Another vote for BSD.
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Quoted from bigd1979:
I will agree my cftbl is lighting fast and if you miss a shot then say goodbye. . The out lanes and enormous gap between the flippers just eat up missed shots lol.
Couldn't have said it better. I have always thought that precision is the only way you can do anything on Creech and that it can make anyone a better player.
Just for yuks, I checked and the average ball time on mine is 42 secs. What is it on yours?
42 secs sounds very brief but in pinball it could feel an eternity. Don't know.
Quoted from jlm33:
The pins cited above are good surrogates but (IMHO) none of them are truly like IM. May be BSD or ACDC, but there are both lacking a bash toy very close to the flippers.
I was lucking enough to have IM in my house for 2 months as a loan. If I had to summarize my feeling, fast and brutal come first, as noted, followed by very addictive music and call outs, and a great bash toy. Extremely addictive.
The pins that are similar to IM tend to have common qualities. Candidates should have these aspects: a) poorly aimed shots lead to quick drains b) game play is fast or furious c) short ball times d) a good deal of attention is required to setup for MB or mini-wizard mode e) simple yet solid rule set f) mode stacking encouraged g) variance in game scoring between an ok game and a great one are large h) creates the desire to play one more game.
With that said, I'd suggest seeking out and playing:
I'm thinking that Met is 'safer' than IM because when I play Met there's more thinking involved in what shot to hit to get a coffin hurry or what row I want to work on to get CIU progression.
With IM, I shoot on the fly more since there's a lot of different things to qualify at the same time. So I play more fast and loose rather than slow and steady.
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