(Topic ID: 244093)

What are 3 modern (LCD) Pins that would be good for a family friendly


By fuzz

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

I want to put three LCD Pins on location for a restaurant. What would be 3 that would be approachable and encourage a pinball culture in a area that is not pincentric. yet.

My picks would be

Munsters
Star Wars
Iron Maiden

thoughts?

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#2 3 months ago

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Dead pool.

#3 3 months ago

Good list of games. I would swap out Iron Maiden for Guardians of the Galaxy. If you are picking Stern pros I would also move away from Munsters (too similar to SW pro, bare, similar layout) and swap in a Dead Pool.

#4 3 months ago

Anything JJP has made is geared for family environment.

#6 3 months ago

DP
SW
Wonka

#7 3 months ago

Guardians, a marvel theme and a good pro that both players and regular enjoy. Groot toy and multiball are easy to get.
Sw is a brutal game, short games but complex code, attracts people and get lots of coins...fast
Wonka would probably be the third.

Deadpool as another option, but a few families might not approve the humor and fight / mortal combat direction

#9 3 months ago

Star Wars
Guardians
Batman 66

#11 3 months ago

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Dead pool for location

to own
Star Wars, BM66, and Dead pool

#12 3 months ago

Munsters (prem or LE), BM66, Dead Pool

#13 3 months ago

I'd say JJP Woz should be on that list as well...

Jeff

#14 3 months ago

I know you said modern, but I highly recommend an older EM or early SS game in the lineup as well. I think their unique layout, cheap price, easy to understand rules, and overall slower speed are great for beginner players. Or split the difference and get a TNA.

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from fuzz:

Munsters
Star Wars
Iron Maiden

If Iron Maiden is considered family friendly then any lcd Stern is family friendly.

Aerosmith is an approachable game for non pinheads and the music is more universal.

#17 3 months ago

Spider-Man with ColorDMD
Iron Man with ColorDMD
AFM, MB or MM Remakes...those have LCDs.

There, 3 LCD games!

#18 3 months ago

Star Wars, great family theme but too brutal for noobs on location.

I'd go with:
Wonka (whatever the entry-level model is called)
Batman '66 premium
Beatles gold, if you can afford it (simple & fun for kids, grandma will fondly recall her lunchbox)

If those are too expensive, sub these in:
Munsters pro with a healthy ball save turned on (premium flipper buttons confusing, not worth the extra cost)
Guardians pro

#19 3 months ago

Curve ball pick: Jetsons! It's actually kinda fun.

#20 3 months ago
Quoted from yancy:

Curve ball pick: Jetsons! It's actually kinda fun.

Not one kid knows what The Jetsons is in 2019, tho.

#21 3 months ago

If they can figure out what the hell a pokemon is they can learn to enjoy the Jetsons.

#22 3 months ago

On location?

Deadpool, Star Wars and GOTG

Not really close after those three. Get those and count your money.

#23 3 months ago
Quoted from yancy:

If they can figure out what the hell a pokemon is they can learn to enjoy the Jetsons.

The Jetsons weren't even that popular when *I* was a kid lol. If someone made a Pokemon pinball today, it would probably do insane on location....30-sometimes grew up with it and love it, and it's still relevant and new to to kids today.

#24 3 months ago

Yeah, apparently I'm officially old, because when Jack Danger posted that fake Pokemon pin, all the thirty-somethings I know lost their mind and I was like WTF.

#25 3 months ago

We don't operate JJP pins. When compared to Stern Pros they are a lot more money, generally do not earn more, and are generally less reliable.

The guys saying SW, GOTG and Deadpool are right on.

#26 3 months ago

What kind of restaurant are you putting pins in?

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#27 3 months ago

My kids always go for Ghostbusters... they love it!

#28 3 months ago

Is Deadpool family friendly? This is an honest question, as I haven't played it much or even watched streams. I assumed it would not be family friendly based on the theme.

#29 3 months ago

Most kids know all about the Jetsons because they've been playing on Boomerang for years and years and are still playing. And Scooby-Doo, and Flintstones, and Loony Toons, and Smurfs, etc. I think Jetsons is a freaking perfect idea for a family friendly pin. Hell, even if a kid has never seen Jetsons it's still a big cool flashing machine with cartoon space people... like moths to a flame.

#30 3 months ago
Quoted from konjurer:

Hell, even if a kid has never seen Jetsons it's still a big cool flashing machine with cartoon space people... like moths to a flame.

This.

#31 3 months ago
Quoted from HeadNZ:

My kids always go for Ghostbusters... they love it!

Reported for child abuse.

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#33 3 months ago

If Deadpool counts as family-friendly, the list of non-family-friendly consists of... Rob Zombie? Aerosmith due to bouncing boob animations? Pretty short list no matter how you slice it.

#34 3 months ago
Quoted from Fizz:

Is Deadpool family friendly? This is an honest question, as I haven't played it much or even watched streams. I assumed it would not be family friendly based on the theme.

The Stern version is family friendly but I don't think Deadpool has great brand recognition for kids as it's a niche comic and the movie version is not family friendly. It does look like it would attract kids though.

#35 3 months ago

Deadpool & Ghostbusters with either Guardians of the Galaxy or Black Knight

#36 3 months ago

API has Houdini which is very family friendly. KISS is a family friendly rock pin and was a hit with my extend family munchkins when I owned it.

#37 3 months ago

I definitely recommend a few stern pros for location- Star Wars, Deadpool, guardians of the Galaxy. Get the pro for each. That way you have a classic theme in Star Wars, and a couple modern marvel themes that everyone knows. Ghostbusters will earn well, but it’s a hard pin for casual players

#38 3 months ago

For a restaurant where you see all age groups:
MB
AFM
MM
Back to LCD :
I would say SW but too complex and most folks would be turn off by its depth but it’s a universal theme it would grab attention.
Munsters is easy enough to grasp off the fly
and good for someone to sink into with its overall campy, comedy, horror theme.
Finally, DP might fit in good but something about the late 90’s SS above would be ideal.
Still with the dots but overall the themes you can’t beat.

Oh I think Wonka down the road would be good in this atmosphere.

#39 3 months ago
Quoted from FalconDriver:

I would say SW but too complex and most folks would be turn off by its depth ...

I don't think most folks know anything aboot the complexity of any of the games to be honest.

#40 3 months ago

Casual fans will gravitate towards themes they recognize. Most modern pins are too advanced for the casual fan, but you can find a few with modern relevant themes that will keep them coming back

#41 3 months ago

BM66, DEADPOOL, GUARDIANS.

#42 3 months ago

Definitely agree with Guardians of the Galaxy...Groot makes it so awesome. Wizard of Oz is phenomenal. Hmmm, Deadpool is awesome, but Wonka is probably more family friendly, so I'm torn on my #3.

#43 3 months ago

My kids and their friends have loved our Aerosmith pro. Great multiballs, fun music, great colors and lights.

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#44 3 months ago

BM66, Deadpool, DI

#45 3 months ago

If I found a good restaurant that would allow some pins or arcades I would not be concerned about placing a newer LCD title, but rather I would try and place machines that would earn more. The foot traffic at restaurants is minimal and if I placed machines I would go with a Stern Star Wars Premium, Gottlieb Super Mario Bros., and a Big Buck Hunter arcade.

3 weeks later
#46 86 days ago

Deadpool
Gotg
Sw

#47 85 days ago

Star Trek is awesome. Final Voyage pins are NIB now and available. There is a way to use G rated call outs if you need to, in the setup menu. No really bad words though. Amazing flow and addictive play. We only have one pin (right now), just bought it, and it is awesome. Five stars for sure. Our kids are 10, 14, 17 and they all like it--even the wife sort of likes it . Cheers!

#48 85 days ago
Quoted from Bazzy34:

Star Trek is awesome. Final Voyage pins are NIB now and available. There is a way to use G rated call outs if you need to, in the setup menu. No really bad words though. Amazing flow and addictive play. We only have one pin (right now), just bought it, and it is awesome. Five stars for sure. Our kids are 10, 14, 17 and they all like it--even the wife sort of likes it . Cheers!

OP's asking for LCD machines not dots.

#49 85 days ago

BM66
Beatles
GOTG

#50 85 days ago
Quoted from Pinwalk:

Munsters (prem or LE), BM66, Dead Pool

Winner!!!!

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