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Pinsider Dooskie has rated 10 machines.

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Dooskie has written 10 rating comments:

5 years ago
I really love playing this game, and never get tired of it. Lots of challenging shots, and it's not easy to set yourself up for a high score. I like the backglass on the original EBD, but for some reason, I like this Limited Edition better. I just think it looks cool. Maybe because it's so different from most other machines.

I had this in my collection 25 years ago and sold it because I was young and moving a lot. Have been keeping my eyes open for another one, and when I find a good one, it will be back in my collection permanently.
5 years ago
I only got to play this a couple of times before it quit working, and I sold it before it was ever fixed. So it's difficult for me to really rate the game play in much detail. The artwork is great, both on the playfield and the backglass. If you are looking for a fun game to play, this is very much mediocre. If you are a collector, it's highly collectable and worth having, if that's one of the reasons you're into pinball.
5 years ago
I purchased this because I really enjoyed Eight Ball and Eight Ball Deluxe. Didn't find this game near as fun. It's not a bad game, but I just didn't enjoy it quite as much as the other two. However, if you take the time to learn the rules, there are a lot of shots to hit to set yourself up for some big scores.

Under the right circumstances, I'd probably give this game another chance.
5 years ago
Interesting machine that will keep you on your toes. First game I ever played with the two-level playfield, and the first game I ever played with the magna-save. It takes awhile to get a feel for the shots, and to get used to properly using the magna-save.

Played a lot of games on this back in the early 90's when my boss bought one and put it in his basement. Was thrilled to find one this past summer that was in fantastic condition. I never get tired of playing this machine and am always up to 'challenge the Black Knight again!'
5 years ago
Easy rules to figure out, but hitting the shots to get the machine wound up isn't always easy. There are a lot of great shots to hit....the drop targets on the left, the left orbit, completing 'BALLY' and getting the ball to snuggle through the right lane to collect your bonus points. They are never routine, and can be brutal if you miss them.

The first time I purchased this machine back in the early 90's, I made a weekend trip out of it. Sold it because I was young and moving around a lot. Picked it up again this past spring when I saw it on CL, and drove 6 hours each way to get it. I was lucky and got one that's in mint condition.

The game has good flow, is fun to play, and has enough variety to keep me playing.
5 years ago
My rating is probably going to be a little biased. I am a professional golfer, I own a golf course, and I love the movie Caddyshack.

The rules of this game are not difficult to figure out. However, hitting the shots you need to hit to get a big score aren't that easy. When you get into multi-ball, hitting the combination of the jackpot and super jackpot is no gimmie putt. It's like standing over a 5-footer that you have to make because you don't have enough money in your wallet to cover the bet if you miss. It's pretty easy to choke.

And speaking of choking, the two gophers, Bud and Buzz, really help to pull this game together. They are relentless, and the timing of their insults always leads to lots of smiles and laughs. I'll hear someone playing the game in my pro shop, they'll say 'ah crap,' which is immediately followed by Bud saying 'wrong hole,' or giving his maniacal laugh.

The golf theme is well thought out, and the hole-in-one shot is always satisfying to hit. This game never gets old and it's one of my all-time favorites.
5 years ago
There are two ways to approach this game. You can go for all five stars first, which maxes out the right spinner and opens the door for big points for hitting the moving star. Or, knock down the drop targets, max out the multiplier rewards and max out the left spinner. I've found I get more consistent scores when I try to max out the multiplier rewards, but I get my biggest scores when I hit all the stars and start nailing the right spinner.

The overall layout of the game is well thought-out, and will test your skills with both flippers. You had also be a good 'nudger,' otherwise you'll be reaching for another quarter before you know it. I love the chimes. The artwork is good and fits the theme of the game. Definitely a keeper!
5 years ago
Interesting game to play. With the upper and lower playfield, it keeps you on your toes, especially when you are hitting shots on the lower playfield. The ball gets back to the flippers extremely fast.

Completing 'LORD' in the bagatelle is an interesting feature. I like the way the multi-ball is set up so that you get at least 35 seconds of actual play time. So if you lose both balls before the 35 seconds is over, you get another ball.

The rules aren't difficult to figure out, but there are enough things you need to do to make the game interesting. Getting multi-ball isn't easy to do, so it's always satisfying when you do earn it. Hitting the loop for the bonus multipliers isn't difficult, but since it's timed, it does create some urgency and if you want to have a big score, it's necessary to max this out.

I'd never heard of this game before I picked it up. It was a throw-in with a Black Knight that I purchased, and I'm glad I got it. I'm not a fan of the artwork (it's not great), but it's a fun game to play and it never gets boring.
5 years ago
Lots of ways to approach the game, and even after owning it for a year, I'm still figuring out different play strategies. What I've been working on the past couple of months is stacking the three Nero levels first, then completing the first level for the rest of the modes to get to the Kobayashi Maru. I've had my best scores this way.

Hitting the warp ramp consistently is the toughest shot, and is satisfying if you can hit it several times in a row. Hitting the left ball lock is also a tough shot, and unforgiving if you miss it.

A couple of things I don't like about the game. The flashing lights can be so bright and intense that it can be difficult to see the ball, and it can also give you a headache. I'm not a big fan of the back glass.

This is an extremely challenging game, and I never get tired of playing it. This was my first (and so far only) NIB game, and I have no regrets. This will be staying in my collection for a long time.
6 years ago
There isn't anything that I don't like about this game. It requires you to hit a lot of different shots with both flippers. There are difficult shots and there are easy shots. There are tons of ways to score lots of points. The music and sound effects match the game. I never get tired of playing this game. I really enjoy the Star Trek Universe, so this game is especially enjoyable for me.