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What's the best game for around $1,000

By dmieczko

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

I have a friend who is ready to enter the pinball hobby with a $1,000 (approx.) budget for his first pin. I have already given him my advice, but looking for other ideas. He does enjoy depth, multi-ball, and multiple flippers. Any advice? Dave

Update with the current list of the best thousand dollar games (in alphabetical order):

Alien Poker
Big Guns
Big Hurt
Black Hole
Black Knight
Centaur II
Escape from the Lost World
Fire Power
Flash Gordon
Grand Lizard
High Speed
Joker Poker
Laser Cue
Lethal Weapon 3
Lights Camera Action
Mars Trek
Operation Thunder
Road Kings
Roller Games
Shaq Attaq
Space Invaders
Space Shuttle
Spy Hunter
Street Fighter II
Tee'd Off
Wipe Out

#11 5 years ago

Jim, I already tried him on EFTLW, but he wanted a bit more depth. Would love to find a $1K PinBot around here - that might work.

#26 5 years ago

Thanks guys - there were a few games here I had not considered. Adding my thoughts to the "best game for $1,000 list" and taking off the games that cost way more than $1,000 today - here's what we have so far...

List moved to the first post of this thread...

Thanks for the help guys - we'll go through the list, and hopefully be ready to purchase soon - local to CT...

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

add Tee'd Off and Gladiators and maybe Operation Thnder.

All great Gottliebs that can still be found close to 1k and all have extra flippers.

Done, thanks again!

#94 5 years ago

List is updated in the first post of the thread. This is kinda fun...

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#101 5 years ago

Just to put a lid on this thread - my buddy purchased the Tee'd Off from 96Stang, and he's really enjoying it so far. Great entry into pinball, right around the $1K mark... Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and help.

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