Want to be a Pinball Wizard?
August 10, 2011 7:47 PM Subscribe
posted by SpacemanStix (63 comments total)
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Pinball machines, when you can find one, have gotten pretty complex over the years (for a notable example of pinball complexity, check out the Twilight Zone pinball machine
). The average person likely plays one for a bit, figures it's about keeping the ball alive as long as possible, and hopes for the best. Why did I just rack up a million points on that go-around? Who
There are certain skills required for becoming proficient at pinball. First, people who are good understand the complicated rule sets of the particular game they are playing on, in order to obtain the highest score possible. Here is a list
of the rules for 175 different pinball machines.
However, it's one thing to know how the points are best accumulated. It's another thing to get the ball where it needs to go. There are essential skills that can be cultivated for proficient ball handling.
skill shots 1
skill shots 2
Here is a list of skills to cultivate
based on your experience level: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Wizard. You can also develop skills that deal with multiball situations
. Don't forget mental preparation
The people who have mastered these skills sometimes play here
, at pinball championships
Are pinball machines dying? Some argue that pinball is a dying art form
, but for some it's worth the effort
the magic alive