(Topic ID: 122260)

Features every pinball machine must have


By BMore-Pinball

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    Suppose you are designing your own machine,
    What must every pinball machine have

    Some things I can think of
    - pop bumpers
    - flippers (duh)
    - sling shot bumpers
    - multi ball mode

    #2 4 years ago

    VIDEA MODES!

    #3 4 years ago

    pinballs duh!!!

    no but seriously NF does not have pop bumpers and it's fine...

    #4 4 years ago

    Pops, not needed (Shadow)
    Multi Ball, not needed (many, many great games)

    #5 4 years ago

    "At least two flippers and at least one ball..."
    -mof

    (drops mic.)
    (picks up mic again and says, "o-din said balls, I'd like to make that "ball(s), thank you.")

    Great single-ball games: (there are more)
    * Gorgar
    * Seawitch

    Great games without slingshots (there are more)
    * Black Hole (main level)
    * Space Station

    Great games without pop bumpers: (there are more)
    * Solar Fire
    * Grand Lizard

    #6 4 years ago

    Balls

    #8 4 years ago

    Cup holder for beer

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    #10 4 years ago

    Pop-up trolls (or gofers).

    #12 4 years ago

    I tend to prefer games that have an actual ball lock. Although I enjoyed AC\DC, the lack of a physical ball lock drove me nuts (maybe that is why it is now gone).

    #13 4 years ago

    'Made in USA' sticker.

    #14 4 years ago

    Art that includes a big busted woman

    #15 4 years ago

    ramps

    #17 4 years ago

    zing!

    too soon dude... too soon

    #18 4 years ago

    Drop Targets!

    #19 4 years ago

    Yes,read the topic headline and thought that,at least a bank of 3.

    Also spinners.Spinners with a cool sound effect that reward the player with a timed shot. ie - Ngg and Fathom.

    #20 4 years ago

    Finished code.

    #21 4 years ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    Art that includes a big busted woman

    +1 for hot babes!

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    #22 4 years ago

    IP address.

    Beer on tap.

    #23 4 years ago

    Absolutely NOT! Have enough crap in my life with IP addresses as it is. Wi-Fi and data charges screamin'.

    However, no thumbs down because you saved it with the 'beer on tap' comment.

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    #24 4 years ago

    To me, there's nothing more satisfying than a dead on spinner shot.

    If only Met would have a mode that used the spinners....

    #25 4 years ago

    In line drop targets.
    Magnets.
    3rd flipper.

    #26 4 years ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    Absolutely NOT! Have enough crap in my life with IP addresses as it is. Wi-Fi and data charges screamin'.
    However, no thumbs down because you saved it with the 'beer on tap' comment.

    Lol. Thumbs away. I won't be offended.

    Re:IP - Tell that to the score taker/conferrer at any local league night. The ones around here get pretty big. It's a lot of work copying all those numbers. IP address, NFC, RFID... Any of those will work. Also, I feel the high scores here on pinside mean nothing. They are totally game specific. Most would agree I think.

    #27 4 years ago
    Quoted from wellarmed:

    'Made in USA' sticker.

    Let's go with this one.

    #28 4 years ago

    Tilt mechanism(s).

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets

    #29 4 years ago

    No Fear: No pops.
    Cyclone: One ball.

    Two great games that break your rules.

    A must for every game: pingulps

    #30 4 years ago
    Quoted from guarda:

    IP address.
    Beer on tap.

    Absolutely no ip adresss the NSA doesnt need to know my high scores

    #31 4 years ago

    Completed Code to interact better with toys in the field...

    I can dream right?

    #32 4 years ago

    Everything about how easy it is to work on a Pin2k playfield and/or remove it completely from the cabinet - I wish I could retro fit every single game with those features (full length rails, able to simply unplug full wiring harness, etc, etc).

    #33 4 years ago
    Quoted from Nibbles:

    Everything about how easy it is to work on a Pin2k playfield and/or remove it completely from the cabinet - I wish I could retro fit every single game with those features (full length rails, able to simply unplug full wiring harness, etc, etc).

    WOZ has this as well. And you can unplug and pull the box'o'boards right out of the cabinet too.

    #34 4 years ago

    making pinball machines is hard.

    #35 4 years ago
    Quoted from Astropin:

    making pinball machines is hard.

    Getting a refund is harder

    #36 4 years ago

    Scoring mechanism

    #37 4 years ago

    Coils and relays and bells and bonus countdowns and sparks flying in the cab and spinners whizzing away and....

    Edit: ok, I got carried away. No FLYING sparks.

    #38 4 years ago

    Ball save!! (Get so pissed at TAF for no ball save!)

    #39 4 years ago

    Score reels

    Score Motor

    Relays

    Chimes or bells

    #41 4 years ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    Score reels
    Score Motor
    Relays
    Chimes or bells

    Coin Rejectors
    Coin rejector lock out coils
    Stepper units
    Plungers that manually lift the ball into the shooter lane

    #42 4 years ago

    A tyrannosaurus that eats the ball.

    #43 4 years ago
    Quoted from lockednlit:

    Absolutely no ip adresss the NSA doesnt need to know my high scores

    "Sir, we've detected lockednlit is playing pinball again..."

    "Launch the secret spy drones! With flipper skills that poor he must be an operative bent on world domination!"

    "But sir, we've just received intelligence of supposed covert terrorist fm band transmissions believed to pertain to imminent counter-activity..."

    "You listen to me, private. Lockednlit is not to be underestimated. Throughout the years he has recorded high scores on several Golden Tees and has one hellava mudder on the Derby Owners Club at the Little Compton Dave and Busters! We have to secure his secret strategy before the annual NSA pinball championships!"

    "But sir, he's just posted all that to pinside."

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