Batman (The Dark Knight) (Stern, 2008)

Batman (The Dark Knight)

Pinside rating

This game received 337 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.772 /10

7.772

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #68 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.849

Artwork: 7.707

Sounds/Music: 7.1

Other Aspects: 7.926



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7.876/10
2 years ago
This pin is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I'm glad I was able to add it to my collection. Every time I think I might move it I find another reason not to. Plus my kids love it so it's staying.
8.800/10
2 years ago
Just a fun pin to play, when you have more pins in your collection its ok, not for just one pin collector....thats my advice....the kids love it by the way!
8.940/10
2 years ago
Funny machine. I like the crane mission!
9.120/10
2 years ago
batman is a really fun game with cool toys like the crane and the joker thing spinning around is cool and I also really like the dmd animations on the game and I also really like the artwork and the callouts like why so serious.
8.316/10
2 years ago
Great gameplay - fun multiballs!
6.333/10
2 years ago
"Holy Over-Rated, Batman!"
7.434/10
2 years ago
AS Others have said, Voices are horrible. Music so so. Some of the coolest toys.
8.149/10
2 years ago
This is a really underrated game. I still wouldn't want to own one, too many moving gadgets that are prone to malfunction.
Besides the reliability aspect this game is very fun to play. Lots of toys, lots of stuff going on the PF and nice flow. The crane comes in and interferes with the play so I whacked the hell out of it which invoked some comments from the joker. Not much a Batman (movie) fan but the game has its moments. I highly recommend playing it if you have the chance.
8.556/10
2 years ago
Fun game and great theme. Good artwork/photoshopping, but the voices blow big time. Overall I like the game. Following the rules are easy to understand and the crane toy makes for fun shooting, but I wish it was something besides a crane... Game looks a lot better with some well placed LEDs. May update this once I have played it more.
9.242/10
2 years ago
WoW! WoW! WoW! After a few average comments I expected a maybe slightly above average game. I must say I was more than impressed by the whole package. Whether you like Batman or not this game is the most fun I can have on a pinball (excluding AFM)This game lives and breathers multiball which gets harder and harder to achieve as the game progresses. So it satisfies the novice by achieving some of the targets but keeps the more seasoned player entertained and challenged. This is my favourite Stern and I enjoy it much more than Ironman or Lord of the Rings. I sold my Williams IJ to buy it and I will never look back! Go the BATMAN!
8.064/10
2 years ago
I really like the Batman Dark Night franchise of movies. This game has the unique scarecrow mechanical crane that moves across the playfield, along with a batmobile that races below your pinball during game play. Great theme great game.
7.246/10
2 years ago
Not a favorite, but can be fun after a few beers and you are playing with buddies.. The game just needs a little more pizzaz.
3.632/10
2 years ago
When I played my first game on this pin, it was so easy I became bored as my first ball lasted an eternity, and it felt like I was just going through the motions. The shots are not satisfying at all to me. The art for this game is indicative of everything that is wrong with Stern's photoshop love affair. Thankfully, Stern abandoned this trend. Just one of the bad run-of-the-mill Sterns of this era, along with Transformers, Avatar, and so on. I'm even a big fan of the movie, although not a comic guy at all, but this pin just feels like a real disappointment to me in every sense.
8.585/10
3 years ago
I recently had another go at a bunch of comic book themed pins and this was the best. I really enjoyed this one because it provided a lot of variety.
8.639/10
3 years ago
Really surprised how much I enjoyed this table, lots of good modes on it that were fun. Only bad thing I didn't like was the audio, especially the voice actors. Yes Its understandable they couldn't get the actual actors but they could have at least used the audio from the film.
7.512/10
3 years ago
Disclaimer: this review is based on playing the game with lightning flippers (highly recommend for this title).

Pros:
- in your face gameplay and rules for high intensity play
- awesome multiball stacking! Game is a complete gem with the rules and stacking
- the joker and scarecrow rules are great.
- fast on your toes style action.

Cons:
-call outs are hit and miss. I don't mind the fake actors, but some of the quotes don't fit well in the game
- music really isn't that great except for scarecrow mb and bat signal
- single ball play isn't that fun. This game thrives on multiball
- not a typical flow masterpiece game which isn't bad. It just doesn't have fast return ramp shots.
- code has some minor bugs

Overall:
Game hits on all levels in the fun dept. not so much during single ball play, but multiball play and stacking is over the top fun. Besides the lack of flow and certain poorly chosen call outs; the game is overall fun. The score in my review suffers the most with sound, music and especially quality.
8.252/10
3 years ago
Great game played it on site but don't think I would buy one
6.192/10
3 years ago
I really wanted to like this game. The Dark Knight is one of my favourite movies, but unfortunately this game doesn't live up to its theme.

Pros: Cabinet art is the best I've seen. Backglass is quite good as well.

Cons: The crane. WTF does this have to do with Batman? Yes, I know the Scarecrow's name is Crane, but they might as well have the player opening doors to light Rachel or chasing a fox to light Lucius. The crane is also quite annoying as it gets in the way when you're trying to hit shots to the top of the playfield. Other problems include the centre of the playfield being quite dark, unclear objectives and the fact that most shots return the ball to the right flipper- very frustrating when you need to hit shots on the right hand side of the playfield.
9.252/10
3 years ago
This was one of the first pinball machines we got. It's a fun game and it has a classic, enduring character attached to it. The game can be difficult but it's totally awesome. The Joker multiball is the best part of the game.
6.205/10
3 years ago
A lot of people don't like this game, but it's all right.
7.688/10
3 years ago
Played this a couple times at the local movie theater. It's decent; but not awesome. The crane/wrecking ball thing is a bit confusing and interesting to try to figure out. In the end I didn't really stay interested in trying to figure out the ins and outs of the game... but would like to play it a few more times.
8.080/10
3 years ago
Had to redo my review. I had a chance to play a very nice Dark Knight and I really enjoyed it. Still don't like the voices but still a cool game. Good variety of shots and a very nice looking game. Getting one soon in my collection!!!
1.533/10
3 years ago
Just a really poor game. un origiinal design, and terrible joker toy...lame
7.100/10
3 years ago
Crane is fun to bash
8.176/10
3 years ago
I like this game, I love the movie and Heath Ledger as The Joker - the best villain ever, so this theme has a special place in my heart. I like the 2X shot multiplier in this game, it's a great feature, Spiderman did it even better with a 3X shot multiplier for completed modes in addition to the 2X.
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