Dragon (‘bao’) ( Interflip, 1977)

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Quickie Version

 UTAD, via the sides, not the center.
 Go-To Flipper:  Balanced.

Full Detail

UTAD, via the sides. Light the bumpers going through the top lanes: #1 lights the left bumper, #3 the center one, #5 the right. I tend to prefer soft plunging for the 5, since the ball hits the side bumpers more often than the center one, plus it’s the easiest to get. Avoid the 2 and 4 lanes, they don’t light a bumper and the ball falls through them to the middle without hitting any bumpers; plunges to the 1, 3 or 5 will usually hit the bumper below them at least once. Then hit the bumpers all day. Shoot the ball up the sides of the game rather than between the drop targets in the middle. Ignore the dragon drop targets themselves. If you accidentally light the extra ball stand-up in the center and EBs are on, go ahead and shoot it.

The “bao” is because the game has a unique sound to it, easily identified from across the room.

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