@keefer, now I understand better. That fish bonus strategy is not as popular on our local location machine because the plunger to advance it only registers about 1 in 4 times with a perfect hard hit. But if that registered the way it should and I’ve seen on other machines, I can see that becoming an all-day strategy.
Doesn’t that 500K time-down to 250K then 100K, i.e. if you don’t collect it fast enough it reduces in value? If not, then perhaps that’s the solution; once you raise it to 500K, you have 5 seconds to collect, then value reduces. If it already times down, then perhaps make it time-down faster? Another option is to timeout the 10K. Right now, once you go down right inlane, it lights it till collected. If time or any switch reset that, it requires a ramp-trashcan combo to collect, which is also more difficult. Combine that with a value that times down, and I think this would be on par with other strategies like looping ramp.