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Pinball draws you in like no other classic game. The chaotic randomness of the ball interacting with bumpers, poorly timed flipper shots, miscalculated angles, all while battling actual physics (gravity is merciless) ensures that every game is unique. Compare that with Donkey Kong or Ms. Pac Man (both great games don't get me wrong) which are relatively identical every time you play.
Most pins have multiple different ways to play the game (or you can ignore the rules completely and just have fun shooting ramps and keeping your ball alive as long as you can), sharing more in common with Grand Theft Auto than Super Mario Brothers.
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June 10th, 2021
Most of my swaps and shops are documented here on Pinside. Here is the list where I'm keeping most of them. STTNG: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sttng-a-refresh-for-future-generations Bad Cats: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bad-cats-playfield-swap-ii-youre-one-bad-cat AFM: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/attilla-from-mars-another-afm-playfield-swap AFM Kruzman: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/afm-mirco-playfield-gone-over-by-kruzman-swap BK2000: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bk2000-refresh-redeux Whirlwind: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/another-whirlwind-playfield-swap-refresh-cpr-gold-second-run EATPM: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/elvira-and-the-party-monsters-playfield-swap-refresh Whirlwind: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/playfield-swap-from-wind-chapped-to-whirlwind-reset-in-time#post-4540566 CV: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cirqus-voltaire-refresh-cabinet-and-playfield-swaps CFTBL: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cftbl-pulling-play-field-and-sending-out-to-be-touched-up-and-cleared#post-3522122 Avatar: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/from-avaturd-to-avatar-machine-refreshextensive-shop Fire!: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fire-refreshteration-pf-swap-and-a-general-spruce-up Bad Cats: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bad-cats-cpr-gold-playfield-swap-meow FH: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/another-funhouse-playfield-swap-3 HS: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/high-speed-cpr-playfield-swap GL: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/grand-lizard-hardtop-playfield-rebuild#post-6035497 Banzai Run: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/banzai-run-playfield-set-swap Joker > more...
" Some of the awards you can get during play on Lights...Camera...Action! are a bit unusual. Getting "5 of a Kind" from the poker faces awards 5 specials and immediately asks you to input your initials before play continues, while one of the mystery awards will reveal the match number that will come up when the game is over."
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