I think it’s all about perspective. There’s “rules” taken at the most basic level, where something like Clock Chaos/Clock Millions is one of the dumbest modes ever created in pinball (shoot this one spot target as many times as you can).
IMO a “mode” is more than just the rules challenges that it presents to the player. It’s “EVERYTHING” . . . the speech, the sounds, the lighting, the choreography.
The modes in Kiss and Aerosmith to me are nothing but “Colored Arrow Target Practice”. The songs they relate to mean nothing, and you could easily flop the Deuce mode and the Detroit Rock City mode, and nobody would care.
Now replacing Seance and Fester’s Tunnel Hunt on Addams would make no sense. The ramp shot on Seance gives the perfect amount of time for Larry to pull off that choreography in time for the player to make the next shot. In FTH the game uses those shots under the playfields as “tunnels”, which makes total sense with respect to what the mode is representing. That’s the “MAGIC” of pinball to me.
Give me ANY mode on TZ or Addams over ANY mode on Kiss/AS . . . even 9 MILLION!