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What pins are earning well right now?


By V8haha

1 year ago



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#101 6 months ago

I love how mario is a top earner everywhere......

theme is ALL that matters on route.

#102 6 months ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

How is JP doing on location for you guys?

Placed Wonka and Jurassic Park on location the same day. First two weeks JP was king, after that Willy Wonka has beat it every single week and is the current top earner among a row of 15 pins. Really puzzled by JP's performance, too. I personally enjoy playing JP, yet looking at the earnings curve since new it is a below average performer as compared against other new Sterns in their first four months, YMMV.

#103 6 months ago

It is not an intuitive game for casuals. Then again neither is wonka.

#104 6 months ago
Quoted from BrianBannon:

Placed Wonka and Jurassic Park on location the same day. First two weeks JP was king, after that Willy Wonka has beat it every single week and is the current top earner among a row of 15 pins. Really puzzled by JP's performance, too. I personally enjoy playing JP, yet looking at the earnings curve since new it is a below average performer as compared against other new Sterns in their first four months, YMMV.

this is interesting. I could not stop playing JP and it was all I could do to get through 1 3 ball game of wonka.

#105 6 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

this is interesting. I could not stop playing JP and it was all I could do to get through 1 3 ball game of wonka.

Agreed. Every time I play Wonka, I want to gouge my ears with forks. JP is a great game.

The location we last played said AFMr has been their top earner for quite some time and they've got about 25 games.

#106 6 months ago

It seems like the non-pinhead crowd are attracted by the big screens of JJP games. My personal favorite screen is that on The Big Lebowski. I enjoy that aspect ratio.

#107 6 months ago

I just played a Munsters premium on location and boy was it a fun game. Was surprised since all the hate I had heard.

I’m trying to figure out the next game for my location. There are very few pinball players locally, so most these people are just random folks who play, hardly any of them are getting even close to the manually lowered replay score. So I am trying to think of a game that is painfully easy and fun for non-pinheads.
Something to get a pinball scene started

#108 6 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I just played a Munsters premium on location and boy was it a fun game. Was surprised since all the hate I had heard.
I’m trying to figure out the next game for my location. There are very few pinball players locally, so most these people are just random folks who play, hardly any of them are getting even close to the manually lowered replay score. So I am trying to think of a game that is painfully easy and fun for non-pinheads.
Something to get a pinball scene started

I'm not a fan, but South Park seems to be a good earner with non-pinheads.

#109 6 months ago
Quoted from V8haha:

Also another good question for people. At what point do multiple pinball machines start having diminished returns.

Stuff in games until your gross doesn't change. That is the number the location will support.

Quoted from V8haha:

We all know they compliment each other and having 5 will earn better per machine then having 2.

HaHa. Good one. If the location will only support 2 games. 3 more will just spread the same amount of money farther.

The internet can't tell you what a location will or won't do. The cash boxes in the machines there will. Cash boxes don't lie.

LTG : )

#110 6 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I just played a Munsters premium on location and boy was it a fun game. Was surprised since all the hate I had heard.
I’m trying to figure out the next game for my location. There are very few pinball players locally, so most these people are just random folks who play, hardly any of them are getting even close to the manually lowered replay score. So I am trying to think of a game that is painfully easy and fun for non-pinheads.
Something to get a pinball scene started

I have a Metallica and it plays really long games that my non-pinhead friends love. And the theme attracts both young and old visitors. It's super easy with a lot of bashing.

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#111 6 months ago

Here is a 6 month audit on games at Tilted Arcade Bar
$1.00 games
ACDC-1930
GOT-2594
Iron Maiden-2045
TWD-2009
Spiderman-1316 (on location for 3 months)
Avengers-1930
Aerosmith-1648
Deadpool-2828
Munsters-2506
Star Wars-2064
Ghostbusters-2651

.50 Games
Nascar-1142
Monopoly-1474
RBION-891 (4 months location)
BBH-2064
STTNG-2981
Taxi-2068
HD-2392
Jurassic Park DE-4058
Hook- 2500
LW3-2300
Big Guns-1921
The Simpsons DE-3620
Playboy Stern-2123
Flintstones 1149 (4 months location)
Slugfest 2954

57,178 games played in 6 months.

#112 6 months ago
Quoted from Leachdude:

Here is a 6 month audit on games at Tilted Arcade Bar
$1.00 games
ACDC-1930
GOT-2594
Iron Maiden-2045
TWD-2009
Spiderman-1316 (on location for 3 months)
Avengers-1930
Aerosmith-1648
Deadpool-2828
Munsters-2506
Star Wars-2064
Ghostbusters-2651
.50 Games
Nascar-1142
Monopoly-1474
RBION-891 (4 months location)
BBH-2064
STTNG-2981
Taxi-2068
HD-2392
Jurassic Park DE-4058
Hook- 2500
LW3-2300
Big Guns-1921
The Simpsons DE-3620
Playboy Stern-2123
Flintstones 1149 (4 months location)
Slugfest 2954
57,178 games played in 6 months.

Thank you for sharing! That’s very helpful

#113 6 months ago

Our primary location is a brewery with about a dozen games. We're having a similar experience with JP. It started out hot for a month or two but has cooled off. GOTG and Wonka have consistently been top earners the last 6 months. SP and SMB get a lot of play among casual players. GB and SW have been steady and EBD has done surprisingly well.

#114 6 months ago
Quoted from Leachdude:

Here is a 6 month audit on games at Tilted Arcade Bar
$1.00 games
ACDC-1930
GOT-2594
Iron Maiden-2045
TWD-2009
Spiderman-1316 (on location for 3 months)
Avengers-1930
Aerosmith-1648
Deadpool-2828
Munsters-2506
Star Wars-2064
Ghostbusters-2651
.50 Games
Nascar-1142
Monopoly-1474
RBION-891 (4 months location)
BBH-2064
STTNG-2981
Taxi-2068
HD-2392
Jurassic Park DE-4058
Hook- 2500
LW3-2300
Big Guns-1921
The Simpsons DE-3620
Playboy Stern-2123
Flintstones 1149 (4 months location)
Slugfest 2954
57,178 games played in 6 months.

Not sure if I'm more impressed about the numbers the DE games are putting up or that System 11's are still solid performers after all these years, LCDs and DMDs be damned.

#115 6 months ago
Quoted from slicknick13:

Not sure if I'm more impressed about the numbers the DE games are putting up or that System 11's are still solid performers after all these years, LCDs and DMDs be damned.

DMDs are cool but don’t actually make it play any better. LCDs can pull in spectators tho.

#116 6 months ago
Quoted from BrianBannon:

Best earning game--Wizard of Oz, if it was more reliable I would still have it.

Brian,

Interesting you say that WOZ was your top earning game. You should consider a yellow brick road even though they took out the monkey mod. The game has their latest systems, no more big bulky computer, everything is perfected. I have one and its working perfect.

On another note we have escape rooms and a haunted house with pinball games. The #1 game for us is Ghostbusters, after that I would say good games are Deadpool, Guardians. I will say Black Knight has done really good, and I think its because no one really bought the game so you play it on a location.

Just my opinion but a lot of pincades all have the same games like all the new Sterns mostly. I think its good to have games other places don't have. Just an opinion. Either way the games that do the best are the themes people know and enjoy like Ghostbusters, Wizard of Oz, etc. When I was in Chicago I went out of my way to go to a pincade that had Aliens as an example. I think all pincades should try to snag at least one game old or new that no one else typically has.

#117 6 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I just played a Munsters premium on location and boy was it a fun game. Was surprised since all the hate I had heard.
I’m trying to figure out the next game for my location. There are very few pinball players locally, so most these people are just random folks who play, hardly any of them are getting even close to the manually lowered replay score. So I am trying to think of a game that is painfully easy and fun for non-pinheads.
Something to get a pinball scene started

I would typically say Addams Family. It’s not the best bang for the buck, but casuals seem to always pick it. However, if you don’t have locals that “played it when they were a kid”, then it’s existence isn’t special.

Now, if you can get a modern Stern on the used market for the price of an TAF AND there isn’t much of a pinball history in your area, I’d say get a Stern with the most popular theme and forgiving gameplay you can find.

Or, Attack From Mars. I really like mine and it’s easy to explain, fun to shoot, and has a ball save. Not a cheap game, but lots of good things going for it.

3 weeks later
#118 5 months ago
Quoted from Leachdude:

Here is a 6 month audit on games at Tilted Arcade Bar
$1.00 games
ACDC-1930
GOT-2594
Iron Maiden-2045
TWD-2009
Spiderman-1316 (on location for 3 months)
Avengers-1930
Aerosmith-1648
Deadpool-2828
Munsters-2506
Star Wars-2064
Ghostbusters-2651
.50 Games
Nascar-1142
Monopoly-1474
RBION-891 (4 months location)
BBH-2064
STTNG-2981
Taxi-2068
HD-2392
Jurassic Park DE-4058
Hook- 2500
LW3-2300
Big Guns-1921
The Simpsons DE-3620
Playboy Stern-2123
Flintstones 1149 (4 months location)
Slugfest 2954
57,178 games played in 6 months.

GOT and JP DE always go good

#119 5 months ago

Our top 10 games for 2019 (by average amount of money per machine day):

1) Willy Wonka SE (by a large margin)
2) JJP Pirates SE
3) Hobbit LE (was #1 most of the time before we got Pirates)
4) Medieval Madness
5) Game of Thrones Premium
6) Wizard of Oz
7) Ghostbusters Premium
8 ) Iron Maiden Premium
9) Star Trek Premium
10) Indiana Jones (Williams)

We have 37-38 games at any one time so there's a wide variety of games and eras represented...

Kevin

#120 5 months ago

Ghostbusters pro is always my top earner

#121 5 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

I will say Black Knight has done really good, and I think its because no one really bought the game so you play it on a location.

Surprised me as well, it usually gets 3rd or 4th place on a 17 bank. AFMR is almost always 1st or 2nd since I got it (dependent on the new title)... was contemplating getting another for the other location.

#122 5 months ago

My last collection was:

DP & JP (essentially tied)
Star Trek
AFM
GOT
GB
TAF
IMDN
TWD (1/2 of top earners)
sizeable gap
Seawitch
Mousin Around (1/3 of top earners)

-1
#123 5 months ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

My last collection was:
DP & JP (essentially tied)
ST
AFM
GOT
GB

ST is Stranger Things?

#124 5 months ago
Quoted from DNO:

ST is Stranger Things?

Fixed that. It's Star Trek. Tomorrow I'll find out how Stranger Things has done. Only been out 8 days though so far.

#125 5 months ago

thanks for everyone who shares in this thread. I'm fascinated by the data that comes out of locations and seeing where people put their money into.

#126 5 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

thanks for everyone who shares in this thread. I'm fascinated by the data that comes out of locations and seeing where people put their money into.

There are quite a few intangibles other than title which can make a machine earn better in one location compared to another. One thing that makes me not put more money in machines is the setup. A location near me has a new Elvira. It is set up to be an outlane drain monster with a tight tilt, and really wasn't fun to play. This location is also $1pp, no 3 for $2. If I can actually feel like I can get my $1 worth out of a JP or ACDC more easily than the Elvira sitting next to them...guess what I am putting $5 bills into?

#127 5 months ago

Here are my top 5 for 2019 for totals

1. Deadpool
2. Monster Bash
3. Ghostbusters
4. Medieval Madness
5. Black Knight SOR

To make it fair since not all games were there all year this is top 5 via avg weekly earnings

1. Star Wars Comic Prem
2. JP pro
3. Road Show
4. AC/DC Prem
5. Black Knight SOR

3 weeks later
#128 4 months ago

I will say Stranger things is doing well but monster bash LE is by far the top earner.

#129 4 months ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Here are my top 5 for 2019 for totals
1. Deadpool
2. Monster Bash
3. Ghostbusters
4. Medieval Madness
5. Black Knight SOR
To make it fair since not all games were there all year this is top 5 via avg weekly earnings
1. Star Wars Comic Prem
2. JP pro
3. Road Show
4. AC/DC Prem
5. Black Knight SOR

Surprising to see ghostbusters over medieval madness

Good to know!

#130 4 months ago
Quoted from V8haha:

I will say Stranger things is doing well but monster bash LE is by far the top earner.

Monster Bash SE is our top. And because of the amount of play, commands the most service calls! Leaving one on it now.

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