What should I buy as my first "modern" pin?

(Topic ID: 221004)

What should I buy as my first "modern" pin?

By colinize

7 days ago

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  • 14 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 days ago by Frippertron
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#1 7 days ago

Hi all - I currently have a 1978 EM Joker Poker in my collection, and I'm looking to supplement it with a more modern pin to help me practice on those types of machines in order to compete in competitions and just get better at pinball in general.

What would you recommend as something I can really sink my teeth into over a longer period of time, not get tired of the game, and start to learn how to approach the types of shots and rulesets that are more common in the solid state era?

#2 7 days ago

Stern Spiderman

#3 7 days ago

The Shadow.

Deep rule set, multiple strategies, relatively inexpensive to buy, brutally difficult, very modern feeling. It will make you a better player.

#4 7 days ago

Remake Medieval Madness or Attack from Mars. Both are very fast examples of best in class 90s Bally/Williams.

#5 7 days ago

TSPP without a doubt.

The game will open up as you get better, but it's fun at every stage.

Edit: I love games like ACDC and Shadow, but they are brutal and can be frustrating.

The Simpsons Pinball Party will be a smoother step up from your current game.

#6 7 days ago


#7 7 days ago
Quoted from colinize:

something I can really sink my teeth into over a longer period of time


#8 7 days ago

If you want something really new I would recommend Iron maiden.

#9 7 days ago

Find a baywatch with no legs?

#10 7 days ago

If you can afford it, AFM (or AFMr) is one of the best pinballs of all time, although there will always be those (with whom I heartily disagree) that will say its rules aren't deep enough. But they are wrong, so go with AFM anyway if you can afford it.

#11 7 days ago


#12 7 days ago

How much is the budget for this next machine?

#13 7 days ago

The Shadow will bust your balls and make you leave a tip.

Get Iron Maiden if you want a game with great flow from this century.

#14 7 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The Shadow will bust your balls and make you leave a tip.


I love my shadow, but this is true. Consequently, not one I'd recommend in this case given the OP's listed (albeit broad) selection criteria.

#15 6 days ago

You could always get the Star Trek Vault if you want NIB and a classic Ritchie layout.

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