Quoted from yancy:
Co-signed! Boring layout. Most of the points are plunging the 300 lane and hoping the bumpers put it back up there for you. Collecting a special is satisfying, but then you have no desire to play the game again.
Haha. I start a thread on Top 3 Wedgeheads, and then there is a post about why Aquarius was a bad choice. Of all of the Wedgeheads, my favorite was selected for this distinction on my own thread. Huh.
Well.... I do have a special fondness for Aquarius because that was the game I played as a kid. It was when I saw that game in an antique store 18 years ago that I became aware that I could own an Aquarius and one thing led to another.
Back in the early 1970s, I played pinball in the game room of a swim club in Avon Lake Ohio called Aquamarine. There were perhaps 5-6 machines including Fireball. By far the most popular machine was Aquarius. Perhaps this is because with skill you could rack up free games along with other reasons. BTW, on my HUO Aquarius (my most expensive and only HUO machine), I can get the ball back up to the top with the flippers if I hit is just right.
This is not a game to appeal to those seeking high scores. I have turned it over (Sam Harvey told me he never did, and so I have bragging rights on that). For me it was all about hoping to light special early, where you can get a free game or many free games by hitting the lit number in 1 of 2 locations. Perhaps some of the appeal of hitting special has less appeal than getting a certain score when home machines are free play.
Obviously I am biased.