All I need to know is this: Is this place where I'm going? And how much does GoogleMaps ROCK THE FUCKING HOUSE?!? That's the second-closest zoom level. IMBY. Heh.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Yes, that's my score. I finally pwn3d the Twilight Zone Pinball machine I've spent so much time (and quarters) on! Funny story, really, too. Places 3 and 4 there, well, they were my best scores up until this past week. Since I was getting so many free games with the replay score set to a paltry 135M, the guy who owns the pin jacked it up. It's now at 203M.
The day after (yes, the day after) he set it higher, I killed it. I had killer luck, hit one extra ball, and nailed all 12 door panels for my first run at Lost In The Zone. After that, not only did I walk away with the LITZ title by a mere 3,719,140, but I bought the extra ball with the replay credit and topped 1B (again, barely, by 26M+)!
Kera and Sue witnessed this glorious occasion when, for the first time in a long time, I ran a mini-game multiball. Caleb just missed it, the bum. Had he walked in but 10 minutes earlier...
So, why am I bragging about a Pinball conquest? Well, it's a little known fact that I'm addicted to these fucking things, especially Data East machines and similar tables by Midway and Sega. I spend forever and a few bucks trying to learn the table inside and out: what lights what, what goes where for what mini-game, the whole nine. Once I learn what does what, I learn my angles and time my flipper shots. From there, it's all luck of the bounce. That day, I cought many, MANY good bounces.
The result? pwn4g3 of the top scores (3 outta 5 ain't bad, It'll take four 750M+ games to pwn the whole she-bang), three free credits (2 GC creds and one LITZ cred), and these pictures. I doubt my score will fall on that particular machine, though the owner might replace it next time he checks the internal stats. By then I'll be ready for a new table to conquor.
Though, I do miss Goldeneye and Jurassic Park...
Posted by Eric Jacobson at 5:08 AM