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Had an odd and fun night of pinball last night


By jrpinball

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    Went to my brother's house last night for some pizza, beer, and pinball. Was looking forward to playing his "Card Trix" which he had just recently set up. The game was playing great. I was getting close to "flipping it" and was pressing to get it over 100K, and when the last ball drained, I looked up to see if I had made it. Was surprised to see all zeros staring back at me! Exactly 100,000 points! I've never done that before! Also played "Cross Town", and beat all three replay score levels, hit the center target for a special, completed the 1-4 top rollovers and rolled over the upper left lane for a special, then as the last ball drained, got a "match" to complete the superfecta! Then played his "Bank a Ball". Got all the pool balls made on the second ball, except the eight ball. Drilled the center target for the eight ball on ball three, lighting both specials. Beat all the score levels, but didn't make a special in the side lanes all game.
    My brother was playing his "Flipper Cowboy" and made all the numbers except for the "one" in reverse sequential order! Never seen that done either! As Harry said, "the ball is wild!"

    #3 4 years ago

    Great stuff! Good to read, thanks for posting.

    #4 4 years ago

    Thinking the same thing, Huh.

    #5 4 years ago

    Those superfectas are rare!

    #6 4 years ago

    Always fun to get friends/family together for a night of classic pinball.

    Ken

    #7 4 years ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    Those superfectas are rare!

    I recently did it on my "Bowling Queen". Won replays for score, racking balls, rolling over lighted special lane, and capped it off with a match. Also recently got all four outlanes for only the second time ever. Still have never racked all twelve balls though.
    I wonder how many "quadruple matches" have ever happened. Gotta be super rare for sure. I remember once getting a triple match on "Target Alpha" playing three players. What are the odds?

    #8 4 years ago

    I forgot that I took a photo after the 100,000 game on "Card "Trix".
    Notice "game over" is lit.

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    The playfield is very nice on the game as well. Needs a backglass though.

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    Two more classic wedgeheads.
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    #9 4 years ago

    Sounds. Like a. Good time

    #10 4 years ago

    Hard to beat a Friday night of pizza, beer, EM's and good company. Thanks for sharing!

    #11 4 years ago

    I have days like that where I light up everything then I have those days where I get nothing but house balls and low scores.

    #12 4 years ago

    A great story jr-sounds you are tournament bound with those credentials!!

    #13 4 years ago

    A night with pinball, beer and great people is definitely a lot of fun! Always love wild, good chances with it comes to pinball games.

    #14 4 years ago

    It's funny finishing on all zeros. A neighbour of mine came into my games room and commented on a low score showing on an EM as we started it up - I now always look and think about ending the game if it's just under 100k as the 100k lamp isn't retained on the next power up - Sure Shot and Jungle Princess are the games.

    #15 4 years ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I recently did it on my "Bowling Queen". Won replays for score, racking balls, rolling over lighted special lane, and capped it off with a match. Also recently got all four outlanes for only the second time ever. Still have never racked all twelve balls though.
    I wonder how many "quadruple matches" have ever happened. Gotta be super rare for sure. I remember once getting a triple match on "Target Alpha" playing three players. What are the odds?

    Coincidentally I had my first 3 match winner last week, playing 4 on Surf Champ. The knocker at the end worked great, bam bam bam. Two of the players also earned score replays (1st set at 86K), and one player earned an extra ball special. I just missed out on the replay 'when lit' special, otherwise I would have considered that game BEAT...but no..must try again. That's one of the reasons I would generally pick a 4 player over a 2 player, ie Surfer/Surf Champ. More can compete! (I always pick player 4 as myself so I can have an epic last second..come from behind win, and whoop those trash talkers)

    #16 4 years ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    Coincidentally I had my first 3 match winner last week, playing 4 on Surf Champ. The knocker at the end worked great, bam bam bam. Two of the players also earned score replays (1st set at 86K), and one player earned an extra ball special. I just missed out on the replay 'when lit' special, otherwise I would have considered that game BEAT...but no..must try again. That's one of the reasons I would generally pick a 4 player over a 2 player, ie Surfer/Surf Champ. More can compete! (I always pick player 4 as myself so I can have an epic last second..come from behind win, and whoop those trash talkers)

    You should wear red shirts that say "Thing one" "Thing two" etc. How do you keep track of who is up next?

    #17 4 years ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    I had my first 3 match winner last week, playing 4 on Surf Champ

    Had this happen once when we were kids in the arcade. 3 matches are rare.

    #18 4 years ago

    You were the "pinball wizard" that night! Nicely done!

    On that Card Trix, I would just misty that shirt with red spray, seal it and call it good! It's not terrible!

    #19 4 years ago

    That happens to me all the time. The game I play is broken and scores don't register. So I look up at the end and every game shows "game over" with the score with all zeros.

    #20 4 years ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I recently did it on my "Bowling Queen". Won replays for score, racking balls, rolling over lighted special lane, and capped it off with a match. Also recently got all four outlanes for only the second time ever. Still have never racked all twelve balls though.
    I wonder how many "quadruple matches" have ever happened. Gotta be super rare for sure. I remember once getting a triple match on "Target Alpha" playing three players. What are the odds?

    I think the only reasonable explanation for your highly unusual performances on Gottlieb games is that you look remarkably like Wayne Neyens.

    #21 4 years ago

    You think so?

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from jodini:

    You were the "pinball wizard" that night! Nicely done!
    On that Card Trix, I would just misty that shirt with red spray, seal it and call it good! It's not terrible!

    Usually on "CT"/"FAC", the girl's red sweater is badly flaked. This one is pretty much the whole girl.
    It doesn't look as bad in the photo. Other than that, the glass isn't too bad.

    #23 4 years ago

    Nice job jr - those nights do happen to us occasionally don't they? And, when they do, enjoy them!

    #24 4 years ago

    **** Nobody SOBER plays that GOOD ! ********
    It must have been the Yuengling's beer ......
    John

    #25 4 years ago
    Quoted from JKnPA:

    **** Nobody SOBER plays that GOOD ! ********
    It must have been the Yuengling's beer ......
    John

    Yup. 24 ounce Bomber cans!

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