(Topic ID: 243111)

Data East Star Wars, new players can't launch ball

By BeatBachs

3 years ago

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  • 3 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 11 months ago by Eric_Manuel
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#1 3 years ago

Out of all of my games we have in our bar Star Wars is, of course, one of the most popular due to the title alone. However, one of the absolute most frustrating things about having it in our line up is that people CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO LAUNCH THE FRIGGIN BALL! Does anyone else have this problem with this game on location or when people play yours? It gets very tiresome having to constantly walk over and show people how to launch the ball. People never seem to even pay attention to the "Press button to launch ball" prompt on the DMD, and even more completely ignore the video skill shot. I wish there was a way to replace that shifter handle with a simple launch button.

It seems that new people to the game are less and less inclined to figure out how to play the games and just get frustrated and walk away unless someone is there to explain it. I even noticed on the new Black Knight Sword of Rage, there is a full on instructional video on the screen of how to insert a coin, press start, plunge the ball and flip the flipper.... ::sigh:: Has it really come to this?

#2 3 years ago

Turn on "flippers button launches ball". It'll give your pinheads a fit but work for the noobs.

3 weeks later
#3 3 years ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Turn on "flippers button launches ball". It'll give your pinheads a fit but work for the noobs.

I wasn't able to find this setting in the adjustment table. Is this something for one of the other star wars games? I'm talking about the Data East one. Certainly I'm not this blind

2 years later
#4 11 months ago

I am working on a Star Wars with a ball launch problem, and this form came up. There is NOT a menu setting for selecting the flippers as the Ball Launch. Maybe there is on a modified or different version of the game software. Granted, some manufactures have realized when there is a mechandisablingical issue with the game like the launch ball, disabling it for something more basic is the way to go.

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