Well, its no surprise why Captain Kirk also has eyes for Tron. And look, he even brought his own lamp.
Congrats on picking up Tron in any form...its just an excellent game hands down. Speaking of hands down, one might guess that is how I played it tonight. It was pathetic...30 games in about 40 minutes. I sucked bad and even though I feel like Rocky's face after 15 rounds with Apollo, I'm still standing. : ) God I love this game.
I am slowly getting further up the SOS ladder. Tonight I reached it with everything lit solid except LC and Zuse. Nailed the z, u and s but the e eluded me. I normally never shoot for e as it always seems to get a random hit.
Btw...I dont think I have seen it mentioned yet but congrats to Olivia and Jason on the arrival of their new baby boy. The game has changed, son of Quorra.
Tonight I was sooo close to starting portal. So close. So close Im still screaming obscenities and throwing sh!t around.
I'm gonna practice Carl's breathing techniques, freshen my drink up and get right back in there.
I would buy them as well Aurich. The current ones are grainy and appear almost out of focus to my poor old eyes.
Gosh I really love this game but it pisses me off at times. Seems like each game leaves me flipping the machine off with my right hand while simultaneously reaching to start another game with my left.
To me, that is great pinball. That is why I bought a ticket to the show.
I agree Erik. I have tried all kinds of different bulbs and ended up putting a incandescent back in. It would be cool if that corner of the ramp was somehow tinted blue. Would painting the underside work?
Just had an old friend get back in touch and come by for a visit. Took him down to the pin dungeon and fired up all the machines and guess which one he immediately walked right up to and started a game on? Ba ba ba bum.
Looks awesome Hougie. I think the lit ramps are the coolest mod ever made. A true "must have" imo.
Greetings programs, I have been busy lately and had my head tucked inside some new (to me) pins but made time to power on the big blue T last night and got to SOS on my first game. The ball shot out of the scoop and hit the right flipper in a bad spot, rolled straight up and came back down sdtm. Game over. Not in the cards. Apparently father Flynn and I were not on the same team.
I would keep the shaker and immediately add Eli's kit. It really does make a huge difference. In fact I will say this.....it is the best improvement I have ever made to any pin.
Noooooo. Life evolves around Lamp and Tron. Cf, you started all of this and as chairmen and our bravest warrior, you hold the naming rights. But before we slap a number 12 on the box lets think things through, otherwise every idea man has ever had about the Universe is up for grabs. Biodigital jazz, man.
I feel like I am drowning in GB slime green Kool-Aid today. Its nice to get back on the grid and into the blue.
The batteries were an answer to another post, I will let you all guess which one.
I just purchased my first sub, the Polk, and connected it to Tron. Omg, what a difference. The game has changed, son of Flynn.
I am completely deaf in my left ear and this sub has helped tremendously. I think it just went up to the top of the list for mods, along with color dmd and pdi.
The bubbles are cheap pos and cannot be trusted. Besides, many have theirs inclined more than 6.5 degrees. You are right about the checking the side-to-side level though. The right orbit is a tough shot for me and seems even tougher when I really need it.
I made it back to Portal. Only the second time ever for me and I was beginning to wonder if that light still worked. I was playing far above my skill level. I mean, everything was just unfolding in front of me. It was as if I knew where the ball was going to go and gave the machine just the right nudge at the right time. MB's? No problem, just keep two of them on the left flipper and nail everything with the right one. I started wondering to myself....Is this how Bowen feels all the time? Wow. It was definitely time for a Snickers bar.
Well, I am not Bowen and reality quickly set in. I flubbed the last ball and ended with only 159 million. It could of been much higher if a ball would not have bounced into the scoop to start SOS before I could complete disc mb. Everything else was lit solid. Arrgh.
Tron kicks ass. I had just completed it and the first thing I wanted to do was play again. That says a lot right there. Libations for everybody
Is the ball dropping out of the right ramp onto the metal lane guide and hopping over to the outlane? BOBCADE, how straight is the metal lane guide on your machine? In Grg's pic above it appears pretty straight. Mine leans towards the outlane slightly and at first it bothered me but I think it helps the ball stay in the inlane . Just wondering if yours may lean the other way.
Ahhhhh. Princess Olivia. Just what I needed, much nicer than a cracked-egg deathstar. I think she is trying to tell me something. Buy an LE, buy an LE.
The magic incline for mine turned out to be 6.7 degrees. Plays fantastic that way. It is truly my favorite machine and over this past weekend I set a new GC score. I feel like a God.
I am sorry to hear about your translite PeterG. They are still available but not sure about a reasonable price. I feel kinda bad commenting but TimeBandit's post left me almost rolling on the floor laughing.
I concur. I make no effort to hide the fact that I am totally enamored with Gem. The music for her mode puts me in a nice groove. I have discovered the most satisfying shot in all pinball is to get Gem started, then Quorra, then nail the combo to complete them both with one shot. Yessssss.
I have had Eli's ramp mod installed for quite a while now and I am still impressed. When my final game is over I just stand there staring at the playfield, mesmerized by the color changing ramps. Kinda like a lava lamp. I do love lamp.
Looking back through my emails I see that I had about the same experience. All in all it took awhile but it has held up nicely over the years and looks much better. It was worth the nominal price and short wait. Thanks again Pinball Customs.
Received the discs this week. Sorry for the delayed notice as it took a day or two before I could get to the post office. Huge thanks for all your effort.
Wow Dave, sad to hear but we all have to step off the grid at some point. We bought our Trons about the same time and it was also my first nib. I relate to your story so much. It has been fun creating a unique Tron. Tweaking all the lights to get them just the way I like it. Adding Eli's awesome kit. Blue X-Pin. The challenges of gameplay. Arrrghh so close so many times. Yep. Been there and still doing it. Tron remains my favorite game and I think I am going to stay out here on the grid a while longer. Catch you later program.
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