Definitely check the clearance off the bushing, I found my right flipper had zero play out of the box. Fixing that did help combos from right inlane, but still quite tough with hot flippers. Will likely add fans as well.
@KME - are factory-installed flipper fans on the radar at Stern?
All three I’ve played are like that, and I had access to check the flipper bushing play on all of them. Makes it tough to play Iron Man MB and whatever the orange mode is. Factor in heat/fade and I just avoid the left ramp completely unless it’s necessary for progress.
Whoa. That’s totally opposite of the AIQ I play: the left ramp is my go-to shot for starting combo sequences. I hit it from both flippers relatively easily, because I also typically like to level up Black Widow for better gem powers. A fast-rolling R inlane makes it difficult to hit the L ramp on the fly, but a slow-roller (for instance: from the Antman Vuk feed) is easy to hit it.
And things are 100% better. Yes with a lot of play it’s a bit tougher. But less than a half inch made a world of difference for the better. I can right orbit to left ramp with relative ease (and when I miss, I recognize that I shot just a bit late). This was not the case out of the box.
Edit: I’ll also add that out of the box backhanding the right ramp from a trap was just barely possible, and with any fade it’d be impossible. This new alignment solves that, and I know it’s been said that the game was designed for all flippers to hit that ramp.
Mind gem on level 1 avenger spots 3 single “best” shots with action button. Starting soul gem and action buttoning three times spots right orbit, left ramp, right ramp.
Next shot is hulk in soul gem. Space gem on him. Shooting that shot clears that soul gem shot and enables action button to move (and recharge) gems for 3 seconds. 1 FLIP. So long as it’s moved to another level 1 avenger, that’s three more action button booms. So for soul gem that’s Thor, drops, then captain marvel.
Edit: forgot Thor.
Karl got a friendly return enabling 1 FLIP to tower.
2 flips, 5 action button hits.
Think I got that right?
Interestingly, the mind gem cannot be on a level 2 avenger, as action button clears all shots on playfield at once. Good for modes, bad for soul gem.
Hold on here. 1 flip might be possible if the mode can be completed with the action button:
Shoot hulk enabling mind gem recharge from space gem. Hit action button once to clear Thor, hope ball falls into drops (oh! What’s the gem that complete drops with only 2 drops?), two more action buttons to complete mode.
Mostly got it there. Need to have Space Gem on Hulk and Mind Gem on L1 Captain with a L1 Black Widow ready to go so that when you move the Mind Gem to Black Widow you get another 3 action button hits for a total of 6. If you push any to L2 you’re screwed. Then the lucky bounce. Had been trying for a while and just got lucky getting the perfect bounce once I was on stream.