We had a game of HS2, where player 1 played Secret Mania as I expect it to work. Player 2 also activated Secret Mania, but it released all 3 balls into play. Player 1 looked at me and said, that isn’t right, is it?
Was this just a normal releasing balls when it shouldn’t bug, or some complex 2 people both playing Secret Mania bug/feature I don’t know about.
No ruling was asked for, so our TDs did not need to make that decision, although I think P2 was going to win even without it.
I’ve heard/read a few times that Secret Mania has the potential to mess up the game state on HS2 and ROMs with the mode removed are preferred for high-level competitive play. I don’t know the details but I would guess you hit a bug.
This was at our League playoffs and I was Player 1. Neither I nor Player 2 were having a good game and when I had the option on ball 3 to do Secret Mania I decided ‘What the heck?’ and went for it (obviously a bad move in hind sight). I ended up about 7 million up on Player 2 after draining. Player 2 locked their 2nd ball and decided to start Secret Mania as well as they saw what I did, they had made a comment they didn’t know about it before they saw me do it. When Secret Mania started it released all 3 balls from the lock and proceeded to win the match. I was having a terrible day thus far already and wasn’t worth making it a big deal, although I did beat @PinballProfile on WOF so I’ll take that as a consolation prize.
LOL I wish . . . I literally google image’d “sophisticated math formula” and went with the funniest image I saw. The fact that people actually know what that formula is gives me faith in humanity that we’re a smart species