Quoted from Hellfire:
I suppose the fact only 700 were ever made and it was too strange for the masses kinda helps that. but it is a cool machine and fun to play.
From what I understood, a little bit more were made, but actually never sold! They actually had to force sell the game by giving it for free with other games.
Quoted from OTTOgd:
Great pin but I can see why it might have done terrible in the arcades, bitd.
TZ has done terrible in the arcades as well...
I love my Spectrum. My first pin ! Cool art, original theme, interesting rules.
Drawback: best scoring strategy is a bit against the spirit of the game. Bonus count for an error (5000 points times bonus multiplier) is too high. So in the end, the best way to score is to "drop them all" and get a bonus multiplier. If I could correct that (for example by giving no reward for an incorrect guess or increasing the end-of-game bonus for each star from 100,000 to 200 or 250k), that would be great !
During an IFPA tournament, I organized a side event on the Spectrum machine only. Goal was to score as many stars as possible. 3 players achieved 2 stars with 3 balls / no extra ball allowed.
Games I would like to see near my spectrum: Barracora, Williams Defender. Catacomb is cool too! But the next one to arrive this very afternoon is an Embryon!