Vacation America

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7 years ago
A game that will never be in my "Top 100" listing when finished for a number of reasons.
First, is the artwork. The playfield artwork is really bad and blurry, with washed out colors.
Even Stern's efforts are better with Photoshop artwork.
The backglass is much better, but the game is a spin take on "National Lampoon's Vacation" and the Chicago Gaming knows this very well.
They would have been better off actually getting the license for the movie, and including the proper voice work.
Second is the construction and electronics, they are just poor.
Chicago Gaming went a different direction when they decided to run everything from underneath the playfield, which was a bad decision. Too many things to go wrong in one area.
Overuse of infrared sensors also caused a lot of issues, as mechanical cherry microswitches as just more reliable.
Gameplay is a cross between High Speed and Road Show (without ramps), but does not really benefit from either games mentality.
Modes and ruleset is shallow, and are easy to complete, just follow the basic shots.
Overall, the game was a failure, and the only pinball game the company reproduced until the "age of remakes".
Value is worth less than the general listed price at under $600.
7 years ago
Rated very harshly by others, many who have probably never played the game. Definitely not one of the worst pinball machines at all that is absurd, it's actually pretty impressive on some of the ways they built it.
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