Heavy Hitter (Bally, 1947) VP9

VP9 Bally EM Flipperless Pitch and Bat Recreation Heavy Hitter, 1948 by Bally for VP9! v3.0 2020-01-28

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Massive update for Visual Pinball 9!

Now at the download area!

Playfield cleaned up, new backglass, ACTUAL game play with timer and high score saving!

Enjoy the update folks!!!
 

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Wow, that backglass probably looks better than when it came from the factory brand new.
 
Yeah, I was shocked when I found it. I saw it and felt like Heavy Hitter needed an update. Enjoy folks.
 
I tried it...it's pretty fun (and a little hard...best I've been able to get is 2 runs)

One question: Did the original game let you swing the bat more than once after the ball was pitched. Most pitch-and-bat type games like this didn't allow you to swing the bat more than once regardless of the era it was made. As I recall Harry Mabs at Gottlieb was working on a similar pitch-and-bat game back in '46 and he accidentally overrode that limitation, leading to the advent of flippers on Humpty Dumpty a year later.

Another thing which would be a cool option (even if the original game didn't allow it), would be to have it play a number of innings (either 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9). It would change inning after every 3rd out. Just a thought anyway.
 
I tried it...it's pretty fun (and a little hard...best I've been able to get is 2 runs)

One question: Did the original game let you swing the bat more than once after the ball was pitched. Most pitch-and-bat type games like this didn't allow you to swing the bat more than once regardless of the era it was made. As I recall Harry Mabs at Gottlieb was working on a similar pitch-and-bat game back in '46 and he accidentally overrode that limitation, leading to the advent of flippers on Humpty Dumpty a year later.

Another thing which would be a cool option (even if the original game didn't allow it), would be to have it play a number of innings (either 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9). It would change inning after every 3rd out. Just a thought anyway.

Neo,

Yes, the game let you swing more than once. I got to play this amazing machine. When I met Mark Weyna his basement had at least 100 machines in it. I had a TON of fun - he invited me over and I got some great pics. Anyway, yes this game allowed you to swing multiple times at anytime.

As for innings, that would take me some time. I can look into it, but have at least 25 VP6 to VP9 updates and at least 10 WIP. Give me time and I'll implement it - if I get really tired or bored of one table I always start something else so perhaps I can jump into it sooner.

Thanks!
 
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