It would have been nice when the upper flipper had his own shots. But maybe when 'trolls' are up, some targets cant be reached with the normal flippers.
Then you will need that upper flipper.
Dont think i agree with the enourmous amount of shots. I agree the drops will give challenging shots, time and time again.
But then.... Thats it. 2 identical ramps, next to each other. Then a newton ball in the middle. Those 3 shots are on about the same shot. From either flipper.
Left part is only drops. 1 vuk shot and thats it. With a standard loopshot on the side.
Right part. No drops, instead we get a hole into the pops. Again the same vuk shot. And the same standard loopshot on the side.
Every shot is easely made, with almost no risc when missing.
Middle part, both sides the same again. We have trolls, which are standing in front of other shots, like the ramps. So again, all 4 troll shots we already have.
Only the drops, if coded well which i think they will, will be challenging and satisfying shots.
I still think this will be of of the best pins ever, due to the whole package. But lay out wise it could have been so much better. This lay out lacks fantasy for a theme like The Hobbit.