I like the feature on Williams Grand Prix where you can cash out your bonus while the ball is still in play. Are there other EM games that have this feature?
Bonus used to be collected Only on the playfield. It was later when they added end of ball bonus collect.
Games like Delta Queen and Bow and Arrow allow you to "score" (not collect) bonus on the playfield.
Bally Beat the clock bonus can only be collected with the ball in play, there’s nothing when you drain. Not an EM I know.
Bally Vampire bonus can only be collected on the playfield.
Cannes has it on playfield but still collect when you drain.
Nip It, with the Gator ball. Best of all, you collect it, release the ball, and the bonus remains, and if you can keep locking the Gator ball, you can run up some scores. Kind of makes up for no special on the game.
It's funny you asked this because I just bought a Super Orbit Monday because you can collect the bonus mid game. It's the reason I wanted the game.
Alien Star is another one that allows you to collect it mid game. But good luck finding an Alien Star.
Back to EM pins.. Cherry Bell and Mars Trek both have in ball bonus. Slightly different..Zaccaria Ten Stars has a bonus the builds for the whole game and is awarded after the final ball drains.
Quoted from o-din:
Reason for this? Simple. There were no switches in the ball trough or tray to tell the machine the ball was over.
Not trying to go off topic here, but what would be the best bang for your buck solid state EM I could buy?
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