Sorcerer is onre game that I never see without some wear on the playfield down to bare wood and Dimension cabinets are always beat up. This is easily the nicest of the 3 I've had and I don't know if I've seen nicer. Any thoughts?
Time Fantasy and Black Knight.
Any GOOD machine from the 80s always got the shit played out of it
Party Zones always seemed to be trashed. Game was designed to fall apart.
It's rare to find a pre-early 1990 Data East game were the cabinet isn't falling apart, shedding paint, various cracks in fastening points etc.
All of those system 9 games got played to death. It’s hard to find them not blown out.
Kind of agree about "Dimension" cabinets, but I've seen quite a few better than that one! "Subway"/"Cross Town" and "Diamond Jack" also always seem to have bad cabinets. "Free Fall" is the toughest EM to find in good overall condition. It's usually the playfield, the backglass or the cabinet. Usually, all three.
I am absolutely baffled by the fact of how hard it is to find an Adams Family in decent shape for a decent price. They made 20,270 of them and 19,980 are all beat? What gives? I am holding onto hope that 10,000 are sitting in basements as pristine HUO's ready for the kids to go to college and yard sales will begin? I also ponder why PPS/CGC have not started churning out Adams Family machines yet? Talk about cash cow-what gives? If I was PPS/CGC I would look into getting Adams Family on the line ASAP.
Quoted from zarco:
All I've owned have had more than
usual PF wear. Paragon, Evil Knevil, KISS, Lost World as well as others. Was it a quality
issue with the PF's (and faded cabinets) or were they played more than others?
All the early Bally, Stern and Williams SS games usually have worn PF's. Arcades in 1977-85 were in their heyday and had a lot quarters dropped. A new 1978 Bally Playboy was $1475. 6,000 plays later @ .25 a game it was paid off and the rest was pure profit. Even at 150 plays a day in a busy location (there was one at my college lounge which had lines to play which was easily twice that) game was a real money maker.
Then after Bally made massive money on high volume titles like Eight Ball, Playboy, Paragon, SBM, Xenon and others, in 1980 particle board reared it's ugly head in cabinet construction starting with just the rear cabinet panels. Now in respect, they never realized we'd be anally restoring these games and stuck with swollen crap particle board.
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