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This game received 13 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.175 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #250 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.383

Artwork: 6.977

Sounds/Music: 3.4

Other Aspects: 7.292

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1 year ago
What else can you say? The only knock on this game is the theme cause not a lot of people care about or even remember who Laurel and Hardy are. (And it's a sonic, so the chip board cabinet is probably roasted)

The playfields and mechs are solid despite 45+ years. The game play screaming fast. The playfield design has multiple satisfying shots, 2 suspended flippers, and 2 different bonus ladders. This game was a regular in PAPA tournaments for a reason; it's pure EM perfection.
3 years ago
Although an older game and not one from the major mfr's, but this game played sooo smooth. Playfield, switches, gates, very easy playing fun game.
4 years ago
This is one of the best EMs I've ever played.
Here's how it goes:
You'll build up your silver bonus to max in seconds, sometimes by accident. Are you going to cash it in? If you don't, you're leaving points on the table! But to collect your silver you'll need to get into that saucer, and that's hard to do. If you shoot the saucer head on at full strength, the ball will just bounce right over. There's an obscure move called a "lob shot" which isn't normally useful, but this game was made for it. A lob shot is like a tap pass, but instead of doing a really short tap, you do a slightly longer tap. This shoots the ball, but at less than full strength.

Spinners = Fun
Left loop shot = Fun

This game really makes you feel like you're collecting precious metals. Rarely does an EM reach such heights of theme-feel.
The only thing that holds this game back is the art package. Backglass and playfield aren't my favorite. But the cabinet art is cool.
5 years ago
The fastest EM I have ever played. The ball SCREAMS across the playfield. Whatever sonic used to coat these playfields are the best clear ever used in a pinball machine. Rolls as fast as a modern game with an EM layout. The two spinners are great, super satisfying to rip. Double bonus ladder is great, always something to shoot. I love the cabinet art especially, backglass and playfield art is cool but in some places the scale of things is off. However, the pin is great fun. SUPER fast for the era, with modern flipper size and placement, you get a lot of control which isn't always the case with EMs.
6 years ago
I found this game to have many unique features for its age like the double bonus system and found it very challenging to get extra ball and haven’t got specials yet,some good shots and love the sound,people tell me under 200 made So finding one to play will be a mission.
11 years ago
Prospector is a game that has an unusual feel to it. It feels like a Game Plan table to me...

The Pros:
This game is fast! Alternating bonus spinners (like HGTR's) is a good reason to shoot and rack up your bonus. The center silver bonus collect is tough... the upper right silver collect bonus is tougher! Both shots are satisfying. Double Bonus on an EM table is way sweet!

The Cons:
Finding one to play is not easy. The upper kickout lane is more luck than skill.

The Takeaway:
A great game if you can find it. I think it's up there with Faces and Cherry Bell from this Spanish manufacturer.

Alright, How many EM games do you know with a double bonus ladder on it? I can think of Williams Grand Prix, but even then GP has two ladders with the same value. This deck has two different ladders with different values. Hitting the 5&6 targets is Hyooj as it doubles your Gold (extra decimal point) bonus, but those targets are DANGEROUS!!! I have yet to be able to shatz the inlanes on this deck for the 5&6 on left and right inlanes respectively. The left orbit shot is the most valuable shot to me as it is safe, makes points and adds to the fold bonus. Build and collect scoring rulesets are my fave and this one would be awesome if you could collect gold as well as silver, but the silver bonus will keep you working once your gold bonus is maxed and doubled out. Good action all over the table with hungry outlanes will keep you challenged at all times.

Unfortunately, my copy has water damage in the cab which is made out of disintegra-tech (tm) particle board. The man that I bought this deck from is a big Laurel and Hardy fan. This game is perfect for that kind of collector.
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