Since Batman 66 code update 1.0 is coming soon, I’ve complied some of my ideas and your ideas (you guys have some good ones) to make a great table even better. If you have anymore to add, please chime in so we may send to Lyman. Please read my letter to Lyman below:
Dear Lyman (codeman),
I’m sending through a bunch of additional needed items to make our good Batman 66 table great! Please consider and add the below items, before version 1.0 is completed
Name call outs as well as the Villain Vision feature being used as a major sales point (villains taunting you directly) that still isn’t present.!?
Currently it is nothing more than a slideshow and it would be great to see it more integrated; even have it's own mode. How about a dedicated (separate from the LCD) TV clip (ideally a close-up) of the applicable villain each time one of their modes is activated? Too good of an opportunity ( and called "villian vision") to let it go w static clips.....would be a great finish to the code.
To get to 1.0, we need more polish on the callouts / sound and light shows. e.g. Penguin has nothing sound-wise.
Since the .95 update I believe, my motor does not shake when I capture Penguin. It works on all the others, but not him.
I'd still like to see the minor villains difficulty dialed down a bit. It doesn't seem like they should be significantly harder than the main villains like they are now. Especially since we know there will be three wizard modes associated with them and it's nearly impossible to hit one of them now.
More crane use or variety to the crane use would be nice. Love how BDK used it differently in each Scarecrow mode. It's one of the best toys in pinball and it's a little underused here so far. THIS IS ALMOST A MUST TO USE THE CRANE MORE IN MORE PLACES. IT IS ALMOST WASTED SITTING THERE DORMANT MOST OF THE TIME.
Wish you could extend the minor villain select timer to be longer than 9 seconds. There are so many minor villain episodes to choose from its hard to find the one you want before the timer runs out. I would even argue to not have it time out at all...rather remind you to make a choice.
- keep track of completion and earned benefits of a completed minor mode + better implementation
- any reward for playing/completing all minors?
- any reward for playing/completing all majors (both seasons then)?
- sound fx on certain parts (like penguin)
- score balancing
- light effects
- A longer path towards some final wizard mode might be nice.
- Access to the listed custom name callouts done by Adam West
- Any chance of getting additional minor villains added, like Lola Lasagne ethel merman, Archer art carney, Siren Joan Collins, Ma Parker Shelly Winters, Clock King Walter slezak, Minstrel Van Johnson just to name a few. Is there anyway to include some or all of these?
Will send more ideas as I play through the awesome code you’ve put together already.
Much appreciated for your passion on Batman 66 and thanks!