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Cheeko

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  1. Okay cool yeah so I’m on the right path with it. Yeah that right ramp takes no prisoners. The setup I have is 4K, its one of those things that when you load up a table it looks that extra bit solid and crisp, especially with the art these tables have, but when you’re actually playing you don’t notice it at all. My setup is unusual being a vertical screen but its closer to my face than a tv would be.
  2. Nice! I can’t really find any specific ways to get bigger points, seems like you just have to keep stacking completed modes and multiballs? On a good run I can maybe get two multiballs with an extra ball and get a few modes along with that but the gains are incremental.
  3. Sorry to hear that dude! Hope you feel better soon, waiting for that breakthrough game on TOTC, stuck at 200m and one thing in particular I cannot manage is getting multiball on the first ball, maybe I just need to let it go and focus on modes.
  4. One thing I will say about it, it's quite a consistent table in terms of scoring, there are so many where you don't know if you'll get 1mill, or 500mill, but this seems fairly regular. I've found that backhanding the ball off the right flipper to either try and hit the spinner / extra ball lock, or the three bank of targets will often get the ball onto the upper flipper so you can then hit the crypt or the scoop to start a mode which is super helpful.
  5. Pinball’s worst kept secret but looks like a lot of fun.
  6. So much flailing about on this table, seems like you just have to keep hitting the scoop and the crypt for modes and multiball but the ball goes up into the pops a lot of the time and then quite likely a drain down the middle. Gotten 150-160m a few times but no further as yet. I find I'm missing shots or whacking it about a lot and the shot to get the ball into the top flipper is crazy tight.
  7. Ah sweet, I just improved my score this week, I do love that table, there’s a real one on eBay and I keep going back to the listing….
  8. @Omizzay presume we’re playing the VPW Premium version of Tales From the Crypt? https://vpuniverse.com/files/file/6933-tales-from-the-crypt-vpw-premium-data-east-1993/
  9. Well I guess that’s me done with this table Must’ve had 4 extra balls, bonus on ball 2 was almost a billion in itself. I got to the Final a second time and actually lost the last two balls trying to hit the damn draw scoop. It’s crazy when you hit that flow and you feel invincible, I usually avoid the right ramp and in this game was regularly going for it and hitting it all the time. Glorious. What a great table.
  10. Nice! Can do Tales From the Crypt for the next table for sure.
  11. Yup, still playing fired up Fish Tales and had a great game.
  12. The goalie is such a simple mechanic but oh man, there are games when you cannot get a shot in the goal. Got 3.4bn despite failing to beat Germany in the finals, ah man. Still loving this table, I’d actually consider buying a real one if only it wasn’t a bloody football theme maybe another Popadiuk table will scratch that itch.
  13. Looks like vpx Total Nuclear Annihilation will be available
  14. Man I am loving World Cup Soccer, still not totally sure on what I’m doing but I just shot the crap out of everything and beat Germany in the final for a nice 2.7bn.
  15. I’m totally stuck in a right-flipper rut with BK2K now so looking at a new table, either the new VPWorkshop version of Simpson’s Pinball Party or World Cup Soccer 94? I found a 1.3 version of World Cup and the table looks awesome, dunno if @omizzay has any newer ones. If not I've uploaded it here World Cup Soccer VPX
  16. For the sake of putting something up, best so far:-
  17. Keith Elwin got a lot of coverage! So many great games, that was great to check in on throughout the weekend, discovered some excellent new tables. The old EM games are super tense.
  18. Am watching, this is great! Also, they just mentioned pinballvideos.com which I've never seen mentioed before, quite the resource of table strategies!
  19. Hit up Brunswick Arcade near Russell Square, am now a Stern expert I started with Godzilla and was super excited but to be honest I really struggled with it and didn’t really know what I was doing, plus a couple of shots seem to just send the ball back down inbetween the flippers which was super frustrating. Turtles I wasn’t into either, Mando I was pretty disappointed, Rush never really interested me to begin with and did nothing to help shift that impression. However, The Beatles was super fun, I think I’d basically completed the whole table in about 10 minutes but still, nice to have something different. Stranger Things was also fun but when you’ve defeated gorgon 3 times I’m not sure how long it would keep my interest. LED Zeppelin was enjoyable though. Satisfying to play and that spinner mech was cool. Lastly, the winner of the bunch for me, Jurassic Park, just found loads of the shots really satisfying to hit, the speed and rythmns of it and I had a good idea of what I was supposed to be doing all the time, and such a great theme.
  20. Am in London for a few days on a work trip, took the opportunity to hit up a Brewdog for some real Pinball action, went to Paddington as there was a chance there was a Ghostbusters for this weeks score challenge. Not to be but there was a Star Trek and Deadpool, score! Brewdog is cashless but luckily there’s a phone app you can add funds to, which after about 10mins of faffing, signing up and entering cad details to top up a wallet and a nervous wait when I then attempted to use the funds I’m please to report the credits appeared instantly as if using coins, yay! (Seems to be a sign up bonus for the Game Payment app to match your first deposit) Had a few games on both machines, some weird lost ball stuff going on with Star Trek but a bit of shaking sorted it, really enjoyed that machine. Great to play the real Deadpool too. Real pinball tables do feel quite different to VPX it must be said, the flipper controls are so much more natural and I find hitting specific shots way easier even on a table I don’t know. Sadly I only had about 45mins before closing but it was great.
  21. Sweet yeah, I’m away most of this week so maybe it’ll be a 2 week run. I am done for now with Ghostbusters, I feel like I’m playing it ‘properly’ now, building modes focusing on the right ramp, but I’ll have a great game and end up with less than 200million whereas when Injust focused on getting multiballs and bashing everything I could I seem to score better. Maybe it’s a modern stern thing, that’s what happened with Deadpool too.
  22. I’m fancying some Black Knight 2000 for the next table if we’re up for that? Or we can let Ghostbusters run for another week, I’m kinda caught between knowing I can get a better score vs being sick of the ball draining and ending a go on less than 5mill
  23. Again way back machine is your friend, has a good few. NGJ list
  24. Wayback Machine Archived version.
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