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When to accept "you're just no good (at pinball)"?


By curban

4 months ago



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    #51 4 months ago

    20 years owning pins. 40 years playing pins. I used to be able to complete or roll the score back to 0 many of the classic (70 to late 80) pins when I was younger. Not so much now a days. Didn't play in the 90's then got back into it in 2000. Been playing in a league for a couple of years now so play every week.

    Lets put it this way. I'm just happy with getting multiball on most modern games. Just too much to remember.
    Still have never completed any DMD game yet.

    Quoted from rai:

    Pretty normal to not complete any pins. I’ve been collecting for almost 20 years and never beaten a pin. Closest I’ve come is reaching the Wizard mode on Stern Potc which I’ve owned 14 years.
    I’ve never reached any other Wizard mode not even Tron or AFM which are not a deep games.
    I don’t play a lot so I probably can get to more Wizard modes but not often and some won’t ever get to the end. I try to focus getting part of the way or different areas of the rules.

    I made 4 winds once on POTC. I'm assuming that's the wizard mode.
    Destroyed the ring a couple times on LOTR. Yeah, I know, it's just a mini wizard mode but I'll never make Valinor even with the glass off.
    Completed the mansion on TAF only to find out you have to do it twice.
    Beat Stiff O Meter on SS a couple of times.

    #57 4 months ago
    Quoted from curban:

    Wow. Lotsa tips and encouragement in this thread. Thanks everyone.
    Laid off the Sterns and let Getaway kick my ass tonight.
    I could probably spend some time on videos and learning a bit more technique, but seems the consensus is to ‘just enjoy’ and don’t worry too much about where I’m at on the scoreboard.

    On a side note. I see you are from York Pa. If you didn't know we have a pinball league in Harrisburg at the River City Blues club. It's down at the moment do to Covid but when it opens it's good way to learn to play better.

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