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#22
Eh, I talked myself out of it.

I am in a good town for pinball and $1500 buys me a lot of games.
 

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Yeah. That and who knows where I will be living in the next year. My Donkey Kong cocktail was a big enough p a in to move.
 

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I bought a Rollergames pinball.

I bathed it in pink and purple LEDs. Ordinarily, I'd be against such a monstrosity, but Rollergames demands it. The theme keeps this game from being desirable for a lot of folks, but honestly, if you learn to embrace its kitsch factor, it's amazingly fun. Before on the left, after on the right. The color intensity isn't quite so dramatic in person, cameras don't seem to capture LEDs well.



Also a T3 (it was a gift) though I'm going to be trading it hopefully soon for a World Cup Soccer 94 pinball.


And then I had a Ninja Turtles table briefly. I loved the art and the theme of the table, but it really wasn't fun at all.

Here's a little overview that I made of that table. Pinball porn if you will.

The beauty of this hobby, I'm finding, is if you live in a city with a lot of fellow hobbyists, trading, buying, and selling games is pretty easy and there's a lot of people to network with. So if you think you'll tire of a game, have no worries about unloading it. It ceases to be a rich person's hobby if you're just trading in one game for another.
 

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I think I may have liked that cartoon when I was a really young child. Maybe that's why I was drawn to this game?
 

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Looks like I have a new addiction... Picked this up at Midwest Gaming Classic near Milwaukee last week. Elektra! 3-levels of playing. I'm not really used to this era of games, but it's neat looking. Has some issues and the cabinet could use some love, but I like it. $600.

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Put some LEDs in for general illumination. I think I'll swap out some of the blue lights for purple - the purple lights tend to make colors pop, while the blues really just overpower any other color. The LEDs really fit with the sci-fi fantasy artwork though. elektra-playfield.jpg
 

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#33
I just can't get into the whole LED thing. It makes the games look funny to me. (But I do tend to lean towards "old school" when I can.) It seems like just about every pin I want on CL has been "upgraded" to LED. Give me bulbs any day.
 

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You could always just get some white LEDs that look like old bulbs and take the stress and heat off your game. Not much of an issue perhaps in a home environment, but overtime, those bulbs will ruin your backglass art, burn up your GI connectors, and eat up more energy.

Some games work with colors, some don't. I wouldn't color up your Whirlwind, for example.

And don't let the LEDs scare you away from buying a new table! It's an afternoon of swapping bulbs out.
 

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#35
Uh oh,

I did it again.





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Isn't it beautiful?


No really, backbox aside, it's kind of cool! The playfield art and game is based on Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The game has chiptune Bach music. And the big reveal for making all your shots is the robot Maria underneath the window in the playing field.

But that backbox... they had such a classy theme going. And then that.
 

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Someone made a custom backglass that features the robot from Metropolis, but it doesn't look so hot either. Looks like someone learned how to use the lens flares in Photoshop and thinks they're the greatest.

Might just end up making my own. There's a lot of cool Metropolis art to be used and it would class this thing up.