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Whats the best "rip the spinner" game of all time?

By Winball_Pizard

6 years ago

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#101 1 year ago

Runner up nod goes to Bally Bow and Arrow.

#102 1 year ago

I like my Mustang Pro with the tach mod. The spinner rips and the tach needle goes crazy. I've had it up to about 7500rpm.

#103 1 year ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

Star Gazer. Especially when you get all 3 spinners humming at the same time if you have your spinners well tweaked and oiled properly. It's a thing of beauty when achieved. =)
Dave (Doc)

I feel that way about High Speed. Light the spinners, nail the orbits repeatedly, and finally rip the "escape" spinner! 3 spinners going at once. Ah...it doesn't get a whole lot more fun than that.

#104 1 year ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

Star Gazer. Especially when you get all 3 spinners humming at the same time if you have your spinners well tweaked and oiled properly. It's a thing of beauty when achieved. =)
Dave (Doc)

Yep. Or when you can keep one lit spinner ripping across 2 or 3 shots continuously!

That game is therapy for me.

#105 1 year ago

Of the games I've owned it was JM.

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#106 10 months ago

Easy answer: Pinside Test Machine!

.... duh!

#107 10 months ago

Necro'd thread but still a good read. One I didn't see listed and probably because very few get to play it is Andromeda. Scoring is all spinner but the work required to build that spinner is great as well. The game rips!

#108 10 months ago

Best spinner game is also the pin I have won the most games on. Evel Knievel SS version it also has to do if the spinner is tight or not. I have seen some that you hit the spinner and you only get a couple of clicks out of it.

#109 10 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Hands Down: Blackout

Gotta second this one. Plus if you hit the left one nicely it will "rip" the upper right spinner as well for a Orbit score and advances the left spinner for next time.


#110 10 months ago

Yup, keep hitting that orbit on Blackout enough and you get the extra ball lit at the saucer. Getting conditions Green+Red+Yellow for Blackout mode ready is not that hard, but escalating the spinner sure is. Been enjoying that recently -- I modded my Blackout with a playfield protector since so many of the inserts were cupped. It plays zippy fast and smooth now, better than brand new.

I've got Space Station right next to it, and it happens to be blessed with a spinner that is adjusted so well (not my doing) that it will spin for ~20 seconds with a good shot, truly the most satisfying spinner in my house. But Sorcerer's when lit is definitely up there too...

#111 10 months ago

Gorgar when it's lit!

#114 10 months ago

JJP POTC. . oh wait . .wrong spinner. RIP

#115 10 months ago

Firepower! Because every point is counted, a good ball will cause a delay in the scoring. After hitting the spinner hard it's fun to see and hear the score advance seconds later.

#116 10 months ago

This is assuming the spinner is absolutely juiced:

1. Grand Prix EM
2. Meteor
3. Big Game
4. Flight 2000
5. Firepower

Honorable mention: Harlem globetrotters

#117 10 months ago

The spinner on Night Moves !

That thing will spin into the middle of next week with a good hit When it's lit can be worth good points too

#118 10 months ago

Old Chicago, when you hit the spinner right and the ball goes into the kickout hole on the left. You get to enjoy the spinner chime for several seconds, very satisfying!

#119 10 months ago

Alien Star FTW

#120 10 months ago

I like hitting the spinner in Embryon.

#121 10 months ago

There are no spinners in pinball that compare to any that ring mechanical bells or chimes as they go around.

Some of those are certainly better than others for sure. As far as spinners that ring bells, the options are few as bells went away around 1970 so I give that one to Fun Park.

As far as chimes the choices are many, however not all the games were that great

All that being said, I'm going with Stern Stars, an early solid state with a 4 chime unit and 2 ripping spinners designed by Steve Kirk who coincidentally also designed Fun Park.

#122 10 months ago

I love the 3 spinners on Iron Man. Also love the spinners on Met. The spinners on Spider-Man and Star Wars are surprisingly awesome.

#123 10 months ago

Imdn center spinner feels pretty damn Rightous... between spinner meltdown initials or some of the modes shot stacking.. I ripped the center spinner the other nite to the tune of 1 million per spin for 40million points!! Haven’t had or played another game that I personally can compare it to!

#124 10 months ago

Meteor with all the lights light.

Also, The Hobbit. So cool watching your progress move forward on the map with each spin on the way to Erabor!

#125 10 months ago

One of the worst and waste of a spinner is Checkpoint - doesn't matter in it spins 1 or 50 times you still get 1 award .

#126 10 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

Alien Star FTW


1. Hit all the ALIEN targets to light multiball
2. Shoot the spinner to lock in the 5x multiplier
3. Start multiball
4. Try and shatz the right inlane and then rip the spinner in the 5 second window for 50x

I always screw it up though.

#127 10 months ago

A well working lit Aztec spinner is my favourite

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#128 8 months ago

I can't believe nobody mentioned Dolly, hit the first stack target and rip the spinner. Simple game but so satisfying and pretty much all there is to it. We always play dollar games on Dolly, pinball reduced to two shots, should be easy right.

#129 8 months ago

Any Steve Ritchie games, High Speed, Black Knight, Firepower (when lit is the best spinner sound) and Star Trek: TNG!

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#132 8 months ago

I always liked the WCS spinner when lit for Ultra Spinner. At 1 mil per spin, a solid shot could easily rack up 20 mil.

#134 8 months ago

KISS has the best spinner, I mean come on Gene Simmons bloody tongue!

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#135 47 days ago

Just got a Space Shuttle ....and I'm really enjoying ripping the spinner on it

#136 47 days ago

Not sure if anyone’s mentioned this, but SoF’s spinners are just awesome

#137 47 days ago

Meteor and Stargazer

#138 47 days ago

The Bally EM's spinners have a supper satisfying "clack" when they're spinning that makes hitting them super fun. See: Knockout.

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