(Topic ID: 97157)

Bowen Kerins - Wheel of Fortune Pinball Tutorial


By Kineticross

5 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 25 posts
  • 21 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 years ago by ralphwiggum
  • Topic is favorited by 3 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

#1 5 years ago

New tutorial time! Today, Bowen takes on the criminally underrated and rule-packed machine, Wheel of Fortune.

#2 5 years ago

WOW! Gotta check this out. Thanks for posting.

#3 5 years ago

Nice vid; very helpful in understanding the scoring in this nutty game!

#4 5 years ago

I think WOF is a great pin! Very cool vid. Thanks for posting!

#5 5 years ago

Always love Bowen's tutorials. I've never actually even seen a WOF, so fun to check it out while listening to his commentary.

#6 5 years ago

They had one of these at Lyons Classic Pinball in Colorado. Got to play this against gentleman Jon Replogle & Cryss Stephens... and beat them at pin golf (got a 2; the machine was a par 4). Of course, they beat me on all the other machines. It's definitely a lot more fun than it would seem.

#7 5 years ago

Her Horse's Strongest Man

#8 5 years ago

*Edited because to my illiterate mind, Wheel of fortune and High Roller Casino are one and the same.*

#9 5 years ago

Love to see a wizard mode come out for this game. I kinda like the original layout and call outs when playing it too

#10 5 years ago
Quoted from Kineticross:

Her Horse's Strongest Man

*The* Horse's Strongest Man...

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

They have one of these at Lyons Classic Pinball in Colorado.

This isn't quite true unfortunately (because I really enjoy the game)...they had one for the Lyons Spring Classic, but it was on loan.

#12 5 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

This isn't quite true unfortunately (because I really enjoy the game)...they had one for the Lyons Spring Classic, but it was on loan.

Edited

#13 5 years ago

Nice thanks for posting. I loved the comment " Wheel of Torture". It truly is a difficult game. To exceed 70,000,000 points is extremely difficult. I think I will get tortured today by playing WOF then while I am down I will get kicked in the gut by playing IM.

#14 5 years ago

Sad that Keith got booted and the software never got finished.

Dem software bugs...

#15 5 years ago

Really cool looking pin, never saw one in action before. Shocked at all the hate it gets, sorta looks neat to me.

#16 5 years ago

Did anyone else watch this and still not know whats going on? I loooove Bowen's tutorials and always learn a lot about the game being played, but I really didn't get much out of that. Maybe I need to watch it again. Looks like a fun game though, as I've never played one.

#17 5 years ago

I'm with you cards25, I didnt get much about strategy out of it. Other than, hit free spins right away, solve with wild card, and hit the right ramp and hole to claim stuff.

#18 5 years ago

There is an absolutely perfect WOF at Cactus Jack's Arcade in Oklahoma City. If you are anywhere nearby go check it out (not to mention their other 40+ fantastic pinball machines).

#19 5 years ago
Quoted from cards25:

Did anyone else watch this and still not know whats going on? I loooove Bowen's tutorials and always learn a lot about the game being played, but I really didn't get much out of that. Maybe I need to watch it again. Looks like a fun game though, as I've never played one.

Same here.

I don't know anything about the game but it looks like a blast. I love what Nordman did with the lower half of the PF on this game.

#20 5 years ago

SS Billiards has a really nice one as well.

#21 5 years ago
Quoted from cards25:

Did anyone else watch this and still not know whats going on?

It was weird for a few reasons. First, the game was in tournament mode (wild card awards were fixed) and extra balls awarded points, but WOF multiball was set to factory. Normally in a tournament it would be set to hard. Secondly, he had that one weird game where he stacked WOF multiball with a trip multiball, then stacked another trip multiball on top of that. It looked like the original trip to Chicago overrode the trip to Africa once the intro played, but I'd have to watch it again to be sure. Because the code isn't complete, feature lights and DMD text are incorrect during multiballs, which adds to the confusion.

He briefly mentioned super loops, but didn't mention super bumpers, which can be far more lucrative. He also didn't talk about switching characters before solving a puzzle to maximize the payout, although he may ignore that due to the risk/ reward involved. I didn't see him do any post passes either, which I'm starting to do now.

Most of the other stuff I was familiar with, although I wasn't aware that the second wild card award is solve puzzle. That's huge. I rarely aim for wild card, but will more now. Without watching it again, it seemed like the game was running version 5.0. Maybe Bowen (or someone else) can do another tutorial later on version 6.2, which adds a couple of wrinkles.

#22 5 years ago

6.2 code? Does this mean the code for this pin is finally finished? If not, what is left to do on it? That's what is holding me up from wanting to buy one. Heard so much about the unfinished code, I'm afraid of it.

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from phishrace:

but WOF multiball was set to factory. Normally in a tournament it would be set to hard.

That makes this a completely different game. My average score on this game was right around 125 million from the factory, changing this over to hard changed my average score to right around 20-30 million. This setting alone completely changed all of the scoring for the machine. I don't enjoy WoF nearly as much when it is at factory setting for multiball.

#24 5 years ago

I am not aware of any code over 5.0 and it is not on Sterns site. Please elaborate...

#25 5 years ago
Quoted from DnDPins:

I am not aware of any code over 5.0 and it is not on Sterns site. Please elaborate...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fs-huo-wof-550-plays-mint-condition

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 40.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
From: $ 40.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
From: $ 129.10
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer
From: $ 127.05
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer
$ 50.00
$ 10.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Gweem's Mods
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 200.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
$ 7,499.00
Pinball Machine
Little Shop Of Games
From: $ 9.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 48.00
Cabinet - Other
ModFather Pinball Mods
€ 8.40
From: $ 12.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 200.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
$ 100.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
G-Money Mods

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside