Quoted from gooterman:
It is most certainly a confusing machine at the moment. I'm still holding on my final decision whether to buy the premium( or none of the above) based on code updates. No matter how good or bad a game looks.... code is the king. It could be a few updates away from being the best game you've ever played. So far there's too much of a learning curve and i'm too lazy to try and figure everything out. I'll sit back and wait for a tutorial
GoT is one of the better Stern games right from the release. While I agree that it still needs updates, it wasn't their usual fare of pushing out very incomplete games. It had good bones right from the start.
So here is my "location tutorial" for the game. It is narrow and focused for just getting some basics down. So...
DaveH's Location Tutorial for Game of Thrones:
1. Hold down the action button (the big button in the lockdown bar) for 3 seconds and then press start.
2. Select Martell (the orange house insert).
3. Launch the ball.
4. Hit the center ramp (the white insert should be lit and the orange house insert should be flashing).
5. Select Martell (the orange house).
You are now in a battle. Each house has a distinctive battle. Martell is to hit orbits 3 times, and then hit one of the center ramps to complete it. Once you complete a house, it lights steady in the center group of inserts. You may notice the "3 times" can get messed up after hitting other shots. Shots should be hit one after the other to finish.
Locks: The green targets on the right side light the lock on the center ramp. Locking 3 balls on the center ramp starts Blackwater Multiball. Because you are playing as Martell (orange), you have an "Add a ball" on the action button. When you are draining your second to last ball, hit it to restart the multiball. Each house has different powers, and this is Martell's.
Getting more houses flashing: Each house is lined up with a shot in the game. Hitting that shot (or thing) 3 times gets that house flashing. For instance, the left orbit is Greyjoy (purple). Hitting that shot when lit purple 3 times starts Greyjoy flashing, so it is qualified to pick for battle.
Ignore the strategy of the game for now. Just work on starting and finishing houses. I don't recommend combining houses in battle as you learn the game. Battle them one at a time to learn what shots they each need.
Finally, this is not the route to big points in the game. I'm not explaining the multipliers, nor the best way to combine houses. I'm just giving a basic overview to enjoy it on location.