Playboy 35th Anniversary

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17 days ago
Wasnt a game i was actually looking to get, but when the great deal came around I took it. Game play at first was kinda ehh... but the more I play it...the more im actually liking it. It is a basic rule set, but has its share of challenges. Game actually has a good variety of shots. 2 ramps, tons of standups, drop target bank, 2 VUKs, and slingshot based ball launch. When you think about it they packed a lot into this playfield.

What hurts it..... the art! The playfield is decent, but that backglass might be in the top 10 all time worst. I cant wait to get my custom replacement.
5 months ago
Pb35th... Hummm it's let's say an acquired taste... In today's PC world a bit of an anachronism.. A aalute to a time that as past... Once cleaned up its plays fast and loose... (pun intended)... Not a hard pin just a fun pin... Few beers few boys few gals... Lots of laughter
2 years ago
Simple game with annoying and repetitive sounds. I’m a sucker for DE so that is the only reason my rating is so “high”. Music isn’t horrible. Art is pretty bad and so are the rules.
2 years ago
I've taken some heat amongst friends for admitting to "liking" this game. While it doesn't compare to the aura of the Bally original, Data East offers a simplistic and fun Playboy game that can draw in beginners. The game is simple, the shots are easy to make and the rules aren't complex. Like many of these early Data East games, they've just got something about them that makes them fun to shoot. The champagne popper shot is a crowd pleaser. The game sounds and looks terrific. Great for a casual flip in a large collection.
4 years ago
This is the best out of the Playboy machines but it lacked depth and the game seems easy. I'm a huge fan of William Pins but this was one that doesn't rank high in my book.
4 years ago
This game doesn't compare to its predecessor. Its not as fun or charming. However, given its age, it has pretty good sound.
5 years ago
Typical Data East from this time period but a few things set it apart.

1. The Artwork. Usually "real" pictures on a backglass just don't work. This one does...and Granny is still in the grotto!

2. Fantastic Sound. Up there with Time Machine. Digital sound comes through great and having Heff do some voice overs makes it a step above the rest.

3. A bit of a deeper ruleset. NOT VERY DEEP. But considering the other DE games of the time there is some strategy here.

The game is not challenging. You can crush ramps. I'd like to see a pro play it. My guess is they would burn the coils the games would last so long. If this was the only game you owned it would get old. In a big collection it is nice.

Comparative to the other playboy pins (I have owned them all).

Artwork...Bally, Data East, Stern.
Gameplay...Stern, Data East, Bally.
Sound...DE, Bally, Stern.

They all have their place in pinball. You should give it a try if you ever see it and appreciate it for what it is, a tribute to Hugh Heffner.
7 years ago
Not a bad game, main goal is multiball and shoot ramps. callouts are good for the theme.
7 years ago
DE Playboy is one of their better games from this era. That's still not saying much compared to the B/W offerings of 1989. And this was not a great year for pinball designs from Williams...

The Pros:
An incredible theme and a good PF design. Granny McFanny is in the grotto!

The Cons:
Rules that are high on the boredom factor. Wide ramps make this game a breeze.

The Takeaway:
If this game is in good shape, play it. Just hope that it's in good shape.
8 years ago
The best Playboy game of the 3.
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