Not enough people have seen a punchy the clown in person to have a real opinion. The designer its a redemption game that happens to have flippers and end of the day this was made for little kids. Judge the game based on what it was designed for, not by comparing it to things it wasn't. That aside I would still play it than a number of machines.
Dude how could you make a list and topic like this and some how leave popeye off? Several of the games you have listed are not even close to worst of all time
Were obviously going to stay above the belt here and not attack just about every EM ever! lol
....if you say so. I'd put just about any EM up against a Raven and a newb would think Raven was futuretec! lol I have a few EM's I will always love but swatting at a pinball with those little flippers (which most of them have) is just silly to me sorry. And let's not even get into the reliability differences.
Until today I've never bothered to go to the bottom of the Pinside list, and I have to go all the way up to Motordome at 343 before I find one that I haven't played. What a rogues gallery...
Hercules is the only pinball that I've ever played that stopped me at one game, it was so clunky and awful. Bugs Bunny could be fun if I could understand what the hell I'm meant to do. I remember Punk as being a shocker, and Flash Gordon as being so difficult it was essentially unplayable.
But the worst pinball ever is the one on route that is never maintained and has a dodgy flipper...
None of the above. Lousiest one I've ever played is probably Motordome, an unreadable design mess.
Hercules is legendarily terrible too (hilariously so for being the first taste of pinball many visitors would get at Expo for years and years), but has its so-bad-it's-good charms for looking, feeling and playing like something out of The Flintstones.
None of the games on the list the op has offered work for me but, Please don't bring that useless (meaningless) top one hundred ratings out as if it had any real bearing on what is a good game or bad game.
No "worst of" list without Williams 1973 Darling pinball machine on it can be taken seriously.
There are a lot more than 355 games made. Pinside top 100 is a reference for beginners or a popularity contest, some of my favorite games are poorly ranked on this list. Everyone appreciates different things. I wouldn't put too much stock in that list. It is far from a be all end all.
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