On Cirqus Voltaire, there’s a feature at the ramp called “Spot Marvel” that instantly collects one of the 9 Marvels required to qualify Join the Cirqus. Most of the time, Spot Marvel will simply give you credit for having completed the marvel without awarding anything else. However, a few marvels have different rules when it comes to this:
- The Boom Balloon marvel will also raise the Boom Balloon for the standard amount of time.
- The Acrobats marvel will also qualify Acrobat Spins at the orbits.
- If Highwire Multiball is the last marvel required to qualify Join the Cirqus, and the Spot Marvel shot that collects it is also the third lock for Highwire Multiball, an interesting thing happens: the game will display the Highwire Multiball intro animation, but only release one ball and allow you to start Join the Cirqus. After the mode ends, you can start Highwire Multiball and collect it’s marvel with just one shot! This is particularly useful later on when it becomes harder to light the Locks.
Another fact: most features can’t be stacked with Ringmaster Battle, due to how lucrative of a mode it is. But there’s one exception, and that’s the Side Show modes! Specifically, Go for the Hat Trick and Popcorn Mania. The former is actually a really bad idea because it’ll prevent you from making shots to the Ringmaster during Ringmaster Battle, but the latter might be worth the time and effort. Considering it’s a random award though, don’t be surprised if it just gives you “Big Points” instead…