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Worst Pinball Machine in the Last Decade


By Tranquilize

74 days ago



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    “Which games suck more than the other? ”

    • Rolling Stones (Stern, 2011, #325) - - - - - - - - - - VS 187 votes
      10%
    • Alien (Heighway, 2017, #60) 56 votes
      3%
    • Big Buck Hunter Pro (Stern, 2010, #270) - - - - - - - - - - VS 154 votes
      8%
    • Houdini (American, 2017, #62) 66 votes
      3%
    • WWE Pro, Stern, #219) - - - - - - - - - - VS 248 votes
      13%
    • Oktoberfest (American, 2018, #68) 31 votes
      2%
    • Full Throttle (Heighway, 2015, #194) - - - - - - - - - - VS 132 votes
      7%
    • Munsters Pro (Stern, 2019, #71) 105 votes
      6%
    • Rob Zombie's Spookshow (Spooky, 2016, #161) - - - - - - - - - - VS 199 votes
      11%
    • Rick and Morty (Spooky, 2020, #73) 30 votes
      2%
    • Avatar Pro (Stern, 2010, #151) - - - - - - - - - - VS 142 votes
      8%
    • The Beatles Gold (Stern, 2018, #76) 85 votes
      4%
    • The Avengers pro (Stern, 2012, #149) - - - - - - - - - - VS 137 votes
      7%
    • Transformers (Stern, 2011, #98) 92 votes
      5%
    • America's Most Haunted (Spooky, 2014, #137) - - - - - - - - - - VS 144 votes
      8%
    • Mustang pro (Stern, 2014, #129) 81 votes
      4%

    (Multiple choice - 1889 votes by 391 Pinsiders)

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    #1 74 days ago

    I went to the bottom of pinside's top list and found the lowest ranked 16 games that aren't boutique or special order.

    We just finished the best machine, so let's see what we feel is the worst mainstream pinball machine made in the last decade. Remember, you are voting for the worst games, each one that sucks more than the other that it's paired against.

    It's pretty interesting how some of these games are rated so low.

    Rules:

    1. Thunderbirds is exempt because there would be no contest.
    2. Games are selected from the current top 100 of all time
    3. To keep with tradition, voting closes Saturday night.

    #2 74 days ago

    I'm thinking AFM....., just kidding.......LOL. Gotta be something like Stellar Wars maybe, those sounds made it unplayable for me.

    John

    #3 74 days ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    I'm thinking AFM....., just kidding.......LOL. Gotta be something like Stellar Wars maybe, those sounds made it unplayable for me.
    John

    Sorry, my poll didn't save. I had to rebuild it. It's up now! : D

    #4 74 days ago
    Quoted from Tranquilize:

    We just finished the best machine, so let's see what we feel is the worst pinball machine made in the last decade. Remember, you are voting for the worst game, the one that sucks more than the other.
    It's pretty interesting how some of these games are rated so low.
    Rules:
    1. Thunderbirds is exempt because there would be no contest.
    2. Games are selected from the current top 100 of all time
    2. No remakes (eg Bride 2.0)
    3. To keep with tradition, voting closes Saturday night.

    The poll is for the second worse machine of the decade? You cannot do that. That is like leaving the favourite horse out of a horse race.

    I think we all need to see how bad TBAG really is.

    #5 74 days ago

    Tbag is exactly that. So unfortunate that a good license was ruined.

    #6 74 days ago

    I don't think you made it clear that this was another tournament. Something like half the participants have only chosen one.

    We already know it's WWE anyway...

    -11
    #7 74 days ago

    How can I be the only one who voted for Houdini?! That game is a poorly designed turd

    #8 74 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    We already know it's WWE anyway...

    Pro as in the poll, but not the LE

    That’s a good one. Big Buck Hunter and Oktoberfest are right up there for me too.

    11
    #9 73 days ago
    Quoted from Tranquilize:

    1. Thunderbirds is exempt because there would be no contest.

    Such a shame. The only award it can possibly win and it's exempt.

    #10 73 days ago

    If your only selecting from the top 100 then kind of defeats the purpose of a thread like this. Jetsons, Dominoes, Punny Factory, Mafia and SFII are obvious choices.

    #11 73 days ago

    you left off one the absolute worst machines - Mafia

    #12 73 days ago

    I’d put Stern IJ as the worst game I’ve owned.

    Wwe is up there, so is hook.

    #13 73 days ago

    I tried to keep out boutique games and commissioned releases. I know the list isn't perfect, but people aren't familiar with games like dominoes etc.

    I figured WWE would probably take it, but some of the battles will still be fun. Munsters isn't doing so well against full throttle... Either FT is too rare, is people hate Munsters pretty bad.

    #14 73 days ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    you left off one the absolute worst machines - Mafia

    Should there be more than 10 made to qualify though?

    #15 73 days ago

    I dont see Munsters mentioned so clearly that poll is broken and don't deserve my vote

    #16 73 days ago
    Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

    I dont see Munsters mentioned so clearly that poll is broken and don't deserve my vote

    It's in there. It's against Full Throttle.

    #17 73 days ago
    Quoted from dothedoo:

    Big Buck Hunter and Oktoberfest are right up there for me too.

    I'll take either one of those any day over Wonka or WoZ or Munsters.

    #18 73 days ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    I'll take either one of those any day over Wonka or WoZ or Munsters.

    #19 73 days ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    I'll take either one of those any day over Wonka or WoZ or Munsters.

    #20 73 days ago

    It's time to post an "Unsweet 16" and let the games begin.

    Let everyone who wants to play nominate 2 games. However, they must have played the games they nominate.

    I nominate Rolling Stones and BBH.

    #21 73 days ago

    Punny Factory would like to have a word with this poll.

    #22 73 days ago

    I’m forecasting some serious butthurt within this tournament. Should be hilarious. I think WWE will win in a blowout though.

    #23 73 days ago

    lolz thunderbirds

    #24 73 days ago

    Am I the only one here who really hates Kiss?

    #25 73 days ago

    I don’t really hate any of these except America’s Most Haunted. Terrible artwork, lame animation, bad voice acting, and offensively unfunny callouts that too closely mimic effects from old [and much better] Williams games.

    #26 73 days ago
    Quoted from Rolpa:

    Am I the only one here who really hates Kiss?

    I used to, but if you play it enough, it grows on you.

    #27 73 days ago

    yes you are correct about ThunderTurd being the outright winner. That was the first game I looked for... then read you post... lol

    #28 73 days ago

    I'm amazed that Big Buck Hunter is getting so much flack against Houdini.
    I don't love BBH but it's one among many that I would choose over Houdini though...

    WWE deserves to be under Octoberfest though
    Isn't octoberfest lucky to have such bad competition, haha

    Couldn't choose between Avatar and Beatles since both of them don't really deserve the title of worst pin of the decade....

    #29 73 days ago

    Where’s the JJP pins?

    #30 73 days ago

    I like Big Buck Hunter

    #31 73 days ago

    If the updated the code on bb, I'd still own the game. Fun!

    #32 73 days ago

    None zero notta! Every pinball has its challenges and Down falls. I used judge machines. I think that anything beside tourney play. Has no judgment

    #33 73 days ago

    Hard to believe Beatles is even on here. Sure it's just Seawitch with a few added features but who doesn't like Seawitch? Now if it was a poll about price

    11
    #34 73 days ago

    This poll is biased from the start. No tbag, no cosmic carnival, etc...

    #35 73 days ago

    Yes Kiss should be on the list. Cosmic carnival Thunderbirds also.

    #36 73 days ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    This poll is biased from the start. No tbag, no cosmic carnival, etc...

    True that! Where's Jetsons, Domino's, The Mafia, The Hobbit,....
    Lots of terrible pins have been made the last few years that are very deserving to be on the list

    #37 73 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Where’s the JJP pins?

    OP said that the worst games ever do not get to participate in the poll. (sarcasm!)

    #39 73 days ago

    You included some really great games and left out Star Wars and Hobbit? Your poll has no value.

    #40 73 days ago
    Quoted from RustyLizard:

    You included some really great games and left out Star Wars and Hobbit? Your poll has no value.

    He should have just named the thread...”These are the games I don’t like”.

    Edit: or is this the bottom 10 from the last decade on the Pinside 100-300?

    Edit Edit: Apparently not, no Woah Nellie on the list. So just a random bunch of games the OP doesn’t like?

    #41 73 days ago

    I actually like quite a few of these games . But I like a lot of games most people don't .

    #42 73 days ago

    Who decided only these games could compete? Seems rigged from the start

    #43 73 days ago
    Quoted from RustyLizard:

    ou included some really great games and left out Star Wars and Hobbit? Your poll has no value.

    The poll never had any value and no matter what games are in there.

    #44 73 days ago

    The op , it's not like it's anything official . Just pick the one you don't like the most .

    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Who decided only these games could compete? Seems rigged from the start

    #45 73 days ago

    I've owned Judge Dredd within the last decade... therefore Judge Dredd is qualified to be the worst machine ever made.

    #46 73 days ago

    Damn it.

    #47 73 days ago

    what about the jetsons??? or the dominos pizza??

    #48 73 days ago
    Quoted from Thunderbird:

    Tbag is exactly that. So unfortunate that a good license was ruined.

    I agree 100%. I watched the show as a child and loved it. Was also a huge fan of Team America. So much potential and I thought pinsiders were probably being over critical as they can be on occasion.
    Then I finally got to play it at Allentown Pinfest last year. WTF ? I think I enjoy playing Vacation America more and that game is horrible.

    #49 73 days ago
    Quoted from tech25:

    what about the jetsons??? or the dominos pizza??

    Jetsons was another great license that could have been great. Damn shame

    -2
    #50 73 days ago

    Stranger Things should be in this list. The one near me started off as impossible to hit the demigorgon, every single kick out was a guaranteed drain if you didn't nudge. Before someone says that it just was at a bad angle and needed to be adjusted, the fact that such an angle is possible (without doing stupid stuff like putting the backend up on blocks) says that it is a terrible design. It should not be possible for every single kick out to be a guaranteed drain.

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