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    Default Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    Quite curious what people here think. Which do out think required more actual skill to play with, the old spring-lever based machines where you pull down the launcher and try to time the shot and control the power of the spring launcher?


    Or the modern machines that shoot balls nonstop at automatic out and simply turn the round knob around to affect the direction and maybe speed and force the ball shoots at?


    Which requires more skill in your opinion? Which one do you find the bigger jackpot machine to win prizes and make money somehow at?


    I just played both kinds of machines during Christmas and it seems its easier to score luck hits with the modern turn-knob auto shooting vendors but the old manual one requires actual concentration to shoot into the hole and luck is almost nonexistent!


    Whats your opinion?

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    Default Re: Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    I don't think it matters too much which type if the game is parlor spec. My guess is the skill you need in order to be a professional is being able to recognize and then exploit an anomaly. https://youtu.be/AjI_LcQOOs4.

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    Default Re: Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    For me I treat my Vintage "Flipper" machines like a Fine Wine , you take your time and enjoy the single ball journey though the 110 Brass nails and I like to adjust some win pockets kind of "Tight" to enjoy the thrill of making that pocket sometimes enjoying a alcoholic beverage or just a soda or lemonade while playing .

    Maybe playing some classic rock ,R&B , or whatever even classical music at sometimes .

    I really envy Wayne-Ooo Vintage machines rebuilds i.e.

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    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Default Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by ZydecoOccultist View Post
    Quite curious what people here think. Which do out think required more actual skill to play with, the old spring-lever based machines where you pull down the launcher and try to time the shot and control the power of the spring launcher?


    Or the modern machines that shoot balls nonstop at automatic out and simply turn the round knob around to affect the direction and maybe speed and force the ball shoots at?


    Which requires more skill in your opinion? Which one do you find the bigger jackpot machine to win prizes and make money somehow at?


    I just played both kinds of machines during Christmas and it seems its easier to score luck hits with the modern turn-knob auto shooting vendors but the old manual one requires actual concentration to shoot into the hole and luck is almost nonexistent!


    Whats your opinion?
    Depends on the type of gameplay of the pachinko. Thereís several different type of modern pachinkos: digipachi (by far the most common), hanemono (skill based), digihane (combination of digipachi and hanemono), kenrimono (rights based, also more skill oriented), arepachi (no longer made, but more skill based), ďone shot machinesĒ (skill based), and standard play pachinkos (plays like a vintage with set payout)

    They still make lots of skill based machines; you just have to seek them out from the sea of digipachi now!

    Showa story has a flipper:

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    Oh yeah, some digipachi are much more skill based than ďnormalĒ like New Areddin or MoeXcite

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    Default Re: Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    Oh yeah, some digipachi are much more skill based than ďnormalĒ like New Areddin or MoeXcite
    I've not seen a machine like the MoExcite one before. Is that an arrangeball layout at the bottom? The few videos on YouTube don't seem to elucidate much, but it looks pretty neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleExpress View Post
    I've not seen a machine like the MoExcite one before. Is that an arrangeball layout at the bottom? The few videos on YouTube don't seem to elucidate much, but it looks pretty neat.
    Itís just for looks, itís not an arepachi. Itís just based off of a famous 90ís arepachi, Exite.

    This new one is fun, good music, requires skill, itís 1/99 odds so lots of action. And itís in the air cannon frame so itís got the air blast function!

    I do have 3 arepachi, the Maturi Penguin, Maturi Apollo 1 and a CR President that do have functioning scoring holes and shoot 16 balls per round; like an arrangeball.
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    Default Re: Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    It’s just for looks, it’s not an arepachi. It’s just based off of a famous 90’s arepachi, Exite.

    This new one is fun, good music, requires skill, it’s 1/99 odds so lots of action. And it’s in the air cannon frame so it’s got the air blast function!

    I do have 3 arepachi, the Maturi Penguin, Maturi Apollo 1 and a CR President that do have functioning scoring holes and shoot 16 balls per round; like an arrangeball.
    Very nice stuff! You've given me more machines to keep an eye out for, even if the fake arepachi is weird it does look like a fun machine.

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    Default Re: Old Manual Pull-Down Lever VS New Automatic Shooting Knob In Skill Needs

    single shot all the way

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