2012 Pinburgh Division C Finals – Hot Tip


3 comments

  1. Stashyboy
    October 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    was the tilt that sensitive that nobody did any real nudging?! That upper saucer can be had with a bit of english at the right time!!

  2. MHS
    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Tilt was reasonable, as will be shown in Division A videos. No one in this group felt like testing it.

  3. ASH
    October 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Oh, Hot Tip. I was not looking forward to watching this game. After watching the video I realized that I had everything set up on a couple of balls, but just couldn’t put it all together. At the time of the tournament I owned 3 gottlieb EMs, and hadn’t played a DMD for months. Throughout the tournament I had always done well on the EMs and just tried to muddle through on the DMDs. Funny how that was totally reversed in the finals.

    It’s interesting watching me play 6 months ago. There were so many times during the game where I had the opportunity to trap the ball and instead chose to just flip it away. Then there were other times while watching that I could not believe that I didn’t nudge the machine to get the ball back to the saucer (as Adam pointed out a couple times).

    @stashyboy I totally agree that there were lots of opportunities to properly nudge the ball to the saucer. At the time of the game I was using all of my brain power just to figure out the rules of Hot Tip. I noticed early on that the bonus was worth potentially 200,000 points. Also, in the semifinals I lost a game to Jan on Jungle Queen by 300 points when I tilted away my ball 5 bonus, so i was worried about tilting away my bonus on this game. Combine all of that with the nerves I had playing in front of an audience, and knowing that a professional player (or two) would be commenting on my performance, hopefully you can see why nudging the machine was pretty low on my list of priorities.

    Thanks again for the awesome video and commentary. The work you all do to put these videos together really is top notch, and definitely appreciated.

    -Andrew

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