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When did cost-cutting become noticeable in quality & design during 90s


By Pinasco

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I have heard alot of people describe a decline in quality and design (time and creativity) that got noticeable at Bally/WMS during the 90's when the pinball
    industry in general started to lose ground in the entertainment industry.

    Do you guys agree and at what time did this become apparent ? What Bally/WMS titles do you think are victims of cost cutting and limited development time ?

    #5 1 year ago

    I have heard quite a few collectors talk about it in general terms.
    Youtuber Chris Bucci mentions Scared Stiff as an example in one of his videos.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

    Launch button instead of manual plunger.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who appreciate the old style plunger (pistolgrips excluded of course . Thats a good point.

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