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Pinball game with the best "modes". Thoughts?


By delt31

3 years ago



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    #4 3 years ago

    If you're considering BSD, I'd add White Water to your list as well. As for modes, it's not really a "mode" based game in the traditional sense, but whirlpool awards have varied modes like Whirlpool Challenge, and Man Overboard, that force the player to make accurate shots. Hot Foot Big Foot mode forces the player to make consecutive combos, and the supremely stackable 5x multiplier is the cherry on top of any mode and multiball.

    Couple that with the general rules that force the player to literally utilize every shot of the playfield equally, and you have a game that can play in the big leagues.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    I’m also thinking about scared stiff

    Scared Stiff is a brilliant game, but I've always thought the modes were a little lackluster. They're less "modes" than they are "things you have to do to get to the end of the game."

    For example, 2 of the 6 tales are just things you'd do regardless--like "Return of the Deadheads" is just lighting the 3 rollover lanes, and "The Monster's Lab" is just hitting a bunch of pop bumpers.

    Just my 2 cents.

    #51 3 years ago
    Quoted from jawjaw:

    Are true modes all that important? Seems like they are more often ignored to work towards bigger things like mb or wizard modes.

    That's what makes WH2O so brilliant, imho. Sure, you can skip literally all the whirlpool awards and modes, and just go for rafts, and you'll still get to Wet Willies, and you'll still get a hearty jackpot after completing stage 2, but you won't get THE jackpot. You can only get that by playing every single mode and completing every objective the game has to offer, and it must be done in a somewhat specific order.

    Alas, the Op isn't interested in the game anyway. That's cool though, different strokes!

    I forgot about LOTR, though. That game is so mode driven and deep, there's a PAPA video that's nearly an hour long, and they STILL didn't complete the game. OP, to me LOTR is a game you'd really be able to sink your teeth into nice and deep without getting bored quickly.

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