Does anyone know how the extra ball on IM is lit? I’m beginning to think that it’s random because I can’t figure out a pattern.
You randomly light it off of the SHIELD Mystery award. There’s no other way to light it.
In competition play, extra ball is the third random award, and special is the fourth. It’s the same order as Big Buck Hunter.
I remember playing this at Gameworks in Chicago where Player 1 (Josh?) kept getting Light EB from the mystery, 3 or 4 times in a row, I guess from auto-percentaging. It was amazing.
If multiball or a mode like Bogey are running, the Mystery gives an add a ball or timer extension and doesn’t count in this #3 award scheme. Correct?
Thanks for all the answers! If EB is turned off, how many points do you get instead of the EB?
Substantial: 3M. Same as a Monger super.
Whoa! Now that’s interesting.
We should start a Wiki on how many points EB is worth on different games. For instance, on GOT it is worth 15M.
Done! Now fill that sucker up dudes!
Yes, and the special is 9 million. Lining up EB + special + RAM on Big Buck Hunter is quite a viable tournament strategy. I once saw Paul Madison beat Sean Grant this way; Sean was almost certain he was going to win until the ramp shot gave 24 million.
And yes, timer extensions and add-a-balls take precedence, in competition and otherwise, on pretty much all of those games.
Nice. So a single shot collecting both EB and Special during 2x scoring? hehehe
That’s it. I recall Paul had it primed and ready at the end of his Ball 2, so as last player he started 15 million behind and was finished within 30 seconds
That’s awesome. I wish Paul was more active in tournaments these days. I’ve really enjoyed watching him play the few opportunities I’ve had.
Yeah that was a fun one to watch. My mind is a bit foggy - was that at blainbrook bowl? Or at ifpa a few days later?
I think it was at Blainbrook Bowl before IFPA Minnesota. Sean seemed pretty confident his score would hold up, and less than a minute later he was dead.