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Johnny Mnemonic Owner's Club


By Phetishboy

7 years ago



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#3501 62 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Just joined the club! This is another pin I took a chance on and bought without having played it before. Dirty Harry was another. So far we are really enjoying this game. Very, very fast. Just learning the rules.
Is there any advantage to dropping the ball in the matrix on the lit spot? It appears you can drop them in any 3 spots to start multiball. Should they be in a row? Is there strategy other than simply choosing which award you want?
Mine is faded, so I just went with it! Nice condition overall.
Cool game![quoted image][quoted image]

I don’t think there is any advantage to the lit spot. Most players eye where the extra ball is and pick that first. It can also be lucrative to pick bonus hold and go for the spinner millions throwing spike award - especially if you can stack with multi-ball. Picking any 3 in a row in the matrix increases jackpots 3X, but this is small compared to spinner millions and bonus hold. All the big points are Spinner Millions/Bonus Hold, Yukaza Strike and Powerdown.

#3502 62 days ago

You can go with the first column, those are the 3 jet lanes. Then in multiball you get 3x jackpots on any lane hit with the balls being fed right into the pops. Balls that come out below can be drained and are fired back into the pops as long as your ballsave is on. Pretty easy way to get some decent points (got about 1B from this) just from starting MB..

But yeah, hold/award bonus can be much better if you had spinner millions in this ball and have the multiplier up to 4x.

#3503 62 days ago

Thanks a lot! That all makes sense and helps. I think going for the bonus mult and spinner millions will be awesome. I am replacing my spinner with a new one, mine is pretty beat up. I’ll add some Super Lube and it should fly.

Also ordered the new X and Y axis nuts for the glove. Mine is pretty noisy, and the nuts are clearly stripped. Hope that helps.

#3504 61 days ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

All the big points are Spinner Millions/Bonus Hold, Yukaza Strike and Powerdown.

Yes. The really big points are just spinner millions + bonus + hold bonus (if not the last ball!)
Especially with the bug in hold bonus counting the bonus TWICE! Did you noticed that btw?
You can get to 20 bil with 10-20 spinner shots and then get the hold bonus.

#3505 61 days ago
Quoted from ALY:

Yes. The really big points are just spinner millions + bonus + hold bonus (if not the last ball!)
Especially with the bug in hold bonus counting the bonus TWICE! Did you noticed that btw?
You can get to 20 bil with 10-20 spinner shots and then get the hold bonus.

No, I didn't know about the bug. Will need to pay more attention. My spinner doesn't always return to the vertical position which can screw me during spinner millions. I don't mind though since it makes it more challenging to blow up the score.

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#3506 44 days ago

I’m really enjoying JM. More than I thought we would even. My wife loves this game. I never know what pins she will like, she likes Junkyard and potc (Stern) most. But I waxed our new JM, installed a new spinner, new nuts on the glove and new rubber. Also added LEDs above the Crazy Bob sign. I need one under the scoop now. Upgraded the dim, burned out DMD too. I finally got to Power Down, and over 10 billion. Still getting the hang of it, but this is a shooter’s pin.

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#3507 31 days ago

Put a JM Left Ramp on ebay along with a bunch of other NOS parts:

NOS Johnny Mnemonic bare Left Ramp
ebay.com link

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#3508 30 days ago
Quoted from caylegeorge:

Put a JM Left Ramp on ebay along with a bunch of other NOS parts:
NOS Johnny Mnemonic bare Left Ramp
ebay.com link[quoted image]

Do you happen to have the plastic key fob? I’ve been looking since buying my machine and not willing to buy the one that’s constantly on eBay for $99

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#3509 18 days ago

YES! Took a couple years of waiting, but I was in the right place at the right time!

ebay.com link » Williams Johnny Mnemonic Pinball Playfield Nos

#3510 18 days ago
Quoted from NPO:

YES! Took a couple years of waiting, but I was in the right place at the right time!
ebay.com link » Williams Johnny Mnemonic Pinball Playfield Nos

I was looking at that too, but didn't pull the trigger because it is MDF core instead of plywood..... Can anyone comment on the difference?

#3511 18 days ago
Quoted from PTHermes:

I was looking at that too, but didn't pull the trigger because it is MDF core instead of plywood..... Can anyone comment on the difference?

Google is amazing:

https://civiltoday.com/civil-engineering-materials/timber/163-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-mdf

BL: with a PF protector on it, it is worth the risk to me when the day comes that I swap. Heck, I can send my PF off to someone to touch-up/CC and have this in the game until the day comes I have to swap back.

JM PFs are so fricking rare it seems, I was ok with risking it this time.

#3512 13 days ago

I have a left and right ramp listed on Market here on PinSide if anybody is looking
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/96017

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#3513 4 days ago

Looking for some advice: I've got a line on a Johnny for a good price, but the glove isn't working. Is the glove a pain to fix? I've got a little bit of pinball-repair experience, and my dad is a pretty good tech but more experienced with older games. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew, but I'm not afraid to put a little work in.

#3514 4 days ago

It’s not that hard, just take lots of pictures as you take it apart, clean and lube the x and y rods and nuts, remove and solder as you need to to get access or remove things and put back together keeping good wire management.

#3515 3 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Looking for some advice: I've got a line on a Johnny for a good price, but the glove isn't working. Is the glove a pain to fix? I've got a little bit of pinball-repair experience, and my dad is a pretty good tech but more experienced with older games. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew, but I'm not afraid to put a little work in.

Just be methodical and don’t take any shortcuts. There are some very small e-clips and set-screws - use the right size tools. Should replace x & y nuts, and open gear box to inspect and re-grease. Rods usually just need to be cleaned since nuts are made to wear. There are also rubber couplers that are usually fine but some people choose to replace.

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