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What is the best Jersey Jack Pinball Machine?


By ilovegames

29 days ago



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    “What is the best Jersey Jack Pinball Machine? ”

    • Wizard of OZ 74 votes
      19%
    • Hobbit 46 votes
      12%
    • Dialed In 111 votes
      28%
    • Pirates Of The Caribbean 134 votes
      34%
    • Willy Wonka 31 votes
      8%

    (396 votes)

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    #101 27 days ago
    #102 27 days ago
    Quoted from Shredso:

    I wonder how much of the love for Pirates is fueled by the difficulty to obtain it. ...

    And conversely, how much of the dislike?

    Perhaps due to being unable to play it much. Or maybe just an underlying aggravation with its current market cost.

    Or not. A double sided sword though.

    #103 27 days ago

    WOZ for me.
    I do think that not all WOZ machines play the same.
    JJP kept improving WOZ while they were building them and later machines in general feel and play better than earlier machines.

    I don't want to derail this thread but while we have all the JJP owners in one place (I have the first 3) I just have a quick question.

    With GnR coming out soon, do we order on announcement?
    Should we worry about playfield issues?
    Has JJP ever admitted that there was an issue?
    Did they ever announce a fix?

    I want to be a buyer but don't want to play russian roulette with that amount of $ because of potential playfield issues.

    #104 27 days ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    WOZ for me.
    I do think that not all WOZ machines play the same.
    JJP kept improving WOZ while they were building them and later machines in general feel and play better than earlier machines.
    I don't want to derail this thread but while we have all the JJP owners in one place (I have the first 3) I just have a quick question.
    With GnR coming out soon, do we order on announcement?
    Should we worry about playfield issues?
    Has JJP ever admitted that there was an issue?
    Did they ever announce a fix?
    I want to be a buyer but don't want to play russian roulette with that amount of $ because of potential playfield issues.

    It's a bit of a risk. New factory and a new machine.
    That said, if it's as good as roumored and they release the CE from The get go, things will probably go very fast.

    #105 27 days ago

    I voted woz, but my hobbit is way more fun and exciting. Woz is the most beautiful, packed, and deep code with full assets ever. I just don’t play it as much as hobbit however. Hobbit really is a great game and a change of pace from everything else. I could easily see potc being the best if it had the assets, and a more easily understandable code. So, hobbit most fun, woz best as far as total package.

    #106 25 days ago

    Not sure what this adds, but I wonder how much location/set up affects people’s opinions?

    I mostly played Potc at one location which notoriously sets the games at a high pitch, and really liked it.

    Then I had the chance to play at another location (that only had it for a short time), but it was set up correctly and I liked it so much more.

    I think that’s one of the best aspects of this hobby.... actually owning the machine (or knowing someone who does) and being able to set it up the exact way you want it.

    Unfortunately due to Covid I haven’t gone to locations or played pinball in over 6 months, and am away from my home TAF.

    #107 25 days ago
    Quoted from Vdrums:

    Not sure what this adds, but I wonder how much location/set up affects people’s opinions?
    I mostly played Potc at one location which notoriously sets the games at a high pitch, and really liked it.
    Then I had the chance to play at another location (that only had it for a short time), but it was set up correctly and I liked it so much more.
    I think that’s one of the best aspects of this hobby.... actually owning the machine (or knowing someone who does) and being able to set it up the exact way you want it.
    Unfortunately due to Covid I haven’t gone to locations or played pinball in over 6 months, and am away from my home TAF.

    No doubt....I mainly play at home, and I couldn't imagine trying to understand a JJP on location....the rules are so complex you would have to spend $1K before u truly understood the game

    #108 25 days ago
    Quoted from Vdrums:

    Not sure what this adds, but I wonder how much location/set up affects people’s opinions? ...

    Based on personal experience, I suspect that this makes a huge difference. Particularly with JJP games as they typically offer a richer sensory and more elaborate gameplay experience better suited to enjoyment in a home environment.

    #109 24 days ago

    I also hated Woz until playing it at a friends house. All the ones on location were not fun to me, pitch, flipper strength but but also sound volume and lights on location is another factor.

    #110 24 days ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    Based on personal experience, I suspect that this makes a huge difference. Particularly with JJP games as they typically offer a richer sensory and more elaborate gameplay experience better suited to enjoyment in a home environment.

    This is the same for every pinball machine - play in a quiet darkened environment and your experience improves by 200%.

    #112 24 days ago

    Seems like the opinions are all over the map, some think Wonka is worst some think it's the best and the same can be said about all the pins. That means JJP is doing it correctly they are mixing it up not making the same kind of pin every time.

    #113 24 days ago
    Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

    This is the same for every pinball machine - play in a quiet darkened environment and your experience improves by 200%.

    Of course, but I have found even more so with JJP games for the reasons stated.

    #114 24 days ago
    Quoted from rai:

    Seems like the opinions are all over the map, some think Wonka is worst some think it's the best and the same can be said about all the pins. That means JJP is doing it correctly they are mixing it up not making the same kind of pin every time.

    So true^^^^^^^^^^^^

    #115 24 days ago

    Can someone lend me 20 grand for the NIB POTC SE on EBay? Lol

    Sadly by the time I realized I wanted to buy POTC, there were only standards editions available from dealers. For the extra $1000, possibly the LE offered more than any other pin level in history (I think it was 5 upgrades) that I couldn’t settle for the SE, and of course ended up settling for “nothing.”

    #116 24 days ago
    Quoted from rai:

    . That means JJP is doing it correctly they are mixing it up not making the same kind of pin every time.

    I never thought about it that way, but it’s an excellent point. I can’t agree more. The other thing I’d say about the JJP rankings is that I think the difference between the pins is a matter of degrees and not wide gaps. For example, it’s not like Wonka is horrible. Right? It’s just not quite as good as the others in some people’s opinion.

    #117 24 days ago

    imho wonka is the best jjp pin

    #118 24 days ago
    Quoted from pascal-pinball:

    imho wonka is the best jjp pin

    Ummm I think I agree?

    #119 24 days ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:

    I never thought about it that way, but it’s an excellent point. I can’t agree more. The other thing I’d say about the JJP rankings is that I think the difference between the pins is a matter of degrees and not wide gaps. For example, it’s not like Wonka is horrible. Right? It’s just not quite as good as the others in some people’s opinion.

    All depends on what u like....All JJP pins play differently...some are standard some are wide body. One constant is that all have very deep rule sets, and have programmers that punch out great code. If u like flow than Wonka is clearly the winner with maybe DI a close second. If you like toys and mechs it probably WOZ or POTC....those games are loaded with stuff to do although POTC is a much better game in my opinion. Then of course theres theme....pick you poison, but if u like theme integration its hard to beat Hobbit.

    #120 24 days ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    All depends on what u like....All JJP pins play differently...some are standard some are wide body. One constant is that all have very deep rule sets, and have programmers that punch out great code. If u like flow than Wonka is clearly the winner with maybe DI a close second. If you like toys and mechs it probably WOZ or POTC....those games are loaded with stuff to do although POTC is a much better game in my opinion. Then of course theres theme....pick you poison, but if u like theme integration its hard to beat Hobbit.

    I couldn’t have said it better. You hit the nail on the head.

    #121 22 days ago

    1) TH
    2) POTC (would have been 1st if better licence integration)
    3) WW
    4) DI
    5) WOZ

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