It's not my machine, so I have no input to what the settings are. I play them as they stand.
However, I do know that SIM card memory is ON. The ONLY other change to the settings is extra ball turned OFF for reaching 250,000 (and all subsequent pts values) an extra ball has to be earned by lighting it elsewhere (combos, BOB, etc.). Reaching the score threshold awards "light Special", which then only gives you an extra credit as you drain - not a great deal of use on a game set to Free Play.
The game is set to 3 balls, has JJ hole protectors on, and all of the slingshots, pop bumpers are finely tuned. The outlanes are also set wide.
That particular game, by the time I had completed 4 modes on my first ball, and collected the SIM cards for them, I concentrated on lighting Big Bang, before starting a mode. I also lit a SIM card from one of the mini-multiballs (QED, I think). Was so pi$$ed off when I drained only needing to start one more mode to get to Armageddon. That will be my next focus.
(Why is it that if a player gets a good score - the instant reaction from others is that it's set easy, or on 5 balls, or glass off?
Could it not just be that the player who posted the score is in fact a) a very good player & b) had a great game? Or is it really too hard to believe that there are players out there who are better than you?)