Andromeda (Game Plan, 1985)


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This game received 28 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.747 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #82 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.643

Artwork: 8.449

Sounds/Music: 6.048

Other Aspects: 8.093

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7 months ago
A phenomenal game with a truly unique layout. Holds high in art and gameplay of the best multiball Bally's like Fathom and Centaur and plays very similar but with a touch of Paragon thrown in there. Gameplan's best title essentially uncontested.

Pros: Gameplay, layout, rules, and art.
Cons: Speech, rarity, expensive like Centaur if you can even find one.
8 months ago
This game is a classic with fantastic art/sound package, great risk v reward, a great layout, fun multiplayer action, and the only thing holding it back is that there were not more made.

not sure what really to say, but go find this deck and play some games!

Light up the spinner, max your pf multiplier and get to it!

Has the "just 1 more factor" like many of the classic 80s Ballys, so if you like those, you will love this one also.
1 year ago
had never played one and got to try one at replayfx2016. Amazing game, art, playfield, backglass, gameplay, and the multiball was a challenge to maintain. Really liked this pin. One of the standouts for me in replayfx2016
2 years ago
Great looking game. Sounds are good and suit the theme but I had to ding it for no speech in 1985. Lightshow is good and I like how they flash the GI on and off quickly via the relays. Play is where it shines. It is fast on a well set up game with fresh rubbers. The protective post make the spinner a tight shot but it can be backhanded fairly easily. Hit the corresponding stand ups to light the pops for 1000. Drop all the drops to light extra ball and special. Better nudge as the ball comes down the middle drop lane or it might go SDTM. Drops have a tendency to brick but I am using DE targets so don't know how that is affecting it. Hit the single drop then lock a ball in left orbit, don't hit it too hard or it will blow thru the saucer. Then hit the left standup to start MB. Watch out, if you don't hit it squarely the ball will likely go straight across to the right drain fast. Good news is you only lost MB. Bottom left pop is interesting. Keep left flipper cradled for protection if the ball is over there. Very fun pin and I am glad to have such a nice one in my collection. I just wish she could talk to me like Xenon. But would she be saying Ooohh and Aaghh or Off with his head?
2 years ago
I played this at SFGE, and I really liked it. I was only able to put 5 or 6 plays on it, but it was unique and fun to play. The lower pop bumper make things very interesting.
3 years ago
Artwork almost reminds me of the dune movie...I like it. Backglass is totally bad ass.

I've played other Gameplans, they feel cheap...this one does not.

Layout looks bland, but the rules make it more interresting than meets the eye. Lots of fun and after several play I wanted more! Too bad their aren't many to go around, I think collectors would be all over this of it were a bally/williams of the same era.
5 years ago
Andromeda is an most interesting deck. I like the way it plays and the artwork is a nearly unknown Paul Faris masterpiece.

The Pros:
Spider girls and bat dogs are cool! But I gotta know, if she has 4 eyes and arms, why doesn't she have 4 boobs? Unusual sounds and the mulitball lightshow is a great jumpstarter. The Spinner is a huge money shot and is not easy to make. Shoot the bonus x to 10, max the bonus ladder and the game sounds like a chainsaw when you collect it all!

The Cons:
Hard to find and pf's can be trashed. Putting the ball up the multiball saucer too fast will send you to the lanes at the top of the PF, AAaagh!!

The Takeaway:
The left side of the PF is a williams game. The right side of the pf is a gottleib and the pop bumper down below by the flippers is something that had only been seen before in early 70's williams games and other Game Plan decks. Stealing your opponent's multiball is always satisfying. A true player and a damn fine table. Thank you to Kevin and Carole at Lyons Classic Pinball for introducing me to this deck.

Well, I still can't find one. The good news is that the one at Lyons is awesome and plays like a champ. The switch lane between the drop target banks will test your nerves and your aim. Light up and rip that spinner for the big scores. Multiball is fun, fast and tricky with the pop on the left just over the flipper. Between this deck, Sharpshooter (1 & 2) and Cyclopes, Game plan made a few great games! Find one and play the heck out of it.
5 years ago
Surprisingly fun game from 1985. The artwork is absolutely stunning and will leave you mesmerized. Gameplay is solid. Good flow, easy to learn, and fun to replay. You can't go wrong with this Pin.
5 years ago
Great game! Very glad I own one!
6 years ago
A great game. The art work is awesome. Always fun to play.
7 years ago
i like this game i play it at lyons classic pinball i have to play it everytime. its an older machine but very fun it has a sling on the left side where the outlane should be. not a bunch of toys and the sound is generic but its just fun
8 years ago
Played this wile visiting a friend's house. The art work makes this game! It has a kind of goth evil bat theme. Very cool. This game play is fairly fast paced. All in all a very fun game to play!!
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