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Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
The Stern games have horrible quality on some parts and the artwork is not very high resolution. Like the game play of this one.
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
Not my favorite but ok game
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
Much better than I expexted, fun game and I love the theme.
Rating #276 of 11 1 month ago
IM is an excellent pin for adrenaline junkies. It plays very fast and can be brutally difficult! It will absolutely kick your ass if you're not careful. Average ball times are very short, compared to other pins, so this game provides some balance in a small collection alongside games with long ball times like LOTR and TH. Not surprisingly, this is a popular game for competitive tournaments. The Jericho wizard mode and Do or Die Jackpot are fantastic. The Do or Die Multiball is virtually impossible! %&@$!!!

Great theme, artwork, lighting, sound, and music. Unfortunately, several of the DMD animations are clips from the movies, which don't look that great on the standard red DMD, but that can be replaced with Dmod's Color DMD kit, which looks much better.

Overall, IM is another jewel in John Borg's extensive design portfolio. It is definitely one of my favorite pins!
Rating #276 of 11 1 month ago
IMVE is an excellent pin for adrenaline junkies. It plays very fast and can be brutally difficult! It will absolutely kick your ass if you're not careful. Average ball times are very short, compared to other pins, so this game provides some balance in a small collection alongside games with long ball times like LOTR and TH. Not surprisingly, this is a popular game for competitive tournaments. The Jericho wizard mode and Do or Die Jackpot are fantastic. The Do or Die Multiball is virtually impossible! %&@$!!!

Great theme, artwork, lighting, sound, and music. Unfortunately, several of the DMD animations are clips from the movies, which don't look that great on the standard red DMD, but that can be replaced with Dmod's Color DMD kit, which looks much better. The Vault Edition also provides a nice LED light show (vs. incandescent bulbs on Iron Man 2010), which is very bright and vibrant as is, but can be further improved with Herg's LED OCD kit, which provides smoother lighting transitions and eliminates ghosting and flickering.

Overall, IMVE is another jewel in John Borg's extensive design portfolio. It is definitely one of my favorite pins!
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
Tron is my favorite game, i like the theme and enjoy the machine. The LE version is beautiful with its integrated code managed ramp lights which enhance gameplay. The spinning disc adds to the theme as well as providing a degree of randomness that can keep you on your toes. Tron is a fun and fast...I don't see it leaving my collection anytime soon.
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
A truly fantastic machine that is fun to play. The cast call outs add greatly to game play experience. It is a challenging game to play and the right-side drain can be frustrating. The STTNG in my collection became a permanent member a bit by accident as a buddy needed a place to store it until he could sell it...maybe that was his plan all along...
Rating #276 of 25 1 month ago
The Hobbit is a game I wanted to love. It's a game that does keep getting better bit by bit as they update the code, but ultimately, it's a game that is hobbled by the design.

I own both a WOZECLE and a Hobbit Smaug Gold SE. Side by side, it's clear that JJP cut a few corners with their second offering. The backglass isn't mirrored, and the translite substituted for it is washed out. The game is relatively barren in the middle of the playfield, and there are comparatively fewer toys than WOZ.

But, even so, it is a pretty machine. The lights aren't as fetching as WOZ, but the lighting is competent. What isn't so pretty is the build quality. Like switches that stop registering after 20 plays? Like fixing one problem, only to have another one crop up next game? Like a major playfield toy that completely stops working, despite it being one of the least-abused toys on the playfield? Like pop bumpers that just randomly fire no matter how you adjust them? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, the Hobbit may be for you!

Shots are OK, but again are limited by the design. The criss-cross ramps would be fun to nail repeatedly if the inlanes they feed didn't cause a troll to pop up every time and block your next natural shot. The right upper flipper has yet to demonstrate its utility. The lock rollovers are better at causing the ball to skip and drain than they are at lighting the locks, and the drop targets, while prominent, as also loud AF. In fact, the entire game is so loud that you have to turn up the volume just to drown out the mechanics.

All in all, the Hobbit is a disappointing second offering from JJP. From lesser build quality and reliability, to a playfield layout that will take some masterful coding to exploit, the Hobbit just feels like a misfire.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
I liked WOZ. I did have some issues with mine, but overall it was a stunning first effort from JJP.

The rules are fantastic. However the one minor flaw in the rules is Rescue Multiball. It's basically impossible to finish to collect that diamond. It's just too hard. And that's a shame. I never felt I ever had a chance at "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" because I knew I couldn't finish rescue.

Besides that one niggle, the rules are a stackfest of fun. Some people complained about the sounds, but once they rebalanced them in an update, they were fine.

It's a fun game. I owned it for about 2 years, which is pretty good.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
What a fun game. Monster Bash is let down by the fact that it's possible to see most of the game quickly. The rules are a bit narrow... But they are fun. It is a typical "shoot to start, shoot to complete" type of game. But it just works well. Have a smile and play a game.

(Note: It's overpriced as well, but still fun.)
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
TOM bores me. It always has since I first played it. The game just never clicked for me. I've found a ton of 90s games I love. This just isn't one of them.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
AC/DC is an odd game. I don't want to like it. Not a big fan of the band. But every time I play it, I have fun. Stern did exactly what they needed to. They made a fun game. The layout is pretty generic fan. But the rules are very well done. Lots of variations for scoring. But sometimes it's fun to take down each song champ. The game stands the test of time.
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
A good friend owns this game and I enjoy playing it while visiting. Really like the sound effects as it brings back memories of playing plenty of vintage Williams arcade games. You hear Joust, Robotron etc... Good game!
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
This is my first pin. Was looking for a Gorgar for awhile and finally found a good condition machine somewhat local. What can you say this is a piece of pinball history being the first talking pinball machine. I personally like the demonic/D&D theme. Gameplay is good. Ball play is slower than the newer machines and this game is a drain whore... But I like jumping on and playing as it is challenging to get a good score and keep the ball away from the drain. I'm also in the process of upgrading worn out part and LED lighting so it is fun working on it as well.

If you can find one in good condition for a reasonable price jump on it!
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
Just received my Metallica Premium and couldn't be happier. I was going back and forth between the Pro or Premium and SOOO GLAD I went with the premium. Game is a TON of fun and almost overwhelming with stuff going on!!! Theme, sound effects and of course music are incredible. If you are on the fence about picking this machine up, Jump off and go grab one, you WON'T be disappointed!!!
Rating #276 of 13 1 month ago
Really nice machine, unusual scoring but excellent for the theme (very well implemented). Not a hard, challenging game, but very good for guests, and parties.
Rating #276 of 13 1 month ago
Overall fun game with an excellent theme implementation.
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
I had this machine in my collection for a few year's and after a while I realized that it was off more often than on as compared to my other machines. Upfront Theatre of Magic seems like a very attractive fun game but for me I became bored very quickly.
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
This was my first NIB...great game to own and fun to play. Good degree of innovation that keeps your interest. I would say that this machine will not leave my collection anytime soon...
Rating #276 of 7 1 month ago
Twilight Zone was the Machine that pushed me over the edge to owning my own Pinball Machine. There is so much going on that it keeps my interest...plenty of innovation on this game. As a fan of the show, the backglass/translite has captured many of the great episodes...an all time great machine that I would say will never leave the top ten Pinball Machines of all time.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
Oh Steve! I love that Getaway is easy to explain to people. Even pinball newbs tend to like it. Yes, the rules are shallow... But it is so darn much fun that I don't care. Light the lights, and run from the cops! The entire balance of the game is just great.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
One of my favorite games of all time. It is such a special game. However it isn't perfect. The rules are a bit shallow, however here they work perfectly. Mine has been setup many different ways over the years. I've had it easy, I've had it brutal, and I've had it in between. I think the best spot is towards brutal, but not all the way. Triple Multiball should be a rare and special happening. That way when you do it, you feel like a pinball god. Great game.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
4.5 years after buying it, Tron is still a "goto" game for me. I've done some mods over the years, but the game itself is wonderful. If I concentrate I can beat every mode in the game. However I can't beat them all in the same game. Light Cycle can be a total bitch to beat. But the mini wizard mode is perfect. In Sea Of Simulation (awarded at the scoop after starting but not completing all modes), you have a chance to finish every mode. However, drain and you start from only completed modes. I think it's perfect because of how the pressure increases. I always feel I can get to Portal, yet in 4.5 years I've only started it once. I swear I'll get it the next game...

One of Stern's best games. Simple to understand, but so hard to do.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
Play better? No, that doesn't fit GB. It is a game full of cheap drains. On some games, that can work. But here, it doesn't work well at all. The lineiar ruleset is horrible when combined with a brutal game. Even if it's less brutal, you play the same 3 modes over and over. Maybe you want to go deeper? Nah, play these first. The drop targets that bring the ball through the air, barf. This was a hard effort by Stern. They needed to do a lot more play testing and tweaking of the physical game.
Rating #276 of 10 1 month ago
I've never been that big a fan of MM. I always thought it was just OK. It has never been a good value though. In the "dollars vs fun" equation, MM falls down. The 90s gave us a lot of great games, but this wasn't one of them. There are a lot of games from that era that are more fun to me.
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