The hardest shot in Whirlwind is the opening plunge. Just getting the ball safely onto the playfield so you can make a flipper decision is the immediate danger. I mean you’ve just started the game and already you are about to throw yourself into trouble. Please just let me get the ball controlled on a flipper.

Then, please just let me make this shot so I might get the ball back. Then, please let the center post work, and please let it have some rubber on it that I can trust which actually bounces the ball upward.

Yes, this game is brutal.