Hi all - I’m looking to see if there is a repository of game strategies, but in a Sparknotes style (or less, realistically). Maybe 1-3 paragraphs of what you do in a game, catered to competition play and/or high scoring strategies. Is there anything out there between the one sentence tips on Pintips, and watching a video tutorial/trying to digest an entire rulesheet?
To illustrate, I’ll offer an example for Guardians of the Galaxy:
Start with Quill’s Quest, a two ball multiball with a generous ball saver. Use this time to learn the shots in the game, and focus on the inlane rollovers - completing all five will light your shot multipliers, and your priority should usually be to put the multiplier on Groot (for Groot MB and Cherry Bomb). Once QQ expires, select a new mode via the right scoop (I prefer Yaka Arrow) and work toward Groot MB - hitting Groot to light lock, and lock ball in his mouth three times to start the first MB. Try and take a fresh mode into Groot MB, such as Pod Chase or Knowhere. In Groot MB, locking balls in Groot will raise playfield X up to 3x - this combined with a shot multiplier on Groot’s mouth, and combos into SJPs, is key to high scores in this MB.
Once done with Groot, select a new mode (I like Antiquities Shop) and work toward Orb MB - lower the drop target and lock a ball, complete 3x to start the MB. Try and start a new mode before Orb. Clean up some modes you haven’t finished to get four complete, and that will light Cherry Bomb at the right scoop - do everything you can to make sure you have your multiplier on Groot before you start to multiply your CB SJP. If you make it that far in competition, you’ve probably won
Is there anything like this out there already? And if not, perhaps we could start a wiki-style page on this here? I think this could be pretty darn beneficial for novice to intermediate players to learn games they may not have a chance to spend a lot of time on but will run into in competition. Maybe with the ability to add multiple contributions per game, as not everyone may agree on a “correct” strategy. I know there’s a lot of resources out there on gameplay but they feel disparate, and I’ve always wanted to be able to learn about games in this format - would love to be directed to this if it exists, or help to stand something like this up if it does not.