...just play the one at the Whiteface Lodge at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY. Has anyone else here played that machine?
I've only played IM a few times and failed miserably. It's a hard game. So on a break from skiing, I saw they had one in the lodge and pumped two bucks in to get three games.
Five games later, I had won two free games by matching numbers and four free games by hitting the replay threshold, which was set to between 12 and 13 million (and didn't go up every time I hit it).
I finally got tired of the game and gave my four remaining credits to some kids who were nearby. (I'd been playing for a good half hour already!)
The morals of the story:
1. If you want to feel like a pinball wizard, go skiing at Whiteface.
2. Always give unused credits to a kid. You just might be creating a future pinhead.
3. IM isn't always tough if you just make the robot rise up, then beat the shit out of him repeatedly until you get multiball...then beat the shit out of him again. (Am I missing something with this game, or is it actually that easy?) War Machine kickout still sucks though, no matter where you play it.