I recently bought the Captain America table for Pinball FX2. There's an area in the upper right that seems to slow the ball way down all the time-- it's where one of the Adhesive X spills is, but the effect happens even when Adhesive X isn't going. (It's also milder than the Adhesive X effect. Same kind of thing, though.)
For example, if I make the left orbit shot, so the ball is looping around to the upper right flipper, it will slow down as it approaches that flipper, which makes timing hard. And shots toward the gong-shaped target (Red Skull?) will mysteriously lose velocity, resulting in the "shoot this target harder" message.
This is all bizarre, of course, since virtual pinball games can't have sticky surfaces. But that's really how it seems.
1) Is this explained by some gameplay element I don't understand? (Do I finish some round to make it go away?)
2) Am I imagining that there's an effect at all? (Is it an optical illusion?)