It does in the top right corner. But the stars are pretty small.
Quoted from 3pinballs:
have my game set to 5 balls
There’s your first problem. Set it to three, max out the back legs and open up the out lanes. Pull the center post if it’s still too easy for you. The game is meant to be played longer though and it’s much more enjoyable with the new code. I’d update it ASAP and play for awhile before making the out lane or center post changes.
I am a newish owner of a routed Hobbit and had a few questions for owners.
1. The game cannot lower one of the DWARF targets. It remains up even when resetting the bank or during DWARF skill shot. I haven't had time to look under the play field at the drop target mech.
2. Why does my spider not raise all the time? Seems to almost always happen during bash the spider. Feels like it tries several times to raise. Sometimes it works, other times it does not. The problem is intermittent.
3. The right lower flipper sometimes goes weak. Do you think I just need to rebuild the mechs? And these are standard Williams mechs, right?
4. Does the shaker motor sound like a slow grind during the first lock of Smaug multi ball for anyone else? It is strange because otherwise the shaker is fine. Only during this section. Wasn't sure if it is intentional.
I am hoping to shop it out around Christmas time when I have some time off work. Any cool mods or upgrades that you guys suggest? I was thinking of switching all rubber out with Titan silicone so I don't have to mess with it for awhile.
TBH, I don't know number of plays. It was at a local pinball arcade. Owner does a great job taking care of his games. This one in particular did not get as much love as other games from league and tourney players so he wanted to move it. I do plan on a teardown in a couple of weeks when I have the time. Hopefully I can diagnose the small issues I have so I can get the parts in I need before then.
My personal fav is the engraved ring button. I also have green translucent plastic protectors and lane guides which look great (sorry non photo at the moment)
Quoted from Aahzz:
Lol I’m so on the fence with this trade. I don’t hate DP but I love the theme of the Hobbit more. I wish I had more time on TH, it might make it easier. I’ve only played it a couple times at a show a year ago. Decisions decisions.....
I’d consider trading my Hobbit for a DP Premium. Hobbit is a great game. Probably the best theme integration and amazing sound and lights. The layout is the only thing that isn’t a plus on the game in my opinion. It’s not bad. I just don’t think it’s as good as everything else. If I could get the theme from hobbit and merge it with the layout of POTC, that would be the best game! I do go through periods where I really love the game though. I’d try to get some more time on it before making a decision. If you’re ever in the Chester county area, you can come play mine.
I know what you’re saying. I felt that way when I first got it. Then I spent a few long sessions just focusing only on modes. Man there are some amazing modes in the gam! My biggest weakness is clearing the man and elf drops. So modes that require that always give me trouble. I always make sure to hit the time extension ramp as I need the extra time.
Quoted from gordonshumway:
Can anyone give me some idea here? Thanks.
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