Game Of Thrones (Pro) (Stern, 2015)

Game Of Thrones (Pro)

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This game received 205 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.598 /10

7.598

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Game Of Thrones". The group itself ranks #34 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.905

Artwork: 6.51

Sounds/Music: 7.527

Other Aspects: 7.834



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


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8.020/10
8 days ago
I really like GoT for a newer stern. This is the first game to have a strong departure from the "classic" pinball rules, where strategy can make a huge difference in score (versus just completing modes to get to mini/wizard modes for big points). Which house to you pick to start makes a big difference on how you play the game, which houses do you try to bring to multiball make a big difference, the order of houses completed makes a big difference, etc. Also, the game shoots really, really well, and the physical ball lock is a nice added touch. I would definitely enjoy owning this game at some point (and the Pro over the Premium, even through I love the lighting effects on the Premium.)
3.549/10
18 days ago
I played the LE version first. It was boring as hell. I played it again. Still boring. I was told by my friends that the Pro version was "so much better"...no, it isn't. It's worse. It's the same boring gameplay without the upper playfield. There's no thought put into this thing. There's a dragon and the "throne". M-kay. Other than that, two ramps and an extremely ugly, uninspired playfield just doesn't make me want to play this. The shots are pretty easy to make but there's nothing here that makes me say, "Wow!" It's a boring table with boring art, boring gameplay and boring and lazy theming. Are we upvoting this thing just because it's Game of Thrones?
5.378/10
21 days ago
Ok gameplay, but not a fan of the drain shots on the left side of the playfield. Ugliest pin i've seen. Sorry GOT fans :)
8.406/10
24 days ago
Im not the biggest fan of the show and its all ramps.
8.779/10
45 days ago
I love the game, the sounds, lights, and gameplay all kill it. I don't like some of the cabinet/playfield art on the Pro, or the Trans, but everything else is butter.

Some issues with the Dragon shot hopping flippers and airballs, but that could've just been my own leveling problems.
2.258/10
51 days ago
Played 3 hours straight last night at Knoebels Amusement Park. As a huge Game of Thrones fan I expected so so much more. To say I was severely disappointed is a huge understatement. I could go on and on but you play it for yourself and tell me that this is a great game worthy of the top 30? You've got to be kidding me.
2.670/10
61 days ago
I think I hate this one actually, feels cramped with lots of ramps. Never watched GoT so that does not help to appreciate the theme.
6.409/10
61 days ago
First off I haven't seen the show, but my girlfriend loves it so I know enough about the theme to understand what's going on. This is game is very very ugly, with photoshop all over and not a single hand-drawn element, which must be down to HBO because I doubt Stern would be happy with this otherwise. The layout is...okay. There's lots of flow, but not many of the shots can be backhanded as I'd have liked. Orbit stops the ball dead sometimes which is not good. There are no toys that interact with the ball, theres a kicker under the dragon and there's a battering ram that moves a couple of milimetres but for the stupidly high price that simply isn't enough. VERY stripped back compared to premium/LE efforts and it really shows. Rules are clearly deep and well thought-through, but theres simply nothing good to look at it and nothing interesting for the ball to do. Good for tournaments where you can just focus on strategies that will ellicit high scores, but not that fun on your own, which is a shame.
7.664/10
64 days ago
If you do not study the rules like you are cramming for finals then you will not put up very good scores. As someone who doesn't study the rules or even watches the show I get lost at times trying to figure out which house to attack or if I should cancel a mode or not.
9.300/10
3 months ago
Simply a blast to play and it never gets old.. Challenging every time..Plays fast and nice art package..A true keeper
4.978/10
3 months ago
This game has extremely complex rules and a very boring layout. Which makes it both confusing, and boring. I'd probably spend more time on it if the artwork was not just photo cut outs of all the actors. I feel like some of these 'movie/tv show' themed tables just look like a big 'scrapbook' some super fan put together from magazine clippings.
9.537/10
3 months ago
Great Ritchie game.
Deep and strategic rules set
Beautifull utilisation of LED colorchanging
I want to play again and again and again ...
My favorite Ritchie game with star trek
9.300/10
4 months ago
I do not own it but play it everytime I am at the barcade. I really enjoy the play and interactive feel.
6.860/10
5 months ago
not a bad job for a pinball game..has a different feel
7.064/10
5 months ago
It's Ok but I don't think there is anything particularly interesting or original about it unfortunately. The whole machine was kind of light so I found myself tilting it a lot. I think it will age rather poorly as the build is a bit flimsy and the theme will be yesterdays news when the next big TV show comes along. Perhaps if you had it at home for a while you could really get into it but I was like others pretty confused about what was going on. On location it was pretty brutal. It just didn't have the fun factor that classic games such as Addams or White Water have. Perhaps the dark theme doesn't help.
9.080/10
5 months ago
Game of Thrones (pro) can be a bit confusing at first with the deep rule set but once I understood what was going on it made me appreciate the game at a different level. I love the many different strategies you can employ when playing this pin, I have owned the GoT for a couple months now and I am still learning new things. The only negative thing I could say is that the playfield artwork is not very creative and looks pretty bland to me. However, I love the theme, lastability and fun.
7.112/10
6 months ago
"You uh up?" makes us laugh. It's a fairly simple ramp game, but still worth playing. The layout would probably work without the theme.
7.180/10
6 months ago
I like the show but didn't think I would like the game. The game field looked kind of boring but I do like the strategy needed in this game
6.520/10
6 months ago
Had been looking forward to playing this machine for a while. Boy was I disappointed. I played probably 10 games on it across 2 occasions. The ball flow just felt horrible. Tons of SDTMs, clunky feel, and quite boring quickly. I so wanted to like this machine too. Enjoyed GB so much more.
7.255/10
6 months ago
Game of Thrones (Pro (and Premium)) has some of the most complicated rules sets that I've seen on a game in a long while. Which House should you play as? Which Houses should you go to battle with, and when? Right before Blackwater MB or save it for Hand of the King? To really squeeze all the points out of this game requires an abacus and a good memory. However, when it comes down to the actual game play, the shots are boring, flat, and not very entertaining. The Dragon kick out is surprising but usually survivable, but the Battering Ram is pure death. The only time you can really let loose and play is when the ball save is on during a multiball. Everything else is flip and pray that you don't hit a stand up or get a ramp / toy reject. I like that the rules keep this game interesting and add a sort of calculated approach to pinball that is seldom as complex as GoT. But, the kinematics are blah; the shots feel very binary - you either make the shot or die. Nothing real fun on the table either - seems like it is best for tournament play, not for casual games.

I'd like to own a GoT Pro (not a fan of the Premium) just so that I can learn to master all the ways to progress through the modes. However, I could probably have just as much fun with the game's manual and rule sheet.

Give it a shot, but hire an expert to go with you so you understand what your options are.
7.532/10
7 months ago
I really wanted to like this pin, but it's another recycled miss from stern. Of course I love the theme but not much else. Extremely tough. Shots aren't that great. Rule set is sightly above average and it lacks any real toys that draw you into the game. I'll play it at an arcade time to time but it's not on my wishlist for sure
8.540/10
7 months ago
Really cool theme. Choosing your house and completing the missions is a lot of fun. Great little features that keep you engaged. The voice callouts are great too. If you are a fan of the series you will like this pin. The game rewards fast gameplay in almost all of the modes/missions. Buying stuff with gold is great and the prize reel via the pop bumper area is enjoyable. The artwork leaves a little to be desired.I think this needs another code update because the scoring seems totally out of wack. Big points is worth one million.. should be worth 10... Individual shots/points should be worth way more. This is a high scoring game so why are certain shots and switches worth so little?
5.333/10
7 months ago
Love the show. Don't like the machine.
9.100/10
8 months ago
Had to update my rating after finally getting to play a Pro. This model is way more fun to play, it feels more like a complete game without all that other nonsense they threw on top of the Premium/LE, the shots are way more rewarding, it's faster, more exciting, and I really didn't want to stop playing it at all. I could probably play this thing 5-10 hours straight and not get bored just to get deep into it and go for a high score. I will be back for more. The Premium/LE, I tried that a good 8-10 games and just couldn't get into it. The Pro model got ahold of me right away in all the good ways. It's as fun, fast and exciting as Metallica Pro and Iron Man. Playfield artwork was nice but could have been a bit more Hi Res, but that's a Stern thing it seems and it still looks pretty good overall.
7.731/10
8 months ago
Simple & straightforward shots that you must make if you want to get anywhere in the game. Game gets a bad rap for looking a bit bland and being a bit light on theme integration. I'd consider owning this again one day.

It pairs well with the tough shots found on Ghostbusters Pro. I would play one machine and then do well on the other too.
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