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Eight Ball (1977) Club - Old, simple... but wonderful!


By nibre

3 years ago



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#51 3 months ago
Quoted from DaveH:

Are you adding something So that they don’t ghost?

Yes, I have the Ultimate Lamp/ Led board. Thank you.

#52 3 months ago

Just joined the club. I may be back asking for some tech help!!!

#53 3 months ago
Quoted from BBC:

Just joined the club. I may be back asking for some tech help!!!

Welcome to the club!

Quoted from chad:

Yes, I have the Ultimate Lamp/ Led board. Thank you.

Cool. Glad to hear it.

Unfortunately I can’t give you a count on the lights right now. Hopefully someone else can. My copy is currently at a friends house getting played like crazy.

#54 3 months ago
Quoted from BBC:

Just joined the club. I may be back asking for some tech help!!!

First thing you gotta do is drop a power ball in the game.

#55 3 months ago

Best re theme EVER!

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#56 3 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

First thing you gotta do is drop a power ball in the game.

I’ve seen power balls in eight balls before.....I’m curious, what is the reasoning behind this?

#57 3 months ago
Quoted from Eightball88:

I’ve seen power balls in eight balls before.....I’m curious, what is the reasoning behind this?

1. It represents the cue ball.
2. It makes the game play fast.

#58 3 months ago
Quoted from Eightball88:

I’ve seen power balls in eight balls before.....I’m curious, what is the reasoning behind this?

A powerball is much lighter than a normal steel pinball. So it’s simple math. When a flipper pushes less weight, it has less inertia, and so it goes faster. It’s a nice change up. I have one that I drop I to different classic games once in a while. But I always end up going back to normal.

#59 3 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

1. It represents the cue ball.
2. It makes the game play fast.

I get reason number 1.... but reason number two could apply to any game, right? I’ve seen 2 or 3 instances of powerballs in an Eight Ball but not in other titles (TZ excepted of course) so I was wondering if there was some explanation I was missing that pertains to eight ball’s specific design or gameplay.

#60 3 months ago
Quoted from Eightball88:

I get reason number 1.... but reason number two could apply to any game, right? I’ve seen 2 or 3 instances of powerballs in an Eight Ball but not in other titles (TZ excepted of course) so I was wondering if there was some explanation I was missing that pertains to eight ball’s specific design or gameplay.

Not at all. I actually try and put power balls in all my EM’s. They play so much better and faster. No more floaty play.

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#61 3 months ago

Finished up my eight ball and dropped it off at my parents house today. Calling it “fun storage”. Hope they can enjoy it and the grandkids can have a go too.

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#62 11 days ago

hello all...i am a recent new owner of this great bally classic!

of all the pins I've played, this one has the best memories!

please excuse me if i ask a technical question or two while i'm here!

thanks

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