Aces & Kings (Williams, 1970)

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Quickie Version

 Shoot the lit spinner to increase saucer value, collect the saucer when near maximum, repeat.
 
 Go-To Flipper:  Balanced.


Full Detail

Kind of a misnomer given how to play it. Finishing either the Aces or the Kings lights the respective saucer on that side for extra ball, but assuming extra balls are off, they’re pretty useless. So if EBs are out, don’t bother to shoot aces or kings!


Your plunge will go through either the “light green joker” or “light yellow joker” lane. That makes the saucer value for whichever color you get 10 times its base value for the rest of that ball. Shooting the spinner increases the saucer value, but only for the color lit at the spinner at the time. The switches labelled “change” will flip which color the spinner advances. Ideally, you want to keep the spinner on the color you plunged and shoot it to advance it. Rebounds off of spinner shots, however, will often hit a change switch and flip it to the other color. If the spinner is on the wrong color, shoot the ball up the side of the machine to change it; it may take more than one try, depending on how many times you hit a change switch before you get the ball back under control on a flipper. Once your 10X side color bonus is at or near maximum value, shoot the saucer to collect. Rinse and repeat.



This page is one of many in the The Players Guide to Classic Pinball by written by Bob Matthews