Pharaoh (Williams, 1981)

Pharaoh

Total rating

This machine got 22 approved ratings and currently scores 7.230 out of 10 points.

This ranks this machine #157 in the Pinside Ranking.

7.230

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.288

Artwork: 7.77

Sounds/Music: 6.15

Other Aspects: 7.303



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7.231

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“Some people really love Pharaoh. My opinion is out of the fabulous 4, this is the weakest of the brothers.

The Pros:
An interesting PF design. Artwork that will keep you looking at the game for months and still finding new and interesting things in it. 3 sets of targets, a trapped ball and 2 lanes on the top. Lots to do! Shots from the kicker on the left are timed. Magna saves are always sweet.

The Cons:
The game turns into a trap/backhand game with the shot to the upper p/f from the lower left flipper being your moneymaker. Lower PF is a non-factor. Play is, well, it's boring.

The Takeaway:
I'm happy to get a real tour from someone who knows this game in and out... but I'm just not getting a good feeling from this deck and the more I play this game, the less I like it. Not a good sign at all. Out of the Fab 4, this is the runt of the litter by a longshot. Jungle Lord has new respect in my eyes, even with the random bagatelle. BK is a great game, and Solar Fire is the best playing of these 4 tables.”


“Good looking machine with rather limited ruleset. Somewhat unbalanced layout, as the purpose of the lower - and very narrow - playfield is limited to rack up MagnaSave(tm) units. For the main feature you need to keep the ball on the upper playfield, multiball is a rather "useless" - playfield scores double - and the memorizing capabilities of the SS technology are completely wasted, as no achievement/value is held over to the next ball. The only "pros" beside the great artwork are the MagnaSave(tm) feature and the Bonus-Ball feature for two or more player games, IMHO.”


“I always play this game when I see it. The fact that it has a small lower play-field makes it tough for a novice. It looks great but it seems pretty shallow to me.”



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