FunHouse (Williams, 1990)


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This game received 703 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.238 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #27 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.403

Artwork: 8.081

Sounds/Music: 7.642

Other Aspects: 8.409

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72 days ago
I really like this game and added it to my collection to have a "pre-dmd" game and because I loved playing it when I was younger. It had then and still has that "I wanna come back and kick Rudy's ass" feeling. To me his call outs never get old - I love how his eyes and mouth move - best play field toy. I guess compared to the more modern games the rules are shallow and I really like what the DMD brings to games. However this is "my" beginning pinball experience as I am not interested in the older EM machines. I like games that have something different and having the left plunger is fun to try and hit that skill shot - similar to TZ ball launch. My game was done by a fellow pinsider and has cool lights along the back that tie into the game, nice side blades and other enhancements like color bumper caps so bring the entire game more alive.
3 months ago
How can you look at Rudy and not see equal parts adorable and terrifying? I really like this one!
3 months ago
A fan favorite for a reason. Though games of this era aren't terribly deep, I find myself drawn to FH whenever I see it in the wild and the story behind the rules is more than serviceable. Ruddy is probably the best toy ever put in a pinball machine and the shots all feel good. Overall a great pin, though I am skeptical of value for the price it seems to be commanding lately.
3 months ago
this ranks as a old school favorite anyway...
3 months ago
Such a great game. Challenging, yet rewarding. Love the lighting and build up to midnight. Great shots. And Rudy, the coolest toy in pinball. There's nothing like just missing a shot, losing your ball and being taunted and made fun of. Definitely makes you want to play again and again. Was on the fence when purchasing this game (only played on pinball arcade) but so glad I did. A family favorite.
4 months ago
Fun classic here, easily the machine that has made me laugh the most while playing. Strict ballsave make it frustrating at times, and the shot for making alot of score (the top left flipper) can be frustrating at times, otherwhise a really fun game with the funniest character I've ever seen in a pinball-machine!
5 months ago
FunHouse is a kooky, often creepy middling game that is basically a filler table for FEC's. The right scoop is annoying and the shots feel clunky and often pointless. This is a miss for Williams and a rare miss for Lawlor and DeMar - should be called DullHouse.

Put a quarter in it if you're stranded on a desert island without any coconuts to play with.
5 months ago
I have owned funhouse for several year and have no plans to part with it. Some feel the theme is creepy because of Rudy but I feel that is the best part. Many who play it at my house are very amuse by it and want to play it over and over. This is one of my favorite pins. It is collectible and makes for a nice game room pin. The colors are vibrant, the sounds and music are appropriate. The call outs are funny. Overall a great pin.
6 months ago
Great pinball, undoubtedly the best product ever made before the advent of the Dot Matrix; in my view remains the best pinball created by the genius coupled Youssy Lawler.
6 months ago
Funhouse blazed a lot of trails for things to come in pinball.

Things that make Funhouse memorable to me:
Smacking Rudy's face with the ball
The build-up to midnight when the music tempo gets faster and the light show builds your excitement.
Fast pace with rewarding shots.

It is a keeper
7 months ago
This game is just like title says a lot of fun .lots of shots good flow Rudy's really cool . Love this game lots of fun !
8 months ago
Funhouse is Fun!!! Not only is it very entertaining to watch Rudy talk, but it is extremely addicting. This is one of Pat Lawlor's grand slam machines.
8 months ago
Really nice pinball machine. Lots of fun!
8 months ago
I know what people like this game so much. It's the first for many features that were to come. My problem is that although this was the first, it's just not perfected like the later games in the generation. Play it to understand the history but go get a later pin.
8 months ago
my absolute favorite pinball.
9 months ago
I had this game in my house growing up. Really fun game.
10 months ago
My 1st Pin! Absolutely one of the best out there! Great light display,sounds, keeps you coming back for more.
10 months ago
RUDY! Best playfield toy ever IMO. I just love this game, especially Rudy taunting you as you play. Great fun and I can't wait to own this title again.
10 months ago
One of the best games from this era. Just an overall really fun game with a great theme.
11 months ago
Rudy is a fantastic toy. lucky who owns this pin. Love it.
11 months ago
I finally picked up one of these beauties!! For the year this game came out, it is pure genius. Rudy is a fun character to have on the playfield taunting you along the way. Some complain on the side of Rudy, but since the game is basically about him, I like it. The music is fun and the voices are also a nice touch. Some of the shots are very difficult and that keeps you coming back to try and figure them out. I really enjoy the game and plan on keeping it for a long time.
1 year ago
One of my favorite Pins. A classic machine with tons of strategy and a high pressure multiball. If you like pinball, do yourself a favor and go play this machine.

The only thing I kinda dislike is the dummy voice is a bit annoying, but I play with headphones on most of the time.
1 year ago
My first pinball machine. I kept it for a long time. Still miss it some days. Gameplay is a bit simple, but fun for the era. Great light show. Love the call outs.
1 year ago
I didn't get to play a well maintained machine but it was on free play at an arcade and no one was playing the pins so I got about 45 minutes on it straight. I actually didn't like the game the first couple plays and thought no wonder but after a few games I really got into the game. There are a lot of shots to aim for and the call outs are funny. It got really addictive. I hope I can find a deal on one some day but I can see why it commands top dollar it's a really fun pin.
1 year ago
Finally got my hands on one. All I can saw is that it was worth the wait. Playfield layout is sublime. Very addictive due to this. It's got that 'just one more game'. A classic that will stand the test of time..
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