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Rating #326 of 9 1 month ago
I love this game. It is number (1) one my sleeper list. The only drawbacks are that it is victim of the sound limitations of it's day. The other is that the head is so high that it sometimes limits where it can go. We have restored many of these. I try to keep one in my showroom at all times. I have always been a sucker for an interactive back glass and this one is tops. Free the queen and defeat the king is not easy. It is wonderful in its challenging simplicity. It doesn't rely on a movie theme or television show. It is pure pinball design at it's best. It also reflects everything that was right with Williams. I feel it is so low on these ratings because it is not a game everyone has played. After a complete restoration the game just shines like it was new. That is always a testimony to the craftsmanship designed into the game initially. You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, but you can make one out of and old one. I see that I keep getting more request for Big Guns as time goes on. It could be the slowest catching on pinball of all time. This machine is an asset to any collection.
Rating #326 of 9 1 month ago
The vast amount of lights makes this game pure eye candy. After a full LED installation it is a self contained carnival. The game is sure fun with ramps and the swirling bowl in the middle. I wish that more time went into cabinet design and better quality went into playfield toys. Getting past those issues the game does shake rattle-n-roll. It is a more challenging pinball to restore. It is always that way when there are some quality issues. Replacing the flipper mechanisms with better grade ones improves game play vastly. This is a good family friendly pinball. Looks great under the Christmas tree!
Rating #326 of 9 1 month ago
We just did a full restore on a Popeye. We added electric blue legs with black cabinet protectors and the game just shines. The back glass is way ahead of it's time, almost as if it had been waiting for LED's. The theme of saving the earth speaks to todays culture. It is a family friendly pinball with a green message. The play has lots going on. The biggest issue for me is that the upper playfield obscures too much. The pinball lends itself to restoration as well as any pinball. It has it share of unique features and is durable. A good family pinball at a reasonable price point.
Rating #326 of 9 1 month ago
If you enjoy baseball and all it's nuances then you will love Silver Slugger. This game was made for restoration. After a complete LED refit and upgraded components this game is beautiful. It was meant for lighting. Adding a high quality flipper kit really zooms this up. The game design had the ball cracking against the glass to simulate the crack of the bat in a real baseball game. This game also has nuances that are subtle and similar to it's on field counterpart. In my humble opinion- A great game to own.
Rating #326 of 9 1 month ago
I put this pin on the high side of my sleeper list. The game is interesting. We have restored several and they seem to shine after the proper TLC. This is one game that an LED upgrade really helps. This pinball tends to be a real value ever after a full restoration. I would not be ashamed to have this in my collection.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
Cirqus Voltaire gets top marks for artwork and toys, it's loaded! The playfield layout is great too. The areas of the playfield feel "unique" which is something I love, between the complex ramp, the Ringmaster area, the ball, and the U-turn the leads into the BOOM pop bumper. Great geometry all around. I even love the brutal lack of lanes. It keeps the game fast! You can't trap up as easily because the ball rolls a few inches up the ball guide, hits a rubber, and comes straight back to the flipper if it has any momentum.

The rules never grabbed me for whatever reason. There are plenty of modes and stackable multiballs, but for some reason it doesn't grab me like a CFTBL or IJ.

The DMD is a pain. First of all, there is an easy and lengthy video mode, ugh. The stupid Ringmaster animation is too long and unskippable too.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
Having a toilet on the playfield is a curse. I hate South Park. I hate Junkyard. And I hate Austin Powers. I actually thought "This game looks kind of like AFM" when I first walked up to it. It *should* be a cool theme, but everything about it is a letdown. It's ugly, the shoot-this-X-times for everything code is super boring, and the Fat Bastard multiball jackpot callout haunts my memory forever.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
An early 80s Bally game with ZIPPER FLIPPERS? How can you go wrong! Damn this game is freakin' awesome! Badass art, I love the upper playfield with the different drop target patterns and the saucer. The Shield of the Gods is ridiculous, I don't think I've ever successfully used it actively. Sweet skill shot on the game too.

Almost every single Bally game from around 1979-1982 is a top tier game in my book, and Medusa is no exception.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
A good game, with obvious look and feel and rules similarities to Taxi. I much prefer Taxi myself. I like how the right loop snakes up to a saucer, it reminds me of Embryon.

Serve customers, get multiball, shoot rush, loop the left ramp over and over, cash in your cup bonus (or don't... and DINER stays lit for multiball which is kind of neat). It's fun, but nothing mind blowing.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
Not the game for me. The jump ramp is super, duper cool and feels SO good. The ball also loses speed when it comes around making it easy to loop it over and over. This feeling is freaking awesome.

Modes are boring. There are a ton of shots, but it's not like they're very interesting. I don't personally find it a "super fast flow" game because lots of shots means lots of posts. If you miss your shots the ball comes screaming back at you.

When I play this game now, I just go for 25M jump ramps over and over since it's the only think I like about the game.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
This is a great EM, although it has to be noted that a lot of the upper playfield scoring comes down to luck. 1-2-3-4 in order? Come on now. With no shot at the center standup target you're at the mercy of the bumpers. Even without outlanes it's pretty brutal but easy enough to nudge and keep the ball in play. A lit gobble hole for 100 points seems enormous on this game. It's very tempting to end your ball with a bang rather than fizzle out with a center drain.

The Slick Chick bumper effect is awesome. This game has maybe the best EM light show ever. In fact it's overall a great looker. I normally hate symmetrical layouts, but just look at how cool this thing is!

I'm not going to call it the most skill based EM out there, but Slick Chick is a lot of fun to play.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
Not at all a fan of this. Boring layout with targets down the sides and a full row of lanes up top. The things you have direct shots on are death. The top of the playfield is half targets and lanes you lob the ball up there and pray to hit. Other than that there's no saucer, spinner, gate, or much of interest at all. Even in the sub-sub-sub-genre of 1970s Bally card-themed EM games this would be low on my list.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
This game requires more skill than I would've thought with its simple ruleset and awful 5 pop bumper playfield layout. Even so, this is still pop bumper hell. I really dislike this game.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
Shoot the spinners, and well, not much else. You can pretend spelling K-I-N-G is all nudging skill, but it's just as much hoping you get good trajectory from the pops. Boring game with a super generic boring theme. I personally don't like double flippers or entirely symmetrical games either, so this one goes to the bottom of the list for me.
Rating #326 of 114 1 month ago
This game is way more fun than it looks I think. The layout reminds me of Flight 2000 a bit because of all the drop targets and the big ol' ship in the corner that doesn't really do much. The exit from the ship has a sweet across the playfield shot into a whirlpool though. Multiball is tough to start and even harder to score a jackpot in since you need to hit the drops in order.

Not a ton of shots, not very deep rules, but a strong theme and very fun gameplay.
Rating #326 of 9 1 month ago
Beautiful game! Cabinet artwork is stunning, the playfield looks beautiful. It's a blast to play, deep rule set, tons of shots. The 27" screen is amazing. LOVE THIS GAME
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
I don't have tons of play on this machine...played it quite a bit at three different shows. This game is just plain fun and challenging. I love the right ramp on the pro and the difficulty overall of the machine. I am a fan of the much debated flipper gap and like the outlanes tough. I think this would make a excellent pin in the home environment.
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
I love the artwork, theme, music, sound and overall fun of this game. This game is fun, its downfall being is that it would not be a good game in a small collection as far as gameplay. It is fun but not deep in the least.
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
RUDY! Best playfield toy ever IMO. I just love this game, especially Rudy taunting you as you play. Great fun and I can't wait to own this title again.
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
Owned this in the past and really enjoyed it. Seemed to have very long ball times though...which I tend to get bored with. Great game but I got bored of it having it in the house...probably due to only having a couple of games and it just got played to death.
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
Swords has some of the best music in pinball IMO. Love the intensity of it and for getting you emotiionally tied to the game play. Great game that was at my local arcade growing up.
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
This is the pinball that I grew up on. Love this game ever since I played it.
Rating #326 of 7 1 month ago
First off this game is extremely family friendly. I think I am in the minority but I love this game. I was a fan of the PC game though which the pinball stays true too.

The layout is definitely unique and is designed very well. I truly wish this title would have sold better and stern would have allowed a little more time to tweak this code as this game could have been fantastic. I will say that I do think the game is great as it sits though.

If you don't know what is going on and do not learn the rules you will not truly appreciate this game for what it is. It is definitely fun and a great scoring pin when you understand how to get a high score. It is very easy to play the game for noobs but will challenge the higher end players as this game requires skill to get a top score. Getting to the wizard mode can be very easy if you time out the modes but if you truly understand the rules and gathering guests aspect of the game then you quickly learn that the wizard mode jackpot scoring directly correlates to how well you did on those modes and how many guests are in your park. Cleaning up on the wizard mode by scoring all 4 jackpots and then shooting the rocket coaster (yellow ramp) to get a 4x superjackpot is really awesome. Doing it twice during the timed wizard mode is thrilling and I challenge anyone to try and accomplish it.
Rating #326 of 12 1 month ago
This game is one of the most fun games created in the past five years. The magnets are magic. The gameplay is just wonderful. I'm not a big "Ghostbusters" movie fan, but the film could have been "Gigli" and this pin would still be incredible. There's so much happening on the playfield that players of all skill levels are rewarded (although early games were stunningly short). The game offers a wide variety of shots that are well measured and satisfying. What a great game!
Rating #326 of 31 1 month ago
King Pin / Pin Up is what I'm looking for in an EM: a seemingly simple task that's much harder than it seems. Perhaps dumb, but I also like having drop targets represent something like a bowling pin. For me that adds to the theme integration.
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