My new Stern Jurassic Park premium is playing well, I'm a happy pinballer
I took a risk buying without ever playing one, but there are plenty of good videos and it gets positive reviews so I took the plunge.
It's fast and hard with some tight and difficult shots that are well spread out. There are heaps of ramp and loop combos to link together. So far many of my games are not too long and leave me wanting to push start again and again. That's the way I want it as then the games that you do play well and progress are more rewarding.
So far my GC is 650mill which I guess took me about 15 to 20mins?
But I'm having plenty of games less than half that.
The code is great once you work out what is going on. It took me awhile to even grasp the basics of what I was supposed to be doing. But now I have worked out how to rescue park workers and capture escaped dinos I'm starting to get into working my way through the story and earning more points.
I really like how you are rewarded by making the correct shots in modes. Not just hitting the correct shots to progress through but the more you hit in order the better.
Earning "Perks" that carry over and unlocking achievements change the scoring opportunities and stratagies.
I have installed the "Enhanced" code and it is IMO a huge improvement over the stock code.
After a couple of minor tweaks everything is working as it should with the ball flowing around the playfield and to the flippers and all features registering. I have been lucky, some find them hard to get dialed.
I imagine some players might not really enjoy this game to start with as it does take time to learn the shots and story.
Flow is sometimes interrupted by the up posts at Control Room and Left inlane. Once you understand the choices to be made during the cut scenes you know the pause is necessary. If you don't care for that you can double flipper to skip the cut.
New players getting bricked shots followed by a drain a couple of balls in a row will have some walking away. But after a few games most of the shots are doable and the fun begins.
I'm not going to rave about it being the greatest game of all time.
But I'm glad to find I am happy with my purchase and most people who know me know I'm a fussy bastard and I would have called it a turd if IMO it was one