Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Williams, 1993)

Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure

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This game got 1051 approved ratings and currently scores 8.472 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #8 in the Pinside Ranking.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.38

Artwork: 8.46

Sounds/Music: 8.316

Other Aspects: 8.525

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“Williams IJ is better than the Stern IJ, on most days. Williams IJ Pinball Adventure is an excellent machine and will never intentionally leave my collection while I am living on earth. It is a keeper. The gameplay and everything about the pinball machine save the backglass is perfect. Still haven't figured what the Super Ball button is for, but I am sure I will one day....”

  • BenetBoy78 currently owns this game.

  • “Very deep game, lots of modes and a great theme.”

    “A great game that has good replay aspects.”

    “Fun game with a bunch of stuff to do. Ramps, drop targets, easy multi ball. The game is pretty easy which allows you to accomplish most game objectives. I played on it for a few hours without getting bored and I get bored easily.
    The artwork is so-so, not really my thing but the fun factor makes up for all that and then some.”

    “I enjoy this game, a lot of people think it is too gimmicky, others dont like the video modes.

    Still a fan.”

  • Meegis has this game on the wishlist.

  • “I couldn't get into this one. It didn't have good flow.”

    “Love it. Challenging pin. Make sure you hit those close up shots!!”

  • Bigbossfan currently owns this game.

  • “No, no, no, sorry...not a fan of the game. Another jam-packed Mark Ritchie playfield with unforgiving, cramped shots. I'll make the same caveat I do when I talk of Fish Tales and Bram Stoker's Dracula: I'm not an exceptionally good player, thus I find these games are way more punishing and frustrating than fun to play. I play pinball to have fun...and I just don't have any fun playing IJ. However, the game is packed with decent modes and has quite a bit of depth. The theme and art are a fanboy's wet dream, no complaints there. Ball lock kickout ranks up there with the best in all pinball. Overall, the game isn't for me, but I can see why it is the cat's meow...”

    “Great Game. Plays different than most. like the variation”

  • DavidJames-1863 has this game on the wishlist.

  • “I played this game at the Pinball Museum in Vegas as well as in a tournament in Free Play Florida. I'd been looking forward to playing the legendary Williams Indy b/c I had planned to buy one. After playing it, I was really disappointed. It does have some challenge and I could see the gameplay keeping you coming back but the theming is just too dated. Bad midi loops and too many elephant noises in the lower playfield.

    With headphones on, it was more enjoyable. So, if you don't mind the sound, it can be a fun game with plenty of challenge. At the end of the day, I just didn't have fun playing it.”

    “It's my favorite pinball machine hands down. I would recommend it to anyone interested in pinball.”

  • awesomeaja currently owns this game.

  • “By far, the funniest game I own. This is a keeper! So much variety between video modes and challenges. Shot variety is exceptional and challenging. I find it hard to point out any flaws other than crazy air balls. Software is smart, challenging and rewarding.”

  • ff6735 currently owns this game.

  • “Great game very hard to complete this one!”

    “I have owned a prototype "Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure" for years and I've never grown bored with it. The design and artwork is incredible. I highly recommend this classic Williams pinball machine. Love it! This is the near perfect pinball machine.”

  • Chance currently owns this game.

  • “Love this game. Love the theme and love the animation.”

  • Bulldog1008 currently owns this game.

  • “It's up there at the top of the rankings for a reason which some of the best theme integration out there along with STTNG. Just need to start saving for one now...”

  • jsyjay has this game on the wishlist.

  • “This is my grail pin. I actually will take an hour out of my Disneyland visit to play it...even though theirs isn't in great condition!”

  • beelzeboob currently owns this game.

  • “I don't know what it is about wide body machines, but they just don't resonate as a playing experience as well as normal machines (including Demolition Man, Road Show etc.) They are fun games to play, but not as much fun as they should be. This one is the same. Some great shots, decent ball flow, good playfield design and layout; but not as much fun as it should be. Don't get me wrong, it is fun to play; just not as much fun as it should be.”

    “Finally got some time on this machine.It was very fun in all aspects!”

  • Elevatorman has this game on the wishlist.

  • “Wow. My first wide body and a theme I love. But, there is SO much more going on here. They crammed a lot onto this play field, which gives the player a ton of options, but can also make game play difficult at times. In fact, this game can flat out kick your butt from time to time. But, it always keeps me coming back for more.
    The artwork is awesome, and the call outs are great. Licensed game, which is great. Great music. So many different ways to score and I do enjoy the mini play-field as well.
    Believe the hype on this one. You won't be disappointed.

    Holy smokes my friend, I'm so pleased you're not dead.”

  • CyberNinja24 currently owns this game.
  • 1 Pinsider starred this rating review

  • “Great pin. I'm not a big fan of the artwork, but otherwise a big fan of the game.”

    “Love the movies love this game, a lot to do to finish this one”

    “This was a game I picked up to play for a bit and then move on.

    I just plain can't. It is that good!

    There are a few people that would complain about an obstructed view of the upper playfield. Yeah, but you get the Path of Adventure. You get a unique layout. You get some frantic In Your Face action thanks to the tighter lower playfield.

    Sound Effects and music are beyond satisfying.

    Oddly enough, in some ways I get a little of the feel of playing an old solid state or even an EM with IJ. I nudge more on this machine than most other modern pins.

    So Many Modes! Deep Deep Deep!”

  • Hoser currently owns this game.

  • “Near perfect. My only gripes are rear lighting that can be modded to not be a problem. Cabinet fade that sucks and I wish the ball didn't disappear from view on some of the shots. Everything else is at another level of good.”

  • nikpinball has owned this game in the past.
  • 1 Pinsider starred this rating review

  • “Just played this for the first time at PPM and got in about 20 games in a row on a quiet Saturday.
    There were moments when I thought, "Best game ever..."
    IJ really blew me away. I'm a big wide-body fan...

    * multiball lock in the middle is possibly the best use of a center shot of all time
    * the way the game feeds balls back during multiball is great - the fact that the balls are fed so quickly to the flippers
    * I like the dual orbits
    * I like the 1-2-3-4 lanes up top

    My only negative marks on the game is that it's a licensed theme, and I think the artwork is weak.

    It's another masterpiece from Mark Ritchie, one of the most underrated designers of all time...

    Taxi/Diner/IJ -- all top 20 games in my book.


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