(Topic ID: 225201)

What is the smoothest shooting flowiest pinball machine ever?


By pin2d

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

Making a top 10 list for the smoothest shooting flowiest pinball machines ever - vote here!!

https://goo.gl/forms/a60XlYOlEh1y3IYP2

#2 10 months ago

The next purchase I'm trying to convince the wife I need to buy.

#4 10 months ago

High speed when it has been set up as Steve Ritchie specified in him addendum to the manual

#5 10 months ago

Dialed In

#7 10 months ago

AC/DC has a nice flow to the ramps and shots. The ball stops a bit for the cannon, pops and lower playfield but otherwise you're constantly working this one. I'll also second a well set up Demolition Man. That one has a great flow to it and the ramps are sweet but is a bitch to shop out when the time comes.

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#8 10 months ago

Stern’s AC/DC, Star Trek, Spider-Man, Star Wars
Basically anything designed by Steve Ritchie

#9 10 months ago

Stern Star Trek for sure. Like butta.

#10 10 months ago

Demo man has to be number one.

Of the games I have owned, SM and Fish Tales come to mind. You can loop those ramps forever.

#11 10 months ago

White water is up there with games with flow.

I think there’s a difference between metal and plastic ramps too. Plastic ramps feel smooth and buttery, where metal ramps feel sharp and unyielding. Even if a game has excellent flow, but has metal ramps, it won’t feel as glossy and buttery as a game with plastic ramps.

#12 10 months ago

Stern Star Trek by a mile. It is the most geometrically perfect layout ever made.

Honorable mention to Spider-Man.

#13 10 months ago

I like my theater as the best flow. I still suck at it. My only game.

Also though iron maiden has flow for miles. It makes it great in my opinion.

#14 10 months ago

I think SW and GOT are pretty fast and flowing games.

#15 10 months ago

Demolition Man

At NWPAS a couple years ago I played with a lady who's home pub had one, and she talked about all the time they spent on it. She knew all the secret bonuses and could chain shots endlessly. I've never seen anything like it before or since. Other machines like Trek also flow well, but they don't have as wide variety of shots that flow back like Demo Man does or have more breaks interrupting flow.

#16 10 months ago

Stern Star Trek, You can really keep the ball moving if you get your shots right. And you are a pinball wizard instead of a doctor!

#17 10 months ago

Maiden, star trek, and full throttle come to mind

#18 10 months ago

Stern Star Trek is the king of flow. AC/DC and Spiderman felt pretty good too but not nearly as buttery smooth as Star Trek.

#20 10 months ago

ToM for sure. Not only is the ball movement smooth as silk, it is poetry in motion.

Star Trek does flow really well, but nowhere near as beautifully.

On paper, No Fear should be up there but the way I play it tends to be a brickfest.

#21 10 months ago

Demo man

#22 10 months ago

For flow, it's gotta be the boat ramps on Fish Tales.

No other game allows up to ten million + uninterrupted consecutive alternating flipper shots.

#23 10 months ago

GOT pro, Stern ST, Getaway is pretty solid too.

#24 10 months ago

Is flowiest a word?
Serious question.....

#25 10 months ago

in my collection I would say AC/DC

#26 10 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Is flowiest a word?
Serious question.....

Well I googled it and it seems to be a word. But it doesn't feel like it should be a word.

#27 10 months ago

I'd have to agree with previous posters that Star Trek is probably the flowiest game of all time.

#28 10 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Is flowiest a word?
Serious question.....

Pretty sure it is not a word - it gets a red squiggly line underneath it everywhere I type it.

#29 10 months ago
Quoted from pin2d:

Pretty sure it is not a word

Well neither was imamculate until a few months ago!

#30 10 months ago

We live in a time in history where words are just made up and no one really seems to care. Haha.

#31 10 months ago

Tron. End of line.

Hold the left flipper up, plunge the ball to the top left flipper, up the side ramp to the lower left flipper, up through the pops in the right orbit to the upper left flipper, again up the side ramp to the lower left flipper, and slam it into the scoop! THAT is how you plunge on Tron, and that is how to start a game.

PS: It is so rare I can actually do that, but when I do, it wiggles.

#32 10 months ago

People are forgetting about No Fear. No pops and almost everything returns back to the flipper. Plus the ramp shot you can looooooop.

#33 10 months ago

The Shadow and No Fear are ones I've owned that stand out.

#34 10 months ago

Whitewater for sure.

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#35 10 months ago

Dungeons and Dragons.. LOL

#36 10 months ago

Whitewater by far

#37 10 months ago

CGC White Water remake would be pretty cool. I'd buy one.

#38 10 months ago

Can really only comment from my own collection, but of the “flowiest” ones I own (ST, AC/DC, DI, SW) my vote is for Star Trek.

#39 10 months ago

GOT PRO hands down.

No other game comes close to it.

#40 10 months ago

I'm primarily an EM guy, and don't have a good depth of knowledge otherwise, but I've always thought STTNG and T2 have a nice flow to them. I also agree that "Whitewater" does as well.

#41 10 months ago
Quoted from libtech:

Maiden, star trek, and full throttle come to mind

Maiden? Sorry, but what?

#42 10 months ago

Definitely agree with DM but....
Are we forgetting about Truck Stop? 4 ramps you can loop in sequence. Very satisfying to hit all 4 in one go-around.

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#43 10 months ago

I've very confused about the Whitewater mentions, or you all play it differently than me...

It's tons of start and stop.

I go shoot to the center, ball stops and is launched to upper play field. Hit the left ramp to light whirlpool award.

Shoot center, ball stops and is launched to upper play field, hit right ramp to collect whirlpool award.

Ball stops as it goes in subway to the scoop kick out.

Rinse and repeat...

Or perhaps it's a joke about flow and a water theme?

#44 10 months ago

Definitely Johnny Mnemonic - it may not be the most loved pin, but the "flow" factor on it is off the charts.

#45 10 months ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Plus the ramp shot you can looooooop.

So ST's warp ramp...

ANOTHER VOTE FOR ST!

#46 10 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

For flow, it's gotta be the boat ramps on Fish Tales.
No other game allows up to ten million + uninterrupted consecutive alternating flipper shots.

Just off the top of my head I'd say T2?

#47 10 months ago

"Flowiest" game is High Speed. The original OG flow game. Levi, T2 has a cannon which negates all flow.

#48 10 months ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

High speed when it has been set up as Steve Ritchie specified in him addendum to the manual

is this addendum in the manual or was it something separate?

#49 10 months ago

For alternating loop flow, I've hit 4 left ramp - right ramp combos in a row on MMr. That feels pretty flowy.

#50 10 months ago

Spiderman hands down

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