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New Pinball Dictionary: Jailbreak

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Jailbreak

Having two or more balls trapped on one flipper and flipping them away simultaneously. This results in each ball travelling out of control in a different direction, since they are on different parts of the flipper.

Controlled Jailbreak

PAPATV feature on Avengers

The most common example wherein the player decides to give up control by flipping all of the balls away. A player may decide to do this if they have earned a ball saver during Multiball and are choosing keep the balls active to potentially make more shots.

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Forced Jailbreak

PAPATV feature on Avengers

A less common example where another ball interferes with balls that are under control. It’s another type of Cradle Robber that causes the player to make a quick reaction to recover.


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