The lamp is a huge hazard, if you limit your lamp use to multiball modes it makes it less deadly. There is no easy mode to this game at all, you can't be assured a good score just because you are good on this one unlike TOM where consistent shots will keep you safe. Its sort of luck of the draw if your shooting stars will be on the next time the (insert any of a dozen hazards) fires it to an outlane. Even with the best ball control and aimed shots there is lots of random on this table. For me once I pick 3x everything seems to get cursed, either instant drain or unable to hit the lamp period till time runs out. Infuriating table to try and get 150+ on a consistant basis.