#135 landed today in Ottawa Canada.
My impressions so far, good and bad.
-beautiful. Playfield and art is really nice
-A bit disappointed in the topper as I find the right and Morty and Halloween ones are a bit better (more interactive). I'm not really a topper guy though
-Was really happy of the distance of the castle from the flippers. Perfect imo. Hate it when there's tight shots and it's right in front of you
-Drainfest out the left outlane. Would be nice if you could light ruh roh to save it by.... Like, not draining (basically your second one can be saved). Hopefully this is addressed in code
-left flipper came BADLY off center or very loose. I did play 2 games before noticing so maybe it was the latter.. QA? It also makes a noise when I hold down the left flipper, like some Stern's used to do
-i set it up steep and she plays fast. Not a slow game at all, I mean I guess depends how you set it up. Those horse shoes really speed up the lower pf
-one of the strangest design decisions I've ever seen, when you lift the playfield up it is resting on the black plastic hands. This isn't a matter of will it break it's when.... I put it against the head super gently and I could see it beeeeeend..... And they are attached to a metal bracket..... I don't get why you'd put plastic on that maybe they couldn't source metal hands but it's pretty unpractical in my opinion. I can see these breaking a lot. I would have done something different for sure, it's a weird design. Hope they stocked up on these I have a feeling a lot will be getting swapped!
-upper playfield I find very fun. Love the bookcase!
-mystery machine rejects a LOT of shots. And sometimes when I have balls locked they just fall out during game play randomly and I have a freebie 2 ball multiball! That ends when I drain one of the 2. Sigh.
-balls fall off upper playfield frequently. Blue habitrail should have a upper guard, it's definitely big enough for a ball to get through and it does. A lot. Not sure if I can adjust this ..
- code needs a lot of work. Ball save on right outlane works literally half the time. I don't think (but maybe) its the switch but could be.
-low scoring. Boooooo
-overall it's a fun game. For sure. I like most spookys as they are something different but for me, so far, fun but not a home run by any means. I will wait to judge it on more complete code. It did wonders for Halloween.
So it's really a mixed bag. I bought a Halloween and it's a bit of a lemon I'll be honest. So I was really hoping I would just be blown away at the quality changes. So far, not the case. And it's only been like 10 games.
I will say though spooky support is very good.
Anyways just finished dinner - I'm off to go fix my badly off center flipper! 20230331_165845 (resized).jpg20230331_174429 (resized).jpg