What is that one score, wizard mode, or pinball achievement you have been chasing as long as you can remember?
Thrasher Magazine (skateboard) has an awesome video series called “My War” - It chronicles different Skateboarders and the unique tricks they have been chasing their whole career. The one location, achievement they have been hunting for over and over.
What’s Your war in pinball?
For more than a decade My War has been trying to crack 10B on my Shadow. Tilt crazy tight, (like old school Dave-Papa tight) tournament mode, no EB’s and deadly outlanes. I’ve been hunting it as long as I can remember. About 5 years ago I came up just shy at 9.6B and haven’t seen but the high 7’s since.
I’d grind it now and then, but be it a single pilot error or two, or the variability of the feeds from the upper loop combo it always bit me at some point.
Such a cool question! Mine has been the chase for the 10 billion shot on Iron Maiden. My goal was to do it in 2MTM with 3 sets of shots and 3x scoring for a final shot worth 27x the base value. The base value is something like 15% of your mode total(including soul shards), so I would need to first get 2.5 bil across the 5 modes before I could attempt it.
About 3 years ago I had a game with a 350 Aces High, 400 Hallowed, 1.2 bil Fear, 250 Icarus, and 300 Rime. Got to 2MTM and through the 3 phases with about 20 seconds left on the timer. Started 3x and… proceeded to miss the super 3 times before draining.
for me its:
indy500 4 ball multiball (not using 2 player exploit)
indy500 2.77b (I had 3 lit and 3x running and shit the bed on stream)
100b on MET
100b on TWD
2 RTTH same game on Maiden
1 trillion on BM66 (I’ve gotten a 2.7t but with a now patched exploit)
and the main one i’ve always wanted to do is beat all 4 KME games back to back to back to back. haven’t actually attempted this but I feel like it might be possible…? if someone does this it’ll be insane (next karl challenge)
I don’t recall if they were exactly back to back, but I know I did three of them within two days. AIQ - Trophy Mania, GZ - King of the Monsters, and JP - Escape Nublar. Maiden is the only one I don’t have access to in my town. But it seems very achievable to me.
On a podcast episode, Lonnie Langford said he once attempted to get 255 mansion rooms on Addams because he heard that the game starts going haywire. I attempted this a few times and only got to around 120.