Is there a trick to playing pinball? I load my coins in, it tells me to be patient, and there is a number in the right corner. I have sat there but nothing happens. I'm confused!
The number is your score. If it is high enough then something special might happen (but I don't want to spoil it for you).
Also, simply playing lots of pinball games will (eventually) earn you titles such as Pinball Amateur and Pinball Wizard.