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What is the best skill shot?


By jellomandolin

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I always liked the shot on bride of pinbot

#2 6 years ago

fireball
pinball magic - into the hat
anything that requires skill with an actual plunger

#3 6 years ago

I like TZ. Shame it's usually ignored so to avoid the bumpers.

#4 6 years ago

CSI. Oh! I thought you said toughest damn skill shot.

#5 6 years ago

I like the super skill shot on Congo, especially during skill fire mode when you hit a bunch in a row.

#6 6 years ago

Super skill shots on Whirlwind and Family Guy.

#7 6 years ago

the secret hideout on Rudy is pretty cool. you almost have to find it by accident, but it's worth up to a million per ball (even launches after locking balls).

#8 6 years ago

Bally Medusa Skill Shot is unique and a true exercise of skill.

I have yet to light every gorgon, but I have lit 4.

The Medusa Skill Shot requires that the ball roll over a star rollover while the shot light is green. All rollovers that are successfully completed light one gorgon and add 500 points to the middle spinner.

One aspect that separates this skill shot from others is that you only have one chance at the shot. The star rollovers are in the shooter lane, and once you touch a star rollover, your shot has been registered.

Very challenging and very fun.

Marcus

#9 6 years ago

FGY super skill shot is tough as nails. You need both plunger skills and flipper skills. Can't hit a FART target. Can't hit the death target. And you gotta use the upper flipper to get it in the monkey hole. Love it when I pull it off, but that darned death target gets in the way so much!

#10 6 years ago

who dunnit? has the best skill shot in pinball

#11 6 years ago

"Tommy" has a great skill shot dropping the ball in the parachute hole.

#12 6 years ago

Best plungerless one might be BSD, requires good timing.

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from TZBen:

WHO dunnit? has the best skill shot in pinball

Except when a person misses short, drains to the left outlane, gets a ball saved, and tries again. IMO any skill shot should only be possible to attempt once per ball.

#15 6 years ago
Quoted from ChadTower:

Except when a person misses short, drains to the left outlane, gets a ball saved, and tries again. IMO any skill shot should only be possible to attempt once per ball.

Agreed, and preferably if you plunge short the ball should be pushed into play on the way back down like on TAF or auto plunged hard to prevent what happens on Whitewater.

#16 6 years ago

TZ is good.

I think RBION is tougher - it is difficult to make, and if you miss you often drain via the right outlane. But it's worth 1 million points (+1 million with each successive make)!

Lawlor usually has great skill shots.

#17 6 years ago

I really like the cross field up the ramp pteranodon shot on 4 Million BC.

#18 6 years ago

I like WOF. Also PinBot is a classic.

#19 6 years ago

I like Police Force - the spinning gun sight adds an additional element of randomness that makes it hard to peg the maximum award consistently. Also, the ball won't drain because of a bad skill shot, so no one gives up on trying for it.

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#20 6 years ago

the LOTR loop skill shot is nice!

#22 6 years ago

It's not plunger but I like DE Star Wars' skill shot.

#24 6 years ago

Solar city that is by far the hardest

#25 6 years ago

I'm voting for Whirlwind.
It definitely takes skill to sweep the dropdowns for the full payout.

#26 6 years ago

Not that I think it's the coolest, but Road Show's skill shot is pretty tough. It's a very precise pull, just like TZ and WW.

#27 6 years ago

Fish tales by far!

#28 6 years ago
Quoted from The_Director:

Not that I think it's the coolest, but Road Show's skill shot is pretty tough. It's a very precise pull, just like TZ and WW.

Dunno. I can hit it 75% of the time and I don't own the game. Tron's skillshot, while mostly the same, is a lot harder.

#30 6 years ago

The original '72 Fireball.
Banzai Run has a devil of a skill shot.
Old Bally games that require a bounce on the arch to activate the big points.
Cyclone is righteous with the plunger.
Pinball Magic Loop/drop skill shot is always fun.
The AFM/MM hold the left flipper and make the shot at speed are very well implemented with a nice touch of risk/reward.
I also like games like Lotr that give you different options that you have to execute with.

There's more than that, but I'm keepin this one short.

#31 6 years ago

In summary... the shot that requires you to execute it "skillfully".

#32 6 years ago

WOF is very tough

#33 6 years ago

Medieval Madness super kill shot is great. Requires lots of skill to hit consistently. If you land it you start a 1million hurry-up so the super skill shot keeps going after you've made it. Because you can stack and overlap the hurry-ups on MM you can make tons of points off of the super skill shot. Also the tenth hurry-up lights extra ball (as well as the 40th but good luck with that).

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#34 5 years ago

I know this is an old thread, but I like PotC soft plunge to right flipper shoot lower outer loop.

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#35 5 years ago

and if you are really skillful, the mini-orbit on the other side of the PF for a cool 10 million! 13 million points is a great way to start a ball on PotC!

#36 5 years ago

Did not see it mentioned at all, but Big Guns has an amazingly difficult skill shot.

#37 5 years ago

PoTC Super-skill is my favorite shot in all of pinball. I've hit it about 7 times on my friends PoTC. I go for it every time, and there isn't a single shot on any machine I've ever played that gets me amped up even close to the way that one does. There's no reason not to. Generally you can take that shot, fail, let it drain and then just go up top anyway. I think he actually took the gate out in pin-golf tournaments because a single super-skill would score you a hole-in-one.

#38 5 years ago
Quoted from Caucasian2Step:

and if you are really skillful, the mini-orbit on the other side of the PF for a cool 10 million! 13 million points is a great way to start a ball on PotC!

Didn't know that! But seems like a pipe dream to me.

#39 5 years ago

I like TOTAN's as well!

#40 5 years ago

That skill shot got on my nerves after a while.

#41 5 years ago

Never played it but Arena's looks cool.
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#42 5 years ago
Quoted from Rensh:

WOF is very tough

When my friend owned a WOF, I only managed to get the skill shot 2-3x.

#43 5 years ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Best plungerless one might be BSD, requires good timing.

Have to disagree here While bsd is my favourite, the skill shot doesn't require skill at all and half the time you don't even bother with it because the score is so low.

#44 5 years ago

Lawlor games are the best skill shots, period.

#45 5 years ago

Volcano's skill shot is very cool. It has a motorized shooter lane deflector aiming at sequentially lit drop targets across the playfield. There is also a right-side button that freezes the shooter lane position and currently lit target for a moment.

#46 5 years ago

Find me a better skill shot than the one in Whirlwind.

1) I cannot reproduce the skill shot with consistency
2) If I take the skill shot, I am adding considerable RISK, which adds to the excitement
3) It feels good to actually nail the skill shot, like making a tough shot in billiards

What other title meets all THREE of those criteria?

Cyclone? no.
High Speed? no.
Taxi? no.

-mof

#47 5 years ago
Quoted from horseypin:

While bsd is my favourite, the skill shot doesn't require skill at all and half the time you don't even bother with it because the score is so low.

It also spots a coffin ramp and a video loop, making the rewards for the skill shot more than just a few million points. I like free stuff

#48 5 years ago
Quoted from KloggMonkey:

Never played it but Arena's looks cool.

That does look damn cool!

#49 5 years ago
Quoted from mof:

Find me a better skill shot than the one in Whirlwind.
1) I cannot reproduce the skill shot with consistency
2) If I take the skill shot, I am adding considerable RISK, which adds to the excitement
3) It feels good to actually nail the skill shot, like making a tough shot in billiards
What other title meets all three of those criteria?
Cyclone? no.
High Speed? no.
Taxi? no.
-mof

Another reason why Whirlwind might be the best pinball game ever made....

#50 5 years ago

1972 Bally Fireball. Up the ramp and down the ramp for 3,000 points.

If you play a crappy game and don't hit any skillshots, it's easy to come in under 3,000 for the entire game.

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