I think everyone on the internet knows what's in your pin collection, no need to keep listing it. : P
Tatman has an outstanding collection and He asks our opinions as collecters and hobbyest about additions to his collection which I feel happy to give him my opinion.That is what makes this a big family here at Pinside.
I need to support Scooter here as well. We all love our collections and maybe are too involved but that's why it's is our hobby. This is a great group and I envy every ones collection.
Never played it. I am going Sunday morning to play all 3. I will come home with one of them. My collection changes alot that why I posted the list
I have not played TAF and love my IJ. That being said, given your preference for fast and flowing games I would not go with TZ. But, since TZ does not really play like any of the games you have, it will round out your collection nicely. This is part of the reason I want one, because it isn't like my others. So two sides of the same argument I guess.
Given how often you move pins in and out of your basement, I'm amazed you haven't permanently injured your spine yet.
Hey, more power to you on your collection. However, since you have pretty much "everything" asking which one would "fit in" is bit like Imelda Marcos asking which new pair of shoes would fit in with her collection. Bottom line, ANY pin would fit in with your current lineup. Having said that, I would say the IJ is the least likely to fit in based on looks. Go with TAF based on theme/looks, then TZ. But it's really a tie.
"But, since TZ does not really play like any of the games you have, it will round out your collection nicely ..."
Actually, TZ is kind of similar to TSPP in many respects. They are both multiple flipper, stop-and-go type games with cool mini-playfields and deep rules. Come to think of it, FG is somewhat in this same vein as well. But I do agree that TZ would make a nice addition to tatman's collection.
Although i personally enjoy Indy best of the three i would say Twilight would round out your collection best.With Addams i just dont see what everyone else seems to love(bar the top flipper shot up ramp is pretty cool) Its not i think its a bad game just nowhere close to top 10! But thats just me.
"With Addams, I just don't see what everyone else seems to love ..."
I tend to feel the same way, despite being a huge Lawlor fan. I recall liking it a lot back in the day, but my recent experiences have been somewhat of a letdown. Then again, I've never played one in really excellent shape. This is precisely why I haven't posted a review of the game yet. In order to fairly judge it, I'd like to get in some serious time on a pristine example.
Get some good time on all three to see which machine tickles your fancy, tatman.
As for me...as much as I love, IJ & TAF, for a home collection...you really can't go wrong with Twilight Zone. The game rules are so incredibly deep, you will only truly appreciate it within a home environment.
I try not to play mine when I need to get something done. The game devours free time, as you try to learn all the crazy shots.
Add this to the fact that TZ may be **THE** Bally/Williams to own if you like adding mods. You might want to take that into consideration tatman, since you like pimping your machines out hardcore.
So many stupid/oddball/tacky and sometimes AWESOME TZ mods people add into their machines. Every TZ that I have seen from an owner, had a bit of the owner's personality in the machine because of the specified mods. Can't really say that about a lot of pins out there.
you might also want to get something a bit more old school to switch it up, maybe a firepower or gorgar or other early ss games - just so you not thinking about rules and multiball as much, but just staying alive and going for high score. When we play in tournaments its always nice to get on some old games and get back to the basics for a bit.
I hope with your collection you've put some of that millions of yours into a good home alarm system .. hehehehe
I gotta visit sometime as you are less than 4 hours from me.
Agree with Tatman...Twilight for me is a great game but because its style of stop start game play would only find its way into my collection after perhaps the 9th or 10th pinball purchase.So far i have 4 machines so Twilight a little way off yet..but will be in my line up one day!
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