No Longer Available Williams Whirlwind pinball - £1800 (price drop)

Pick Holder

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Currently in Tilt but there is a lot of machines coming in over the next two weeks so this needs to go leave.

Collection from me in Brum (B30 post code).

Nice game - displays work lovely.

Bring cash! No PX.

Will give it a check over before it leaves mine.

Partially LED'ed.

I have noticed that the backbox GI is half out so that will be sorted.

Can honestly say it has not missed a beat since it has been on site.

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Sgt GrizZ

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I've not played Whirlwind. How do other forum members rate it?
Superb game. Lawlor classic. One of the best Sys 11 games, some say the best. Similar feel and ruleset to Earthshaker - but offers a bit more... has a Wizard Mode of sorts. It can be quite a tough cookie to play.

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Consistently rated as Williams' best System 11 Title. Great mix of forehand and backhand shots. The upper right flipper has to be set correctly as the upper ramp shot is absolutely critical on this game. Lots of brilliant Pat Lawlor touches.

Ramps and plastics were both recently remade (double check though for stock if you are bothered about this). I have owned 5x System 11s, I have sold BK2K and Earthshaker. I have kept Whirlwind, Banzai and Transporter.

As @Sgt GrizZ says, remarkably similar to Earthshaker. However, Earthshaker is ruined by the overly generous central ramp shot. A valid points strategy on Earthshaker is to just shoot the central ramp again and again until you max it out. This is why I sold my ES .
 
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Spandangler

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Yeah that and the fact you can’t relight the jackpot, makes multiball pointless after you’ve claimed it. Shame, otherwise it’d be the better game I think.
 
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Pick Holder

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I've not played Whirlwind. How do other forum members rate it?
This is a very simple thing to answer.

If you are considering buying any game then the best thing to do is go and play it.

I do not like The Addams family much - or Twilight Zone - but generally they are always in the top 5 games.

I like Aersomith, Cirqus Voltaire and Family Guy - they are not in many peoples top 20 - but that will not affect my judgment.

It is a bit like asking someone what music you are to listen to or what food you should eat.
 
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Solar Sailer

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Thanks Guys. Ive watch gameplay on You Tube and of course taken Todds view. My roll of bullseyes after selling ID4 are back in my wallet until such a time I find time to actually play it but fellow hobbyists opinions do count on my decision making.
 
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Carl85

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Hi, is this machine still for sale? new to the forum and pins and looking to buy my first. Unfortunately don't know too much so trying to do my research
 

Carl85

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know the feeling, I have far too big of a game collection. Trimming it down to scratch an itch I have had for years now. Really considering this one if still for sale.


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