Family Guy (Stern, 2007)

Family Guy

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This game got 478 approved ratings and currently scores 7.865 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #47 in the Pinside Ranking.

7.865

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.859

Artwork: 7.619

Sounds/Music: 7.809

Other Aspects: 7.891



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8.636

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“A really nice game. I do enjoy this one, even though I'm not a fan of the show.”


JackSlater

Pinball addict
2y
1,018,950

“Nice original layout and colors used for pf. A unique game.”


“played this game on location,an really enjoyed it,stewies pinball is great,fun toys,if u love family guy you will love this machine ,its got some great call outs..very fun game..edit.. after playing this game some more and understanding the rules and the playfield ,I think this game is really great the death save between the flippers is great and getting the characters on the top playfield is super cool, doubt you can go wrong with this one, definatly has the lasting ability, fun all round..”


“This is the game that keeps drawing me back. Not a huge FG TV Show fan but the pin currently gets the most play in my collection of 64 machines. Love the humor, love the call outs, mini playfield is a gas.”


“Family Guy is an all around great pin with fast layout and most notably the mini Stewie pinball playfield. The game was designed the one of the pinball legends Pat Lawlor. He made the table to be simple and easy to play. The layout is fairly straightforward once you see how the ball travels around and underneath the mini playfield. A mini flipper on the left can direct shots back to the upper playfield. Pat worked hard on appropriately scaling the mini playfield and plays nearly flawless. Sometimes the ball will pop off the flipper because of its size and lead to a drain. It takes a little finesse to get the hang of it.

All the main characters are present on the playfield two of which are semi animated. The Stewie character rotates to face his little pinball machine, while the Meg character bobs up and down. The music and sound are top notch. There are tons of random one liners and hilarious double entendres throughout. The edgy humor extends to the modes and multiball which are taken out of episodes of Family Guy show. Hitting a drop targets will trigger a fart sound and a reaction from Peter’s reaction. All are modes very challenging including the final (and hiddent) wizard mode - “Sperm Multiball”. Family Guy is full of laughs and challenging pinball. One of my favorite titles from Stern.

Thanks,
Mike
www.HabosArcade.com”

  • hAbO has owned this game in the past.

  • “I need to get one of these. The Stewie playfield is so unique and awesome. I love the speech too...although not for young kids. I would love to have it next to my TSPP!”

  • MAJRob has this game on the wishlist.

  • “Its a pretty fun game, but not sure if I could/would own it. I feel like the layout of the playfield just really slows the game down. As much as I like Stewie Pinball, I also dislike it at the same time. The ball in the mini-playfield is way too light and on the several tables I've played, it seems as if the flippers are never strong enough to get the ball up the LOIS ramp.”


    “I love family guy. I love this pinball machine. It is A BLAST to play with others! I would have to say the sounds/speech are what make this game nearly perfect in my opinion!!! Friends love to play this game and then talk about how fun and humorous it is days later. A lot of people talk about the mini pinball as a negative, absolutely not - it is the best part! I should also say I'm a huge fan of the show and that this is my favorite pinball machine.”

  • bigsepe currently owns this game.

  • pinboy

    Pinball addict
    2y
    749,000

    “I think Family Guy is a very fun pinball machine due to the fast that it has a great rule set, funny quotes, and a mini playfield. I like the mini playfield out of all of it the music is great on this game there is nothing wrong with family guy this game should be in my collection”


    “Another very funny pin. Possibly the funniest. Scores and scores of great quotes. One of my faves.”

  • Mark-WVpinball currently owns this game.

  • “That small playfield ruins this pinball for me. The balls on the small playfield feel and look so cheap when bouncing around. The small playfield literally looks and plays like a 5 dollar hand held plastic pinball game. The rest of the machine plays pretty good.

    I am a fan of Family Guy and they missed a lot of the funniest parts of the show on the playfield. They included too much "toilet humor". Family guy isn't as much "toilet humor" as this pinball machine would lead you to believe. I really don't want to hear farts when I am playing pinball... Do I need to say more?”


    “I love the show, wanted to buy a one ...but then saw and played the shrek and like the shrek pinball way more .....”


    “Great audio lacks code. Very easy layout beat machine in first weak.”

  • sterlingpinball has owned this game in the past.

  • “amazing game, i really enjoyed this one especially the mini pinball game. highly recommended.”


    “I just bought a 2008 Single Owned FG , It was put on route in 2010 and was baby'd ,, Only had 2512 Games Played .. I Am Loving the game Play , the call's out's are Hilarious
    ( Especially w/ the Adult Feature ON ) I have Yet to make it to Sperm multi-ball ,, There is Alot to do while Play-n FG .. Ohh, I can't 4-get the Stewie mini p/f ,, Soooo CoooL ! and then Stewie Multiball, both p/f's going at the same tyme ... Pat Lawlor is a Absolute Genius !!!! B_R”

  • BLACK_ROSE has owned this game in the past.

  • “Great game, may be more "adult friendly" rather than a kids pin. Great artwork and layout. This pin came out in the early seasons of the show, I wished it had more of the characters like joe, Cleveland etc. Still a great pin”

  • ky-pin has owned this game in the past.

  • “This game is not hard to play, and very funny.
    Animation is very cool if you like family guy, buy this game.
    :0)”

  • destro666 currently owns this game.

  • “Another very entertaining pin at first, however, it started to wear on me after a while and I sold it - even though I do enjoy the show. The voices, sayings, and TV modes are very amusing. The mini playfield is a neat/original toy but it started to get old for me after a while and it really slows down the speed of the game. In addition, I'm not a big fan of the playfield layout. In particular I don't care for the beer can in the middle of the playfield that tends to disrupt the flow of the game. In all, I believe it is very entertaining for random play but not a great pin to own. There are much better pins with more complex rules, challenging, and better flow.”

  • bluegoose has owned this game in the past.

  • “Really liked the mini pinball machine!”


    “Pat Lawlor is an all time PINBALL DESIGN GENIUS! In spite of trying to distance himself from the FAMILY GUY theme he has still managed to deliver some unique elements in an era where 'something different' is increasingly challenging to find. As a FG fan this game gets a head start with me, but the STEWIE PINBALL mini pin is so simple but so unique it will appeal to most. Controlling a miniature pinball machine featuring a mini ball with the normal full size flippers & cabinet is bizarre...but most importantly - STACKS OF FUN! Featuring more audio grabs than any other game ever is a huge asset given how friekn funny FG is. FAMILY GUY is my favourite STERN to date!”

  • carbonROD currently owns this game.

  • “I found Family Guy to be a very average pin. Dislikes are easy: the TV Scoop shooting the ball right at the flippers after way too long of pauses. The relatively useless 3rd flipper. Lack luster ramp shots. Not clear enough for me the rules and scoring logic. Unnecessary toilet humor.... like really, spell "fart", c'mon.
    Positives: I like the theme, sound quality and ball saver. Although at times it caused me more lost balls than if it were never there. But thats my lack of experience on the machine.
    Lastly, I never spelt a name out to get the upper Stewie pinball to activate. So no comment unfortunately on that, looks fun. Should have been a whole Quagmire theme.....Giggity Giggity!”


    “There's a bowling alley in Bigfork Montana that has this game. We play every time we go down. Fun game with lots to do but I find a little easy. I can play a game for 20 minutes and I'm not that good. (Makes the wife happy waiting for her turn.) Fart multiball is hilarious. Fun to play but don't know if I'd like own.”


    “I would love to just own the mini playfield and its ruleset. It would be a sweet bartop game. Someone please help make this happen. Anyway, This game is mad fun!!!”


    “Family Guy is a game that took the theme of the table as far a they could and succeeded in making possibly the funniest pinball game... ever.

    The Pros:
    Audio cues from the show are hilarious giving you a more than a few "Did that game just say..." moments. The mini- pf is very cool, plays great and is a surprise as it goes against Pat's philosophy of: The ball should always be in danger of draining. Creative placement of shots are a welcome addition to that standard Stern layout that we have grown accustomed to seeing.

    The Cons:
    Spinner to kickout, Spinner to kickout, and again, and again... There is much more to do on this table, but that is where the points are...

    The Takeaway:
    If you like the show, you'll love the execution of the theme on this game. The playfield (large and small) is new and refreshing. The rules are deep, but most tourney players go for the shots noted in the cons.

    If it wasn't for the art and audio this game would be a 5/10.”


    luch

    Pinball addict
    2y
    1,499,000

    “fun theme”



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