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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 4:20:17 PM

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Does anyone have all three of these machines or played all three
extensively to comment on gameplay and the wizard modes on these
machines?

I have played the No Fear that Kirb had at the Zoo show. Other than
that, not too much time on Jackbot or Congo.

I have MM, AFM, CV, and SoPR.

Had: BSD, IJ, ToM, High Speed, PowerPlay, Stern Magic, Trident, Split
Second, Bally Xenon, Bally Harlem Globetrotters, Gottlieb Volcano.

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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 5:04:52 PM

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No Fear, no other comment.

GRY

"msalas" <msalas@salascorp.com> wrote in message
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>
> Does anyone have all three of these machines or played all three
> extensively to comment on gameplay and the wizard modes on these
> machines?
>
> I have played the No Fear that Kirb had at the Zoo show. Other than
> that, not too much time on Jackbot or Congo.
>
> I have MM, AFM, CV, and SoPR.
>
> Had: BSD, IJ, ToM, High Speed, PowerPlay, Stern Magic, Trident, Split
> Second, Bally Xenon, Bally Harlem Globetrotters, Gottlieb Volcano.
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 5:22:12 PM

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Congo Rocks!
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June 11, 2005 5:40:12 PM

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No Fear or JackBot,, I own NF & Sold my JB, But both of these are good
Games,, Hard to go wrong with either .

If the NF is Faded,, Get the JB.,

Pin-Del,
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 6:42:02 PM

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I had a NF and I have played a Jackbot, I would say that I would take
the NF over the Jacbot, never played a congo, so i would buy the congo
just because i never had one or played it.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 6:42:07 PM

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I had a NF and I have played a Jackbot, I would say that I would take
the NF over the Jacbot, never played a congo, so i would buy the congo
just because i never had one or played it.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 6:42:11 PM

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I had a NF and I have played a Jackbot, I would say that I would take
the NF over the Jacbot, never played a congo, so i would buy the congo
just because i never had one or played it.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 10:29:47 PM

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I personally enjoy Congo the most of the three. I honestly can't give
you a reason though. I think I just love that volcano. Jackbot is
great if you're a DMD-only type person, but if you're open to the
"classics", it doesn't have the *cool* factor of Pinbot 1.0. I've
played No Fear on a few occasions, but never really gotten into it. If
you like the Steve Ritchie-type games, you'll probably enjoy it.

I'm assuming that you only want info on these three games, so I won't
jump in and say "you should get X instead"
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 1:21:07 AM

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NF in my opinion. HATED myself for getting rid of my 1st NF, and just
recently replaced it. Congo is a decent game as well (played it pretty
extensively), so I won't down talk it in any way. I haven't had much
time on a fully working Jackbot, so I'm not sure what to say about it.
The one thing I could tell from playing Jackbot is that it is almost
EXACTLY the same game as Pinbot. Kinda a disappointment, as Bride was
similar to the original, yet had it's own flare. Jackbot seemed to be
Pinbot with a DMD. So, get yerself a NF and, "GO FOR THE JUMP!"

-Al
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 2:16:13 PM

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Spida wrote:
> This is an interesting lineup of games to judge. They are appear to be
> around the same price-wise (with Congo probably the cheapest) and are
> somewhat fun 90s dot-matrix titles.

Chris, Thanks for your opinions. You are right about the "same" price
wise criteria. I am looking at this machine to compliment my current
"keepers" Congo, No Fear, and Jackbot were 1995 games with mid tier
pricing.


> Personally I like them all for
> different reasons. Then again, I also think Johnny Mnemonic is an absolute
> blast, underrated and fun as hell. So take my opinions as you will. ;) 

I like JM (another class of 95) as well.

> So I guess for the right price, I think you're good with any of them. Like
> many have said, an unfaded No Fear is always a nice treat if you can find
> one with bright red/orange in the cabinet. Jackbot also is often faded.

For a rover, it appears that all three are good machines. I will check
out the condition in terms of fade. I thank everyone for their
opinions. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
June 12, 2005 6:46:14 PM

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<brivy37@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I had a NF and I have played a Jackbot, I would say that I would take
> the NF over the Jacbot, never played a congo, so i would buy the congo
> just because i never had one or played it.
>

Wow that is an truly awful reason to buy something. Also if
you must use Google instead of a real newsreader please
press "send" only once. Thank you ;-)
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 7:38:33 PM

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This is an interesting lineup of games to judge. They are appear to be
around the same price-wise (with Congo probably the cheapest) and are
somewhat fun 90s dot-matrix titles. Personally I like them all for
different reasons. Then again, I also think Johnny Mnemonic is an absolute
blast, underrated and fun as hell. So take my opinions as you will. ;) 

Congo: I didn't have much time on a "Congo" until I found one recently at a
local bowling alley. It played so-so (you couldn't make the Volcano ramp
half the time due to a weak left flipper). However, I did enjoy the flow of
the game somewhat.

At the recent Allentown show, I was able to play a solid-fully working one.
Although I spanked it score wise on the first game, I was finding myself
getting into the "feel" of the flips. I'm not a huge Trudeau fan myself so
it takes a lot to impress me (JD is still my fav in that department and
CFTBL is just average........<looks for cover>). So I think Congo is pretty
good fun and worth it for the price it commands.

Jackbot: Do you like Pinbot? If so, Jackbot is pretty much identical
playfield wise with upgraded rules, DCS sound, dot matrix display and a card
game / space theme. I personally like the game and feel it is a worthy
"homage" to the original (much like I feel Getaway is tribute to High Speed
and T3 is a tribute via Stern to T2.......not ORIGINAL games by any means
but rather updated originals). There is enough going on in JB to keep you
busy for a while and it is a pretty upbeat and colorful game.

No Fear: No Fear was a game that, just like Congo, I never had much play
time on overall in the past. I would have normally put this one at the
bottom of the list. However, getting a chance to play my pinfriend Al's at
his place recently, I can say that I definitely enjoy the speed and flow of
it (I paid him back by turning him on to NGG). It has really fun loops and
shots, a few neat end modes and no pop bumpers to keep things movin'. The
upper playfield, and achieving a good flow on that flipper, is a blast.
Although I will admit..........it's probably NOT for everyone as it has a
certain flair to it.

So I guess for the right price, I think you're good with any of them. Like
many have said, an unfaded No Fear is always a nice treat if you can find
one with bright red/orange in the cabinet. Jackbot also is often faded.
The playfields on all three seem to be in pretty good shape today
so.......maybe base it on price and cabinet condition. ;) 

As always.........if you can play them first............etc. etc.
:) 
Chris



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June 12, 2005 8:43:06 PM

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Then again, I also think Johnny Mnemonic is an absolute
> blast, underrated and fun as hell. -- Same here. Cool game.

Adi
www.txpinball.com

"Spida" <spida1@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> This is an interesting lineup of games to judge. They are appear to be
> around the same price-wise (with Congo probably the cheapest) and are
> somewhat fun 90s dot-matrix titles. Personally I like them all for
> different reasons. Then again, I also think Johnny Mnemonic is an
absolute
> blast, underrated and fun as hell. So take my opinions as you will. ;) 
>
> Congo: I didn't have much time on a "Congo" until I found one recently at
a
> local bowling alley. It played so-so (you couldn't make the Volcano ramp
> half the time due to a weak left flipper). However, I did enjoy the flow
of
> the game somewhat.
>
> At the recent Allentown show, I was able to play a solid-fully working
one.
> Although I spanked it score wise on the first game, I was finding myself
> getting into the "feel" of the flips. I'm not a huge Trudeau fan myself
so
> it takes a lot to impress me (JD is still my fav in that department and
> CFTBL is just average........<looks for cover>). So I think Congo is
pretty
> good fun and worth it for the price it commands.
>
> Jackbot: Do you like Pinbot? If so, Jackbot is pretty much identical
> playfield wise with upgraded rules, DCS sound, dot matrix display and a
card
> game / space theme. I personally like the game and feel it is a worthy
> "homage" to the original (much like I feel Getaway is tribute to High
Speed
> and T3 is a tribute via Stern to T2.......not ORIGINAL games by any means
> but rather updated originals). There is enough going on in JB to keep you
> busy for a while and it is a pretty upbeat and colorful game.
>
> No Fear: No Fear was a game that, just like Congo, I never had much play
> time on overall in the past. I would have normally put this one at the
> bottom of the list. However, getting a chance to play my pinfriend Al's
at
> his place recently, I can say that I definitely enjoy the speed and flow
of
> it (I paid him back by turning him on to NGG). It has really fun loops
and
> shots, a few neat end modes and no pop bumpers to keep things movin'. The
> upper playfield, and achieving a good flow on that flipper, is a blast.
> Although I will admit..........it's probably NOT for everyone as it has a
> certain flair to it.
>
> So I guess for the right price, I think you're good with any of them.
Like
> many have said, an unfaded No Fear is always a nice treat if you can find
> one with bright red/orange in the cabinet. Jackbot also is often faded.
> The playfields on all three seem to be in pretty good shape today
> so.......maybe base it on price and cabinet condition. ;) 
>
> As always.........if you can play them first............etc. etc.
> :) 
> Chris
>
>
>
> --
> -------------------------------------------
>
> Bucci's Pinball Arcade
> "My collection & obsession online"
> http://www.buccisarcade.com
>
>
>
>
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