Quoted from fisherdaman:
Hercules cant be that bad.
You are right.... I know a guy who bought two of them. Unfortunately I "volunteered" to help move them.
El Toro and Big Ben are the two that come to mind. Big Ben is just barren but El Toro has an actively bad layout. El Toro wins I think. Hi-Score Pool is more fun than those IMO.
Gimmick games like Big Flipper and Orbitor 1 wouldn't be far behind. "All pinball is good pinball" so when games try to not be pinball they can break that rule.
Gimmicks like Orbitor can't count. they tried something weird, that didnt catch on. Some of my personal least favorite machines that other people like are:
Creature from the Black lagoon
There's a bunch of lesser known terrible machines out there. but either no one would know them if you named em, or they are from the 50's. when all machines were bad.
Quoted from jake35:
I like mine because its hated and rare with a cool theme! Haha
Quoted from mbaumle:
I've never played one, but the game intrigues me since it's so elusive. Does it have multiball, or is it a single ball game?
No it's just a single ball game but it holds two balls in the trough. It's a bit peculiar, not a lot to shoot at and the scoring is unbalanced with a 50 million point shot randomly illuminated on your last ball. All that said, for some reason it's super rare especially in good shape. People hate on it but yet they are never for sale. Maybe they've all been thrown out lol.
I bought mine from a local delta pilot who posted it for sale online. He told me he had recently bought a house as an investment rental property, from someone that was filing bankruptcy and desperate to sell the house. The homeowner said it was in his basement and he said he could have it because he didnt want to bother moving it. He said he bought it new and hadn't turned it on the early 90s. Boards were perfect and somehow batteries were dead but hadn't leaked. Still had the paperwork in the coin door with the bugs bunny red coin box and manual. Not a scratch anywhere. I bought it super cheap (half of what to you would expect even for a beat one).
Rarity and my 10 yr old daughter keep me from selling it. It's not the best game in my lineup.
It’s a scientific fact that Goatdusters is the worst game ever created in the history of humanity. It’s so bad I can’t even bring myself to properly name it lest I sully the name of the phenomenal movie it’s based on.
As for this stupid list - Freddy’s the worst.
The WORST pinball game ever, Ready, Aim, Expire.
This boat anchor is closely followed by Goldball. Not only does the game suck rotten easter eggs, it is the harbringer of doom for a company that used to make great pinball games. This pinbomination was the defining moment that rang in the end of the Golden age of Bally.
Then... Algard, Beeeeeg Flipper, Force II (because Force I wasn't bad enough), El Boro, Roy Clark the Enterdrainer, Hootenanny'd finishing up with Austin UnderPowered and finally the game that gets you to jump rope... Champion Schlub.
My Flop 10. There ya have it!
Troll thread. You list POTC, but which one? And no "Other" or "none of the above " choices for your loaded poll?
There are pins much worse than your picks, and many that are better, but these are far from the worst pins ever. A few of them are even very good pins.
In before the lock.
Thank god for this thread. Since everyone agrees on pinball opinions, we can finally put this topic to bed once the poll has a clear leader.
On that list..of the ones Ive tried..big buck hunter. The worst dmd game in my opinion is cue ball wizard by gottlieb.
Well looks like I just got one of the worst pins of all time . Pardon me while I go play another game on this terrible bbh.
You are right. Instead of letting the people over who have asked over the last week to come see the two I should break them up for firewood.
Funny thing is I bought avatar with bad memories of playing it on route when new. I had been told by several serious collectors over the years to buy it as it is a difficult yet rewarding game which is why I bought it. Thing is, I like it. Played it last night and it is indeed rewarding. Of all the machines I have gotten recently the Dr. Who sample is probably the one I like the least. So 24, Avatar LE, and BBH rate higher for me than Dr. Who and will probably throw it out as trade bait for a CSI, WOF, Transporter, Atlantis, etc. IE games that the op would probably put on this list lol.
Maybe the op selected his list of worst pins and started this topic to make some Pinsiders feel bad about owning these machines, because he secretly really wants to buy some of these, and is hoping to be able to buy them at lower prices because they are supposedly so crappy.
There's so many eras of game, and each has some stinkers.
The premier system 3 games are almost all horrible, there's a few that are tolerable. I'd probably put Waterworld on that list but it didn't help me sell mine when I was trying in vain to get 900 bucks for a nice working one here.
Hook might be the least favorite game I've owned in recent memory, and I had a WWE for a couple weeks last year. It's just awful and you can't really pin down why.
It might be the layout, which consists of poorly designed ramp on the right, a ton of standups and beef areas in the middle, a clumsy eject that tosses ball down toward sling land, and that stupid ramp on the left you are supposed to repeat but the DE flippers can't handle and gets progressively harder to shoot even after a couple games.
It might be the rules, which are also terrible, consisting of a bunch of repeat shots and about 15 different hurry up modes.
It could be the sound, which will drive you pretty much insane, but at least has a nice dustin hoffman sound alike.
I do like the art, generally. Really nice cabinet art and the translite/playfield aren't bad.
I basically drove myself insane for a month trying to play this game and beat the ridiculously high DE factory high scores. It was like bashing my head against the wall. Glad it's gone and I hope it never comes back!!!
Had 2 ,made one. Once it was running I hated everything about it.
Sound sucked, big wide body playfield with nothing to hit. Random tic tac toe stuff.
Only game I can say was worst.
There are others that I would not own but only one I hate.
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