(Topic ID: 4238)

WTB: options, Fish Tales or High Speed 2

By HighProtein

9 years ago

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#1 9 years ago

These are two games that I'll own someday.
I play the hell out of a Fish Tales when I see one on location (even when beaten up).
I haven't played High Speed 2 as much and when in good condition I enjoy it (dig S. Ritchie games),
when it is in bad condition or not working right I didn't enjoy it too much at all.

I find FTs for about $1500 and HS2s for about $1200.

I'll be checking out a HS2 for $1100 next week (talk down to $1000)
and a FT possibly for $1400 (talk down to $1200).
So far my strategy is to get the best quality of these for
the best price in a first come first serve basis.

This may make next week difficult.
I only really car about the playfield and having a functional topper on these.
If the sides are faded I'm not too annoyed.

#2 9 years ago

High speed 2 is what i would pick,since you will be checking it out play a few
games and compare it to fish tales.

#3 9 years ago

Both excellent games so your strategy of whichever comes along first in nice condition is good.
Fishtales just edges it for me overall.

#4 9 years ago

Both are excellent bang for buck pins. HS2 very fast, great flow. FT is really addictive and looks even better with LED's.

#5 9 years ago

I own an HS2, I could have owned a FT. Same price, same condition. I had both games at work for years, the FT is probably the deeper game, the HS2 more stimulating. Both great titles IMO.

#6 9 years ago

I've also owned both, and my Fishtales ain't going anywhere. HS2 was fun though too Loops and more loops

#7 9 years ago

Pretty even games i reckon but would choose Fishtales if could only have the one

#8 9 years ago

Fishtales imo.. HS2 didn't really have me interested when I played it. Fishtales is just straight up fun and very difficult.


#9 9 years ago

rock > blue grass

The music in Fish Tales drives me nuts. I'd pick HS2 in a heartbeat.

#10 9 years ago

I'll be checking out HS2 on Friday before work. The guys needs money as he is getting divorced so...

#11 9 years ago
Quoted from Firebaall:

rock > blue grass
The music in Fish Tales drives me nuts. I'd pick HS2 in a heartbeat.

plus, they are kinda picking on Canadians a bit in that theme.
that could turn you off a little, haha.

#12 9 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

The guys needs money as he is getting divorced so...

One man's misery is another man's fortune.

1 week later
#14 9 years ago

Well I look @ a HS2 tomorrow, TBD if I drive home with it.

#15 9 years ago

Not even close....FT ....even with hillbilly music.

#16 9 years ago

Get both, I did!

#17 9 years ago

fishtales hands down in my opinion. HS2 is fun but can get old. i have had my fishtales for 3-4 years and it will never leave it has a deep rule set and as simonakapw stated looks great with LEDs im waiting on a few more bulbs and it will be complete but it all depends on what you like.

#18 9 years ago

HS2. I tried very hard to like fishtales and just cannot get there with it. HS2 didnt grab me either but the more I play it, the better I like it. Good luck!

#19 9 years ago

FT has a deep rule set? Did they make a different one?

#20 9 years ago

For my money, I had more fun playing Fish Tales than I did playing High Speed 2 back in the day. Sure, HS2 had a lot to live up to, but it just didn't have the right feel to me, even not considering trying to live up to the original.

#21 9 years ago

I really like Getaway but don't like FT. However, there is more depth to FT. Not very much to do with Getaway. If I am in a mood in which I don't have to think, I go to Getaway.

#22 9 years ago

Well the dealer flaked on me the last day that I was working in the Miami area.
I don't plan on being down there any time soon either...

3 weeks later
#23 9 years ago

I found an excellent FT locally for $1500 with almost no fade on cabinet, fully working,
great playfield and a happy fish on top. Once my expense checks come in from work
It'll be in the garage next to Sky Jump.

#24 9 years ago

sounds perfect Protein. I love our FT. In fact I was just playing it about 10 min ago.
What a bonus with the no-fade decals, ours looks like faded crap... but the pf is perfect.

#25 9 years ago

Nice. After shipping I paid about that much for my faded and tired FT back in 2006. It was my first one; what can I say?

#26 9 years ago

ft good luck

#27 9 years ago

Yep, yep Fish Tales all day long, much nicer to look at.

#28 9 years ago

I have a few options for decorations around the machine too.
Old christmas lights shaped like blue whales
Broken outboard boat motors!

#29 9 years ago

I like them both, but the "bad thing" about the getaway is that the two goals of the game (multiball & red line mania) are both the same...

So I would take Fishtales the is more to do...

#30 9 years ago

I came to realize that I wanted HS2 basically because I wanted another Steve Ritchie game.
No Fear is mega fun but I'll just get a Spider-Man someday as my 2nd SR game.

#31 9 years ago

Both or stick to HighSpeed. I love it..


#32 9 years ago

I just played some HS2 in Fairfax VA @ John's Place and played La Grange on the jukebox while shifting gears.

2 weeks later
#33 9 years ago

Thanks for the participation.
I found a good conditioned Fish Tales in Jacksonville FL with a great cabinet with just a slight fade!
It was owned by me pinball tech's sister's boyfriend haha rad!
After 3 new balls and some leveling it is rock'n!
Its a little quick for my dad and mom but they'll get a hang of it.
So far it's the last pin that i'll be buying for my dad's arcade garage.

#34 9 years ago

FT is better than HS2 because of the different modes it has.

#35 9 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

I came to realize that I wanted HS2 basically because I wanted another Steve Ritchie game

Well FT is Mark Ritchie, so close enough.

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