(Topic ID: 255210)

What game makes you a better pinballer?

By Mad_Dog_Coin_Op

1 year ago

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  • 24 posts
  • 23 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by brett
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#1 1 year ago

I'm an "OK" pinballer. Nothing great but I can keep the ball going and accomplish some modes and tasks during an average game. I felt my skill really plateaued and I was fine with that (I was still having fun). That all changed when I got my Shadow pin. The Shadow forced me to become a better player. There is just so many shots and having to control the diverters manually really keeps you on your toes. As a result, I find myself doing much better on all the other pins in my collection and on location. I thought this might be an interesting topic. What game(s) makes you a better pinball player and why?

#2 1 year ago

Iron Man, Dracula, Flash Gordon are common responses for “get better” pinball. I want to nominate “Robocop” in that mix.

#3 1 year ago

Iron Man and Houdini. Those have made me a better player.

#4 1 year ago

Any EM

#5 1 year ago

Iron Maiden and Stern’s JP will help your pinball skills elevate.

#6 1 year ago

Acnc !!

#7 1 year ago
#8 1 year ago

Houdini. I enjoy playing it and it is an extremely difficult game with the tight shots. once you're able to start making those shots all the other games seem relatively easy.

#9 1 year ago

Bsd obviously.

But twd has made me a better modern stern player

#10 1 year ago
#11 1 year ago

I agree. When I switched my Night Rider EM to 3 ball I was playing it heavily every day for a week. Then I played Hurricane and broke my top 4 hi scores in consecutive games.

#12 1 year ago

Potc has made me a better player. There are so many different shots and strategies to pursue. It has made me better at shots I normally wouldn’t use on other machines.

#13 1 year ago

Iron maiden
Next gen

#14 1 year ago


#16 1 year ago

Totally agree. Picked up a few EMs this year and feel my skills have improved.

#17 1 year ago

Not just any EM, but 2" flipper EMs with all different lower playfields. Modern games don't stand a chance after an hour or two warming up on those.

Most long flipper EMS are no harder than most early solid states.

#18 1 year ago

Some games I think that helped me become a better pinball player are TWD due to the tight shots and risk rewards. Some other games are Robocop, Flash Gordon, SM, Doodle Bug, and BSD. Also my lost world Jurassic park helped with my control in multi ball.

#19 1 year ago

And most games from the last 5-10 years have made me a better pinballer by choosing to not currently own any of them.

#22 1 year ago

Bally Paragon. It is a top 100 rated game that gets lots of complaints about being hard. Read the reviews on it. It will absolutely force you to learn to play.

#23 1 year ago


And Houdini too

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