I wrote pages and pages of funny one liners for Full Throttle. Had the main character - Francisco Valentino, pretty much just firing insults at the player every chance he gets. I remember the sensitive souls at Heighway saying: "You can't do that, you can't insult the player like that". I fired back saying: "He's an arsehole, I want the player to hate him, so they try harder to beat him". And boy, when you beat an arsehole, do you feel good about it!
In all the games I produce, when you drain, I make sure I throw in a multitude of insults and hysterical laughter at your expense. Why? So it's fires you up to play better, but it also softens the blow of the losing the ball, and you'll break a smile.
You have to write a ton of lines when making a pinball game, and having any line repeat in a single game is a big NO NO!!
But whom in the wonderful world of (real) pinball is a skilled writer of dialogue? Pinball has changed, and story-telling is now starting to take center stage.
If you want my advice....find yourself a writer when out shopping for new talent Mr Deep Pockets. Forget shitty and expensive animations...no one's looking at that crap, only spectators.
I would offer my services, but I've been in one pinball train wreck already.