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Which Classic (SS) title should I choose?


By nibre

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I've decided to buy my first Classic game and want it to:
a) be a Solid State version (with a digital display)
b) have the Classic chime sound, not the "electronic" computer-like sound
c) be beautiful to look at
d) give me good practice so that I can become a better classics player

I'm considering the following titles:
I. Eight Ball
II. Strikes and Spares
III. Night Rider
IV. Lucky Seven
V. Stingray

Any advice?

#2 2 years ago

Out of those? Eight Ball, imo.

#4 2 years ago

Not on your list but I just got a SS Black Jack and am loving it. Simple but challenging and fun, satisfying spinner shot, very fast when set up right.

#5 2 years ago

Stingray is cream of that crop - no debate.
You will roll it often thanks to the 55,000 saucer and the 10,000 pt bonus ladder...but the game is by far the deepest and rarest of that bunch.
No brainer.

All 3 of those Bally's are fun too..Eight Ball being the best.

Lucky Seven - dead last.

#6 2 years ago

Mata Hari

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from ejg10532626:

Stingray is cream of that crop - no debate.
You will roll it often thanks to the 55,000 saucer and the 10,000 pt bonus ladder...but the game is by far the deepest and rarest of that bunch.

Interesting, apparently this has the same rules as 'Pinball'. Do you think Pinball is also that deep, or does the playfield layout help it? (never played either)

#8 2 years ago

Stern Stars

#9 2 years ago

Gottlieb "Joker Poker"

#10 2 years ago

What he said

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#11 2 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Interesting, apparently this has the same rules as 'Pinball'. Do you think Pinball is also that deep, or does the playfield layout help it? (never played either)

You've got some cool titles Zacaj.
We have some similar "wants" and history too.

No - Pinball is a yawner.
Just played Pinball out at Tim Arnolds PHOF 2 weeks ago - dreadful, weak title.

Stingray has loads more to do.
2 x 6 way scoring saucers, top and middle of playfield, a 5 bank of drops on the left side, a runway of rollovers on the right side, 2 ways back up top instead of 1, a stationary special shot on the left, and is far deeper overall.

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#12 2 years ago

I just checked out "Black Jack" and it looks really neat!
"Joker Poker" also looks nice but seems to lack a spinner (which is a must!).

#13 2 years ago

I've played both Stern Stingray and Stern Pinball. Both are running the exact same ROMs, both have the same number of drop targets, same chimes etc...but the layout really makes a huge difference. Both are great but I prefer Pinball - better flow, a LOT more action and much more random ball direction. I'm really disapointed to hear that the PHOF's is a "yawner" cause Pinball is one of the fastest early SS machines that I had ever played. That's the #1 reason why I bought it

#14 2 years ago

Based on backglass alone, my vote is for Strikes and Spares.

#15 2 years ago

Of your selections, eightball

But I would nominate Sinbad

#16 2 years ago

My vote is 8ball.

Followed very closely by stars (but not in your list)

#17 2 years ago

Night Rider. I have the EM and SS versions. Great artwork and spinners and drop targets. Can't go wrong.

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#18 2 years ago

First of all why are you asking strangers which machine to buy? That being said I can tell you which machines I like for what's its worth. Maybe you haven't ever heard of them thus never seen them on you tube. I think they are great pins: Bally Black Jack, Space Invaders, Stern Stars and Flight 2000. John

#19 2 years ago

I second Mata Hari. Plays fast, simple, lots of targets, symmetrical field.

Not on your list, but I feel it's worth a look.

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