I play this game pretty often and wanted to offer some helpful playing tips to this game to the thread and potentially the rulesheet. I recommend people new to the game play barbossa on individual playthroughs, it helps to see where the multiball shots start and to learn how to stack each multiball and use them as add a balls, while collecting supers in the process.
for the more experienced players, henry turner offer a bit more value in his traits. With henry turner, you can go through the process of starting/stacking multiballs but more importantly, start chapters, and easily collect characters and progress through the chapters. In one playthrough, I collected 34 characters with Henry Turner and in the process, collected shot, bonus and super x and ended that game to the tune of 1.5m, 3 supers and big bonuses. The long term value of henry turner is that you can move faster to the wizard modes by virtue of the character collects on target.
two other things I didn’t see mentioned as clearly on the rulesheet
- the potential for slide saves on left outlane and right outlanes. If you’ve played fathom, you’ll know how a save on the left outlane works, nudge slightly right and the game may reward you to the ball going back into play than directly out. with the right outlane, it’s similar to the simpsons or the hobbit, where you can get a nudge to the left, and the post (with rubbers) will cause the ball to bounce into the plunger, auto plunging it to play more.
other than that, I think that each consecutive blue inner loop followed by gold target collect multiplies the amount of gold you collect. I have hit the loop 4-5 times then the gold, and collected 20-30 gold in a few taps of the center button.
just your local fairly informed pinball player posting here