Quoted from Frax:
Stern Star Wars. The rules around the button guarantee that anyone that chooses to not use it is likely going to get DESTROYED in a tournament. I love it. I'm not afraid to trap up and headbutt that sucker if I need to change the bonus shots.
Watching a casual play that machine and NOT hit the button to destroy tie fighters is both hilarious and maddening. There is a sound cue, smash that thing! Having said that it's not exactly intuitive and I will gladly help a stranger out if they stick around for a few games, I just don't like being "that guy" telling someone how to play, especially mid ball.
On the other hand, it is also hilarious to watch a seasoned player want to smash said button and watch their brain melt as they try to manipulate 3 buttons with 2 hands and manage the ball if it isn't trapped.
I have seen a "beer belly" used effectively to hit that safely while keeping hands on the flippers. Damn me and my slender genes, I'd have to use a Baby Bjorn with a sack of flour/sugar as a substitute.
I can't say I have headbutted the action button but I have used my chin on both GoT and Deadpool while trapped up. BOOM!