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    ShoryukenToTheChin
    Writer of Guides

  • ShoryukenToTheChin
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    Originally posted by haha_dead View Post

    Also, extra balls keep you at your current ball count (1, 2 or 3)... if jackpots and multipliers do reset on the next ball, do extra balls (and keeping your ball count) preserve them?


    Edit: Thanks Shoryuken for the tons of work on the great guide

    Near as i can tell, the secret to big scores is just getting good at multiball, increasing the jackpot through fertilizer bonus, and shooting tons of jackpots followed by a super jackpot; repeat. Would you guys agree?
    Thanks for the kind words;

    Regarding the Extra Ball question nope the Jackpots etc. don't carry over, The Jackpots still are iffy to me since it seems even once you raise the Jackpot then you collect the Jackpot... it then seems to reset the Jackpot award back to its starting position.

    I think getting highscores is dependant on attaining the Gatling Pea from Crazy Dave asap, secondly you could buy the Watering Can from Cazy Dave... after which you can then rinse and repeat the Missions and Multiballs

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  • BarbieBobomb
    Senior Member

  • BarbieBobomb
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    The PvZ guide is posted on our blog! Check it out!

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  • haha_dead
    Junior Member

  • haha_dead
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    Hey all,

    Does anyone know how to increase the bonus? Not the multiplier, but the bonus itself. Is it just a function of playing and scoring, or is there a way to deliberately increase it, so you get a bigger bonus when you finally drain?

    Also, does the jackpot reset itself after each ball? I swear in a couple of games I'd increased the jackpot amount to 500k and then later in the game, it was back to 200k.

    Also, extra balls keep you at your current ball count (1, 2 or 3)... if jackpots and multipliers do reset on the next ball, do extra balls (and keeping your ball count) preserve them?

    Occasionally I've had terrific runs where I wind up with a giant end of ball bonus, but not generally.

    Edit: Thanks Shoryuken for the tons of work on the great guide

    Near as i can tell, the secret to big scores is just getting good at multiball, increasing the jackpot through fertilizer bonus, and shooting tons of jackpots followed by a super jackpot; repeat. Would you guys agree?

    Still practicing.... My best score is now about 250 Million. I lose focus after longer sessions (half hour plus) and make dumb mistakes, and feel I'm a ways from the leaderboard on any table...that'll require me to play an hour, hour and a half. But all in all, still having a good time. Spent a fair bit of time with PvZ as well as World War Hulk.
    haha_dead
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    Last edited by haha_dead; 09-21-2012, 12:46 PM.

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  • Ontzettendejan
    Junior Member

  • Ontzettendejan
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    Originally posted by tenorhero View Post
    I noticed it did this for the 3rd and 4th hit. The first 2 you have to hit the 'pot/seed' hole.
    I'm pretty sure this happened to me last night when beating Dr. Zomboss. Overall a fairly easy but fun table, the graphics and sounds are spot on.

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  • tenorhero
    Senior Member

  • tenorhero
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    Originally posted by shogun00 View Post
    There's most likely an award that is involved with that trick (such as grabbing a certain number of seeds or coins). I don't know what triggers it though.

    The last game I played on the PS3, the ball kept on switching to the opposite every time it blew up and was relaunched (via the plant). I got the trophy without ever hitting the flower pot hole once.
    I noticed it did this for the 3rd and 4th hit. The first 2 you have to hit the 'pot/seed' hole. Also even after I got 5 extra balls, I still got a 2x multiplier but not sure how I did that. I'm done with this table. Games are way too long to get 550m. Finally beat doctor Zombot I'm not sure why it took me so long to do so.

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  • chems1919
    Junior Member

  • chems1919
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    Thanks for the help everyone; I was finally able to beat it! *Phew* That was intense for me. I finally got decent at hitting the flower pot and tore it up. I was scared at one point because zombies were near the "welcome" mat and my ball was still orbiting around at the top of the table, but I was able to kill them off as soon as the ball came down to my flippers. Now I'm tempted to see how many points I can get on this table. I got around $230 million on a previous run, but I've been focusing on beating the wizard mode (and not trying to get high scores).

    I love this game! I'm going to buy more tables later tonight.

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  • shogun00
    Senior Member

  • shogun00
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    Originally posted by chems1919 View Post
    When I play against the end-boss, I'm not able to switch the colors of my ball. I noticed in the Google doc in this thread that if you just keep hitting the ball, the plants will eventually spit out the opposite color. I've never been able to get this to work. I did it over 20 times yesterday and I just played again today and I'm running into the same problem. I'll blow up the first iceball from the boss using my flame seed. Then, the boss hurls an ice ball at me; but no matter how many times I hit the fireball with my flame seed, I never get an ice seed from the plants.

    Do you guys know if there is something I need to do in order for the plant on the left side to spit my ball out (that's the one that spits out the ice balls)? I've tried hitting into the flower pot, but I'm horrible at it. I've tried practicing from a caught position, but I only get it like 5% of the time. I'm going to keep messing around with the table and see if something triggers it, but I haven't had any luck so far.
    There's most likely an award that is involved with that trick (such as grabbing a certain number of seeds or coins). I don't know what triggers it though.

    The last game I played on the PS3, the ball kept on switching to the opposite every time it blew up and was relaunched (via the plant). I got the trophy without ever hitting the flower pot hole once.

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  • Cloda
    Senior Member

  • Cloda
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    Originally posted by chems1919 View Post
    I just started playing this game the other day and I must admit I never thought Pinball would be so addictive! It also looks amazing on the Vita; it's incredible. Right now I only have the PvZ table, but I'll definitely be getting more soon. I'm having a lot of trouble tackling the end-boss and was hoping I could get some tips from the veterans (even though I know this table was just released a little bit ago).

    When I play against the end-boss, I'm not able to switch the colors of my ball. I noticed in the Google doc in this thread that if you just keep hitting the ball, the plants will eventually spit out the opposite color. I've never been able to get this to work. I did it over 20 times yesterday and I just played again today and I'm running into the same problem. I'll blow up the first iceball from the boss using my flame seed. Then, the boss hurls an ice ball at me; but no matter how many times I hit the fireball with my flame seed, I never get an ice seed from the plants.

    Do you guys know if there is something I need to do in order for the plant on the left side to spit my ball out (that's the one that spits out the ice balls)? I've tried hitting into the flower pot, but I'm horrible at it. I've tried practicing from a caught position, but I only get it like 5% of the time. I'm going to keep messing around with the table and see if something triggers it, but I haven't had any luck so far.
    Hitting that flower pot is unfortunately what you need to do to change the ball There are a few other tables where you will need to be able to pull those kind of shots off including e.g. Wolverine, Captain America and Infinity Gauntlet (opposite side). On most tables you have to pull off shots like that. The main tip I can give with regards to hitting difficult shots is to bring your ball to a complete stop on the flipper, let it role off and then time it from the end of the flipper. If you have a moving ball, you obviously have more factors to content with.

    On PvsZ remember your specials (chilli and cherry bombs) to get you out of trouble and rather just focus on the ball changing and hitting the fire/ice ball. Most times the ricochet will hit many of the zombies anyway. The specials in case you haven't used them before is like a bomb that take a bunch of zombies out at the right time. You'll see them lined up on the left hand side of the screen underneath the left flipper and they are used by pressing the launch button when the ball is where you want it to have effect. There is more to it (waiting for a light to blink etc.) but it works in most cases when you need it to. Also remember to have you kickbacks activated (Shoot a couple of orbits to light the kickback in the centre hole) because ricochets from hitting zombies can go anywhere and the right outline is like a magnet.

    I'm a Pinball FX 2 player but am at the moment following the Zen Pinball 2 thread as I am keen to know how they differ etc. You are welcome to follow my signature, there you will find some new player tips and loads of other mind dribbles that I have had over the two years that I have been playing Pinball FX 2.

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  • chems1919
    Junior Member

  • chems1919
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    I just started playing this game the other day and I must admit I never thought Pinball would be so addictive! It also looks amazing on the Vita; it's incredible. Right now I only have the PvZ table, but I'll definitely be getting more soon. I'm having a lot of trouble tackling the end-boss and was hoping I could get some tips from the veterans (even though I know this table was just released a little bit ago).

    When I play against the end-boss, I'm not able to switch the colors of my ball. I noticed in the Google doc in this thread that if you just keep hitting the ball, the plants will eventually spit out the opposite color. I've never been able to get this to work. I did it over 20 times yesterday and I just played again today and I'm running into the same problem. I'll blow up the first iceball from the boss using my flame seed. Then, the boss hurls an ice ball at me; but no matter how many times I hit the fireball with my flame seed, I never get an ice seed from the plants.

    Do you guys know if there is something I need to do in order for the plant on the left side to spit my ball out (that's the one that spits out the ice balls)? I've tried hitting into the flower pot, but I'm horrible at it. I've tried practicing from a caught position, but I only get it like 5% of the time. I'm going to keep messing around with the table and see if something triggers it, but I haven't had any luck so far.

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  • Piccalilli
    Member

  • Piccalilli
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    Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
    Welcome!! I'm glad you like the new table and we hope you stick around! As I'm sure you've already noticed, the community is super friendly and helpful!
    Thank you! It's a fantastic table. All the tables have been lots of fun. This is one of the most friendly forums I've had the pleasure of joining, and their advice is extremely helpful. They've helped me raise my score on this table to 31 million, which is really exciting after only having played pinball itself for around a week.

    Originally posted by shogun00 View Post
    Sorcerer's Lair is another table that is great for beginners.
    Thanks for the table recommendation! Gave it some solid playing and loved it. I've been trying to pick a single table to concentrate on for practice, so I can get better at missions, multipliers, raising my scores, etc. PvZ and SL are the top two contenders. Both are very approachable with clearcut missions. Plus, they're flat out fun.

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  • surf1der
    Pinball Wizard

  • surf1der
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    It seems there might be a possible PvZ bug. Has anyone experienced a situation in which you can't collect the "advance the multiplier" reward from the jack-in-the-box after collecting the max 5 extra balls? This was mentioned in the FX2 forum but I personally have not noticed this.

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  • caper_26
    Senior Member

  • caper_26
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    Originally posted by surf1der View Post
    How long did it take you to get? I get bored after about an hour and lose focus. I probably got to around 550 million on my second ball and then got only 100 million more with my remaining 6 balls. And i lost those last balls in probably 10-15 minutes. I should probably save games but I rarely do that. By the way, i created a guide in this thread. Just scroll up and follow the google docs link.
    No idea exactly... I was probably on par with whatever scoring speed you had yourself. Lost a couple of quick ones back to back as i always do too. I am not a fan of saving games because I find I get better as I warm up and play more. Saving a game, you come in cold, and I usually suck and lose rather quickly...

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  • shogun00
    Senior Member

  • shogun00
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    Originally posted by Piccalilli View Post
    PvZ seems to be a good table for honing my skills, so I've been playing a fair bit of it and Mars at the moment.
    Sorcerer's Lair is another table that is great for beginners.

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  • BarbieBobomb
    Senior Member

  • BarbieBobomb
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    Originally posted by Piccalilli View Post
    I've just started with pinball (only been playing for a few days now), and I've been feeling that PvZ is a pretty good table for beginners who are learning the game. The ball seems a little slower than most of my other tables, the missions are pretty clear as to what you need to do, and the table--while beautiful--isn't overly distracting. For someone who is just wrapping her mind around pinball concepts beyond just keeping the ball out of the drain, it's easy to get overwhelmed. It also doesn't hurt that the table is absolutely charming, so it's a fun table to pick when I'm practicing. I love all the ZP2 tables that I've played so far, and they each seem to offer something different. I still get excited when I manage to complete a pretty basic mini mission, or when I start to feel like I might be getting the hang of getting the ball to go in the basic direction that I want. ~.^ PvZ seems to be a good table for honing my skills, so I've been playing a fair bit of it and Mars at the moment.
    Welcome!! I'm glad you like the new table and we hope you stick around! As I'm sure you've already noticed, the community is super friendly and helpful!

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  • surf1der
    Pinball Wizard

  • surf1der
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    Originally posted by caper_26 View Post
    Still a ways from 899M I think I beat Zom at least 3 times, if not 4. I still have no idea what is going on for most of the table yet! I only figured out how to activate missions before I started this game (BRAINZ), and near the end, you can buy stuff with suns, etc. My kids love this table, lol
    How long did it take you to get? I get bored after about an hour and lose focus. I probably got to around 550 million on my second ball and then got only 100 million more with my remaining 6 balls. And i lost those last balls in probably 10-15 minutes. I should probably save games but I rarely do that. By the way, i created a guide in this thread. Just scroll up and follow the google docs link.

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