Bram Stoker's Dracula (Williams, 1993)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

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This game received 562 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.164 /10

8.164

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #32 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.206

Artwork: 7.868

Sounds/Music: 7.97

Other Aspects: 8.306



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7.706/10
3 days ago
Not very deep but its mean. Makes you want to come back for more. Love stacking multiballs.
8.996/10
24 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
32 days ago
Mist multiball coolest thing ever !! The ModFather
5.762/10
33 days 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
59 days 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
64 days ago
Was 2 weeks with me, for me worst pinball i ever owned...
9.340/10
71 days 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
86 days ago
It's ok
10.000/10
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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!
8.660/10
5 months ago
One of the most challenging games out there. It can kick your ass over and over but you still want to hit that atart button one more time.
It can be brutally fast more often than not but when you get a few shots combining and flowing, resulting in mode progression, you really start to enjoy this game and understand why so many others do.

The sound is top notch and really creates the atmosphere of this game. I think it's sound package is one of the best for a theme i have ever played and always enjoy it.

I highly recommend playing a few games if you get a chance. You won't be disappointed.

THIRTY MILLION!!
8.980/10
5 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.
8.540/10
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 months ago
Not bad but little bit boring for me
8.876/10
6 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.
8.196/10
6 months ago
Great game, cool rule set. Love playing it.
8.116/10
6 months ago
One of my favorites of all time. Buy one before prices go up. Good staying power.
9.560/10
7 months ago
Very fast, brutal game and unforgiving similar to Elvira. It's takes me quite a few games to have a good one, but that's what make it so rewarding. Mist multi ball is very cool. Great animations (color DMD is a must), sounds and call outs. Love the theme. Playfield could use some additional lighting. The coffin mod is a must as well. Will own this one someday soon.
8.280/10
7 months ago
BSD is a lovely pinball with great sounds and music which complement nicely the spooky theme. Stacking multiballs is very exciting and pretty much the only way to get high scores. So you are trying to almost start 3 different multiballs (mist, coffin, castle), then start one and hope you can hit the items to start the other ones. The pop bumpers play a big role in this game, not only for keeping the ball action interesting, but also to reach the bats and rats bonus (which can be lucrative). The mist multiball feature is genius – this seemingly simple idea requires a lot of hardware to make it happen. In general, with several VUKs, additional metal ramps and a ball lock on a ramp this game seems to have lots of toys and mechanical devices which probably aren’t critical for gameplay, but enhance the game experience. The right ramp entrance rises to reveal the virtual coffin multiball lock – hitting this yields a particularly satisfying clink of ball against metal – (sometimes the real sounds in pinball are nicer than those coming out of the speakers) - the ball then goes into a VUK, rolls through the coffin and is then placed right in the middle of the three pop bumpers.
BSD has a reputation of being a very difficult pin and I think this is justified. So what makes it difficult? For one thing, success in this game depends on being able to nail the left ramp (loop) repeatedly, because only this way will you activate mist multiball (except for the consolation mist multiball on ball 3), castle multiball and extra balls. I find hitting this ramp repeatedly rather difficult and I don’t know why. This game also has rather brutal outlines (somehow this is typical of Barry Ousler games) – another clink of ball against metal in the right outlane – less satisfying. The 3 stand-up targets front and center in this game are to be avoided, if you hit them the ball can fly anywhere at high speed including sdtm. So frequently I find myself almost having a good game, almost having started multiple multiballs, but not quite – and not quite means really low scores, frustration and an itchy finger to push the start button again.
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