First impressions: Went to joysticks and brought my teenaged kids to try it out. They are not big pin players and I was pleasantly surprised they came. Old code, turned up the volume and put on swear mode, the pin sounds great, shoots awesome, and is a hell of a lot of fun. This was the pro version. More familiarity with the game will help me, more call outs will also help, still not sure the optimal time to hit the action button although some hits were big points and without the upper playfield triggering Area 51 wasn’t apparent. Super satisfying looping the ball around 1,2,3 times and comboing to the spinner which is super satisfying. If you hit the overload at 90 degrees prepare for a Magneto fastball STDM, ridiculously fast. If you ricochet a shot, the outlanes are brutal. Plenty of ball saves help. When a mode is completed, and a ball drains it will launch another ball. Caught myself walking away and missing the opportunity. Both kids thought it is better than our AFMr. Daughter likes Godzilla a bit better, 2-3 plays each. Had to drag my son out. Can’t wait for it to show up.
Thanks to Charlie for the hospitality.