Family Guy (Stern, 2007)

Family Guy

Total rating

This game got 514 approved ratings and currently scores 7.847 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #59 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

7.847

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.824

Artwork: 7.619

Sounds/Music: 7.778

Other Aspects: 7.846




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8.177

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7.712
1 month ago
Funny game.
I really like the mini playfield, one of the best for sure.
Original layout but Not enough flow for me.
I hope to update later about gameplay
5.755
2 months ago
I have played this game extensively on site at a local pool hall. (100+ plays due to replay value being low, can drop 2$ a play for 2+ hours)
The thing I like the best about this game is probably the theme. I love the TV show, and this machine has some funny call outs and DMD displays that are recoqnizable from early episodes in the series. I am, however, not a big fan of the gameplay and some of the rules. The huge elephant in the room is the miniplayfield. It is tedious, not much fun, and you end up spending a large chunk of your gameplay time on it. The second thing i dislike is the death shield. It lasts a LOOOOOOOONG time and isnt that hard to activate. Finally, if you do poorly on your first two balls the game offers you up a pity multiball on your third. While the first two dislikes I described can be adjusted for tournament play, as far as I am aware the pity Lard multiball cannot be turned off which basically breaks this game for competitive play. This game is overatted by the pinside community.
6.763
6 months ago
I wanted to love this game since I love Family Guy, but in the end I really didn't like the mini pinball machine and felt it takes a lot away from the rest of the game.
6.103
6 months ago
This doesn't do it for me the flow isn't right for me and the upper play field doesn't work well.
7.244
7 months ago
jus pretty good ,i dnt care for the small upper playfield,every time i play one on location it jus dosnt seem to fun to me,if there was one f.g to play on location close to me i would pass on it. south park and sherk are the others... if there wer only those three to play id probly play family guy.not a keeper
9.900
7 months ago
It's been along time since I've reviewed a pin.
But I have to say something about this game.
Besides the first time I brought a pin home 5 years ago (space shuttle)
This game Has everybody in the house going crazy lovin it !
I just got a MMR last week and all I got from everybody was "that looks cool" :(
I bring home Family Guy and the wife and kids are texting/emailing posting pictures to all there friends that we have a Family Guy!
That was just the beginning after we started playing it the laughs just kept coming.
Realizing there's actually a lot of game modes makes this game a nobrainer keeper for me.
6.653
8 months ago
Fairly fun pinball with good call outs and plenty of toys. the layout is not the best which limits flow. The right side is a bit cluttered. The mini playfield seems like a good idea but gets old pretty quick. fun in an arcade but due to limited lastability nothing I would want to own. I know some people absolutely love this game but it just wasn't my thing.
8.656
8 months ago
This is the only Pinball that has caused me to lose a ball numerous times from laughter. Being a fan of Family Guy is not a prerequisite to truly appreciate this machine, although I am. The game is fun to play and ball control gets a little crazy. If you do not appreciate the commentary and the ridiculousness of Family Guy it could diminish some of the fun factor. If you are offended this game is definitely not for you. There is not a whole lot of strategy to completing this game just making shots. Shooting the Lois loop to light the TV gets repetitive. A real challenge to play the Stewie pinball multiball while also playing regular multiball.
8.360
9 months ago
I loved this game while I had it. I miss it probably will get another one someday
7.048
10 months ago
A decently fun to shoot game with okay rules. The modes are typically low value, and some are time-out-able, however others are worth playing and can be worth big points when stacked with something. Between Stewie Pinball, Crazy Chris, and TV modes, the game does a decent job of requiring the player to shoot around the playfield, however it does start to feel a bit repetitive and grindy.
7.127
11 months ago
Pros:
Just plain fun
Good sounds (though I feel they'd get old in home use)
Stewie pinball is kinda fun
Looks good, and well-lit


Cons:
Feels like it doesn't have as many shots as a Lawlor game should
Upper flipper isn't terribly useful
I find the theme a bit obnoxious, but that's all personal preference
8.176
11 months ago
Oh the amount of VO on this machine is unreal. It's neverending one liners.
8.660
1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this one, I actually caught myself giggling while playing the stewie pinball.
6.397
1 year ago
Fun game. Just not great. Price vs fun.
8.232
1 year ago
Family guy is a fun game the mini playfield is really fun but I find the game to easy and simple.
5.098
1 year ago
I'm surprised this is a Lawlor game. I'm a Pat Lawlor fanboy, I thought he could do no wrong...until I got some time on Family Guy. The game plays like an exercise in style over substance, showcasing the theme above any sort of meaningful gameplay experience. While the Stewie mini-pinball is a novel idea, but I think it cuts the game off at the knees: there is a lot going on beneath and around that area that is blocked from view making for a very frustrating experience. In sum, there are a couple of neat modes, clip-art FG artwork you've come to expect from FG branded merchandise and the overall Stern build-quality cheapness of the era...kind of a shame Lawlor has this one in his oeuvre.
7.792
1 year ago
The problem I have with this machine is in the balance: the left part of the pinball is kind of empty, where the right part is full, giving me that sense of unbalance in the playfield that somehow annoys me.

Other than that it's a very funny game with a very good ruleset.
8.132
1 year ago
Fun to play once in a while, not a game I could see myself owning... Definitely has that "funny" factor. The show is implemented well into the game/modes.

Update
Sometimes a game rubs off on you once you own it.. Can't quite say it's my favorite, but it's definitely good fun! If you're a big fan of family guy and pinball it's a win win.
8.364
1 year ago
Heh Eh Eh

I love Stewie Multi-Ball

and the Humor

if you love the show and pinball = Awesome

Pat Lawlor does it again
7.919
1 year ago
it's Family Guy, what's not to love?

the Stewie Pinball mini-pinball table complete with mini ball and flippers and ramps is pretty memorable and probably this machine's best feature. it has wonderful cartoon comedy in visuals, sounds and animated dots, but you do get a bit tired of those same old lines after a while.

still, it's a great looking game, a ton of fun to play, and highly recommended. and no, i'm selling mine, so don't ask.
8.716
1 year ago
Cant wait to get one of my own.
9.120
1 year ago
Incredibly fun pin to play. I like humour in my pins, and FG certainly does not disappoint. It's crude in good old Family Guy standard. Not a good pin if you have young kids.....but a hoot to play with buddies over some beers. Would like to get back in my collection some day.
2.500
1 year ago
Had this one for 2 weeks and sold it again..
Most boring pin i ever owned... Beer can is standing in middle of the playfield which blocks most shots; game rules are boring to me...
5.834
1 year ago
Like the show it self, not too good.
9.012
1 year ago
Fast and flowing. Great call outs, they did an excellent job working with the audio for this game. The humor in the adult version is so Family Guy'ish which makes it really appealing to me.
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