Game Of Thrones (Pro) (Stern, 2015)

Game Of Thrones (Pro)

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This game got 182 approved ratings and currently scores 7.643 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #95 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

7.643

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.922

Artwork: 6.574

Sounds/Music: 7.531

Other Aspects: 7.836




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7.767

There are multiple version of this game

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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7.064
12 days 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.
2.697
23 days ago
I've tried several times to like this game. I want to like this game. I love the books and the series. Unfortunately the way they did the art feels childish, like someone got hold of a bunch of clip art and spammed it everywhere. The rules aren't well explained. The DMD is shamefully bad. The upper playfield is interesting, the shots are okay and the flow is fine, but I find the whole to be uninspired. I expected something more like The Hobbit or LoTR but this just doesn't come close.
8.820
31 days 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
44 days 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
51 days 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
53 days 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
59 days 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
63 days 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
66 days 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
75 days ago
Love the show. Don't like the machine.
9.100
3 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
3 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.
8.740
3 months ago
Far superior to the Premium/LE, it has much better flow and visibility to the top of the playfield. The depth in the rules and the different approaches you can take to the game via selection of house at the start mean that I am still enjoying this game greatly 12m on.
8.803
3 months ago
The game is fast fun in a box . not the greatest art package But all the elements of pinball merge into a bliss of fantastic shooting pleasure. Lights , color changing on a pro is awesome . the flow is furious. Thank goodness for the few times it slows play in the fast and furious pyramid kickback area under the Cool mechanical dragon . You choose prizes and or a video mode . If you like the show and you like pinball , the Pro is a good/great choice . I have many LE/premium models now and in past but the Pro on this one is the true champion .
9.234
4 months ago
Such an awesome game once you learn some strategy and plan your moves. The scoring on hand of the king should be turned down some (just some as it's well deserved for beating half the game) and the scoring should be turned up for iron throne and iron throne really needs to be more complete and at least have an option to end without draining.

On the other side the art is not good. Alt translite helps but that playfield will look ugly for life. The cab is ok but would benefit from a more fantasy based concept art used for the show. Licensing im sure played a role in the art and i will let it slide because the shots both fronthand and backhand make sense and flow so nicely. I love magnets in games and thought i would be sad not to see one in here but i was not. It would slow down the pace of this long player. The ball serve is fantastic on a short plunge and what you are doing changes constantly.

Excellent rules really make this a winner. It does get easy for the advanced player but iron throne is not easy. Enjoy
7.634
5 months ago
If you like Game of Thrones, I think you'll like this pin a lot. As for me, I just wasn't feeling it. I thought it was a bit hard to hit some targets and well, I never watched the show so I didn't know what I was doing.
8.944
5 months ago
Awesome game. Not sure why so many people bash it (any version of it). You have to play it a while to understand it. I think it offers a lot in game play and depth. There is a lot to do with houses, hand of the king, etc. I do have to say, the premium is a superior game in everyday. the castle, colored lights do a make a difference. Plus, the premium playfield being blue and the back glass look a lot better than the pro and limited versions.

A lot of folks write how much better the pro is. It's not. The premium has more going on and more variation. In any case, it's still a far better game than so many old school games everyone raves about that hold your attention about 5 minutes.
8.062
5 months ago
Another Stern with a great ruleset.

Once you get your head around the rules, the gameplay is addictive.

Flashers can permanently damage your retinas during Winter is Coming though. :)
9.580
6 months ago
I really like this game but I am a fan of the show too. The gameplay is really well put together with a lot of great shots. I like the freedom to choose your own modes in the beginning of the game which can really vary the outcomes. Overall I would say it's one of the best games put out by stern, with SM, Tron, LOTR, etc
6.968
6 months ago
The ruleset just kills this for me. They fixed some of it with the first code update, but that launch code was garbage. The multiple multiplier thing is just convoluted. I don't care about the theme, but the layout is great, and the shots are fun to hit. Rulesets matter, and this really just bums me out. Potentially a very good design just ruined for me. And just to be clear, I have played this one with the new code, and I still think that it is murky and unnecessarily complicated.
9.264
6 months ago
Really a great game - everytime that you play it can be different. The strategy components really make this game a lot of fun. If you are looking for a "hit this blinking light" game you will miss the beauty that is in this game. Code is excellent. Shots flow well. Yes artwork is lacking and sounds can be a bit repetitive but don't let that scare u off. A great long-term complex game which will provide years of fun for those with the patience to really dig in and figure it out...
9.320
7 months ago
One great game and I actually prefer the pro on this game; plays much faster then the premium and just plain fun
9.676
7 months ago
great theme and code is what makes this game. id rather own this then the premium with the present code.
3.096
7 months ago
Artwork is hideous. This felt cheap and offered even less than a usual PRO does....Music is annoying..call outs the same. Game play was nothing great.
Walked away from this quite disappointed as i love the show.
3.084
8 months ago
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WOW that music is gratingly repetitive. Shot layout is really boring. JAFL (Just Another Fan Layout). Art is horrifically bad and obvious that the lawyers are the ones that did this art. Theme is OK.
Ruleset is the ebst thing going for it but based on layout the Premium is the clear winner in the GoT realm.
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