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Why would ANYBODY get an EM??!!

By MapleSyrup

4 years ago

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#98 4 years ago

Would be cool if it had also been in THEIR home SINCE the early 70s.

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#193 4 years ago
Quoted from Boatcat:

Does anyone remember the post below?
"Every EM is the same stupid game. Put 3 pop bumpers in the center on the flattest possible surface with a bunch of misc targets and some crappy targets and add some chime sounds and you have a winner. EM's only existed because technology didnt exist to do better."
I guess one could say what with the EM trend these days is, "If you're talking about technology towards the fun factor or game play, when will it show up?"

The post is before my time, but the sentiment is lame and tantamount to saying a 2015 BMW 5 Series is superior to a 1967 Corvette Stingray because the BMer has onboard computer, heads-up display and traction control. They're different animals and both can pack a thrill.

Having said that, in my opinion, crowding a playfield with a bunch of ramps, synthesized sounds and action figures doesn't make the game more enjoyable. It makes it crowded, loud and kitschy. On the contrary, the artwork on EM games is classic as is the engineering that got the games to do what they do without a single processor of any kind. I'll take the thrill of "beating" a classic wedgehead, setting off the knocker and the cascade of chimes any day. But that's just me.

#215 4 years ago
Quoted from emkay:

who's in Rapid City?

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