Quoted from Rdoyle1978:
I love the look, the theme, the toys, the fun shots on SS (those ramps!). But I don’t love playing it. It got old after about a week. Really bad news, as that was the wife’s favorite Game. So I got E3!
I think that's a fair assessment to be honest. I've played a lot of SS in person and digitally. And while I never completed the stiff o meter and got the ultimate wizard mode for the game. I know that would be something I could and would do quickly if I actually owned the game.
And SS just doesn't have that much going for it in terms of modes or variety.
I do like the rules for it, but it leads to it being a shallow game. And if you don't have the space for something like this in your collection, then I 100% understand where you are coming from...
I don't mind shallow games. In fact I lean more towards liking the rules on something like EATPM, Space Shuttle, or Sorcerer over something like some of the newer games like Stern's Star Wars(I like the game, just the code is not for me). However, with that being said. You always have to have a few deep games in your collection. And EHOH when its all finished, I have a feeling will be a very deep game.
But, I also do enjoy the fact that its not just mode based with EHOH. You got un-happy hour. Which by itself can be somewhat lucrative if you're accurate. Pair it with a double bonus or a double double, and you can really make points. And of course pair it with a mode, and multiball, and watch the points fly.
I don't think drive me crazy is as lucrative, mainly because getting control back after an orbit is a bit harder. But, its still points outside of a mode. And of course you got gargoyles gone wild. Which is best to pair with a multiball. And that can get you nice points too.
Lots and lots of scoring strats and things to go for in EHOH, and its only going to get better. As the hurryup hasn't been implemented yet. That should create a bit of points outside of modes as well.