For me it's my TZ I love everything about it sounds music artwork (playfield and backglass) plus it's such a fun game.
Creature -- Love the theme, artwork, music, gameplay. the ramps feel so good when you hit them. That weird thrill you get in your stomach when the ball just glides up that ramp. what's that called anyway??
Mata Hari, but I hesitate to say never. I am a modern pin guy, but MH was my first, it has a new playfield in it, and it fits under the beam in my basement, unlike newer games.
it's pretty fun. i dig pins with multi-level playfields... and this pin has 1.
we have one in the wild here in Austin that is in good shape.
also, can have a pretty long play time, even with my wimpy pin skills.
It would be very hard to pick just one... If I had to right now, It would be SST. I have fun beating that machine around...
I would have trouble parting with just about anything that's left in my collection besides my RFM. I know no matter what my Tron, BSD, TAF, FH, and MM will never leave no matter what. As much as I'd like to change it up with some new games I can't bring myself to part with anything in my collection these days unless there was an offer so high that I would be an idiot to pass it up and even then I'd probably be reluctant to part with anything.
The Shadow, but that's probably not a real surprise to anyone by now.
Heh, ironically mine came from Eugene, sorry! There's a reason you see it listed several times in this thread, people like Lyman wax on about it, it's just a special game in a lot of ways. Not for everyone, and it's not an easy game, but nothing else quite like it.
I think the Baldwin thing just hung like a weight around its neck. When I did my translite I had people PM me to say they bought a Shadow because of it, which is obviously flattering, but really does speak to how the original translite held it back. The rest of the theme is great, it's one of my favs not just in general but for the callouts and music too.
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