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Back in MY day, you had to work for a multiball

By jorant

70 days ago


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    #1 70 days ago

    Now a days you whipper snappers get multiball for doing almost NOTHING.

    I played Mandolorian for the first time today, and about 27 seconds in I got rewarded with a multiball. And I wasnt even excited about it. It was more like, "so the f#$% what?"

    Some rules, like outrageously easy multiball, kinda piss me off. It is like that quote from Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurrasic Park, how you didn't do anything to attain it.

    #2 70 days ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Now a days you whipper snappers get multiball for doing almost NOTHING.
    I played Mandolorian for the first time today, and about 27 seconds in I got rewarded with a multiball. And I wasnt even excited about it. It was more like, "so the f#$% what?"
    Some rules, like outrageously easy multiball, kinda piss me off. It is like that quote from Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurrasic Park, how you didn't do anything to attain it.

    Yep. Taxi Multiball is earned. Fathom and many others.

    #3 70 days ago

    In TMNT choose Donatello as your turtle and hit that right ramp to get Turtle Power multiball on your first shot!

    #4 70 days ago

    3-2-1 and hear it comes?

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    #5 70 days ago

    Not to mention half of these multi-balls have a ball saver that lasts for what seems like forever.

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    #6 70 days ago

    Get multiball going on Black Hole and you've accomplished something.

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    #7 70 days ago

    But can you memorize how to get the 22X multiplier while running 3 modes in that multiball?

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    #8 70 days ago

    When I was a kid we didn't have multi ball!

    #9 70 days ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Now a days you whipper snappers get multiball for doing almost NOTHING.
    I played Mandolorian for the first time today, and about 27 seconds in I got rewarded with a multiball. And I wasnt even excited about it. It was more like, "so the f#$% what?"
    Some rules, like outrageously easy multiball, kinda piss me off. It is like that quote from Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurrasic Park, how you didn't do anything to attain it.

    DP lil Deadpool is just as easy and yet I always see you saying you like that?

    New players enjoy MB, I’m ok with it if you don’t play the whole game in MB.

    #10 70 days ago
    Quoted from Pinbub:

    When I was a kid we didn't have multi ball!

    Did you get 5 balls for a nickle?

    #11 70 days ago

    We had to walk barefoot in the snow for 2 miles to earn multiball.

    Early multiball games were difficult to keep the multiball after you earned it.
    I have volcano and most multiball times are low.

    #12 70 days ago

    Except for many a Gottlieb...

    #13 70 days ago

    Need more multiball!

    #14 70 days ago
    Quoted from uphamj:

    Did you get 5 balls for a nickle?

    We didn't have nickels, they weren't invented yet!

    #15 70 days ago

    I do have 2 machines here that give you 10 balls for a nickel, does that count?

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    #16 70 days ago

    Play gnr. Im not sure it has a single ball mode

    #17 70 days ago
    Quoted from Hayfarmer:

    Play gnr. Im not sure it has a single ball mode

    Beat me to it!

    #18 70 days ago

    Get ready for the defenders of jjp to hit us haha

    #19 70 days ago
    Quoted from Pinbub:

    I do have 2 machines here that give you 10 balls for a nickel, does that count?

    If you play them at the same time does that count as multiball lol.

    #20 70 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Get multiball going on Black Hole and you've accomplished something.

    When I finally switched mine over to 3 ball I thought okay now multiball is going to be near impossible, but it's not nearly as rare as I expected. Especially with the yellow targets' status now being kept between balls, and if you make that your main objective above everything else from ball 1.

    Black Knight... on the 'easy' setting it is WAY too damn easy, shoot the three balls into the lock and that's it, possibly without even having to leave the upper pf. You gotta have it on the hard setting where you at least have to shoot the turnaround to enable it, which is not exactly a cinch shot.

    #21 70 days ago

    3 ball game of Flight 2000, gotsta work hard to Blast Off, Count Down, and get that multi-ball! It won’t happen by accident people! Haha.

    #22 70 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Get multiball going on Black Hole and you've accomplished something.

    I always think of that as “wizard mode”

    #23 70 days ago

    Even when it was 5 balls for a nickel like my Gtb. Poker Face you could start your own multiball, just keep pushing the ball lift rod and shoot, shoot, shoot. If you have 10 or 15 credits on the wheel, why not live a little?

    #24 70 days ago

    And back in those days, a jackpot shot was actually meaningful! You were lucky to get it. I never liked the watered down “every ramp is a jackpot” reward.

    #25 70 days ago

    Ya ever play JJP Hobbit? Ho....leeee......shit!!!!!!!!! If you're not playing a multi ball you're either drunk and passed out or you just had a fatal stroke.

    QSS

    #26 70 days ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    And back in those days, a jackpot shot was actually meaningful! You were lucky to get it. I never liked the watered down “every ramp is a jackpot” reward.

    Must've been a shock back in the 50s when they changed scoring from millions down to only 1000s. Talk about a pay cut!!

    #27 70 days ago

    Didn't every Data East DMD game basically give you a free multiball on ball 3?

    #28 70 days ago

    Have to jump through lots of hoops just to get a two ball multiball on Creech... and I love it!

    #29 70 days ago

    Surprised somebody hasn't made a game which actually serves two balls to the shooter every time, or after you shoot it shoots a second ball out automatically from a subway kicker or something. Just give the player multiball at the start and see what he can do with it. First ball drains and then it just reverts to one ball scoring.

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    #30 70 days ago
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    #31 70 days ago
    Quoted from Waxx:

    DP lil Deadpool is just as easy and yet I always see you saying you like that?
    New players enjoy MB, I’m ok with it if you don’t play the whole game in MB.

    You saw me say I like lil deadpool multiball? Because if I ever say that phrase, kill me. Literally the one part of that game I hate.

    #32 70 days ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    Surprised somebody hasn't made a game which actually serves two balls to the shooter every time, or after you shoot it shoots a second ball out automatically from a subway kicker or something. Just give the player multiball at the start and see what he can do with it. First ball drains and then it just reverts to one ball scoring.

    Spring break

    #33 70 days ago

    Getting multi ball on Flash Gordon is impossible or maybe I'm just not that good.

    #34 70 days ago

    I believe the design term for that is "bozo multiball"

    Its designed to reward casual players so they feel like they did something by just flailing around and hitting just about anything.

    For some modern games the whole thing is pretty much bozo.

    #35 70 days ago
    Quoted from Bowlingpin:

    Not to mention half of these multi-balls have a ball saver that lasts for what seems like forever.

    My wife has me adjust them up even higher.

    People new people really like multiball, I love seeing new people and their excitement, maybe getting into pinball due to multi.

    #36 70 days ago
    Quoted from UNCgump:

    Except for many a Gottlieb...

    Depends on the MPU the game is on. System 3 definitely easy, while System 80 was brutal (sans Goin' Nuts).

    #37 70 days ago
    Quoted from Pinbub:

    When I was a kid we didn't have multi ball!

    Bally released The Wiggler in 1967, and it has three ball multiball (that you have to earn).

    How old are you? Jk...

    #38 70 days ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    Surprised somebody hasn't made a game which actually serves two balls to the shooter every time

    I think Blackwater 100 serves three balls.

    #39 70 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Getting multi ball on Flash Gordon is impossible or maybe I'm just not that good.

    I think most people would be grateful to just have a single ball time longer than 30 seconds on FG.

    #40 70 days ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    Bally released The Wiggler in 1967, and it has three ball multiball (that you have to earn).
    How old are you? Jk...

    Didn't Bally release out a table called Balls a Poppin back in the 50s, which had a crazy multiball?

    There's also 1972's Fireball, which had both 2 and 3 ball multiballs.

    #41 70 days ago
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    #42 70 days ago

    Just played Nip-It and was thrilled to get multiball twice after maxing out the bonus, because I had to work for it. I haven’t done that very often.

    Now get off my lawn!

    #43 70 days ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    I think most people would be grateful to just have a single ball time longer than 30 seconds on FG.

    Never understood the whole FG thing. When I finally played one I got Multiball on my first try and had a 5 minute game. It was so easy

    #44 70 days ago

    Played Fireball Classic tonight and got multiball on my first shot due to held balls carrying over between games. Granted it didn’t last long but mid-80’s BW representing the easy multiball.

    #45 70 days ago

    Gotta work so hard to get multiball on Firepower and its usually over in about 5 seconds. Most games of FP I never even sniff multiball.

    #46 70 days ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    Bally released The Wiggler in 1967, and it has three ball multiball (that you have to earn).
    How old are you? Jk...

    Look man..... ....52 for the record! So the Wiggler beat me by 2 years. I can shoot multiple balls on Five Star Final but that's not saying much.

    #47 70 days ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    I think most people would be grateful to just have a single ball time longer than 30 seconds on FG.

    I agree. I've been waiting for someone to point out that FG didn't have multi-ball. LOL

    #48 70 days ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    Surprised somebody hasn't made a game which actually serves two balls to the shooter every time, or after you shoot it shoots a second ball out automatically from a subway kicker or something. Just give the player multiball at the start and see what he can do with it. First ball drains and then it just reverts to one ball scoring.

    Look into gottlieb spring break. It is the oprah of multiball.

    3 ball game.

    Dipswitch 31 ON starts the game with
    3 balls per game: 2 balls on ball 1, 3 balls on ball 2 and 4 balls on ball
    3.
    On a 5 ball game: 2 balls on ball 1, 2 balls on ball 2, 3 balls on ball 3, 3
    balls on ball 4, 4 balls on ball 5.

    Dipswitch 31 OFF releases all 4 balls on the first ball in play only.
    1 ball is released on every subsequent balls.

    In the game you can shoot the 1, 2 and 3 targets to light "release a ball".
    Which alternates on 3 rollovers, and one being "release all balls".

    #49 70 days ago

    Stern is doing the whole super easy multiball thing to attract noobs.

    #50 70 days ago

    Thanks @ Isonchronic_Frost, you got it!

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