Dragon (Gottlieb, 1978)

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Quickie Version

 Up Top until you have all of A-B-C-D for your 5X bonus and your base bonus at 19K, then vari-targets and or lit spinner all day. 
 
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Full Detail

Bonus maximum base is 19K, maximum multiplier is 5X. The multiplier is earned cumulatively at the top four lanes: the A lane gives 2X, A plus B gives 3X, A, B and C 4X and all four lanes gives 5X. They can be earned in any order, but of course it’s a good idea to get the A on the plunge to get you started. You also earn an A-B-C-D letter with shots over the right side star rollovers; one’s always lit, which one is lit changes with spinner hits.


If EBs are on, they’re only available when the base bonus is at specified values: the upper left EB target at 6K and 16K, the upper right EB target at 7K and 17K, and the special lane at 8K and 18K. If you’ve gone past this and have your bonus maxed at 19K, don’t worry, there’s still a way to score them! The vari-targets are mini-collect bonus features, collecting 1K, 2K or 3K when hit, depending on how far back you push the target. That lets you “drop down” to lower bonus values to relight the EBs or special. And you don’t lose anything since the bonus collect applies your multiplier, if any. It’s actually good to shoot them when at max bonus, since you can then rebuild your bonus. A full-depth shot to either vari-target also lights the spinner for 1K per spin, although most Dragons have not-too-juicy spinners.



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