# Re: [Audyssey] Pinball classic?

```Right. Forgot about the bumpers. Sorry.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Pinball classic?```
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```Hi Lelia,
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Actually, pinball is all about trying to position the ball so you can hit various bumpers with scores marked on them. Every bumper you hit has a specific score that adds to your total score. I'm assuming here you have been blind from birth so have never actually seen a pinball table. So i'll try to describe it in detail below. A classic pinball table is a long retangle two maybe three feet long with a glass top on it which you can look into the machine. On the far right hand side is a long narrow chamber with a pully thingy on it where you launch the balls from. In the center of the table is various bumbers standing up with all kinds of scores on them. The harder a bumper is to hit with the ball the higher the score marked on it. Similarly the easiest ones to hit with the ball have low scores marked on them. At the bottom of the table where you are sitting are two buttons on the table top that move the flippers. There are two flippers that guard a hole into wich your ball can get bounced causing you to lose a ball. These flippers serve two purposes. Besides defending the hole where your ball can get bounced into you can use them to direct the ball towards the bumpers thus racking up your score. How you play the game is you start by launching the ball from the launcher on the right-hand side of the pinball table. At the beginning of every pinball game you are given atotal of three balls to start with. Though, only one ball at a tme can be in play at any given time. You use the flippers to guard the hole as well as bounce the ball into the bumpers on the table. Depending on the angle and how hard the flipper hits the ball you will hopefully send the ball towards one of the bumpers on the table. When you miss a ball and it falls into the hole at the end of the table you lose a ball. The object of the game is to get the highest score possible. Now, like classic pinball machines games like PBC allows you to play at various specially themed pinball tables. You can pick tables like Pacman, Haunted House, the Wild West, etc.
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lelia wrote:
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Hi all, first I think I made a mistake and posted this to the wrong list at first so even though I can't do anything about that mistake I'm going to ask the same thing here.
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I just downloaded the demo version of pinball classic from draconis and for one thing, I've never played pinball but I've heard the sounds of others playing. I assumed that the object was to keep the ball from going to far either to the right or left? so when i played the pacman table that's what I tried to do and some how though I'm nto sure how I got like 3 million points? Can someone tell me some tips on how to play pinball? I looked at the manual and it said to use the shift keys for the flippers and that is what I did. Hoping all that made sense.
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lelia
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