Want to know if your EM pins are shopped well and ready for play? Let 15 kids ages 3 to 12 play your games for a day. The younger ones are the hardest...constant flippers for the whole game. My games are in a basement and it was hot and humid..which didn't help matters. I had spent quite a while preparing my 8 EM pins and 2 arcade games. Here is what happened:
Dealers Choice...flipper shaft became loose..easy fix. I could use a new one because it is a bit gnarled up.
Jumping Jack...ball got stuck behind one of the upper flippers. Design flaw..easy fix though. Also the 10's digit on player one now seems sluggish.
Mars Trek...score reel switch out of adjustment caused the game to not reset...took about 5 minutes to find the switch..fixed.
Cherry Bell...no longer scoring 1000 points and it is not a stuck playfield switch..this will take some time to figure out.
Strike Zone..ball would not eject a ball to the shooter lane. Turned it off and on..then it worked..weird.
The youngest child, a 3 year old boy, would run around and just hit the start button on the games and walk away with a smile. He also played my Nip It a few times and kept constantly hitting the gator button. I was afraid it would break, but it didn't.
I left a key in the door of my Fun Fest. The key is now gone. Dumb mistake on my part.