Quoted from Dr_Gonzo:
5 ball, wtf? Did you ever get 5 balls at the local arcade?
I have never in my life played a 5 ball game on any DMD or SS game. EMs are the only exception. I can't imagine playing LOTR on 5 ball, that would take forever.
Edit: I take that back, I've played 5 ball at PHOF. It sucked, 1st time playing AP and I gave up on ball 4 with 3 EBs stacked. Not fun to me.
I think alot of this is for older games. When I played SMDM on site it was 5 balls. The game is a little more brutal than newer games and odesnt give you another ball for draining it in 2 seconds. I like mine games on 5 balls, but they are older without ball saves.