Quoted from blueberryjohnson:
Echoing some comments above, I've spent very little time on the game. It's not because it's hard per se, it's because
1) I plunge the skill shot, it banks off onto the force targets and down the outlane. Ball save kicks in, the game auotplunges, the ball goes off the force targets and down the outlane.
2) I hit the right scoop, get an award, and the kickout sends the ball down the middle.
3) Everything seems to be lit something, I hit some shots, sometimes things flash, I hit some more shots, I eventually drain and don't know what I've accomplished, what I failed to do, or what I'm supposed to do next. I assume I could learn some of this if I watched the screen, but I rarely have occasion to look at it since the game is generally pretty fast, isn't stop and go, and there's usually lit stuff to shoot so I shoot for it with the notion I'll more or less progress through the game. I don't actually know if this is what happens.
It sounds like this code has the potential to address some of these issues. I imagine audio callouts also help, but I play on location and don't usually hear what games are telling me (unless I'm already familiar with a game).
I of course could watch other people play or study videos online, but with other more intuitive pin options that have fewer cheap drains at the same bars, I've felt no compelling reason to spend the time on SW.
As I posted just before you, items 1 & 2 can be fixed, so those can be put on the operator. Let them know you would love to put money into the pin, but aren't going to until they spend the time to set it up right.
As for item 3 you can play this thing all day every day without looking at the screen. 4 planets, each it's own color (Orange/Blue/Green/Purple). Each color represents a lane/ramp with that Planets name on it. Hit that lane/ramp often enough and a mode for that planet will become available (the flashing color square). Shoot it one more time and the mode (or other modes across the different colors/planets) can be started. Then shoot the color shots according to that planet's/modes color.
There's obviously more to it than just that, but isn't that the same with any pin made in the last 20 years?? Where before you had specific inserts & labels for shots, they now use color as well.....