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- Game: Whirlwind
- Designer:Pat Lawlor
Reviewer Rudy 8Ball Drac Buzz Total
Art-Backglass 8 8.5 9.5 9.5 9
Art-Playfield/Cabinet 8 8.5 7 10 8.5
Sound 8 9 8 9 8.5
Rules 7.5 9.5 8 9.5 8.5
Playfield Design 8 9.5 8.5 10 9
Replayability/Longevity 8 9 8.5 9 8.5
Total Score 8.75
Rudy: Possible sweeping skill shot of the drop targets. Spinning disks
another variable. Multiballs get tougher after your first one. Jackpot shot
is tough, but very rewarding. Fun game.
8Ball: Excellent pin with great flow, sounds and lamp effects. Awesome
rules keeps players coming back for more!
The spinning discs are a cool feature and the blower fan keeps you cool
on hot days. Setting up the million plus shot and nailing it over & over
is a rush. Completing the Mega door bonus feature has a cool effect.
Alley pass to the right in-lane to re-light the cellar door value lamp
for a few seconds, then nail it!
For the skill shot rather than plunging the ball into the drop targets
do a light plunge to the lower right flipper and clean all 3 targets
with one shot!
Drac: Playing it is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Very
enjoyable multiball shots and multiball rules.
Buzz: One of the greatest playfield designs to date. First 3 way combo
and one of the hardest. Million Plus idea was brilliant at the time and always
made you feel like you could do better the next time. Quick MB combinable with
regular MB for major points. 6 jet bumpers and playfield still has great flow.
Rudy: Everybody underground now! No wait, that's a different game that
8Ball: Nailing the spinner results in only 2-3 revolutions on a good
day. Not a very fun pin to play with a weak upper right flipper.
Drac: Lots of tweaking required on most examples to get upper right
flipper adjusted correctly to make side ramp (i.e. small sweet spot area on
flipper) shot at a reasonable difficulty level
Buzz: None really, couple of worthless cellar awards but otherwise