Family Guy (Stern, 2007)

Family Guy

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This game got 500 approved ratings and currently scores 7.870 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #46 in the Pinside Ranking.

7.87

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.86

Artwork: 7.63

Sounds/Music: 7.798

Other Aspects: 7.891



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8.636

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5.098
Rating #26 of 20 1 month 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
Rating #26 of 6 1 month 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.

7.175
Rating #26 of 6 1 month 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.

8.364
Rating #26 of 53 3 months 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
Rating #26 of 31 4 months 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.

8.756
Rating #26 of 101 5 months ago

Cant wait to get one of my own.

9.120
Rating #26 of 18 6 months 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
Rating #26 of 14 6 months 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...

9.012
Rating #26 of 6 7 months 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.

7.624
Rating #26 of 55 8 months ago

This is a decent game, but you'd really have to like Family Guy to want to own it obviously. Can get a little boring and generic feeling in comparison to a number of other games (meaning it really doesn't innovate much, just kinda borrows from a lot of other games). Overall a solid game though.

7.806
Rating #26 of 14 8 months ago

Fun Game, hilarious voices that bring you back to to the show. Unique features especially with minature playfield. Great game that will play both the family guy and the shrek code well.

8.200
Rating #26 of 15 8 months ago

A fun, colorful, original game. The mini pinball is awesome! Not many long ramp shots, but there's a lot to shoot at and it kept me coming back for many games. I'd love to own this own some day.

9.000
Rating #26 of 22 8 months ago

Some of the best call outs I've ever heard.

6.380
Rating #26 of 9 8 months ago

Ehh..

9.660
Rating #26 of 14 9 months ago

This is as close to perfect for a modern pinball as you can get for me. It's an easy play that has great graphics....Stewie's machine is a great feature.

9.740
Rating #26 of 9 9 months ago

Greatest comedic pinball machine ever made , sounds and jokes are great, plays fast and fun a must have in a top collection

7.166
Rating #26 of 60 9 months ago

The upper game on the right was boring. Overall, this is a an okay pin.

8.860
Rating #26 of 14 1 year ago

Great game, very challenging... Must have for my collection

7.380
Rating #26 of 35 1 year ago

Played this one (a really good condition one) at a bar for about two hours. It's a decent game; one that I would drop more quarters into. However, it didn't grab me. Unlike others will surely say, I didn't find the callouts to be that funny... I think FG humor is typically too over the top and once you expect "over the top" all the time, it loses its edge. The humor is more crass than clever I think.

However, the mini pinball upper playfield is cool and sorta fun.

6.612
Rating #26 of 97 1 year ago

Huge let down!!! So disappointed with this machine.

5.103
Rating #26 of 18 5 months ago

Didn't really enjoy this one. The playfield was quite cluttered and the shots were repetitive. The Brian statue thing in the middle was annoying cos it seemed like every time the ball hit it, it would fire the ball back at a rapid speed, making the ball go out of play fast. The character voices/sounds were funny though.

Only wanted to play 3 games but ended up winning 3 more. Lucky, yes but also annoying if you aren't enjoying the table.

8.274
Rating #26 of 6 1 year ago

A real fun-pin!

8.091
Rating #26 of 58 1 year ago

Great theme & art, cool modes, excellent call outs from the show. However Stewie Pinball becomes tedious - not as bad as the hell level in AC/DC, but getting close.

[UPDATE] Stewie pinball really does irritate me.

6.800
Rating #26 of 173 1 year ago

Quirky

9.276
Rating #26 of 6 1 year ago

With the second mini pin on the top is pretty cool. The game is fun and surmised it's not higher on the list but that's just IMO. I like the call outs and fun stuff on the playfield, just a out right fun pin.

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