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What game do you never find in good condition?


By pinaholic

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    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?

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    #2 3 months ago

    Time Fantasy and Black Knight.
    Any GOOD machine from the 80s always got the shit played out of it

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    #3 3 months ago

    Flash Gordon

    11
    #6 3 months ago

    Data East Batman

    #8 3 months ago

    Bad cats

    taxi

    #9 3 months ago

    Any game on route in the Florida panhandle.

    #10 3 months ago

    Earth Shaker. Those always seem to be blown out.

    #11 3 months ago

    Space Shuttle for sure, F14 always has bare inserts, and Flash/Gorgar always seem to be worn to wood in the center.

    #12 3 months ago

    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.

    #13 3 months ago

    Space Shuttle, Kiss and Space Invaders.

    #14 3 months ago

    A lot of System 80’s have playfield wear.

    #15 3 months ago

    funhouse, comet, BOP

    #16 3 months ago

    I agree with Taxi and Flash Gordon

    #17 3 months ago

    Batman DE

    #18 3 months ago

    Raised inserts on FishTails.

    #20 3 months ago

    Embryon and Grand Lizard.

    #21 3 months ago

    Pretty much any system 11 that hasn't been restored.

    #22 3 months ago
    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Data East Batman

    This has to be the winner.

    Mata Hari is always messed

    Data East Simpsons is always gross too.

    #24 3 months ago

    DE Batman
    Grand Lizard (the upper playfield is always a mess)
    Elektra (once again, the upper playfield)

    #25 3 months ago

    Kiss (Bally)
    Has the Highest price to Playfield wear ratio of any pin...

    #26 3 months ago

    All of those system 9 games got played to death. It’s hard to find them not blown out.

    #28 3 months ago

    High Speeds always seem rough

    #29 3 months ago

    Scared Stiff. Premium money for some pretty worn games that I’ve seen.

    #30 3 months ago

    Silverball mania

    #31 3 months ago

    EBD

    #32 3 months ago

    Phantom of the opera always seems to have pretty rough play fields or burnt inserts.

    #33 3 months ago

    bally space invaders play fields are always trashed

    #34 3 months ago

    Addams Family on location.

    #35 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinaholic:

    Sorcerer is onre game that I never see without some wear on the playfield down to bare wood

    First thing that popped into my head when I saw the thread title.

    #37 3 months ago

    Space shuttle and fire power.

    #38 3 months ago
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    #39 3 months ago

    I never saw a TBL in person that wasn't broken down. I went to 3 separate shows and the game was out of service every time.

    #40 3 months ago

    Most recent Sterns.

    #41 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinaholic:

    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?
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    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.

    #42 3 months ago

    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.

    #43 3 months ago

    I'll be a bit more general and say early SS Bally pins. 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?
    Steve

    #44 3 months ago

    Solar Fire , Pharaoh

    #45 3 months ago

    Williams Fire!

    #46 3 months ago
    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.

    #47 3 months ago

    Taxi is usually pretty worn. System 6/7 usually are worn down to wood in spots (Firepower, Gorgar, Jungle Lord). Centaur are usually down to the wood too.

    #48 3 months ago
    Quoted from yuriijos:

    Scared Stiff. Premium money for some pretty worn games that I’ve seen.

    Mine is a 9.9, I even fixed it recently and played it a little.

    #49 3 months ago

    Flash, Bally Kiss always seem to have trashed play fields.

    #50 3 months ago

    Anybody have pics of worn down to the wood playfields to share?

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