Quoted from noob-a-tron:
Being his 3rd attempt it had better be good as my mate just reminded me. The other Black knights were average.
Undoubtedly pinball is rather subjective. Perhaps you need someone like me to remind you that Black Knight is one of the best pins of all time? (joking here of course over your wording, but it is a top game for me). Unfortunately BK2K is below average for me (love the audio, but that's about it).
One reason I purchased a Black Knight was due to my memory of "The Pinball Wizard" episode on "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". It essentially featured Black Knight in theme...or at least fantasy medieval characters in a mall setting (my 7 year old self saw it in 1992 and nostalgia for it remained). The Black Knight pin was present in the episode and the figure holding a mace near the machine comes to life as a villain. I'm going to assume I'm in them minority when it comes to this show having an influence on my pinball collecting, but Black Knight remains one of my favorite games to play solo (usually with fast-paced synthwave music playing in the background).
Premium version of BKSR is looking like something I'll want eventually, but will probably hold out for a used one considering how much less I saw IMDN premiums going for (lightly used premium IMDN showed up locally a day after I got my Pro...and for not much more over the NIB Pro cost).
Quoted from noob-a-tron:
What makes the game great though take away the theme?
I liken Black Knight to Tetris in gameplay. Fairly simple, repetitive goals that increase in difficulty to reach a high score (eventually having to knock all the lower playfield drops multiple times to progress, etc.). The gameplay is addictive for me, the magna saves never get old, it's my favorite game to rip the spinner on when lit, and I never feel like I've been playing too long before draining (always seems exciting to keep the ball in play). Some games (particularly modern games with ball times that are too long without a particular set-up) have me feeling like I'd rather walk away than finish the game. GB got to the point where I set it to 1-ball play with no extra balls (my friends and girlfriend won't let me sell it :p).
I also have two regular balls and one glo-ball in my BK to spice it up a bit.
However, I'm not sure I've ever played one at a show that didn't play poorly (either a bad set-up or weak flippers). I rebuilt my flippers and such when I got my game and it plays great.
Quoted from Graysonsdad:
Pretty sure the game will know what position the mace is in and go horizontal at times to open the lane up. It's not so much a spinner as it is a bash toy (I think) that will be out of the way when designed to be.
Exactly, it appears to be programmed to fight/block you when it spins either direction and gives you a free shot at the lane when horizontal/not spinning. So it's mechanical and controlled rather than a loose spinner.
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:
Whew long thread and not sure if this was mentioned but seems like the knight mace spinner won’t work well and shots will Brick in the horizontal position, like the pic below. Seems like it would be better to have one spring ball slightly heavier, so the more weighted one returns below so the mace spinner is always vertical and ready for another hit.
Quoted from bigd1979:
Dead flip bk stream this evening... [quoted image]
He added a video noting he's headed to meet Steve and Tim at Stern, so either the "joke" is being continued, or we're really going to see BKSR at ~6pm.
Quoted from Marcdaddy:
Jack just out up a video saying he is Heading to Stern to Stream it.
Missed your post before posting mine (though I don't recall him saying anything specific to suggest he'll be streaming BKSR)
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