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“This pin has amazing shots, fun ramps, and a great rule set. Should be ranked much higher.”

  • GarlandJenkins currently owns this game.
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  • “Jersey Jack really knocked it out of the park with this one. After everything they threw into the Wizard of Oz, you knew they really had a challenge to come up with something awesome - and they did.

    Many people will immediately snub off and dismiss this game upon first glance. The play field has an open layout and there's not a whole lot going on in the middle to shoot at. And the two ramps in the middle might seem plain and boring, but once you get rolling and hitting them, they're actually not bad at all and help make a nice flow to the game and shot layout.

    Keep in mind this was just a beta version I played, but once I got the game going and got into it, I was captivated and intrigued by how the intensity builds up as you play through it. The light and sound choreography is second to none and I don't know what they did to the display but it's incredibly sharp and ultra hi resolution. And I've never played a game with such a premium sound surround setup.

    For mechanics, you know you're playing a solid Jersey Jack machine. It feels great.

    There's 5 trolls in the middle of the play field that come out and try to block your shots and quick 2 ball multi ball modes with them and it really helps build up the intensity and adds extra excitement.

    When compared to WOZ, it's two different games. WOZ is intricate and technical and there's a lot of different types of shots you have to make in all kinds of places. Seems more challenging in that aspect, and like it may take awhile to complete. The Hobbit is faster paced, more intense and really draws you in and keeps you coming back for more. It seems like you can really get a lot out of the game without having to spend hours figuring it out and perfecting tons of shots or being distracted with a lot of flippers.

    It's difficult to describe them both, they're totally unique in their own way and both a masterpiece. They both offer something completely different, and being that Jersey Jack has 2 titles thus far, the variety is certainly a great sign of what kind of things we may be able to continue to expect out of them. Without question, they've elevated pinball to another level.”

  • sevenrites has this game on the wishlist.

  • “Aerobatics is another game I "discovered" at PAPA. A single player EM from Italia.

    The Pros:
    A great layout with a very interesting left orbit that puts the ball into the right inlane. The left spinner cycles through the left saucer awards and the right spinner, who's lane leads into the upper arch, cycles the arch saucer awards. The shots are sweet and the speed of the game is quite good for an EM deck. The art pax is incredible all around. The standups are well placed and the pops give some solid action at the top of the PF.

    The Cons:
    The saucers feature shallow bevels into them ala Mata-Hari. The upper saucer can be nudged in to score. The saucer on the lower left is much more of a luck shot. There are no chimes on this game. Really?!?!?!?

    The Takeaway:
    Scores have a few dummy zeroes on it, so scores are high for an EM. On the dozen or so plays I had on it, I never got half way to completing the A-B-C-D-E sequence. So... I need more mileage on this deck. A great game if you can find it.

    On my wishlist.”

  • Caucasian2Step has this game on the wishlist.

  • “Its a pin that serves beer. Perfect!”

    “If you are a fan of the Simpsons, this is the game for you. Great play field setup, huge variety of shots and more modes than you can shake a stick at! Find this one and play it!”

    “It's odd to come across such poorly conceived pinball machines, especially considering the amount of engineering that goes into them. This is quite simply not a fun table. There are only a handful of repetitive shots. The play field is very open (good for Metallica, bad for South Park) with vary little variety. It feels like a cheap, licensed table- which is a shame for a show that knows no limits.

    If you want good South Park pinball, check out Zen Pinball's Android app (yes I am aware that's a video game).”

    “This is a top-tier table that certainly belongs in the top 20. There is absolutely no doubt that you are playing one of the best tables ever when you are controlling the flippers. From the spinning house and the ball-capturing flying monkey to the ball-saving "Save Toto" mode starting by the right drain, there is a lot to love about this game. This is one machine you must find.”

    “This is a fast game that will keep all pinballers on their toes! It is well-themed to the show and brings a fun gore factor to pinball. there are many complaints about draining in this game. It's like these reviewers were pulled directly from the super-whiny Season 2. I haven't noticed that it's all that outside the norm for other tables. There are definitely a couple shots that -if missed- do seem to have a high drain repetition. But what game doesn't?

    The sound is excellent as well as the lighting; although, with the LEDs being so bright, when they shut off for brief moments, it's easy to lose track of the ball. My main complaint is that it's not very clear what the next objective is; however, exploration of the game is part of the fun of pinball.

    The ramp, orbit, lane and bumper layout is great. It rewards you for hitting the easy shots repeatedly as well as finally nailing the harder ones.

    I certainly hope to own this one in the future. All in all, this is a great table that deserves more love than it's getting.”

    “Gorgar is a classic that I will one day own. It was the first to have in-game speech and an electromagnet that affected the ball in play. Truly revolutionary for its time! The speech is limited to just a handful of words and the sound effects get repetitive; however, the heartbeat that gets faster the longer the ball is in play is a nice touch.

    For as simplistic as the layout feels and its age, there is a good amount of depth to the rules and challenge in getting high scores. It is one that keeps me coming back whenever I feel like playing something a little slower pace.

    Gorgar got me!”

    “I love this machine. I love the show, I love the hard ramps, inner order, trap door, file cabinet mech and magnet, man do I love this machine! Low scoring, super hard and tight shots, and let that ball get away from you and it drains!

    The rules could use a few enhancements. Getting super pops should be worth much more than they are for the timed duration. It’s not worth going for as is, but with more points for a limited time, it would be. Also, the increase for the jackpots for shooting the Scully and Mulder targets on the sides isn’t big enough to risk losing control of the ball.

    Other than that I love the modes, and there is a good range of things to shoot for at all times, the right ramp to always open up the next mode, the right left ramp towards the needed extra ball, and the mini shooter button challenge (you can get near a million, and that’s a lot of points for this game for just pounding that!), and working towards the next truth MB.

    The theming is a little bad though, as most of the artwork and modes are based on one off monster episodes. I’m currently re-watching all seasons, and struggled to figure out all the art. Not to mention the art is just flat out cheap looking.

    All in all, cheap great game!”

    “This is a game you can hit start over and over again all night.”

  • KJL has owned this game in the past.

  • “After having this game in a temporary trade with a friend for 18 mos I hated the background music for this game and it impacted how I felt about it.

    I liked the multi-ball a lot and think that when you get the jackpots going this game was fun. But the music and art was like watching deliverance.”

  • KJL has owned this game in the past.

  • “As a total critic of the photoshop school of playfield and backglass art I think this may be the best playing ugly game in pinball. Hate the looks of playfield and backglass and the cab is barely ok .

    Love the fun factor and the Juke box will make this a classic forever because it ties so well into the theme. With the code updates this has become a game with totally different modes for each song. The Cannon works really well in this game although I think I have seen it too many times.

    What puts this in the top tier is that you can pick a song and the rules and objectives change with that song. When you reach your objective you must hit a more difficult shot and the rules and objectives change if you choose.

    There is plenty of room at the high score table with champions of every song and mood it seems

    The wizard mode is not achievable for most players which is a bummer but I dont care because the game is so fun.”

  • KJL currently owns this game.

  • “One of if not the best single ball games ever. Inline drops, multipliers, upper playfied. Fantastic!”

  • BrokenCoil has this game on the wishlist.

  • “Bride 2.0 is amazing. Its a 10. The original is just a tad light, still an awesome game”

  • BrokenCoil has this game on the wishlist.

  • “All around great game, pretty easy shots but a deep set of rules to keep you playing again and again.”

  • BrokenCoil has owned this game in the past.

  • “La Grange gets a little tiring. At Least it's ZZ Top. One of the best games ever.”

  • BrokenCoil currently owns this game.

  • “I dont like unlimited continues, but I guess you need to catch all the bad guys!”

  • BrokenCoil has this game on the wishlist.

  • “Star Wars with the updated code is a thing of Beauty.”

  • BrokenCoil currently owns this game.

  • “Fun, Fun, Fun. I dont get the criticismfor this game. its pretty awesome. great shots, themed well great sounds that go along with the game. yes it needs code, like all STERN games. but, this ones a keeper!”

  • BrokenCoil has owned this game in the past.

  • “I really love this game. Its fun, different (no pop bumpers) great skill shot, lighted ramp. All in all a relly different type of pin fun for everybody.”

  • BrokenCoil currently owns this game.

  • “I am a big fan of the tv show and unlike others,I like all the ridiculous crypt keeper quips and I absolutely love the infamous laugh ! The playfield and translite is both excellent pieces of art and every little detail is out of a tftc episode , excellent ! I traded this game for my High Speed 2 , and in my opinion it is a much better game than HS2 , usually I prefer W/B machines they feel more smooth and "futuristic" but the slight clunkyness of tftc has actually started to grow on me . The right ramp shot is a killer and is probably the main reason I keep coming back to tftc for some more punishment . If you have to decide between tftc and a game that is not at least in the top 40 pins (except Popeye) on here, get tftc it's fun and it has a deep ruleset , you'll have a blast !”

  • Hawkulous currently owns this game.

  • “Wow what a fast game play and this one doesnt get bored... pure concentration with the Metallacia hard rock sounds at the background.
    First i didnt like Stern at all but this one really rules ! Music is top and gameplay fast and good rulesheet. One of my favourites.”

    “I think Getaway is one of the funnest games I play on location. I don't think it is pretty or has great sound effects or great artwork at all. But it has a classic SR layout with that upper right flipper.

    The supercharger is one of my favorite toys and the rules trying to get freeway and start getaway and get super jackpot and red line mania make it fun. It is a game where I shoot for specials which is a classic pinball objective.

    I know this is dangerous, but If you like High Speed, this is a great sequel with the supercharger, DMD and newer flippers.”

  • KJL has this game on the wishlist.

  • “one of the most fun games i have ever played keeps you coming back time after time”

  • glauses currently owns this game.

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