Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Williams, 1993)

Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure

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This game received 771 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.555 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #10 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.449

Artwork: 8.568

Sounds/Music: 8.351

Other Aspects: 8.608

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2 days ago
THis is one of those games which baffles me . Top 10 all time? c'mon. I know people are like snowflakes, all different.. we all have different opinions for different reasons... but honestly I was very disappointed with this game when I finally got the chance to play it. I am a huge HUGE fan of the Franchise, especially The Last Crusade.
The Playfield may be IMO the WORST looking PF , especially artistically, that I have ever seen. Without writing a complete dissertation, I will just say that I was very disappointed and while its still a good game, don't get me wrong.. top 10 all time? When you have truly groundbreaking games like High Speed out of the top 100, other crap SS late 70's into early 80's games ranked highter than classics like Taxi, TOmmy etc etc...
Sometimes I just don't get it.

I wish they would remake this game but lay it out more thoughtfully and with better artwork and lighting .
3 days ago
This was my dream pin and it doesn't disappoint. The theme and sounds tie in great. Make sure you machine is level! My mode start hole can be tricky from the right flipper so I am still playing around with the best combo to allow the shot not to bounce out. Backhand from the left flipper to the start mode is good when the machine is level. Now should I redecall the cabinet fade or not... Hmmmmm.
12 days ago
"Indiana Jones", I love you so. You're easily Top Ten material, yet you sometimes make things so hard for us. Ramps are incredibly hard to hit every single time I've played you. But, sometimes, all goes well and I can hit ramps like magic. Your playfield is rough around the edges but so colorful and the toys...the little biplane, the Aztec monument, the "Path to Adventure"...yes, you leave clutter where you've been but DAMMIT, if it isn't clever. The "gun" plunger is REALLY cool. And I love the Adventureland/Disneyland version of you with your modified wood cabinet which fits right into the theme of the shop and land you're in. It's a shame not every single cabinet was made that way but you are what you are and you're still a joy to play. I love to play you...see you tomorrow, Indiana Jones...
13 days ago
This game is hands down my favorite pinball. I am a huge Indiana Jones fan, this was also the first pinball I ever played and vowed to get one. I think it is packed with shots, it is a challenging pinball and the theme is a fan boys dream. The music is iconic and loaded with movie sound bytes. Family friendly theme, even the people who claim they do not like the Indiana Jones Movies love playing this table. The good news they made a lot of these machines so if you want one you will be able to find them, the bad news they do seem to cost a quite a bit.
34 days ago
Another machine I once owned -- that was stolen (long story) -- and which stood the test of time and playability. It is one of the best machines of all-time for encapsulating a commercial theme, employing an amusing variety of modes with great accompany animations that cover the (better) parts of the first Indiana Jones trilogy. It has a few cute toys, including biplanes (not part of gameplay) and a rotating idol (a hilarious storage spot for locked balls) and one of the better incorporated scoops (the Well of Souls), and a labyrinth-like upper playfield element (The Path of Adventure). The Wizard mode may be one of the most fun and frenetic multiballs of all time. My major criticism of it remains it's got a very crowded playfield, with a lot of elements low down, so even the orbit shots (which are largely hidden) don't "play long". But still a terrific machine after all these years.
72 days ago
Finally in my collection, and will not let this one go..
Love everything about it, just awesome fun.
3 months ago
IJ is an awesome machine. Unlike other machines with simpler rule sets, this one just doesn't become boring and keeps you playing it over and over. The theme and modes are just great.
I'm not a big fan of widebody pins but this one is well worth the extra playfield size and very well used.
3 months ago
Usually don't like widebody but the theme, memories, and challenging modes make this a big winner. Just a beautiful, well put together experience once you find one that is well taken care of.
3 months ago
Great game. Very challenging. One of my favorites!
3 months ago
See you tomorrow, Indiana Jones...
3 months ago
One of the best pins ever- if you grew up watching Indiana Jones. For everybody else, probably limited appeal. Great creativity and there is the definite feel of an adventure. Game experience depends largely on mode start success- skill and willingness of ball to stay in. Great quotes, music, and missions.
4 months ago
Love this Game! I tested/played a lot of pins before deciding to make acquiring this machine a priority. Saved up and spent quite a few pennies but I do not regret it one bit; each game is different and keeps you coming back for more. After a couple weeks I am already getting better at placing my shots -- good aim is helpful for a good score. Loved the movies in my younger days and each mode brings those memories/moments in the film back clear as day. If you are an Indiana Jones fan you will love this game!
4 months ago
One of the games that I play almost daily, but rarely more than 3 or 4 games at a time. Indiana Jones IMO has the best sounds and music of any of the games that I have played. MM has way more humor - and TZ has more variety - but for me all of the sounds in IJ makes me think of adventure. All of the aspects of IJ really work together and it is the closest I have to come to playing a pinball machine that is more *game* and less *pinball* - if that makes any sense.

The game has a couple of minor flaws. The game can be a bit slow, and at times the video modes can take you off of your game rhythm. However, it offers great variety and some very fun multiballs. It is a keeper.
4 months ago
I find this playfield too closed in... I like long shots. This feels to me like if you can get it off the flipper, you're gonna hit something. Theme is spot on. Artwork is great.
4 months ago
This is great game! My #9. I loved playing it! I have to think about my rating on this - since it was really noisy in the arcade. Subject to change. I could hardly get near it in 4 different arcades, and finally got to play it 3 years later.
5 months ago
another old school cabinet but fun..the animations are a big plus
5 months ago
Kind of sluggish game like a TZ and just about as many toys /gimmicks . loads of video modes and very deep rules / Never mastered the game before I sold it for something better
5 months ago
Probably the game that gets the most plays in the house. Great theme, layout and rule set make this a classic. A must have in any collection.
6 months ago
This machine has it all. Great artwork, lots of modes, great sound bites, fun playfield layout. The replay animation with the wip crack is brilliant. I can go on and on. It never gets old!
6 months ago
One of the greats, every pinhead should have at some point owned this game, it has it all and is one of the most fun games ever. The artwork inside and out is perfect for the era it was made and the theme and simply gorgeous to look at, DMD animations are superb and some of the best to ever come out of willaims and then there is the shots, each shot is joy to hit oh and an upper playfield that doesn't completely suck!

Just like the original films in the franchise this pin is the definitive Indiana Jones pinball experience.
7 months ago
Have owned this machine since 1999 and will keep it great fun and lots of modes
7 months ago
I owned this for a while, but could not get drawn to it. That's probably not a very helpful review, and I'm sure it's probably because I didn't explore it deeply enough, but it felt like do this, then do that, then do this again sort of progression. I guess a lot of pinball is like that, but I expected more engagement, and couldn't find it.
7 months ago
Wow this game is loaded! Lots of modes and features. Even though I was never a huge fan of the IJ movies, this pin really lives up to the theme it's based on. Tough shots for me, but it's still very fun to play, and I actually prefer it over the other top 10 pins.
7 months ago
my favorite Williams pinball
8 months ago
Not a big fan of Indiana Jones movies. Glad I got a chance to play this game. ?To me its really overrated for the prices they go for. There are a lot funner games for less money.
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