Just ordered my pro. Can’t wait for delivery next week.
I was a big Munsters fan growing up so the theme is great, but also approachable for those on the younger side. I’m wading through this thread for any tips and tricks for when I get it.
I finally had a bit of a break through last night and hit a 13M super jackpot. I like the use of the button, much more than Star Wars. Flashing blue, hit it to charge the ZAP for those jackpots, when it flashes red, hold if you want to cancel scoring the super jackpots. I waited til I had 3 built up and 6x multiplier. I'm really loving this machine and glad I didn't listen to the negativity.
Speaking of spot, hope this isn't something already covered in the 20+ pages I haven't read yet, but is his door supposed to be flush with the ramp? Mine seems to sit just a bit higher, but it doesn't seem to affect the ball at all. The ball doesn't bounce or look to be slowed down in any way.
It sits up about as much as it is thick. I have to push it down to get it close but it won’t stay. Didn’t look underneath yet to adjust if possible.
So finally had a few friends and family stop by and play with my pro a bit. A friend of my niece, who probably never played pinball before, was playing and the whole thing went dark for midnight madness. (conveniently set for 9pm!) The look on hers and everybody's face was priceless. That intro scene before it starts is perfect.
Finally had a breakthrough game. Still don’t have the shots down though. I can hit grandpa and dragula all day, until it means something.
I love the match videos. I shut it off/start a new game after it finishes playing. I don't think it will cause me to sell it any earlier, but I am a bit disappointed at the half done in game videos. Herman's fine, but the animated Lily and Spot just don't cut it. At least Grandpa has an intro scene and it's show footage of him in his mode. Still a fun game and I like it a lot, as does the family. Just a few rule tweaks and some more in game show footage would make this one really shine.
It would be funny for somebody to make a magnifying glass mod to put over that section of the screen.
I think I had a discovery this weekend but haven't had time try to really test it out. I have a hard time hitting the dragster shot. Sometimes I'll hit it and it goes up and out of the lane and misses. I was a bit distracted and flipped around the left Eddie loop once and took my hands off the flippers and the ball bounced off the right flipper to the left flipper and straight up into the dragster! I just sat there and looked at it like where have you been all this time?!
I'll get some time to play tonight to see if it was a fluke or not, but if anybody has a surefire way to hit that dragster I'd like to hear it.
Quoted from Who-Dey:
Ive got bad pooling around my kitty post. Looks like a bubble getting ready to pop, and im sure that it will. Its not a matter of if, its a matter of when. My dream game too, what a bummer thats going to be when it happens.
I've got 700 games on mine and none of these pools have chipped. Looks like a lot more dimples in that picture than mine so I'm guessing that has a few more plays.
I miss the play of IM, but I don't miss the constant adjusting/fixing of the mechs on the PREM. If I didn't have a Rick and Morty coming in a couple months I would probably grab an IM pro. Munsters not going anywhere in my lineup, even without a code update. So challenging and I finally reclaimed my GC score with a measly 125 million! I swear they sneak in an extra cutscene every now and then in the match sequence. LMAO at a new one I never saw until yesterday with Herman pounding stakes near Grandpa.
I cleaned mine at 700 plays last night and noticed nothing wrong with the cliffy, or the pooling around the post by kitty. If the pooling chips, it chips. Not too worried. I do have the flippers at lower power and wondering if that has to do with the cliffy getting damaged on other machines.
I got lucky and was able to rent a Batman 66 for the month and it sits nicely next to Munsters. Every game of Batman just makes us wish the Munsters was on the same kind of update path. Without a theme or code, I definitely would pick Munsters layout and it's just fun to shoot. That right ramp on BM feels like it'll snap at any moment and feels much cheaper than Munsters overall. The continue the story or cash in on Batman is so cool and they could do something like that in Munsters. Have real video of Lily cleaning/doing chores instead of that creepy animation. We know the footage is there, heck it's all in the end game cut scenes. I'll hang in for a while longer and hope something materializes code wise, plus when people come to play they seem to like it a bit better over Jurassic Park. The setup for Midnight Madness shows what good theme integration could do.
I actually do like this. I hated the backbox flickering on and off like it was. The problem is though if they were supposedly working on code, why release this without something new?
Quoted from Pinhead1982:
Looks like mine is too...
Is it hard to swap it round do you know?
Also - anyone got pooling of clear at any posts?
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I was really concerned with the pooling when I got my JP. I finally convinced myself to not worry about it and enjoy the game. 1000 games later there are some tiny chips near a few posts and you really wouldn't even notice them. I have a few pooled posts near Kitty on Munsters and I couldn't care less. During the lockdown we were fortunate enough to rent a Batman 66 and I noticed the pooling on there and only a few have chips in the clear near the posts. I know in the other threads they guarantee that every pooled post will eventually chip and ruin your playfield, but after seeing Batman with what has to be over 5 or 6 thousand plays, I don't think it is an issue to worry about. All that being said, what is the best way to touch up those little chips if they do happen so they don't end up spreading if possible?
DoTT brings me back to those earlier gaming days. I remember you could buy it on 3.5 discs or the new Talkie version on CD-ROM drive. Those games and the original Monkey Island, Loom, all the Lucasarts games were great.
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