The best wizard mode

Started 2 years ago by bigdaddy07 in forum All PinballAll Pinball.


Forum » All Pinball » Topic

The best wizard mode


Topic summary

  • Started 2 years ago by bigdaddy07
  • 29 Pinsiders participating in this thread.
  • Latest reply from guymontag451

Tilts/ ignores / abuse

Sharing and favs





Games linked to topic

Help us build a pinball game knowledge base by linking topics to the games discussed in them!



    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    I'm curious as to which pin has the best wizard mode. I haven't seen many but, my vote would be for LITZ. Again, I haven't seen but a few. I can't get to "attack Mars" on RFM. Been playing the fire out it lately but can only get 7 saucer lights then drained. I'm not sure what is the wizard on LOTR. Is it TABA? Not seen that yet either.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    TSPP Alien Invasion....best one that I've played so far..it might not be considered a wizard mode though...

    One of the reasons I don't like RFM is because I found it to easy. I COMPLETELY finished it the 2nd day I had it...to many easy shots up the middle...boring layout...but it's a "pretty" game and the diagnostics and removal playfield are awesomesauce!


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    bigdaddy07 said:

    I'm not sure what is the wizard on LOTR. Is it TABA? Not seen that yet either.

    It's Valinor. TABA is really cool, but not the Wizard mode.

    I've not gotten to many myself, but from the one's I've seen JM (power down) is my favorite. I also really like Battle Royale on SM, but that's just a mini-wizard mode. I've personally never been to Super Hero.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    I've only done sperm attack once on FGY but remember it being a blast. Dammit now I have to go play it so I can get it again and post a 2nd opinion. Brb...


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    VJ on WH20 is one of the best.........not got there yet!


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    AI on TSPP is probably better classified as a mini-wizard mode, one of five tasks to get to Super-Duper Mega Extreme Wizard mode...BUT, AI is definitely one of the most intense, difficult, goal oriented wizard modes....Most wizard modes are simple multiball affairs with multiple jackpots lit everywere. Pretty boring. You can trap multiple balls, and just start shooting jackpots. AI, requires that you lock 2, then 3, then 4 and then 5 balls without ever draining. After each lock, all the balls are spit out again. You get a short ball saver on each new lock number, but it is still brutal considering one of the locks on 4 and 5 ball need to be in the couch.

    Mystery spot on TSPP is also a mini-wizard mode and very entertaining....I'd love to see someone on location playing that one Everybody would think you're a nut.

    Another goal oriented wizard mode with specific ball shot sequences is CFTBL. You have to search the tunnels to find the creature and then save the girl...In the meantime try to spell CREATURE in the whirlpool.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Yep I'm loving AI, and TSPP I've locked 4 of 5, but not 5 of 5 yet...still working on that damn pretzel multi too...

    Shadow's final battle is fun, because it's so challenging, I've been 1 or 2 shots away from finishing it, but haven't managed to complete it yet. You have to make like 26 shots or something, and you get a long ball saver to start...


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    tomdotcom said:

    One of the reasons I don't like RFM is because I found it to easy

    Man I must really suck then, cause it hands me my ass consistently. I do have mine set to hard on all the mode settings. I still don't see how you guys are getting to attack mars without collecting saucer lights. I think the only mode you can shoot up the middle and collect a saucer light on is alien abduction, all others require orbit and ramp shots??

    Anyway I'd love to get my hands on a WH20 someday a try for VJ.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    I did collect all the lights, I'm just saying that alot of the game revolves around that jump ramp, not ALL of it.

    I know the rules inside out, and I'm an above average player....I didn't say the game is easy for everyone...


    Slate

    Pinball addict
    1,050,450 3
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    LITZ on TZ is great. For some reason I got to it 2 times in the last week after never getting to it for years. Still can't get the damm TEX Litz Champion high score removed. Some default.
    Despite breaking 1 billion.

    VJ I have not got to but hear it great.

    Got to give it up for TOTAN. Pretty unique as its not time based per say. You can beat the Genie to the one side then he can push you back to the other. Pretty cool.

    WW is fun when you get all the cellar values. Not so much a wizard mode but cool


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    The Final Battle on The Shadow.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    IJ.


    Atomicboy

    Pinball guru
    5,503,400 2
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    kwiKimart said:

    The Final Battle on The Shadow.

    Hit every target, be done so many times, better in IJ.

    I like CV, as there are 4 stages you have to complete, the game shutting down after beating one, and before starting the next. When you go through all the modes again, and to the final for a second time, it's different stages. May not be the best, but one of the most creative.

    I like AI, but getting to AI isn't very hard, and once you figure out how to concentrate on locking the upper PF first with the ballsave on, beating it isn't very hard either (it's not easy, but not hard). There is no theatrical payoff either after beating it, kind of a rip, but given it's only a phase in the real wizard mode, I guess I can see why.

    I also like JD. You have all the crime scenes lit, with multiple lights for each crime scene. I assume you have to hit all scenes, and all coloured crime modes for each scene. Very hard, and I have never won this.

    May fav is my fav game, TAF. You get to go through all the modes again, one at a time, for one of the most involved wizard modes ever, which is something for one of the first wizard modes ever made.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    I love TAF as well, it was my first pin ever. I remember getting it the first time and I was beyond stoked hahah


    RGR

    Pinball master
    2,533,400 2
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Stern spiderman is prob the most in depth wiz mode out there. IJ and Shadow are good except they only involve hitting targets and not a combination of diff shots.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    I have a TZ and LITZ is fun. But for some reason I now like the Hole in One challenge on NGG. The music, SFX and light show is insane in that mode.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    Slate said:

    Still can't get the damm TEX Litz Champion high score removed.

    Same problem here. I'm not sure what I need to do to get it removed since i got LITZ and beat that score.


    Atomicboy

    Pinball guru
    5,503,400 2
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    bigdaddy07 said:

    Same problem here. I'm not sure what I need to do to get it removed since i got LITZ and beat that score.

    Shoot solely for the powerfield and score jackpots. Bashing the balls around during litz scores usually 200-300+, however with some good powerfield play, you can really jack that up. I think my high is somewhere in the high 400M. It's a random bashing though, and my last litz was my lowest ever at about 160m. There was a point where I had no balls in play haha.

    Litz is like sex - hell of a lot of foreplay for 45 seconds of pure fun.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Ahhh LITZ champion is the high score for LITZ only, not the score for your game. Now I understand why TEX won't go away. Thanks for the tip atomicboy! Owned this thing for a year and still learning.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    For LITZ, certain things, Powerfield Mania for example, carry over and count in your LITZ score. Score well in Powerfield Mania, and start LITZ on the same ball, instant headstart.


    RobT

    Pinside legend
    12,330,023 3
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Wow, lots of votes for LITZ. I absolutely love my TZ but no way does LITZ even come close to being the best wizard mode. It's a timed mode for goodness sake. It actually kinda sucks.


    RGR

    Pinball master
    2,533,400 2
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    LITZ doesnt go for long enough. SM wiz mode goes for quite a long time... Great value and points...


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Rule the Universe on AFM is a good one.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    TheLaw said:

    IJ.

    +One BIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIOOOOONNNNN!!


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Not really a wizard mode, but stacking all three MB's on BSD is very satisfying and the 30 Million callouts are great.


    RobT

    Pinside legend
    12,330,023 3
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    robertmee said:

    Not really a wizard mode, but stacking all three MB's on BSD is very satisfying and the 30 Million callouts are great.

    Definitely agree with that!


    TaylorVA

    Pinball guru
    4,810,750 3
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    RTU gets my vote. LITZ is just too easy to get. VJ is nice to get but is not a wizard mode.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    No idea if it's good or not but I'm dying to get to "Crime Wave" on DH. It's sooooo hard to get there. I always get within like 2 missions of it. I can't even really cheat by ball stalling because the timers pause when you do that. So sick of seeing "WAG" as the Crime Wave Champion (factory default initials).


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    bigdaddy07 said:

    I'm curious as to which pin has the best wizard mode. I haven't seen many but, my vote would be for LITZ. Again, I haven't seen but a few. I can't get to "attack Mars" on RFM. Been playing the fire out it lately but can only get 7 saucer lights then drained. I'm not sure what is the wizard on LOTR. Is it TABA? Not seen that yet either.

    Nothing beats Cirqus Voltaire's 3 tests to join the circus.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    SM very in depth mode was really cool. we cant leave out MM either, MB and IJ are up there.JT


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    bigdaddy07 said:

    tomdotcom said:One of the reasons I don't like RFM is because I found it to easy
    Man I must really suck then, cause it hands me my ass consistently. I do have mine set to hard on all the mode settings. I still don't see how you guys are getting to attack mars without collecting saucer lights. I think the only mode you can shoot up the middle and collect a saucer light on is alien abduction, all others require orbit and ramp shots??
    Anyway I'd love to get my hands on a WH20 someday a try for VJ.

    You do not suck. Rfm is not that easy! You have to complete 6 modes flawlesslY just to get to the Attack from Mars.

    Lotr gets my vote. The machine goes crazy when you destroy The ring. I'm buying a second lotr tomorrow.


    Atomicboy

    Pinball guru
    5,503,400 2
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    TaylorVA said:

    RTU gets my vote.

    Seriously? I have never got to RTU and have not won it, 5B points is a given during the ball save alone. It's fun to get there, and a blast to play, but isn't in depth enough to be a great wizard mode IMO.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    AV8 - this is an excerpt from the RFM rulesheet
    "Specifically this is achieved by lighting all 9 Saucer lights, completing the Bonus Wave multiballs (Fuel, Saucer and Weapons), and getting Mothership Multiball. Once these have been completed, Attack Mars will light."

    You can get saucer lights from SOL as well so, you would be right if 6 flawless plus 3 SOL bonus.
    I've been driven lately to get there. Fun and addictive game IMO.

    Sorry for getting off topic.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    I think System Failure on JP is pretty neat.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    robertmee said:

    Not really a wizard mode, but stacking all three MB's on BSD is very satisfying and the 30 Million callouts are great.

    I much prefer this to wizard modes, in general. I've only seen the wizard modes on TAF, TZ & JD but i must say i prefer JD's wizard mode to the other two.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    That is just becuase you drain immediately on TAF upon entering wiz mode

    side note > I no longer have high score on TAF. I spent most of saturday tweaking things and ajusting the bookcase to be more in plane with the PF (so the vault shot would function properly) and then my buddy Adam tossed up a 408 mil to knock me off as the grand champ. SOB...


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    Atomicboy said:

    TaylorVA said:RTU gets my vote.
    Seriously? I have never got to RTU and have not won it, 5B points is a given during the ball save alone. It's fun to get there, and a blast to play, but isn't in depth enough to be a great wizard mode IMO.

    +1 on this

    RTU is fun but very easy & doesnt require much skill. Just keep the balls in play long enough & youll win. SM is very good with the 5 levels is has. IJ & TS are both nice. CV is good but pretty easy also.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    Is it too early to vote for Harry Potter???


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    NimblePin said:

    Is it too early to vote for Harry Potter???

    Surprisingly, that would actually make a great wizard mode.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    NimblePin said:

    Is it too early to vote for Harry Potter???

    Attachments harry-potter-vs-voldemort.jpg (26.9 KB, 0 downloads) 8 minutes old

    Good Luck ever seeing that wizard mode on a pinball machine.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    smassa said:

    Good Luck ever seeing that wizard mode on a pinball machine.

    That's a shame. It would be a fantastic game. If the pin community can embrace a theme like WOZ, why not Harry Potter? So much that could be done with it and yes could have a great wizard mode.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #

    WH2O and the Vacation Jackpot is my Favorite. The best I've seen so far. Very original. Great for the player who gets it for the first time. There's nothing like the first Vacation Jackpot.....so don't give it away. Don't tell them what happens.....Let people find it on there own. They will be happy you did.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    bigdaddy07 said:

    smassa said:Good Luck ever seeing that wizard mode on a pinball machine.
    That's a shame. It would be a fantastic game. If the pin community can embrace a theme like WOZ, why not Harry Potter? So much that could be done with it and yes could have a great wizard mode.

    Has nothing to do with the pin community not embracing a Potter pin. It's been on record that JK Rowling wants nothing to do with a Harry Potter pinball machine. I don't think she is desperate for money so I don't see it happening unless someone can changer her opinion.


    TaylorVA

    Pinball guru
    4,810,750 3
    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    Atomicboy said:

    TaylorVA said:RTU gets my vote.
    Seriously? I have never got to RTU and have not won it, 5B points is a given during the ball save alone. It's fun to get there, and a blast to play, but isn't in depth enough to be a great wizard mode IMO.

    Yes, seriously. "Its fun to get there and a blast to play" which is why I like it. I'm not looking to have my ass handed to me in a Wizard mode. It should be a reward not a punishment.

    And once again, Vacation Jackpot is NOT a mode. I wish it was, would certainly make the game a no doubt a-list game but it isn't.


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    Pugsley said:

    I have a TZ and LITZ is fun. But for some reason I now like the Hole in One challenge on NGG. The music, SFX and light show is insane in that mode.

    "No Choking, ahh!!"


    2 years, 1 month ago
    #
    Shapeshifter said:

    VJ on WH20 is one of the best

    I agree, most satisfying thing in pinball to date for me. Also, DH has a great wizard mode and SS's "stiff-o-meter" isn't difficult to start but fun and exciting to try and complete.



Reply

Wanna join the discussion? Sign up for a Pinside account, or sign in if you already have one.





© 2001-2014 Pinside.com All rights reserved. Jump to topRSS feedsHelpContactCookiesDesigned by Keeple