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Creature from the Black Lagoon
  opened by paleface at 16:58:28 08/14/04  
  last modified by paleface at 01:03:32 08/16/04  
  paleface [sys=PBL; cat=Pinball; loc=NA]
Subtitled "in 3D"--but you don't get the black and red glasses while playing.
Nice table by Bally with really fast ramps, right from get-go the ball comes slinging around the top of the table straight down to the left flipper, wicked fast. Three or four ramps curl up over the table in clear plastic moldings, which looks kind of cheap, but the ball sure zings along them lickety-split. Anyway, hitting the fast ramps and having to react to the ball shooting back down on the other side is pretty fun.
The side lanes were killers for me, or maybe I was just getting unlucky. I managed to get the ball stuck when it came to rest on the back of the gate at the top of the plunger lane--the table couldn't knock it out and I couldn't tilt it out. Eventually the tilt sensor went off ("You're no gentleman" I was told) and the table just sat there displaying "TILT" and waiting for the ball to drain, which it stubbornly refused to do. I ran away. Hopefully by the time I go back someone will have got it out, 'cause I want to play this table some more.
  paleface 02:45:03 08/15/04
Actually the subtitle is "IN 3-D." regrets the error.
I think the table I'm playing is tilted slightly to the right, which may make the ball getting caught on the back of the plunger lane gate much more likely. I went back with a friend and in about fifteen games played, it got stuck there three or four times. Other than that this is a really nice table with lots of scoring modes, clever voice clips and brilliant long ramps.

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