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6.152/10
21 days ago
It plods along, but I find the extra patience and different physics really appealing. And the theming is kind of perfect. I always play a bunch of games whenever I have the chance. A very unique and pleasant experience if you can find one that works.
7.352/10
21 days ago
By far the best data east table I've played, yes it is a little clunky but has solid layout and rule set. Some.very tight shots. If this had bally or williams on it would be worth gold. Definitely worth throwing quarters at or picking up for home use. I only have room for about 6 pins so it will probably leave soon but that's the nature of the game.
10.000/10
21 days ago
Jack took the time to bring this machine across the country to Pin a Go Go in Dixon California so I figured I could make the 45 minute trip to check it out. Visually, the game is stunning-- it looks state of the art, the colors are excellent, and the screen is visually impressive (as is JJP's style.) The playfield also looks like considerable time was spent planning both the flow, and the placement and quality of the toys.

I spent more time watching than playing and believe that the overall reaction was significantly positive. There was lots of chuckling at the selfies, and lots of positive reactions as folks realized the depth of play and began to notice the weaving of the disaster story from the screen animations into the playfield.

This game sets the bar, period. Guaranteed the folks at Stern are going to see Dialed In and realize that the days of the templated games are limited.
8.042/10
21 days ago
Of all the poker themed tables I like this one the most. The draw bridge is cool idea. The dual ramps that feed upper playfield are fun. Its straight forward and fun. A great williams table.
7.095/10
21 days ago
Its a good game for its era. The artwork is great and its a very nice looking machine. Its simple but fun.
8.808/10
21 days ago
Everything about RFM has been already been said. The layout is a bit too open in my opinion with only two ramps but the main thing about this game is of course that center "3D" image. A unique thinking ahead of its time when pinball was dying resulted in this amazing fun game.

Full of pop culture references, humour,ous callouts, great 90s music and good gameplay. The hypnoball is so much fun every time! Rules are not very complex, it's all about the modes which are all video modes (naturally), and the multiballs. Wish I had one more tricky ramp shot or something to get a bit more combo flow. In laters software versions its possible to change behavior of the upper gates in order to get more flow on the loop shot. Pinball 2000 machines are also a bit smaller then a traditional pinball, but hey...that's how they are.

The absolutely best thing about this game is its easy maintenance and serviceability. How I wish all pinball machines were like this. Great diagnostics, easy to work, simple and clever design. Just wow. Never getting rid of my machine, except if I maybe find one in MINT condition.
9.820/10
22 days ago
For anyone who hasn't played this game, with the new LCD and LEDs it's an updated version of a game like the Twilight Zone. Complex rule set, GREAT playfield toys, interesting out-lanes to keep you playing, just amazing. The website says it's a playable work of art and I don't think that's overstating it.

Only downsides I've heard are that there are serious maintenance issues and that the LCD is too big. Otherwise this is about as perfect a machine as I've ever played.
5.060/10
22 days ago
I wanted to love this one so bad but it's not good. Aside from the sound when you initially press the start button the sound is terrible. The game is klunky and I wish they'd been able to use Michael J Fox. Not a fan.
9.580/10
22 days ago
This is an all-time favorite that I hope to own someday. A game where each song has it's own rules, if you like AC/DC music and pinball this is a must-have. The cannon feature is awesome. The sunken playfield is awesome. The shaker hits at just the right times. Fantastic.
7.061/10
22 days ago
I actually wanted to get a copy of this game until playing it. Now I'm not so sure. My kids and I played it once and had no reason to go back. LOVED the movie, the game was kinda meh. Can't figure out why it's so highly rated.
9.260/10
22 days ago
Played this game with my brother in Chicago a few weeks back and we were both blown away. Caveat it by saying we're massive fans of the old TV show so the music and screen animations were right up our alley, but this thing is great. Still need to figure out what's going on with the alternate villans but the thought of capturing Vincent Price's Egghead is amazing.

Game was fun, fast, cool toys.
7.037/10
22 days ago
Zipper-Flipper games are hard to come by but this one just does not offer a lot of gameplay for the average player. You are just trying to get the X roll overs multiple times to get the big points. I am also not a fan of the artwork, I do not like the pointy elbow design of the era.
8.254/10
22 days ago
One of those classic unique EM games, great layout with four flippers, drop targets galore and a steep difficulty curve. You will have a great game followed by three or four games that just crush your spirit. One of my favorite games to pick during league play to see the looks on players faces when they realize what they are in for.
7.375/10
22 days ago
A very interesting playfield layout and a drop target lovers dream. Not easy to knock all the targets down and you really have to nudge the ball to keep it from draining down the sides. Wish the backglass art was a little more themed if you know what I mean, the mixture of hot girls and a creepy clown does not appeal to a lot of people.
9.520/10
22 days ago
Most fun I've had playing a pinball machine. Rules are plenty deep but still approachable to the casual player. Playfield artwork looks great with an amazing light show. Let's talk flow. Shots are silky smooth and fast. Magnets whip the ball around and great LCD animations. Definitely JJP's best game to date but maybe Pat Lawlor's as well.
9.711/10
22 days ago
Capersville is a great game, quite possibly the best one made in the 1960's.

The Pros:
Zipper-Flippers, multiball, a super sweet art package, complex and intriguing rules and gameplay through the roof. The height of Master Zale and Jerry Kelley's creative collaboration. I could go on about this game for a while, but instead. I'd ask you to find out for yourself, what makes this game special? Read Xerico's review of this game for more details.

The Cons:
Finding one for my collection. That and if I can find one with an english PF...

The Takeaway:
This was Bally's best selling game of the 1960's play it and find out why. I will have one, one day... hopefully soon!
9.322/10
22 days ago
Majorettes is a game for a true nudging player.

The Pros:
An innovative layout that requires more from the player than most games ever will. This table requires active manipulation (let the player move the game, loosen up that tilt!) and an understanding of what on the fly play is really like. In combination with the Add-a-ball strategies on this table, once you get it... you will hear the angels sing as the clouds part on your way to pinball heaven. This Neyens/Parker combo is a real winner! Oh, and... this game looks absolutely incredible.

The Cons:
This game MUST be maintained properly and have a fresh set of rubbers on it. A relatively low production game. Find one if you can.

The Takeaway:
Some people don't like this game because it is different, not well maintained or both. These people need to replace the rubbers on their games more often and open their minds to what this game is really made to do!
7.119/10
22 days ago
Bally Hoo is the third game from Bally to carry this name.

The Pros:
A great layout with some great shots.
I like the build/collect play from the upper left saucer. The rest of the shots on this table are not so obvious. The art package is a Christian Marche production and it looks solid. The big shot on the table is the upper left saucer and that feature is very well designed.

The Cons:
Lighting that 10x red insert makes the big collect on this table a luck-fest. Same thing with the score on the upper saucer. Set it on (say 200) and leave it on that score all the time. It's too bad really. The game would play better with that 10x randomizer permanently disabled.

The Takeaway:
A well laid out game that is spoiled by a 10x modifier that makes this table much less of a player than it should be.
9.590/10
22 days ago
One of the craziest and most unusual pinball games to come out of the 60's.

The Pros:
A truly creative layout by Master Zale and a surreal art package by the ingenious Jerry Kelley. This game looks, sounds and plays great! There are no PF specials or EB's... but wait! You can score extra games with scores and CACTUS JUICE! There is also a gate on the right to the shooter lane, so... that's kind of a free ball too. Zipper flippers mean that you will always be adjusting your gameplay and aim. Learn how to set up your shots with the mushroom bumpers and then send the ball into the canyon. Great action in the pops and this game always moves towards the sides and the outlanes if you do not make adjustments to your high pf game.

The Cons:
Finding one?!? Purchasing one?!? I will have to brush up on my German if I find a copy most likely...

The Takeaway:
Dogies is a game that I had been seeking out to play for over a decade. It was worth the wait. It will sing like a bird one moment and then next, kick you into the dirt. You can never take this table for granted. For me, this game is solidly on the "WANT" list. Thanks to vfwpinball.com
8.537/10
22 days ago
Rock Makers sees Bally really hit it's design stride and show us a bit of what is to come.

The Pros:
An upper flipper that splits the pf and adds a layer of playability never seen before in playfield design. Zipper flippers on the lower PF require attention and two sets of aiming skills. The lower PF may look sparse. But those tic-tac rollovers give you 10 difficult targets to hit. You CAN hit the right rubber bumper from the left flipper and get all targets in a single shot. I have gotten up to 8. Light the 200 from the upper flipper and keep it up there as much as you can from the right orbit shot. The artwork can be disconcerting for some, but I find the artwork of Jerry Kelly (and Christian Marche's craft as well) to be something that immediately says "pinball" more than just about anything else. This game offers more than what one may originally think by a long mile.

The Cons:
Those slings will make you curse and cry like a child. Most copies that I have played speak in German.

The Takeaway:
A challenging game that never really gives you the win. You will always be reaching for more with this design. A true player by Master Zale! It is on the "WANT" list.
7.764/10
23 days ago
Gold Rush is one of those games that took a chance. In some ways it succeeded, other ways, not so much.

The Pros:
An interesting layout with a shallow saucer right in the middle of the flippers. Nudging on this game is paramount. Some people like bagatelles, some do not. I personally dig them quite a bit. The artwork on this game is through the roof (other than the cab)

The Cons:
It is difficult to get the ball back to the top of the PF. between the 2" flippers and the saucer in the gap, many people will not enjoy playing this table.

The Takeaway:
An interesting game with some gameplay aspects that make a unique combination within the pinball world. Ted Zale was not afraid to take chances and this game is proof of his adventurous spirit.
7.979/10
23 days ago
Amazon Hunt is a re-hash of Gottlieb's very successful EM design, Fast Draw.

The Pros:
A great layout with solid action. A few more features added with SS hard and software, but that's about it. For what it is, it is lots of fun. More bonus in the ladder, but the game is pretty much an EM Fast Draw.

The Cons:
This game is proof that Gottlieb was on it's last legs. Grasping for the greatness that had made it king of pinball for decades. Slap a new coat of paint on it and see if the fish bite. Not the best business plan.

The Takeaway:
A game that was great 10-15 years earlier, while still a solid game, was left in the dust by what Bally and Williams were creating at the time. Can be found for a great price with solid play. Just know that it is what it is and nothing more. Enjoy!
7.979/10
23 days ago
Amazon Hunt is a re-hash of Gottlieb's very successful EM design, Fast Draw.

The Pros:
A great layout with solid action. A few more features added with SS hard and software, but that's about it. For what it is, it is lots of fun. More bonus in the ladder, but the game is pretty much an EM Fast Draw.

The Cons:
This game is proof that Gottlieb was on it's last legs. Grasping for the greatness that had made it king of pinball for decades. Slap a new coat of paint on it and see if the fish bite. Not the best business plan.

The Takeaway:
A game that was great 10-15 years earlier, while still a solid game, was left in the dust by what Bally and Williams were creating at the time. Can be found for a great price with solid play. Just know that it is what it is and nothing more. This version of Amazon was a European conversion kit. Enjoy!
7.979/10
23 days ago
Amazon Hunt is a re-hash of Gottlieb's very successful EM design, Fast Draw.

The Pros:
A great layout with solid action. A few more features added with SS hard and software, but that's about it. For what it is, it is lots of fun. More bonus in the ladder, but the game is pretty much an EM Fast Draw.

The Cons:
This game is proof that Gottlieb was on it's last legs. Grasping for the greatness that had made it king of pinball for decades. Slap a new coat of paint on it and see if the fish bite. Not the best business plan.

The Takeaway:
A game that was great 10-15 years earlier, while still a solid game, was left in the dust by what Bally and Williams were creating at the time. Can be found for a great price with solid play. Just know that it is what it is and nothing more. The last game produced with the Gottlieb name. Enjoy!
4.510/10
23 days ago
Spooksville is one of those Allied Liesure games that was put in a box like and old EM gun game.

The Pros:
Shake the PF with the handles for some PF nudging action. Ingenious really. I also like the bars that drop the ball onto the PF for gameplay when activated by the flipper buttons.

The Cons:
This gameplay is lackluster to say the least. It gets old real quick. The only shot worth going for is the lane up the middle of the PF.

The Takeaway:
Get your novelty games in so you can say you played it, and then go play a better pinball game.
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