I purchased this machine NIB (new in box) from Jim Thorton
at Icon Amusements in Chicago. The cabinet was in great shape
for a Stern machine, no dings or paint smudges. Everything
worked from the start. I added the modified post to the ring
shot ramp. I also removed the sword and polished it. I did
add one modification to it, the Palantir multicolored LED.
It creates a very cool effect and is easily removed.
Let me start by saying I love medieval themes. I played Dungeons
and Dragons when I was young and most recently was addicted
to World of Warcraft (recovering.) The vast number of modes
always keeps me coming back for more. Destroy the Ring is
timed. Even though you've beaten it a hundred times before
you can always get a better time. Then there's Valinor, at
least thats what people tell me >.> Valinor is the wizard
mode on this machine. You have to beat all of the other modes,
no simple task. Then you are treated to Valinor. I haven't
seen the mode yet and I refuse to cheat. I want to see it
when I beat the damn machine, some day. Lord of the Rings
runs a very close second to Twilight Zone as my favorite game
of all time.
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