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Re: Stern "The Walking Dead" LE Review
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2016, 03:28:30 PM »
Using exchange rate variations as an excuse for poor value for money is a cop-out.

The price is what it is now not when AC\DC was on the market.

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Re: Stern "The Walking Dead" LE Review
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2016, 04:25:24 PM »
What code did the game have ? Early code was a complete catastrophe, and later code is much much better. Two ramps shots are great. Prison multiball is a blast, and the well walker mutliball is dead easy. Cascade multiballs, and "kill" as many zombies as possible. The game is "violent" - just look at the blood splatter detail on the clear plastic protectors all over the playfield.

You may have a point here. I got stuck into the game straight away with a few ramp to ramp shots etc. My son lost his first ball real quick and got ball save but then lost that almost immediately.
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Re: Stern "The Walking Dead" LE Review
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2016, 08:16:58 PM »
The show was good but it has gotten to the point of jumping the shark in season 6, plot lines are getting stupid.
The game is good but not brilliant, there are heaps of better games around.
Played the LE and the Pro and I prefer the LE.

24
CSI
Sopranos
Walking Dead

How often do the first three get brought in pinball discussion? All shows that had a loyal fan base at the time which the writers then proceeded to take for granted, thereby burning their own bridges.

TWD pin is only talked about because the show is still running.

Once it ends, the pinball itself as a typical middle of the road Stern title will be quickly forgotten about.



Using exchange rate variations as an excuse for poor value for money is a cop-out.

The price is what it is now not when AC\DC was on the market.

Yep. swinks Stern price watch thread has shown there is little correlation between the product price rises and in many cases is outpacing global currency fluctuations.

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Re: Stern "The Walking Dead" LE Review
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2016, 08:36:06 PM »
The show was good but it has gotten to the point of jumping the shark in season 6, plot lines are getting stupid.
The game is good but not brilliant, there are heaps of better games around.
Played the LE and the Pro and I prefer the LE.

24
CSI
Sopranos

Walking Dead

How often do the first three get brought in pinball discussion? All shows that had a loyal fan base at the time which the writers then proceeded to take for granted, thereby burning their own bridges.

TWD pin is only talked about because the show is still running.

Once it ends, the pinball itself as a typical middle of the road Stern title will be quickly forgotten about.



Using exchange rate variations as an excuse for poor value for money is a cop-out.

The price is what it is now not when AC\DC was on the market.

Yep. swinks Stern price watch thread has shown there is little correlation between the product price rises and in many cases is outpacing global currency fluctuations.


Sopranos is a game that is requested often. Right up there with Family Guy and Simpsons, and a lot easier to source.

CSI - Absolutely an "A" Grade Stern. Well thought out ruleset - easy to pick up but notoriously difficult to beat. Awesome design, but the theme is not that popular nowadays. I really rate this game - never gave it a second look until I read up on the game. You don't watch the artwork, you watch the ball. I'd say this is my favorite Stern.

Not every Stern hits the mark, and we always over rate our favorite themes or games. I've never played 24 - I'd play one if I could find one. Playboy is an underrated machine that when reconditioned correctly, looks and plays really well.

I really like TWD - theme is awesome and the table itself is great.
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Stern "The Walking Dead" LE Review
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2016, 09:13:09 PM »
The show was good but it has gotten to the point of jumping the shark in season 6, plot lines are getting stupid.
The game is good but not brilliant, there are heaps of better games around.
Played the LE and the Pro and I prefer the LE.

24
CSI
Sopranos

Walking Dead

How often do the first three get brought in pinball discussion? All shows that had a loyal fan base at the time which the writers then proceeded to take for granted, thereby burning their own bridges.

TWD pin is only talked about because the show is still running.

Once it ends, the pinball itself as a typical middle of the road Stern title will be quickly forgotten about.



Using exchange rate variations as an excuse for poor value for money is a cop-out.

The price is what it is now not when AC\DC was on the market.

Yep. swinks Stern price watch thread has shown there is little correlation between the product price rises and in many cases is outpacing global currency fluctuations.


Sopranos is a game that is requested often. Right up there with Family Guy and Simpsons, and a lot easier to source.

CSI - Absolutely an "A" Grade Stern. Well thought out ruleset - easy to pick up but notoriously difficult to beat. Awesome design, but the theme is not that popular nowadays. I really rate this game - never gave it a second look until I read up on the game. You don't watch the artwork, you watch the ball. I'd say this is my favorite Stern.

Not every Stern hits the mark, and we always over rate our favorite themes or games. I've never played 24 - I'd play one if I could find one. Playboy is an underrated machine that when reconditioned correctly, looks and plays really well.

I really like TWD - theme is awesome and the table itself is great.

100% agree Nino:) Sopranos is a super fun game and great theme-TWD will be like Tron always sort after for years to come, the latest code made it a top 10 table. It's an incredibly popular game here and overseas as its a real players game :). Crap players may not enjoy it as the rules are deep and you need to think about each shot typical Lyman code just awesome. So many great Sterns out there and now GB coming :)

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Re: Stern "The Walking Dead" LE Review
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2016, 02:12:25 AM »
If the Aus $ was at 1.13 and now it's .71 cents USA, that's a huge difference.

If the ACDC was $6300 and the current is $7850 or $8100 depending on what offer u get from AMD, based on the Aus dollar alone, the current price is WELL under what the Dollar says it really should be.
Simple math says the current price is about $1500 cheaper than the price the exchange rate would dictate.

It's not only pinballs which have increased. I bought two jet skis two years ago for $16,990 which were about two grand off each for a cash buy for the pair.
The current price is $20,990 because of the $.

Pinballs are still well priced using the dollar comparison. A lot changes in 4 or 5 years.
The Pro is priced always as the best value for money but people are too hung up on the small shiny bits on a LE and pay too much. Never a deal on a LE but always a deal on a great Pro.

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