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Old 02-01-2012, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaro View Post
One interesting quote from a pinball developer in the documentary. He said pinballs should be like a carnival game:
Easy to learn
Easy to play
Hard to beat
This is a problem that I find with new pinballs today. The rules are so complex and deep that you cant walk up to a new machine and after a short period of time understand what you need to shoot at. Back in the 70's you could walk into a bar or arcade and after a couple of dollars in quarters you could pretty much learn what shots you needed to make to score the most. Not so today. I think this discourages play and has led the steep dropoff in pinball play today.
Pretty much defines most trade stimulators, payouts, and counter top games. What skill is involved in hitting a looping ramp 30 times in a row, other than timing. I still believe that standardized flipper placement ruined the game.

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