Got into a discussion the other day on all the machines coming out as well as one-off re-themes like Godzilla and Buffy and we ended up on the topic of machines that definitely don't need to exist. The Big Lebowski came up - heh. In no particular order, here were our top picks for tables that no manufacturer or boutique shop should attempt:
Mime: The Pinball
- Completely silent and stark black & white with no display or meaningful instruction, just vague gestures.
Simon & Garfunkel
- I suppose Mrs. Robinson mode would be interesting. The mellowest of all pins. Set that up next to your Metallica.
The Fault in Our Stars
- Just… egah. This IP has no place in an arcade. Runner up The Notebook.
Airport Security Screening
- 50-ball machine where you just lock balls into a conveyor one at a time and the last one goes through an elaborate toy. Timed play like Goin’ Nuts, but slower and no way to add more time. Yeah, Gottlieb did do Airport. At least that's got a plane on it.
Of course, all of these could still have something-approaching-fun theme integration and probably could work in some fashion. They just don't need to be done.
What machine(s) **that don't already exist and haven't been announced** do you hope you never see and why? Please exclude any inflammatory themes or anything that would otherwise bend or breach the community rules.