Blue Chip (Williams, 1976)

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Quickie Version

 Up Top until you have 1-2-3, then shoot the 4 and 6 targets, then UTAD.
 
 Go-To Flipper:  Balanced at first, bias to Left flipper once saucer is lit.


Full Detail

Shoot the ball up top through the spinners until you are able to collect the 1, 2 and 3 lights. This lights the top right saucer for 50,000. Then STOP shooting the top long enough to shoot the 4 and 6 targets to light Double Bonus. This is more important than usual: on this game, the numbers collected are held between balls, so double bonus stays on for the rest of the game, as does your lit saucer.


Now you can go back to shooting the spinners, preferably the right one to try to get the ball in the saucer for 50K. The right spinner is only lit after you’ve collected the 5 target, but that’s a center shot and not worth the risk; if you hit it, fine, if not, don’t worry about it.


The game has wide return lanes, so shatzing from right to left to shoot the right spinner is pretty safe.


Never shoot the 7 or 8 targets; they only help you light the special, worth nothing in tournament play.



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