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    Default Fantastic Four Tutorial

    In this video, that included my voice over commentary, I mostly follow my strategy to reach and beat the Fantastic Four final mission systematically and safely.


    This (now updated) strategy guide for the table was the first one I wrote up for the game on the Zen Studios Forum around eight years ago. This game was the first time in about five years that I played the table and the strategy still worked great! It was and is still one of my favorite tables even though I these days prefer the shorter, more intense Williams tables.

    Let me know if you would like me to tackle a specific table and I'll gladly consider it. Please also let me know if you would like me to focus on different or specific aspects with my voice over commentary.

    ShoryukenToThechin's guide for the table is available from the Zen Studios Blog and should help you if you are uncertain about what I refer to in the commentary.
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    Default White Water (Classic Arcade): Vacation Jackpot! Tutorial

    After about 10 days of blood, sweat and tears where I played probably near 50 games I finally got the Vacation Jackpot on White Water in Classic Arcade single player. I have said it before, but man, I just love the fast, furious and intense gameplay with the Williams tables on realistic physics and the fact that I can retry multiple times a go to improve my score.

    This is my first time adding voice over commentary to run you through the approach I took to get there.


    I achieved my goals for the table of getting the Vacation Jackpot, a billion plus score, and a top 10 on the leaderboards so for now it will go on the back burner but I'll definitely come back to it again; something else I love about the Williams tables compared to most of the Zen original tables where I'm generally played out on a table following a marathon final game.

    Let me know if you would like me to tackle a specific table and I'll gladly consider it. Please also let me know if you would like me to focus on different or specific aspects with my voice over commentary.

    ShoryukenToTheChin's guide for the table is available from the Zen Studios Blog and should help you if you are uncertain about what I refer to in the commentary.
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    Default Hurricane (Classic Arcade): Clown Time, Palace Jackpot and 100mil+ sccore

    I had a great game on Hurricane (106 Million - Classic Arcade) and my strategy that I explain in the video works great!

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    Default Red and Ted's Road Show (Classic Arcade) Strategy Video

    I had a good game on Red and Ted's Road Show (Classic Arcade) and in this video I give voice-over commentary explaining my top five strategy. I played through Super Payday and ended with a much bigger score than what I expected to get (3.526 billion).


    After this game, I see the potential to score even better on this table. I think the key to scoring big is the bonus multipliers, the end of ball bonus and collecting as many souvenirs as you can. I'll play it again but for now I'll give it a rest so I have something reasonable to aim for next time.

    Let me know in the comments if you would like me to tackle a specific table and I'll appreciate any feedback on how I can improve.
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    Default Theatre of Magic (Classic Arcade) - An unexpected Grand Finale achievement

    I was playing Theatre of Magic and only figuring out along the way what I needed to do; I reached the Grand Finale for the table achievement. This shows a lot of promise for putting up a great score on the table, but I'm in two minds as to if I want to play it now or wait a bit. I've reserved myself from playing the tables from the first three Volumes on my Xbox One as I'm waiting for Zen to implement the Volume 4 flipper physics.


    One slightly puzzling thing that I noticed is that performing most of the flipper tricks felt much more consistent compared to with the Volume 4 physics.

    Here are examples of the different flipper tricks pulled off in the game:

    Post pass - 1m22
    Drop catch - 4m11
    Live catch - 5m43

    Tip passes are easier to do on volume 4 physics.

    Apart from that, I still prefer the Volume 4 flipper physics as feeling more real and appreciate i.e. the give of the flipper and the more realistic ball bounce off the flippers.

    How do you guys feel about it and is it something you have noticed as well?
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    Default White Water (Single Player) - Vacation Jackpot! Tutorial (with commentary)

    This time around I achieved Vacation Jackpot in Single Player on White Water and found it unexpectedly challenging compared to Classic Arcade. I added my voice over commentary to run you through the approach I took to get there and how I had to play differently to compensate for the differences.


    I played this as part of a tournament and thought I could beat it easily since I practiced a lot on Classic Arcade and reached Vacation Jackpot there. It definitely wasn't the case, and I had to work hard to get used to the way the table play on Single Player to finally get Vacation Jackpot and a big score. I'm still frustrated that perfectly straight forward games in tournaments do not count towards the leaderboards... what a waste of a big effort.
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    Do you have guides that specifically show how to achieve the trophy? That's all I really want.
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantankerous-- View Post
    Do you have guides that specifically show how to achieve the trophy? That's all I really want.
    Nope... not my thing. Maybe check out the LUP's club channel.
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    Default Junk Yard (Classic Arcade) - Descending to Outer Space... and defeating Crazy Bob!

    I'm still finding my feet on the table and can see a good game coming on the horizon. In this game, I got to Outer Space and defeated Crazy Bob for the table achievement.



    I can see from the scores that this was one of the first Williams tables released and it will require a lot more work from me to break into the top 10. Once (if!) I do, I'll upload the video and give a commentary on the approach I took. But... here's a little glimpse of my approach - all you need to do well on this table is pinpoint accuracy as the modes are straightforward.
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    Default Junk Yard (Classic Arcade)-Start right to defeat Bob and score big! (with commentary)

    I just sneaked into the Classic Arcade top 10 with this game on Junk Yard. The strategy I used works great to set you up for defeating Crazy Bob and reaching a high score once you put a good game together.


    Thank you to the Pinball FX3 Discord channel members for the great discussion that helped me plan the strategy. It really works well, the only things missing for a much bigger score is my lack of precision and my unwillingness to spam the Save the Girl video mode.
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    Default Strategy video with commentary for Theatre of Magic on Classic Arcade(+Single Player)

    In this game where I got the 500 million bonus for the Grand Finale and made 6.3 Billion for a Top 5 score on Classic Arcade, I give commentary on the clear and successful strategy I followed.



    I based my strategy on the PAPA tutorial for the table, but had to adapt it as the FX3 table on Classic Arcade plays differently in certain ways. This table rewards patience and sticking to your strategy and each time I do well, I feel like I'm just one step away from getting a much bigger score. A hugely fun table and I can't wait to play it again when Zen implements their Volume 4 flipper physics on it.

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    An important article, there is much to learn from it. I have a YouTube channel of my own and I upload fun video games there, you can visit the channel.

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