(Topic ID: 11904)

Had to go to 5 ball

By Vyzer2

7 years ago

Topic Stats

  • 83 posts
  • 61 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 years ago by Outlane-Avoider
  • No one calls this topic a favorite


Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 3 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).


You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider wizzardz.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

#42 7 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

I started playing pinball (in the 70's) with five balls...and that's the way I still play today.

+1 And the dreaded and confusing times when games started switching from 5 to 3 balls (and a single game for a quarter rather than 2 games). I don't think there's anything wrong with setting a game to 5 balls provided the other settings are adjusted accordingly. Newer games have lots of settings that change automatically with the number of balls. Older machines generally just have a higher free-game score with 5 balls. For me it more a matter of playing the game the way it was designed.

Quoted from blizz81:

Is it wrong to tape the outlanes shut?

When I was working at an arcade in my younger days, the owners would close the arcade for free-play charity nights for various kids programs (shelters, hospitals, etc). One of the things they'd do is add ball guides across the outlanes to allow the kids to play games longer.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 14.95
Playfield - Other
From: $ 40.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
$ 24.95
Cabinet - Armor And Blades
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
From: $ 99.99
Cabinet - Other
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 40.00
Lighting - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 64.00
Lighting - Under Cabinet
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop

You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider wizzardz.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside