What pinball machines do you think have the best skill shots?
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No Good Gophers gets mentioned quite a bit for having a good skill shot and I would tend to agree.
I like skill shots that offer different options, while still requiring an actual skill shot. (So games like Champion Pub don't really count) LotR and Stargate are two games that come to mind that give different skill shots that offer different rewards, which is really great.
I also love tough skill shots, so Mr. and Mrs. PAC-MAN and Big Guns should get some mention for that.
TNA has a great skillshot.
Handsfree allows you to select the top lane you want to go for, it takes major plunging skill to do, and if you are going to miss then you can at the last second attempt to switch. The intensity of having that last second choice between trying to nudge to get the hands-free or switching just to get the regular (but lessor value) is great.
The Hobbit. The game has multiple true skill shots that are all unique. Hit across the 4 lock letter rollover targets, hit top roving drop target, hit left drops, hit left / right inlanes.
I like tz risk/reward skill shot. Complete it and you get send over to the bumpers with possibility of cheap left lane drains.
I also like both fh and taf for the difficulty of plunging just right.
I've always had a fondness for Whirlwind's skillshot. Instead of soft plunging to hit a drop target, it's even better to really soft plunge so the ball doesn't hit any target, is caught in the left flipper, then backhanded straight up through the entire bank to score the "Sweeping Super Skill Shot" for a crazy amount of points.
Big Hurt also has a fun skill shot. Plunge the ball, it winds around the wireform, then rolls down a wire spring loaded ramp on to the playfield, gets fed to the left upper flipper and you shoot the lit drop target. Get enough ooomph on the plunge and you can cradle the flipper so the ball rolls up and hits the captive ball and then shoot the lit drop target.
Congo is the best by a mile. I don't particularly like new games that have a whole variety of skill shots. How is an average player on location supposed to know how all the ways to hold flippers and hit certain things? It's kind of cool when you can select rewards and shots but I think it tends to over complicate things.
Seems like Congo has a great skill shot. I found a video with Bowen explaining the two skill shots. The skill shot for the left kick out lane is really unique and I did not know about it. I learn something new everyday.
Definately Hobbit, selectible and all good hard shots!
Ghostbusters for the runner up, preselected top ones which are tricky, or you can shoot it to the flippers and of course either start modes or if a mode is going even more!
Tron. Hold the left flipper, plunge to the top left flipper, up the side ramp, down to the left flipper, right orbit through the pops, to the top left flipper, around the side ramp again to the bottom left flipper into the scoop. Yummy. End of line and the best opening shot in Pinball.
Pinball Magic, much to my disagreement, won this contest
IN reality it's Fireball, because it's worth so much and super hard.
Congo's is great fun but the fact you most likely get a few wacks at it makes it a little cheap
PM's is fun but easy...and starts MB too quick if it's lit
Quoted from pinballshark:
El Dorado is deceptively hard.
Uff man those game like that and Target Alpha are so damn tough.
If you don't drop the ball into the kickout hole at the top of the playfield and then light the pop bumpers on the kickout, your ball is pretty much screwed.
The truth is any shot on pinball that takes skill... is a skill shot.
So I'm going to add any game with short flippers and a swinging target like Magic Clock, that not only takes great skill but also good timing.
+1 tough too ! And with scoring buffed and the Super Skill Shot Chad added in the 5.0 code being worth 75 mill it can be really worth going for.
Tommy also gives you options ....plunging round to the top flipper to make a right ramp skill shot, or to make a Mirror shot to advance/start multiball.
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