I’ll disagree here. I hosted a birthday part for my son in my basement, and the ability for that button to start a game and also launch the ball is worth it’s weight in gold.
The instinct of every kid that stepped up to my games with the lockdown bar button was to simply hit that first and see what happened. It starts a game . . .GREAT! Woohoo! Now how do we get this ball into play? I guess I’ll smack this button again. Woohoo! GREAT! It’s playing!
Most kids had no idea how to start a game or launch a ball on a majority of my games. At some point I had to power off my Cowpoke because even explaining the kids how to manually load their own ball through the plunger mech got a bit tiring