The last several times I have added new pinball machines, I’ve asked for advice, and it has been a good thing. I just had another bit of a windfall in the form of selling some stock that did really well last year, before it had a chance to crash, so we are adding what will probably be out last pinball machine, unless we move, due to space constraints.
To review, we have these:
We are looking at these:
This is the one I’m kinda leaning towards. It’s fun, and it’s unusual, so guests will not often have seen it.
Spirit of 76
This one has a real nostalgia factor for me, not just because I played it a lot as a kid, but because of the whole Bicentennial thing, and I would actually like to own a mechanical machine like this. It’s also a lot cheaper than the others.
This one is really expensive, and we will have to spend a little over our windfall for it, but I have always wanted one, and they are hard to find. However, it has a lots of “stuff” to break down on it.
Not my fave, but it is the “companion” machine to Lost World, which is my favorite, so I feel a little bit of an obligation toward it.
Very interesting machine to watch, but difficult to play. Kind of a good machine for guests, and to own, because you don’t waste quarters on short games; like Star Wars, lots of things to break down. However, it is being sold pretty cheaply for this game. Hard to pass up the deal. Even if it broke down for us, we might be able to resell at a profit.