Quoted from rai:
I notice a lot of people don’t love SW although it’s a killer theme, do you think it’s just not everyone’s cup of tea or do you think it’s too ‘extra’ or what?
I know the bonus X shots are something people complain about but to me once I got the hang of them it’s great to hit an important shot at 30 or 40x is a rush.
SW would still be as great to me without the bonus X rules, but after getting the feel for them I can’t imagine the game without.
I don’t want every pin to have crazy 40x multipliers but it’s good for me having one in a large collection it’s something different and over the top.
I Just don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea. It’s really an unorthodox ruleset, but I think it’s one of the best rulesets in pinball and an awesome game for home use. A lot of the vocal minority hate on it because it doesn’t have dolls in it. I’ve heard it’s not popular in the competitive scene as well, don’t know if that’s true or not but this game is FUN in a home use environment and is a fun casual multiplayer game (where competition isn’t life or death) as games are quick and it’s FUN to watch people do good on this table.
That said, to answer a couple of the complaints on the game. Video Mode - yes, it can be repetitious if you play as Han, or even Leia. But, when I had this game mastered, playing as Luke, I would hardly ever see the video mode. Maybe once in 5games; and i lowered the timer all the way to minimum so that helped. The other complaint about Light saber duel...it is what it is; it’s a bad ass mode and you need to do it to get to the emperor; and it fits the theme integration. But, Sometimes I would have fun with it and anticipate that I had LSD lit coming out of a multiball and be able to start a mode before LSD had a chance to light.
Curious why you ended up going premium over the pro? I never liked the premium on location, and while I didn’t understand the rules at the time, I always had fun on the pro. Then, after owning the pro for a year or more, i started playing an LE on location and loved it. Not enough to sell my pro and upgrade to a premium, however, now that i say that, I did sell my pro nearly a year ago and do contemplate buying SW back and going with the SW premium comic instead of a pro. But, there’s so many games out there now that I haven’t played that every time i think about buying an SW premium, I get drawn to other shiny things lol. Rough world we live in