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EM Machines in the UK

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Topic: EM Machines in the UK
Subject: EM Machines in the UK
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2014 at 1:01pm

Are there any good sites for EM machines in the UK?

Are the prices on evilbay a good reflection of what a newb should expect to pay or are they massivly inflated like arcade cabs??

WANTED: Gyruss Control Panel ANY condition.

Posted By: stevebm1
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2014 at 1:23pm
if you go to:

and type in the machine your after,it will give you a rough idea

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Posted By: Macro
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2014 at 11:13pm
EM's, despite being older, seem to also remain cheaper

but condition is the main thing, obviously being older some have horrendous wear on the playfields - so unless you are a master with a paint gun best to avoid ...

Posted By: mission65
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 8:55am
Go to pinball info forums, best place in uk, lots of people on there who will give you info on prices etc.

Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 9:00am
Otto the extremely mad and evil - do you mean pinball EMs or just EM games like EM gun games and all that other type of stuff?

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Posted By: Bods
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 10:01am
I wondered that as well but I guess being in the Pinball section it's mainly that he asks about

I don't know about pinball but I could see the older ones have limited play enjoyment which is why I've not bothered with one, older doesn't mean valuable but if there the ones you used to play then you would want them rather than new ones

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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 11:40am
I have never been that into EM pinballs. I guess it's a case of 'you had to be there'. Where with old videogames I haven't played before I can, if they are good, get into them.

Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games

Posted By: jww
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2014 at 9:34pm
A good place to visit to play on a load of great EM's is the Dreamland expo in Margate. It's run by the top chaps at Pinball Parlour" rel="nofollow - who helped me with my Bally Knockout when it decided to self-terminate. They also sell machines too and are top blokes - highly recommended. Next year when the Dreamland rebuild is finished, they'll be moving in to bigger premises on site - can't wait!



Posted By: Danscu
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2014 at 11:14pm
I love EM pins.  Mine (William's Big Ben) was born before I was so no chance of playing that in the arcades!

As they are slower paced they have the benefit of being relaxing to play, so ideal late at night whereas the more modern pins would drive me nuts or cause a brain hemorrhage

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Posted By: virtvic
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2014 at 12:51am
Check out the Ten Pence Arcade Podcast #18

I met up with a guy in Seattle who had some marvellous em machines. I really liked them!


Check out the podcast

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Posted By: Chuckie egg
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2014 at 7:43am
I've been wondering this for ages too
I have a EM game and wanted to learn more about these type of arcade games .
Maybe we could open a section on vac ?

Posted By: mission65
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2014 at 8:36am
Em are cool, but if you are only after 1 or 2 pins, I would always suggest a dmd first.

Posted By: zpeakabonk
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2015 at 10:08am
what  does  a  DMD  add to  Gameplay?  only  some  crappy  video modes!

if  you want  something  faster  but don't like  video mode's  a  alphanumeric  is  a  better  choice

myself  i prefer  Solid state  pins  from the  end  70's  to  mid  80's
and  some  late  70's  EM  machines

had  them all,  all top 20 dmd  machines,  very  over hyped and  over priced

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