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Rank these potential machines for me?
« on: July 20, 2011, 03:46:34 pm »
Hi all,
I have a few machines that may be available to me.  Assuming that all are:
A) In decent working condition
B) Priced fairly

Can you rank on desirability/playability?

In no particular order:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (EM Version)
Jungle Princess (EM 2 Player version of Jungle Queen)
Aladdin's Castle (EM)
Robocop (SS)
Meteor (SS)
Big Guns (SS)
Spy Hunter (SS)
Night Moves (SS)
Lost World (EM)

If it makes a difference in your rankings, I have no pinball experience or bias.  Thank you!
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Re: Rank these potential machines for me?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 01:45:51 pm »
Robocop (SS)
Meteor (SS)
Aladdin's Castle (EM)
Big Guns (SS)
Spy Hunter (SS)
Jungle Princess (EM 2 Player version of Jungle Queen)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (EM Version)

No idea on these:
Night Moves (SS)
Lost World (EM)
Thanks Jim,
Appreciate the input.  The Night Moves machine is a cocktail machine, and although cocktail pins are apparently notoriously bad, this is one (per the seller) that is actually decent and fun to play.  If the price is right I might try to get that simply as a unique conversation piece.  Lost World is a Fantasy theme that is really pretty to look at, but apparently "meh" to play.

Two questions for you Jim:
- Why did you rate RoboCop the best? Machine looks good to my wife (the more experienced pinballer) but I'm hesitant to get locked into a theme/movie that might get old fast.
- Why did you rate Jungle Princess/Queen so low? Feedback at the IPD (which I know is sketchy) appeared to be pretty consistently positive.

Anyone else have any input?
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Re: Rank these potential machines for me?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 02:46:50 pm »
I can't speak for how old Robocop would get in a home environment, but pbgarage has one and I enjoy the hell out of it.  You gotta love upbeat 80s techno cheese, though, as it's a loud game and has stereo sound.  The middle plastic will either be shattered or missing, use that as a negotiation point as you cannot get a replacement.
Thanks again Jim.

I'm not sure what piece you're referring to, can you point it out for me below?

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