Quoted from punkin:
Having to make 3 or 4 shots in 15 secs or so multiple times to achieve stuff
All but one or two of the 16 main spell modes defaults to either 45s or 60s, usually for 3 or 4 shots. The hardest one (IMO) is the learn ice spell, which gives you 15s to hit *each* shot. I think that's the one you're referring to? Hit one and the timer resets. So it's still 45s for 3 shots, but the short per-shot timer is pretty intense.
Tip: Stack Black Magic Multiball onto a mode, and the timers go away (the mode continues until you complete it or until MB ends). That's a huge advantage for the Learn Ice mode.
There are a bunch of operator settings for mode timers and other things. If the defaults are too difficult or not fun, change them. Set the options however you want so that the game's fun for you.
Quoted from Cheeks:
The game is tough for sure! After viewing last night and hearing Gerry talk about the ending, I'm pretty sure I'll never beat the Sorcerer.
There are settings for sorcerer battle too. Well, there were. Looks like we hid those when releasing, but Greg and I just talked, and we'll unhide them in the next release. That'll let you adjust the things like the time length between sorcerer attacks and the damage each of you inflict on the other. Then you can make the sorcerer battle easier, and you can always make it harder again after beating him a couple of times.
We're working on a couple of issues reported by customers. So we'll likely have a new release pretty soon. Among a few other subtle things, we're adding a ball save for the right ramp releases and fixing a bug related to failed launches. Oh, and a save state bug. Currently if you save, restore, and save again, it'll corrupt your save point. That's already fixed here and will be in the next release.
Quoted from Cheeks:
It would be cool if there were two varieties of Fire, Ice, and Lightning to mix things up.
Cool idea. We'll discuss.
No kidding. He made it look like he didn't even have to think about it! That's some impressive muscle memory.
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