(Topic ID: 203693)

What is the best game without ramps?


By GreenMachine19

2 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 43 posts
  • 35 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by oldskool1969
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#1 2 years ago

Just looking for opinions. Haven’t played a TNA yet. F-14 will be my lead-off game. Games with no ramps to shoot for.

#2 2 years ago

TNA, Centaur, Frontier, or any other classic Bally in the 79-81 era

#3 2 years ago

Quicksilver, Star Gazer, Meteor, Flash Gordon, EBD, Paragon. There are tons of great ones, and I'm not even mentioning EM'S!

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Quicksilver, Star Gazer, Meteor, Flash Gordon, EBD, Paragon. There are tons of great ones, and I'm not even mentioning EM'S!

flash gordon? I think that game has two ramps.

#5 2 years ago

Target Alpha

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from knockerlover:

flash gordon? I think that game has two ramps.

Oops! Too early in the morning. My bad. I think I was thinking single ball games at the same time. Lol.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Oops! Too early in the morning. My bad. I think I was thinking single ball games at the same time. Lol.

maybe you were thinking about Williams Flash (which has no ramps)

#9 2 years ago

I’m not asking all games with no ramps. Opinions on the best games with no ramps. I like Centaur as another “best” game with no ramps.

#10 2 years ago

The Pinside top 33 all have ramps except TNA which only has 42 ratings is number 3 all time. Looking for top 10 rampless games.

-3
#12 2 years ago

WNBJM / PCC
hands down

#13 2 years ago

Barracora is an awesome game, IMO. Great rules, phenomenal art, and some really fun shots. It definitely rewards accuracy and strategy.

#14 2 years ago

Joker Poker
EBD

#15 2 years ago

Surprised no one has specifically mentioned Fathom yet. Best use of inline drops in all of pinball IMHO. Top that off with incredible artwork and awesome classic sounds and early speech, and you've got yourself a winner.

Later,
EV

#16 2 years ago

Capcoms Breakshot! Love the billiard theme plus has a dmd.

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from chad:

Target Alpha

how could you

#18 2 years ago

Fathom
EBD
Centaur
Seawitch
TNA
Quicksilver
Embryon
Paragon
Joker Poker

Are some of my favorites in no particular order

#19 2 years ago

Big Game
Fathom
Medusa
Viking
EBD
Embryon
Harlem Globetrotters
Ali
Defender
Grand Prix

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Capcoms Breakshot! Love the billiard theme plus has a dmd.

Yup, not enough love for breakshot! Really fast game, arguably some of the the best kinetics in pinball!

#21 2 years ago

Specifically my favorites are:

TNA
Frontier
Starlight
Andromeda
Warlock
Viking
Centaur
Barracora
Skateball
Stars
Fathom
Nine Ball
Magic

#22 2 years ago

Would Black Hole count? I feel like it would, since the return tube isn’t really a ramp/exciting game feature/even visible. If you guys agree, I’d throw my vote in for that being one of the better ramp-less games.

Aside from SS games, I think there’s a tremendous amount of EMs out there that are fantastic candidates.

#23 2 years ago

Since Black Hole has two levels I think by default it doesn't count.

I'll add Firepower to the list of great rampless games.

#24 2 years ago

Can’t shoot for a ramp so I counted it on the Linked Games.

#25 2 years ago

F14 hands down

#26 2 years ago
Quoted from EchoVictor:

Surprised no one has specifically mentioned Fathom yet. Best use of inline drops in all of pinball IMHO. Top that off with incredible artwork and awesome classic sounds and early speech, and you've got yourself a winner.
Later,
EV

+1 for Fathom and Centaur. Gorgar too (or maybe I'm partial because its the only game I own).

#27 2 years ago

I've only had mine for a few weeks but it keeps me coming back for more! Man it's fast! Sounds and light really keep you in the experience too.

#28 2 years ago

Fathom, EBD, Frontier, QuickSilver and I'm sure TNA too but I've yet to play it

#29 2 years ago

I own 9 games (Frontier, Viking, Harlem Globetrotters, Magic, Nine Ball, Quicksilver, Star Gazer, Fighting Irish, AFM) and only ONE has ramps

Mark Salas

#30 2 years ago

I like ramps too much, don’t understand the hype for TNA, I go with Fathom my vote

#31 2 years ago

Alien Star. Cool game. Great sounds and ruleset.

#32 2 years ago

Seawitch
Nineball
EBD
SKATEBALL
Centaur
Fathom
Meteor
Quicksilver
Stargazer
Stars

#33 2 years ago

Looking through all the lists I agree with most but seeing that 95% of what has been listed is solid state and "Gottlieb-less" I must object! There's a ton of great games from the 60s and early 70s!

#34 2 years ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

Looking through all the lists I agree with most but seeing that 95% of what has been listed is solid state and "Gottlieb-less" I must object! There's a ton of great games from the 60s and early 70s!

Not my intention, please add some of your TOP rampless games!

#35 2 years ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

Can’t shoot for a ramp so I counted it on the Linked Games.

Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

Looking through all the lists I agree with most but seeing that 95% of what has been listed is solid state and "Gottlieb-less" I must object! There's a ton of great games from the 60s and early 70s!

Well here's something I was thinking about... Does 1972 Bally Fireball have a "ramp"? I say it does because you can choose to shoot for it (or not) with the plunger, based on how hard you plunge the ball.

#36 2 years ago

I might be in a minority on this one but Freddy is pretty cool. Although it has two poppers to put the ball on the wire trails, there are no ramps to shoot for.

#37 2 years ago

Mars Trek

4 months later
#38 2 years ago

Centaur, Medusa, Viking get my votes.

#41 2 years ago

Pabst Can Crusher!

#42 2 years ago

cosmic gunfight is pretty good.

#43 2 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Pabst Can Crusher!

WNBJM
Winner winner chicken dinner

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