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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Club(Stern 2020): Cowabunga! It’s Pizza Time!

By Tuxedomask23

1 year ago


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#7851 3 days ago
Quoted from JakePG:

Just joined the club today.
Has anybody had a problem with balls getting stuck in same spot as one in picture below? Is it possible that balls are magnetized right away , or another issue?[quoted image][quoted image]

OK, so the two metal rails are a little too close together. I unscrewed the metal piece farthest left and pushed it back to the left to create more space for the pinball to go through. This worked for about 10 seconds. I couldn't put the screw back in because when I moved the rail, it was out of alignment with the hole, so I left screw out. Didn't work because the impact of everything caused the metal rail to go back to its normal position.

I guess I'll have to make a new hole to keep the rail as close to the wall as possible to create enough space for the pinball. Has anyone ever had to drill holes in playfield before? Big deal? Any other options?

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#7852 3 days ago

Curious is this everyone else’s lowest scoring game amongst their lineup?

#7853 3 days ago
Quoted from J85M:

Curious is this everyone else’s lowest scoring game amongst their lineup?

I've got an EM machine so no. haha.

But yeah, this game does tend to score low in a lot of ways, but there are points to be had. Multiballs can be very lucrative, especially the Ninja Pizza MB. If you can find your way to Neutrino Pizza Party, there can be a ton of points there too, plus it now has a ball save so you can get a couple of shots in before draining and ending the mode.

I still think this game could really use some score balancing but, at this point, it just isn't going to happen.

#7854 3 days ago
Quoted from Scandell:

Latest.
only a few more to go.

Really impressive

#7855 3 days ago

So I just spent hours playing turtles, trying to get Cowabunga. I was playing with all 4 turtles, finally I got to Cowabunga and got 28m, yes! I thought, finally I am the Cowabunga champion! Alas, I was not, I did not get to enter my initials.

Can you only get Cowabunga high score as a single turtle?

#7856 2 days ago

Would the scoring feel more standardised if you could add an extra zero to the end of it?

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#7857 2 days ago
Quoted from DaveTheTrain:

Would the scoring feel more standardised if you could add an extra zero to the end of it?

Yeah! I was playing the other night with a mate and I ended up posting here if TMNT is everyone else’s lowest scoring game. It’s noticeably lower in the scoring department for my non pinball friends to notice.

#7858 2 days ago

Hey guys : Pro Issue

The up post that holds the balls in place for the pizza Parlor lock (under the van) on the Pro seems to be messing up. Often I hit the shot and it knocks the locked ball out and doesn’t register that a ball was newly locked. It is happening so often it renders the progress to be quite difficult.

What can I do?

#7859 2 days ago

Are you guys using cliffys or mylar on the switches? I noticed ball drops right on the switches when coming off ramp near flippers

#7860 2 days ago
Quoted from DaveTheTrain:

Would the scoring feel more standardised if you could add an extra zero to the end of it?

No, it's not that the scores "are low." It's that they lack balance. You can score 100M or 200M, which is a reasonable number for a "good score." But when you can get like 30M from a MB or 50M from Neutrino Pizza Party but only like 10M from completing 2 or 3 Episodes, it shows a lack of scoring balance. Throw in all the side features: 1-2-3 Foot, Krang Kombo, Weapon Hurry Up, etc. and the difficulty of completion compared to actual points scored.

So while I have many terrible games where I score under 1M points (mostly when going specifically for training modes), I don't think adding a 0 and scoring around 10M is really any better. Again, in my opinion, better score balancing so you actually score a reasonable amount of points for things other than MB, would be a better solution to the issue of low scores.

#7861 2 days ago
Quoted from Thegeekyhusband:

Hey guys : Pro Issue
The up post that holds the balls in place for the pizza Parlor lock (under the van) on the Pro seems to be messing up. Often I hit the shot and it knocks the locked ball out and doesn’t register that a ball was newly locked. It is happening so often it renders the progress to be quite difficult.
What can I do?

I had a similar issue
If i remember correctly, I fixed it by bending the bracket slightly so the post would be more upright and come through the hole a little more. I barely bent it, but the problem went away completely.

#7862 2 days ago
Quoted from The-Hum:I had a similar issue
If i remember correctly, I fixed it by bending the bracket slightly so the post would be more upright and come through the hole a little more. I barely bent it, but the problem went away completely.

I will give that a try!

#7863 2 days ago

They still need to prestage Raphaels skill shot on the glider, occasionally I can hit it and it whips by before the glider can catch it. And I've got my flippers nerfed too. All in all the game is great fun but there are some polishing points still needed IMO.

#7864 2 days ago

Last call on the CNC’d Aluminum replica Ooze Canister.

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I have a Ninja Rap newspaper I can throw in the deal too.

$250, PM if interested.

#7865 1 day ago

I moved the flat plastics, and the truck.
Added a shell.

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#7866 1 day ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

I moved the flat plastics, and the truck.
Added a shell.
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That's a cool turtle shell for the action button. Where did you get that?

#7867 22 hours ago

Just picked up a premium and I’m really liking so far.

What are peoples thoughts on the Stern topper and shooter rod. I’d like to order them up, but damn. $1000 for that topper seems a bit steep. Is it that cool?

#7868 21 hours ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Just picked up a premium and I’m really liking so far.
What are peoples thoughts on the Stern topper and shooter rod. I’d like to order them up, but damn. $1000 for that topper seems a bit steep. Is it that cool?

I also recently picked up a premium. I added Sterns art blades, shooter rod and topper. The entire package looks very nice but the topper is priced too high even for Stern pricing. That said, I expect it to add value down the road when it's time to trade it.

#7869 18 hours ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Just picked up a premium and I’m really liking so far.
What are peoples thoughts on the Stern topper and shooter rod. I’d like to order them up, but damn. $1000 for that topper seems a bit steep. Is it that cool?

I personally like the alternative turtle head shooter rods. Doesn't stick out as much. And the topper was always too expensive for me.

#7870 9 hours ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

That's a cool turtle shell for the action button. Where did you get that?

Just cut the shell off a figure and drilled a hole in the middle

#7871 9 hours ago
Quoted from mcuzz:Just cut the shell off a figure and drilled a hole in the middle

Looks good. Which figure did you buy? Would like to replicate.

#7872 9 hours ago

From the NECA cartoon collection, came in a pack with shredder

#7873 8 hours ago

I have Matt’s from Back Alley. I like it quite a bit.

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#7874 6 hours ago

Crap...I hadn't browsed the "Top 100" in a while and at the rate TMNT is moving we'll be lucky if it's in the top 100 by end of 2022, LOL! I must admit I was frustrated with it myself, but come to find out I hadn't played the darn thing long enough. Once I dialed in my left and right ramp shots it was a different story. You have to be a decent pinball player to progress through this table, not all of us are unfortunately and that probably turns people away....oh well.

#7875 1 hour ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:

Crap...I hadn't browsed the "Top 100" in a while and at the rate TMNT is moving we'll be lucky if it's in the top 100 by end of 2022, LOL! I must admit I was frustrated with it myself, but come to find out I hadn't played the darn thing long enough. Once I dialed in my left and right ramp shots it was a different story. You have to be a decent pinball player to progress through this table, not all of us are unfortunately and that probably turns people away....oh well.

It definitely is an aquired taste. I was going nuts about getting my upper left flipper shots right but finally got the feel for it (you have to be very fast and almost hit the ball too early). Now I love the game. It's just so much fast action. Also I have zero problems with the pizza disc sending the ball SDTM (seems a lot of people get that).

#7876 10 minutes ago
Quoted from Thegeekyhusband:

I will give that a try!

that worked. The metal is bent from overuse it seems. Bent it back and it is fine now.

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