(Topic ID: 260214)

The best or coolest ball locks in pinball


By Diospinball

72 days ago



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    #51 71 days ago

    Twisters spinning magnet disc, always unpredictable.

    #52 71 days ago

    I like drop targets. I really like inline drop targets. Makes sense that I like the ball lock setup on Fathom then as you utilize the inline drops to both lock and unlock the ball. Plus there is two sets of them! Sometimes old stuff is cool too!

    Honorable mentions are the rotating ship (the Deez) in Waterworld and the ramp/Orion lock on Transporter the Rescue.

    #53 71 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I like drop targets. I really like inline drop targets. Makes sense that I like the ball lock setup on Fathom then as you utilize the inline drops to both lock and unlock the ball. Plus there is two sets of them! Sometimes old stuff is cool too!
    Honorable mentions are the rotating ship (the Deez) in Waterworld and the ramp/Orion lock on Transporter the Rescue.

    I don’t think I’ve played a Fathom. This sounds similar to how TNA does its locks. Those are pretty cool especially since you can so clearly see the ball

    #54 71 days ago

    The Shadow
    Aerosmith
    WOZ (Flying Monkey)
    Judge Dredd (with Dead World mod) - with this title maybe it's more about how the balls are displayed then how they are actually locked...
    MET Premium

    #55 71 days ago
    Quoted from Sammy31:

    The Shadow
    Aerosmith
    WOZ (Flying Monkey)
    Judge Dredd (with Dead World mod) - with this title maybe it's more about how the balls are displayed then how they are actually locked...
    MET Premium

    Good call on JD, I agree it is one of the best.

    #56 71 days ago

    WOZ monkey lock is incredible...

    Indy 500 super charger lock is definitely unique. Nothing else like it. Innovative!

    #57 71 days ago
    Quoted from 27dnast:

    WOZ monkey lock is incredible...
    I500 super charger lock is definitely unique. Nothing else like it. Innovative!

    A lot of people seem to like the monkey lock, and I liked it too... Even though I was having a really good game and the monkey stole my freaking ball and wouldn't give it back.
    Yep, ball got stuck and no operator to tell to get it unstuck for me. A bit bummer that yellow brick road got rid of something many people like, but maybe they want it to be more of a route or location machine.

    And I'm glad someone mentioned waterworld. I know some people dump on Gottliebs of the mid 80s to the mid 90s when they went under. But, I enjoyed playing that game. And I thought that ball lock/ship was a really cool mech. I had fun playing the game. Didn't do so well on it, but I played 3 games on it against my Pops and we enjoyed our time on it.

    I really want a Judge Dredd one day though. Love the comic. Love one of the movies, and love the Anthrax song which is how I discovered the comic.

    #58 71 days ago

    I agree with the WOZ monkey lock, it's cool.

    I would also like to mention TSPP for its use of locks. I mean, it has the couch lock, which is pretty cool.

    But during alien invasion, this game becomes a frantic rush of ball locking awesomeness.

    The TV, garage, Itchy and scratchy hole, and Otto shot all become locks, in addition to the couch.

    It's a brilliant mode, and I can say that I've never wanted to lock balls in any other game as much as I have during that mode.

    I guess this post is more about the mode than the locks themselves but still wanted to mention it because it's a blast.

    #59 71 days ago
    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    Flight 2000, coolest ball lock and multiball launch.

    than we have to also consider TRANSPORTER THE RESCUE

    #60 67 days ago

    Can't believe no one mentioned the gobstopper in Willy Wonka. What I like about that one is its a simple idea, but really, really cool, and I don't know if its ever been done before.
    Two parts to it, the unlocking of it and getting the gobble hole open(yes, not a real gobble hole as you get the ball back), and then the actual shooting the hole and getting the ball. Fits the theme and looks cool.

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