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Pinball bank shots

By spinal

1 year ago

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    #1 1 year ago

    One of the simplest things one can think of (other than making a straight shot) is banking a ball to make a shot (like off a rail in pool). In Twilight Zone, there is the upper right flipper shot to bank into piano but this was not really designed into the game.

    Are there any pinball machines where a shot was designed to be made only by a bank shot? Other games (like TZ above) where bank shots are useful?

    #2 1 year ago

    Nine Ball!!!

    #3 1 year ago

    Tron Gem shot

    #4 1 year ago

    Black Rose: "Shiver Me Timbers" three bank ricochet

    #5 1 year ago

    Walking Dead. Bank off side of well walker to the shot next to the barn.

    #6 1 year ago

    TFTC crypt shot comes to mind. Although I'm not sure it was intentional.

    #7 1 year ago

    Black Rose, Nine Ball, and Breakshot intentional.

    #8 1 year ago

    It's not strictly to make the shot, but I often use the bank to knock down a couple of
    the Aces on Joker Poker. Also to pick the 7 - 10 on Gottlieb Strikes & Spares..

    #9 1 year ago

    World Poker Tour is full of bank shots. You can easily bank all 3 drop Target banks in one shot.

    #10 1 year ago

    Game of Thrones LE off left target bank to light lock.
    Do it all the time on that one

    #11 1 year ago

    Funhouse: Banking off left hand side of the game to hit the superdog targets.

    A gazillion electromechanical games.

    #12 1 year ago

    Cue Ball Wizard, has it and even knows if you make the shot.
    DE Star Wars, with the three drop targets off the right flipper and then the ball heading up the ramp all in the same shot.
    Mata Hari, shooting the left drop targets and the ball bounces to the right side to take out another target or two.
    Banzai Run, right flipper to hit the left side round targets and either hitting the captive ball or the spinner to go up top.
    Fast Draw, very similar to Mata Hari.
    Orbitor one, left flipper through the spinner and into the blue target bank at the top of the playfield.

    There's plenty of others but these come to mind first.


    #13 1 year ago

    Another one for Funhouse: Banking off the superdog targets into the wind tunnel.

    And from the right flipper you can bank off the post between the steps ramp and wind tunnel into the hidden passageway.

    #14 1 year ago

    I always shoot a bank shot to hit the lock target in spiderman. Shoot green goblin from the right flipper into the lock target is a lot safer than a straight shot at the standup

    #15 1 year ago

    Sorcerer - bank shot off of "O" standup then up the ramp. Thumbs up if you can get the "R" target too. Major props if you can do this from the left flipper.

    #16 1 year ago

    Funny, but the are no planned bank shots on "Bank Shot".

    #17 1 year ago

    Dracula asylum shot, there is no direct shot, it's only made by banking.

    #18 1 year ago

    IM off IRON targets into Whiplash.

    #19 1 year ago

    WH20 off the hotfoot targets, into the left orbit, rolls back into the secret passage.

    #20 1 year ago

    Quicksilver....4 bank drop to spinner.......pure money!

    #21 1 year ago

    AFM: Banking shots off the MARTIAN targets to score a hit on the forcefield/saucer. Less likely to cause a drain than shooting it directly, which I tend to avoid if I don't have a multiball going and at least one ball trapped up or bouncing around in the jets.

    #22 1 year ago

    Not part of the design necessarily, but on TOM, after locking ball #2, I like to hit the captive ball to advance the clock on the right side so it banks onto the trunk for lock #3 and multi ball.

    #23 1 year ago

    Whitewater. Bank off one of the green targets to light the lock and into No Way Out to lock the ball.

    #24 1 year ago

    Dialed In - Sim Card shot

    #25 1 year ago

    Indiana jones bank off right targets into lock, aka the “you cheat dr. jones” shot

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    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from tdiddy:

    Quicksilver....4 bank drop to spinner.......pure money!

    Seawitch has a similiar satisfaction shot of banking off the 4 center drops and into the orbit from the upper right flipper.

    #27 1 year ago

    Defender...shoot left drop/stand ups for the right lock.

    #28 1 year ago

    Frontier and Nine Ball (previously mentioned).

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    #29 1 year ago

    Centigrade 37. Right flipper bank off the completed drop target area to the double advance stand up and target reset.

    #30 1 year ago

    Thanks for the replies
    Pics appreciated!

    Here is the TZ shot I mentioned in opening post

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    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    Centigrade 37. Right flipper bank off the completed drop target area to the double advance stand up and target reset.

    Prefer bank because it's less risky? And which standup do you prefer to hit this way?

    #32 1 year ago

    Yep, Cue Ball Wizard - it even awards you for a "clean" bank shot!

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