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Dr. Dude & His Excellent Ray (Bally 1990)

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5 From 23 reviews
236.96 MB File Size
dd_l2 ROM Name
wrd1972 Created by
Brad1X Artwork by
GTXJoe and various others. Please see the script. Scripting by
Bally Manufacturer
1990 Year

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Welcome to my Dr. Dude refresh - version 3.0 for VP10.8. This table has undergone a tremendous amount of refinement with countless new visual details, all-new lighting, all-new physics, better sound effects additional table options. The table now uses a Primitive Playfield which allows for very realistic saucer (VUK) ball physics.
Shout-outs to Cyberpez, Rothbauerw, nfozzy, flupper, DJrobx, Bord,  Apophis, Brad1X, TasyWasps, sixtoe, and leojreimroc for heavily contributing to this latest refresh. Can't thank you guys enough.
The table includes all of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years as well as many of the PROs in the community, and really looks and plays better than ever. Please refer to the script for additional credits and table options.
Big thanks to GTXJoe for allowing me to complete the table he started.
Hope you guys enjoy it.

All table Options available at the beginning of the script:

-VR room
-GI Color change mod
-Bumper caps color mod
-Select the apron color and style (sys11 and WPC)
-Select flippers style (sys11 and WPC)
-Add or remove Cheater Post in center drain
-Add or remove the special effect "Excellent Ray Beam".


The "Dr. Dude" re-mastered playfield and plastics graphic files are only authorized to be used free of charge and may not be altered, redistributed, reused or sold without direct permission from Brad1X.

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· Edited by Rascal

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I owned a Dr. Dude for a few years, and I have to say, this looks and plays just like I remember it. Also the Big Shot dude actually bobbles more then the real thing, which in my opinion is cooler. BIG 2 THUMBS UP.


To the guy that didn't like how it drained down the middle so much, that is exactly how the real table plays. I used to hate shooting up the middle for the reflex targets. Probably 90% of the time, if you didn't nudge, you were draining. I saw that you can enable a post in the middle via script in this table. So if you want a better chance of staying in play, enable that.


P.S. Looks super beautiful in VR!!! 

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Dr Dude is such a super quirky table. The gameplay though is quite straight-forward but it keeps you on your toes. Wrd1972 with big help from TastyWaps and other VPW members has done a tremendous to have this play as dynamically as it does now. They also did a lot of work on the flashers and lighting and it looks better than ever.

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Excellent update with a lot of improvements. Thank you !


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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I've been waiting for this one! It's 100% going on my Favorites list, without question. Some observations:


  • This is the most up-to-date release of Dr. Dude and his eXcellent Ray (9/15/2023)
  • Physics are S-Tier
  • Ramp difficulty is exactly where it should be. The range in ball velocity when traversing the ramp is wide, as you would expect in real life
  • Textures are beautiful, from the table down to the plastics and toys
  • The "pre-multiball skill shot" (light plunge before cradling the right flipper, then shooting the mix master ramp) works as it should. It used to be much easier, where it worked so long as the ball came down. Now you must get it just past the shooter lane gate
  • Play it 10.8 Beta 5. It's a much better experience
  • Ball image is phenomenal. While I replace it for most games, this is not the case here


As a side-note, Tikimaster is entitled to submit his 4-star review. There is zero reason for concern about a single non-5-star out of 18 reviews "tainting the image" of a release/creator. Reviews are a combination of opinion plus objective analysis; we're not all the same. 


In my opinion, wrd1972's games have been absolute fire. Thanks for your huge contribution to the upper echelon of Visual Pinball tables. 

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Great looking and fun table! It's a little more difficult than I like, because I'm admittedly not very good and this table flings the ball straight down the middle on a very regular cadence. 😂


Regardless, it's still addicting and I really love the quirky fun.


Excellent work!

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· Edited by Rabmos

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Amazing refresh, "Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball level" (which is one of my fav's)


The physics feel really excellent in this table, very natural. The sounds sound so good, the lighting and the new playfield/plastics/small details all just look great in VR! The previous version was good but this is really next level.


Thank you wrd and all involved for this quality release!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Fantastic work on this. I never really spent much time playing the table until this release, and had a great score this evening.  Thank you

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Very nice work guys! Much appreciated. Table looks and plays beautifully.


Yep, table has a super quirky style with that typical silly/clowny effect they gave the music on so many tables of this period. I'll never understand why it was so popular with the game designers. Is what it is I guess.

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   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

Excelent Table. physics and graphics are great! Have a lot of fun with it!

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   0 of 2 members found this review helpful 0 / 2 members

Thanks for this wonderful update (and thanks for not using 64 bits).
Brightfull colors and great playability.

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Somehow, I had missed this table when it was released last week.   What an update.   Plays and looks as good as the best of them.   I will certainly be keeping my eye out for wrd1972's tables going forward.    Well done.  Thank you Thank you!

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After reading the reviews what else is there to say, this is one of the greatest tables ive ever played. Ive never gotten the chance to experience this table much until now and im glad its in such quality. Everything is top notch, 5 stars ***** Thanks to everyone who worked on this!

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Fantastic job. It’s a whacky theme but a fun table and your work makes it great.


Thanks for the hard work!

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Superb Job! This table is marvelous and your job, physics and graphics are even better.

Congratulations and thank you.

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Awesome update, this puts the table right up there with the best VP conversions. It's good fun, looks, plays and feels great...especially in VR, thanks to all involved!!

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A big dose of good humor, thank you very much for continuing to give him so much love.:wub:

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· Edited by lminimart


Duuuude, it's perfect! Great to have you back, wrd1972, please keep the updates coming! 🍻(F14 Tomcat next...? A dude can dream...)

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The previous version was still one of my favourites - thanks for bringing this table up to the new standards!


Definitely a 5-star table, anybody who doesnt see that must not really understand what were all doing here...

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