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post #31 of 230
For most tables I like view 4, which shows the bottom 2/3 of the table and scrolls up when the ball goes up. I like the tighter view because it allows accuracy for most of the shots, but doesn't work as well on the longer tables (Bullwinkle, Agents) where a lot of the shots are off-screen.

BTW, I believe a tournament is starting today!
post #32 of 230
I'm totally digging this game and would love to play online. My gamertag is below so feel free to add me. The interesting thing about this game is how it has gotten me reinvigorated to also bring the Williams Pinball Hall of Fame out of hibernation on my shelf. I'm enjoying both games quite a bit. It also helps that I finished Red Dead Redemption last week and being in between AAA titles allows me the free time to play some more casual stuff.

I've been blowing away the high scores on my friends list and I don't think I am really any great shakes at pinball so I'm looking forward to upping the competition here.
post #33 of 230
tournament update:

If I understand this correctly, starting today (Monday, Nov. 22nd) for the next 16 days there is a Tournament option in the main menu. Selecting this will launch the Secrets of the Deep table - your high score for this table gets registered in the Tournament leaderboard, and adds bonus points to your Wizard score.
post #34 of 230
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I tried the tournament. Think I am in 2000 place. That table is not one of my favorites.
post #35 of 230
Good news: spotted on the Zen Studios messageboard re: the Marvel tables:

"We don't know exactly when it will be because of the uncertainty that comes with digital downloads on xbox and psn, but I'd guess first half of December rather than second half."

w00t!
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post #36 of 230
But I need more competition! Please add me--gamer tag Louis XVI.

See you on the leader boards!
post #37 of 230
Does anyone know if the tables have a tutorial similar to the Williams Pinball Hall of Fame disc? What I liked about that game is that every table had a walk through where a narrator told you what you needed to hit and in what order to unlock multi-ball, ramps, ball locks, etc.

I unlocked the PBFX2 tables last night for the first time (previously I was just playing my imported PBFX1 tables) and in "Secrets of the Deep" I for the life of me couldn't figure out what I needed to do to unlock big points. I think I ended up with a high score of about 4 million after 6-7 attempts when others on my friends list were at least at 9 million on that table, often quite a bit higher.
post #38 of 230
I have no clue, I just keep hitting the ball as long as I can lol.
post #39 of 230
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Originally Posted by Evan S View Post

Does anyone know if the tables have a tutorial similar to the Williams Pinball Hall of Fame disc? What I liked about that game is that every table had a walk through where a narrator told you what you needed to hit and in what order to unlock multi-ball, ramps, ball locks, etc.

I unlocked the PBFX2 tables last night for the first time (previously I was just playing my imported PBFX1 tables) and in "Secrets of the Deep" I for the life of me couldn't figure out what I needed to do to unlock big points. I think I ended up with a high score of about 4 million after 6-7 attempts when others on my friends list were at least at 9 million on that table, often quite a bit higher.

If you go into help & options there's a rule sheet for the table, but it doesn't seem to include everything. The pictures also aren't great, and it's a touch too vague for me to figure out all of the various things on a given table. So it's helpful, but not as good as Williams.
post #40 of 230
True... a layout of the table and the targets would be nice. However, learning and exploring a table is half the fun, and to give away all the modes might be considered a "spoiler" to some. In competition, the one that knows the high-value shots will win.

The simple key for any pinball table (beyond "keep hitting the ball as long as I can" ) is to aim for the blinking lights -- and usually the biggest scores come from learning to unlock multi-ball.

There's a couple mutli-ball modes in Secrets of the Deep table, the easiest is
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to aim for the right ramp to lock the ball in the submarine... then keep hitting that right ramp to advance the sub to the docking station. I think 4 right ramp shots will advance the sub enough to lock the ball, as long as another mode isn't active (like hull breach). Repeat this process two more times and you will have 4-ball multi-ball chaos on your hands! During multi-ball, the ramps are jackpots.
post #41 of 230
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

True... a layout of the table and the targets would be nice. However, learning and exploring a table is half the fun, and to give away all the modes might be considered a "spoiler" to some. In competition, the one that knows the high-value shots will win.

The simple key for any pinball table (beyond "keep hitting the ball as long as I can" ) is to aim for the blinking lights -- and usually the biggest scores come from learning to unlock multi-ball.

There's a couple mutli-ball modes in Secrets of the Deep table, the easiest is to aim for the right ramp to lock the ball in the submarine... then keep hitting that right ramp to advance the sub to the docking station. I think 4 right ramp shots will advance the sub enough to lock the ball, as long as another mode isn't active (like hull breach). Repeat this process two more times and you will have 4-ball multi-ball chaos on your hands! During multi-ball, the ramps are jackpots.

You can also advance the sub two spots (and get a crap-ton of points) by hitting the left ramp I think 3 times to light up the escape hatch. Then hit the left ramp again and hit A as the ball gets to the escape hatch to shunt it over to the bowl on the end of the right ramp.

I've unlocked a two-ball multi ball several times, and it happens from the top play field, but I'm not sure just how it's done.
post #42 of 230
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Originally Posted by ferrisg View Post

You can also advance the sub two spots (and get a crap-ton of points) by hitting the left ramp I think 3 times to light up the escape hatch. Then hit the left ramp again and hit A as the ball gets to the escape hatch to shunt it over to the bowl on the end of the right ramp.

I've unlocked a two-ball multi ball several times, and it happens from the top play field, but I'm not sure just how it's done.

Thanks for the tip -- I've always wondered about that escape hatch. I tried nudging the ball in, to no effect obviously. I don't know how we are supposed to figure out hitting A knocks the ball into the hatch? I read that the escape mode is used in the Kraken mode too.

I'm not sure about the two-ball multi, but it happens from time to time. My theory is spelling out "shipwreck" X number of times, then maybe shooting the left ramp that goes behind the back? I know that's some sort of "treasure bonus". I also haven't figured out the spelling D-I-V-E bit either.

EDIT - still haven't figured the random, non-sub multi-ball activated at the top, but it's not always two balls... sometimes its 3 and 4. It might have something to do with the number of balls currently locked by the sub?
post #43 of 230
brag alert: I'm currently ranked #394 in the SotD Tournament. There's still plenty of time left in the tourney, so if I stay in the top 500 I'll be happy. Don't know if I can crack the top 100 though.

UPDATE: the scores fall quickly - after an hour or so my ranking was at #409.

I post this to bump the thread and hopefully more AVSers will start playing this awesome game!
post #44 of 230
Thread Starter 
I am in 458th place.
post #45 of 230
Add me too. I stopped playing this once I got the Williams game. I'm downloading it now and looking forward to playing some of the tables again.
post #46 of 230
where do you see the tournament rank i got 63 million but can't find the rank

thanks
post #47 of 230
Wow, this game is great. I love pinball but somehow the originally Pinball FX slipped by me and I never played it. I wanted to ask which of the older tables I should buy first. I assume over time I will get them all, but where should I start.

Also anyone that loves this game feel free to add me, I'd love to play against your high scores.

John
post #48 of 230
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Originally Posted by tommyboy1970 View Post

where do you see the tournament rank i got 63 million but can't find the rank

thanks

On the main screen there's a tournament button across the bottom... 3rd from the left IIRC.

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Originally Posted by JCool07 View Post

Wow, this game is great. I love pinball but somehow the originally Pinball FX slipped by me and I never played it. I wanted to ask which of the older tables I should buy first. I assume over time I will get them all, but where should I start.

Also anyone that loves this game feel free to add me, I'd love to play against your high scores.

FR sent. Of the older tables, they are all good and unique. My favs are probably Earth Defense and Excalibur.
post #49 of 230
Thread Starter 
I see where the person leading the tournament has 4 billion. That has to take several days to get that high of a score. My fingers can't play that long.
Sent friends request to the new players here. For those that don't know, DanverJ is the Pinball Wizard of AVS.
If you scored more than a billion on any of the tables, please disregard the friends request.
post #50 of 230
i've been playing this quite a bit lately. you can add me to the Pinball list.

GT: Rane Xtreme
post #51 of 230
Add me even though I'm terrible at this game.
post #52 of 230
http://kotaku.com/5704236/wolverine-...a-release-date

The Marvel tables will be out next Wednesday for $10.
post #53 of 230
Are you entering the Secrets of the Deep tournament (ends Wednesday) but stumped about some of the high scoring modes? Here's a post that should help, but only if you are familiar with the table.

The SotD table is easy to keep a ball alive, but hard to figure out all the modes.
post #54 of 230
Some of DaverJ's high scores are ... humbling.
post #55 of 230
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Originally Posted by Louis XVI View Post

Some of DaverJ's high scores are ... humbling.

Thanks!

Not to be falsely humble, but I feel I'm only an average player... but I'm compulsive and keep trying.

The whole game of pinball is learning the table: figuring out and setting up the big scores - mostly achieved through multi-ball or "mode" jackpots, depending on the table. Play the table enough and look/listen for the score cues, memorize what works, and totals start multiplying. Observation, experimenting and, most of all, persistence are key.
post #56 of 230
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Thanks!

Not to be falsely humble, but I feel I'm only an average player... but I'm compulsive and keep trying.

That is how I feel about my game. I don't have the patience or hand-eye dexterity to get those super high scores. Seems every time I top DaverJ, next time I log on, he has topped me again. That is what makes the game fun.

Also, if you have joined the xbox live rewards program, you can get 40 points by buying the new tables. You can read about it here. http://rewards.xbox.com/ You can also take a survey and get 20 points.
post #57 of 230
Wow, the Marvel tables come out tomorrow and I still haven't even bought the Pinball FX2 tables yet. The achievements have already been updated, by the way.
post #58 of 230
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Originally Posted by NoThru22 View Post

Wow, the Marvel tables come out tomorrow and I still haven't even bought the Pinball FX2 tables yet. The achievements have already been updated, by the way.

Haven't watch it all yet -- Giant Bomb has a quick look at the Marvel tables. (Mild language NSFW)
post #59 of 230
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Haven't watch it all yet -- Giant Bomb has a quick look at the Marvel tables. (Mild language NSFW)

Cool to see gameplay with the new tables, some multi-ball action the Iron Man table. Definitely rather play than watch though. This is shaping up to be an expensive week with these and the Queen DLC for RB3.

Add me if you want more scores to compare to (not as high as yours yet...)
post #60 of 230
Thanks for adding me Going Top Shelf and Macello. I'm looking forward to the Marvel tables!

Feel free to add me: GT cat dracula
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