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What's best pool themed pin


By Madmax541

3 years ago



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#51 2 years ago

I have a "Hi-Score Pool" and it is very interesting....I'm surprised hardly anyone mention "Cue Ball Wizard" or "Eight Ball" (Bally 1977)

#52 2 years ago

Gottlieb Hi-diver. best "pool" themed pin. And why no mention of bally Champion.

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#53 2 years ago

EBD, definitely, but the "Fonzie" 77 version is addictive, too. Lighting the spinner and then nailing it repeatedly, especially when it's all greased up, is SO satisfying. It's got that "one more game" quality.

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#54 2 years ago

Bad Girls by far, pretentious pinball dickheads will claim EBD but that's just wrong.

#55 2 years ago

EBD all the way!

#56 2 years ago

Williams Skill Pool. Another Steve Kordek gem.

#58 2 years ago

Another fan of EBD here if I could only have one pool themed pinball!

#59 2 years ago

8BD is KING, but if Laser Cue isn't at the top of the list, something is askew...

#60 2 years ago

EB or EBD, take your pick.
EBD LE is excluded.
EBC is most definately excluded.
Big Shot is a classic.
Cue Ball Wizard with the Clint Eastwood impersonator is pretty funny to listen to overall.
Breakshot is underated.
Pool Player of you want a very rare prototype.
Sure Shot and Eight Ball Cowboy are unique in sounds.

#61 2 years ago

EBD for sure all up but pinball pool backglass deserves a mention

#62 2 years ago

I like Aqualand's playfield art. It's backglass not so much. Who wants to look at a guy's gooch?

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#63 2 years ago

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#64 2 years ago

Eight Ball Deluxe fosho

#65 2 years ago

WPT, lots of drop targets and deep rules.

#66 2 years ago

Nine Ball
EBD

#67 2 years ago
Quoted from SteveO:

WPT, lots of drop targets and deep rules.

I agree! WPT is the best "POOL" themed pin! LOL

#68 2 years ago

Bad Girls. Has great rules 2 ball multi ball ..
Drops, spinners, timed bonus mode in the pops
Timed jackpot award in the drops. One of the best skill shots in pinball as well. The rules are really quite deep if anyone would ever give it a chance
And it a great single player as well as an excellent multi player. Tons of fun. Yep it's got cheezy artwork and music but just a great game.

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#69 1 year ago

Thought I'd note here that as part of one of our podcast activities we're running a ranking poll on billiards-themed pinball machines. Solid state era and later. Ten machines are in the list. Anyone is welcome to participate of course. Here's a link to that poll: http://www.pollandmatch.com/chooser?pollownerid=5773431236722688&pollid=5668600916475904

Hopefully works. I've never used this system before, but Google Forms (my preferred polling solution) doesn't offer ranking options and I think that's the best way to gauge so many items rather than people just picking their favorite. I'll share the results here when we wrap it up.

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#70 1 year ago

Ranking poll concluded. Unsurprisingly, Eight Ball Deluxe was the overall winner, but attached is the heat map showing the rank of all the pins available as choices.

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#71 1 year ago

Pool Sharks is my current favorite. It's my current favorite system 11 game too.

#72 1 year ago

Without Laser Que, that list is invalid

#73 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisK:

Unsurprisingly, Eight Ball Deluxe was the overall winner, but attached is the heat map showing the rank of all the pins available as choices.

Skill Pool beats (almost) every one of those for fun and challenge.
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Except Sharky's Shootout, which I don't know because I have never played it.
Eight Ball: Boring drain monster. There's a reason they sold 20,000 of them to operators. Outlanes anyone?
EBD: So overrated. And The callouts get old so fast.
Bad Girls and Cue Ball Wizard: Really?
Pinball Pool: Lame '70s Gottliebness.
Nine Ball: Not bad at all actually.
Pool Sharks: Hmmm. That is a fun one. Ok. This one.

#74 1 year ago
Quoted from cody_chunn:

Without Laser Que, that list is invalid

Can't believe I forgot that one (I looked at trading for one at one point)! I'd blame this thread not having it listed as a linked game, but I should have remembered it.

#75 1 year ago

Cue Ball Wizard. Fabulous, undeniably pool themed all the way, it has big balls

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