Thunderbolt

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7.797/10
3 years ago
Fun to try and get the triple bonus every ball. An early SS that really plays more like any other 70's EM and probably should be considered as one in terms of game play.
7.915/10
3 years ago
In playfield drop targets are fun to aim for. The special is hard to get so better count on that skill shot for the extra ball instead.
8.267/10
4 years ago
One of the first SS games ever made, and a lot of fun once you understand the basic rules. Definitely switch over to add a ball for home use. Skill shot on the last ball gives another fun element to the game and the special + bonus goals are great as well. The backglass has flashers behind the thunderbolt giving the art a little more character than it would have without it.
7.709/10
4 years ago
Allied Leisure games are few and far between. This game was interesting for sure.

The Pros:
Crazy artwork and a layout that was better than expected. The side lanes open the outlane gates for ball saving awesomeness and the drops add unexpected chaos to an open PF. Setting up double and triple bonus is where the points really are and that means... you gotta chance the drops that are so close to the flippers! Then you have to get the ball to get down the inlanes and side lanes to raise the drops again. A simple and ingenious gameplay mechanism!

The Cons:
Got parts? Manuals? An Electrical engineering degree? Finding one is hard enough. Finding one that works... yeesh! Allied Leisure flippers take some getting used to. They feel light and even... delicate? They do the job though. I am trying to remember if "Line 'em up" had to do with the match...

The Takeaway:
A better playing game than I originally thought it would be. Give this game some mileage to learn it, it's worth it. Do not be put off by the unusual manufacturer or psychedelic artwork... this game is a player!
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