Quoted from RipleYYY:
Avengers was so critiziced at the begining
than, for my personnal advice (as my son "wants" this game) :
from what i remember there was a prob with ball blocking or falling under playfield, passing at the right of hulk, also hulk stacking balls... think STERN did send plastic pieces to adjust the 1st prob, what about the second ?
also, is the last code full & complete, or it still needs some adds and/or bug correction ?
Having owned the game for about 7 months, here's what I can tell you from my personal experience:
- People complain that the Black Widow shot is impossible to hit. I disagree. It is a very tight shot. The ramp also needs tweaked slightly with a couple of washers and on my machine at least, spraying it down with Plexus makes a HUGE difference. Once I had that squared away, it was not uncommon that I would collect BW first of all the Avengers. I found it to be arguably the most rewarding shot in the game. I will say that stacking it with Hulk multi ball was a huge help - and you can't do that on the LE version as it takes the bridge out. I've had folks tell me this is a reason they prefer the Pro to the LE, but I don't know about that since you can disable that on the LE if you'd like.
- Balls getting caught behind Hulk. I had this happen very infrequently. Maybe I was just lucky, maybe the previous owner had tweaked it, but it happened maybe every 20 games or so.
- Never heard of balls falling into the play field. Only thing I can think of is the Hulk lock out of BW ramp, but Stern did give a plastic fix for that, and it worked on my machine 95% of the time.
I think it is such a different machine that folks didn't know what to make of it. It has some VERY tight shots; Iron Man shot is tougher than BW by far IMO. The versus modes are great, and they follow the storyline of the movie very closely. Some of the voices are horrible (BW), some are great (Thor, Loki).
I think it's a very good game that was misjudged early on. Too bad, folks are missing out. I know at a recent party I had it was being played nonstop by hardcore players who couldn't get over what a fun game it was...