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Batman TDK vs LOTR

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  • Batman TDK vs LOTR

    While in sunny Qland i had the opportunity to play both of these pins. I have never played either one before, so i was pretty exited to be able to have a crack on both.

    I only had time to have a couple of games on each, so i cant be 100% on my brief description, but i'll try to be as accurate as i can.

    TDK- I'm a huge fan of Batman and anything related, so i was pumped to see one ready for action. Put my 2 DOLLARS FOR 3 BALLS IN!!!!!!, and started to play. I had no idea what to shoot for and i'm not really a rule reader. I'd rather learn for myself and have a bit of a free-ball around, thats part of the fun right. So i hit a few targets, shot a few ramps and lit some modes, all good fun. BUT, it just seemed a little.......plain. There was a " kinda" nice flow to it, but nothing really stood out for me.

    The sound volume did not help as it was like a low grade fart in the middle of the night, when you are half asleep volume( i like to hear the pinny ). Too low!

    Overall, TDK is not a bad pin to play, nice art/theme and its Batman. But bang for buck, it fails for me.

    LOTR - Not a particular favorite theme for me. I put another 2 DOLLARS FOR 3 BALLS IN, and started to play. Well.......from get go this pin had me hooked! Smooth ball flow, excellent features and a general great pinball flow Ramps were exiting to hit, features were nice to achive( with results ), and just generally an old skool feel to this pin. I enjoyed this 100% more than TDK, although the sound was too low as well.

    So if i had a choice of buying or playing either, it would defiantly be the LOTR.

    For me on a scale of 1/10

    I still think old skool pins kik way more ass than most newer one's i have played.
    Just my thoughts, as i'm sure everyone thinks differently

  • #2
    I very much like LOTR, almost as much as afm/mm.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Extra Ball View Post
      I very much like LOTR, almost as much as afm/mm.
      +1 to that ,but I would vote for SM for been up there .


      • #4
        I love LOTR every time I play her. Its got me wanting one to add to the collection mayb in a couple of years... First a Frank and a White water oh the list... :'(
        In: Houdini, Iron man, SWLE, TWDLE, Whitewater, WOZ and Xmen
        Out: Avengers Hulk, BOP, BSD, Demo man, Elvis, Flintstones, Frank Thomas Big Hurt, Frankenstein, The Getaway:HS2, Gorgar, Grand Slam, Hobbit, Judge Dredd, Lord of the Rings, METPrem, Roadshow, RZ, Shadow, Spider-Man, STTNG, WCS, Wheel of Fortune, Wild life, WWELE


        • #5
          Originally posted by Extra Ball View Post
          I very much like LOTR, almost as much as FT.
          No surprise there.


          • #6
            lotr le is on par with my mm, gor for it!


            • #7
              I love both these pins, love both the themes, own a LOTR, and wouldn't mind adding a BDK.

              However I see LOTR as a top 10 pin, BDK is probably top 50 or so. Only one man's opinion of course
              The Barn - 2020 - 7th and 8th of August
              SHPC - 2020 - Pukekohe


              • #8
                i quite enjoyed TDK but yah it seemed a bit repetitive for me
                love lotr


                • #9
                  Played a BDK a bit over a year ago at a collectors place - it had less than 50 games on it and I ahd no idea what the hell I was doing. Went and played an Elvis and that was fun. LOTR is still my fav. Stern but I'm biased as I had 1 golden ball on one once


                  • #10
                    I've played both and enjoyed both.

                    But of the two, I only wanted to own a LOTR ... Stern's finest moment.


                    • #11
                      Just finished playing a Batman TDK with the lastest software released this week 2.9 and it changes the game completely,more multiballs ,more sounds a few issues fixed and more modes,well worth another shot if you played it awhile ago


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BrissyGuy View Post
                        No surprise there.
                        playing silly buggas huh


                        • #13
                          I love my LOTR it is just a great pin to play. Clear goals to get one of the three movie multiballs going. Good toys with the Balrog and the ring though not a fan of bash the balrog mode.

                          Fantastic sound.

                          I have not played a BDK yet.
                          Hindsight is always in high definition!

                          C64anabalt: 9647m


                          • #14
                            i walked away from tdk with credits in it.
                            I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.


                            • #15
                              Played the dark night in sydney at galaxy world and i found it a very enjoyable game only managed to score 98,000,000 on it and never got to the batmobile but it was a fun game the current high score was 308,000,000.anyway would probably love to own one one day but it's no-where near as good as LOTR however in my opinion it's a much smoother player than the simpsons pinball party and i would rather TDK over TSPP anyday.
                              Wanted Taito or universal cabinet any condition dead or alive.


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