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Virtual Pinball Machines - what are the best?

By corry_medved

8 months ago


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    #1 8 months ago

    hello...was thinking of purchasing one of these...i know more and more of these things are being made today...but with different companies and updates and improvements constantly being made what are people's opinions on these currently?...a few examples are below...thanks

    https://creative-arcades.com/search?q=pinball

    https://virtualpinball.com/

    https://www.recroommasters.com/40-Virtual-Pinball-Machine-p/rm-xt-40-pin.htm

    #2 8 months ago
    Quoted from corry_medved:

    hello...was thinking of purchasing one of these...i know more and more of these things are being made today...but with different companies and updates and improvements constantly being made what are people's opinions on these currently?...a few examples are below...thanks
    https://creative-arcades.com/search?q=pinball
    https://virtualpinball.com/
    https://www.recroommasters.com/40-Virtual-Pinball-Machine-p/rm-xt-40-pin.htm

    The real thing!

    #3 8 months ago

    Of the 3 you referenced, I would pick vpcabs. They have been in business for several years and shipped hundreds of machines. plus they bring games to shows for others to play so they do put some expense out for the hobby. I also like the front of the cabinet on the vpcabs since it closely resembles my other pinball machines. You might even include virtuapin.net as an option since he's been in business for many years as a comparison.

    Quoted from corry_medved:

    hello...was thinking of purchasing one of these...i know more and more of these things are being made today...but with different companies and updates and improvements constantly being made what are people's opinions on these currently?...a few examples are below...thanks
    https://creative-arcades.com/search?q=pinball
    https://virtualpinball.com/
    https://www.recroommasters.com/40-Virtual-Pinball-Machine-p/rm-xt-40-pin.htm

    #4 8 months ago

    thanks for the reply luvthatapex2...that was actually useful unlike the guy above...of course the real thing is better (i own Big Guns 1987) but many of us don't have the room or money to buy 4, 5, 6 etc...full size pins

    #5 8 months ago

    I own six real games and a vpin that I've had for 8 years. Its fun, period. I understand some people don't like them. I don't like video games, I wouldn't take one for free yet lots of people love them. Everyone has his preferences.

    #6 8 months ago

    great reply...very useful...of course the real thing is better (i own Big Guns 1987) but many of us don't have the room or money to buy 4, 5, 6 etc...full size pins

    #7 8 months ago

    https://virtuapin.net/

    ^ only answer

    Or make your own

    #8 8 months ago
    Quoted from corry_medved:

    thanks for the reply luvthatapex2...that was actually useful unlike the guy above...

    You start a thread to "try" to get info on a vp...and as always... someone thinks they are funny by saying something in these threads about a "real" one.

    (maybe stay out of the thread if you can't offer any info to the question)

    It's not even a original statement..oh, such a funny guy we have here! congrats!

    Having both (real and vp) is fun..just like adding arcades and slots and whatever to make a "gameroom".

    Beyond useless statements from the peanut gallery...this is a honest question that I hope you can get some updated info. I suggest following the vp thread. I also have a friend that just build the latest with bells and whistles with the best of what is available to date, that Is so awesome that I'm also considering it just because it adds to the GAMEROOM... gee, what a concept. Good luck!

    #9 8 months ago
    Quoted from corry_medved:

    great reply...very useful...of course the real thing is better (i own Big Guns 1987) but many of us don't have the room or money to buy 4, 5, 6 etc...full size pins

    VP cabs is the best option but there’s a reason you see virtual pins on Craigslist and Facebook all the damn time. It’s nothing like real pinball and it’s nowhere near as exciting. You will bore of it quickly.

    Real pins hold their value, however you will NEVER get back the money you put into virtual pins.

    Make local friends, do temporary trades to spice up the collection. Join or start a home league or local co-op.

    I can’t afford any of the 90s B/W games. Almost all of my collection is from buying cheap junkers and putting in the work to restore them. I actually picked up a side gig with a local arcade to be their tech and in exchange I get the awesome workshop as my own. If you don’t have money, you can invest time and effort to get similar results.

    #10 8 months ago

    I play "Williams Pinball Arcade" on my Android phone from time to time. It's free, although you can buy some tables. If you have never tried virtual pinball, this is the cheapest way (free) to enter and just playing a little pit on your phone can teach you about what you want. I personally have a better experience playing on my phone than I did on the full size virtual cabs shown at the York pinball show a few years back.

    #11 8 months ago

    Xtreme home arcades has some nice machines.

    #13 8 months ago
    Quoted from rwmech5:

    Xtreme home arcades has some nice machines.

    If you want the best w/ everything Extreme Home Arcades is the way to go. These machines have virtually everything imaginable including virtual pinball. With the latest Manhattan Project 16TB Upgrade, there are easily 1000+ different pinball machines to choose from. Virtually every pinball machine ever produced is available along w/ many fictional titles. Though some do play better than others the majority are very good, as the gameplay is an excellent way to have an idea to what a game has to offer. If you want it all including > video games, shooting, racing, etc., than Extreme Home Arcades is best alternative.

    #14 8 months ago

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    #15 8 months ago
    Quoted from corry_medved:

    thanks for the reply luvthatapex2...that was actually useful unlike the guy above...of course the real thing is better (i own Big Guns 1987) but many of us don't have the room or money to buy 4, 5, 6 etc...full size pins

    listen to him, he is/was (?) really into the VP world

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