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    AA Top 100 pinball list doable or not ?

    Sick of going to PS every now and then to look at what the yankees reacon about the top 100 pins.
    Can you admin fellas hook up a top 100 pinball section on this fancy forum that members can vote on.
    That way it's viewed from an Aussie perspective yeah,
    What do ya reacon, can do or too hard basket ?

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    Ill help Maiden number 1 equal with Metallica.

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    it is an idea, but the latest Stern, JJP will be pushed to no1
    quality 80s games will be way down the list
    and one game will be bottom, even though no one has played it

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    So have more than one list? One for each generation, 80s, 90s ect. Unless it makes the polling process too complicated.

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    AA is way too small a sample size, and the games available for play too limited in Australia for it to be a meaningful exercise. There would be plenty of ratings for the ubiquitous Sterns, a few for B/W DMDs and almost nothing for anything released before 1990. Many games will have their average rating based on one or two reviews. You could exclude these games from the list, but then it's very likely that the list will fall well short of 100 games. Basically, what you'd end up with is a list of which games are the most common instead of which games are the best.

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    I think a top 10 list of each decade from the 60s to current would be a far more useful set of lists.

    That way the current machines won't dominate the list as they can only be in one of the many lists. Something like this....

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 60s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 70s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 80s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 90s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs 2000-2010

    Best Top 10 Pinballs 2011- now

    That way only 10 machines for the whole decade can be in a list and I think a list of lists like this would be far more useful to the community as a whole rather than those that are currently around.

    Personally I think this is a far better way of evaluating pinballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosteve View Post

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 70s

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    the problem with a 70s top 10 is that it was an era of rapid improvement for games
    the start of the 70s machines still had small flippers, but by the end of the decade, games could talk

    the same with the 80's , great games at the start of the decade, great games at the end of it, but I would not want to compare the two systems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Bumper Pete View Post
    the problem with a 70s top 10 is that it was an era of rapid improvement for games
    the start of the 70s machines still had small flippers, but by the end of the decade, games could talk

    the same with the 80's , great games at the start of the decade, great games at the end of it, but I would not want to compare the two systems
    But wouldn't that be even worse if they were all grouped together?

    60's machines would be up against The Munsters.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosteve View Post
    I think a top 10 list of each decade from the 60s to current would be a far more useful set of lists.

    That way the current machines won't dominate the list as they can only be in one of the many lists. Something like this....

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 60s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 70s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 80s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs Of The 90s

    Best Top 10 Pinballs 2000-2010

    Best Top 10 Pinballs 2011- now

    That way only 10 machines for the whole decade can be in a list and I think a list of lists like this would be far more useful to the community as a whole rather than those that are currently around.

    Personally I think this is a far better way of evaluating pinballs.
    Good idea, different as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Bumper Pete View Post
    the problem with a 70s top 10 is that it was an era of rapid improvement for games
    the start of the 70s machines still had small flippers, but by the end of the decade, games could talk

    the same with the 80's , great games at the start of the decade, great games at the end of it, but I would not want to compare the two systems
    Maybe:

    '66-'75
    '76-'85
    '86-'95
    '96-'05
    '06-'15
    '16-'25
    ....

    Also more advanced technology, a better game does not always make.... I won't go as far as examples

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    I always think it would make the most sense to compare based on the system running the machine.

    Radical (11c) and Funhouse (wpc Alpha) aren't really in the same ballpark as T2, though you could argue Funhouse both ways.

    Nor are the EMs that overlapped with the early solid states.

    But all the system 11s and data East version 1&2 machines seems like a fairly reasonable comparison?
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