(Topic ID: 167918)

Favorite Type of Pinball Shot?


By n49th

3 years ago



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“What is your favorite type of pinball shot?”

  • Ramps 25 votes
    37%
  • Loops 7 votes
    10%
  • Drop Targets 8 votes
    12%
  • Standup Targets 1 vote
    1%
  • Roto-Targets 0 votes
  • Vari-Targets 1 vote
    1%
  • Captive Ball 3 votes
    4%
  • Spinners 21 votes
    31%
  • Scoops or Other 1 vote
    1%

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#1 3 years ago

The title says it all. What say you?

#2 3 years ago

my favorite is the one where I hit what i'm shooting for.

#3 3 years ago

Tequila

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#4 3 years ago

Scotch!
Voted captive ball!

#5 3 years ago

I knew that was coming.

#6 3 years ago

Where's the 'Rudy's jaw' option?

BTW, drop targets out of the available choices.

#7 3 years ago

Used to be a sweet ramp but now I think that ripping a spinner that is lit for points is the best

#8 3 years ago

Tetanus, pretty sure it helped me at some point in my life.

#9 3 years ago

Swinging target. Takes real skill to hit something that's not standing still

#10 3 years ago

Spinners

#11 3 years ago

"Slam Ramp" for a Hole-in-One!
Voted: Ramps

#12 3 years ago

Wild Turkey .
voted spinners, spinners on EMs are awesome ! Love the sound of the score reels cranking when you hit a solid spinner shot.

#13 3 years ago

Gotta love bustin' loops......nothing like smacking an orbit 4 or 5 times in a row as the ball comes around faster and faster each time!

#14 3 years ago

Tequila

My favourite are Targets like the hobbit beasts.

Anything that pops up to hit that's not always there.

What's a vari-target?

#15 3 years ago

Shooting a combo so smoothly, it's smoother than James Bond covered in olive oil slipping between satin sheets.

#16 3 years ago

Anything other than a scoop or a saucer
I like the ball to keep moving

#17 3 years ago

Vari-targets were found in several EMs. The harder you hit the target, the greater the point value.

RBION is the only modern table I can think of having this feature. Really gratifying when you slam the target for max value.

#18 3 years ago

-----Tequila! yes indeed! --------

Drop Targets, especially when they need to be hit in order, or in pairs.

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from n49th:

Vari-targets were found in several EMs. The harder you hit the target, the greater the point value.
RBION is the only modern table I can think of having this feature. Really gratifying when you slam the target for max value.

Sounds neat never experienced that type of shot.

If Hobbit beasts are what I like what do I vote for? Drops?

I know the single drops on CC and GB both fall into the same "not always there" scenario and I love those in the same way..

Yea...voted drops now.

#20 3 years ago

Sweeping a bank of drop targets: Space Shuttle, Meteor, and etc.
I also like the swinging target--a Steve Kordek specialty. My fave em designer.
After that I hafta get more specific:
The lit spinner on Space Mission.
The Ferris Wheel on Cyclone, especially when you've really built up the bonus there. The weird shot, the music... It's just so satisfying.
Also on Cyclone: When you sneak one in after Drac has said "Bleaeah!" but before the target resets. In yer face Drac!

Sorry, don't mean to derail the thread into specific shots...

#21 3 years ago

Ripping the left outside loop spinner on WCS when ultra spinner is lit.

#22 3 years ago

Another vote for rippin spinners.
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#23 3 years ago

Something pretty sweet about backhanding a tough shot, finishing a bank of drop targets is nice too.

#24 3 years ago

First to vote stand ups!!! I just love the way the ball bounces right off em! Ball keeps Rollin, game keeps goin!

#25 3 years ago

Bad Cats has a vari-target (Fish Bone-Us)

I just love ripping a spinner with a firm shot, my favourite one is on Fish Tales.

#26 3 years ago

Mick-on-a-Stick

#27 3 years ago
Quoted from n49th:

RBION is the only modern table I can think of having this feature. Really gratifying when you slam the target for max value.

The vari-target in RBION is a cool shot, but doesn't add score based on how hard you hit the target. It is either hit hard enough to expose the hole and allow the ball to drop in to start mode or it isn't and the ball is rejected.

#28 3 years ago

I like any shot that can get stopped in its tracks by a magnet. So it's magnet shots for me.

#29 3 years ago
Quoted from Jeekayjay:

I know the single drops on CC and GB both fall into the same "not always there" scenario and I love those in the same way..

You'd love the mini-playfield on GOT.

#30 3 years ago

Why is it that ramps are leading the poll, yet the vast majority of comments are in favour of spinners or drop targets? Are ramps the 'I like them but don't know why' option? Or a donkey vote???

#31 3 years ago

(combo) loops with spinners

#32 3 years ago

Oh, that's right. I recall the hole behind the RBION vari-target, but somehow thought it awarded variable points as well.

Classic drop targets for me, especially when they guard yet another shot (think 8-ball and multiplier targets on EBD).

Honorable mention goes to warp speed loops, as others have mentioned (TOM, I500 come to mind). Thrilling!

#34 3 years ago

The magnet save on Goldeneye. Blows my mind every time. No idea why they didn't use it on more machines. Just too cool.

#35 3 years ago

#1 Lit spinners that sound awesome / different when they are lit - eg. Black Knight. Spinners with lame or terrible sounds (eg. RBION) not so much.

#2 long throw / difficult captive balls that you have to really nail hard - eg. IJ!
Stubby stern ones that are right in front of the flippers (eg. Metallica), not so much.

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