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The Lord of the Rings
  opened by paleface at 16:42:50 07/24/04  
  paleface [sys=PBL; cat=Pinball; loc=NA]
Attractive but technically troubled movie licensed table from Stern. Lots of quality voice clips, and attractive light design, plus a feeling more of metal than the fooffy cheap plastic of so many recent tables, but on just the first play today my ball got stuck.
The table seems to have some decent long ramps but it also has a few intrusive gimmicks, such as the non-interactive dribble-down "Hall of the Dead" along the upper left side. The centerpiece is a big upright gold ring at the far end, and this definitely looks plasticky and, moreover, is very finicky when it comes to getting the ball in the actual hole.
The high quality look had me excited at first but somehow the table bored me almost instantly.

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