Alright time for an update. It has been awhile.
14 Month Review....If you want to skip all the BS and see why I really wrote the message see down below. I will also post this “issue” on the MET owner’s board because I will get more responses.
So I have been through a lot since I picked up my first awesome pinball machine. But as you can see from the pictures I have still found time to play the crap out of the game haha. I have made a move from Lexington KY down to Mesa AZ and luckily it was for a promotion and the company I work for really took care of me and crated it up. No major or minor damage. And I’ll start with the good on the review. I’m also posting this to help me kind of remember some of my scores while it’s fresh in my head (Below I explain my scores resetting for some weird reason).
Lowest of the full high score list was about 184 I think (so that gives a range)
Around 74 mil for Battery
Around 63 mil for Enter Sandman
The other two were around 40 mil something
64 mil Seek and Destroy
Fuel score was about 14 mil
I remember having a really good Lady Justice score but I can’t remember what it was.
I’ve played Blackened a few times but never got a high score.
Never got to End of the Line
And I didn’t get high score on the rest like the Combos (which is a pain I have got so close to the default 20 a couple times)
I think that about covers it.
----The game has actually held up really well. I haven't had to mess with anything really. I never ended up messing with the snake head. It will still not register but it is hardly ever and clearly not enough for me to feel like I need to do anything about it. The flippers still feel good and everything for the most part is in pretty good shape. This is everything besides what I list in the bad section and the chip that I got from the box hasn’t got any bigger and I haven’t done a thing to it
---- I still have a lot of fun with it and enjoy playing it a lot still. No regrets buying it at all and the thought of selling it didn’t pop in my head even with the move. In fact I’m thinking about buying another ha-ha. Looked at a Next generation a couple weeks ago and I have my eye on a World Series of poker one here local.
-----Aside from changing a few rubbers and cleaning it like I should be I really haven’t done much. I did add a few mods you might be able to see from the pictures, but all cosmetic like lighting the playfield up. Most recent being the through hole light which I’m really liking. The rubber one up by sparky seems to take a beating and the next time I clean I will be changing the slingshots rubbers for the first time
NOW FOR THE BAD!!!!
-----Now that I have over 2000 plays on it I’m starting to see it’s not quite what it used to be. Most noticeably is the Sparky magnet (you might be able to see from the pictures), it has mushroomed out really bad and anytime I get a really good hit on Sparky (which is all the time of course) it ramps off the magnet and doesn’t hit what it needs to register the shot. I have looked into replacing the core (not a horribly expensive part) but it seems to be one of the harder jobs to do and it seems like a lot of people have messed their play field up trying it. I did have a Mylar thing over it for a while but it just got all chewed up so I cleaned it off the magnet and kept everything else on the table and seems to be protecting the table alright. (You might be able to see what I’m talking about from the pictures).
--- And for the most recent and real reason why I’m writing this. I woke up the other morning before work a little early and was going to play some MET. Well All Of My Scores Were Reset!!! Well all my high scores and side mission scores. It kept my Grand Champion Score and all my other Audits. I did just clean everything up after the move and remember seeing where I could reset the score when I was going through everything but I know I didn’t reset it and I live by myself. So unless I mess with my machine in my sleep (I do like being close to it haha) or someone is sneaking around the neighborhood while everyone is at work and resetting pinball scores (which would be the worst thing I can think of to do to a person). It’s either one of those or the game is messed up. Could it be the batteries…? Why would it keep everything else….? I don’t know why it would keep what it did and delete the others but has anyone had this happen to them?