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Old 03-13-12, 10:45 PM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

FarSight just said this on the Pinball Arcade FB page:

We are happy to announce that any Pinball Arcade tables purchased in our upcoming PlayStation3 version will be portable to the PS Vita version (and visa-versa). That means you'll only have to buy tables once to play them on both systems!
That's pretty fuckin' spectacular.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by pinata242
FarSight just said this on the Pinball Arcade FB page:



That's pretty fuckin' spectacular.
Best news I've heard all day. Count me in.
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Old 03-16-12, 09:12 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

How is that a world exclusive trailer when it was sitting in everyone's inbox who is on the Zen mailing list this morning at 6am?
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Because it premiered on G4 yesterday. So, they had 6+ hours of exclusivity, I guess.
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Biggest news in that trailer? The PSVITA logo seen at the end.
Old 03-16-12, 10:23 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

The character themed balls on the Avengers table look kick ass. Love what they're able to represent story wise in a simple pinball dynamic.

Infinity Gauntlet table looks killer too.
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Originally Posted by superfro
The character themed balls on the Avengers table look kick ass. Love what they're able to represent story wise in a simple pinball dynamic.

Infinity Gauntlet table looks killer too.
I like the themed balls too. I'm thinking we might get more points doing the right shot with the right ball. I think it's a missed opportunity if they don't do that on the Infinity Gauntlet table though, a different colored ball to represent each gem.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Apparently there is an Epic Quest tourney going on right now, has 7 days left I believe. I didn't even realize it and all of the sudden it said score XXX points to enter tourney. I did...and then I kept scoring. And scoring...my wife was watching in disbelief. I got my highest game in FX Pinball to boot. 103 million and some change when all said and done. Now, I know there are plenty of others out there with better scores, but darn it if I wasn't proud of myself.


Edit: It put me about #319 on the leaderboard...I peered at the top spot. 12 billion. WTF? My game took about an 30-45 minutes, I don't even want to know how long he/she took.
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Originally Posted by Kedrix
Apparently there is an Epic Quest tourney going on right now, has 7 days left I believe. I didn't even realize it and all of the sudden it said score XXX points to enter tourney. I did...and then I kept scoring. And scoring...my wife was watching in disbelief. I got my highest game in FX Pinball to boot. 103 million and some change when all said and done. Now, I know there are plenty of others out there with better scores, but darn it if I wasn't proud of myself.


Edit: It put me about #319 on the leaderboard...I peered at the top spot. 12 billion. WTF? My game took about an 30-45 minutes, I don't even want to know how long he/she took.
Nice work. I played a game last night, took about 45 minutes as well. Got 253M. Didn't bother checking my standings, and stole my crown back from Pinata by a measly 1 in the superscore table.
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Nice work. I played a game last night, took about 45 minutes as well. Got 253M. Didn't bother checking my standings, and stole my crown back from Pinata by a measly 1 in the superscore table.
Goddammit.
Old 03-26-12, 12:12 PM
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So Pinball Arcade launches on Wednesday and I only have 400 MSP in my account.

I'm really jealous of the PS3/Vita connectivity for this. That's amazing.
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I guess I'll be buying Pinball Arcade on XBLA. I was hoping the PC release would be out by now. They are saying it won't be out on PC until May or June. WTF.
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Finally played in the Epic Quest tourney. Got like 200M on my first ball including dying on the final boss because I only had one spell and two hits kills you. I'll kick his ass next time. At least it appears you only have to re-defeat a few monsters to get to him again, maybe all of a random set? I think mine were all from the mill.

Of course balls 2 & 3 sucked because I was bummed about losing the first so I didn't beat L&O's tourney score or my previous high (which is higher ), let alone retake my crown.

Bonus topic: Princess Multiball. How do you prefer to fill the mini-field (her dress)? I really don't like the Super Jackpot spots and would rather have three regular jackpots out there, but I'm not sure if that's right. I like Add-a-Ball, but I'm wondering if I should be going for the Multi-ball every time to get many many more opportunities at jackpots, even if they're less frantic. Anyway, what's your strategy there?
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Go for multiball every time.

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Get extra jackpot or super JP lanes. I usually get 1 extra ball on my first entry into the MB mode, then 2 jackpots. Then I go add-a-ball, JP and SJP for the rest. I haven't tested if I can stack extra balls though. Going for multiball is stupid because it only gives you a single option for jackpot and no other frills.
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I do the same, 2 jackpots and extra ball or add ball. I don't consistently hit the cave or the mill shot during multiball to bother lighting them, and I don't pay attention to the upper flipper during the multiball either. Also, I always try to activate the 2 jackpots first, just on the off chance I mistime it.
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Good to know I'm not crazy
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by pinata242
So Pinball Arcade launches on Wednesday and I only have 400 MSP in my account.

I'm really jealous of the PS3/Vita connectivity for this. That's amazing.
But you'd had to have bought a Vita. So there's something to not be jealous of.
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Going for multiball is stupid because it only gives you a single option for jackpot and no other frills.
You say stupid, but you can do it literally every time which is impressive, especially at 2.5M+ per JP.
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You say stupid, but you can do it literally every time which is impressive, especially at 2.5M+ per JP.
brb - going to check who has the crown.

Right. That's me.
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brb - going to check who has the high score on the table in question.

Right. That's me.

Dude has one good game on Sorcerer's Lair and he thinks he's king shit of fuck mountain

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My issue with just starting the multiball immediately is the jackpot lane it gives you. The sword and shield ramps are so easy to hit without even trying from having made those shots so many times throughout the game, I'd definitely want at least one of those lit. I can definitely hit them more than 3x the number of times I'd hit the mill jackpot lane during a multiball.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
brb - going to check who has the high score on the table in question.

Right. That's me.

Dude has one good game on Sorcerer's Lair and he thinks he's king shit of fuck mountain
Dude has at least four more tables than me and he thinks he should be king.
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Get a room!
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by Jcheckel
My issue with just starting the multiball immediately is the jackpot lane it gives you. The sword and shield ramps are so easy to hit without even trying from having made those shots so many times throughout the game, I'd definitely want at least one of those lit. I can definitely hit them more than 3x the number of times I'd hit the mill jackpot lane during a multiball.
Sure, but what about one JP and then MB? Could you justify 33% more sessions with 33% less lanes and balls (I think, I haven't started MB prematurely enough to remember how that works)? I find it easier to keep alive with less anyway.

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