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What Pinball Feature from the Past, would you like back?


2 years ago

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#151 2 years ago

I miss how back in the day all games were produced and available before anyone paid for them, with none of this preorder drama, boutique promises, multi-year waits, and hobbyists at each others' throats over who got games and who got screwed.

And bells! Bells are classic. Even on TV shows depicting someone playing a modern game, they dub in sound effects of bells.

#152 2 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Real backglasses would be nice. I think Avengers was the last game with a real backglass.

Rob Zombie has a real backglass

#153 2 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Real backglasses would be nice. I think Avengers was the last game with a real backglass.
Having a real glass backglass makes a huge difference.

Dominos by Spooky has real glass... I bought the alternate glass to hang up in my game room.

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#154 2 years ago

Nice that Spooky is using real glass! I had no idea. I sure do like that company a great deal.

#155 2 years ago

Zipper-flippers! The way they snap together is just so satisfying! And of course once the flippers are closed every angle is totally different to before bringing a new challenge to the game, lots of fun!

#156 2 years ago

Love Zipper Flippers!

Zipper Flippers and Magna Slings!

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#157 2 years ago

Here's another feature I would like to see return: the reverse droptarget in between the flippers that acts as a ballsave. It was used on Gottlieb's Hot Shots. I always found that a very simple but effective ball saver.

#158 2 years ago

Games that are actually finished on day 1. Playing games with unfinished code is boring as batshit.

Other features that need to come back:
*Large drop target banks (like in El Dorado)
*Innovative lower playfield layouts
*Gobble holes- only on games with short ball times
*Bullseye targets
*Pop bumpers that actually have a purpose

#159 2 years ago

Shiny metallic fembots!

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#160 2 years ago

Finding games on route that are fully functional

#161 2 years ago

Power ball


#162 2 years ago

20c a game.

Wishful thinking I know given the prices of new machines and the average rate of return.

#163 2 years ago

instant-on of an EM or Sys80 like Genesis ( )
in-line drops

asymmetrical and occasionally non-italian style bottoms

#164 2 years ago

I have no problems with pricing knowing what operators eek out as a living. 75 cents for a new stern, hell $1 is fine (but give me 3 games for $2). A lot of places will do $400/year for free play, which breaks down to $33/month, or about a dollar per day. Really when you think about what we spend on pinball, it's almost worth it to pay someone else to keep them running.

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