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What is the definition of an “A list” game

By Silverstreak02

8 months ago

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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by misterschu
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    #1 8 months ago

    I’ve seen the term “A list” used to describe games. Where does this list come from?

    #2 8 months ago

    People trying to sell their game.

    LTG : )

    #3 8 months ago

    Top rated games are considered A list. Everyone has an opinion about which ones. The consensus lists, Pinside and IPDB at least have statistically significant amounts of responses. I'd start there.

    #4 8 months ago

    If it's on a list, then it's a-list.

    #5 8 months ago

    What I like and play often . What others pinheads care for not a big influence to me. Also A list changes with time and software revisions if you are into new titles . Enjoy the day Shane

    #6 8 months ago

    This is probably not helpful, but an A-list game is simply a game on the A-list!

    You need to ask for the definition of A-list!

    All kidding aside, there is no solid definition or actual list, it's subjective, but in general it means universally acclaimed, highly desirable, and expensive.

    #7 8 months ago

    Usually only more modern pin collectors (SS/DMD) are concerned about a game being A-List or B-List or C-List.

    #8 8 months ago

    A-list games are ones I own.
    B-list games are ones I want.
    C-list games are ones I don't want.

    #9 8 months ago

    Any game not Stranger Things, Black knight SOR or Munsters

    #10 8 months ago

    A-List : Mermaid, Gusher, Dragonette, SeaWolf, Daisy May, Rocket
    B&C-List : Most 2&4Player pins from the 50s
    A-List : Most of the AAB pins, Star-Jet, Slick Chick, WMS Jungle, Pins with BG animation
    B&CList : Most Multiplayers, Most CCoin pins
    A-List: Atlantis, AbraCaDabra, Quick Draw FireBall, 4Mil BC, CaptFan, Late 70s GTB single players, Grand Prix, Space Mission
    B&C List : Most CCoin pins, lots of early to mid 70s pins from BLY/GTB/WMS

    Tastes change all the time with EMs as to what is considered desirable or collectible.

    #11 8 months ago
    Quoted from mbeardsley:

    A-list games are ones I own.
    B-list games are ones I want.
    C-list games are ones I don't want.

    Actually . . .

    A-list are games I own, especially the ones I want to sell (I will demand the highest possible price regardless of condition with zero room to negotiate)
    C-list are games someone else owns and I want to buy (I will offer a lowest possible price, point out every minor flaw, and beat you down until you succumb to my offer)
    B-list games are everything else

    #12 8 months ago


    #13 8 months ago

    highly sought after pins that don't last more than a few days on the marketplace.

    #14 8 months ago

    A List: Atari Space Riders, Atari Airborne Avenger, Allied Leisure Getaway (Disputed A list: (Capcom) Airborne, (Stern) Avengers, (Stern) Avatar, (Williams) Algar)

    B List: Bally BMX, Bally Hardbody, Bally Grand Slam (Disputed B list: (Stern) Batman: Dark Knight, (Gottlieb) Baseball. Very borderline, cause of much consternation: (Midway) Black Rose -- some people try to get it on the B list by calling it Bally Black Rose, but it's under the midway imprint, so it's disputed at best)

    C List: Capcom Pinball Magic, Capcom Airborne

    and the lists go all the way to Z

    Z list: Zaccaria Clown, Zaccaria Devil Riders

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