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Best Multiball Game


By RGR

8 years ago



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    Topic poll

    “Best mulitball (including jackpot animations, sounds, scoring, orignality of shots, appropriate scoring etc”

    • BSD 18 votes
      29%
    • Getaway 3 votes
      5%
    • STTNG 9 votes
      14%
    • AFM 9 votes
      14%
    • TAF 12 votes
      19%
    • TOM 1 vote
      2%
    • SM 7 votes
      11%
    • BK2000 0 votes
    • RoadShow 4 votes
      6%

    (63 votes)

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    #1 8 years ago

    Ok folks... the best multiball????? This does not include Wizard modes, just the standard 2-4 ball multiball... lol and I am not including Apollo 13 as that is just nuts.

    #2 8 years ago

    Hit 5x playfield, then...

    WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE-WAAAAAAAAAAAAATEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

    #3 8 years ago

    ITS SHOWTIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!

    #4 8 years ago

    Is the list complete? I did not see the best.

    #5 8 years ago

    My favorite is CFTBL

    DR

    #6 8 years ago

    no well of souls either.

    #7 8 years ago

    I will vote CV

    #8 8 years ago

    Well of souls would be my #2

    That sh#t is just crazy but works "well" on the Widebody PF
    when you can tie balls up in the ramps

    love it MR

    DR

    #9 8 years ago
    Quoted from absocountry2:

    Is the list complete? I did not see the best.

    +1

    I don't see LOTR listed. I'll take any of the movie MB modes in it over any of the ones listed in the poll.

    This thread must be to determine the runner up.

    #10 8 years ago

    Given only those choices I would have to call Spidey the winner there.

    I appreciate the limitation, as it made me reach for the decision on what would be the best out of those few.

    I think right now top multiballs for me are on Simpsons.

    #11 8 years ago
    Quoted from jarjarisgod:

    absocountry2 said:Is the list complete? I did not see the best.
    +1
    I don't see LOTR listed. I'll take any of the movie MB modes in it over any of the ones listed in the poll.
    This thread must be to determine the runner up.

    +1 LOTR has the best Multiballs in pinball! Each movie multiball is truly unique and they are all challenging to complete. ROTK is my nemesis!-7 grueling stages to complete.

    #12 8 years ago

    TSPP

    DW honorable mention because I love blowing away Daleks.

    #13 8 years ago
    Quoted from MikeS:

    jarjarisgod said:absocountry2 said:Is the list complete? I did not see the best.
    +1
    I don't see LOTR listed. I'll take any of the movie MB modes in it over any of the ones listed in the poll.
    This thread must be to determine the runner up.
    +1 LOTR has the best Multiballs in pinball! Each movie multiball is truly unique and they are all challenging to complete. ROTK is my nemesis!-7 grueling stages to complete.

    +2; LoTR mb's are a thing of beauty. Not just the movie mb's, but ring mb and super ring frenzy mb. Greatest rule set and diversity of mb's in a single game.

    #14 8 years ago
    Quoted from Eskaybee:

    +2; LoTR mb's are a thing of beauty. Not just the movie mb's, but ring mb and super ring frenzy mb. Greatest rule set and diversity of mb's in a single game.

    +3 From the list SM.

    #15 8 years ago

    LOTR for me as well. I wish I could justify owning one.

    #16 8 years ago

    I agree as well, if LOTR was listed, it would get my vote.

    From those listed, I have to go with BSD. Stacking MBs is what that pin is all about! "30 MILLION!!"

    AFM is very good, and RS is certainly worthy of being mentioned as well.

    #17 8 years ago

    LoTR's multiballs are good (I don't care for the machine in all ways, but I've got to give them credit for having three very different multiballs).

    Not sure multiball is something I'd comment on about Spider Man. SM's multiballs are typical. The start is typical shoot light lock, shoot lock, repeat 2 more times to start for one of them, and shoot the Doc repeatedly for the other one. The "holding the ball" bit on the Doc Ock multiballs are cool, but one rarely gets to the later Doc Ock multiballs anyway... But the jackpot animation is uninspiring, as is the size of the jackpots... SM is a good game, the multiballs are fun, and the model for the modes is a nice twist on the "1-shot-per-mode" paradigm. Maybe if I was better at the Doc Ock shot, i'd appreciate it more.

    TAF certainly deserves mention - the rules for the multiballs are pretty vanilla, but the introduction sequence and to a lesser extent jackpot award sound effects are among the best in pinball.
    TZ deserves mention, for having just about the loudest jackpot animation ever, and for the change in music post jackpot. But again, the rules are standard Lawlor multiball rules (big points from the jackpot, no points for other shots, jackpot shot made with upper flipper, need to do something to relight) - good rules, but not something to call home about.

    BSD is an interesting one for this list - mainly because multiball is ALL THE GAME IS. All about stacking multiballs and collecting triple super jackpots. A "Do one thing and do it well" - it's certainly notable in the emphasis it puts on multiball. I haven't played it enough to really come to a judgement on it, but more than any other game, it's all about the multiball.

    I also feel like F14 is kinda notable here - it's up there with TAF on the multiball introduction sequence (with the topper illuminating the whole arcade), and it's one of the earliest games with a 4-ball multiball. However, that's the only multiball on the game, and the PF didn't have enough room on it for many shots due to the aircraft carrier and the thing in the center, so i don't think it's a contender for the title of best multiball game.

    #18 8 years ago
    Quoted from jarjarisgod:

    This thread must be to determine the runner up.

    +1...
    LOTR is the best hands down.

    #19 8 years ago
    Quoted from NimblePin:

    LOTR is the best hands down.

    +1

    I have only had my LOTR for a few weeks, but each different Movie MB has such different goals. I still don't really have a clue what to do when each one pops up I have to just start hitting everything frantically. lol

    One day it will come to me and I will do more than hit balls around in LOTR.

    #20 8 years ago

    BSD was built for multiball. Love the game!

    +1 for LOTR too.

    #21 8 years ago

    For me its STTNG, its hard to beat battling the Borg. The playfield goes dark and the ship lights up, get to fire your cannons at it a couple of times for starting jackpots, they fire the balls back at you, great actor narration. If you have the shaker the machine shakes when your shields are hit, awesome! With LEDs, Sub, and shaker installed nothing comes close IMO.

    #22 8 years ago
    Quoted from jarjarisgod:

    absocountry2 said:

    Is the list complete? I did not see the best.
    +1
    I don't see LOTR listed. I'll take any of the movie MB modes in it over any of the ones listed in the poll.
    This thread must be to determine the runner up.

    +1 again on LOTR MB. The hitting the balrog and getting the fellowship over the bridge is awesome.
    One thing surprised me the last few weeks, I have had some kids come play my LOTR and SM. I was sure that they would be all into SM because of the theme, but everyone of them preferred LOTR. I think it is because the shots in SM are harder to see and the ramps have to be shot perfect and with power and LOTR seems to let some shots through even if they are off somewhat. Also, I think fan layouts draw people in quickly and is a major reason MM is #1 besides the theme and production.
    Also, I find that SM is a game that needs skill in controlling the ball on the flippers to execute shots reliably and that makes the game more difficult for beginner pinballers, and definitely makes the multiball more difficult.

    You have elected the way of pain:

    And The Balrog (This foe is beyond any of you...RUN):

    #23 8 years ago

    + "whatever number of votes this has gotten" I think LOTR has taken the top spot. Im on that vote with everyone else.

    #24 8 years ago

    Thirty Million..................

    #25 8 years ago

    LOTR easily...though its not in that list so I went for SM just because its the multiball I do best at in arcades...but LOTR is better because not only are you getting jackpots but your also completing tasks like bashing Balrog and sending members of the Fellowship to safety.

    #26 8 years ago

    LOTR might be good but it aint the best.... I think the reason is due to the amount of shots that you can make for jackpot. BSD or Getaway they are 1-2 specific shots... if you cant make them then you just wont get a jackpot whereas LOTR, almost every shot is a jackpot.. hmmm wheres the reward????

    #27 8 years ago

    lol BTW there were not enough selections to include other games, only a max of 9.

    #29 8 years ago
    Quoted from RGR:

    hmmm wheres the reward????

    Well all the movie multi-balls have a super jackpot as well as victory laps. Nothing like hearing "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

    #30 8 years ago

    Yeah that is awesome for sure... l'll start another poll for best Jackpot/Super Jackpot

    #31 8 years ago

    CV for best Stacking.

    GnR for maybe the most fun I've had on a non wizard mode MB.

    NGG for best Super. I do like the Supers on BSMB on Spidey. Rewarding when combined with a 3x multiplier.

    #32 8 years ago

    Hmmm BSD would be the best for stacking for sure... Thats what the games all about

    #33 8 years ago

    Btw I cant modify the poll to show other, unless there is a way that I dont know about???

    #34 8 years ago

    Shadow - trying to go for triple jackpot or triple super jackpot in Kahn multiball

    #35 8 years ago
    Quoted from bigdaddy07:

    For me its STTNG, its hard to beat battling the Borg.

    Battling the Balrog beats battling the Borg!

    #36 8 years ago
    Quoted from RGR:

    LOTR might be good but it aint the best.... I think the reason is due to the amount of shots that you can make for jackpot. BSD or Getaway they are 1-2 specific shots... if you cant make them then you just wont get a jackpot whereas LOTR, almost every shot is a jackpot.. hmmm wheres the reward????

    The reward is for *completing* the MB mode, not so much for hitting the jackpots.

    #37 8 years ago

    No love for Judge Dredd? It has a Super Game!!!!!!

    #38 8 years ago
    Quoted from RobT:

    Battling the Balrog beats battling the Borg!

    Have you battled the Borg with a shaker and upgraded subs installed? Balrog is fun but, the Borg gets the edge for me.

    #39 8 years ago

    One game not on your list, but should be is TFTC. Great multiball sequence. Otherwise I vote for TAF. SHOWTIME!!!

    #40 8 years ago

    Of the Choices , I Picked BSD .. TZ wasn't a Choice but it Would have been my 2nd Choice..

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    #41 8 years ago
    Quoted from kwiKimart:

    No love for Judge Dredd? It has a Super Game!!!!!!

    Nothing Super about Super Game.

    #42 8 years ago
    Quoted from Shoot_Again:

    no well of souls either.

    +1
    IJ well of souls 6-ball MB not on the list??? Even the regular 3 ball version is pretty exciting with all the lighting effects and call-outs.

    #43 8 years ago

    +++ for LOTR....So the race is for second place

    #44 8 years ago
    Quoted from RGR:

    Ok folks... the best multiball????? This does not include Wizard modes, just the standard 2-4 ball multiball... lol and I am not including Apollo 13 as that is just nuts.

    Thanks for posting this. I really enjoy posts such as these wherein pinball fans can talk about the 'fun' aspect of these terrific games.

    For my tastes, the array of MB's on LOTR is the bomb. But, the best MB? It's gotta be WH20.

    #45 8 years ago

    yeah LOTR does have alot but I am finding due to the ease that it takes to get a jackpot, getting a jackpot is not as satisfying as say TAF, TZ, or BSD.... Therefore Imo is lessens the thrill factor. WH20 is def a nice jackpot especially when you can hit the triple with 5x...

    #46 8 years ago

    1972 Fireball

    #47 8 years ago

    SM by far. Black suit, Fusion malfunction, Bank Bust, Armed at the dock, Battle royal, Super Hero, Combo multiball. Nuff said.

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