We had our stream of GNR last night. Had a ton of different players play the game so gives you some variety in gameplay.
Our competition adjustments:
2 Sec Ball Save
All multiball timers reduced to lowest setting.
Albums completion reduced from 3min to 2min
No add a balls
All coils on max for flippers, slings and pop bumpers
The game plays fairly tough now, I think we have pretty well dialed it in.
I have to say it is one of the best machines I have ever played when it come to theme immersion, fun shots, music, sounds, overall art package, amazing light shows and wow factor.
Where the game still lacks is in quality of components our rubbers are toast after about 500 plays, all flipper rubber, and sling rubbers are destroyed. We had to make adjustments to the right flipper before we even flipped the game and the top flipper now need work on it. We have our IMDN that we have had for 10,000 plays and have never changed flipper rubber or make any mechanical adjustments so not sure who they are getting their stuff from but it sucks. The coils need more power, sorry but the slings as laughable and boring and you shouldn’t have to max out every coil on the game to make it enjoyable to shoot. Some of the rules and scoring choices hopefully will be improved, like to see more reward for a six ball multiball, the overall concept of the risk/reward song collect is cool but imagine if they stole one out of the AC/DC playbook and had a Physical Gun to load the ball in and you had to shoot in the centre for you collect or to press you luck on the Jackpot that would have been cool. I am not a fan of JJP low scoring it is probably just a mental thing but it makes some games so unsatisfying for the player.
Overall this stuff it knitpicking, the game will go down as one of the best ever in my opinion. Just for the sheer playability, every person that played last night walked away with a smile on their face and really that is what pinball is all about.
Good on you JJP, fir finally delivering a game that I can really get into from you guys. Not to say the others weren’t fun but GNR simply blows me away.
The full stream without commentary is on our Twitch channel diehardpinball.