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New Pinball Dictionary: Lazarus

Lazarus

1. An event where the ball goes down the middle, but it hits the area below the flippers in a way where it is able to return back through the flippers again and back into play. This usually requires skillful flipping (or in some cases, non-flipping) to keep the flippers out of the way, while still being ready to react quickly enough to return the ball.

2. An event where the ball goes down the right outlane, but it travels fast enough to hit the area below the flippers in a way where it is able to return back through the flippers again and back into play. In a similar way than [1], this usually requires skillful flipping (or in some cases, non-flipping) to keep the flippers out of the way, while still being ready to react quickly enough to return the ball.

3. An event where the ball drains down the right outlane, but it is travelling fast enough to go around and reach the left outlane kickback, where the ball is propelled back into play.

Note: As long as the player does not try to nudge the machine intentionally and forcefully during a Lazarus, this is not considered a Bang Back or a Death Save, and will be ruled as legal by tournament directors.

Also known as a “Zombie Ball.”

See also: Bounce Back

Author: SSB

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  1. SSB says:

    What I did here was take some of the entry from “Bounce Back” and post it on this entry.

    Once I heard it used again, it was the perfect opportunity to post it here.

    I’m not quite sure how I should handle synonyms — separate entries, or sub-entries under one main entry?