I have been really wanting to do some work with the Mission Pinball Framework. I have long wanted my own custom machine, but I am not the most creative person in the world. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon a High Speed in VERY bad shape. The playfield is roached and will need a Hardtop. The cabinet needs work. The back glass, boards and plastics are all in great shape! So, since I have to do a considerable amount of work to it.. and I bought it for $100, I figure it would make a great candidate for doing some custom work to.
So here is my thought process. Instead of going whole hog for my first custom table.. I thought I would keep the original artwork and playfield design. Instead work on new rules and modes, similar to what Cactus Canyon Continued did. That way, when I finish, if anyone with a High Speed wants to do the same, they can buy a $400 board and be up and running in a couple hours!
One thing I am a HUGE fan of from CCC is Drunk Multiball, where the flippers reverse. So that is the first mode that popped into my head.. A Drunk Driving Multiball. My initial thought is this, When you have a Multiball going, set it so if you re-lock the balls, it will kick off Drunk Driving Multiball. Queue some music and a drunkenly slurring series of call outs.
Obviously, this is not a project that will be done in the next few weeks, or quite possibly even in the next year. But I have the parts, so why not!
I am open to suggestions for new modes and rule changes. The only caveat I have, it there can not be any changes to the playfield andit must work with the existing switches and hardware.