I have been lurking here the past couple weeks trying to decide if I wanted to jump from arcades to pins. The decision was sort of made for me when my neighbor picked up a Mr and Mrs Pacman for me. Playfield and cabinet are beautiful but it's missing the backglass and dead when powered on but for a few hundred $ I told him I would take it.
I currently have 15 arcade machines.
1. Simpsons Bowling/ World class bowling on a switcher.
2. Killer instinct running KI1 and KI2 on a switcher
3. NFL Blitz 99
4. NBA Jam
7-8. Cruis'n Worldx2 (linked pair)
9-10. Time Crisis 2 (linked pair well a duel cabinet)
11. Road Burners
12. Mortal Kombat 2 (hate the game but my wife loves it)
14. Mrs PAC/Galaga Reunion machine
15. 60-1 cabinet
16. PubTime dart machine
17. Fireball Skeeball
Plus a few projects in the garage.
When I first started collecting I was givin a Williams Pharoh in amazing shape but did not always boot so sometimes it was playable and sometimes not. I could not figure it out and was not a modern pin I grew up seeing so I quickly sold it (for $750)and bought more arcade games. I regret selling it now that I realize what a fun a game it was.
So as I figure out what's going on with the PAC pin I have I can't help think with the PAC maze it's a slower playing pin. So I decided that I want a more traditional playing pin.
My kids are throwing a fit but I decided to sell my Carnevil (I know I will regret it being a hard to find game that everyone seems to want) but I have a buyer offering $1000 for it. It hurts thinking about selling it but I don't have much extra funds to just a pin with 4 kids and 1 starting college.
I would love a modern DMD style pin but sadly don't know how I can save $2500+ for one. I have only paid $100-400 for each of my vids and repaired them all. So what is a fun playing modern style pin in the $1000-1500 range. Being new to pins my eyes love ramp,toys and busy playfields (TMNT,Simpsons,rescue 911,Jurassic park,T2, South Park) but know they are not always the best games.
Wow that was long sorry and thanks for any advise