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Question for Pinball Historians

By Bandit78

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Has there ever been a game that would take points away based on a shot or some other ball action?

    #2 1 year ago

    The closest thing I can think of off-hand is how you can lose big points by wagering on the roulette in Who Dunnit...

    #3 1 year ago

    The first one that comes to mind is Gottliebs James Bond, that would take off five seconds when the ball drained. There's another one but I can't recall at the moment.

    John

    #4 1 year ago

    Bug's Bunny would take away points but there is still another one.....Hmmm.

    John

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bandit78:

    Has there ever been a game that would take points away based on a shot or some other ball action?

    Somebody made new code for Blackjack that I believe causes you to lose points when you lose a hand. Not official though.

    #6 1 year ago

    You can trade points for items in Road Show...the choice is yours, but if you make it - points go down.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bandit78:

    Has there ever been a game that would take points away based on a shot or some other ball action?

    I’m pretty sure that on Williams Time Fantasy if you go around the mushroom shot the wrong way you lose points on your bonus or you lower your bonus value. Can’t recall exactly.

    #8 1 year ago

    Doesn't opp pot have some kind of raid by another player?

    #9 1 year ago

    Bride of Pinbot allows you to gamble with the risk of losing your winnings on the casino run and the risk/reward is significant.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    The first one that comes to mind is Gottliebs James Bond, that would take off five seconds when the ball drained. There's another one but I can't recall at the moment.
    John

    It was something about a clock..., like "Stop and Go"? or Magic Clock??

    John

    #11 1 year ago

    Beat the clock !!! I think??

    John

    #12 1 year ago

    Several games from the 30s would take points away based on pocket into which ball was shot.

    #13 1 year ago

    I seem to recollect that Vegas (Premier/Gottlieb, 1990) had a "Double or Nothing" choice--for your entire game score--that sometimes came up at the left saucer/scoop. Think it was on the lit Select-A-Feature shot at same.

    #14 1 year ago

    Well you could kinda throw JJP POTC liars dice out there if you decide to play for points...

    #15 1 year ago

    Tee’d Off has a Double or Nothing mode where you need to hit a random shot within 20 seconds. Good way to get some really high scores.

    #16 1 year ago

    But yeah - it's a head-scratchier to try and remember a game with an actual "minus points" target of some sort....the only really negative target I can recall would be the little "open zipper flippers" bumpers on Fireball and One Million B.C.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    I’m pretty sure that on Williams Time Fantasy if you go around the mushroom shot the wrong way you lose points on your bonus or you lower your bonus value. Can’t recall exactly.

    If you go the wrong way in the mushroom loop it just decreases the value of the loop shot...it doesn't reduce your score or accumulated bonus.

    #18 1 year ago

    Bally Speakeasy has a roulette wheel with a 'Subtract A Ball' pocket that will result in lost points. I seem to remember Steve Kordek saying that this was one of Bally's dumber ideas.
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    #19 1 year ago

    Gilligan's Island will award points to other players with gift of the gods. I can't think of one that will remove points.

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