Wednesday 19 March 2014

Hobbies: Pinball

Only Adults can take part in this hobby! 
(Requires to have finished the Life Dreams & Legacies quest, level 24+)

This hobby requires to have built the Ice Ape Arcade (on the island).

The cost for the arcade is as shown:
- One Bronze Geeky Orb (costing one Sim life, Bronze orbs are worth 70 LPs each)
- One Silver Geeky Orb (costing two Sim lives, Silver orbs are worth 80 LPs each)
You can pay the building cost in part orbs, part LPs. The total cost is 150 LPs if no orbs are used.

It also requires to have the Pinball Machine built. 

- 5 Gold Geeky Orbs (costing 15 Sim lives, Gold orbs are worth 150 LPs each)
- 1 Platinum Geeky Orb (costing 4 Sim lives, Platinum orbs are worth 300 LPs each)
You can pay the building cost in part orbs, part LPs. The total cost is 1050 LPs if no orbs are used.

Note: as of the Neighbours Update it is possible to start and do every hobby in a neighbour's town, provided they do have met the requirements.
Find an Adult Sim and whistle them to the arcade.
(If your Sim has done another hobby he/she will lose all experience of that hobby!)

Tap the Pinball Machine (in the back) and start with the first of one hour. With every row collected the time increases as shown in the table below. The first time unlocks new machines.

Please note: ranks already collected will NOT yield the rewards again if filled in on the collectibles grid.

The prizes:
3rd Rank
2nd Rank
1st Rank
§ 25

§ 60

§ 150
750 XP (1 hour)
Hot Ride
§ 25
§ 80
§ 250
1000 XP (2 hours)
Neptune Attack
§ 50
§ 100
§ 275
1500 XP (4 hours)
Twilight Cone

§ 75

§ 200

§ 500
2000 XP (6 hours)
Circus of Magic

§ 75

§ 200

§ 500
2000 XP (8 hours)
Monster Trash

§ 75

§ 200
§ 500
2000 XP (12 hours)
Feudal Madness

The first time collecting all the prizes unlocks "White Knight Pinball Machine" for at home.
Please note that this is only UNLOCKED, you still have to buy it.

WARNING: Tapping "Start a new collection" does NOT give you an option to cancel!

The next unlocking gives 3 LPs.

The six levels of Pinballing are:
1. Flipper Spammer
2. Tilter
3. Multiball Champion
4. Skill Shot Hero
5. Scoreboard Destroyer
6. Pinball Wizard

Happy Simming!

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