5 years later... BUMP...
This thread is poignant for where I'm at now, so I figured I would bump it
As someone who grew up in the later solid state/early DMD era, sure I have found myself enjoying newer titles, but i've noticed both my interest and collection has been slowly inching back towards much older games. It seems as though many of the older games, while they appear simple, are extraordinarily challenging and addictive. As a result, my personal collection has also been shifting towards the older era of games...beyond solid states and deeper into EMs. As a matter of fact, I'm about to make a deal on my first woodrail later today, which I'm really stoked about (now I need to get better at addressing issues of these older games, schematics, etc. A challenge that I have accepted and will work on for years to come)
So, as the OP of this thread from 5 years ago brought up, which older games have caught you off guard or surprised you with their surprisingly inventive/addictive gameplay...or maybe changed your view in a positive way as it relates to older EM era of games?
For me, while I have been more recently enjoying the art, pace and gameplay of EM games from the '70s, I personally never thought I would take any interest in the woodrails (at all). They seemed waaay to slow and for whatever reason I had a real "attitude" about the smaller flippers, etc. However, recently, a woodrail that caught my eye. A 1958 Gottlieb Gondolier. For me personally, I was blown away with it! I mean, seriously surprised! Four flippers (two at the bottom, two at the top), four stand ups, two gobble holes, four gates up top that change the values of four pop bumpers, four rollover switches, three rollover targets a spinning light show in the middle that rotates changing the value of your shots, not to mention really neat artwork by Roy Parker. Sure, in this upcoming deal I'm going to be knocking on the door of a professional to help me restore the backglass (which in this case is on the good side of terrible), but I'm going to really enjoy this game in my personal collection and I'm thrilled that it's coming my way.
I just never thought I would own a woodrail until meeting this game.... So it got me thinking, as above...which older game (that you never thought that you would enjoy at all) just surprised you and changed your viewpoint?