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Named for times when a Cliffy protector interferes in some way with your shot, or causes you to drain the ball.
Occurs when you shoot the Doc Ock saucer cleanly, but instead of stopping in the saucer, the ball gets rejected and it comes right back at you.
During Multiball play when a ball is cradled on a flipper, and another ball happens to rest vertically on top of it.
A driver who chooses games based seemingly more on luck to counteract the perceived difference in skill between him and his opponents.
Occurs when a player tries to make a comeback on the last ball and fails to pass the opponent’s score by less than 1%.
The player who is currently the highest ranked player below the cut line in a pinball competition (for example: 17th place out of 16 qualifiers).
The person who is currently in the last qualifying position at a pinball tournament (for example: 16th place out of 16 qualifiers). The Gatekeeper must be sure to rigorously defend the position or work quickly to move higher in the standings.
In games with a wizard mode, it is the one requirement that is much harder than all the others. It is usually the one you complete last before achieving the Wizard Mode, making the other requirements not as relevant.
When a player shoots a spinner so well and so cleanly that they exaggerate their excellent shot by playing air guitar on the game. More spins of the spinner mean more air strumming by the player.