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Why would ANYBODY get an EM??!!

By MapleSyrup

4 years ago

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#18 4 years ago
Quoted from MapleSyrup:

Hey EM dudes... I get it.

Hey MapleSyrup,

It is cool to see collectors go down the same path as I did. I started down this road not understanding what the appeal was. Modern DMDs were the shit, and everything else was just boring.

Now, I have a permanent spot open for one EM. And right now, I actually have 2 (sing along and slick chick)

For me, the appeal has many points.

1. Art. It is a slice of americana art from a simpler time. And, each artist has their own style to appreciate.
2. Game time. You don't have to wait FOREVER for your friends and family to finish these monster balls filled with multiball after multiball. If you are playing a game with them, everyone can gather around and watch, because you will likely be playing your next ball shortly.
3. Sometimes less is more. EMs can have a surprisingly fun ruleset, and difficult shots. The games I picked (slick chick and sing along) are certainly proof of that. Simple goals that are difficult to achieve keep you coming back for more.
4. The Technology is COOOL! This was the technology used to get us to the moon. Just showing my family what is under that playfield is pretty awe inspiring, especially when I tell them that I know what it all does, and can fix it when it breaks down.

Jungle Queen was a great choice! Nothing like knocking down some Monkeys.

Bowen likes it, so you know it's cool!


#37 4 years ago

you forgot "will a pin fit in this type of car"
"jersey jack sucks, and stern is awesome"
"stern sucks, and jersey jack is awesome"

oh wait, you have the etc. you did catch them all

#144 4 years ago

Competing for something other than score happens in my house all the time!

Play a game on star trek, just going for total # of warp ramps
or jump on AC/DC, pick hells bells, and see who can get down to the lower playfield first (get behind/under a swinging bell!!!).
In lord of the rings, compete for total # of gifts of the elves. If you start a multiball without a mode running, just drain it.

thinking outside the box on stuff like that can make an otherwise stale (or LONG playing ) game pretty fun, especially with good players who know the game inside and out.

#160 4 years ago
Quoted from MapleSyrup:

Although, I will confess, mine no longer plays the masterworks of Metallica!

And what is in there instead? Inquiring minds want to know!

My buddy was working on changing all my AC/DC songs to country music. It was pretty funny/weird playing it like that.

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