(Topic ID: 238214)

games with pauses similar to TZ


By gandamack

40 days ago



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#1 40 days ago

I recently played Iron Maiden's Legacy of the Beast Pro and although I thought it was a great pinball machine, I did not like the fact that it does not really allow the player to take the time to watch the video screen because they must constantly be heads-down watching the ball. I thought TZ did a great job allowing the player to look up once in awhile to watch the screen.
Are there any other games that have the longer pauses in play similar to Twilight Zone?

#2 40 days ago

All the MET multiballs and CIU modes have pretty good pauses that let you watch the animations. Some people complain the Sparky one is too long, but I never get tired of it and appreciate the break in the action.

#3 40 days ago

I find myself trying to skip the mode start animations on iron maiden

#4 40 days ago
Quoted from gandamack:

I recently played Iron Maiden's Legacy of the Beast Pro and although I thought it was a great pinball machine, I did not like the fact that it does not really allow the player to take the time to watch the video screen because they must constantly be heads-down watching the ball. I thought TZ did a great job allowing the player to look up once in awhile to watch the screen.
Are there any other games that have the longer pauses in play similar to Twilight Zone?

I believe what you’re referring to is what we call ‘stop n go’ style pinball. Pat Lawlor (designer of TZ) is notorious for some of the best stop n go play. TZ, TAF, Roadshow, RBION, and even DI to an extent. IMDN actually has a lot of moments to view the display especially if the auto plunge works. However, the latest IMDN code sped up some of this stop n go because people complained about long games, so now during cool sequences (i.e. Aces High, we don’t get to appreciate some of its fanfare). That said, looking at the display during gameplay is an art, and eventually if you do master the art, you will come to prefer more flow games where you can track both the ball and display rather than the stop n go style.

#7 39 days ago

Frank multiball on Monster Bash is a nice pause with great animation, especially on the remake with the new screen.

#8 39 days ago

TAF - "ITS SHOWTIME!!"

Hobbit and WOZ are pretty good with this too

#9 39 days ago

Williams Indiana Jones. You play lots of video modes there.

#10 39 days ago

Lord of the Rings. Each multiball and mode start lets you watch the DMD for a few seconds before it puts any balls back in play.

#11 39 days ago
Quoted from Gorgar123:

All the MET multiballs and CIU modes have pretty good pauses that let you watch the animations. Some people complain the Sparky one is too long, but I never get tired of it and appreciate the break in the action.

On the Sparky animation...it never gets old....and if playing with someone new, its usually good for a laugh...or a creepy glare. The break from CIU is nice to set down your axe and take a breath....then its go time!

#12 39 days ago

Demolition man paused before Multiball, computer award, claw awards(sometimes), and of course...DEMOLITION TIME!!!

#13 39 days ago

I'd have to say SafeCracker wins this race......

#14 39 days ago

Ghostbusters would have to be toward the top when it comes to pauses for DMD animations.

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#15 38 days ago
Quoted from Sonic:

I'd have to say SafeCracker wins this race......

Only problem is, it's not a pinball, it's a "timed video game with pinball elements". Like Baby pac-man, Granny and the Gators, or Caveman.

#16 38 days ago

EATPM right before multiball.
Whirlwind right before multiball
medieval madness every time you destroy the castle.

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#17 30 days ago

WPT has lots of pauses, that's why I chose it to break the GWR on

#18 30 days ago
Quoted from WJxxxx:

WPT has lots of pauses, that's why I chose it to break the GWR on

One neat thing about WPT is you can actually disable the pop up posts which stop the ball, so you could do that if you don’t like the pauses.

#19 30 days ago

"Look Up....Stop the Spider"

#20 30 days ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Only problem is, it's not a pinball, it's a "timed video game with pinball elements". Like Baby pac-man, Granny and the Gators, or Caveman.

It’s a timed pinball machine..

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