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Barb Wire - Gottleib System 3 - Questions

By Arkate

7 months ago

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#1 7 months ago

Hey everyone!

I recently picked up my first SS game, Barb Wire. I know it's not a super desirable pin but I love the movie and couldn't resist.

Everything seems to work, but I have a couple questions -

1. The kickers feel very weak and somewhat inconsistent, I am thinking I'll replace the sleeves on them but I wasn't sure if this was a known issue with this era of game

2. The outhole kicker for saved ball doesn't get the ball completely onto the playfield, it kicks up and comes out the Mind Read hole - again not sure if this is intentional. It does this consistently and it always makes it all the way out of the outhole so I am leaning towards intentional

3. Big Fatso. If you own this game I'm sure you're familiar with the ball getting stuck behind him. (see pic) How have you fixed this? I have noticed a lip on the back of the dozer scoop that catches on the ball if you get it stuck while it is up. I've had this happen a few times where it cant get it free.
My thought is to file this lip off so big fatso can slide past the ball and set it free. If anyone has resolved in another way please let me know, I'd also like to keep it looking as nice as possible so if anyone has any tips to filing this I would appreciate it

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#2 7 months ago

I have had a few air balls, where the ball has been stuck behind Big Fatso, but in the 4 years I have owned this game it has only happened a handful of times. Which post is sending it up there? Maybe check your post sleeves or any other possible culprit, because it should not happen that often. Before filing the lip off, I would search for other solutions first.

The kickers on mine are not weak, but not amazingly strong either. New sleeves sure won't hurt. PM me if you need any help.

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