Quoted from luvthatapex2:
I can set the extra ball to 20 hits and still get an extra ball if I try hard enough.
In LOTR you have to hit the back tower 7 or 9 times to get an extra ball. Its not a main focus but you definitely want to collect it on the way. I set my extra ball the same way. Not to high where it will take focus off the way I play and not to low that anyone can get it. Find that happy medium! For me its hitting the ramp 7 times in a row, fun quick and lets me get back to the main focus of getting to portal. I try to hit it all in a row and makes it very rewarding when done.
I look at it this way. This update is great and on my first game I got to portal for the 2nd time ever. I did not come close to completing it as of yet but it was very exciting to get to play it a bit. I did have a great game and have not made it back to portal since. I have played about 10 games so far and overall and its fantastic! Sure it could always be tweaked a bit and another wizard mode would be very welcome IMHO (well over a stupid video mode). Tron as it stands is a very finished game with polished code and will always remain one of the greatest pins that Stern has ever made. If we do see any future updates im sure it will only be a bug fix here and there.