Well I guess I'm joining the club, I've got my Smaug Edition and absolutely love it, and it's still running on the original code. Will be doing an update later today. Butch20099 is a fantastic seller and stands behind the games he sells 100%. It's amazing that this game went from east coast to west coast with no issues except a loose connector, no screws even came out!
So far I've had 2 stuck balls in the trap doors and need to order the fix. The spider door is bent up a little and changes the direction of the ball. No issue with stuck balls off of the wireform yet. Ordered Cliffys for all the holes. Game# is 863.
I'm trying to read through this thread to get as much information as I can but you guys keep making pages faster than I can read them. I'd rather play pinball!
I've got a bunch of beaters from the 90s and wanted at least one newer game in my "barcade", this game was a no-brainer over anything else on the market except WOZ...I played The Hobbit at the Seattle Pinball Museum and was instantly hooked, I know this game was made just for me.
My roommate isn't great at pinball but got Smaug multiball twice in his first game. It speaks to how approachable and fun this game is even for novices, yet has a deep ruleset for more advanced players. Now I'm just trying to figure out where to get enough money to pick up a WOZ...