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Which games throw the ball into the air?


By kevmad

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Just curious which games throw the ball into the air? I love seeing them fly in the air.

Here is what I can think of:

Comet - cycle jump ramp (the first game to do ever so?)
Big Guns catapult (second game to do so?)
MM catapult
STTNG - Borg ship and canons
T2 cannon
Dirty Harry cannon
CV - ringmaster flings ball onto playfield
JM - throws ball into the glove
NGG

#2 4 years ago

The MM catapult and JM hand are pretty controlled, really just a standard VUK that you'd find on many, many machines. The JM mech is more unique and a longer travel than most though.

There are a few games with jump ramps - Robocop comes to mind.

#3 4 years ago

- Frankenstein model in MSF throws the ball
- Left ramp in Lost in Space is a jump ramp
- Center ramp in Lord of the Rings may send the ball up into The One Ring or into the pop bumpers
- Center ramp in Demolition Man jumps the ball up a little
- Jab ramps in The Champion Pub often allow the ball to enter the air, along with the jump-rope toy
- Insanity Falls in Whitewater often causes a ton of air balls.

#4 4 years ago

Just played nba for the first time today. It shoots the ball up and it's pretty fun

#5 4 years ago

Freddie's claw save can put the ball in the air.

#6 4 years ago

TOTAN's skill shot launches the ball.

#7 4 years ago

A freshly restored AFM with a cleared playfield will throw the ball where you least expect.

#10 4 years ago

T3 and AMH to add to the list.

#12 4 years ago

Text catapult

#13 4 years ago

TRON with disc pad replacement.

#14 4 years ago

Congo jump ramp, IJ off the center targets

#15 4 years ago

Congo has a jump ramp? I think you're thinking of No Fear maybe? Or another jungle-themed game?

#16 4 years ago

My pinbot when the lit drop target gets hit then ball rolls part way up ramp. Ramp opens and sends ball into the glass.

#17 4 years ago

Space jam jordan for three

#18 4 years ago

My TOM will throw a ball up if flys around the center loop to fast. Hits the glass and goes wherever

#19 4 years ago

Revenge from Mars and Monday Night Football! Mnf goes through the goal posts for the extra point or field goal

#20 4 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Congo jump ramp, IJ off the center targets

If you didn't have the glass on, IJ would throw the ball off those targets right back in your face. I also had a problem with the ball flying off the ramps and knocking the shit out of my biplane...and I had the back legs jacked all the way up. That's a fast game!

#21 4 years ago

Big hurt
Lotr
The wire ramps on jd after you wax

#22 4 years ago

Goldeneye

#23 4 years ago

The ones I've noticed the most is Black Rose, Jurassic Park, Stern Playboy. Maybe they just had really strong flippers

#24 4 years ago

champion pub in a few places, when launching the ball at the punching bag it goes in the air, and also during jump rope.

#25 4 years ago

King Kong, Taxi and what about games like HH and BH ?

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#26 4 years ago
#27 4 years ago
Quoted from Kineticross:

- Jab ramps in The Champion Pub often allow the ball to enter the air, along with the jump-rope toy

Quoted from slydog43:

Champion Pub in a few places, when launching the ball at the punching bag it goes in the air, and also during jump rope.

I agree with this more so than any other pin. The center "jab" ramps are designed to fling that ball up and it's nearly impossible to play a game without cracking the ball into the playfield glass multiple times. The number one reason I sold my own.

#28 4 years ago

No Fear jump shot. It doesn't necessarily fly up in the air, as it flies across. The supercharger in HS2 has a similar gap jump right above the ramp entrance.

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#30 4 years ago

Unintended: Bobby orr stand up target hits, FT when doing 2-3 long casts in a row throws it airborne.

#31 4 years ago
Quoted from Law:

Congo has a jump ramp? I think you're thinking of No Fear maybe? Or another jungle-themed game?

http://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/game-specific-items/williams/congo/congo-jump-ramp.html
On congo it has weird double kind of vuk that launches the ball sideways onto either the "amy" ramp or the jump ramp.

#33 4 years ago

Theatre of Magic has the spirit ring magnet that actually lifts the ball off the ramp.
I've only played the game once but I seem to remember Revenge From Mars having a ramp that launches the ball into the air (similar to LOTR centre ramp).

#34 4 years ago

ROBOCOP

#35 4 years ago

TF/TFLE: Center shot reveals ramp for airborne ball to smack Optimus prime, resulting in random ball drop location.

Hardbody: Ball dribbles between top two flippers to fall directly on lower playfield.

#36 4 years ago

Metallica sparky throws it all over

#37 4 years ago

TFLE launches balls straight into primes crotch and the ball flies to every possible place to get stuck after that.

#38 4 years ago

The LE version of Wrestlemania has a flipper that allows you to smash the ball off the left wireform. Really don't know why anyone would want to do that, but you can.

#39 4 years ago

Fire has a ramp that angles up to launch the ball to the upper level.

#40 4 years ago

World Cup Soccer has an assist shot that pops the ball up and into the goal.

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