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Pool Sharks Club! "Don't poke it..."


By mof

6 years ago



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#51 41 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Looked around for apron cards. Most were blurry photoshops so I went and redid all the art. What do you guys think? Feedback welcome. Still a WIP, be kind...
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Do it border less. Other than that they look absolutely great. Would love to get them when done. If you keep the border I am gonna keep asking for your psd-file.

Oh, change the "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch. Robin Seaver" to "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch, Robin Seaver". Comma ftw.

#52 41 days ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Do it border less. Other than that they look absolutely great. Would love to get them when done. If you keep the border I am gonna keep asking for your psd-file.
Oh, change the "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch. Robin Seaver" to "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch, Robin Seaver". Comma ftw.

Cool thx.

Psd...this is ai foo!

I think youre gonna like the border when its on the machine. I need to touch it up a little and get it printed.

1 month later
#53 7 days ago

I also have a Pool Sharks pin. Bought it about a year ago. There were several issues it had. Several features did not work, the previous owner was not very good at diagnostics and was replacing each part. I was able to trace the issues to a wire pulled out of a connector causing several features on a matrix line to not operate. Simple fix. The top ramp diverter assembly parts had been taken, I assume to fix another PS. Another pinsider made a 3d file for the diverter plastic and I was able to get the diverter back up and fully functioning. I play this game regularly and enjoy it.

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#54 6 days ago

Anyone know what bats game originally shipped with? My game came with white bats when I bought it but the flyer seems to show ribbed yellow bats. When I check the manual it says 20-9250-5 which are standard White Williams...

I'm working on my Pool Sharks, I have my play field totally stripped, will remove bubbled mylar, do some minor painting and later clear coat. Worth every second because this game is great! Just wish I could find some new side decals.

#55 6 days ago

hard to say about original bats with this game...
anyway, if its too easy for you, than "standard" bats, if to hard than "carrot" ones

and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?

as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

#56 6 days ago

Mine has yellow ribbed flipper bats, fwiw.

#57 6 days ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Anyone know what bats game originally shipped with? My game came with white bats when I bought it but the flyer seems to show ribbed yellow bats. When I check the manual it says 20-9250-5 which are standard White Williams...
I'm working on my Pool Sharks, I have my play field totally stripped, will remove bubbled mylar, do some minor painting and later clear coat. Worth every second because this game is great! Just wish I could find some new side decals.

Pool sharks shipped with yellow ribbed bally bats

#58 6 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

hard to say about original bats with this game...
anyway, if its too easy for you, than "standard" bats, if to hard than "carrot" ones
and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?
as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

I don't consider this a 1 shot game at all. Quite the opposite.

#59 6 days ago
Quoted from Guidotorpedo:

Pool sharks shipped with yellow ribbed bally bats

Thanks, I wonder why they have the white flippers in manual. Maybe an error from Bally, not that uncommon I guess.

#60 6 days ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Anyone know what bats game originally shipped with? My game came with white bats when I bought it but the flyer seems to show ribbed yellow bats. When I check the manual it says 20-9250-5 which are standard White Williams...
I'm working on my Pool Sharks, I have my play field totally stripped, will remove bubbled mylar, do some minor painting and later clear coat. Worth every second because this game is great! Just wish I could find some new side decals.

I was going to do white ribbed bats on mine before I sold. I didnt think the yellow really tied in, but I did like the way the ribbed flippers looked on this game.

Quoted from RipleYYY:

hard to say about original bats with this game...
anyway, if its too easy for you, than "standard" bats, if to hard than "carrot" ones
and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?
as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

1 shot? Not at all.

The left shot is for mystery as you mentioned, but it is also for the trick shot 3m count down jackpot that starts when you have gotten all the balls.

There is another shot to the left of the right ramp that is for the normal jackpot once you spell CUE twice and get the hammerhead targets on the right.

I found this pin to be pretty fun when set at MAXIMUM angle. Legs all the way up in back and all the way down in front. My friends did not, but I sure did.

9ball is THE game. 8ball is for the kids and noobs. 9ball you HAVE to hit the drops in order to get the balls. 8ball is just a free shoot of anything.

Didnt really WANT to sell this game based on gameplay, but I had another game I was on path to getting after selling my t2, buying sharks, fixing up sharks, and selling it. I got where I wanted. I also didnt care much for the big boobied ladies that make no sense at all.

I made these cards and the guy who bought my game printed them. I think he printed them at a drug store so they messed up the dimensions a bit and cut off the top and bottoms with a 4x6 standard print.
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#61 6 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?

as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

It's really not worth shooting it over and over again, the reward is too small. Going down in the bumpers every time can be dangerous, the out lanes is quite hard frankly. On my machine I turned off extra balls and it's quite common that the reward is a extra ball. Cuestick reward isn't worth a lot and the points rewards are rather small. The only reason to go there is to increase the multiplier and get the CUE letters for the Tiger Shark.

You can do a lot of changes in the settings, I refer to the manual for some good reading on what you can change (https://www.ipdb.org/files/1848/Bally_1990_Pool_Sharks_Manual.pdf).
I play with no extra balls and multiplier & lane memories turned off. That's how I like it. Other settings are according to medium (factory) option.

Trick shots is really what I aim for. Left and middle drop targets can be really dangerous to shoot if you don't hit them "correctly".
In that way I think this game is a little bit like Walking Dead with really dangerous drop targets.

1 shot game? Noooo.

#62 6 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

I made these cards and the guy who bought my game printed them. I think he printed them at a drug store so they messed up the dimensions a bit and cut off the top and bottoms with a 4x6 standard print.

They look great. Any chance I could get a copy of your .ai-file? Need to print new ones as well, may also translate the rules.

#63 6 days ago

Cards look great, I would like to get a copy of the file as well to print. Thanks

#64 6 days ago
Quoted from Gillen:

They look great. Any chance I could get a copy of your .ai-file? Need to print new ones as well, may also translate the rules.

Ya, no problem. Some time by the end of week. Still at hospital with new baby...lol

Whats weird is I used the dimensions I found on a site that documented instruction card sizes. Not sure if I went wrong or if the printer skewed the dimensions.

#65 6 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

I was going to do white ribbed bats on mine before I sold. I didnt think the yellow really tied in, but I did like the way the ribbed flippers looked on this game.

1 shot? Not at all.
The left shot is for mystery as you mentioned, but it is also for the trick shot 3m count down jackpot that starts when you have gotten all the balls.
There is another shot to the left of the right ramp that is for the normal jackpot once you spell CUE twice and get the hammerhead targets on the right.
I found this pin to be pretty fun when set at MAXIMUM angle. Legs all the way up in back and all the way down in front. My friends did not, but I sure did.
9ball is THE game. 8ball is for the kids and noobs. 9ball you HAVE to hit the drops in order to get the balls. 8ball is just a free shoot of anything.
Didnt really WANT to sell this game based on gameplay, but I had another game I was on path to getting after selling my t2, buying sharks, fixing up sharks, and selling it. I got where I wanted. I also didnt care much for the big boobied ladies that make no sense at all.
I made these cards and the guy who bought my game printed them. I think he printed them at a drug store so they messed up the dimensions a bit and cut off the top and bottoms with a 4x6 standard print.
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Actually the jackpot lights when you complete all 3 sharks. They will light up as you finish them.

#66 6 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Actually the jackpot lights when you complete all 3 sharks. They will light up as you finish them.

My card says “make CUE 3 times, 3 chalk targets, and a rack light HOT SHOT ALLEY.

Granted, CUE spots a shark I believe. We are both right I think.

#67 6 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Ya, no problem. Some time by the end of week. Still at hospital with new baby...lol

Congratulations, that's wonderfull. No rush. Take care!
I even had to donate to reply since Pool Sharks is now a hot topic!

#68 6 days ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Congratulations, that's wonderfull. No rush. Take care!
I even had to donate to reply since Pool Sharks is now a hot topic!

HA! Is that how it works now? Wow!!

#69 6 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

My card says “make CUE 3 times, 3 chalk targets, and a rack light HOT SHOT ALLEY.
Granted, CUE spots a shark I believe. We are both right I think.

I think it might be set on hard with those rules. Mine is still factory settings and mine lights with 1 spellimg of CUE.

#70 5 days ago

tanx guys
a pin i still should consider than...

have a nice day all

#71 4 days ago

Really have been enjoying the Pool Sharks that I bought from chitownpinball . Always kinda shied away from this title as it doesn't get the love that many system 11's do. Now that one is here, I cannot figure out why not.

Is there a club thread for this game? If not, this one could be it. Maybe mof could rename it and convert it to the club thread. I would go with Pool Sharks "Don't poke it, STROKE IT" or something like that. Quite a call out.

#72 4 days ago
Quoted from dozer1:

"Don't poke it, STROKE IT"

Please tell me that's not a call out in the game.
Good Grief it is.

Note: I still have never seen or played one.

#73 4 days ago
Quoted from mof:

Please tell me that's not a call out in the game.
Good Grief it is.
Note: I still have never seen or played one.

There was a nice one for 1500 a little but back here on pinside. Need to pick one up.

#74 4 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

There was a nice one for 1500 a little but back here on pinside. Need to pick one up.

You mean mine?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-pool-sharks-6

dozer1 has it now as you can see.

#75 4 days ago

Add me to the club.

It's a very underrated system 11 game.

#76 3 days ago

Yeah, that thing looks nice. And all the plastics. I would do a resto on mine if I could get tbe ones I need.

#77 3 days ago

Actually it doesn't have all the plastics, it's missing the pool player at the pool table. ^^

#78 3 days ago
Quoted from Gillen:

it's missing the pool player at the pool table.

I do believe the seller included that plastic in the coin box. Maybe he forgot to put it on when he shopped it out or something. At any rate, good eye sir. I will have to get that on there.

On another note. A gentleman in Russia made plastics for Transporter The Rescue. I do not know for sure if he would want to embark on another plastic making adventure, but I could ask him. This could be one of those titles that would not sell enough sets to ever get them made through planetary or CPR. Is there a need for plastic sets for Pool Sharks? Would just the slings and drop target plastics be enough?

#79 3 days ago
Quoted from dozer1:

I do believe the seller included that plastic in the coin box. Maybe he forgot to put it on when he shopped it out or something. At any rate, good eye sir. I will have to get that on there.
On another note. A gentleman in Russia made plastics for Transporter The Rescue. I do not know for sure if he would want to embark on another plastic making adventure, but I could ask him. This could be one of those titles that would not sell enough sets to ever get them made through planetary or CPR. Is there a need for plastic sets for Pool Sharks? Would just the slings and drop target plastics be enough?

The left ramp plastic is frequently missing. I know at least 3 people who were looking at some point.

#80 3 days ago
Quoted from dozer1:

I do believe the seller included that plastic in the coin box. Maybe he forgot to put it on when he shopped it out or something. At any rate, good eye sir. I will have to get that on there.
On another note. A gentleman in Russia made plastics for Transporter The Rescue. I do not know for sure if he would want to embark on another plastic making adventure, but I could ask him. This could be one of those titles that would not sell enough sets to ever get them made through planetary or CPR. Is there a need for plastic sets for Pool Sharks? Would just the slings and drop target plastics be enough?

I took that chick out and shes in the coin box, you are correct.

The theme is sweet, sharks and pool. Then they added some embarrassingly sexy ladies to the back glass and plastics for some unknown reason. Imagine if this game was all sharks. Even sexy sharks would be cooler than mixing humans and cartoon sharks.

Any ways, I had my daughters bday party while I owned this game and I was super embarrassed by the chicks on the back glass. So I made them little scuba suit cover ups for the party, and when I shopped it I took the chick from the middle out too.
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#81 2 days ago

Slingshot plastics, skill shot plastic and insert decal overlays I would pay top $€£¥ for!

Anyone know which fonts are used on all the numbers and letters in the insert overlays? May need to do my own water slide decals.

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