Attack From Mars (Remake - LE) (Chicago Gaming Co., 2017)

Attack From Mars (Remake - LE)

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This game received 134 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.909 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Attack from Mars". The group itself ranks #2 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.925

Artwork: 8.907

Sounds/Music: 8.737

Other Aspects: 8.98

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Attack From Mars (Remake - LE)".
The other versions are: Attack from Mars (regular version), Attack From Mars (Remake - Classic), Attack From Mars (Remake - Special)

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14 days ago
This game is amazing, fun to play, can’t get enough, funny comments throughout I can see why it’s in the top 2.
15 days ago
Again the flippers are a serious issue they should have been made to extend up another 1/4 inch. Big problem when playing the game. Also wish they would have got rid of the cheap looking plastic green targets why not improve them or even put a sticker on them. IF they’re trying to improve the game would have been cool to see pop up targets of the aliens like in MM. I don’t think when doing this remakes that any games should have chrome armor the LE’s prove people would rather have green or whatever color.

Color screens should be included in all games. Why because all games that come out now are color. The topper is a perfect example of how you make something way better than the original. Do more of this type of stuff.
16 days ago
I played this game at least a dozen times today and I cannot for the life of me figure out how this has such a high score. Great theme but the playfield is sparse and the cool factor is lacking in so many ways with the other saucers. I enjoyed the callouts and sound, the artwork is cool. This one is major ZZZZZs for me
25 days ago
A great theme, a great, immersive experience, a fantastically updated light show, and the greatest topper ever designed. What's not to love? It can be brutally difficult when set up to play fast, but makes you want to play over and over. This one is never leaving my collection!
26 days ago
Brilliant game made even better with the extra gear the LE offers.
27 days ago
This game is insanely addictictive.An already great game made better.If your looking for a pin that never leaves your collection this is it,the topper alone is incredible.
29 days ago
Without a doubt, this pin is fun and belongs in the same category as Medieval Madness. Unlike that pin, I find Attack from Mars to be too repetitive. When I encounter one, I play a few games and then move on.
29 days ago
AFM - one of the best games of all time.

AFMR - color display is great.

Don't like the feel of the flippers - feel different and not in a good way.

Lighting is super bright, in your face. Really didn't like it. Why no diffusers?
32 days ago
Never owned the old Machine, this new one with the LED's is Beautiful! Was always told the shots were the same as MM, BUT I like this lay out much better as the last center shot to shoot down the main flying saucer is way narrower and more challenging to hit(as it will reflect off the side targets if your shot is off AT ALL to the left or right) than the castle on MM which I always thought was TOO easy to hit every time to take down the Castle. All and all just different enough with the whole theme AND SHOTS to make it a must buy even if you have MM.
35 days ago
Like MMR, the game is limited by it's simple fan layout. It's fun and funny, but I actually find RFM funnier and more engaging. The playfield martians are nowhere near as fluidly animated as in the original and RFM, being very stiff in execution. The saucer and color DMD enhancements are welcome, but the green trim and lit speakers are gaudy. Taking improvement liberties with a twenty plus year old game is fine, but I'd like to see those liberties include enhancements in the game itself. A widebody expansion of this theme JJP style would be stellar!
38 days ago
Had this on my shirt list of wants and after playing it several times had to buy it. So much fun and deep enough to never get old. Get the LE because the topper is awesome!
38 days ago
This has to be one of the best lit games of all time. You can see it from the parking lot and it looks absolutely amazing. Other than that, it's Attack From Mars, one of the best games of all time. I thought the giant widescreen DMD would be dumb but it's totally fine. Maybe the best topper ever made too. Incredible game.
43 days ago
I never played this game when it originally came out. I have played the reissue LE at two different venues and have to say, this game is a blast!!! The color DMD is amazing and the lighting on the playing field is spot on! I see why this game was reissued as it is truly an ambassador game for the industry. This game is on my short list to own. Groovy in so many ways!
64 days ago
I wasn't expecting to like this game, but my wife and I just had to keep going back to play it over and over again at the Texas Pinball Fest. The toy interaction, the theme, the feel, all of it was just a ton of fun and we've added it to our wish list. A shaker motor and color screen are a must for us though, so we'll have to save up for the LE.
66 days ago
Wow ! I can stop playing it !!!!
71 days ago
Great art music and sound package. The angle of the flippers seemed off and the center shot seemed awkward and difficult for each flippers. Couldn’t get into the game. I will come back to this if I get the chance.
78 days ago
This game converted me into liking fast and slow pins. Before this one the games I liked the most were POTC, TZ and DI. I played TWD at my local retailer and hated it as the ball was just flying at me and I was just reacting. I like to control my shots. Read on here a lot about speed and flow of games and figured I was in the other camp. Now I like both and have this set up next to my TZ as a perfect contrast. I have had to become better and controlling the ball and the like, but the game has a simple lay out and only the 2 flippers to let you more easily zero in on your shots.

As far as the updated electronics they are amazing - again a huge contrast to the multiple boards and wires in my TZ. When I open that up it is more challenging to work on. With the AFMr there is a simplicity that is great. And the fact the backboard lights and translate are one package is really nice - especially being able to unplug it for more room so no doors are in the way.

The topper is amazing and adds so much fun to the game - a whole new level - literally as the game is taller and there is more to look at as a result - especially for those waiting their turn. I try to glance up more to see it.

The huge color DMD is the perfect size. Although I like the JJP games - I do not looking at them when off. I love the AFMr backglass on the other hand as they just figured out how to make the bottom part of the game more fun to look at with the colored animations. I also love the lighted speakers as those coupled with the lighted topper really brings nice entertaining light to see.

I think it is the right price sweet spot (if $8k can be a sweet spot - sheesh) of NIB/Great tested title/updated electronics game. The newer Sterns kicked up the price but I feel they have taken a turn backwards from TSPP (layout/code) and even POTC (toys) so I don't like their value and JJP sure kicked up quality and toys but those NIB are $1k-$2k higher than this.
85 days ago
Attack from Mars is a pinhead favorite, and for good reason. It's got a great theme with a wonderful sense of humor, and gameplay that is simple to pick up, but full of hidden strategies for the seasoned player. With so few of the originals ever made, it's difficult to find one in good condition at a good price. Fortunately, as their second offering, Chicago Gaming decided to remake AFM, and have packaged it into a fine new machine that isn't just a remake, but a big step up from the original.

On the surface, AFM LE looks like a minty-fresh original with super-bright LEDs added... at least on the playfield and on the translite. But, it's not hard to notice that the LE has an upgraded display and speaker panel, with smaller speakers and a massively enlarged display that is not only in color, but coded in a higher resolution with redrawn artwork. It looks fantastic. The LE also includes a moving topper that looks great.

The LE also has tri-color LEDs for all saucers on the game, though from what I can see, the small saucers only use red and green, and the main saucer only uses blue when it's being destroyed. Kind of a jerky move to advertise tri-color LEDs as an upgrade, and then not make full use of them!

The LE also comes with some trim options, and I went for the black, which looks fantastic. The green that is often shown was too garish in my opinion, and didn't really match most of the green used in the game.

The sound package is great, with a clean and very robust speaker system, and a shaker motor that almost seems to accentuate the bass from the subwoofer.

Build quality is on-point, and the game flips just like you remember... that is after you turn down the flipper coil power, which is waaaay too strong on the default setting.

That's what you need to know about the LE. Chicago Gaming has made a very faithful reproduction that looks quite a bit nicer than the original, while still playing in a manner that is 100% faithful.
87 days ago
CGC did a great job with this remake! I never realized that there were alternate soundbytes on the ramp shots. Fun, simple, and doesn't get old. Currently the house favorite!
3 months ago
Fun game I've played it a few dozen times I think I would probably own one in the le theme it doesn't look as fun as it actually is to play so I only recently started playing it since the new game came out and it keeps me going back for more
3 months ago
Have played the original many times, very fun game but had many other favorites! This game is superior in every way possible! Has moved way up my list!
3 months ago
Fun, fast and an adrenaline rush. Playfield is gorgeous, callouts are magic and sound is unbelievable. If you love a fun and fast game that is funny and appeals to most this is one to play. Absolutely love it!
3 months ago
This machine is absolutely fantastic. The Limited Edition adds to the original in ways that are extremely complementary to the design. The topper is literally a work of art. It is the best I have ever seen - it was love at first sight when I opened the plywood box it is shipped in. The game is definitely a keeper with good humor that never gets old. A true cult classic!
3 months ago
Excellent game, one of my favorites to play
3 months ago
Such a great game, was pleasantly surprised when i started playing it, it is hilarious with all of the call outs. Have only had it for a month, but absolutely love it and keep going back to it. If that changes in the future then my rating may change, but at this stage it is a keeper !!
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