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Offline viking1

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Favorite EM pin to play?
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:49:54 PM »
Just wondering what everyone's favorite EM pinball machine to play is?  My favorite to play (of the machines I have up and running at the moment) is my Fast Draw.  Surprisingly, my next favorite in the Mini Cycle. It has a quirky game play, which I like.   8)
1970 Gottlieb Scuba
1970 Gottlieb Mini Cycle
1974 Gottlieb Out of Sight
1974 Gottlieb Sky Jump
1975 Gottlieb Fast Draw
1976 Gottlieb Royal Flush (project)
1976 Gottlieb Pioneer
1977 Gottlieb Jet Spin

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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 08:22:38 PM »
Mine so far is hayride but those 2 inch flippers
Are a real challenge.

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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 09:07:26 PM »
I love my Quick Draw and Buccaneer but the most challenging is my Rack A Ball. I have yet to get all 12 balls up to the back glass. Got 11 many times, but never 12.
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:17:57 PM »
Royal Flush

NEVER shoulda sold mine, every time I find the schematic in my arcade stuff it makes me a sad panda.
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 09:37:48 PM »
Royal Flush

NEVER shoulda sold mine, every time I find the schematic in my arcade stuff it makes me a sad panda.
There is one at my house if you ever feel compelled to play.   You can bring the donkey, there is plenty of room in the yard.

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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 10:16:04 PM »
Royal Flush

NEVER shoulda sold mine, every time I find the schematic in my arcade stuff it makes me a sad panda.

I have one I would sell if you like.
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1932 Ace High, Air Ways, Ballyhoo(2), Daisy, Five Star Final,  Good Luck, Goofy, Majestic Jr., Mills Official Pin Table, Play-Boy
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1934 Contact Master, Drop Kick, Fleet(2), Lightning, Signal, World Series
1935 Canon Fire, Criss-Cross A Lite, Flying Colors Jr, Pearl Harbor, Traffic
1937 Red & Blue, Sensation
1938 Scoop, One-Two-Three
1940 Polo

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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 07:28:06 AM »
Gatlin63 - that Hay Ride looks like a classic.  It looks like they only made 250 of them.  I agree with you on the 2" flippers, makes it more challenging.

Looks like the Royal Flush is a favorite also!  Mine is in pieces and in need to TLC (project machine).  I remember playing that alot when I was a kid.  I can't wait to get it set up and functioning! 

I've played a Rack A Ball also - lots of fun. 
1970 Gottlieb Scuba
1970 Gottlieb Mini Cycle
1974 Gottlieb Out of Sight
1974 Gottlieb Sky Jump
1975 Gottlieb Fast Draw
1976 Gottlieb Royal Flush (project)
1976 Gottlieb Pioneer
1977 Gottlieb Jet Spin

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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 09:26:02 AM »
This is a tough question, so I am going to dodge it a bit but putting up several EM categories.

Favorite 2" flipper rollover game -   Sweetheats
Favorite Nudging Game  -     Target Pool
Favorite Drop Target game - (tie) Jack in the Box and Jacks Open

Favorite Game I do not own   -  Centigrade 37

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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 09:37:25 AM »
I've really enjoyed El Dorado and Space Mission.
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 12:22:54 PM »
well I think it depends on the mood. If I want hear death and destruction I play NORTH STAR.
 a good well rounded feel like Ill see if I cant turn the score over a couple of times, BOW&ARROW
 Feel like its time to kill the bastard DIMENSION, but I can never find one.
  and there are of course many others. for Instance if you want to play "back from the dead" old Chicago and Granada
 want to get humbled? That friggin Hay Ride is deathly tuff. unbelievable and yet there it is right there in front of you saying" come on all ya gotta do is spell out B A L L Y and youre in free ball city. and then it crushs your soul! hahahahahahaha
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 03:42:34 PM »
Northstar (first pinball machine I ever played in '65)
Crosstown (my Herb Silvers game is with my 80 year old father)
Sing A long (Another game from my youth! 1967..playing pinball and pretending I was Bart Starr in the backyard)
El Dorado: 1975 and graduating from HS. Love those colors and drop targets
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 07:16:16 PM »
Fast Draw without question, I love that game. First time I ever saw those horse shoe targets rise up after knocking  down the other drops I was blown away (all I  kept thinking was wow a wizard mode!), definitely a fun time!
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 09:38:03 AM »
hit the deck. jacks open. basically, every gottlieb 3" wedgehead ever made. also lawman/sheriff and quick/fast draw (thanks, corpse :))

honestly, I can't think of a bad EM I've ever played. lots of bad DMD, but no EM comes to mind.
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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 09:39:50 AM »
I’ve never played it in person, but I really like Big Shot.


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Re: Favorite EM pin to play?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 04:44:01 PM »
Fast Draw is at my top spot for EMs. All you gotta do is......

Enjoying playing my Kings and Queens and College Queens for my 2" flipper fix.

Really am preferring older games over newer lately.

Must...find...more....EM's.

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