Pat Lawlor found safecracker Pinball in 1996. It is a pinball game with Safecracking theme. How is Safecracker Pinball different?
The machine of Safecracker Pinball is smaller compared to a standard pinball machine. The way game played is also different. Safecracker is a time-based game, unlike conventional pinball games where the player is only given a certain number of balls. A player can continue to play, even if he loses a ball, and there is still time on the clock.
Breaking into the bank is the main objective of the game. It is broken into three areas, hitting a target to gain access, playing a board game to outrun the security guard, and playing “Assault on the Vault” to break into the vault. There are numerous targets in the playfield. You can enter into the bank via the rooftop, the cellar, or the front door by completing any of these objectives. Once the player is in the bank, the game then turns into a board game that is displayed on the backglass of the machine. Hit the flipper buttons to roll dice, and moves their piece around the board when security guards chase them. Advancing to the vault, located in the centre of the game board, before being caught by the guard is the primary objective of the board game. Once you reach the vault, you will earn a “magic token” from it, which the player needs to catch as it rolls down the playfield glass.
“Assault on the Vault” can be activated using “magic token” once you complete regular game.
“Assault on the Vault” is a frenzied mode where you will have ninety seconds for four balls. The player will have to fight the clock to hit as many drop targets and ramp shots if you want to break into the bank’s vault.