I really specifically the first time I got LITZ and Vacation Jackpot. I had worked so hard towards both those goals, to finally reach them was a really big deal. LITZ was the first big wizard mode I ever got, there was a pinball room called Stix in Chicago that had a mint TZ. I played there so much trying to LITZ that game. It was crazy. My first Vacation Jackpot was at an arcade called Times Square in Chicago that was a Williams test location. I was there with Noel Steere, who some people here probably remember, and he missed it because he went outside to talk up some girl.
Competitively, I remember at PAPA … 11 I think … I was in qualifying in B and playing Cue Ball Wizard, a game I always hated and didn’t really know how to play. @keefer had given me some clues about playing it, specifically how to time out the modes and just crank on Poll Ball Mania. I did that and ended up racking up like 950M on it. When I finally drained I stepped back and watched the bonus catch up, turned around and saw a huge crowd watching who burst into applause. That’s the best feeling.
I also remember playing Attack From Mars early on, and goofing around during Martian Multiball. I had two balls caught on the left flipper, and I kept popping one up into the left standups and it kept landing back on the left flipper. If you’ve never hit one target bank five times in around during MM, its pretty hilarious.