I am a persistent type of gamer, especially when it comes to pinball and when there is a prize at stake. I just wish I was persistent like this when playing RPG or adventure games *sigh* (Ed: not this again!).
In a previous post I mentioned that I was frequenting Timezone to set a high-score on the designated tournament pinball machine (Star Trek Pro) to book my place for The Australian Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship. Well, I returned to Timezone Forest Hill only to find that the Star Trek Pro table was out of action! I didn’t dwell on my disappointment for too long, so I just hightailed it to another Timezone to flip some balls of steel.
Nooooooo! Time to leave Timezone Forest Hill…..
Next stop, Timezone Chadstone! Instead of Star Trek Pro, the tournament table here was Metallica. My first impressions of the machine were quite negative, but after a few plays, I was hooked – love the music! With some positive encouragement from Ms. ausretrogamer, I was able to get my name on the tournament qualification high-score table, albeit in 2nd place.
With only a few weeks to go till the qualification period ends (March 29), I will be back to feed the snake and build the voltage to give Sparky a good charge. Long live pinball!
Hello me pretties
She is a beauty
Damn! That’s a massive high-score!
Metallica! Let’s get this baby started!
Getting into some flippin rhythm
Fill up that fuel tank! You don’t wanna run out of gas!
Feed the snake, he’s very hungry!
Ms Ausretrogamer getting some flipping action, while I rest my hands
Studying the instructions – gotta get that big score!
Sparky is gonna get some electric action
Finally, I am on the scoreboard. Gotta get that number 1 spot!