To me the VUK really makes sense for the theme of this game. I do wonder why it was scraped when it came to production? My guess is that they estimated it would wear out ramps fast from ball being thrown around during play. Still it would have been an awesome addition the playfield IMO.
The only negative with adding it to the game is that the new ROMs from Soren will not work, and these ROMs correct some bugs and take the random nature out of the mega million and snake run.
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One question I do have for those of you with the Soren ROM, is regarding the tailslider ramp and the awarding of the Bust-A-Move ramp credits (awarding I and 1 Million (when lit)). Original ROM would divert you on a random number of consecutive tailslides, and would award credit as if you hit the Bust-A-Move ramp. Under the Soren ROM, you will get diverted, but receive nothing for it. It serves as a means of stopping consecutive tailslides.
Now I can understand this behavior, as perhaps this is considered preventing the cheap scoring of Bust-A-Move credit, but I didn't see this explicitly mentioned in the ROM changes.
So my question for you with the Soren ROM is if you are seeing similar behavior?