AC/DC (Premium/LE) (Stern, 2012)

AC/DC (Premium/LE)

Total rating

This game got 949 approved ratings and currently scores 8.452 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #12 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

8.452

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.479

Artwork: 7.666

Sounds/Music: 8.736

Other Aspects: 8.532




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8.397

There are multiple version of this game

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "AC/DC (Premium/LE)". The other version is: AC/DC (Pro) (regular version)


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Found 429 ratings (with comment) on this game

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9.356
2 days ago
I didn't like this game at all when I first played it a pin show. Then I played it again and it started to grow on me. I finally bought one a few months ago and didn't want to rate it until the honeymoon phase was over. I love this game. Its my favorite right now. Just wicked fun to play and the rules are pretty cool.
2.531
29 days ago
I found this game to be just boring, as much as i am an acdc fan...will not be able to bring this one in as much as the music wants me to.
10.000
31 days ago
Can't get enough of Luci! What a sexy machine, of my 7 pins guests probably play this one the most. It's fast, light show is amazing, toys are fun. Stern nailed it with this one, you can tell they really put some passion into it. Impossible to be let down by this pin.
9.676
33 days ago
Great game. Best stern for me.
Rules are deep , really fun game.
8.004
48 days ago
Own the Luci version. Beautiful artwork and of course, awesome soundtrack. Couple issues. Cannon is in a bad spot. Can't see the ball going into lane. Misfires often, and can be a drain monster. Rule set is good, and it is fun. Would recommend, but can get really frustrating often.
8.366
58 days ago
Holy hell this is a great game. Each song has different objective, and its own set of rules, and the lighting in this is just amazing. Great flow, and a secondary playfield to boot. These music pins are great, and AC/DC is one of the best. Highly recommended.
10.000
4 months ago
The Luci Cabinet makes this game one of the best Stern to date. Game play is based on each music mode making it unique and not the same game to which you pick the music. Excellent overall play and with the Luci cabinet good looking.
7.664
5 months ago
Good game but over rated in my opinion.
8.216
6 months ago
Solid music based table, not quite to the Metallica level of goodness but still a solid shooter with a killer soundtrack.
6.671
6 months ago
I have this game for a long time, I never liked it very much. The animation of the band in the upper right corner is just ugly, and why this voice all the time... I will keep it but only because I like AC/DC so much...
7.295
6 months ago
I wouldn't buy and don't love this game because of the theme, which bores me, but it plays so well and is both predictable (in a good way) and forgiving (also in a good way) without being easy or floaty.
9.243
6 months ago
Overall this is a great pin. My poor pinball skills lend to quicker games but it is still a blast. I really like the diversity of shots and have a love hate for the tnt targets, they are so damn tempting.
My biggest complaint about the playfield is the lack of view of the right out lanes but you get used to it. The light show is fantastic. Definitely a fun game to have and everybody love to play it.
9.483
7 months ago
This is a great pin! You have to like AC/DC to really enjoy it. The rule set gives you a variety - a different set for each of the song selections that you choose at the start of the game. That gives it some "lastability" to figure out all of the rules and strategies. That would make this a great HUO pin. Others don't like the cannon or the lower playfield. I like them.

The mon-color DMD is bad and outdated. My ratings are based off of the "stock" premium as received from Stern. There are some much needed upgrade mods out there that would be a must for me to own one. That includes the color DMD and the cannon mod. Another good mod that I would have fun with is the MikeD LCD mod to replace the band automation. With those mods (and maybe a few others) my rating goes up to very close to a 10. I like the Helen mod upgrades too. So many good mods out there for this pin.

I will own one of these pins soon. I hope to have one within a year if I can find one in perfect shape for a decent price. If Stern made a ACDC Prem Vault NIB, I would order one tomorrow!

Edit: I got my own ACDC Premium now (on 10/8/16). A great pin that will keep my interest and attention for a long time.
7.799
7 months ago
AC/DC is an odd game. I don't want to like it. Not a big fan of the band. But every time I play it, I have fun. Stern did exactly what they needed to. They made a fun game. The layout is pretty generic fan. But the rules are very well done. Lots of variations for scoring. But sometimes it's fun to take down each song champ. The game stands the test of time.
7.017
8 months ago
The cannon really kills the machine. I love ac-dc rock band.
8.314
9 months ago
Nice game but not in my favorites..
it feels a bit repetitive to my tastes coz of the gameplay as it has been coded.
6.805
9 months ago
It's really not a great game. Love the music, but this game just gets boring after about 10 plays. No real depth here.
8.976
10 months ago
AC/DC is not my favourite band in the world, but they work so well as a Pinball thanks to Stern. The machine just have perfect themes, rules and gameplay connected to each of the featured songs. It's so well thought out and smart designed. The light and sound is top notch and the machine is just gorgeous to look at. This is a perfect home machine.
9.747
10 months ago
Very fast pin to play this, but very fun once you learn the rules - awesome !
9.012
10 months ago
Art on the pf so-so and rules/scoring seem to take a while to pick up. Everything else on this game is fantastic! I own the Luci version which in my opinion is much better looking than prem or pro, whether it fits the theme or not I don't really give a damn
6.174
10 months ago
Bought the premium and wanted to love it but after 100 games or so I think it will be going up for sale. The canon just kills the flow in the game and is a complete waste of time. It also covers up the outlane so you can't nudge to save the ball on the right. The lower playfield is even worse! What were they thinking? It is just a waste of time and kills the flow of the game again. I guess if you are a real fan of the music you do get 12 tracks. I made it to Encore and that mode was actually a lot of fun. However overall for the money I would skip this one. Not even close to Metallica flow, fun and feel
1.858
10 months ago
Kinda boring all there is are 2 ramps nothing mechanical ??
6.081
11 months ago
Awful
10.000
1 year ago
First you love AC/DC you need to buy this pinball. Don't wear too hasty judgment you need several game to enjoy with this pinball.
8.400
1 year ago
The best rock game out there. Would love to have one in my collection.
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