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  • VPGL 15 - Game 3 ~ Comet - FINISHED

    GAME 3.... and we're riding the roller coaster...

    VPGL 15 - Game 3 ~ Comet
    Nominated by legin

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    Comet was released by Williams in 1985 and is a 1-4 player solid state pinball machine.

    Design by: Barry Oursler
    Art by: Python Anghelo
    Software by: Brian Dolatowski, Bill Pfutzenreuter
    Notes:
    • Designer Barry Oursler told us how this game got named: Comet wasn’t the original name. It was going to be 'Riverview', named after the amusement park that used to be across the river from Williams. After discussions with management and some of our big distributors, I changed the name and used one of the roller coaster names from that park. Comet was a common name for roller coasters, along with Cyclone and Hurricane. I figured I might as well keep the theme going.
    • Oursler also told us that artist Python Anghelo wanted the top rollover inserts to be 1-9-8-6 in recognition of Halley's Comet near-Earth fly-by in 1986.
    • Comet was the first solid-state machine to feature a one million point shot, using Steve Kordek's voice to announce "One Million!". An example of an electro-mechanical game with a million point shot is Williams' 1957 'Arrow Head'.
    • Bill "Pfutz" Pfutzenreuter told us that Brian Dolatowski was the original programmer. Brian finished all the rules, then left Williams for another job. Pfutz inherited the game, fixed a few bugs, and convinced management to give him more time to make the game better by adding more light shows and flasher effects.


    The VPX file can be downloaded here:
    https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/comet-williams-1985/

    The B2S can be downloaded here:
    https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/co...iams-1985-b2s/

    The ROM can be downloaded here:
    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?a...s&showfile=891


    Downloads linked are just suggestions, you can play on any VPX version or the table as long as it is the same rule set (IE Pro, LE etc.). You can let us know what version you are playing and why you play that one in the thread if you like,

    Score Submissions:
    Please make a new post for each score you post, with your score as the first line of your post, along with a photo or screen shot showing your score. This game finishes Sunday 19 July 2020, Midnight pm Sydney time.

    This game is set to 3 ball as default and that is what we'll play for this competition.

    No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game.


    Game on... who can rule the amusement park?

    Scores
    Last edited by JustAnotherRat; 20 July 2020, 09:02 AM.

  • #2
    to start the ball rolling

    1,197,640

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    The Duke of Doonside

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    • #3
      1,320,590...... I'll see ya and raise ya one Skids.😊

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      • #4
        i wasn't sure if this was a good score or not, but its in the ball park.......well atm
        The Duke of Doonside

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        • #5
          Originally posted by skids View Post
          i wasn't sure if this was a good score or not, but its in the ball park.......well atm
          Yeah, I'm not sure either. Plenty of quick drains on this one, so keeping 3 balls in play for a decent time is a challenge. Might have to read the rules at some point.😀

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          • #6
            Hm.. for some reason this table is not going into cabinet mode for me.. any ideas?

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            • #7
              Nvm. Got it. Thanks anyway!

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              • #8
                2,542,590

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                • #9
                  3 score submissions and 3 changes of the lead. Early days on this one, who will come out on top?

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                  • #10
                    4168680
                    My Best score on VP.
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                    • #11
                      486,910
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                      • #12
                        that left ramp is a struggle to get up

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                        • #13
                          4,288,290

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                          • #14
                            8,485,910

                            Possible to roll this one I think...

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                            • #15
                              1,996,410

                              Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

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