I always somewhat liked Fireball, and I don’t want this to be a tread that pits the two against each other, but I’m just not a fan of zipper flippers. I had a guy practically beg me to buy his FB Classic from him. As I think with most people that see any other version of FB, I assume all the other versions are some form of home version of the original.
When I got this home, I played and played and played. I think the addition of regular flippers and the bonus counter has made this machine pure gold in the ranks of all machines. You are CONSTANTLY in and out and in and out of multiball, I’ve never played a game that works like this. As quick as it starts, you’re out again, then bang, MB again and so on. The bonus counter is insanely addictive as well, I LOVE loading that up, and hearing 5x count down for over a minute. Everything is used so well, and storing a ball with the gate in the shooter lane provides the extra ball, which there is technically none of in this machine.
The spinning disk, as with the original, just adds awesomeness to the play, and it’s unlike any other machine. Being a massive TAF fan, and having owned LAH, the magnets in the middle are cool, and the disk is neat in games like WW and Twister, but this has a super grip on it, and is on all the time. It really keeps you on guard for any ball going anywhere, unlike any other machine.
The additions made to FB Classic, in my opinion, have made this one of the greatest machines I have ever played, and this is coming from someone that is almost all DMD in my 30+ machines. I can’t get enough of this machine, and I’m so glad it was forced on me haha. The sounds, and the growl at the end of the game it just awesome. This machine cranked sounds great.
Anyone else love it as much as me?