue
TX-Sector
BoneBusters
Monte Carlo
Lights Camera Action

(Wow, lots of Premiers seem to be occupying this list)

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from herbertbsharp:

I'd really like to a pick up a Williams Black Gold some day:
http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=306
I have a thing for oil rigs.

I love the artwork on Black Gold. Where there's money, there's beautiful women. Usually.

#21 5 years ago

Have: Robo War

Want: Mystery Castle

#22 5 years ago

Transporter the rescue is one that would be great to own for sure.

love future spa too.

Would Night Rider count? I love the trucker theme.

As far as one I have owned, I had hurricane which is considered unpopular. I liked having it for a year.

#23 5 years ago

I really want to find a Al's, MC, Airborne and PP sometime in the near future.

#24 5 years ago

A couple of unusual games I have are Bally Target Roll, and Wms Turf Champ.
Would like to find a QBert, Orbiter, and Hercules.
Steve

#25 5 years ago

X's & O's. The darn game just won't leave. It was on the market for a while, but I ended up keeping it. Stupid game, but it is one of those games that makes you a better player. When you get near the end of filling out a board, and you need to switch, and then hit that one last target, it is fun. A wild shot and it bounces and his that target before the switch from X to O, and you fail and start again. Definitely a mood game. If you are not in the mood for it, it can be a very frustrating game.

#26 5 years ago

I stumbled onto an 87 Victory and love it. I've barely ever seen it mentioned on any pin site. My best guess is that most of them ended up in Europe.

The pin I want the most is a Shaq Attaq.

#27 5 years ago

Like half of my collection, lol. I really enjoy having unusual pins

#28 5 years ago

I own Hi-Score Pool, which is a unique game that is fun as hell and competitive when playing two players. Not exactly a pinball since there are no bumpers or anything other than 2 slings, 2 flippers.

#29 5 years ago

I have a Gottlieb Roller Coaster. Only 1550 made but there has to be only a small percentage of that still left.

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#30 5 years ago

Unusual or rare games I'd like to find are:

Blackwater 100, Orbitor 1, Dakar, Krull, Rat Race.
(hopefully someone will read this one day and contact me about any of these)

Some of the games I have that kinda fit this thread are:

Goin Nuts, rare blue/red version of Joust, System 80 version of Incredible Hulk, Solid state test piece of Solar City, Banzai Run and a few other hard to find games listed in my collection.

Steve

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

I have a Gottlieb Roller Coaster. Only 1550 made but there has to be only a small percentage of that still left.

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You got that thing working yet?

#32 5 years ago

I have Williams Defender, Solar Fire, Fire Champagne edition and Stern Orbitor 1.

Always on the lookout for Alvin G USA Football.

#33 5 years ago

Not super rare but Cosmic Gunfight is a cool game that I would like to own .

#34 5 years ago

Not sure if this should make the list, but I have a Williams Toledo http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Toledo&sortby=name&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick

It's falls in the unpopular category I guess. But unique because the center targets are actually flipper buttons instead of spot targets. I don't think any other pins use flipper buttons this way.

#35 5 years ago

EGottlieb New York EM (only 300 made?) is probably the only game in my collection that qualifies for this thread, although I did have one of the two known Genco Flying Aces at one point.

#37 5 years ago

I really want to find a Gottlieb Star Race to restore. The art is amazing. Never seen one in person.

#38 5 years ago

I have several "rarer" games in my collection, Varkon (90 made), Starlight (100 made), Joust (402 made), Solar Fire (the 4th of the double level Williams games from 1981 (762 made), Defender(369 made), Time Fantasy (608 made), Algar (349 made), Cosmic Gunfight (1008 made), and a Champagne Fire! (around 300 made) ...They are all pretty popular games in my collection and chances are most of them are not going anywhere anytime soon!
As far as unpopular, I have a Popeye which is IMHO an underrated game, it has many modes and though it has some tough/hidden shots it is a fun game to play. I'm not sure how rare it is, but you don't see them often. It is also not going anywhere except maybe to some upcoming shows!

The only rare 1 that I would love to be able to play and maybe one day own would be Pinball Circus.

Phoebe

#39 5 years ago

Hey,

I had a Bally BMX; a friend has it now. In regard to oddities, there's a Gottlieb Challenger that trades hands around here every once in a while. Part of me wants it, part of me thinks "hideous monstrosity." Not sure what to make of it...

Luke

#40 5 years ago

TKO - maybe. Last ever wedgehead. 125 made.

#41 5 years ago

Really like the backglass on that rollercoaster, Astropin.

#42 5 years ago

For me, Joust. Played it lots at the local arcade growing up.

#43 5 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

I have a Gottlieb Roller Coaster. Only 1550 made but there has to be only a small percentage of that still left.

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One of the, if not the first game with ramps. No need for repros either.

#44 5 years ago

I'd like to own or at least play

Operation Desert Storm
http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4007

Joust
Kind Kong
Krull
Pinball circus

#45 5 years ago

It's always fun to play a game you have not played before and find a hidden gem.
Especially when it's a game that is not highly sought after and can be had for a great price.

#46 5 years ago

I always wanted a Granny and the gators. I don't know why perhaps the artwork, I think it looks cool.

#47 5 years ago
Quoted from fiberdude120:

I always wanted a Granny and the gators. I don't know why perhaps the artwork, I think it looks cool.

One would look nice next to my Baby Pac... Maybe it'll end up on my want list??

The video game play on that one is, IMO, not very fun, though......

#48 5 years ago
Quoted from blownfuse:

Unusual or rare games I'd like to find are:
Blackwater 100, Orbitor 1, Dakar, Krull.
Some of the games I have that kinda fit this thread are:
Goin Nuts, rare blue/red version of Joust, System 80 version of Incredible Hulk, Solid state test piece of Solar City and a few other hard to find games listed in my collection.
Steve

Don't forget pink panther, bounty hunter, and one of my favorite gottlieb em's outa sight.

#49 5 years ago
Quoted from hank527:

Pinball circus

Pinball Circus . I think only two or three were ever produced . This would be my grail pinball.

#50 5 years ago

I have a PP and Magic Castle -

would love to get a few more rare ones some day...

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