Top 10 Pinball games
Updated: Oct 29, 2018
The good people at the IPDB (International Pinball Data Base) www.ipdb.org are constantly updating the top 300 lists and have put in a tremendous amount of effort maintaining records and doing top notch research on pinball. These guys deserve a real star of honour. Below we list our TOP TEN FAVOURITE Games of all time. These are OUR CHOICES and will no doubt cause angst and arguments amongst some purists.
We aim to change this list from time to time. 1. KINGS & QUEENS 2. 2001 3. CROSS TOWN 4. MATA HARI 5. KING OF DIAMONDS 6. ABRA CA DABRA 7. ATLANTIS 8. STRIKES AND SPARES 9. SING ALONG 10. BUCKAROO
THE TOP SELLERS ARE:
1. KINGS & QUEENS 2. CAPTAIN FANTASTIC 3. MATA HARI 4. BANK A BALL 5. CROSS TOWN 6. FUN FAIR (Genco)
7. EL DORADO
8. SURE SHOT
10. ABRA CA DABRA
RARE? GOOD PLAYER? GREAT PLAYER? GOOD LOOKER?
We get asked about which game is better than the other. In some instances it is worth taking into account that a rare game may not be particularly a good player. A bad looker may end up being a great player. More and more we are realizing that some pinballs are more desirable and are steadily going up in value. Within ten years we feel that many EM games will become practically impossible to buy. There is only a finite number out there. The really good ones get sold between collectors (that's why we do what we do) and the majority are in the USA. Are pinballs a good investment? Well, let me put it this way: if money was no object I would restore and collect them for myself only. Ask yourself this question: What are we currently manufacturing today or in the past 15 years which will be worth collecting in the future? In my opinion very little. Mid-century art Americana is simply beautiful and as we all know, beautiful things are worth collecting.