(Topic ID: 160757)

Early SS machines with Rising Tone/Quickening Beat

By KayTwo

3 years ago

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  • 17 posts
  • 14 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by vid1900
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#1 3 years ago

I’m thinking of adding another pinball table, and was thinking about an early SS machine (numeric display).

When I’ve played these types of games, I’ve always enjoyed the tension created by a rising tone or a quickening beat as the bonus increases. I’ve looked additional virtual tables, as well as videos of tables to try to put together a list of tables that include this feature:

Gorgar Williams 1979
Meteor Stern 1979
Fathom Bally 1980
Fireball II Bally 1980
Firepower Williams 1980
Xenon Bally 1980
Centaur Bally 1981
Flash Gordon Bally 1981
Black Knight Williams 1980 (beat quickens as count-down)

Of course, the gorgeous artwork on some of the fantasy tables of this era is also a draw.

Any other tables I should be considering?

#2 3 years ago

Blackout Williams 1980

Pretty cool retro space art as well.

#3 3 years ago

Spirit has a great heartbeat effect

#4 3 years ago

Empire Strikes Back

#5 3 years ago

My Elektra changes tone of the drone depending on what playfield the ball is on.

#6 3 years ago

Time Warp 1979

Stellar Wars 1979

Silverball Mania 1978

#7 3 years ago

Nitro Ground Shaker RPMs increase with play great player as well and the artwork A+

#9 3 years ago

Stern's Ali pinball has a rising background tone while playing.

The Gorgar heart beat is awesome when it starts pounding fast.

#10 3 years ago

Space invaders comes to mind.

#11 3 years ago

Flash, possibly Sorcerer

#12 3 years ago

Alien Poker

#13 3 years ago

My Fireball II has this feature, but it is usually switched off. Every so often I cut it back on. Annoying after a while..........

#14 3 years ago

Thanks guys,

You given me a few more tables to keep my eyes open for.

1 month later
#15 3 years ago

Warlok sound is super !!!

#16 3 years ago

Sorcerer is the same repetitive tones no matter how far you are into the game. Its the only thing lacking in this game. Same as Black Hole... doo doo doo doo doo doo .. lol

#17 3 years ago

Future Spa 1979

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