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Popeye ... owners club


By skygualker

6 years ago



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#551 63 days ago
Quoted from Ive:

I have heard a lot of comments about Popeye but that is the craziest
The upper playfield is a blast - finding Swee Pea in the maze is one of the toughest and therefore most satisfying challenges in 90s pinball. Plus you can make the Wimpy shot into the Skill wheel for some useful awards.
I wrote a crazy long takedown and rulesheet on Popeye a few years ago at the height of my Popeye fixation ....
https://papa.org/wp-content/uploads/Popeye.pdf

Very nice !!
Thanks for sharing.

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#552 52 days ago

I hate to ask this because it seems like a stupid question... but I did skim through this post and didn't see anything about it... ... but how the heck do you set this machine to 1 coin, 1 credit. I've put the pricing at 1/$1.00 and set each coin slot to 1.00... any every combination of everything I could think of... but it just ignores it and keep treating the mechs like quarters when they're in fact tokens.

I went through and set 50 other machines to 1 credit/1 token, no problem... ... but this machine. THIS MACHINE!!!!!

I'm starting to lose my sh*t over this thing. LOL I -love- this machine, but this pricing issue is driving me crazy.

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#553 33 days ago

Knocked out Bluto again last night. Game sure is fun. I want to dislike it because... well everyone else hates it. I just wish the upper deck was more playable.

It's funny, I have World Poker Tour and I can control the ball on the upper playfield really well, but the Sweet Pea upper deck is just clown shoes.

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#554 16 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Knocked out Bluto again last night. Game sure is fun. I want to dislike it because... well everyone else hates it. I just wish the upper deck was more playable.
It's funny, I have World Poker Tour and I can control the ball on the upper playfield really well, but the Sweet Pea upper deck is just clown shoes.

Did you replace the upper flippers with lightning flippers?

#555 16 days ago

Nope, I think they're factory.

#556 16 days ago

The backglass even shows with lightning flippers

#557 16 days ago

Yeah the main playfield flippers are lightning flippers (20-9734-5), the upper deck flippers are 2" flippers (20-9732-5).

#558 14 days ago

I put standard flippers on the bottom and moved the lightning flippers to the upper based on suggestions found earlier in this club thread. I enjoy the game a lot more now.

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#559 5 days ago

Still looking for a scan of the Miniplayfield. And did somebody scan the plastics or has at least sharp highres photos?

#560 5 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Knocked out Bluto again last night. Game sure is fun. I want to dislike it because... well everyone else hates it. I just wish the upper deck was more playable.
It's funny, I have World Poker Tour and I can control the ball on the upper playfield really well, but the Sweet Pea upper deck is just clown shoes.

Ok I want to chime in. First thinner post rubbers on sweet pee ramp, thin wall ones. Pinballlife has them. Next this will help too. New return springs on your upper flipper mechanisms. It will pull the flipper back quicker, so you can rehit the ball a split second sooner/quicker.

#561 4 days ago
Quoted from ClarkKent:

Still looking for a scan of the Miniplayfield. And did somebody scan the plastics or has at least sharp highres photos?

Sold my Popeye sadly but I think I still have a mini playfield in very good condition amongst a box of parts

#562 4 days ago
Quoted from tonyf1965:

Ok I want to chime in. First thinner post rubbers on sweet pee ramp, thin wall ones. Pinballlife has them. Next this will help too. New return springs on your upper flipper mechanisms. It will pull the flipper back quicker, so you can rehit the ball a split second sooner/quicker.

Already done both hah. It's no biggie, that part is just difficult! The shots are very short and fast is all.

#563 3 days ago

Hi everyone. Has anyone installed a new translucent animal ramp? I see pinballife has them but with no pictures installed. Was thinking of going with the yellow one.

Have always disliked how the left animal ramp obscures the in/out lanes.

#564 2 days ago

I've installed a red one. There is a yellow one somewhere in this thread. They're both pretty sharp.

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Edit: I don't know if he posted a completed game with the yellow ramp but here's a close one:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/popeye-owners-group/page/6#post-4049009

#565 2 days ago

That red ramp looks fantastic. I will be getting of the two for sure! Thank you for the pictures.

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