I'd love to see this game get a few more code updates. I still say the golden ticket rules are tuned way too high, but that aside I think there is still a lot more that can be done here.
The pop bumpers come to mind. They seem really useless as far as code goes. There's no countdown to a certain total to start a mode. Avoiding them is easy enough (though doing so seems to send the ball STDM) but there's really no reason to take the lessened risk of hitting them. They honestly seem to be there just because a game apparently has to have them. This is a JJP game! Can't we integrate all of the features in a way that makes for even more options?
What if Oompa Loompa mode were started only after 50 or 100 pop bumper hits, for example. That would justify the Oompa Loompa sounds when they are struck. Make Wonka's Office a mode that is activated after the first ticket. Or add a new mode (or modes) to fill the gap (as well as the other gap when you get 3 or 4 tickets and there's no mode, just a lump sum award... which almost no one has ever done anyway).
I also stand by my assertion that Wonkatania Mania is the best mode in the game and yet it is criminally low as far as points and it should also have its own portrait high score (take Dots Dots Dots out if you have to).
Anyone else have some suggestions on what they would like to see from the code?