Pinball FX 2


#1641

Now that Kaylin pointed out how the magna save worked I played Han Solo again and added 10 million to my score - still a ton short of Kaylin’s. I wonder if I’m missing some large scoring action the table has because I felt like I played a long time, but my score didn’t go up by as much as it seemed it should have based on that time. I even had gotten a 3 (or maybe more) multiball and got the super jackpot during it.


#1642

Steam has individual tables on sale, and bundles of tables. For those of us who have only a passing familiarity with the game (and a wish to jump in and try to compete for some scores), which would be good tables to get?


#1643

I like…
Portal
The Walking Dead
Plants vs Zombies
Earth Defense
Mars
Shaman
Most of the Marvel Ones - but maybe not Ghost Rider, Moon Knight
Some of the Stars Wars Pinball Tables

There are others I haven’t played very much though


#1644

Great, you guys have me playing this again now. Don’t know how many high scores I’ll be taking on but it’s still a fantastic game to jump into for 30 minutes or so at a time to take a few shots at a table!

SadleyBradley, I’d also recommend most of the same tables that Rob listed, particularly the Star Wars packs. I really enjoy most of them.


#1645

We have probably discussed this before but do people use the nudge controls much? I only use it to jump my ball from 1 flipper to the other on occasion and that isn’t very often. Am I missing out by not using it more?


#1646

I rarely use it. Pretty much only to save the ball from draining and even then it is rare.


#1647

mwuhahahahahaha the Portal table is mine again.


#1648

Good thing I like that table and will be happy to try and get it back :-)


#1649

Good thing I like that table on it’s own because I will enjoy the time I spend failing to recapture it.


#1650

So we’re doing Portal yeah? £0.67 on the Steam Sale - yeah, fine. See you on the boards chaps.


#1651

Alright. I picked up the following:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Plants vs Zombies
Portal
Darth Vader/Return of the Jedi/X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Venom
Avengers Chronicles

I’m Sadley on Steam if anyone needs another name to compete with, not that you’ll see me anywhere near a high score.


#1652

Oh don’t worry. I’ve held first place on a single table for just over 24 hours. I’m no threat to you ;)

Also: join the Qt3 pinball group. I notice you are not in there. Join up and send friend requests!


#1653

There is a nudge technique when the ball goes down an outerlane drain where by raising a flipper and nudging, it is possible for the ball to bounce onto the opposite resting flipper and bring it back into play. Called a Bang Back or Death Save. I do that move when I can because it isn’t possible to damage a virtual pinball table, and it is a move that feels good to pull off.

I don’t know what the consensus here is on Qt3 about that sort of maneuver.

I do use nudging mostly to switch from one flipper to the next, or to simply try and bump the ball away from draining down the side of the table if I remember, and have practiced the table enough to know the general behaviour of the ball.


#1654

That ain’t cheating :-) Some of the tables even encourage it with audio clips when pulled off successfully.
( I hope I’m not in the minority…eeeshk )


#1655

So that’s how all you dirty rotten cheaters get such high scores!*

*i kid, because I’m not nearly good enough to pull that off.


#1656

I always thought that manipulating a table without it tilting was part of the skill in real life; I would think that would be carried over to the digital format.


#1657

The trouble with the Death Save is that it is forbidden in real life Pinball tournaments (I believe). And seeing a video of someone doing it on Youtube recently, yeah it can’t be good for the table to bump it so hard.

Personally, for a virtual table, I wouldn’t consider it cheating. Like I said, no risk to anyone, and pulling it off feels great.


#1658

That’s 100% of what real pinball is. There are no high scores without the ‘almost tilt’ skill.


#1659

I’ve got a bunch of tables already. Which of the ones I don’t have (non-blue bar to left of name) are worth getting? I need at least a 50% discount before I’d bite.


#1660

I really like the South Park tables (but I like South Park).