I love 3 flipper games.
After diving off the deep end into this hobby 2 years ago, I’ve gone through about a dozen machines in my basement (why do I keep punishing myself moving these) and played a good hundred or more games at pinball shows and have come to a simple conclusion… 3 flipper machines are the best!
I currently have a ST:TNG, Whirlwind, Taxi, and High Speed in my basement. I just got the Taxi and High Speed + cash in a trade for my Champion Pub. I was mostly interested in Taxi and got the High Speed as “change” in a package trade and… I love it! I really like 3 flipper games that have the jackpot on the third flipper. It is so darn challenging and hard to get that shot but I absolutely love it. I like the Taxi but to be honest am having more fun on the High Speed. I am looking forward to getting my Rick and Morty and adding another 3 flipper to the collection.
Thinking back on it, the other games I’d really love to put in my basement are a Demo Man, Addams Family, and Funhouse (eventually I’ll trade out for these), but these are all 3 flipper games too. Twilight Zone is tempting with the four. The modern Sterns I have liked most are Stern Star Trek with an honorable mention to Simpsons Pinball Party and Jurassic Park.
The long and short of it is that 3 flippers are best. Especially when the 3rd flipper ramp shot is required to get the multiball. All pinball is fun, but those 3 flipper games just can’t be beat.