Pingolf is a pinball tournament format that requires a certain achievement on each machine played in the tournament. The achievement could be a scoring achievement, a mode start a combination or something else. Like golf, low score wins.
A full set of rules can be found at Pins and Needles. Some pages indicate that Pingolf originated at Pins and Needles. Check out Pins and Needles.
I have been looking around, but have not been able to find scoring suggestions listed for many machines.
I am trying to figure out the best scoring for the following line up. I am thinking about the following, but would like to hear any suggestions.
Grand Prix EM – par three – 350,000, light extra ball
Close Encounters – par three – 400,000, light spinner
Jungle Lord – par three – start double trouble scoring, two magnasave saves
Time Machine – par three – 500,000, score green bonus
Whirlwind – par three – three million plus shots
Fish Tales – par three – monster fish, video mode and rock the boat
World Cup Soccer 94 – par three – Boston tea party, start hit the goalie
Iron Man – par three – start bogey, collect iron man, start any two of whiplash, iron monger or war machine
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I’d love to try out pingolf. A couple of the achievements (e.g., 3 million shot on Whirlwind) are likely unreachable for me – I think I’d have a lot of “5”s on my scorecard.
On Jungle Lord, it seems pretty subjective to count magnasave saves.
For Fish Tales, how about a single multiball jackpot?