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Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
FunHouse is a kooky, often creepy middling game that is basically a filler table for FEC's. The right scoop is annoying and the shots feel clunky and often pointless. This is a miss for Williams and a rare miss for Lawlor and DeMar - should be called DullHouse.

Put a quarter in it if you're stranded on a desert island without any coconuts to play with.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
Four Million B.C. is one of my top ten EMs. It is difficult to describe because there aren't many EMs like it. The rules are a bit difficult to deduce at first, but once they are learned, FMBC is a challenging, intriguing game that continually offers a challenge to the player. Also, this is a great example of some of the earliest attempts at having a multi-ball feature, so the game is worth playing just for its status as an innovative EM alone.

I'd love to own one of these, and I recommend seeking one out to play for any fans of EM design and unique gameplay. The purchase price seems prohibitive for EMs, so look for one on location or at a convention just to have the experience of playing this gem.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
The noise... the NOISE! Much like Meteor, Flash builds into an ear-piercing cacophony of distracting game play. That said, the game play itself is middling, not much to say other than the game often has great flow and the upper PF flipper is not a waste like many games. Feels a lot like an EM (of course), but it offers challenging game play.

As I write this review, the game sells for under $1k, so it's a cheap way to break into early-SS pinball. I'd only buy it if it was very cheap, but I think it is worth a three or six plunges.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
Fish Tales is a comedy game that offers a unique layout and a challenging set of shots. The rules are deep enough to be interesting, but not exceptionally complex. The two center right and left ramps are almost intrusive on game play, but I appreciate the closeness of the ramps (but not the repetitiveness of the shots) at times, much in the way that I like the ease of hitting the WHO Dunnit ramps.

The theme wasn't appealing to me, and there are some limitations to the table, but overall it is worth playing several times and would be a fun addition to a collection that already has better games in it.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
Well, there's no zipper flippers, but Fireball Classic is still a fun ride. I'd prefer the EM for a collection, but I think I'd rather play FB "Classic" when I just want to shoot around in a casual game.

Worth picking up because it's usually cheap and you're likely to get a decent entertainment-to-dollars return on this middling game.
Rating #351 of 142 28 days ago
Dine has some fun shots and neat rules. The playfield is populated with a good variety of targets, ramps, gobble holes, etc., but it doesn't feel too crowded. The layout is expertly done and the rules keep the player involved, but they aren't particularly deep. A slightly above average, family-friendly machine all around.

Worth playing and adding to the middle of a ranked want list.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
Derby Day (1967) is a challenging, exciting bash-n-race machine. I'm not usually into the horse racing theme, but this game provided enough of a challenge that I found myself wanting to try to win over and over, though, by the tenth game, I was noticing diminishing marginal returns on the excitement factor. Derby Day is probably best to play at an expo like I did, or on location somewhere - not one I'd like to own. Worth playing just to see the design engineering in the backbox.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
The SS version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind is not impressive. It feels like an EM (not surprising since it is one of those border EM / SS machines), and it plays like a slow, boring EM at that. The theme isn't even executed very well, so I felt like I was forcing myself to play a few games just to say I did. Even then, it wasn't worth it. Not much worth discussing about this game - I'd say avoid it unless you are like me and want to play every pinball machine ever made.
Rating #351 of 142 29 days ago
This sequel in the PIN BOT trilogy is a fun, bawdy, slapshot kind of game. The rotating face-box in the upper PF (left) is hilarious - there aren't many games so suggestive of fellatio in all of pinball. The shots feel okay enough, but nothing that feels special. If you take away the art and theme, the layout would still be original and with its unique design, but the rules are little repetitive and weak. Watch out for the start of the 2-ball multi out of the eye-locks; the balls usually come down quick and knock each other around and down right after release.

Give this one a whirl on location, and, if sophomoric "third base" themes trip your trigger, you might grab one of these if it's cheap.
Rating #351 of 142 28 days ago
At first glance, this homage to the Adam West Batman TV show looks like a campy, candy-coated re-theme of TDK. However, the rules and theme are sufficient to make 66 a different and fun game. And, that LCD is so pretty. The TV / phone / spinner toy is cheesy but in a nostalgic way (better than the gloomy Joker on TDK), and the playfield is decent but a little too open (even considering the room needed for the crane). The shots feel smooth and the game has even more lastability than The Dark Knight, but ultimately is a bit of ball-getting-stuck-in-the-spinner mess with just regular, average play (even a bit dull at times... I spelled GADGET, now what?). The LCD and the campiness give it style points, but the lack of shots and other complaints like those made about TDK still loom in the background.
Rating #351 of 142 27 days ago
Shoot the rocket three times and BOOM! --- 13-ball multi-ball. Then, after 8 balls drain in the first 10 seconds, the multi-ball becomes manageable. The shots are smooth enough, but there doesn't seem to be much else to do with this table after the 13 ball multi-ball. The moon toy and rocket are interesting and, since there is currently no other game in the world that will give you a 13 ball multi-ball, this machine is definitely a must-play. However, don't expect to feel like you can't tear yourself away from this one - one or two games and this one-trick pony is all used up.

I'm glad that I've found this game on location, but I'd never recommend buying one.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
Sweet just tried it
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
overated I don't know though I am not a big fan to begin with.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
hey old timers love this game
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
Sweet game
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
Decent but why rated at 9.5 il never know
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
Game is epic while drinking with friends or just playing with a friend after work. I am currently fixing one up after playing at a friends.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
I love this game. Hope to get someday.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
Cool pin from the 80's. is pretty easy to get going and figure out.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
Seems like an average pin for the time period.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
A lot of fun and very unique gameplay. It would have been nice if the gameplay was a little better.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
F14 I think is my current favorite pin. I love the main features the multi ball and the lights up top flashing!
There's a lot to do in the game and it's challenging but not impossible to play. My kids all like it which is also rare.
Rating #351 of 6 1 month ago
I love the Devil Riders pin. I've owned a few pins and I found it hard to stop playing.
It's such a challenge to get that motorcycle to do a loop I just can't give up, then when I do it I have to try again lol.
Rating #351 of 10 1 month ago
It is my favorite recent pinball machine. I love the theme. The game design and colors is beautiful, the led light makes it an amazing attraction. The premium is really fun with the magnetic interaction, the many multiball, the inversion of your pinball.... etc etc. It is a really good game. The only negative is the space between the 2 pinball... i held one and will not sell it. It stays in my collection.
Rating #351 of 38 14 days ago
Another Borg/Lyman masterpiece, and IMO they are, without question, the best designer/programmer team at Stern. The code might be Lyman's best ever, so many different ways to score & strategies to explore. The DMD dots are incredible, even better than Metallica. And most importantly, the game is an absolute blast to play. All you have to say is HORDE. Along with Metallica, it's one of the perfect pins for home use lastability.

TWD Premium is #1 pin on my wishlist. I will own one someday without a doubt.
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