Okay. The loud sound is made by a solenoid hitting the bottom of the playfield. I have no idea what it is. Tradition, I guess.
Bonus Held is like this: You have two types of points, Regular, which you get right away, and bonus points.
Bonus points are neat because you can cause them to multiply. There’s usually a set of channels WAY at the top of a playfield. Each time the ball goes down a channel, it lights up the channel.
You can move the light, usually by pressing the right flipper. Obviously, you want to move the lights away from the channel the ball is about to fall down. Light them all, they reset and the BONUS MULTIPLIER goes to 2X, then 3X to 5X.
So… Get a lot of Bonus Points, get some multipliers to spice it up.
Oh. Bonus Held. Well, at the end of a ball, the bonus is reset to zero. Get a Bonus Held, and it stays.
Funny thing about Pinball: All the pinball companies have stopped making them, except STERN. Bally/MIDWAY, Williams, Premier/Centauri/Gottlieb, have all shut down.
So pinball prices have been creeping up.
PS: A lot of Williams games have a “Midnight Madness.” mode. Play 'em at Midnight.
(A fan of HIGH SPEED, ADAMS FAMILY, THEATRE OF MAGIC, and STAR WARS EPISODE 1)
Tough to find a Pinball in good repair, tho.