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What are the best drop target games?


By Daditude

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I am talking about pins where drop targets are a big focus or the main objective even.

Any era, any style.

Here is a list of some good ones:

Seawitch
Bally EBD
Fathom
Target alpha/solar city
El dorado
captain card
Atlantis
Dimension
Joker poker
Drop a card
Abra cadabra
Jacks open
Surf champ

#2 1 year ago

Drop targets are critical in TWD. That’s an obvious one that come to mind.

#3 1 year ago

Please chime in with which are the best, the top one's from each era, or ones that could be added to the list above.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Drop targets are critical in TWD. That’s an obvious one that come to mind.

I generally think of drop target games as older, but you are right. Nice!

#5 1 year ago

My personal favorites include Fire Queen, Eight Ball Deluxe, and Maverick with honorable mentions to El Dorado and Flash.

Any Bally game with in-line drops is going to be instantly high on my list.

#6 1 year ago

Blackout
Flash

#7 1 year ago

Gold Strike, but it's just the add a ball version of el dorado.

#8 1 year ago

Should Firepower count if the vast majority of players will never play a version with drops?

#9 1 year ago

My favorites with a lot of drop targets:

World Poker tour
Deadpool Premium/LE
The Hobbit
Farfalla (Someday I'll find one!)
Black Hole

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Should Firepower count if the vast majority of players will never play a version with drops?

I was actually thinking of Flash when I typed it. Brain fart. I do think I've played a drop target version, though. Just can't think of when/where.

#11 1 year ago

Williams Big Daddy, certainly one of the first.

Bally Skateball

Stern Stars

And Judge Dredd for the DMD era.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

I was actually thinking of Flash when I typed it. Brain fart. I do think I've played a drop target version, though. Just can't think of when/where.

That's ok. It's worth a mention anyways. It's kinda interesting because it was designed for drop targets but changed to standups, and there are pros and cons to the change.

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

And Judge Dredd for the DMD era.

How could I forget JD? It's sitting in my garage right now.

#14 1 year ago

Gottlieb 2001 (or AAB Dimension) for the win with 20 drops

Runners up:
El Dorado (and all it's variants)
Paragon (first in-line drops)
Jacks to Open (and all it's variants)

This doesn't take into account all the great EM games loaded with drops and fun layouts. The list above was just off the top of my head.

#15 1 year ago

I also love the way Black Knight uses a timer and sound effects to make clearing a bank incredibly stressful yet rewarding.

#16 1 year ago

I don't think its the "best drop target game" but hitting the drop targets on harlem globetrotters is one of my favorite shots in pinball.

#17 1 year ago

Hobbit has good use of drop targets.

#18 1 year ago

Volley has 15 and is all about drop targets.

#19 1 year ago

BIG GAME
#'s1-9 drops in order to fill x,y, and z cards on the playfield and achieve reserve bonus, which when counting down is fantastic!

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:I was actually thinking of Flash when I typed it. Brain fart. I do think I've played a drop target version, though. Just can't think of when/where.

Skateball is essentially a drop target version of Flash. Claude Fernandez "borrowed" heavily from Steve Ritchie's design for his first game at Bally.

#21 1 year ago

Gottlieb Hot Shots! There is no better drop target game period.

#22 1 year ago

Meteor
Star Gazer
Counterforce (this one will stress you out)

#23 1 year ago

Here is a list of Williams drop target games when they were pretty much the only company using them. Gotta give respect where respect is due.

https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?mfgid=413&yr=1960-69&ft=drop+target&sortby=name&searchtype=advanced

#24 1 year ago

Drop a card
Jacks Open
Royal Flush
Joker Poker
Counterforce
Alien Poker

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from GSones:

Skateball is essentially a drop target version of Flash. Claude Fernandez "borrowed" heavily from Steve Ritchie's design for his first game at Bally.

It's interesting to see it worded this way when the only major difference in drop targets is the three bank in the upper left corner. (But I do agree it's very much inspired by Flash)

#26 1 year ago

I like the drops on acdc.
F2k has great drops also

#27 1 year ago

Catacomb

#28 1 year ago

Dimension

#29 1 year ago

Meteor was a good drop target game except the dam noise as you knock more down.

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from MotorCityMatt:

Meteor was a good drop target game except the dam noise as you knock more down.

I imagine it would be rated much higher if it weren't for that.

#31 1 year ago

Far Out
Meteor
Count Down

Quoted from Daditude:

I imagine it would be rated much higher if it weren't for that.

The background sound is one of the best parts of meteor

#32 1 year ago

Time Warp

#33 1 year ago

I love my countdown and it’s even better since I converted it to chimes.

#35 1 year ago

Atlantis is great and has the added bonus of 5,000 if you knock down two targets at the same time.

#36 1 year ago

Solar Fire

#37 1 year ago

Jack's Open
El Dorado
EBD

#38 1 year ago

Black Hole
Barracora
Jumping Jack/Jack in the Box
Meteor
Joker Poker
Torch

and pretty much every other game in my collection

#39 1 year ago

Dragonfist

#41 1 year ago

Hardest drop targets to hit have to be on Williams El Toro.

If harder is better, then add that one to the list.

#42 1 year ago

Seawitch is pretty big on drops

Also, I love inline drops. So any game with inlines. Paragon, Centaur, Frontier, TNA, etc

#43 1 year ago

Air Aces (Bally)
King Pin/Pin-Up (Gottlieb)
Sky Jump/Free Fall (Gottlieb)

#44 1 year ago

This totally meets the criteria. Gotta be very carefull to get the most points ouit of them...once they're gone they're gone.

#45 1 year ago

Solar Fire - It's about getting the upper left 3-bank twice and then scoring on the loop while you still have the double scoring going. or you can play around with the rotating 4 bank for 100K a pop.

Or Pharaoh - Get those twinned drops right and it goes quickly - rewards accuracy.

Or Defender - kill those damn drops... whatever they are supposed to be. LOL - Actually defender is all about getting your bonus multiplier up.

#46 1 year ago
Quoted from Hop-Pac:

Seawitch is pretty big on drops
Also, I love inline drops. So any game with inlines. Paragon, Centaur, Frontier, TNA, etc

I'm surprised no one has said Flash Gordon yet...at least, I didn't see it

#47 1 year ago

I think Hobbit has the best drops in pinball. Theres 11 independently controlled drop targets integrated into dozens of objective based modes along side modern rules, HD animations, custom music, etc.

#48 1 year ago

Stars & Meteor come to mind.

#49 1 year ago

Win surprised no one has mentioned

DEFENDER!

15 drops , 2 5ball banks, 5 solo drops!

Not many out there, but definitely a strong contender!

#50 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I'm surprised no one has said Flash Gordon yet...at least, I didn't see it

FG was a great one, but that art package really wears thin after awhile.

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