Well, I had the salad today with the personal pizza and it was (from what I could tell) "fly-free".
As you can now tell, I visited Pallazzo's just before noon- not knowing I would have a bonus "special" surprise waiting for me in the form of a Metallica Pro!
I was just hungry and wanted to play some Rollergames while I waited for my food. I messaged RobT about my find and he said there was already a thread in progress. (Gotta' love Pinside! )
Kevin was there when I arrived and he was giving me the lowdown on the game while I ordered.
I tend to go to Pallazzo's specifically because they have pinball; Kevin is a great guy who cares about his machines more than the local ops do and I greatly appreciate that. (Plus, he's really close!)
It's hard finding a pizza joint in this "modern" era that has more than one slightly working machine in OC, let alone SIX nice ones.
Sadly, this will only be a temporary home (T-Minus two weeks!) since it's not his game.
A hearty "thanks" to Nate for bringing this in anyway. I will be dumping quarters in this game until then! I guess there will be a tournament on Wednesday night at around 6:30 if anyone wants to play. This is my first time playing the game BTW and all I can say is it's pretty damn quick!
Flailing on this machine will definitely punish you- severely!
Getting the EC multiball started is pretty easy and the steel ramps have a good fLoWy feel to them, but man, that damn 'effing snake... I'm hoping it's just an adjustment because that sucker spits SDTM almost every time. It took about three games to get the timing down on saving that PITA.
For those that are getting just the pro, you will be very pleased with how the stock game plays.
At the end of my visit I had seven games total with scores ranging from 4 mil to just under 40 mil.
I thought the 40 mil game was going to be a good one, starting with 22 mil on ball one. Nope! A quick drain on the second and a disappointing third ball ALL multiball outlane-drain to end the game. I knew in my head that I was playing too reckless and should have just cradled to stay in control but, that damn music just urged me to go-go-go! It was almost akin to how IM makes you want to "run and gun" when you're in the zone.
I will definitely be back for more!
Your high score will be a temporary one pinBilly!
Here are some sub-par grainy pics...