Okay, I've played it once or twice at a bash, and once at one of the auctions, but never really got into it. Today, found one in the wild and it had a free credit blinking on it, so why not?
Game was typical operator fare. Left flipper was so weak it wouldn't push ball above center of PF. Could barely get it to lower VUK. Upper left flipper and lower right flipper were great tho. Flaky PF switch somewhere as I could never get Skill shot. As soon as ball popped into shooter lane, DMD would report skill shot missed. Two of the three upper pops were dead.
So, even with those limitations, I really enjoyed the game. The right flipper to left ramp is such a smooth and satisfying shot. And since that was about all I could do, I raped it over and over. Would shoot the left ramp, bump the machine on the ball return to the left flipper, back over to the right flipper and repeat. I bet I hit that ramp 100 times, once about 25 times in a row. I did get some kind of multiball going with eventually 5 balls. I think I reached stage 4 according to the rules I just read, as I hit both jackpots twice then spelled TOMMY to light the super jackpots. But balls drained before I could hit the 500M shot. Then game kind of froze and went into a ball search before kicking one out.
I ended up winning 4 credits and beat the high score with a score of 1.5B. Not sure what a respectible score on TOMMY is but given the busted flipper I felt it was a pretty good game. Left the 4 credits for some kids hopefully to play.
Anyway, add another DE game to my list of games I wouldn't mind owning.