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What is Your Favorite Skill Shot?


By whthrs166

48 days ago



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#1 48 days ago

What Machine has a real Skill Shot? I think Scared Stiff has a real Skill Shot because you have to hit the ball Juuuust Right to get into the Skill Shot Hole. Some Machines have Hidden Skill Shots. (that you don't get real Skill Shot Credit for) Good example Scared Stiff Shoot a weak launch into the Spider Hole. I consider that a Skill Shot Also. No Good Gofers: The hidden Skill Shot is best one and one of the best in Pinball. Shoot the ball strong so It comes around to the left flipper and shoot a Hole In One! Only done it a few times. Some Really Great games have Lame Skill Shots. One that comes to mind is Monster Bash. Push Button Launch to the lit lane.... weak. The best Super Skill Shot IMHO is Cactus Canyon Continued, Because of the Great Reward! You get a Mode! One of 6 modes available! Very Cool! What are your favorite Super Skill Shots and Why.

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#2 12 days ago

Probably Pinball Magic.

#3 11 days ago

All three of LotR's skill shots are real skill shots IMO. You have to time the one you want with the light then either feather it to the lit pop lane, feather it to the tower or plunge it to the left flipper and hit the right orbit.

#4 11 days ago

Houdini has some nice skill shots. Pull the plunger just right to hit one of the 3 alternating middle "E" "S" "C" lit targets to collect the reward for that particular one (no lane change options here). This really requires the perfect combination of timing and plunger strength.

If you're really good, however, skip shooting at the middle targets and lightly arc the ball across the lower playfield to hit the lower left target for an extra bonus. This shot is all about plunger strength (and luck) to not accidentally hit a random switch before it gets there. I can only pull this trick off once in a while.

#5 10 days ago

Iron Maiden super skill shot into the super jackpot area requires not only a precise plunge but hitting one of the hardest shots in the game to follow up. Easily one of the best implementations i've seen in quite some time.

And it rewards an instant playfield multiplier which is insanely powerful in that game.

#6 10 days ago

DPLE, so rewarding when you nail it straight into the Katana.

#7 10 days ago

Hook and Star Trek 25th require a bit of skill.

#8 10 days ago

TWD skill shot requires timing and touch. Timing so the desired insert will be lit and locked and touch to collect the reward. TWD introduces a third element during gameplay allowing player to assign desired reward to preferred location prior to plunging.

#9 10 days ago

The Taxi whirlpool is a fun shot.

#10 10 days ago

Congo super skill shot

#11 10 days ago

Definitely Deadpool's super. Nailing that Katana off of the plunge makes you feel like a hero. Even better if you can pull off the MXV version. I have never managed the super secret skill shot though.

#12 10 days ago
Quoted from beeker3000:

The Taxi whirlpool is a fun shot.

Many of those sys11 games had cool skill shots. Fire! has a good one with a big reward for precision.

I think the new Stern JP has a combo skill shot where you get more points the further you get into the combo sequence.

#13 10 days ago

WoZ aside, NGG is nice to hit, such a fine line.

#14 10 days ago

I love the Maiden 20m super secret skill shot, soft plunge directly to the left outlane. So satisfying!

#15 10 days ago

4mbc/fireball

Up the ramp in the back, but soft enough to stop at the top and come back down for big points.

#16 10 days ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

a real Skill Shot?

According to the flyer, the Amazing NEW MOVING TARGET on my Magic Clock is "A REAL SKILL SHOT!".
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#18 10 days ago

i really like Twilight Zone's skill shot

#19 10 days ago

Whilwind, short plunge to the flipper without hitting a switch then sweep all three drops for big points.

#20 10 days ago

Fish Tails and Deadpool

#21 10 days ago
Quoted from jsyjay:

Whilwind, short plunge to the flipper without hitting a switch then sweep all three drops for big points.

Or short plunge sweeping the drops

#22 10 days ago

Tron Superskill Shot

Press the left Flipperbutton, plunge the ball through the right orbit to the upper left Flipper, hit the right Ramp and shoot the ball with the lower left Flipper into the normal-Skillshot/Flynn´s Arcade-Scoop to an End-Of-Line-Combo.
It happens so rarely to me, that i have forgotten how much it is rewarded... ;o)

#23 10 days ago

Riverboat gambler has a sweet skill shot.

#24 10 days ago

not a fan of the skillshot. I enjoy a full plunge EM/early SS style. Hard plunge let the game begin! But if I had to pick one, I'd go AMH simply to hear, "you sure know where to put your balls!"

#25 10 days ago

I am going to go with something unexpected: motordome

The game sure doesn't get much love, and it really only has one shot, but it certainly requires a fair amount of skill.

If you are talking about a skill shot directly from the plunge, I would give that honor to hook.

#26 10 days ago

Nobody's mentioned the Skill Shot, Super Skill Shot, and Super Duper Skill Shot on Dialed In. So I will.

#27 10 days ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Nobody's mentioned the Skill Shot, Super Skill Shot, and Super Duper Skill Shot on Dialed In. So I will.

I was about to, DI is my favorite

#28 10 days ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Nobody's mentioned the Skill Shot, Super Skill Shot, and Super Duper Skill Shot on Dialed In. So I will.

Do tell...

#29 10 days ago
Quoted from GSones:

Houdini has some nice skill shots. Pull the plunger just right to hit one of the 3 alternating middle "E" "S" "C" lit targets to collect the reward for that particular one (no lane change options here). This really requires the perfect combination of timing and plunger strength.
If you're really good, however, skip shooting at the middle targets and lightly arc the ball across the lower playfield to hit the lower left target for an extra bonus. This shot is all about plunger strength (and luck) to not accidentally hit a random switch before it gets there. I can only pull this trick off once in a while.

The best part of Houdini's might be the way you get trash-talked for missing, e.g. "well it IS called a skill shot"

#30 10 days ago

Medusa is the correct answer.

#31 10 days ago

Dirty Harry has two awesome skill shots to choose from. Shooting from the gun to hit the mode start is so fricken hard to do but super awesome when it goes in. Or magna save to ramp is also super gratifying.

#32 10 days ago

I like the Family Guy super skill shot a lot, feels just like baseball.

Basically, you pitch the ball to the upper left flipper and try to make the evil monkey ramp.

#33 10 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Dirty Harry has two awesome skill shots to choose from. Shooting from the gun to hit the mode start is so fricken hard to do but super awesome when it goes in.

That's the only time the ball seems to dribble out of the gun before you can shoot it. lol.

I always go ramp shot on that and use the gun to start multiball with a super jackpot.

#34 10 days ago

TOTAN snake basket shot with super skill twister ramp shot immediately following

#35 10 days ago

The worst game ever has a good skill shot. millionaire. It has a moving shooter Lane and you have to shoot the ball across the playfield to score the shot

#36 10 days ago

Hobbit has a great skill shot where the player can change and choose from among four options.

#37 10 days ago

Munsters Prem/LE Double super skill shot
Rob Zombie
TRON “Gem Bump” and super skill shot.

#38 9 days ago

Besides a precision regular plunge skill shot, Mustang has a couple of great super skill shots that require controlling the ball after a full orbit plunge and then hitting a precision shot:

1. Shoot the scoop

- or -

2. Hit the "A" drop target in the G E A R S bank exactly when it's sequentially lit

#39 9 days ago

Taxi
It's just one of those sounds da that brings back memories

#40 9 days ago

Been a long time since I played it, but when Skill Shot comes up, my mind always goes to #Tommy.

#42 9 days ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Nobody's mentioned the Skill Shot, Super Skill Shot, and Super Duper Skill Shot on Dialed In. So I will.

?

#43 9 days ago

Arena. Plunge into the bagatelle, and then once you get back to it from the playfield, 1 million points. The rules make this completely unbalanced, but it is satisfying to hit.

#44 9 days ago

What pin had the first skill shot?

#45 9 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

According to the flyer, the Amazing NEW MOVING TARGET on my Magic Clock is "A REAL SKILL SHOT!".

Very Cool Skill Shot. Like to see that one!

#46 9 days ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Nobody's mentioned the Skill Shot, Super Skill Shot, and Super Duper Skill Shot on Dialed In. So I will.

And we are still waiting....

#47 9 days ago
Quoted from BigT:

What pin had the first skill shot?

Need an old timer to answer this one....

#48 9 days ago

Tron. Hold the left flipper in, plunge around to the upper flipper, hit the side ramp, around to the bottom left flipper, through the pops back on the right back to the upper left flipper, back through the side ramp, down to the left flipper, slam it into the scoop! Collect that End Of Line like a boss. On the occasion I was able to start like this, I felt like a pinball hero. But most of the time I'd miss and feel like a fool.

#49 9 days ago

Funhouse.. True skill shot. Too hard it goes around to the flipper. Too soft and it goes into the bumper area. Just right and it settles behind Rudy head.

Whirlwind. Again true skill shot with multiple rewards. Also if you don't hit any switches you can drain and try again.

#50 9 days ago
Quoted from tonedef131:

Medusa is the correct answer.

indeed, Medusa is one of the toughest, most unique, satisfying, and rewarding skill shots. Given the flakiness of star rollover switches registering consistently, I've also found that Medusa's skill shot is one of the least reliable to register correctly -- at least on the half dozen Medusa's I've played in my life.

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