Quoted from MikeS:
What % of the time do you actually complete the modes on Shadow on default settings? What % of the time that you start Shadow MB do you actually get the Super Jackpot? And you answered my question about how difficult Final Battle is to complete.
Alien it is easy to start modes and progress towards the mini-wizard modes. If you watched the DeadFlip Alien stream I made it to one of the mini wizard mode on my first game. What's difficult is completing modes and actually doing well once you get to the wizard modes and unlocking the game's potential.
Now compare all this to a game like MM which hands out Super Jackpots like candy. AFM roving Super isn't that difficult either. Probably helps that they are 2 flipper games with a familiar fan layout and easy shots.
Depends on the mode...but certainly I don't remember them being more difficult than other games. Shadow multiball SJ is tough. I haven't owned the game in ages, so it's hard to remember success rates. Mode hole is toughest shot on the game though. Khan hole is easy. Loop left and hold upper right flipper up for success every time. Double and triple those JPs!
To compare to MM: I've reached BFTK maybe 5 times. Beat it twice.