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Batman 66 - Official Club Thread


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#13751 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

These high scores....looks like I need to pull the glass to "check" all the switches

No glass pulling here, just a lot of minor villains. Both outlines are wide open and all the settings are factory.

#13752 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

These high scores....looks like I need to pull the glass to "check" all the switches

It’s all about the multipliers and of course getting those minor villains. Normally my scores are only a few hundred million in a good game... but get things lined up and BOOM! My previous gc was under a billion. In this game I had about 1.6b on ball 1... and that’s what enabled the rest of the game. I mean when you can play with 3x pf untimed.... with all the other boosting available? It gets nutty.

Mr freeze is killer for those multipliers

#13753 4 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Not bad for owning it less than 24 hours.
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Well guess I should just quit this pinball hobby since I can’t get scores like this even though I’ve had Batman for a pretty long time . Guess anyone wanna buy my shit Batman pin?

#13754 4 months ago

maybe this is the wrong place, but these parts did come off of my batman 66.

Is there any resale value in the side rails and back box hinge metals that I pulled off of the game?

#13755 4 months ago

How much shaker interaction is there? At what points in the game does it go off?

#13756 3 months ago
Quoted from Blackzarak:

Well guess I should just quit this pinball hobby since I can’t get scores like this even though I’ve had Batman for a pretty long time . Guess anyone wanna buy my shit Batman pin?

Dont worry you're not alone. I've had my Batman since the initial run and also dont see those multi billion point scores. It's all good though, I play for fun not points. Batman66 delivers more fun for me than any of my other pins.

#13757 3 months ago

Having a slight issue with my B66, balls with often hit the Mystery/TV slot but just bounce out. What is the best cure here? Drop dead foam perhaps?

#13758 3 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

How much shaker interaction is there? At what points in the game does it go off?

There’s not a ton. When a villain goes to jail you get a very heavy rumble but other than that not a lot. I was used to Iron Man where it made a big difference, but here not so much IMHO.

#13759 3 months ago
Quoted from TronGuy:

Is there any resale value in the side rails and back box hinge metals that I pulled off of the game?

Not really. I threw out the ones off of my KISS. I listed them as make offer and didnt get one email. My BM66 ones I gave away for free. I did ask that the buyer pay shipping. But it wouldnt hurt to at least try to sell them.

#13760 3 months ago

Got my Catwoman badge yesterday. It looks awesome and is very well done. Totally professional. @jp335i nailed it.

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#13761 3 months ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

Having a slight issue with my B66, balls with often hit the Mystery/TV slot but just bounce out. What is the best cure here? Drop dead foam perhaps?

I used some target foam. It really helped with bounce outs. I think I have two pieces back there.

#13762 3 months ago

Thoughts on playfield protector on this game...?? I am newb....

#13763 3 months ago
Quoted from JMCFAN:

Thoughts on playfield protector on this game...?? I am newb....

Get one!

#13764 3 months ago
Quoted from docquest:

Dont worry you're not alone. I've had my Batman since the initial run and also dont see those multi billion point scores. It's all good though, I play for fun not points. Batman66 delivers more fun for me than any of my other pins.

Agreed here.....don't get discouraged, love this game!!! I generally play a long session just trying to replace one of my lame high scores on the board....a win for me...

#13765 3 months ago

Still confused about how to really rack up the big scores. My strategy has been Mad Hatter in season 1, then Tut in season 3, and then I can replay and save progress going forward. I complete Freeze in season 2 and then do one of the wizard modes.

I was a couple shots away from starting another minor villain wizard mode, yet my score was only 5.7 B!

How do you guys get 50+ billion???

#13766 3 months ago

I can’t even get your 5 billion!

#13767 3 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Still confused about how to really rack up the big scores. My strategy has been Mad Hatter in season 1, then Tut in season 3, and then I can replay and save progress going forward. I complete Freeze in season 2 and then do one of the wizard modes.
I was a couple shots away from starting another minor villain wizard mode, yet my score was only 5.7 B!
How do you guys get 50+ billion???

I go freeze first, then mad hatter, then tut.

The key to putting up scores in billions? Need to play for like 45 minutes. When I put up 244 billion, it was a 45 minute game.

#13768 3 months ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

I go freeze first, then mad hatter, then tut.
The key to putting up scores in billions? Need to play for like 45 minutes. When I put up 244 billion, it was a 45 minute game.

My game was probably half hour... But after freeze/hatter/Tut, who do you pick to get those scores?

And is there anything you do with major villains? I try to jail two of them quickly to get the extra ball.

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#13769 3 months ago

Just joined the club

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#13770 3 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Still confused about how to really rack up the big scores. My strategy has been Mad Hatter in season 1, then Tut in season 3, and then I can replay and save progress going forward. I complete Freeze in season 2 and then do one of the wizard modes.
I was a couple shots away from starting another minor villain wizard mode, yet my score was only 5.7 B!
How do you guys get 50+ billion???

Bookworm is important to do before Mr. Freeze so that villain awards carry ball to ball. Mr. Freeze is the villain that helps get the big scores, he freezes hurry ups and timers meaning that bat turn or playfield multipliers will run for your entire ball. Also there's no rushing to complete minor villains anymore as the timer is frozen. Stacking frozen Egghead into a multiball with multipliers running gave me around 9 billion from his mode alone. (I probably had 2 or 3x from Tut as well)

King Tut is the next helper on the way to big points, each completion of Tut after the first will give you a "main channel" multiplier. The main channel is whichever mode is running on the LCD/dmd, it maxes out at 5x.

Other than those, shot multipliers are earned from commissioner Gordon hits. The final shot x maxes out at 6x. So with EVERYTHING stacked you could have a single shot on the game worth 90X Everytime you hit it.

There is a detailed rulesheet on tilt forums if you want to learn more.

#13771 3 months ago

Installed Plastic protectors... need some adjustment....lol

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#13772 3 months ago

Also got my helicopter in.... wife had a nice red hanger which I stole.....

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#13773 3 months ago
Quoted from Jahkub:

Bookworm is important to do before Mr. Freeze so that villain awards carry ball to ball. Mr. Freeze is the villain that helps get the big scores, he freezes hurry ups and timers meaning that bat turn or playfield multipliers will run for your entire ball. Also there's no rushing to complete minor villains anymore as the timer is frozen. Stacking frozen Egghead into a multiball with multipliers running gave me around 9 billion from his mode alone. (I probably had 2 or 3x from Tut as well)
King Tut is the next helper on the way to big points, each completion of Tut after the first will give you a "main channel" multiplier. The main channel is whichever mode is running on the LCD/dmd, it maxes out at 5x.
Other than those, shot multipliers are earned from commissioner Gordon hits. The final shot x maxes out at 6x. So with EVERYTHING stacked you could have a single shot on the game worth 90X Everytime you hit it.
There is a detailed rulesheet on tilt forums if you want to learn more.

Awesome! I'm going to try that out. But I think I'm a little bit confused. I just played a game and I completed freeze first. When I started other minor villain modes the timer was not frozen???

#13774 3 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Awesome! I'm going to try that out. But I think I'm a little bit confused. I just played a game and I completed freeze first. When I started other minor villain modes the timer was not frozen???

His power only lasts for the current ball, unless you beat bookworm first, or beat bookworm after freeze during the same ball.

#13775 3 months ago
Quoted from Jahkub:

His power only lasts for the current ball, unless you beat bookworm first, or beat bookworm after freeze during the same ball.

Hmmmmm... So bookworm followed by freeze is the better approach?

#13776 3 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Hmmmmm... So bookworm followed by freeze is the better approach?

Yes, because if you fail to beat bookworm in the same ball after beating freeze you lose the freeze power.

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#13777 3 months ago

Is catwoman ed the new luci?

#13778 3 months ago
Quoted from Jahkub:

Yes, because if you fail to beat bookworm in the same ball after beating freeze you lose the freeze power.

So does Bookworm work on himself? Ie. If you complete Bookworm on ball 1, but drain before completing any other minors, his powers will carry over to the next ball(s)?

#13779 3 months ago

yeah I ended up loosening the lower portion of the wire ramp and centering it a bit, so the ball wouldn't continually drop onto the plastics.

#13780 3 months ago
Quoted from TronGuy:

yeah I ended up loosening the lower portion of the wire ramp and centering it a bit, so the ball wouldn't continually drop onto the plastics.

I did that it still would hang slightly.... took a dremel and a drum sand bit... took a little off the plastic...now nice and smooth

#13781 3 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

So does Bookworm work on himself? Ie. If you complete Bookworm on ball 1, but drain before completing any other minors, his powers will carry over to the next ball(s)?

Yes, his power last for the whole game, just like mad hatter, and Tut's first power.

#13782 3 months ago

Time to get rid of the mr freeze/bookworm powers imho...it makes the whole game unbalanced.
(+ light shows + final wizard mode )

#13783 3 months ago

Is anyone else getting a crazy amount of dimples in front of the crane ball? There is a big line of them right in front of the ball at each umbrella. I'm getting a little worried that I might start losing chunks of the playfield at some point. None of my other games have this many dimples.

#13784 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Is anyone else getting a crazy amount of dimples in front of the crane ball? There is a big line of them right in front of the ball at each umbrella. I'm getting a little worried that I might start losing chunks of the playfield at some point. None of my other games have this many dimples.

How old is your game?

#13785 3 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

How old is your game?

I got it Thursday night, so about 3 days.

#13786 3 months ago

Welcome WildBill327!!! Glad you came!! Have fun,B safe,and oh,you gotta get some mods on that puppy!!!

#13787 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Is anyone else getting a crazy amount of dimples in front of the crane ball? There is a big line of them right in front of the ball at each umbrella. I'm getting a little worried that I might start losing chunks of the playfield at some point. None of my other games have this many dimples.

Typical Stern build quality of the times unfortunately. That's why I always stress the use of playfield protectors.

#13788 3 months ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Typical Stern build quality of the times unfortunately. That's why I always stress the use of playfield protectors.

Do you notice a playability difference with the protector? I guess I could install one to mitigate the damage.

#13789 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Do you notice a playability difference with the protector? I guess I could install one to mitigate the damage.

I have not seen any difference other than the ball plays smooth all the time without having to wax or clean the play-field. I have installed one on every pin I've owned.

https://www.playfield-protectors.com/28/Sales-Promotion

#13790 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Is anyone else getting a crazy amount of dimples in front of the crane ball? There is a big line of them right in front of the ball at each umbrella. I'm getting a little worried that I might start losing chunks of the playfield at some point. None of my other games have this many dimples.

I have had mine a little over a week....good amount of play... no dimples at all....

#13791 3 months ago
Quoted from RetroGamerJP:

I have not seen any difference other than the ball plays smooth all the time without having to wax or clean the play-field. I have installed one on every pin I've owned.
https://www.playfield-protectors.com/28/Sales-Promotion

What he said^

#13792 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Is anyone else getting a crazy amount of dimples in front of the crane ball? There is a big line of them right in front of the ball at each umbrella. I'm getting a little worried that I might start losing chunks of the playfield at some point. None of my other games have this many dimples.

Batman'66 has notoriously soft playfields for most (all?) of the runs. The first ones, especially, were terrible. Some of the biggest craters in modern Sterns. You're not alone.

#13793 3 months ago

The Tut multiplier will continue from where you left off plus add one more if you complete another Tut on a new ball. Without Bookworm. ie, you had 2x on ball on ball 1. Drain. Multiplier goes to zero. Complete another Tut and you get 3x. I’ve gotten a decent score that way.

#13794 3 months ago
Quoted from RetroGamerJP:

I have not seen any difference other than the ball plays smooth all the time without having to wax or clean the play-field. I have installed one on every pin I've owned.
https://www.playfield-protectors.com/28/Sales-Promotion

We put a playfield protector on everything we own too. Modern games have far too many playfield issues.

#13795 3 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

We put a playfield protector on everything we own too. Modern games have far too many playfield issues.

Seriously huh?

How difficult or easy is it?

I can’t believe the game plays the same. I’d love hear some competitive players input on this topic.

#13796 3 months ago

After the the major villains were installed (thanks to Hallmark, still need Penguin tho) thought I'd give a little love to the minor villains. Just like a typical Egghead, he still didn't show up but his spot is reserved.

In addition I thought Penguin need a little recognition, so we tossed in a little Penguin represent, really I mean a little represent.

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#13797 3 months ago
Quoted from TronGuy:

Seriously huh?
How difficult or easy is it?
I can’t believe the game plays the same. I’d love hear some competitive players input on this topic.

Most tournament players are purists and incredibly anal about anything "foreign" added to the playfield. I'm sure most of them will not endorse a protector. I just want to enjoy my games and keep them looking great. Its that simple. You can wax or Novus the protector and it will play like lightning.

#13798 3 months ago

I put a protector on my BM66 before I played a ball. I notice zero differences in play. Will put one on all my games in the future. Very easy to install as well.

#13799 3 months ago
Quoted from beefzap:

I put a protector on my BM66 before I played a ball. I notice zero differences in play. Will put one on all my games in the future. Very easy to install as well.

Is it Mylar? You don’t have to take anything off the playfield to do it?

#13800 3 months ago
Quoted from TronGuy:

Seriously huh?
How difficult or easy is it?
I can’t believe the game plays the same. I’d love hear some competitive players input on this topic.

We have been in the hobby for a while so fitting the protector is not too hard for us. If you are unsure, do not attempt it.

You can alter how a game plays simply by polishing and or waxing a playfield. You can also alter how a game plays by using different polishes and waxes. We have a few games and I am not a fan of polishing or waxing. You can also alter how a game plays by changing the slope. Every game plays different. I am fussy with our games, I do not like the playfield chipping, scratching or dimpling. My issues so I do what I think is best for me.

Every time we drop over $10K on a game and we want to protect our investment, that is up to us. We love the hobby and we love our pinball machines.

If a playfield protector is not for you, do not do it. They are not for everyone.

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