Snow Derby / Snow Queen (Gottlieb, 1970)
UTAD spinners. Go-To Flipper: Balanced
Scoring on this game is extremely last-two-balls biased. Balls 1, 2 and 3 are single bonus, i.e. 50 points per lap; ball 4 is 100 double at per lap; ball 5 is at 200 per lap. In addition, the top 50-point saucers add one lit saucer each ball, and other than the bonus, this is where the next most of your points will come from. If you can, you want to get into a “ball in lit saucer kicks out and bounces back off a bumper into a lit saucer” rhythm on balls 4 and 5 in particular. You’ll find that most of your score is on balls 4 and 5.
Getting the ball to exit out the right side lane in the middle of the machine, where it goes back to the plunger lane, is desirable whenever you can do it.