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Official Avengers Infinity Quest owners thread. "Pinsiders Assemble!"

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“Of the Avengers featured on the inserts, who is your favorite?”

  • Hulk 103 votes
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  • Iron Man 94 votes
    18%
  • Captain America 62 votes
    12%
  • Black Widow 38 votes
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  • Thor 61 votes
    12%
  • Black Panther 26 votes
    5%
  • None of those weakling, THANOS! 135 votes
    26%

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#2201 1 year ago
Quoted from BigT:

Something that should be pointed out in these owners threads, is that we come here looking for solutions to mostly minor problems. Pinside gives us this forum to help crowd source the issues that are there. Many owners do not have the issues and the owners thread looks like the pin is nothing but problems. Do not take these posts as there is a widespread issues with AIQ.
I have an LE and I have only experienced 3 problems. The ball flying off the ramp was easily fixed. The opto on the gauntlet ramp was fixed by vireland giving me advice. I have the issue with 2 balls locked in the subway; I am looking forward to the community figuring a fix.
IMO the owner threads give me confidence to buy a pin knowing that if there are issues I have a resource to help me.

I had a NIB non-Stern that blew the power supply after an hour of play. Shit happens with these games. It isn’t like an iPhone where you make 500 million of them and each one is exactly the same. These things are made by hand and have an incredible number of variables.

I love talking about the “issues” in the owner threads. To me, that is the point of these threads. I am surprised that so many people make their decisions based on the vocal minority.

#2202 1 year ago

Le, one of my first new sterns without any problems.....so far.....

#2203 1 year ago

Don’t know rules yet, feels like a combination of Deadpool and JP2 anyone agree?

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#2204 1 year ago

Received my Premium today. I had a couple minor issues but I have to agree that the QA concerns are way overblown. In general I find Stern QA just as good as the JJP’s I’ve bought new - maybe the tech isn’t as fancy but the reliability has been there.

Stern also makes things easy to work on. I find that the screws are reachable, the leaf switches are easy to access and adjust, the lockdown bar clamps are much better than the old spring loaded arm, the swing down display is great, and the boards are easy to inspect. Even installing the quieter fan is simple because the backbox is so organized.

For reference, my two issues were: Thor led board was unplugged, and the avengers tower opto board had a loose connection. Both were 5 second fixes although I admit it took me quite a while to figure out the tower because the behavior was inconsistent.

Anyway, I’ve already replaced the rubber with Perfect Play (before even playing a full game), added a subwoofer output, a quiet fan, a shaker, and PDI glass. It’s going next to my JP prem and I’m very happy with the game. Super fun and more accessible than JP. The ramps are some of my favorite I’ve ever shot.

#2205 1 year ago
Quoted from Thunderbird:

Fair enough, but it didn’t seem that way from your comments about GNR. I have nothing against GNR, just think owners club threads should stay on topic.
Bond (you got the B right, lol)

I think J85M's comments actually just addressed best of luck on his alternate choice, not making it about G&R

Common knowledge that ALL machines have problems of sorts, regardless of who made them. Stating one brand over another in QC is just not the case . People like to cancel games for all sorts of reasons and blame whatever...

Back on topic....a great game and thrilled to have one to enjoy!!

#2206 1 year ago

@LE/Premium owners: Do you have an handle behind you backboard, as illustrated in the operation manual?

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#2207 1 year ago

Certainly do.

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hahahaha... totally crossed my threads on this one.. Sorry folks

#2208 1 year ago

Is that the playfield of an avengers iq ,my premium does not have a Handle ,I love games with them.and why if the playfield on the ground?

#2209 1 year ago

That picture is the back of a Jurassic Park. My Jurassic Park LE has the “handle.” My AIQ LE does not.

From my understanding, it is not so much a handle as it is a bumper to protect games with exposed rear mechs from being rammed into the back of the cabinet.

#2210 1 year ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

@LE/Premium owners: Do you have an handle behind you backboard, as illustrated in the operation manual?
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Nope, I do not.

#2211 1 year ago

That is not a pic of AIQ.... No - there is no handle on my LE

#2212 1 year ago
Quoted from BigT:

I have the issue with 2 balls locked in the subway; I am looking forward to the community figuring a fix.
IMO the owner threads give me confidence to buy a pin knowing that if there are issues I have a resource to help me.

My subway assembly broke with less than 100 plays. The spot weld on the finger was weak. My distributor came over and replaced the subway assembly with the one off his NIB premium.
Its now working perfect in every way!
I believe they reengineered it!
I think everybody with an LE should get NEW subway

#2213 1 year ago
Quoted from Motorcitypinball:

My subway assembly broke with less than 100 plays. The spot weld on the finger was weak. My distributor came over and replaced the subway assembly with the one off his NIB premium.
Its now working perfect in every way!
I believe they reengineered it!
I think everybody with an LE should get NEW subway

I don’t think everyone with an LE has a broken spot weld.

#2214 1 year ago
Quoted from paul_8788:

I don’t think everyone with an LE has a broken spot weld.

Not yet
I believe they were inspected and found to be "weak weld"
What im saying is, Not only has the spot weld been fixed, My balls travel through the subway as intended with no issues!
So I think they also performed another fix as well

#2215 1 year ago

Premium owner, put it on location. I have had the 2 ball in subway problem happen twice in about 100 games so far. It can be easily fixed (if you are there obviously by going into coil test and firing the subway coil one time to separate the balls), but without being there eventually ball search should clear them. For the most part very happy with how it is playing.

#2216 1 year ago
Quoted from Motorcitypinball:

Not yet
I believe they were inspected and found to be "weak weld"
What im saying is, Not only has the spot weld been fixed, My balls travel through the subway as intended with no issues!
So I think they also performed another fix as well

Do you have pictures showing the old subway mech vs the newly designed one? That would help other owners determine if there were any changes.

I am glad you are back up and running, but I think you are jumping to conclusions that all LE owners have a defective subway mech and need a new one.

#2217 1 year ago

LE 300 checking in.
Only issue I had was Hawkeye opto not registering.
I added the washer posted in the thread and fixed it.
Also have a pinch in the playfield by the ant man scoop, hasn’t broke yet but watching it.

Quoted from paul_8788:

Do you have pictures showing the old subway mech vs the newly designed one? That would help other owners determine if there were any changes.
I am glad you are back up and running, but I think you are jumping to conclusions that all LE owners have a defective subway mech and need a new one.

#2218 1 year ago
Quoted from paul_8788:

I don’t think everyone with an LE has a broken spot weld.

Not everyone, but many. LE #367 here and my subway has been down 9 days so far with a broken weld. Distributor supposedly ordered part for me 8 days ago, but still waiting. I don’t expect overnight service, but would certainly like to see it soon.

#2219 1 year ago

Has anyone else had an issue where one ball is locked in the subway before the soul gem mode starts. And then once the soul gem mode starts two balls are in the subway and the game will not eject either ball?

So the soul gem mode starts and there are two balls in the subway and nothing happens. The game then tries to clear the balls but does not move them along the subway and ultimately I have to end up restarting the game.

Nothing about the subway is inherently broken. But in that particular mode it simply does not work. But in all other situations and all other modes it works fine.

#2220 1 year ago
Quoted from rapidraw:

Don’t know rules yet, feels like a combination of Deadpool and JP2 anyone agree?

I have JP2 and I'm not feeling much similarity between it and AIQ, and I mean that as a really good thing. I think they're both great and I definitely feel like they're two different games to play.

Overall I think the main (gem quests/paddocks) and other modes in both games feel pretty different in the pattern of shots required, and the different layouts of the games just helps distinguish them from each other even more. For me having those two side by side makes for good variety on two smooth shooting & great flowing games. Multiballs in any game are mostly going to be 1 shoot shots, 2 collect jackpot, 3 collect super jackpot so I think it's going to seem like there's a familiar feeling about multiball in any game. But for the main modes and the wizard modes I'm not feeling much similarity.

I can't speak to a Deadpool/AIQ comparison though because I've only played a couple games of Deadpool and that was a couple years ago.

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#2221 1 year ago

This was a fun one last night! Never say never, but I don’t see myself coming very close to this again for awhile. Felt like I caught lightning in a bottle.

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#2222 1 year ago

Will this shooter rod work in Avengers? I can't seem to get it to fit in the hole.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/20-9253-B

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#2223 1 year ago
Quoted from rapidraw:

Don’t know rules yet, feels like a combination of Deadpool and JP2 anyone agree?

More like a cross between JP and B66, IMO.

#2224 1 year ago
Quoted from brickbuilder14:

Will this shooter rod work in Avengers? I can't seem to get it to fit in the hole.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/20-9253-B
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It seems like you've answered your own question. That said I've run into this issue with some Stern shooter rod housings and a light sanding of the rod seems to take care of it.

#2225 1 year ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

How many of you are able to beat Proxima Midnight? That's the battle/quest I'm currently working on.

Try defeating Supergiant first, then place the mind gem on the drop targets. Ramp, ramp, action button.

#2226 1 year ago
Quoted from yancy:

Try defeating Supergiant first, then place the mind gem on the drop targets. Ramp, ramp, action button.

I really appreciate the tips! Honestly I haven't beat supergiant yet either! I'll switch to trying that one and see if I get further.

Like I mentioned before I'm not a great player.

#2227 1 year ago
Quoted from twenty84:

It seems like you've answered your own question. That said I've run into this issue with some Stern shooter rod housings and a light sanding of the rod seems to take care of it.

Ha thanks, I will try sanding it. I just was not sure if there were various sizes and I bought the wrong size...

#2228 1 year ago

I buy custom shooter rods from a guy here in Australia who makes some beautiful plain stainless ball shooters. He sends a set of bushes with them if they are for stern rods becuase they don't fit straight in like the do for B/W, AP etc. The Stern rods are a slightly larger diameter.

#2229 1 year ago

Tried chrome today but yellow is still king!

Also finally found a good use for the purple leg bolt washers I ordered a while back, the purple looks great on the yellow.

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#2230 1 year ago
Quoted from Valorguy:

That is not a pic of AIQ.... No - there is no handle on my LE

Thanks you all, it seems that nobody has a handle on AIQ PRE/LE backboard.

#2231 1 year ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Mine has worked well overall at catching the ball but definitely could use a little bit of improvement. By far most good shots get caught on mine but some do bounce back from the top without being caught. Last night I had two instances where I hit the final Soul Gem shot to the top of the tower, but the tower didn't hold it. Each time it happened the insert for the final shot went out and the ability to hit the shot again was gone. I sent in a bug report when it first happened to me about a week ago. I'd be surprised if they don't get it sorted out in a code update.

I have an Avengers pro, same problem here, specially at the finishing shot for soul gem.... very annoying! The lock magnet works fine about 80% of the time i would guess. i hope they can fix it with some new codes

#2232 1 year ago

I am Thanos,I offer to free you from existence,thanks so much for the offer.is that a good think in this universe

#2233 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinzap:

Not everyone, but many. LE #367 here and my subway has been down 9 days so far with a broken weld. Distributor supposedly ordered part for me 8 days ago, but still waiting. I don’t expect overnight service, but would certainly like to see it soon.

take the tooth mech (only 3 8-32 nuts) out with the broken spot weld and go into settings and change the subway to pass through or no entry. Mine is set on pass-through right now, until I get the new mech.

Anyone with the ball lock issues, have you tried adjusting the mech itself? (its only like 7 or 8 hex screws)
those teeth get stuck down a lot, and it can be intermittent. If the portal lock ball isn't on the right opto, the software won't know what to do. I personally only saw the issue with portal locks, and sometimes with balls that went in after.

#2234 1 year ago

Man these outlanes are quite hungry. I can see why it ships in the easiest setting with the posts. Its still quite tough! If the ball is bouncing around the side you are screwed without a great nudge.

#2235 1 year ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

This was a fun one last night! Never say never, but I don’t see myself coming very close to this again for awhile. Felt like I caught lightning in a bottle. [quoted image]

Impressive. On my last game I had 49 flips to spare with the last tower shot remaining and I choked them all away. On my very next shot after I ran out, I made the tower shot.

#2236 1 year ago

Anyone have any idea what's up with production on premiums? Is there a delay, or are they still pumping out games? Waiting to get mine from P1 in Toronto, and last I checked, they hadn't see any yet.

#2237 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBrownstone:

I have an Avengers pro, same problem here, specially at the finishing shot for soul gem.... very annoying! The lock magnet works fine about 80% of the time i would guess. i hope they can fix it with some new codes

A flaky tower, you say? That's what I had, and it turned out the opto board connector was halfway off. You have to take the plastic cover off the tower to check it, but that fixed my issues and now my tower works 100% of the time. The cable was under a bit of tension, so I pulled what slack I could into the tower.

#2238 1 year ago
Quoted from ChrisBardon:

Anyone have any idea what's up with production on premiums? Is there a delay, or are they still pumping out games? Waiting to get mine from P1 in Toronto, and last I checked, they hadn't see any yet.

There was a delay, now up and running I assume, mine arrived 2 days ago...about 5 days later than expected.

#2239 1 year ago

loving this game so far, was wondering if anyone is having issues with the ball jumping off the rail when it gets shot around real fast. seems to jump off a lot. thanks.

#2240 1 year ago

What's the general strategy on collecting and levelling the avengers? Is that something I should go for before starting gem quests or should I just kinda let the avengers collect/level as a natural part of playing?

#2241 1 year ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

Man these outlanes are quite hungry. I can see why it ships in the easiest setting with the posts. Its still quite tough! If the ball is bouncing around the side you are screwed without a great nudge.

I realised that quite quickly, even with those factory inlanes closed you have to be on your feet ready to nudge, anywhere near those outlanes on my game and the ball will find its way down the drain.

#2242 1 year ago

When people ask about the ball flying off the rail as if comes across the playfield:

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#2243 1 year ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

What's the general strategy on collecting and levelling the avengers? Is that something I should go for before starting gem quests or should I just kinda let the avengers collect/level as a natural part of playing?

Here's a great video from Raymond Davidson explaining strategy. I highly recommend it if you don't feel like reading a 25 page rulesheet.

#2244 1 year ago

My buddy just unboxed a premium and there is an issue with the flippers, they occasionally go dead and the lower end of playfield goes black. Any ideas on a fix? Already sent emails to distributor and Stern.

#2245 1 year ago
Quoted from CashMoney:

Here's a great video from Raymond Davidson explaining strategy. I highly recommend it if you don't feel like reading a 25 page rulesheet.

Sweet thanks, I've got the rulesheet printed out and I refer to it a lot. I'll check out this video!

#2246 1 year ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

My buddy just unboxed a premium and there is an issue with the flippers, they occasionally go dead and the lower playfield goes black. Any ideas on a fix? Already sent emails to distributor and Stern.

Sounds like a problem with the node 8 board or one of the things plugged into it. If it happens fairly consistently, you can narrow down where the problem is by unplugging connectors from node 8 one at a time and see if it still happens with that one disabled, then if not, replace it and unplug the next. That will get you in the right area. You can refer to the manual to see which connectors are what for Node 8.

#2247 1 year ago

I got the call yesterday my premium was ready to pick up.
On my birthday as well
Snow day, so went and grabbed it.

Only one issue, needed to adjust the switch for the lock down button.
Game is perfect otherwise.

Fun game, great flow with the shots.

#2248 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Sounds like a problem with the node 8 board or one of the things plugged into it. If it happens fairly consistently, you can narrow down where the problem is by unplugging connectors from node 8 one at a time and see if it still happens with that one disabled, then if not, replace it and unplug the next. That will get you in the right area. You can refer to the manual to see which connectors are what for Node 8.

Thanks, node 8 appears to be the problem, I’m guessing it would be fine to swap out the node 8 board with another one of his spike 2 games so we can play tonight?

#2249 1 year ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

What's the general strategy on collecting and levelling the avengers? Is that something I should go for before starting gem quests or should I just kinda let the avengers collect/level as a natural part of playing?

I haven't been able to actually accomplish this yet, but with Black Panther (and some other Avengers) scoring 2x on their shot when they're at Level 2 it seems like you could put the Soul Stone there and then any Soul Stone jackpot should be worth pretty big points. Leveling up Captain America to 2x scoring could probably be pretty big for Black Order Multiball super jackpots too.

I guess with the structure of the game it seems like ideally you might want to level up all Avengers first, get the Soul Stone, and then collect all the gems and Soul Stone jackpots, but I don't know for sure. Just my interpretation of it so far.

#2250 1 year ago
Quoted from cleanandlevel:

loving this game so far, was wondering if anyone is having issues with the ball jumping off the rail when it gets shot around real fast. seems to jump off a lot. thanks.

Yes, look in the key posts for the easy fix - just a small bend of the rail is needed.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-avengers-infinity-quest-owners-thread-pinsiders-assemble/page/22#post-5899526

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