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What are your top 3 Williams 70s EMs?

By chuckwurt

4 months ago


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    “What are your top 3 Williams 70s EMs?”

    • Dipsy Doodle 1 vote
    • Straight Flush 5 votes
      2%
    • Solids and Stripes 1 vote
    • Doodle Bug 9 votes
      3%
    • Klondike 10 votes
      3%
    • Olympic Hockey 9 votes
      3%
    • Spanish Eyes 26 votes
      8%
    • Honey 3 votes
      1%
    • Super Star 4 votes
      1%
    • Fan Tas Tic 3 votes
      1%
    • Swinger 2 votes
      1%
    • Travel Time 7 votes
      2%
    • Fun Fest 1 vote
    • Gulf Stream 7 votes
      2%
    • Jubilee 0 votes
    • OXO 17 votes
      5%
    • Darling 1 vote
    • Triple action 8 votes
      3%
    • Dealers choice 7 votes
      2%
    • Sky Lab 9 votes
      3%
    • Strato Flite 8 votes
      3%
    • Star Pool 1 vote
    • Pat Hand 3 votes
      1%
    • Little chief 3 votes
      1%
    • Triple strike 11 votes
      4%
    • Toledo 0 votes
    • Space mission 31 votes
      10%
    • Aztec 17 votes
      5%
    • Grand Prix 58 votes
      18%
    • Blue chip 3 votes
      1%
    • Liberty bell 7 votes
      2%
    • Big Deal 10 votes
      3%
    • Hot Tip 14 votes
      4%
    • Ranchero 5 votes
      2%
    • Argosy 11 votes
      4%
    • 4 aces 2 votes
      1%

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    #101 4 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Yeah it’s cool that doodle bug has the possibility of getting to 10k, but it’s basically impossible.

    Not impossible. I could get to 10,000 once or twice/year.

    I found that the playability or ease of the machine was extremely sensitive to the inclination you set the playfield to. Too shallow an inclination, and the ball would stay up top a higher % of time and drop into the (shallow) saucer repeatedly. That advances the bug also. Too steep an inclination, and the ball would repeatedly spin out of the saucer and rarely drop into it.

    I owned a nice Doodle, but my friends didn't like it (too hard for them) and I finally sold it to a guy who had emotional attachment to the game and really wanted one. He had been a 19 yo in the Army and his base rec center had one. Guy was going to an Army buddy reunion and really wanted to bring the machine for them all to play. I was a sucker for the story!

    #102 4 months ago
    Quoted from Runbikeskilee:

    Not impossible. I could get to 10,000 once or twice/year.

    With how much I played, this is what I consider impossible. Haha. I’m sure it’s fun to roll the game in 5 seconds though! I only ever completed 1-4 three times in one ball a couple times in years of owning Dipsy doodle. But my game was restored with a cleared playfield and steep. Crazy fast game.

    #103 4 months ago

    One of my earliest pinball memories is playing Doodle Bug in the bait shop where we were vacationing when I was thirteen. All my dimes went into it while the family fished. I was able to get the doodle bug going, but never for long. It’s good to read that it is considered to be a hard machine. I feel much better about it! One day, I’ll have one.

    #104 4 months ago

    1. Grand Prix
    2. Aztec
    3. Space Odyssey

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    #105 86 days ago
    Quoted from I_P_D_B:

    Is this what you were seeking? :
    1) List of EM games that have the word "magnet" as a Notable Feature:
    https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?gtype=EM&ft=magnet&sortby=date&searchtype=advanced
    Note: This searches for any occurrence of that word. A game may say it has no magnets or uses an anti-magnetic ball.
    2) List of EM and SS games identified with a Doodle Bug or similar feature (ignore Klondike):
    https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=doodle.bug&sortby=date&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#2238

    Yes that’s exactly it! I didn’t realize it was so easy! Is there a crash course on using “regular expressions” because everything I try comes out invalid. I tried sorting by years, sorting by EMs only and sorting by magnets and apparently the way I was doing it was wrong.
    I also tried to use the wildcard to find games with more than 6 pop bumpers but it wouldn’t work. Even using Google to search the IPDB wouldn’t do the job. I tried stuff with the * and everything. It was a while ago bow so I can’t remember completely

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    #106 77 days ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Yes that’s exactly it! I didn’t realize it was so easy! Is there a crash course on using “regular expressions” because everything I try comes out invalid. I tried sorting by years, sorting by EMs only and sorting by magnets and apparently the way I was doing it was wrong.
    I also tried to use the wildcard to find games with more than 6 pop bumpers but it wouldn’t work. Even using Google to search the IPDB wouldn’t do the job. I tried stuff with the * and everything. It was a while ago bow so I can’t remember completely
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    The magnet search did not use Regular Expressions. Take a look at the Search form and notice I ticked the box for EM and placed the word magnet in the Notable Features Box (yes, you have to guess that that is where the word would be found).

    I do not use REs but when I first tried to use them on the IPDB, as I understood them, nothing worked. Clicking on our Advanced Search "?" was not helpful. Rather than bother Wolf the Webmaster for help, I thought I'd do my own research, so I spent time reading through pages of two online tutorials. Still, no success. Then I wrote each author, asking for help, hoping they would appreciate that yes I did read their tutorial so yes I did try to first help myself. Each author summarily pointed me back to their tutorial URL without so much as a Hi, how are you. I don't even think they paid attention to the effort I had spent. What a waste of time with them.

    Then I went crawling to Wolf and he quickly gave me the REs I needed. Should have gone to him first. What he gave me is nothing like what the online tutorials used. So, all I can say is set aside anything you may already know about REs and instead email me and I'll send you a cheat sheet I keep for myself. It's on Wolf's ToDo list to add it to our Advanced Search page but that list is long. So, email me.

    Anybody reading this can email me for that sheet, maybe put "IPDB Regular Expressions" in the Subject line. It's pretty informal but very understandable. And, importantly, it WORKS.

    #107 77 days ago

    Hi.
    My top williams 70s EMs
    Grand Prix
    Hot tip
    Mini Bowl

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    #108 77 days ago

    one of only 4 votes.

    had one, a really nice one for years and sold it.

    played super star so much around 1976. this one coming home soon.

    she is tired but will clean up, wax and enjoy.

    oh and order a repro bglass for it.

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    #109 77 days ago
    Quoted from pins-with-cows:

    Hi.
    My top williams 70s EMs
    Grand Prix
    Hot tip
    Mini Bowl
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    Never saw a Mini Bowl before, very cool. I recently got a Big Deal to make a six-in-a-row Williams 1970s multi-player pin lineup once I’m done going through it. I really like the looks of 1970s Williams multi-player EMs next to each other. Super sharp! Nice pic.

    Late Williams EMs have a lot going for them. I like the layouts, the thin flipper bats, the DC pops and slings, I’ve even grown to like the clunky chimes. I also like the score reels, which I mentioned in another thread, and others have agreed:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/poll-included-which-manufacturer-had-the-best-score-reels#post-6403698

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