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pistolpete78
25th July 2009, 04:19 PM
Pin Name: Theatre of Magic
Abbreviation: ToM
Manufacturer: Bally
Year of Release: 1995
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3-Ball High Scores

Current High Score: 6,935,978,030
Member: RGR
Date Scored/Advised: 20-Dec-10 (Advised)
Game Notes: Factory default; Machine @ Hornsby Inn

Current No. 2 Score: 5,204,997,590
Member: Jardine
Date Scored/Advised: 09-Mar-2012
Game Notes: Illusions automatically starting after three hits to trunk.

Current No. 3 Score: 4,336,632,830
Member: pinball god
Date Scored/Advised: 30-Aug-09 (Advised)
Game Notes: Factory default

Current No. 4 Score: 3,435,295,860
Member: judgeboz
Date Scored/Advised: 13-Aug-09 (Advised)
Game Notes: Factory default

Current No. 5 Score: 3,369,192,660
Member: Robm
Date Scored/Advised: 20-Dec-11
Game Notes: Factory default

Current No. 6 Score: 3,244,475,240
Member: indazone gav
Date Scored/Advised: 29-Jul-09 (Advised)
Game Notes: Factory default

Current No. 7 Score: 2,509,124,680
Member: horseyboy69
Date Scored/Advised: 4-Sep-09 (Scored)
Game Notes: Factory default

Current No. 8 Score: 2,272,317,410
Member: pistolpete78
Date Scored/Advised: 9-Oct-10 (Scored)
Game Notes: Factory default, no buy in

Current No. 9 Score: 1,896,182,300
Member: pinmike
Date Scored/Advised: 26-Jul-09 (Advised)
Game Notes: no buy in

Current No. 10 Score: 1,557,079,120
Member: VON
Date Scored/Advised: 6-Sept-2015/24-Feb-2019
Game Notes:

Current No. 11 Score: 1,305,776,410
Member: VON
Date Scored/Advised: 4-April-2019/23-April-2019
Game Notes:


5-Ball High Scores

Current High Score:
Member:
Date Scored/Advised:
Game Notes:

Notable Scores

Score: 4,456,338,620
Member: Gorgar 1
Date Scored/Advised: 16-12-2011
Game Notes: 5 Balls, replays as extra balls.

Let Me Know Guys!!!!

knight76
25th July 2009, 11:40 PM
Just scored my first high score for ToM.

739,369,400

Pin set to factory defaults, 3 balls. ;)

Prince
26th July 2009, 05:23 AM
see pic.
3 ball game.
Melbourne Airport, Virgin terminal, gate 12.

SC.

pistolpete78
26th July 2009, 01:32 PM
Updated guys;)

knight76
26th July 2009, 05:09 PM
Update to my high score.

880,909,880

Pic supplied

pinmike
26th July 2009, 08:50 PM
3 ball,no buy in

pistolpete78
26th July 2009, 09:22 PM
Updated guys:)

Gav
29th July 2009, 09:33 PM
3 ball
factory setting
medium outlane
normal tilt

pistolpete78
29th July 2009, 09:47 PM
You are the man Gav:)

knight76
2nd August 2009, 02:56 PM
Another update to my high score -

985,482,070

pistolpete78
2nd August 2009, 03:12 PM
Updated Jason.:)

judgeboz
6th August 2009, 09:44 PM
3 ball
factory settings

Gav
6th August 2009, 09:47 PM
3 ball
factory settings

Oh it's on now:o

knight76
6th August 2009, 11:51 PM
I finally cracked the billion, will post a pic later.

You guys with the 3+ Billion are going great. 3 Billion seems so far away.

judgeboz
7th August 2009, 08:28 AM
I finally cracked the billion, will post a pic later.

You guys with the 3+ Billion are going great. 3 Billion seems so far away.

The "Final Finale" wizard mode is where you make the big points.

pistolpete78
7th August 2009, 09:14 PM
I finally cracked the billion, will post a pic later.

You guys with the 3+ Billion are going great. 3 Billion seems so far away.

C'mon Jase, waiting for the details......

Crank it up and take a photo, the little one/s will go back to sleep. Hopefully;)

knight76
9th August 2009, 03:11 PM
Was out in the garage today tinkering and had my camera, so here you go.

1,167,691,300 - 3 ball factory defaults

pinball god
9th August 2009, 04:14 PM
reset all my scores to and made sure all factory. Previous HS was 5B+ and 7B+ with buy in. But here's mine from today 3 ball no buy in

pistolpete78
20th August 2009, 08:07 PM
reset all my scores to and made sure all factory. Previous HS was 5B+ and 7B+ with buy in. But here's mine from today 3 ball no buy in

Sorry mate, did I miss a pic/score here:redface

judgeboz
20th August 2009, 08:28 PM
3 ball
factory settings

not sure why my score disappeared???:unsure

pistolpete78
20th August 2009, 08:39 PM
Ummm, yeah. Stupid computers;)

She's up there now mate. Sorry.

pinball god
24th August 2009, 10:25 AM
Sorry mate, did I miss a pic/score here:redface

Sorry there had a pic but needed to upload more for a resto thread I did. Will check out what the score is and list it here minus the picture

pistolpete78
24th August 2009, 08:31 PM
Just watched my 4 y.o daughter crank out 401m - kept waiting for her turn to be over!

I've only managed a bit over 500m so far:redface

pinmike
25th August 2009, 05:08 AM
hmmmm! the force is strong with that one :)

pistolpete78
29th August 2009, 08:30 AM
851m on Wednesday - damn! Still don't make the list:(

pinball god
29th August 2009, 09:37 PM
just found the photo on my iphone with the score 4,336,632,830

pistolpete78
30th August 2009, 07:31 AM
Score added - great score mate:)

We've now got 6 scores on the list. Definitely the most popular game so far in terms of high score activity:cool:

I'm still trying to crack the 1b mark, but it's only been a week:(

horseyboy69
30th August 2009, 09:54 PM
Just got my new TOM from Tony. (Thanks Tony and Trav) Watch out boys, here comes 5 billion. :lol Would you believe 2 billion with 5 balls, :laugh: would you believe 1 billion with the outlanes blocked, the glass off and unlimited buys ins.....:p

Anyway I'll get back to you by the end of the week with something!:D

horseyboy69
5th September 2009, 09:59 PM
Just got my new TOM from Tony. (Thanks Tony and Trav) Watch out boys, here comes 5 billion. :lol Would you believe 2 billion with 5 balls, :laugh: would you believe 1 billion with the outlanes blocked, the glass off and unlimited buys ins.....:p

Anyway I'll get back to you by the end of the week with something!:D

Okay I have had about 30 games this week: I had cracked the billion once, then tonight had a ripper. I love this game.:D

pistolpete78
6th September 2009, 07:23 PM
A ripper indeed - nice one Ian:)

Score added, and I've cut the list to 5.

Arcade King
6th September 2009, 07:30 PM
Okay I have had about 30 games this week: I had cracked the billion once, then tonight had a ripper. I love this game.:D

nice one Ian. Great to hear your loving the game :)

horseyboy69
6th September 2009, 10:16 PM
nice one Ian. Great to hear your loving the game :)

Thanks AK. A few little teething issues as they all have, but it's playing very nicely. Just for the reocrd:
3 balls
no buy in
Factory settings.

pistolpete78
15th November 2009, 08:20 PM
Cracked the billion last nite. Woo hoo:) Still, I can only seem to get THEATRE and Multi-ball. Haven't completed the illusions or midnight yet. Soon enough hopefully.

I think I ws more proud this morning though when my 3 y.o boy got 570 million. As long as he doesn't start beating me;)

horseyboy69
16th November 2009, 05:36 PM
Cracked the billion last nite. Woo hoo:) Still, I can only seem to get THEATRE and Multi-ball. Haven't completed the illusions or midnight yet. Soon enough hopefully.

I think I ws more proud this morning though when my 3 y.o boy got 570 million. As long as he doesn't start beating me;)

Good one ya Pete. My 4 year old daughter has cracked 500,000,000 a few times. She actually knows the game quite well now and goes for multiball all the time. I nearly got the Grand Finale (With a couple of buy ins) but missed the clock by 2 hours. I love this game!
Ian

pistolpete78
16th November 2009, 08:05 PM
So close mate - how frustrating is it:realmad:

It's funny with the kids. They come running up when they hear the ball get locked on the trunk 'cause they know multi-ball is coming. They get so excited - it's hilarious!

Gav
16th November 2009, 08:09 PM
After you've locked a ball always try for the captive ball shot to advance the clock. After a couple multiballs you'll soon find midnight much easier to achieve.:)

horseyboy69
16th November 2009, 10:01 PM
After you've locked a ball always try for the captive ball shot to advance the clock. After a couple multiballs you'll soon find midnight much easier to achieve.:)

Thanks, I noticed that. I used that a few times, but also missed a few times. :x
I'll get it soon.

pistolpete78
22nd November 2009, 03:27 PM
Been trying Gav's strategy and managed to get to 1.4 billion this week. Now something absolutely bizarre has happened. This is both the coolest thing and the most soul destroying thing I have ever seen.

My wife had taken my daughter to dancing lessons yesterday morning, so it's time for the boys to hang out:) Playing away - me on T2 and the boy on ToM. He yells over to me, "Daddy, I'm in the high schools" (as he calls it), so I rush over because I know he won't be able to put his name in. I wasn't really thinking about the score, but was wondering how on earth he had managed to get in the list.

I put his name in, then I looked at the score:o:o:o:o:o:o

3.68 billion

Is it even humanly possible for a 3 y.o to do this? I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the machine (well there wasn't when he got the score, the trunk's no not working, but that's a different story).

Will put up a pic to confirm the score. It's cool because I think he must be like Rain Man or something, but I don't think I have any hope of getting that score - ever:(

pistolpete78
28th November 2009, 08:58 AM
Here's the young fella's score. Very proud dad of a pinball son - he officially kicks my arse:laugh:

3,684,105,290

horseyboy69
24th December 2009, 07:39 AM
Hey Pete, classic. I was just about to post the same story about my 4 year old daughter, Charli. Yesterday she was playing away and I came in and she was on 6.8 billion on ball 1. :o Obviously it has to be some sort of malfuction, but we put her name up anyway. CHA.
Cheers,
Ian
PS Please do not post this score. I'm not sure how it happened but I know she didn't get it legitimately.

pistolpete78
24th December 2009, 08:15 AM
Something definitely wrong there - I'm glad I'm not the only one:)

Any idea how the hell it happens:unsure

I'm taking Matty's name out of the list. I was sure something must have gone wrong, but didn't want to be like I was just jealous!

horseyboy69
24th December 2009, 09:13 AM
I have know idea what happened. I asked her if something unusual happened and she didn't notice anything, so unless it happens while I'm playing it will probably remain a mystery. :unsure
I'm having trouble with the trunk as well. keeps stopping half way round. I wounder if that had anything to do with it. I am going to put it apart next week to try and resolve the issue.
Cheers,
Ian

pistolpete78
13th January 2010, 08:24 PM
I have know idea what happened. I asked her if something unusual happened and she didn't notice anything, so unless it happens while I'm playing it will probably remain a mystery. :unsure
I'm having trouble with the trunk as well. keeps stopping half way round. I wounder if that had anything to do with it. I am going to put it apart next week to try and resolve the issue.
Cheers,
Ian

I'm thinking of adding some padding to the bottom of the trunk. Every now and then the ball pops out - frustrating:realmad:

knight76
10th February 2010, 08:42 PM
Not going to rank in the list, but just wanted to note I re-claimed my high score for TOM that was taken from me last pin meet. Haven't played TOM for ages now, been playing PZ mostly but tonight say down, 6 games in and.....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/knight76/DSC04857.jpg

pistolpete78
10th February 2010, 09:00 PM
Good one mate, my best is still only about 1.3b:cry

horseyboy69
10th February 2010, 09:35 PM
I'm thinking of adding some padding to the bottom of the trunk. Every now and then the ball pops out - frustrating:realmad:

I did that ages ago. Very worth while doing. Mine had a new trunk and was breaking within only weeks of playing it. I pulled the trunk off and lined the inside of it with thick cardboard and glue and it hasn't missed a bit since. Softens the blow to the plastic and gives it some strength.

pistolpete78
10th October 2010, 08:06 PM
Finally get to put one of my own in this thread:)

RGR
20th December 2010, 07:27 PM
Heres mine:

http://www.pinballhighscores.org/highscores.php?page=6&hs_type=WMS/Bally&direct_scores=true

6,935,978,030

Got this at the Hornsby Inn. 3 balls factory setting no buy-ins. I found that the best way to get a high score was to avoid shooting the trunk to light the illusion as this would increase the chances of losing the ball. The best way I found was to continually shoot the Theatre loop and once all letters were completed the trunk would open. Shooting it in the trunk then would start the mode.

The biggest bonus that I got was 1 billion. Completed the grand finale twice, had multiball 3 times, and 2 extra balls. No extra balls from the haunted basement or video mode.

20886

RGR
20th December 2010, 10:48 PM
Holding the left flipper while hitting the start button to start the game will initiate the 'Digital Pinball Selected" mode. This will give you Digital Pinball as your first Basement Award. ;)

robm
21st December 2010, 11:20 AM
Nice score RGR!

I'll work on improving mine over Christmas - love this game.

pistolpete78
3rd January 2011, 04:49 PM
Heres mine:

http://www.pinballhighscores.org/highscores.php?page=6&hs_type=WMS/Bally&direct_scores=true

6,935,978,030

Got this at the Hornsby Inn. 3 balls factory setting no buy-ins. I found that the best way to get a high score was to avoid shooting the trunk to light the illusion as this would increase the chances of losing the ball. The best way I found was to continually shoot the Theatre loop and once all letters were completed the trunk would open. Shooting it in the trunk then would start the mode.

The biggest bonus that I got was 1 billion. Completed the grand finale twice, had multiball 3 times, and 2 extra balls. No extra balls from the haunted basement or video mode.

20886

Done mate:)

robm
19th December 2011, 08:37 PM
31678

3 369 192 660

3 ball factory settings

knight76
26th December 2011, 05:15 PM
31678

3 369 192 660

3 ball factory settings

Updated. Nabs you 4th :)

GORGAR 1
26th December 2011, 06:06 PM
4,456,338,620

5 balls
Replays are extra balls

Completed 16-12-11

Thx Peter

knight76
26th December 2011, 06:51 PM
4,456,338,620

5 balls
Replays are extra balls

Completed 16-12-11

Thx Peter

Replays are extra balls isnt factory settings mate. I cant really include the score in the list and keep it fair for all.

GORGAR 1
26th December 2011, 08:54 PM
Replays are extra balls isnt factory settings mate. I cant really include the score in the list and keep it fair for all.

Your a tuff man :(

Mate(Peter)

knight76
26th December 2011, 08:58 PM
Your a tuff man :(

Mate(Peter)

Lol, what does everyone else think?

I always thought the idea was to have this as a high score tracking thread, with factory settings so everyone plays on the same (or very similar) settings.

I'm cool to list it if that is what we are looking for? Generally this is mostly for a light hearted competition between us here at AA. Scores are often entered on trust with no verifying pic etc.

Having said that, factory settings has always been the general rule stuck to. It keeps it equal for everyone and makes it easy to know your machine is set up to correctly if you set a big score. Obviously things like playfield angle etc will vary but the overall rules of the game if on factory settings would be consistent.

An extra ball where there should just have been a few thumps in the headbox can really kick on a score. The last thing I am looking for though is to be a mean asshole and stomp on people.

Thoughts? Am I a heartless bastard? :lol

GORGAR 1
27th December 2011, 08:52 AM
Lol, what does everyone else think?

I always thought the idea was to have this as a high score tracking thread, with factory settings so everyone plays on the same (or very similar) settings.

I'm cool to list it if that is what we are looking for? Generally this is mostly for a light hearted competition between us here at AA. Scores are often entered on trust with no verifying pic etc.

Having said that, factory settings has always been the general rule stuck to. It keeps it equal for everyone and makes it easy to know your machine is set up to correctly if you set a big score. Obviously things like playfield angle etc will vary but the overall rules of the game if on factory settings would be consistent.

An extra ball where there should just have been a few thumps in the headbox can really kick on a score. The last thing I am looking for though is to be a mean asshole and stomp on people.

Thoughts? Am I a heartless bastard? :lol

Heartless bastard um um not really lol maybe just a bastard :) no not really I was just on the understanding that if your game wasn't on factory settings and you post a highest score then you need to declare the changes to the game settings so people can see what has been changed that's all apposed to changing the settings then posting a HS but not declaring the changes if you know what I mean :/ but I'm up with the majority vote

Peter

robm
27th December 2011, 09:40 AM
I think its fine to add the score - as Peter mentioned, just make sure it is noted that the settings were changed.

That said, if someone has blocked off the outlanes, set it on 15 ball, and put a post between the flippers, that probably should not be included as a high score....

Anyway Peter, you should be playing 3 ball, not 5 ball;)

RGR
27th December 2011, 09:50 AM
lol I think 5 ball scores should be gotten rid of as well :confused: Only with games where 5 ball was standard (pre dmd) should they count... Hmmm as for 5 ball scores with EBs, hmmmm that kinda makes it hard for players that are getting 5 ball scores without EBs as replays. It would be the same as a 3 ball score with a game that you can death save on. If there is a soft tilt then the score is no legit imo.

GORGAR 1
27th December 2011, 09:54 AM
Yeah reckon I may go back to 3 balls and factory settings ! Listening to you guys 5 balls and extra balls from replays seems a little gay :) and that I'm NOT lol

Peter

knight76
31st December 2011, 12:16 AM
Yeah reckon I may go back to 3 balls and factory settings ! Listening to you guys 5 balls and extra balls from replays seems a little gay :) and that I'm NOT lol

Peter

I've been thinking about this, and what about we have a notable scores option in each pin thread, where if someone gets a score they want to post up, but it is not on factory settings, we can place it in the notable scores section for that pin. Not listed in order of high scores as such, just listed as a notable achievement.

So in each pin thread, you would have 3 ball scores, 5 ball scores, and notable scores.

Thoughts?

RGR
31st December 2011, 01:49 AM
Yeah why not, cant hurt..

GORGAR 1
31st December 2011, 09:02 AM
I'm now on 3 ball factory settings:p already have achieved a score that puts me in the highest score list hopefully wont be long and I'll be right up there:cool:

Peter

knight76
31st December 2011, 10:22 AM
I'm now on 3 ball factory settings:p already have achieved a score that puts me in the highest score list hopefully wont be long and I'll be right up there:cool:

Peter

Awesome, well your 5 ball score is still there for all to see if anyone wants to have a shot at it with those settings.

Replay
31st December 2011, 10:29 AM
I've been thinking about this, and what about we have a notable scores option in each pin thread, where if someone gets a score they want to post up, but it is not on factory settings, we can place it in the notable scores section for that pin. Not listed in order of high scores as such, just listed as a notable achievement.

So in each pin thread, you would have 3 ball scores, 5 ball scores, and notable scores.

Thoughts?

makes more work for you,,, I would think factory reset 3 or 5 balls is fine and gives us a
basic standard to go by :)

GORGAR 1
31st December 2011, 01:05 PM
makes more work for you,,, I would think factory reset 3 or 5 balls is fine and gives us a
basic standard to go by :)


I agree sounds good.

Peter

spaceballs
9th March 2012, 12:29 PM
My latest attempt. Can't believe how well i played. Massive game.

As a side note, Illusions would start automatically after the mandatory 3 hits to the trunk. Could have helped slightly in the score, guess at the end of the day I still had to keep the ball in play. Just wanted it noted.

PS: Sorry for upside down photo. iPhone wouldn't let me change it :unsure

knight76
10th March 2012, 10:55 PM
Updated to this point.

Pinsare
13th May 2012, 08:53 PM
I have had this pin for 2 day's i think it is on factory settings.
update
score is 2,020,545,120
38463

Budgie
25th July 2014, 09:05 PM
Here's my high score today played at Mentone hotel Vic factory setting 3 ball playhttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/25/9ara8ary.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

BioBa
15th September 2014, 02:10 PM
Not quite no. 1 master magician but still proud to come in at no.2 with 2,579,320,320.
3 ball factory default settings. Brisbane.

rod65
23rd February 2015, 09:01 PM
5,703,560,550 ...3 ball factory settings.
This game has the most disappointing reward for beating it....nothing.

Owned it twice but let it go because of that.White Water....best light show in all of pinballdom

VON
22nd February 2019, 08:50 AM
1,557,079,120 - 3 ball
Grand Junction Tavern, sited pin, 6/9/2015

VON
20th April 2019, 07:43 PM
1,305,776,410 (3 balls), 4/4/19
Sited pin, Pirate Life Brewing, Port Adelaide

146648

toads
30th April 2019, 02:56 PM
1,305,776,410 (3 balls), 4/4/19
Sited pin, Pirate Life Brewing, Port Adelaide

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Updated:)