Game of Thrones (Premium/LE) (Stern, 2015)

Game of Thrones (Premium/LE)

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This game got 186 approved ratings and currently scores 8.029 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #43 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.06

Artwork: 7.327

Sounds/Music: 8.049

Other Aspects: 8.228

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There are multiple version of this game

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Game of Thrones (Premium/LE)". The other version is: Game Of Thrones (Pro) (regular version)

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Found 84 ratings (with comment) on this game

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20 days ago
Never watched the show but the game is awesome.
30 days ago
Great sounds, themes and overall connection to the show. A lot of fun
43 days ago
The video mode is terrible. Everything else is great.
46 days ago
Another Ritchie masterpiece. The depth of strategy in the game is amazing and it's a well suited pin for home players. Start modes right away, go for locks, build your playfield multiplier, how do you start? Owning the game gives you plenty of time and options to figure it out. Great shots, fun backhands, and high risk/high reward type shots gives this game a unique feel. Playfield artwork is sub-par, but the LE backglass and side art is an amazing piece of hand painted fantasticness.
52 days ago
I kept trying to play this game and just couldn't get into it. IMHO it's a drain machine but a neat idea.
63 days ago
A true modern classic! The playfield of this machine is littered a huge variety of shots to go for, wildly different strategies and many paths to a high-score. It may be overwhelming the first few runs, but once you get a fairly good grasp of the ruleset you will love this machine. Also captures the theme of the series really well, and the sound effects are quite epic!
77 days ago
Total miss on the theme. Upper playfield is a clunkfest. Pro is way better.
3 months ago
Not fun at all, I don't find any of the shots rewarding, the upper play field looks out of place, the inserts are too large, play field art is crappy looking, just not appealing to me at all. I tried to like it and can't.
3 months ago
So many different ways to play never gets old.
3 months ago
Great game.
4 months ago
I've owned my LE for nearly a year now and it's my go-to game if I want a longer, more challenging game to play (that or my LOTR). The rule set allows you to approach from different angles to achieve the best score - and when you get toward the Hand of the King you can really blow the score up.

There aren't enough useful rules written yet to utilize the upper playfield to any great extent, but I hope that will eventuate soon.

Sound on the Spike system is loud and enjoyable, with enough call-outs to not be too repetitious. Music is appropriate, lighting can be blinding, but integrated well with the shaker during multiball.
5 months ago
Like both pro and premium versions. But premium wins out for me. I just think the castle adds a lot to the game play. I'm not sure why so many people bash the game. Rules are deep and the game does take a while to understand.
5 months ago
The pro is far superior, the dumb upper playfield slows things down, it doesn't add much to the game and makes it hard to see the upper lanes. I like the blue art package.
6 months ago
This game grows on you. It has seen more and more playing time in my household.
6 months ago
The thing about this one is: Study the difficult rules! Though I don't get all the exact score-rules for every house-mode, this is my favorite Stern years - but just since I know the rules. Every time I finished, I want to play again, because to get to the end, to sit finally on the iron throne is so difficult, but then the show is just awsome...!!!
6 months ago
The playfield is almost boring it is so empty. The complexity of the rule set is ridiculous to the point that this game only belongs in the home. So why is this game great? Not sure but it is, and it does redeem itself after a week or so of learning to love that open playfield with so few fun gimmicks - eschewing the obvious for the feel of a board game. It rewards your patience.
7 months ago
I really enjoyed this pin. Yes the play field art is not great, but it didn't matter while playing. I like how well lit the game. It is a fan layout, but has some good toys to interact wth. The moving dragon is cool and so is the battering ram.
7 months ago
This Game is epic!

What I love:

-Long ball times
-small playfield is very well done and functional
-With the RGB leds lighting has gone to a whole new level. Others said it below as well: it can be almost too much :):) Great light show
-In combination with a shaker and the dragon there are really cool efffects
-Missions are simple but there is so much to do. Great rules!!

-Sad, sad sad animations. Just like all the other Sterns lately. Some movie clips that are rendered on dot-matrix. You can't make anything of it. Booh!!
-Orbit is kind of flawed, even if you make a solid shot if often doesn't end up in the VUK or at the diverter.
-Aweful playfield artwork like all of the Sterns (except ghostbusters and metallica). Cheap pixely prints of the plastics.

But the gameplay makes all up for this. It is great.
I've seen some complaints about the mini playfield hiding a lot of area, but I can't see why that is a problem.
7 months ago
Very nice game. Having played enough games to get the hang of the shots and rules, I feel that this is a game for advanced players. It plays very quick, and it has very nice flow if the shots are made well. The lightshow is incredible and very well done. The only thing is that sometimes it flickers too much, and then I'm having trouble following the balls. Both target banks are placed well, they can be hit with a bit of effort, but it's definitely not impossible to directly hit.

The mini playfield castle looks nice, albeit a bit large, but it's not like there is so much action in the lanes under the castle. The mini playfield can be used to start another multiball.

The rules are good, there are still enough things for me to discover in there. At the start you can choose out of 6 houses from the books/series. Each house has a special perk that gives you an advantage in something, but honestly, I have not noticed that so much as of yet. You can also gather gold, which can be used to buy bonuses/modes/power ups.

All in all, a great game that I would say is a keeper.
7 months ago
i really want to like this table but im not 100% sold on it due to the upper playfield blocking alot of the table. i do have fun playing it .
9 months ago
The rule set on this game is pretty complex. You can play it differently every game. The light show is great, but sometimes even overwhelming. The code works well, but I wish there were more scenes and animation. Left orbit issue remains an issue but not needed for scoring.
9 months ago
At first I wasn't sure, but after actually understanding the game I was hooked. By far my favorite game right now. Great job Stern.
10 months ago
Take time to play before rate this. Rules are really really good! Congratulation Stern!
10 months ago
For me it's a PERFECT Pin
I like the gameflow
I like the Shorts
I like the theme
Absolut Perfect
10 months ago
The top playfield, bad art, and a theme I don't care about kill this game from me. Just seems like it could have been so much better but it is fairly meh. I have played it quite a few times but it just doesn't grow on me. Not one of the better new sterns.
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