(Topic ID: 155371)

4 Square - One target scores Two


By goatdan

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Okay, this problem has been going on for altogether too long, and I'm not sure what's causing it... First, quick background...

In 4 Square, the goal of the game is to light targets corresponding with 1, 2, 3 and 4 to increase values on various things on the playfield. There is a 16 light grid in the center that tracks your score.

On my machine, if you hit ANY 1 target, you also light the 4 target. You do NOT get points for both, but the center lights all light up.

So far, what I have tried:

- Checked all targets to ensure that none of them are touching wires with other targets.
- Checked the relay in the back of the machine that controls "counting" the four struck targets to ensure that none of them have wires that are crossing.
- Checked all roll over switches to ensure that they are not touching when playing the machine.

I really don't know what else to check on this one. Additionally, I'm not sure if perhaps it is one of the "difficulty" settings with the game, as I can find no documentation on what those are...

Help?

#2 3 years ago

Are you on 3 ball? or 5 ball? My guess is if you are on 3ball, it's a feature so the game isn't so hard with only 3 balls. My World Fair has that. On 3 ball the spinner spots 2 numbers. Just a guess...

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

Are you on 3 ball? or 5 ball? My guess is if you are on 3ball, it's a feature so the game isn't so hard with only 3 balls. My World Fair has that. On 3 ball the spinner spots 2 numbers. Just a guess...

Oh that's fascinating. Yeah, it's three balls. I'll see if I can change it...

#4 3 years ago

Aaaannnnndddddd I'm a dummy.

The operations card says for three ball hitting 1 or 4 scores 1 and 4. Flip it over, and that changes.

Apparently, it's not a bug it's a feature!

#5 3 years ago

Beauty baby! That "feature" actually helped me troubleshoot another issue on my World Fair!

#6 3 years ago

You guys and your 3-ball.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

You guys and your 3-ball.

I set it like that for tournament play, which is what it was last doing, and I never changed it because I was trying to figure out how it 'broke'. Oi.

1 year later
#8 2 years ago

I am so glad I searched for this before posting! Having the same "non issue" with my 4 Square. My Saturday just got better!

#9 2 years ago

when any game changes from 5 to 3 ball that the rules change to make the game a bit easier.

#10 2 years ago

And this just goes to prove, 3 ball stinks. All my tiny collection is set to 5 ball and given my age and growing up on 5 ball, always feel slightly cheated with 3 ball games.

#11 2 years ago

My Quick Draw is set to 3 ball and it fits. The game is challenging but doesn't feel like I need to go to 5 ball.

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