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if you could have only 1 EM pinball what would it be ?

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I would like to add an em to my Bally line up .
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Crosstown, I love mine
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I had a cross town , nice fun game .
But fireball has my attention, old bally multiball , but never played it so can't compare it to cross town .
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First in my head are Royal Flush, Joker Poker, Mata Hari or Captain Fantastic
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Yes Royal Flush too, good call Maxime. I love how the strategy in that game changes if you set it to 3 ball as opposed to 5 ball.
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I had a Fireball for 10 years. Kept it because it was my first game. Fireball gameplay has no depth, it's a nice game to look at but I find it pretty shallow compared to many "lesser" EM games.

Going back to the original question, I would suggest Jacks Open, Golden Arrow, Centigrade 37, OXO and Capersville as possible candidates
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If there could only be one:

Capt. Fantastic, no contest for me.
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I really enjoyed my Card Whiz but didn't no about the 3 or 5 ball diferent game rule option .
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I'll have to play a few games of Captain Fantastic next time I go over Mike . So many games , so little time.
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steamfitter wrote:I really enjoyed my Card Whiz but didn't no about the 3 or 5 ball diferent game rule option .
Yes, if the game is on 3 ball the best strategy is to shoot for the 1000 point pop bumper on ball 1 and drops on balls 2 and 3 since bonus is doubled. I used this strategy at the EM World Pinball Championships since it was on 3 ball play and rolled it twice.
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Top 3:

4 million BC
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Over the years I've owned several EMs:

Fireball
Centigrade 37
4 Million BC
Captain Fantastic
Wizard
Big Indian
El Dorado

And that is the order I would rank them. Fireball is pure awesomeness. I will get another some day. I also love C37. Simple and fun. 4 MBC has great game play, but the art work is seriously lacking. Captain Fantastic was a blast. I really enjoyed that one.

If you can only get one, get Fireball.
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quarter grabber wrote:Fireball
2nd that.
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North Star. Two-inch flippers are where it's at.
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Volley
Centigrade 37
El Dorado
Golden Arrow
Jack's Open

Top 5 need no descriptions.

North Star (2" flipper heaven)
Wiggler (Since no Capersville are ever for sale)
Big Hit (Big Hit - what else can I say)
Sure Shot (I bought and sold 3 - not selling the 4th)
Joker Poker EM (Well - that is the grail between SS + EM's)

Next 5 is similar to Top 5. I own and am keeping or have owned all of these except El Dorado. (Couldn't find it)
Settling for a Target Alpha or Solar City or Canada Dry instead of El Dorado is acceptable as well. Good luck in choosing.

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I ll have to hunt these games down to try them out . Would like to down size to 4 ss and 1 em eventualy .
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A game that has it all....like 4 Million BC or Nip-It, for sure!

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I will start looking at EMS again , can only get something that's available.
I was looking at some Allen town videos, seems to be lots of treasures there .
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Well, I do only have room for only 1 and so it was an easy decision. Volley.

I played Sure Shot for quite a while in Ann Arbour last month and I did enjoy it a lot.

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Dixie Land is a cool game.
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Golden arrow!!!
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Im only keeping one too ..... my Wizard!
might not be the best player but looks K@@L! Ann Margret actually looks pretty hot on the BG :mrgreen:

I think C37 was more fun but looked kinda goofy in my lineup......a 4 player game would fit in better than a wedge head

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