150 games in and here's what I've learned. This is my first NIB Stern.
1- This game is very, very, sensitive to pitch and level. About 75 games in I releveled it because the rear levelers had loosened and lowered and threw the pitch off just enough to mess up the Katana ramp shot.
2- When first starting the game I needed to adjust one sling shot that's contacts were to tight causing it to machine gun.
3- When first starting the game I had to fix one BAM! rollover that was misadjusted to get it to register balls.
4- The playfield is already dimpled way beyond what I every would have thought is normal. It looks like it has acne scars. In comparison I've got a 26 year old Getaway sitting next to it whos playfield has less dimples, this is really disappointing.
5- After 140 games the "battle scope" switch screws backed out. One fell into the cabinet, the other was just loose. reinstalled screw and it works perfect again.
6- I still don't know what the BAM! rollovers accomplish???
The Good, That In My Mind Makes Up For The Bad
1- Even after these few issues I consider this one of the funnest pinballs I have ever played. The rules are easy to understand for most of my casual playing friends, but still a real challenge to accomplish them.
2- The visual of the fight scenes on the LED screen brings everyone hanging out around the game into it with the player.
3- I love that there are critical shots all over the playfield requiring good shots from both flippers.
4- The Katana ramp is a challenge, but if every shot were stupid easy like the battle scoop then the game would be a lot worst in my opinion. I like having a couple shots on any game that make you feel like you earned them when you get them perfect. Also allowing two ways to get the Katana ramp is awesome! I suck at hitting the "Snikt" shot but the handful of times I've hit it are awesome.
5- I'm sure the code will get polished with updates, the only thing missing is selectable "R" rated callouts. I don't need them but pretty much all of my buds thought the callouts were a bit vanilla for Deadpool.
So far I see this game as an amazing home owners machine and at best a pretty finicky location machine. If you have a route operator who only looks at his games every 1,000 games then this thing is not gonna be a lot of fun to play out of level, since it drastically changes the makability of the Katana shot.
Only thing that I'm disappointed with is the dimples all over the playfield. I have no idea if this is normal for Sterns or if I got a lousy playfield?
Overall crazy fun game that everyone should try, if setup well it's awesome!3 (resized).JPG