Star Light (Recreativos Garcia, 1986)

Star Light

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“Star Light is a game that SHOULD have seen more production. Was it the operators at the show who killed it because they thought it looked boring? Who knows.

The Pros:
A game that looks sparse with nothing to do. This is NOT the case. 10 rollovers in the bowling pin formation. A second button on the right hand side of the game works with the 5 rollovers at the top of the pf. This offers double layer scoring (ala barracora) at the top of the PF. Nudging and quick flipping skills are mandatory! Oh yeah, this game has a great multiball with double scoring until less than 1 ball is in play! The left orbit to the top is a tight shot that requires skill. STAR and LIGHT targets are at an angle requiring sniper like aim. Great "Defender" sounds (if memory serves).

The Cons:
The art team of Blazek and Smeltzer did not do the best job with the BG... they were never heard from again. Super rare. I wish you the best finding one to play.

The Takeaway:
Considering that Williams was making games that were of lower cost to the operator... Barry Oursler and his team did a fantastic job. No toys, no ramps, no plastic thingies to break... just pure pinball fun with a simple layout and well balanced rules. Consider that this was 1984 and pinball was at the brink of dying off. Good thing Barry also made Space Shuttle as his next table (with ramps and toys that break easily). This deck may have been sacrificed for the greater pinball good, but it's still a great game to play. With only 100 made... good luck finding one. However if you do... give it a few games and find the player that this table truly is.

Update:
Once I sunk my "claws" into this game... My scores got higher and higher and higher. No spankings by this table to put me in my respectful place. After a while, this game became boring. Unless this game is nastified (Oultane posts raised/removed, in/outlane rubbers removed and possibly lightning flippers installed) This game seems to get old rather quick. scored downgraded accordingly.”


“My review is only based on a douzen plays or so over a couple of days at a show in the UK. The rules and gameplay were nice and the playfield looked great due to the bright inserts. I'm not overkeen on the artwork but it is memorable and worth playing. Also very rare!”



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