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  • JaySTeeY
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    Originally posted by steven120566 View Post
    I wonder how some folks do it, but I still love these games knowing I'll never be an elite player... If i beat my all time on these tables even by 1%, it's a victory. And if I trample Jay's, well even better. Kidding man.

    I think this is the true appeal of this game, even before the scope of FX 3 came along. So we all have some pinball friends right, and do we have to lead on all the tables? In most cases, no. As long as we aren't at the bottom, the competition never dies.
    Haha, so true! I am fortunate in that I have a great list of pinball friends with very similar scores, so good competition for sure!

    Looking back, I never would have guessed that video pinball could be so engrossing & fun. My go-to game for sure when I want to decompress.


    Originally posted by cantankerous-- View Post
    I in no way meant to imply that Jay was not good.
    And I didn't take it that way at all, no worries!

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  • Cornholio
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    Originally posted by zaphod77 View Post
    Please tell me the martians come to life in martian multiball, and explode when you hit the targets.
    Have you played it yet

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  • cantankerous--
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    Originally posted by steven120566 View Post
    Some of us will never know lol. I believe I hit about 22 billion on the old Wii U version of TPA on AFMars. I have not hit over 10 billion on xbox One on TPA yet.

    I wonder how some folks do it, but I still love these games knowing I'll never be an elite player... If i beat my all time on these tables even by 1%, it's a victory. And if I trample Jay's, well even better. Kidding man.

    I think this is the true appeal of this game, even before the scope of FX 3 came along. So we all have some pinball friends right, and do we have to lead on all the tables? In most cases, no. As long as we aren't at the bottom, the competition never dies.
    I in no way meant to imply that Jay was not good. I just know from my own experience playing that table in real life as well as on TPA it's a high scoring table. In fact, I believe it was the first Williams table that scored over a trillion points. The highs on TPA are posted as 999 billion, but I dont know what they actually are as the digits in the display only go to 999 billion, but rolls over and continues counting............something like that. I never did it and am only remembering some trivia I read somewhere.

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  • steven120566
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    Originally posted by JaySTeeY View Post
    Have to ask. How long does a score like this take, and is it even fun playing that long? Not trying to be snarky, just curious...
    Some of us will never know lol. I believe I hit about 22 billion on the old Wii U version of TPA on AFMars. I have not hit over 10 billion on xbox One on TPA yet.

    I wonder how some folks do it, but I still love these games knowing I'll never be an elite player... If i beat my all time on these tables even by 1%, it's a victory. And if I trample Jay's, well even better. Kidding man.

    I think this is the true appeal of this game, even before the scope of FX 3 came along. So we all have some pinball friends right, and do we have to lead on all the tables? In most cases, no. As long as we aren't at the bottom, the competition never dies.
    Last edited by steven120566; 12-01-2018, 03:52 AM.

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  • cantankerous--
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    Originally posted by JaySTeeY View Post
    Have to ask. How long does a score like this take, and is it even fun playing that long? Not trying to be snarky, just curious...
    Attack from Mars is the table everyone will score a billion on. I played it for like 45 minutes with only general pinball knowledge and without reading the manual and managed 60+ billion on it within a 30 minute game?? Not exactly sure how long, maybe longer?

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  • cantankerous--
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    Zen Studios Facebook Update:

    releasedate.jpg

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  • hitman12
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    I don't remember exactly how long i have played,about hour probably,it was my alltime best score.

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  • JaySTeeY
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    Originally posted by hitman12 View Post
    In TPA my best score was about 95 000 000 000,wondering how much i will able to score in Pinball FX version.
    Have to ask. How long does a score like this take, and is it even fun playing that long? Not trying to be snarky, just curious...

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  • hitman12
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    Can't wait to blast those ugly Martians
    In TPA my best score was about 95 000 000 000,wondering how much i will able to score in Pinball FX version.
    Last edited by hitman12; 11-29-2018, 04:30 PM.

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  • jrolson
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    5 days until the invasion begins...

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  • OO1OO1OO
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    Originally posted by Tacitus25 View Post
    [...] I thought Zen said that there will be four more tables released before the end of the year?
    It's Chrismas time. Santa won't inform you about his exact plans and the proper fulfillment of your wishlist too.
    Zen is always good for a surprise. Just remember last year, 12-12-2017....
    Who knows?

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  • Tacitus25
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    Great news but I'm going to be picky I thought Zen said that there will be four more tables released before the end of the year?

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  • zaphod77
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    TO settle the lightning bolt flipper debate.

    The following games are confirmed to have shipped with lightning flippers in the USA (and verified by manual).

    1) Fish Tales (yellow flipper part 20-9734-6)
    2) Bram Stoker's Dracula (Yellow flipper part 20-9734-6)
    3) Dr Who (yellow flipper part 20-9734-6, but only on the lower flippers. the upper flipper is standard, confirmed from manual)
    4) Popeye. (white flipper part 20-9734-5, upper flippers are mini flips)

    Additionally, the following two games are known to have had them in Europe only, according to the internet.

    5) black rose (black flipper part 20-9734-7, but most likely only the lower flippers. PLEASE take picture of euro manual)
    6) Whitewater (white flipper part 20-9734-5, but most likely lower flippers only. someone with a euro manual please take pictures)

    I have played ONE hurricane with lightning flippers on it. it was the easiest hurricane i ever played. all others i've seen have had normal flippers, which is what it was shipped with.

    These pinball machines were all US developed. By that argument, Black rose should have non lightning flippers, except in tournament mode, which should have the shorter flippers for increased challenge.

    But Zen studios is in Europe, so it's arguable that they should use how the games shipped to THEM. Which most likely was with the lightning euro flippers.

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  • jrolson
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    Originally posted by HighFive View Post
    Less than a week!
    The longest week of my life...

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  • zaphod77
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    Maybe the european manual was different?

    Every manual i've seen has been the english one from the USA, and that one has the full length black flipper part.

    please take a picture of the parts list for your manual, like i have done for the manual available on the internet.

    http://eunich.cochems.com/~zaphod/blackroseflipper.png

    if it indeed lists part 20-9734-7, then we have proof that it was shipped that way in europe.

    if it lists part 20-9250-7, that is in fact a normal length flipper, which is what i always saw on location in the USA.

    I'm inclined to believe zen that their European black rose manual mentions the lightning flippers, because the black lightning bolt flipper does in fact have an official part, and it has to have been developed for that game, since no other game before then had them.

    i also agree that it's too easy with the normal flippers, having played it in real life.

    btw parts list here DOES list the lightning flipper.

    https://www.ipdb.org/files/313/Bally...Parts_List.txt (calling it euro flipper)

    Regardless, we can't have regional variation. And as you are a european company, preserving the game as shipped in your own country is not wrong. But i would like a picture of that manual page, to settle the debate once and for all.

    btw. suggestion. in remaster mode, make the pinballs black, as that's something williams originally intended to do. (they're cannon balls, ya see)

    i know there are multiple manuals, as here's a picture of a European black rose manual cover.

    http://www.pinball-shop.de/images/ca...eb4d5d1799.jpg
    Last edited by zaphod77; 11-28-2018, 03:56 PM.

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