Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Williams, 1993)

Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure

Pinside rating

This game received 803 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.560 /10

8.56

Top 100 ranking

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


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.471

Artwork: 8.546

Sounds/Music: 8.344

Other Aspects: 8.615



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8.000/10
27 days ago
I recently got to try it out at a show. We really enjoyed it. It was easy to play, and you could have a decent game without being a pinball wizard.
6.373/10
28 days ago
I finally had the chance to play this game on a location. I had really high expectations. Man was I disappointed. The one I played was beat to hell so that probably didn't help. Even still, call outs were meh, game play was slow. Just didn't like it.
7.672/10
34 days ago
Such an excellent game. Only problem is price.
7.283/10
50 days ago
It's ok, but not a top 10 IF you ask me :)
8.096/10
50 days ago
Great all round package. Some good flow through the outer loops as well as some satisfying stop and go aiming shots. Very solid build quality and game play. The many different modes (12) are entertaining and diverse allthough the three video modes get a little boring over time. Overall the strategy is slightly limited (going for modes or multi balls) but the game still lasts reasonably well in a small collection and attracts both beginners and more experienced players. Wizard mode is quite easy to reach but hard to finish.
10.000/10
55 days ago
Great game, never get tired of it. To me, this is the number 1 pinball.
9.141/10
58 days ago
My favorite machine ever. Best sound effects and theming of all time.
9.704/10
58 days ago
If you grew up in the Star Wars/Indiana Jones era, who wouldn't want to own this one? Great use of movie quotes, mixed with John Rhys-Davies adding some extra dialog. The programmers of this game went the extra mile, adding specific quotes for unexpected shots, like a ball-lock when the targets are still up. "You cheat, Dr. Jones!" My biggest two complaints on this machine would be the unreliability of the Path of Adventure, and the side panel coloring. Many folks fall victim to fade on the cabinet, and that is quite frustrating. Overall, in my top 5 of all time, and there is no way it is leaving my collection!
9.860/10
59 days ago
Near perfect, very fun, very deep. Very special to play, a lot to do, difficult but always fun.
9.900/10
59 days ago
My holy grail game, and they got it right in every way. The Path of Adventure is the only concern I have with the game due to it possibly leading to mechanical issues over time.
9.800/10
61 days ago
One of my best pinball, good variety, a good choice if you have just one pinball, always fun to play, a keeper for me.
8.232/10
67 days ago
I’ve played this a bunch at my local arcade and now feel comfortable rating it. Very good. I love Indiana Jones but I'm not too thrilled about the theme (I actually prefer the Stern Indiana Jones theme integration). I hate that both pins are so yellow. Possibly best call-outs in pinball. Game play is solid. Toys are fun. Layout is good. It's a solid pin but I don't think $8,000.00 to $12,000.00 is justified. I’m not sure what makes it worth so much beyond theme.
9.544/10
70 days ago
One of my favorite games and a game that really does an amazing of integrating its theme in all aspects of design. A true classic.
7.683/10
88 days ago
The lastability is just not there for me. The last machine to come into my house and probably the first to go. Don't like how the ball gets lost by the pop bumpers. Too start/stop ish of game play. I don't feel that flow.
8.052/10
3 months ago
I anticipated playing this game for some time after it's extensive high rating over various sites. Recognizing I'm out of the majority I just did not find this title captured me despite loving the IJ franchise. Perhaps it was all the hype leading me to expect more. The playfield, although decent, didn't blow me away. Nor did the toys/features. Voice overs and callouts were great. Perhaps if I have a lot more time to sink into it I'll appreciate it better.
10.000/10
3 months ago
I actually like MM and TZ more, but this one will get a higher numeric score from me, because I didn't really have anything I could ding it on. I gave TZ and MM minor dings because the animations aren't as good as other machines, like this one. It really is a great machine and the theme works well too. I'm glad it came out after The Last Crusade and before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
9.380/10
3 months ago
Theme integration is perfect. Call outs and music are big budget as they're taken straight from the movies. A truely immersive game. Modes are diverse and the game really shifts gears during them. The playfield layout does take some getting used to however and I wish the left ramp played a bigger part in the game. Video modes are a fun component as well. This one never leaves my collection.
9.500/10
3 months ago
One of my all-time favs, maybe my fav playfield layout ever. Cool modes, fun tilting ball toy thingy, fun shots, simply sublime!
9.640/10
3 months ago
I just recently bought this pin and love it. Great theme, great sound and call outs, fun modes and nice playfield layout. This pin has it all! If you are a fan of Indiana Jones, this pin will not disappoint. Only thing bad is that the price keeps going up. This is a pin that probably won’t get remade due to licensing, the value is only rising. Pick one up now while you can, you won’t be disappointed.
8.744/10
3 months ago
Indiana Jones is one of the best pins of all time. It’s a widebody game but it plays fast. Lots of modes to play through and they are all fun to play. The sound effects are great and who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? Overall an amazing pinball experience.
8.192/10
4 months ago
Great machine - elements on the playfield are beautiful to look at and it's very fun to play. DMD animations and sound are great. I haven't had too many issues with the POA, airballs or the mode start hole but I do wish the pop bumpers did a bit more to randomise the ball play and were a bit more snappy (might be just my machine).
9.900/10
4 months ago
Great pin. Awesome sound and animations, huge replayability, lots of fun. Only downside is that there is not enough light in the center of the playfield.
Lots of missions, 3 video modes, path of adventure, and 6 ball multiball are giving unforgetable moments :)
highly recommended - one of the GOATs :)
9.640/10
4 months ago
I am usually pretty critical of “golden age” pins in th 80s and 90s — especially those made by Williams. I feel many of the games are generally rated far too high simply because of nostalgia and groupthink bias. The exception? Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure.

I have never owned this pin, but I have played it and I want to own one very badly. Everything from the themeing, artwork, music, callouts, and sound are superb. But it is the gameplay and playfield layout that really make this game stand out. The multiple drop targets and the hidden targets and gems (including the subway ball lock in the golden idol) really make this game stellar. The upper playfield has a real purpose. The shots are highly satisfying.

All in all, a great pin. This is one of the best ever made actually. One of the few examples where nostalgia actually does note overstate how good of a game this is and was.
7.556/10
5 months ago
don't know why, but I'm not the hugest fan of this one. It is ambitious and has stood the test of time, so I suppose I should give it another shot.
8.330/10
5 months ago
Indiana Jones is an awesome looking Game it has many cool features but I don't like the game because i feel it's too easy and I end up just going for multiball over and over and some modes.
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