Arkhan, on Mon May 21, 2012 10:53 AM, said:
I prefer early 80s arcade games. I own a Tron cabinet, and want a Defender one next
Well as someone who has owned over 200 arcade machines...I concur
I miss my Defender, I have owned a dedicated but my favorite was a rare duramold williams cabinet (converted blaster) that I made into a multi williams. Had a one-off CPO made for it and everything. I broke the Marquee while bending it to fit the odd shape of a duramold and never did get another one.....ahhh....should have kept this one but I wanted a Twilight Zone pinball machine and something had to go...
NE146, on Mon May 21, 2012 11:07 AM, said:
Nudging/bumping without tilting is 100% a part of pinball. why do you think simulated nudging is included even in video versions of the game dating back to Atari 2600 Pinball? Heck, even Pokemon Pinball on the Gameboy has a up/left/right nudge?
You have to know what to do however and that comes with practice. If you nudge left or right while the ball is travelling a certain direction (left/right/down/ or just hitting something, then what will happen). That takes a lot of trial and error and practice to be able to do it intuitively.. But yes, since it's mechanical, some tables Tilt sensors will be more sensitive than others, and that's part of the game.
Crazy Climber, on Mon May 21, 2012 9:46 AM, said:
Pinball is all about learning the table objectives (missions/modes/whatever you prefer to call them) If you know the ruleset and how to beat all the modes (and enter wizard if applicable) you will score big, even if you lack in actual skill
Very very true. However I do have to say that even when I do understand smaller mini-goals in tables, my problem is I lack the skill to pull them off. i.e. hit it up a certain ramp to trigger multiball.. well it will be all set up, and I'll go through 3 balls and never be able to hit that ramp.
Never mind visiting all the rooms in Adams Family. I just can never do what needs to be done, consistently.
lol, yeah I know what you mean. I am by no means an "eagle eye" myself
This is how I tackle Addams...
Just practice the shit out of hitting the Bear Ramp and the electric chair hole.
Basically hit it up the Bear Ramp to light the electric chair and then pop it in the chair to light the mode
Now here is the trick, don't bother playing any of the modes, no multiball, no mamushka, nothing
. Addams lets you stack modes, as many as you want, so just keep drilling the Bear Ramp and hitting the elec/chair hole and make your only priority getting all the doors
I still remember my friends wondering how the hell I got "tour the mansion" wizard mode twice in a game.
I explained they could too if they quit draining all there balls actually trying to play the modes
Arkhan, on Mon May 21, 2012 11:17 AM, said:
Well, I was never really told to slam my self into the pinball machines . by the time I got to pinball, it was already a bit of a dying concept.
Now, I need to go try it some more.
Pinball on location is yeah, pretty much dead.
The home market right now is INSANE, it has become a rich mans game though. Most good A titles you cant touch for under 4k these days, MANY climbing in the 5-6k+ range
Stern has caught on and is catering to it, thats why you generally do not see the new stuff out in public anymore but join any pinball forum and you will see many people talking about there next new Stern purchase. The newer Sterns are running 6k+ sad but true. They will start to lose a lot of the home market if they keep it up, I'll reluctantly pay 4k for something awesome if I have the cash at the time (Tron/transformers/etc) but not 6k.....just can't do it for a "toy"
@OP - Another one....DEFENDER!!!