Originally Posted by mkultra
Theatre of Magic certainly has the same flow as the Twilight Zone to me...dunno about you guys. All are games of skill thats why there are flippers (no pachinko for me!)
I would actually disagree with you on that....(Based on my definition of flow which is also just my opinion of course) TZ is more of a stop and go skill shot type of game. I had a TZ which, after I stripped it down and shopped it, turned out to be a great pin. I just couldn't get into it because it was so stop and go.
- Hit the right ramp...the divertor stops the ball
- Hit the slot machine wait for the ball to eject
- Hit the piano shot...wait
- Hit the camera shot...wait
- Hit the rocket...wait
- Hit the hitchhiker...wait
- Hit the lock (right of right ramp)...wait
- Load the gumball...wait
Again...I am not saying this is bad. TZ is considered one of the best pins ever. It is just not my cup of tea. I tend to not like Lawlor pins for this reason. I really like pins that keep the ball moving. Fast paced is where it is at for me. A buddy of mine has pinball tastes exactly the opposite of mine. He was upset when I sold my TZ and CFTBL. He can't get into ToM (my favorite game) and Johnny Mnemonic (when I had it). He hasn't played my MB and SS yet though, so we'll see what he thinks about those.
ToM's shots tend to keep the ball moving. Left and right orbit shots, the center orbit shot and both ramps keep the ball constantly moving.
Johnny Mnemonic is a game with great flow (would be so much better if it weren't for the poor software). That game is FAST and because there is hardly ever any stoppage (except when loading the hand) the ball is just whizzing around all the time. This is the only game I regret selling, one day I will own it again (hard to find one without faded cabinet)