Show Boat

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1 year ago
Had this title for years. Getting used to the flippers takes time.
4 years ago
Pretty interesting to think what passed for a theme in those days. Either players had very different expectations for theme, or manufacturers were out of touch with their playerbase.
9 years ago
Show Boat is a game that requires more "tuning" to be a decent playing game.

The Pros:
Roy Parker kills it with the PF and BG. Les Girls and watermelon are way sweet! This is the best thing about this game. You might as well keep this thing in the corner to "look pretty".

The Cons:
Where's the game in this deck? You might as well not even have flippers on this table, Once the ball gets past the pops, it ain't goin' back up past them again. Not that I play the cab, but this is the most boring and uninteresting cab design ever. The flipper activation/ design takes a bit of time to get used to.

The Takeaway:
I'll admit that the copy I played was not in the best of shape. I also have trouble believing that Wayne Neyens and Gottlieb would release a game with so little "game" in it. If I get a chance to play this deck again that is nicely tuned, I'll give it another chance to shine. As in ONE more chance, but I'm not holding much hope for this design. Wayne Neyens didn't make too many flops, but this sure seems like one of them. As it stands, this game is the "trophy wife" of Gottlieb's stable of games for me.
11 years ago
A very difficult game therefor challenging. But its strange to activate a left flipper with the right button and vive versa. Also frustrating you cant activate a single flipper seperately. But when you manage t oreach the objectives, your rewards will be great; lots of points three credits and two match numbers.....
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