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Whats your top 5 Em games?


By Pinaddict91

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

This post is to draw people away from SS & Back to the way Pinball was made E.M takes you back to a more simple time please feel free to list your top 5 favorites mine are in order

El Dorado
Strange World
Teachers Pet
Heat Wave
Atlantis

#2 3 months ago

2 out of 5 ain't bad!
Teacher's Pet
Heat Wave
Expressway
Balls 'a' Poppin'
Space Mission

#3 3 months ago

Night Rider
Moon Shot (Chicago Coin)
Space Odyssey
Hearts and Spades
Bazaar

#4 3 months ago

Atlantis
River Boat
Heat Wave
Jacks Open
El Dorado

#5 3 months ago

Gemini
Fast Draw
Kings & Queens
Dragoon

#6 3 months ago

Williams Grand Prix
Jungle Queen
2001
Volley
Interplay Dragon!!! With a powerball! Too fast!

#7 3 months ago

Fast Draw
Mata Hari
Joker Poker
Flip a Card
Space Mission

#8 3 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Fast Draw
Mata Hari
Joker Poker
Flip a Card
Space Mission

Mata hari is very hard to find em hut plays amazing. Played once my search continues!!.

#9 3 months ago

Williams Klondike
Williams Grand Prix
Bally 4 Million BC
Bally Fireball
Bally Old Chicago

#10 3 months ago

Pit Stop
Beat The Clock
Big Daddy
Magic Clock
Arrow Head

All Williams.

#11 3 months ago

WMS Heat Wave
WMS Teachers Pet
GTB Astro
BLY SkyRocket
GTB 2001

#12 3 months ago

Gottlieb Sure Shot 2
Bally Mata Hari
Bally Black Jack
Gottlieb King Pin

#13 3 months ago
Quoted from Deadlander:

Interplay Dragon!!! With a powerball! Too fast!

Interflip, but yeah, BAO!

#14 3 months ago

GTB Buckaroo
Wms Apollo
Wms Heatwave
GTB Crosstown
GTB North Star

#15 3 months ago

Wms AZTEC
Bally FIREBALL
Bally Capt FANTASTIC
Bally WIZARD
Gott SING ALONG

These are just the flipper EMs. Have many pre-flip EMs as faves too.

Steve

#16 3 months ago

The ones I enjoy the most as of late:
-Bally Space Time
-Gottlieb Lucky Hand
-Gottlieb Pyramid
-Gottlieb Out Of Sight
-Williams Liberty Bell

#17 3 months ago

Segasa Monaco
Gottlieb Jungle Queen
Bally Captain Fantastic
William's Fan-Tas-Tic
Bally Knockout 1975.

#18 3 months ago
Quoted from Deadlander:

Williams Grand Prix
Jungle Queen
2001
Volley
Interplay Dragon!!! With a powerball! Too fast!

Does the powerball really help? Considering one for joker poker. Where did u buy? Thx

#19 3 months ago

Williams Honey

Williams Superstar

Williams Jive Time

Gottlieb Ship-Mates

Gottlieb Paradise

#20 3 months ago

Nice to see some love for Teacher's Pet in this thread. In no particular order:

Teacher's Pet
Volley
Sky Jump
Dodge City
Spanish Eyes
2001

Yes, I know that is six and not five.

#21 3 months ago

Gottlieb Buccaneer
Gottlieb Surf Side
Gottlieb Queen of Hearts
Bally Fireball
Williams Big Daddy

Added 93 days ago:

I mean to type the woodrail Buccaneer from 1948 not the one from 1976

#22 3 months ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Gottlieb Buccaneer
Gottlieb Surf Side
Gottlieb Queen of Hearts
Bally Fireball
Williams Big Daddy

I always liked Buccaneer. Probably as much as El Dorado.

I might be getting a really roached Surf Side in the near future. I think it depends on how anxious I am to take on a major project. But if I could get it restored and nice and playing again it would definitely be a good feeling.

#23 3 months ago

Balls A Poppin' - best multi-ball, and in a woodrail, at that!

Card Trix - love the challenge of getting to the specials, and the double roll-over special on the Ace lane is kinda magical

Bow and Arrow - I like spinners, and this one is especially well-integrated in game play to maximize the side kick-out hole bonus

Majorettes - Fun to light the sequence, and especially challenging since the last bumper is BEHIND the flippers

Gottlieb Paradise - Lots going on - I like the conglomeration. Target sequence, cascading kick-out holes with variable values based on under-playfield roto, first return lanes, plus backbox animation.

Didn't list a drop target game, as tough to choose between El Dorado / Fast Draw / Atlantis / Jacks Open - each has lots of drops with it's own unique feature

#24 3 months ago

I'm partial to Gottlieb games, but not in order:

El Dorado
C37
High Hand
Atlantis
Bally Mata Hari- dono at Pinfest last year brought his. Amazing!

#25 3 months ago

Flip flop
Fireball
Nip it
Target Alfa
Joker poker.

#26 3 months ago

Bally Alladin's Castle (for sentimental reasons)
Gottlieb Fire Queen
El Dorado
Grand Prix
Fireball

#27 3 months ago

Cow Poke
Central Park
Hot Line
Sky Jump
Slick Chick

(Not in order)

#28 3 months ago

In no particular order:

Heat wave
Centigrade 37
Joker poker
Fireball
Gottlieb knockout

Honorable mention:
The Wiggler, capersville, Olympic hockey, dodge city.

#29 3 months ago

Not a lot of overlap selections here which is pretty cool.

The same type of poll for they dmd era would call out a lot of the same games.

#30 3 months ago

Fireball
Grand prix
Captain Fantastic
Aztec
4 Million BC

#31 3 months ago

Lets make this harder now everyone think about it and choose

1. Favorite EM drop target game
2. Favorite EM wedge head
3. Favorite EM reverse wedgehead
4. Favorite Williams ALL TIME EM
5. Favorite Gottlieb ALL TIME EM
6. Favorite Bally All time EM

#32 3 months ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

I'm partial to Gottlieb games, but not in order:
El Dorado
C37
High Hand
Atlantis
Bally Mata Hari- dono at Pinfest last year brought his. Amazing!

You should really play heat wave its alot more of a skill needed to raise temp than c37

#33 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinaddict91:

You should really play heat wave its alot more of a skill needed to raise temp than c37

With only 1,100 produced I'd have to play one at a show. Assuming we have pinball shows going forward!

#34 3 months ago

Lets make this harder now everyone think about it and choose

1. Favorite EM drop target game- Gottlieb High Hand
2. Favorite EM wedge head- Gottlieb El Dorado (ties with the above choice)
3. Favorite EM reverse wedgehead- NEXT....
4. Favorite Williams ALL TIME EM- 8 Ball
5. Favorite Gottlieb ALL TIME EM- C37
6. Favorite Bally All time EM- Mata Hari or Wizard (close 2nd)

#35 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinaddict91:

Lets make this harder now everyone think about it and choose
1. Favorite EM drop target game
2. Favorite EM wedge head
3. Favorite EM reverse wedgehead
4. Favorite Williams ALL TIME EM
5. Favorite Gottlieb ALL TIME EM
6. Favorite Bally All time EM

1. Atlantis
2. Atlantis
3. River Boat
4. Hot Line
5. Atlantis
6. Old Chicago

#36 3 months ago

I think this has turned into a popularity contest of who owns which games!
I work for S
pace Mission and Grand Prix

#37 3 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

I think this has turned into a popularity contest of who owns which games!
I work for S
pace Mission and Grand Prix

No its actually meant to draw attention to other titles that sometimes get overlooked because most small EM owners either dont have the room for new games or the $ for a wide selection. Thats my point of the post at the start

#38 3 months ago

Great choice of the Williams Honey pin!
My wife and I had a blast playing that one at Free Gold Watch in SF several years ago.
I was really surprised by how much fun it was.
Haven't seen another one anywhere since then.

#39 3 months ago

***Gay 90's***

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#40 3 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

I think this has turned into a popularity contest of who owns which games!
I work for S
pace Mission and Grand Prix

That is true with any pin poll and especially the Pinside Top 100 for modern games.

I did vote for all games that I currently own. I've owned a bunch of EMs over the years and my current keeper crop are mostly games that I have sought out and hunted down rather that just games I picked up at garage sales or on Craigslist. Having played at a bunch of shows, collector houses, Silverball Museum and the PHOF in Vegas alerted my to games that for some reason I am drawn to. Teacher Pet and Dodge City were games that I searched over a year for each. C37 was another and I feel lucky to have gotten that one considering how hard they are to find.

#41 3 months ago

I gotta amend my list: Big Daddy just nosed out Space Mission!

Quoted from John_I:

That is true with any pin poll and especially the Pinside Top 100 for modern games.
I did vote for all games that I currently own. I've owned a bunch of EMs over the years and my current keeper crop are mostly games that I have sought out and hunted down rather that just games I picked up at garage sales or on Craigslist. Having played at a bunch of shows, collector houses, Silverball Museum and the PHOF in Vegas alerted my to games that for some reason I am drawn to. Teacher Pet and Dodge City were games that I searched over a year for each.

This!
I started with whatever I could get, and traded and searched and played and have finally mostly found what I like. Occasionally, my brother O-Din will find something tasty I haven't played and pique my interest, or I will find something mighty fun at a show, that makes the wishlist...

If you look at my wishlist there are still em's i'm looking for (couple of Keeney games haven't made the list yet).

One of my five is one I don't own: Balls a Poppin!

Amended list:
Teacher's Pet
Heat Wave
Expressway
Balls 'a' Poppin'
Big Daddy
Honorable Mention: Oh Boy. This one only makes the list if you're playing a 2-player game. Otherwise it drops to top 10.

Not a big Wedgehead fan. They are mostly too similar for me and Gottliebs are a pain to work on. I do like World's Fair and Subway a lot! And there are a few old Gottlieb woodrails I wouldn't mind owning... but being 59 years old, I've played a lot of em's, and I know what I like.
Lotsa Honorable Mentions:
Old Chicago
Fan-Tas-Tic
Grand Prix
That old racecar one with impulse flippers that O-Din used to have
Riverboat
Dodge City
Triple Action
Double Barrel
Pretty much anything designed by Steve Kordek

#42 3 months ago

Surf champ: "a well-balanced game"
Spirit of 76: "This hole is famous"
Fireball 72: "Deep rules for that time"
Slick Chick: "very nice and addictive"
Surf Side: "very interesting to play for two"

#43 3 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

games I picked up at garage sales

You are about the tenth person to mention getting pins at garage sales over the last few days. Personally, I have never seen one at a garage sale...and I've been to a LOT. Of course, I still haven't ever gotten a free game either.

I feel like I have been gypped from the pinball fairy.

#44 3 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Great choice of the Williams Honey pin!
My wife and I had a blast playing that one at Free Gold Watch in SF several years ago.
I was really surprised by how much fun it was.
Haven't seen another one anywhere since then.

Looks like Williams Super Star (which I enjoy) but with a little more to it.

#45 3 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

I think this has turned into a popularity contest of who owns which games!
I work for S
pace Mission and Grand Prix

I did have Space Odyssey and Heat Wave but no longer do so, liked Space Odyssey as there is a lot going on but Heat Wave only lukewarm too. Teachers Pet looks interesting as another Williams with a lot going on but have not had a chance to play or obtain yet.

#46 3 months ago

GTB Fast Draw
Williams Grand Prix
Sonic Prospector
Williams Aztec
Bally Bow and Arrow

Honorable mention: Williams Superstar

#47 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinaddict91:

This post is to draw people away from SS & Back to the way Pinball was made E.M takes you back to a more simple time please feel free to list your top 5 favorites mine are in order
El Dorado
Strange World
Teachers Pet
Heat Wave
Atlantis

WMS Heat Wave
GTB Kings and Queens
WMS Gold Rush
GTB World Fair
WMS Big Daddy

Honorable Mention: Bally Freedom, GTB Sweet Hearts

#48 3 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

You are about the tenth person to mention getting pins at garage sales over the last few days. Personally, I have never seen one at a garage sale...and I've been to a LOT. Of course, I still haven't ever gotten a free game either.
I feel like I have been gypped from the pinball fairy.

I have only seen 1 pin at a garage sale...Bally Air Aces. It was mint and I bought it for 300.00. Traded it for a Gottlieb Ice Revue.

That was a good day.

#49 3 months ago

Stern "Pinball"
Bally "Wizard!"
Williams "Grand Prix"
GTB "Royal Flush"
Williams "Hot Line"

#50 3 months ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

I always liked Buccaneer. Probably as much as El Dorado.
I might be getting a really roached Surf Side in the near future. I think it depends on how anxious I am to take on a major project. But if I could get it restored and nice and playing again it would definitely be a good feeling.

I meant the woodrail Buccaneer from 1948. Not the 1976 version. It might sound crazy but I miss the 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer the most. Simple. fun and addictive game.

Get that Surf side because it is so much fun to play with 2 players. It is boring as watching paint dry with one player. Its that game you either setup in a special corner or just set it up when you hold a party or event.

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