I'm registered for pinburgh this year and I'm sure I'll probably end up playing a game for which I do not know the rules for. I'm just curious to hear other people's opinions on the best way to approach a machine that you have never played before or had limited exposure to.
I don't have a problem learning the rules to a game over time, but I have been known to blow tons of high point shots due to not knowing that X was lit at the time. Mainly due to the fact that I didn't know what X was . I usually attempt to read the instruction card before playing a new game, but I either have a hard time remembering everything on it or it just doesn't help. Some instruction cards are cryptic to me anyway, like I own an Alien Poker and if I didn't know the rules I wouldn't understand the multiplier from reading the card.
I want to have a deeper strategy than just prevent the ball from draining.
I'm thinking a good strategy is to read the instruction card and analyze the geometry of the table then try to execute just that one goal and then move to the next. What do you guys do?