Well the game's been playing well enough that I moved it from the shop and into the main cade room. Kinda messed up my formerly chronologic lineup but I think it looks great - the active portal reflects off the ceiling and illuminates the window (and yes, with this pin we made the leap 30 years into the future... which I guess is appropo as Dr. Who himself might have been proud ha ha)
My issue with the ball bouncing off the upper flipper orbit rail was due to the shooter wireform being just hair low, thus occasionally deflecting the ball - easy to fix once I realized this. The only issue I seem to have now is the left orbit sometimes just dies behind the house somewhere. Wonder where the ball went, then it comes dribbling back out. Which adjustment is supposed to take care of this?
Also - I don't seem to be getting the Interdimensional Cable shows in attract mode. Actually, the game is pretty much silent even though I've turned those settings on. Is there a funky one that cancels them out somehow?
(speaking of sound, the "subway horn" or whatever that is when you hit the Rick target is one of my favorite sounds in all of pinball. So much of this game is an eargasm! I need to start trapping up just to listen to the dimension soundtracks).
FWIW, ss set by Spooky's build, I can backhand the right ramp, and from that same flipper the left ramp is pretty much at the tip. Neither is a "gimme" shot but I appreciate the balance. The upper right flipper is killing me - I've made all the shots but not reliably on command, so the timing is still escaping me. But then I've only put a couple dozen games on! I can tell I'm generally getting better, which is great. OTOH it's hard to be certain because man, this game just RIPS you a new one when you least expect it. So every awesome game seems promptly canceled by an embarrassment But the replay award gets me every time.
Finally, as for mods: you guys weren't kidding, that power supply fan is obnoxiously loud; I can hear it from another room even over the din and my usual stereo volume. And who had the death crystal mod... I thought PBL was selling them but don't see it listed?