(Topic ID: 259645)

Mars God of War - Last Chance Lanes not working constantly.

By J-A-Z

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by J-A-Z
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#1 2 years ago

Ive got a strange problem. About 90% of the time the Last Chance Lane features do not work correctly. I've checked all the diodes on the underside of the playfield and made sure both captive holes switches are making good contact. Has anyone else run across this problem? When it does function like it should there is not rhyme or reason that I can determine. Any SYS80 gurus got any ideas? Mars God of War

#2 2 years ago

How do they work incorrectly?

#3 2 years ago

If you have one or both of the war bases (captive holes) loaded and your drain down either outlane (last change lane) it will give you a voice warning and release one of the captive balls back into play. When it malfunctions, it just drains like you do not have a ball locked.

#4 2 years ago

I found this description about Last Chance Feature, it mentioned that this only works with the last ball, maybe that explains what you see?

LAST CHANCE FEATURE - A captive ball will become a ball-in-play when the player's last ball enters the outhole through a side outlane. The last chance feature does not occur if an extra ball has been won. If 1 ball is captive, it will be released for play when the player's ball exits either outlane. If 2 balls are captive, only 1 ball will be released, corresponding to the outlane the player's ball exits. The LAST CHANCE feature can be disabled with game adjustment switch #31 in the off position.

#5 2 years ago

I have had this game for about 4 years, and it had a ton of mpu board issues. I assumed this was the last issue, but low and behold, bontango you are correct! Thanks for understanding the feature... I feel like an idiot, but at least its working.

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