New Pinball Dictionary: Lonesome Loser
A player who spots a game with a low replay score and puts in enough money to play at least two games at the same time.
- This increases the chances that the player will win free credits, because replay scores don’t increase during a game.
- It counteracts the fact that some games will boost the replay score automatically if a player has scored enough points to earn a free credit.
- The player is trying to save money by increasing overall playtime for a minimum investment.
- This also allows a player to play against himself/herself which adds a layer of competition in a way.
Note that it may be helpful to your “pinball karma” to leave at least one credit on the board when you are finished, if you believe in that sort of thing.
See also: “Eddie Murphy”
Thanks and respect to Jay Ramey for this entry.
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