Well, since corona lockdown i've not turned a single pinball on until last night (mainly not to annoy my also-locked-in flat-mate (and that most of my machines are broken)).
But, I really wanted to try the new code.
Not sure if Scott the cat is listening, but...and I know from working with people, prototypes and changing things that it's always difficult to keep others happy...but...but... one of perhaps the top 3 best things in TNA was when the track kicked in on pinball launch - it's one of those things that subconsciously draws people in, even people who don't usually like pinball. It was the same for me seeing the original whitewood version and the direction the lights followed when the scoop threw the ball out. These little things (plus the fact it's not a license tie-in) are why I think it is the only game I've got new from box.
When I'm playing now - I actually don't even realise that the track has kicked in - the bass seems to be way down and now all I notice is a whoosh sound which I'd never before. Plunging can sometimes even trigger that sound 3 times as it must be associated with a few different switches. It's sort of....disappointing. Could there be a menu option for this - even if it's not on by default - as it seems strange to reduce the aesthetic of the game because some people have physically faulty machines. Could they not just install a ball eject protector or something
However...aside from that... I love the new vibrancy of the colo(u)rs. And...even though Space Station is my favourite classic - and loved the fact TNA had a green multiball - it does look better in blue. I'm deffo going to get the green protectors - it's just a huge bugger ordering from Pinball Life to the UK.
Also - as others have mentioned - the shaker is much stronger - only really noticeable when the reactor is set to blow - which can be for ages if you're as inaccurate as I am, but I feel the shaker levels feel much better on the small things, like locks and pops.
Overall - a great update, but would it be possible....maybe...to get the music back?
Thanks from (Not so)Great Britain, hope everyone's well over there.