Bram Stoker's Dracula (Williams, 1993)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Pinside rating

This game received 544 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.182 /10

8.182

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #30 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.236

Artwork: 7.864

Sounds/Music: 7.994

Other Aspects: 8.333



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7.105/10
17 days 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. Overall, a fantastic game.
8.940/10
23 days ago
Very fun game. The moving ball across the play field is a nice feature. Has a very challenging mulit ball.
7.620/10
30 days 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
35 days 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
36 days 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
39 days 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.
8.344/10
42 days 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
57 days 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
59 days 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
66 days ago
Not bad but little bit boring for me
8.876/10
72 days 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
76 days ago
Great game, cool rule set. Love playing it.
8.116/10
88 days ago
One of my favorites of all time. Buy one before prices go up. Good staying power.
9.560/10
3 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.
9.600/10
5 months ago
I've owned this game for awhile now and no matter what no game pulls me in like BSD. Sounds are deep and draw you in. The modes while not deep provide challenge and no game getsyou heart going like when you stack all the multiballs and cash in. The call outs and voices are perfect. Along with the new color Dmd it adds an updated level to the game. There's a reason this is the next big game. Great gimmicks, voices. Best video mode. Has it all
7.928/10
5 months ago
Want your ass kicked? For realz? This is the master.
9.160/10
5 months ago
It has taken me several encounters to appreciate this game. I think the theme is well done and really enjoy the flow. The left ramp shot, which looks juicy, can be surprisingly tough to hit under pressure (aren't they all!?).

I was in a room with 8 pins, including a Game of Thrones LE, Addams Family, Star Trek Next Generation and this pin is what I played for 2.5 of the 3 hour session. Enough said!
8.264/10
6 months ago
It took me a while to really appreciate this game. Once I got a better understanding for the rules I began playing it more and more. Stacking the multiballs is the only key to success. The lightening flippers don't help anything, as the game was probably difficult enough without them. Still, I can't get over the feeling I get when I play this game. The theme is implemented perfectly and you actually feel like your are inside Dracula's Castle. The mist multiball is one of the coolest features of the game. The artwork might not be for everyone, but I think it only adds to the experience. More and more people seem to be pushing the game up on their list. If you can find one for a good price, grab it.
9.320/10
6 months ago
Dracula is just a great game. There are shots from both flippers, the rule set is simple yet challenging, the sounds are good, the art package is good, and the mist ball traveling across the PF is the best. There really isn't much to not like about this pin.

Dracula is a hard game but when you get the multiballs stacked things get crazy quickly. This is the only pin we have had so far that my Wife asked me to hold onto, that kind of surprised me as it is a challenging game.
8.711/10
6 months ago
Utterly brilliant and brutal at the same time. Love it to bits! Lightning flippers are hard to master however. Sounds a little tinny, but everything else is a winner! Quotes from the movie are very well timed.
9.179/10
7 months ago
Great art, great flow. I laugh every time I see Keano in dot matrix. . . Soundtrack is great, Three different multiballs is great for the year it was produced, yeah, just yeah!
9.660/10
7 months ago
Just a perfect pin. A keeper for sure.
Mine is bolted to the floor.
9.500/10
10 months ago
This is a great game like most early 90's Williams games are from this decade. Lots of good shots and a fun video mode too. Only draw back for me is the theme with my young kids it's a little dark.
8.401/10
10 months ago
One of my favorite games of all time. It is such a special game. However it isn't perfect. The rules are a bit shallow, however here they work perfectly. Mine has been setup many different ways over the years. I've had it easy, I've had it brutal, and I've had it in between. I think the best spot is towards brutal, but not all the way. Triple Multiball should be a rare and special happening. That way when you do it, you feel like a pinball god. Great game.
8.763/10
10 months ago
Love this freaking game. I'm a fan of open middle PFs, so this one nails everything I like as far as layout is concerned for me. Deceivingly simple and bare, but not at all in reality. I'm a sucker for Oursler layouts. Tough shots from far away & some of the best rules in pinball, to add to that. Really cool music and sound effects.

Sample quality is a little rough, even for the time period, but the samples picked are great. Great animation. Nails the theme perfectly. It definitely immerses you in its world. And tough as hell too. What's not to like? I guess if you aren't very good at pinball, this one might not be much fun. So not a great game for casual players, but for ownership, kind of a no brainer. I'd grab one in a second if I had the $.
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