Monopoly gets some undeserved hate IMO. I have one now and I like it. It well never be confused for one of the greats but there's plenty to shoot for on it and it's not that easy to run up massive scores. Accessible theme for the less pinball-inclined guests and the animations are underrated, they look great with the color DMD.
Yeah I think it's a good trade, monopoly is a great game, there's a heap going on with it, they play totally different though super fast compared to stop an go.. both solid players..
I've owned Monopoly in the past, and it's alright, far from great. Scoring is very unbalanced, with a lot of modes being extremely dangerous for no pay-off. It does shine really well in terms of casual appeal thought. Call outs are fun, it guides a new player well and makes them feel like they're really making things happen.
Overall this is still a trade I'd do. Even though I don't love Monopoly, I also wouldn't see myself owning No Fear for long, and would gladly swap the two just to get something new for a while (and then a few months down the road I'd probably trade Monopoly for yet another game).
The real question is...would YOU trade it? Opinions will vary greatly on the forum, but the one true opinion that matters is yours. If you're tired of No Fear, then make a change. Have you ever played Monopoly? I would suggest finding one and playing several games to see if it holds your interest more than No Fear. I like em both, and would be happy to own either one.
I prefer no fear but monopoly does have a lot more going on. I didn't like monopoly that much when I first got it but it did grow on me. Its a fun pin but no fear is fast and has great flow which I prefer. I think they are worth about the same so do the trade if you are bored of no fear.
I've owned both and it's a tough call. Monopoly will certainly be a breath of fresh air after No Fear, but No Fear is just flat out FUN pinball. If you frequently have friends over for parties or just to play and hang out, No Fear might end up being their favorite pin to play. The music, talking skull, fast gameplay, fun ramps, awesome ramp jump shot and the fact you can just have fun batting the ball around makes it very approachable.
Monopoly also has fun shots like the Railroad ramp - I love how it dumps the ball to the flipper instead of an inlane. The multiball animation is a lot of fun also and the game would look super with the ColorDMD. The Monopoly theme is obviously well known by the world, so this would also be a very approachable game for friends as well.
No because my wife would divorce me. She absolutely loves it.
These two games are SO different. I do like Monopoly better but I can easily see how many would like No Fear better. IMO, Monopoly is deader and some great shots. Yeah, the little mini flipper circling is a little different but Pat Lawlor's reputation exist or a reason. Maybe I shouldn't admit this but MONO is the ONE game of the 5 I own that I haven't completed. It's complicated and deep but anyone can play it and no the theme... #1 family game of all time.
Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside