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    chas10e got a reaction from Dinobot711 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
     

  2. Haha
    chas10e got a reaction from socrates63 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    THOSE AREN'T STAIRS !!!! their "slingshots" https://www.ipdb.org/glossary.php#S And don't tell me the ball is square either 'cause balls ain't square.
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    chas10e got a reaction from Rocker67 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
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    Don't tilt ! You'll lose your extra ball as well as ball in play :'(
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    chas10e got a reaction from Rocker67 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
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    There are many skills in physical pinball to develop, nudging skills is one of them, in many cases you're trying to transfer energy to the ball to manipulate it's trajectory. timing the "bump" on the machine with your hand when the ball is in contact with a post or a rail is key. you can "bump" the lockdown bar forward on either side or even downward (helps with ball rattle I think), you can even nudge the side of the cabinet halfway up the side to make the ball move out slightly towards the center of the table to miss the top of a sling-shot so you can catch it on the flipper. nudging works not just to keep your ball from danger of the outlanes, you can what I call "work the top lanes" to get the ball in the desired top lane if not controlled by the flipper.
    It is best to learn these skills on a machine properly setup with a relatively tight (but fair) tilt-bob also best if the machine is on "free-play"
    I never tried to play "Video Pinball" on difficulty "a". those open holes are death !!!! Reminds me of Bally's "Future Spa"                 We call that hole to the lower right "the spa hole"
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    chas10e got a reaction from Rocker67 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    Along with nudging skills , there are also plunging skills, took a tip from @nosweargamer actually & go for the extra ball right away just a little more than a half -plunge will get it in the fuji-lane
    After getting the extra ball, if you can get it back in the shooter-lane a full plunge will get mebbe a couple of the 3 top roll-overs to increase the pops. with an extra ball the value is held 😉
    Then constant nudging throughout the game trying to work the bonus-lane and keep it from draining
    I'm usually just "ape-flipping", can't really do a "slap-save" but I suppose it's possible.
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    chas10e got a reaction from Rocker67 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
     

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    chas10e got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    Along with nudging skills , there are also plunging skills, took a tip from @nosweargamer actually & go for the extra ball right away just a little more than a half -plunge will get it in the fuji-lane
    After getting the extra ball, if you can get it back in the shooter-lane a full plunge will get mebbe a couple of the 3 top roll-overs to increase the pops. with an extra ball the value is held 😉
    Then constant nudging throughout the game trying to work the bonus-lane and keep it from draining
    I'm usually just "ape-flipping", can't really do a "slap-save" but I suppose it's possible.
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    chas10e got a reaction from nosweargamer in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    Along with nudging skills , there are also plunging skills, took a tip from @nosweargamer actually & go for the extra ball right away just a little more than a half -plunge will get it in the fuji-lane
    After getting the extra ball, if you can get it back in the shooter-lane a full plunge will get mebbe a couple of the 3 top roll-overs to increase the pops. with an extra ball the value is held 😉
    Then constant nudging throughout the game trying to work the bonus-lane and keep it from draining
    I'm usually just "ape-flipping", can't really do a "slap-save" but I suppose it's possible.
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    chas10e got a reaction from nosweargamer in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
     

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    chas10e got a reaction from socrates63 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
     

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    chas10e got a reaction from socrates63 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    Along with nudging skills , there are also plunging skills, took a tip from @nosweargamer actually & go for the extra ball right away just a little more than a half -plunge will get it in the fuji-lane
    After getting the extra ball, if you can get it back in the shooter-lane a full plunge will get mebbe a couple of the 3 top roll-overs to increase the pops. with an extra ball the value is held 😉
    Then constant nudging throughout the game trying to work the bonus-lane and keep it from draining
    I'm usually just "ape-flipping", can't really do a "slap-save" but I suppose it's possible.
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    chas10e got a reaction from socrates63 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
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    Don't tilt ! You'll lose your extra ball as well as ball in play :'(
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    chas10e got a reaction from RickR in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
     

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    chas10e got a reaction from HDN in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
     

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    chas10e got a reaction from RickR in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    Along with nudging skills , there are also plunging skills, took a tip from @nosweargamer actually & go for the extra ball right away just a little more than a half -plunge will get it in the fuji-lane
    After getting the extra ball, if you can get it back in the shooter-lane a full plunge will get mebbe a couple of the 3 top roll-overs to increase the pops. with an extra ball the value is held 😉
    Then constant nudging throughout the game trying to work the bonus-lane and keep it from draining
    I'm usually just "ape-flipping", can't really do a "slap-save" but I suppose it's possible.
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    chas10e reacted to LinkYoungPS in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    Happy New Year all! As I crawl my way back into the content creating/game playing scene, what a HSS challenge to come back to! YES!!!! I'll be trying to get my scores in soon! I'm pumped!
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    chas10e got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
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    Don't tilt ! You'll lose your extra ball as well as ball in play :'(
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    chas10e got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
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    There are many skills in physical pinball to develop, nudging skills is one of them, in many cases you're trying to transfer energy to the ball to manipulate it's trajectory. timing the "bump" on the machine with your hand when the ball is in contact with a post or a rail is key. you can "bump" the lockdown bar forward on either side or even downward (helps with ball rattle I think), you can even nudge the side of the cabinet halfway up the side to make the ball move out slightly towards the center of the table to miss the top of a sling-shot so you can catch it on the flipper. nudging works not just to keep your ball from danger of the outlanes, you can what I call "work the top lanes" to get the ball in the desired top lane if not controlled by the flipper.
    It is best to learn these skills on a machine properly setup with a relatively tight (but fair) tilt-bob also best if the machine is on "free-play"
    I never tried to play "Video Pinball" on difficulty "a". those open holes are death !!!! Reminds me of Bally's "Future Spa"                 We call that hole to the lower right "the spa hole"
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    chas10e got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
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    Don't tilt ! You'll lose your extra ball as well as ball in play :'(
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    chas10e got a reaction from RickR in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    204,180

    Don't tilt ! You'll lose your extra ball as well as ball in play :'(
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    chas10e got a reaction from socrates63 in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    14,029

    There are many skills in physical pinball to develop, nudging skills is one of them, in many cases you're trying to transfer energy to the ball to manipulate it's trajectory. timing the "bump" on the machine with your hand when the ball is in contact with a post or a rail is key. you can "bump" the lockdown bar forward on either side or even downward (helps with ball rattle I think), you can even nudge the side of the cabinet halfway up the side to make the ball move out slightly towards the center of the table to miss the top of a sling-shot so you can catch it on the flipper. nudging works not just to keep your ball from danger of the outlanes, you can what I call "work the top lanes" to get the ball in the desired top lane if not controlled by the flipper.
    It is best to learn these skills on a machine properly setup with a relatively tight (but fair) tilt-bob also best if the machine is on "free-play"
    I never tried to play "Video Pinball" on difficulty "a". those open holes are death !!!! Reminds me of Bally's "Future Spa"                 We call that hole to the lower right "the spa hole"
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    chas10e got a reaction from RickR in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    14,029

    There are many skills in physical pinball to develop, nudging skills is one of them, in many cases you're trying to transfer energy to the ball to manipulate it's trajectory. timing the "bump" on the machine with your hand when the ball is in contact with a post or a rail is key. you can "bump" the lockdown bar forward on either side or even downward (helps with ball rattle I think), you can even nudge the side of the cabinet halfway up the side to make the ball move out slightly towards the center of the table to miss the top of a sling-shot so you can catch it on the flipper. nudging works not just to keep your ball from danger of the outlanes, you can what I call "work the top lanes" to get the ball in the desired top lane if not controlled by the flipper.
    It is best to learn these skills on a machine properly setup with a relatively tight (but fair) tilt-bob also best if the machine is on "free-play"
    I never tried to play "Video Pinball" on difficulty "a". those open holes are death !!!! Reminds me of Bally's "Future Spa"                 We call that hole to the lower right "the spa hole"
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    chas10e got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Video Pinball (Atari 2600)   
    14,029

    There are many skills in physical pinball to develop, nudging skills is one of them, in many cases you're trying to transfer energy to the ball to manipulate it's trajectory. timing the "bump" on the machine with your hand when the ball is in contact with a post or a rail is key. you can "bump" the lockdown bar forward on either side or even downward (helps with ball rattle I think), you can even nudge the side of the cabinet halfway up the side to make the ball move out slightly towards the center of the table to miss the top of a sling-shot so you can catch it on the flipper. nudging works not just to keep your ball from danger of the outlanes, you can what I call "work the top lanes" to get the ball in the desired top lane if not controlled by the flipper.
    It is best to learn these skills on a machine properly setup with a relatively tight (but fair) tilt-bob also best if the machine is on "free-play"
    I never tried to play "Video Pinball" on difficulty "a". those open holes are death !!!! Reminds me of Bally's "Future Spa"                 We call that hole to the lower right "the spa hole"
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    chas10e got a reaction from HDN in Harry’s Game Room Redux   
    The house I grew up in, my brother bought a pool table and was down in the "cellar" it was never "fixed up" in any way but during one period we had thick cardboard on the wall and was able to perform some graffiti with the chalk. 
    A few private pinball pinball locations I had played at are in the basements of homes, one is a "finished basement" with hardwood floor and Sheetrock, another is just wall paint on the foundation wall with posters and "wall hanger" play-fields & backglasses and yet another is painted walls with murals painted, one area is like castle walls , another is Mario world , I think the steel columns are painted green to resemble the pipes.
    Those are prolly asbestos floor tiles , very durable material 😉 doubt you can get any today, also might have a hard time finding that wall paper print too! I imagine it could be custom made. That countertop/ bar area does really display some fine craftsmanship with the steel-edging and the "wood rope" trim. actually it all looks like fantastic work, I'm trying to figger-out if that is real brick and I'm leaning towards that it is.
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    chas10e got a reaction from socrates63 in Harry’s Game Room Redux   
    The house I grew up in, my brother bought a pool table and was down in the "cellar" it was never "fixed up" in any way but during one period we had thick cardboard on the wall and was able to perform some graffiti with the chalk. 
    A few private pinball pinball locations I had played at are in the basements of homes, one is a "finished basement" with hardwood floor and Sheetrock, another is just wall paint on the foundation wall with posters and "wall hanger" play-fields & backglasses and yet another is painted walls with murals painted, one area is like castle walls , another is Mario world , I think the steel columns are painted green to resemble the pipes.
    Those are prolly asbestos floor tiles , very durable material 😉 doubt you can get any today, also might have a hard time finding that wall paper print too! I imagine it could be custom made. That countertop/ bar area does really display some fine craftsmanship with the steel-edging and the "wood rope" trim. actually it all looks like fantastic work, I'm trying to figger-out if that is real brick and I'm leaning towards that it is.
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