On Jul 30, 7:55 pm, The Doctor <nwben...@erols.com> wrote:
> Hi all , looking to pick up a ToM for what seems to be a decent
> price-2600.00 and I'll drive 125miles +/- to pick up. No issues
> mechanically playfield is very nice, not insert wear, trunk is beat,
> will need replacing. Cab is OK other than a few very small rubs on the
> sides. Overall, very nice, but here's the issue...I haven't played one
> of these since they came out in the '90's. I remember liking the theme
> and the lighting and colors appealed to me. What has time said about
> this machine? Thanks for any input! Doc
Time says I'll pick it up at that price
This is the game that brought me into the madness that is the pinball
hobby. It will always have a soft spot in my heart for that reason.
Might be my all time fave DMD title.
That being said, I have been personally reluctant to own one because I
find it perhaps too easy. Very long games and ball times. Not enough
challenge I worry to maintain my love affair with the title in a home
collection. A lot of people on here seem to think the wizard mode is
lacking as well- I don't necessarily share that opinion.
THAT being said, it is a beautiful game. Great art package all around.
Very flow-y. The shots are just SO SMOOTH. If you play a nice one, it
can feel like a million bucks just hitting those perfect shots one
after another. It's got magnets, it's got the spinning tiger saw if
you do the mod. Secret locks, trap door, Vanishing act- lots of neat
features. Dot work is good and sound/music suit the theme to a T. Good
game to play just to bat the ball around or to really play through and
perform all the tricks, etc etc
I give it my highest recommendation... if only it were a little more
that's my two cents.
the price by the way is a good one. this title for whatever reason has
been steadily coming down over the last year or so. Used to be a
strong $3500-4K for a nice one. Now I'm seeing more in the $2500-3K
range. I am still kicking myself over passing up an absolutely
gorgeous example for only $3K not too long ago.