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Wonka Review......It’s time to eat my words!!


By thedarkknight77

1 year ago



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#51 1 year ago

I can’t explain what it is about widebodies,but I’ve had them all except for Popeye.The only one I’ve hung onto is B/W Indy Jones
for some reason it feels right to me.JD grandma animation is worth the price of admission!

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#52 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

For me it's A+. I don't know what else you really need to grade it any higher.
As mentioned a full feature loaded playfield with perhaps the coolest ball lock ever. Beautiful hand drawn artwork true to the theme. Rocking music. And more modes that you will rarely complete in any given game. And a back door to the wizard mode that looks simple enough on paper.

You're right in that it does offer a TON. No question. For me, it got a little stale. The way it shot I guess. Little clunky but I hear you - a ton for the money. A tier is classic and I'm not sure I would say JD is classic.

#53 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

You're right in that it does offer a TON. No question. For me, it got a little stale. The way it shot I guess. Little clunky but I hear you - a ton for the money. A tier is classic and I'm not sure I would say JD is classic.

That's why we all have our own opinions.

I was shocked to find out years later a game like TOTAN was now considered a classic and even had some kind of cult following. That game was so bad, it made me want to go play the latest Segas when it was on route.

#54 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

That's why we all have our own opinions.
I was shocked to find out years later a game like TOTAN was now considered a classic and even had some kind of cult following. That game was so bad, it made me want to go play the latest Segas when it was on route.

This is exactly the way I still feel about AC/DC. I can not fathom why that game is ranked as high as it is. We all have our own opinions.

That said, I feel no compulsion whatsoever to constantly hang out in the AC/DC forum and shit on the game or the people who do like it.

#55 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

judge dredd really is a great value. It's no where near A class of pinball but that's a lot of pin for the money.
This game? 50 times to realize it's actually not that bad and having to ignore critical components like music and effects......for a pinball game.....is in itself a complete failure. I'm glad the game is still making the same people happy who loved it since day 1 but on the flip side, it continues to be such a fail for me after playing it many times. I still shake my head considering what it could have been.

Really, 50 whole times? That’s a lot? I play my games hundreds of times. Maybe over a thousand if I really like them. 50 games is nothing. And yet you might change your mind about a game 2 of 3 times in those 50 plays. “Critical components” can become less important as other aspects of a game take on more importance.

I know I don’t really care for Munsters right now. I’ve played it about 15-20 times. How the hell can I really know? I know right now I don’t like it, but in another 20-30 plays I might change my mind. I’ve played Wonka even less. Not impressed. But I haven’t discovered it’s charms now have I? I haven’t played it enough.

#57 1 year ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

Really, 50 whole times? That’s a lot? I play my games hundreds of times. Maybe over a thousand if I really like them. 50 games is nothing. And yet you might change your mind about a game 2 of 3 times in those 50 plays. “Critical components” can become less important as other aspects of a game take on more importance.
I know I don’t really care for Munsters right now. I’ve played it about 15-20 times. How the hell can I really know? I know right now I don’t like it, but in another 20-30 plays I might change my mind. I’ve played Wonka even less. Not impressed. But I haven’t discovered it’s charms now have I? I haven’t played it enough.

The issue is I don't want to play it 50 times. It's boring.

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#58 1 year ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

The issue is I don't want to play it 50 times. It's boring.

#59 1 year ago

It took playing and owning quite a few boring games before I realized I needed another Judge Dredd. Theme resonates, and when you get that thing rocking, there is nothing else like it. You just gotta get it in the groove.

When she says "Death!", you know you're almost there.

#60 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

It took playing and owning quite a few boring games before I realized I needed another Judge Dredd. Theme resonates, and when you get that thing rocking, there is nothing else like it. You just gotta get it in the groove.
When she says "Death!", you know you're almost there.

What thread is this?

#61 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Super DUPER stoned it sounds like

AS is fun!

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#62 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

In the ball trough, just before getting to the shooter lane. Perhaps an easy fix,

Easy fix. Plunger at the end of the ball trough that kicks the ball up to the shooter lane is a very tiny bit too high. Is adjustable. 4 screws at very end of the ball trough. The whole plunger/coil assembly can go up or down.

LTG : )

#63 1 year ago
Quoted from romulusx:

What thread is this?

Well, it's not exactly one of those club threads or specific to any particular sub forum.

#64 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

For me it's A+. I don't know what else you really need to grade it any higher.
As mentioned a full feature loaded playfield with perhaps the coolest ball lock ever. Beautiful hand drawn artwork true to the theme. Rocking music. And more modes that you will rarely complete in any given game. And a back door to the wizard mode that looks simple enough on paper.

And it's not one of those 80's old man themes they keep trotting out! The 70's were a whole lot better

#65 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

And it's not one of those 80's old man themes they keep trotting out! The 70's were a whole lot better

Anything's better that the sterilized plastic 1980s.

#66 1 year ago

So bad, that when Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was shown on TV in the 1980s, the entire boat ride sequence was deleted in fear of shocking the new audience.

#67 1 year ago

dredd is prob the only pin I ever sold I miss.

#68 1 year ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

dredd is prob the only pin I ever sold I miss.

I was sure when I sold mine a few years back that the industry was well on it's way to giving us the blood and guts and politically incorrect language pinball was always known for. Swami was having a serious mental block that day.

#69 1 year ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

dredd is prob the only pin I ever sold I miss.

Same here,back then I always wanted something new.

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