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Rating #126 of 142 11 days ago
I was hoping to jump into the cryptomythology of Atlantis, but found out that all I was there to do was save some divers. Still, the shots were balanced and appropriately challenging and the game was fun enough. I could play Atlantis or walk away from it, so it isn't addicting, but it isn't repulsive either. However, there are better late-80's games out there - not worth a long drive or waiting in line to play.
Rating #126 of 142 11 days ago
Monster Bash's popularity is warranted - it is one of the best pins in terms of lastability and fun. Getting all six monsters on board to jam out is an addictive challenge, and the corny jokes are amusing enough that they don't get worn out too quickly. The rules aren't quite as complex as my favorite pins, and, like many pins, the D-I-G rollovers are buried by ramps and toys. Still, bashing Frank, bashing Drac, and bashing the Mummy's bumpers all build up to a fun game (there's a reason it's called Monster BASH!). An excellent game that deserves its acclaim, just not a cerebral experience. Bash! Bash! BASH!
Rating #126 of 142 11 days ago
Guns N' Roses is one of those games that just feels "off" to me - the layout seems skewed and confusing at times (why is one of the best shots buried in the upper left under the hokey yellow plastic ramp?). Overall, the table was challenging at times, rarely fun, and just seemed like another run-of-the-mill rock band game, but not as entertaining. And the lighting was just terrible, so all that was left to keep me at the coin door was the music and the easy multiball.
Rating #126 of 142 11 days ago
Mata Hari can be an evil table - the saucer kickout from the upper pf has a tendency to go SDTM. Howver, there are a few fun shots on this EM-to-SS transition piece (note: the SS version still utilizes EM-like chimes for scoring, which I found interesting for an SS). Gameplay can be a bit sluggish then frantic, but A-B then drops, repeat to rack up a good score - not much to it.

It won't make my wishlist, but if you're a masochist, pop a few ball off and feel the burn.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Ghostbusters LE is the most difficult game I have in my collection. Art work, sounds and dots are second to none. Playfield has a nice layout. When you have a good ball going, the game is a blast to play. There's other times, where the ball just seems destined to go straight down the middle every time, making the game very aggravating to play.

My biggest complaint with the game is all the protectors that are needed. Air ball protector for the standup targets at the left ramp (I designed my own that works perfectly), hooked on pinball protector for the echo goggles, bezel modes sling shot extended protector to stop the ball from jumping the lanes, and mylar around the pop up targets. The right ramp needs to be lowered to make the shot smoother.

I would not recommend this game in a small collection. In a collection of 7 or more, then it would fit. The brutality of the game makes it seem unfair at times, but when you have a long ball time, it really gets the heart pumping. Definitely keep the tilt very loose on this game.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Iron Man was designed with simplicity is mind...simple art work + simple rules + simple layout + great lighting & sound package = one kick ass game!!! Once you start playing Iron Man, it's very hard to walk away from Iron Man. The simplicity of the game draws you in and the challenge of the game doesn't let you leave.

Do I recommend this game is a very small collection? Probably not. In a collection of 5 or more games? Absolutely.

My friends who are good at pinball love the game and my friends who barely play pinball love the game. This is definitely one that I can never see leaving my collection.
Rating #126 of 23 11 days ago
A decontented Jurassic Park with a whitestar board (no stereo sound). Unless you love Indiana Jones, there are (many) better options.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Hard to find and worth the search. The humor isn't for everyone but made us laugh.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Golf cart hole-in-one is a great way to start the game. The mystery award spinning ball tray is a nice randomizer. The playfield arrangement makes for fast action.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
The best of all billiard-themed games we've played. Good example of retro design and nostalgic play. Great kinetics, especially center post ball lock.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Fast game play keeps it exciting. Goals are easily understood thanks to callouts. The modes are rewarding. "Captain's Chair" and "Kobiyashi Maru" are nice bonuses.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
"You uh up?" makes us laugh. It's a fairly simple ramp game, but still worth playing. The layout would probably work without the theme.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
One need not be a Mustang enthusiast or muscle car fan to enjoy this machine. The various multiballs make for fun play, especially the relative ease of Gearshift MB, a nice way to get the game going.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Those not very familiar with the TV series can still enjoy the game.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Embarrassingly fun. Didn't think we'd like it but enjoyed it very much and recommend that others play.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Sell them to Hooters.
Rating #126 of 10 11 days ago
Playfield design is strong but suffers due to State Fair balloon drain. Also, "There's No Place Like Home", is a lot to ask compared to "Toto Escapes".

We play it out on location and often encounter machines needing repair. We're unsure of the reasons.
Rating #126 of 6 11 days ago
Fun classic here, easily the machine that has made me laugh the most while playing. Strict ballsave make it frustrating at times, and the shot for making alot of score (the top left flipper) can be frustrating at times, otherwhise a really fun game with the funniest character I've ever seen in a pinball-machine!
Rating #126 of 6 11 days ago
Fun game, but somewhat confusing at beginning.. The arrows kind of overlap, you believe at the beginning, and it makes it confusing to know which shots to go for etc. Otherwise a really solid, fun game. Easy to keep balls going for a while before draining, and the beginner can feel as if their shots matter when they land something, because most shots makes things happen - and for the more experienced players there are plenty of advances strategies to go for the biggest score
Rating #126 of 7 11 days ago
My nr 1.
Rating #126 of 7 11 days ago
Great one to stop and go. Not very deep. Quick game, cool fun factor. Just not cool enough to have in my living room. The story doesnt go deep enough for me. Plays smooth and overall ' one more'
Rating #126 of 7 11 days ago
Cool pin for those into the theme. For me a bit too borring. Rules set is nice and deep enough. Roulette is cool, can change the highscore overnight.
Got me drawn in for the first night, after that it was over. Flows nice though, polished it can be a very fast pin. Who dunnit changes everytime so.... no routine. just not very exiting. exept when u double ur 3.000.000.000 with roulette! for a second.
Rating #126 of 7 11 days ago
Love this game. Nice machine to play 'a' game. Very solid game. Run without problems for me for long time. Without the alternative translite it looks a bit to ugly to me. But with! Light and Day. Got the leds which made a huge difference.
Love the shots, big variety, rules set deep but not controlling. the Crypt jam is awesome. Overall a game to come back to. Have owned one, think id buy one again if it came my path. Coolest Data East for sure. Gotta love the theme, voices and artwork. Cracks me up every time. Some just put a smile on ur face. To me this is one of em.
Rating #126 of 7 11 days ago
This game can have a nice flow to it. And for in the House its ideal, it does not make the anoying klik klak ( to others that dont play pinball in the house ). Further more. I owned one, and sold it quite quick. It looks good, but playfield is not very big or wide. there are ramps that look nice, but its not happening on the playfield for me.
The theme is cool, eventhough i dont understand what the drive in and fastfood has to do with the creature.
Hologram... whats to say. It looks cool. Doesnt make it more playable. The machine feels like quality to me, but it couldnt keep my attention. A bit overratted to me. Hoped for more exitement.
Rating #126 of 7 12 days ago
2nd best truely. Got into pinball years back after playing medieval madness. Recenty run into one with cheer good luck. Played with my mind for a week with all the faults, ran into my wallet deep. But All worth it. with only the Clock to fix. Having owned some machines this one truely amazed me. Got into the zone and finished the game at some point this week which was a happening, some drain, some games really last. Magnets, gumballmachine, the ceramic ball and its different play and not to forget: Battle the Power. still love it. The wide selection of shots, the dept. and if u adjust some things you keep a decent over vieuw of the playfield, eventhough you can mod it like money burns. Really great machine. Not sure i'll ever part. Felt bad after selling my Tales from the Crypt. Iam afraid there's no match fot this theme. Just works for me.
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