Bram Stoker's Dracula (Williams, 1993)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

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This game received 570 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.124 /10

8.124

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #34 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.174

Artwork: 7.818

Sounds/Music: 7.914

Other Aspects: 8.267



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9.760/10
6 days ago
This game is so bad ass! It's not very deep but that's an advantage IMO. The shots on the game and stacking multi-balls is so awesome! There are a lot of people who seem to think that a game's lastability and rating should be based on the depth of the rules. I don't always agree with that philosophy. I have a few very deep games that I love and I think that BSD is the perfect complement to those games. It's simple economics, why would I want two cheeseburgers if I could get a cheeseburger with fries for the same price? Variety is the key here. This game is a great addition to any game room regardless of size. Couple it with a deep game and you have a great two game collection.
9.740/10
16 days ago
Just Picked up one of these and im extremely happy with it. Now that I have played a bunch of games on it I can see why it is a cult classic. 3 multiballs stackable, the theme hits on a chilling note which matches the movie and yet has its own personality. It has the coolest multiball in pinball (mist multiball) and the best video mode ive played (werewolves). I just love it.

Its crazy if you read through these reviews. Its a true Love it or hate it game. I think if you like the theme and quick ball times this is a keeper
7.129/10
16 days ago
This is a hard one to recommend - there's no real modes. The key is trying to stack up the multiballs in order to increase your jackbox (30 Million) - two locks for multiball (castle and coffin). The mist feature is brilliant. The game plays well - it's fast to play but the game is hard - very hard. You feel a great sense of achievement when you play the game well and then the next few games I play terribly. If you like a challenge and you have some other machines in your collection it's worth getting and will definitely make you a better player. I absolutely love this pin - the sound and callouts are great and the whole atmosphere of the game is fantastic. But if this is your first/only pin and you aren't an avid player you might want to look at something a bit simpler.
3.870/10
25 days ago
This machine is solid as the ball flows throughout like lightning. The mist multiball is the greatest toy feature in pinball but this is where it ends w/ me. The overall gameplay is alright, as the shallow rules make this title lacking. The objectives are to acquire multipliers, shot for mystery award & hopefully stack all three main goal achievements. Killing Dracula is somewhat of a thrill, as the 30 MILLION callout is the end towards the main goal agenda.
As many have stated before, this is a very difficult machine for ballplay longevity. The playfield layout & short flippers were designed for quick ball play & higher profits on the routed Dracula machines. But to see/hear the constant visual & audio repetitious regimen, is the price that's paid time & time again if you can make it to the 30 MILLION callout grail. Overall, what this title had to offer is certainly not enough for that compulsive one more play fascination. This title only lasted a month in our lineup, as we traded this in for the much better machine ~ TFTC. I wish you well in YOUR pursuit for the perfect machine!!!
9.263/10
35 days ago
Barry Oursler's masterpiece. While the backglass is pretty weak and there could be better lighting on the playfield in areas, this is probably the best example I've ever played in terms of integrating everything into a theme that sets a mood. Dark and unique. Nothing else pulls you into the game like this one does.

Mist is the best gimmick of all time. Stacking multi balls requires smart shots and strategy. Playfield artwork by itself looks like garbage but works perfectly with the dark and edgy feel. Sound and callouts are awesome and every one of them matches the overall feel. The freaky-erotic moan when increasing the bonus multiplier is beyond awesome. The general sound during play is maddening repetitive but still fits well.

Very hard, very fast, very unforgiving. Game times can be really short, but when you put it all together for a long game and high score, nothing feels better. I've actually played this with mild-mannered friends that end up screaming and swearing at the machine out of frustration after a quick drain (for the hundredth time)... And then can't wait to push start again.

Best change of pace game out there. Get any machine with long ball times and put this one by its side and you'll never let it go.
7.706/10
60 days ago
Not very deep but its mean. Makes you want to come back for more. Love stacking multiballs.
8.996/10
81 days ago
Great game if for nothing else but the atmosphere. A good "dark and spooky" pin. Hard game but a must in any collection. Backbox art is the worst part of it all but I can deal with that.
6.394/10
89 days ago
Mist multiball coolest thing ever !! The ModFather
5.762/10
3 months ago
I really wanted to like this machine as I am a big Dracula fan in general, so maybe that is why it underwhelmed me.
8.792/10
3 months ago
Let me start of this review by saying the game I have played the most on is set up very easy, so most people will have a different opinion. I've played a game that was set up normal and it was a drain monster, which I very much did not enjoy.

This is such a classic game with a very clear objective that rewards you when you achieve it - try to stack all three multiballs and cash in the jackpots. Has some scoring imbalance in regards to bats, but the main points are in stacking the multiballs. Some of the shots are dangerous and can be hard to hit. Also hard to keep this game working right because of the mist multiball optos, but when it is that's a very fun gimmick. The playfield on this game could have used one more toy or shot, it just feels a little to open. The video mode is cool, but I don't like that to score big points you have to intentionally wait to shot the wolves on the beginning levels.

A very fun game if you set it up on the easier side that will make you want to keep playing one more game. Classic
2.500/10
4 months ago
Was 2 weeks with me, for me worst pinball i ever owned...
9.340/10
4 months ago
This is my most brutal game as far as difficulty. With the lightning flippers expect many random drains. I absolutely love the mist multi-ball. It is one of the coolest features on a pinball. I think the art is overall great, but yes that coffin with the Dracula doll is kind of lame. I think if they just did a plain coffin it would have been fine. This is a good game to obtain if you have several titles because it is nice to have a tough game or two. If you are looking for a challenge this a great title, creepy theme, and good to cut your teeth on.
6.552/10
4 months ago
It's ok
10.000/10
5 months ago
One of my favorite games. Lots of interesting stuff going on and built like a Bentley. Great looking and an awesome theme. The ability to add some custom lighting really picks it up if done well, but the stock lights are just great on their own. Would love this in my collection.
8.628/10
5 months ago
So I own a Bram and I love it. Theme is terrific, play is fast, animations and call outs never get old. Playfield art looks like an old jailhouse tattoo but otherwise I have few substantial criticisms. Back glass is only ok.
7.592/10
6 months ago
Simply put, this game kicks butt.

Simple, straightforward rules, but devilishly difficult gameplay. This isn't a game you can just flip your way to a random high score--you have to earn it. Stacking the three multiballs is absolutely critical to scoring well, and doing so requires skill. No luck.

Outlanes are mean, and the two banks of standup targets are dangerous red herrings that mislead unsuspecting players into short and disappointing games.

Art is disappointing, but gameplay more than makes up for it. Mist multiball is a sight to behold, and so satisfying to get. Despite the rules being rather shallow and repetitive, the punishing gameplay, and the multiple ways of approaching the game more than make up for it. Overall, a fantastic game.
8.940/10
6 months ago
Very fun game. The moving ball across the play field is a nice feature. Has a very challenging mulit ball.
7.620/10
6 months ago
This is an asskicker type game with good variety. It is on my wishlist but I am not entirely convinced it will be chosen among other pins in my collection for myself as well as visitors. I guess I just question whether I see myself owning and keeping this pin for a long time. The strategy is there, cool features and animations. I can see why its top 100 but not necessarily top 30
9.400/10
6 months ago
Bloody fun game that will suck all of your free time away. Timeless classic Dracula pin. Mist multiball is always a spectator hit. Stacking all three multiballs is quite a goal. Really is a game you can sink your teeth into!
8.980/10
7 months ago
When I think of what it means to be challenging, I think of this game. I love this one in tournament play, because it can be a great equalizer against one of the better players.
8.500/10
7 months ago
Either this game is not very good as everyone says or I did not play it enough. I feel like it's an overhyped movie that lets you down.

Updating my review! I traded for a Dracula this week and I definitely change my opinion on the pin. As stated above I obviously did not play it enough or play one in playable shape. The pinball is awesome, a deep rule-set and very challenging to the point where I keep wanting to play it. This pin even made me watch the video which made me appreciate it even more.
8.916/10
7 months ago
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This game is hard. I rated it low before because i sucked so it seemed not fun. It is very fun but unforgiving and takes practice. Loooove it now
8.260/10
7 months ago
Finally got to play this game at my friends house. The sounds is what makes this game. Hitting the pop bumpers has a very unique sound effect. Loaded with LEDs, this game can have a very sinister look that catches your eye and the fun gameplay keeps you there.
6.708/10
7 months ago
Not bad but little bit boring for me
8.876/10
8 months ago
A complete horror classic. Strangely there are not many games based on scary themes. Dracula is one that actually brings true horror intensity unlike others. While the game is pretty basic in a lot of ways... The overall mix of the music, cool toys, and the rush of combining all three multiballs at once make this a game I never get tired of.
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