Class of 1812 (Gottlieb, 1991)

Class of 1812

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This game received 82 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.489 /10


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This game ranks #154 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.282

Artwork: 7.598

Sounds/Music: 7.236

Other Aspects: 7.49

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50 days ago
I never thought I would get the chance to buy this game, as it’s quite rare and sought after. I only played a partly working example once in person and on the pinball arcade app. I stumbled upon one by chance at an auction in better than decent shape. To my surprise it’s a very fun and additive game! I love the campy horror theme. Music/sounds are great. Gameplay has a bit more complexity to it than I initially thought. Too bad it didn’t come out a bit later to include a DMD… O well, still overall a great pin.
1 year ago
Just... so... weird - gotta like it just because it is gross and funny and somewhat of an unusual overall shape and presentation. Super easy to start up a fun two-ball multiball, and I think the shots are open and clean to the drops and ramps. It's not a complex or intricate pf, and the rules were beyond me on location. I also had quite a few direct-to-outlane (usually right) bounces and the center post was not as helpful as some other games. Still, glad I had the experience of playing.

I'd probably not add this to a personal collection, but it is a fun game nonetheless. I can see how it might get annoying after too much play time, but I think it is worth a go where ever you might find it chattering away at you.
2 years ago
Very fun game with great art!
2 years ago
Not sure how I feel about this table after a few plays on it. While I like the layout (or at least how it looks) for some reason, and the general simplicity of getting a decent score on this machine, I still don't understand if there's some sort of "story" to what I'm supposed to be doing on it. There's a very easy to get million point shot, multiball releases easily... it's just a very straight forward machine that definitely seems more geared to children. Byfar the worst thing about Class of 1812 is the horribly repetitive sound. The chicken during multiball is annoying, and the sounds in general are just pretty bad. While I sort of enjoy playing this table for some reason, I think I'd rather play it with ear plugs in.
3 years ago
A lot of people really like this game and I cannot fathom why, the theme is downright awful. What the hell where Gottlieb thinking with this one? I get that you have to bring together classmates for a reunion but it just doesn't translate very well at all. The music is dull and the multiball chicken overture while cool the first time gets boring super fast. A poor solid state release from Gottlieb.
3 years ago
Great, hilarious pin. Top notch audio. Monster Bash lite, with that nutty, 80's Gottlieb feel. Too much reliance on left ramp but still enjoy the gameplay. Catch up mode is cool. Kinda rare, I'm keeping mine for a while.
3 years ago
Sound is very cool but thats it... Gets bored very quickly.
3 years ago
A game with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture with chickens clucking it? Amazing! :)

It's fun to play! I think it's same as good as Monster Bash. It's even more freaky than Monster Bash! ;)
3 years ago
Wild fun under rated pinball
4 years ago
Fun theme and game
4 years ago
T would Like to add this game in my collection. Problem is finding one in collector condition.
Love the theme / art / call outs. Unique
4 years ago
On the surface, worst idea for a pin ever...but its done so well! Super campy...funny callouts and music. Really love it. Beating heart always pumps me up for multiball. If there is one table that needs redone and rerun this is it! Too hard to find and almost never seen out in the wild.
4 years ago
I had the opportunity to play this machine at the Rocky Mtn Pinball showdown this weekend....i loved it so much I bought it. It is not a deep game, but it is fun and just plain strange. Fits my collection well and my 8 year old enjoys it as well. Not as classically beautiful as HH or BH but more fun then either.....I even got an extra heart.
5 years ago
underrated pinball its a rare but super scary machine
5 years ago
Class of 1812 is one of those games that could be so much more to play than it is. And that's a damn shame.

The Good:
This game looks fantastic. I mean for a monster theme the only game I may like better are the Elvira games. Sorry Monster Bash... The BG has the relief on it that just looks brilliantly done. Fat Drac, Wolfman in Fez, Medusa Mummy, Farmer Mort and the Kilt wearing Mad-hatter with the Pirhana teeth. Awesome Character from the word go. The sounds are brilliant and I can' help but at least smile if not quietly chuckle to myself when I hear the chickens do their thing in multiball. So much to shoot for.

The Bad:
Parts like the heart the hand and the BG are hard to find if you can find them at all. So much to shoot for but why bother with anything else other than multiball... A completely unbalancing ruleset that needs to be addressed "CALLING MYSTERY PROGRAMMER!"

The Takeaway:
A fun game that is... great fun. Great for the kiddies. The way it feels, it puts me in the same space as when I was a little kid watching an episode of Scooby Doo on Saturday morning... which is most righteous! As a player, multiball over and over. That's not a bad thing... it's just the way it is.
5 years ago
When you're looking for a non-serious game of pinball, Class of 1812 is the game to play.
Music and sounds are awesome too!
5 years ago
I love this game. Don't know why. It is simple but yet so much fun. It makes you smile. I hope to never have to sell it. This one is a keeper for me
5 years ago
1812 is a easy,fun,fast machine for any player no matter the skill level.
Beating heart, chattering teeth and the Chicken's clucking the 1812 overture.
Not the deepest rule set but it still has some challenge to it.
As I said anyone can play and still have fun, Love it:)
6 years ago
A very strange game with some interesting toys and weird ramps/ball locks... Only played 2 games on it, so gard to get a feel for the depth, but personally I fin't the artwork too 'ugly' to want to own it, and therefore play it more!
6 years ago
Weird theme, which is kind of refreshing in today's world of unimaginitive licensed movie themes. The voice callouts are hillarious and what could be better than chickens clucking the 1812 overture? Gameplay felt a little clunky though.
6 years ago
I wasn't expecting much from this game since it was a Gottlieb. Man, was I surprised. It "feels" or plays like a Bally game. Specifically, it feels like playing a TAF. The toys/gimmicks on this are cheesy but they work -- especially the beating heart multiball. Voice calls are superb and the Chicken Balk of 1812 might have replaced the BK2K song as my favorite pinball music.

Seriously underrated. If you find it in good condition, play it and you'll love it.
6 years ago
Funky theme, it's no Monster bash but for its time would have been the fun monster themed game.
7 years ago
How can you possibly not like a game that has a chicken singing along to the 1812 symphony? Fairly simple but fun game with great sounds.
7 years ago
This game is a lot of fun and the audio is really catchy. It could have been much better, but the rules are fairly shallow and there is only one (2-ball) multiball mode in the game. Still, it's unique and great for a quick game that often leads to several quick games in a row for me.
8 years ago
There is something for everyone on this playfield if you're kind of quirky. I guess I would save all the toys on the playfield but reposition each one to make for a little bit smoother gameplay. This game was made by someone with a good sense of humor and don't get me IS fun.
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