I finally got to play the Pro - so I figured I'd add my half-ass review to the half-ass review thread.
Not sure what else I can add that hasn't been said already...but here we go.
F*ck John Trudeau and his giant f*cking flipper gap. There was NO reason to do that with this layout and geometry. Almost any bounce anywhere heads toward the middle. My girlfriend hated it...and she loves Ghostbusters. No one who loves Ghostbusters should have a shitty time playing this game....unfortunately this game seems to be designed for pro tournament players only, and doesn't take into account 99% of people will drain in 2 seconds and walk away forever. The best tournament games also have casual factors that let anyone enjoy...this game fails at that. I wish they would have left the flipper gap stock...and if someone felt their game was too easy, they could add lightning flippers (like BSD, Fish Tales, Dr. Who). Surprisingly, the side drains weren't as horrific as I was anticipating - it's really the fiipper gap that's evil.
I hated that you had to play modes over and over to advance to the next. Since this game has tight shots and little flow, you really need to get control of the ball every time to make your shot, and time runs out quickly. I wish you didn't have to complete a mode to advance to the next. Sure, give me a bonus if I finish a mode - but don't punish me and make me start it over and over. Once a mode times out, the next one should be up to bat. I saw "We got one" like 4 times in one game.
At first we were confused cuz we couldn't start a Multiball. But once I figured out you have to hit the captive ball twice, and that keeps all 3 locks lit for Storage Unit Multiball, it wasn't that hard to start.
There were TONS of airballs...but none that launched into the drain...but any time I hit a target or pinged off something, the ball would fly up, often going on top of the plastic in front of the firehouse. It would always roll off and back into play...but man...I'm not sure what makes this game so airball prone. Maybe just being new.
Slimer registered nicely...it was the old design.
Anyway - despite being a relatively frustrating experience, I still love the theme and presentation. I'm still in on a Premium, but I will unapologetically mod the shit out of the game to make it more fair and fun. This game has the potential to be a lot of fun...but for some reason the designers decided to do a few baffling things to shit it up.