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The Beatles (Platinum Edition)

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "The Beatles (Platinum Edition)".
The other versions are: The Beatles (Gold Edition) (regular version), The Beatles (Diamond Edition)

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15 days ago
Simple yet challenging game. Can become frustrating with short ball times but keeps bringing you back
11 months ago
I find the quality, theme, music and rule set to be a lot of fun. I can see how some pinball experts may find it a little too simple, but as a lifetime Beatles fan this game was a must have and does not disappoint. The quality of the theme itself is the big draw - music, artwork and Beatles likeness, Ed Sullivan and Cousin Brucie are all true to the theme and top notch. Everyone I have over to play it (casual occasional pinball players) absolutely love it and call it “the best pinball machine ever”. It seems your opinion of this game may vary based on where you fall in the Beatles fandom and pinball expertise spectrum. I’m on the love it side of the spectrum. I’m also a huge Beatles fan and more of a casual pinball person and not a deep expert. Hope that meta data is useful in evaluating your potential reaction to this pin.
1 year ago
I had really high hopes for this one. Very disappointed. The Beatles music is the best thing going for it. Very difficult to figure out to how advance modes. Side drains are designed to favor drains (give me at least a 50/50 chance, man!). Not very fun.
1 year ago
For the amount of money, this is a very boring game. I played 4 games and was already bored. No big gimmicks, very simple set up and same repeptitive 4-5 songs gets old real quick. I assume the high price is do to low limited edition for Beatles fans, but not pinball fans.
1 year ago
I do not really care for this pin. The music is great, the layout and gameplay are boring. It has that old-school feel of a sparsely populated playfield with no toys. This is easily the worst of the newer music-themed pins I have played.
1 year ago
Another band based machine that gets old quick when hearing the same 4 to 5 songs over and over. There are more songs but the 5 modes you have to complete play the same songs. You have to be a die hard Beatles fan to want to play this machine for more than a few minutes. The game play was ok but was difficult to figure out the rules.
1 year ago
Now you too can play Seawitch-Supreme!

The Pros:
Finally, a Beatles game. Not the "bootles" but The Beatles. Only a few songs and modes to play through. Code is still not polished, but the changes to the PF and the additions of a target behind the 3 drops on the left and judicious use of the magnet at the top of the arch are well placed. Multiple skillshots from the plunge means that there are many ways to approach this game from the plunge into each ball. The Magneto spinner is well placed and adds quite a bit of chaos to the game drawing the ball in even when it is moving very quickly. The main shots of the game have been opened up where they needed to be and I'd be curious to know if they plan to implement a "classic" seawitch ruleset with a fleeper code. This deck looks and sounds GREAT! The EM score display is very well done and you can see all 4 players' score at all times for those quick tourney decisions. This game plays very fast and flows incredibly well.

The Cons:
Yoko Ono had a say in the approval of this game. The game has been "simplified" to a single level playfield to accommodate the wishes of the "feel" of the game. So, PBR gets 2 inch flippers, but The Beatles don't. Not the deepest ruleset, but still more complex than TNA. 2 ball multiball on ball 3 harkens back to the days of Data East. Oh yeah... Kaminkow had a hand in this game and he thinks he is a pinball game designer... The Unobtanium edition costs 17 Go-zillion bitcoins and has the playfield ink infused with the blood of Paul and Ringo and the fleeper rubbers have been injected with microcrystals made out of John's toenails and George's sitar strings. The first million dollar pinball game license. yay.

The Takeaway:
If you just have to have it and can afford it, go for it. It's lots of fun to play, especially on location or in someone else's collection.
2 years ago
Prefer artwork on gold version
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