Pulp Fiction (Bad Mother Flipper LE)

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8.867/10
10 months ago
Pulp Fiction is one of the best movies ever made.

The Pros:
A great shooting game that reminds me of the bally designs of the late 70's and early 80's. This game shoots incredibly well. Orbits on the outside, shot lanes on the inside. Wms. IJ drop targets and a quick turn into the lock. Excellent placement of drops and standup targets. The top saucer with the 5 (HGTR) arrows at the top arch make nudging and timing a truly skillful / chanced part of the gameplay. The color scheme of the game is excellent. You may not ever hear me say this again, but the cabinet artwork ADDS to the experience of this game. This game looks better in person than it does in pictures. The music is AWESOME as is the music in the movie. David Thiel did an over the top job with the audio on this game. If anything he did a bit too much. Good for him!

The Cons:
I have trouble with the character shot on this game. It's a tight shot that demands accuracy and kills on the bounce back of poorly aimed shots. Enough to the point that I stopped shooting for this shot during most of the game. The magnet is interesting, there is a ball saver associated with it. But chaos makers may be the trickiest of all design features to implement. Goodness knows that the ball dropping out of either side of the pops into the lower playfield is tricky enough with every ball that heads towards the flippers. The callouts were lifted from the game. There is a bit of noise in the quotes. The artwork on the pf and the bg are serviceable. But the drawings on the game didn't excite.

The Takeaway:
Just like Mark's Brother Steve dealing with Disney execs on a pinball design, Quentin Tarantino had very specific ideas and limitations for what a Pulp Fiction design should be. Would a widebody game with a lower playfield be something he would want to do? Nope. So... they had to start from scratch. Ramps? Nope... they snuck in some subways and a kicker lock mechanism behind the back of the playfield. Forget about a tv screen in the game. Total throwback look to the game. And you know what... Credit to the team for making this work within limitations. It's great to see Mark Ritchie and the PlayMechanics / CGC team make a pinball game. I played this game more than any other new release at the show (NW, Tacoma).
9.133/10
1 year ago
If you wanted an old school feel in a new modern package, this is the game for you. The cabinet feels very high quality, hefty and substantial- basically feels like a tank.
9.480/10
1 year ago
This game is Fun with a capital “F”. Need to explore rules further, but they seem straightforward. Nice topper. Perfect theme and integration. Don’t miss having an lcd.
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