Johnny Mnemonic (Williams, 1995)

Johnny Mnemonic

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This game received 290 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.768 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #67 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.148

Artwork: 7.09

Sounds/Music: 7.416

Other Aspects: 7.91

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58 days ago
Fastest game I own (except for when it goes to the glove, but I still like that feature). Quick games, too. It's a tough one, but super fun. This game feels different than others, due to how close the ramps are to the flippers. I have owned it for a few months now (but haven't been able to play that much) and still can't get to the power down mode, which I think is good. I see why it's such a popular game for the money. This game would be so much more desirable if it had been a Matrix theme. I do really like it.
3 months ago
This seems to be a love it or hate it pin. I kinda hate it....
3 months ago
When I first played JM, I didn't understand the rules. Recently, a friend who owns the game showed me how it works. I love the strategy of ball locks and the multi ball that follows is exciting. This game has great flow despite the glove, which doesn't bother me at all. There's enough ball movement going on to the point where I don't mind when the glove comes into play. I love the layout of the playfield and the shots are plentiful. This game is more fun to me that most games rated higher. LEDs really make this one stand out. One of the few bang for your buck pins still out there.
5 months ago
Fast, fun and brutal. Sometimes too fast but definitely rewarding. Great shots, love how the matrix grid changes game to game where the rewards are and getting tips from Crazy Bob. Biggest complaint is ball launches to bumpers, which feeds the ball out to the slings and not the flippers. It's extremely frustrating to lose a ball without even flipping. Overall great, challenging game. Definitely underrated.
6 months ago
There is so much to do and so many shots on this game. The glove crane toy is pretty amazing, and when it releases the mutliball and all the balls come down at the same time it's epic. The flow is really nice with a few orbits and ramps that all play together nicely. This game has a really full feeling to it and is very true to the subject matter.
7 months ago
It's a pretty enjoyable. Precise aim is important, so this is a good game to to refine your skills.
8 months ago
SUCH a great underrated pin. While I won't say anything here that hasn't been said before, I will say this: believe the hype: JM is a great game. If you can't get over the theme, that's me and I'll buy your game!
8 months ago
Powerdown wizard mode keeps bringing me back for more!
8 months ago
This game is fast very good loops and orbits you can hit both ramps back to back .the game design is lot like a lot of Gomez game and probably why his designs are so popular lot of flow lots of speed .the glove is neat because it hasn't been done a hundred times and doesn't slow down gameplay any more than a video mode .in a game this fast a little slow down in pace sometimes is a nice break . Fun game . Don't be a zombie play pinball !
9 months ago
I've owned this game and just traded today... might regret it tomorrow. But only so much room.
9 months ago
One word: flow!
If you are a fan of fast paced games where there almost isn't a moment that the ball isn't at your flipper then this is the one for you. Classic bad movie, great pin.
10 months ago
Fun, fast and addicting! Played Johnny for the first time and fell in love with it. It took a few games to grasp the concept, figure out the extra buttons, video mode, etc. Tough game, couldn't even get close to power down. If I had one complaint it would be the voices. I would of preferred to here Reeve and the rest of the cast.
11 months ago
Very fast game but the pace is ruined by the glove, unfortunately.

Great game though, even if the scoring is a bit imbalanced (get spinner millions going and you can get a humungous score!).
1 year ago
What a fast machine. Don't love the glove only because it slows down the game and tends to be finicky. I like the strategy it adds however. Great flow overall and the power down wizard modes rules.
1 year ago
Played several different JN. Very boring, poor layout. Not much going on.
This one is a play before you buy one. This game is very, very overrated.
1 year ago
This game is terrific, faster than light. A true player. I am always shocked when I read comments about the movie. Who cares?? The cyberpunk theme is actually cool, and the pin execute it perfectly. The only problem of the game is the spinner score, but once modified you cannot exploit it anymore. VERY underrated machine.
1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE JM! It is truly one of the funnest and fastest games in pinball. It is very underrated. I just purchased this for the second time and it's not going anywhere anytime soon!
1 year ago
Amazing pin, but a terrible movie. Extremely under appreciated.
1 year ago
Owned the pin before I ever watched the movie. I really enjoy the flow and it plays so fast! I hate how the million spinner with a bonus multiplier and bonus held screws up the high scores so bad. Other than that scoring is fair shots are rewarding and I love to play this game. Artwork on the cab and translite are just okay. Playfield looks nice and it's a pretty used game when I have guests over.
1 year ago
Very fast playing game with good flow, one of the very best ever made. The game is a joy to play. The main toy, a magnet/hand that allows to to place the ball into a tray is interesting and unique but not really my thing. The artwork is below average which is probably why this pin is relatively cheap considering the fun factor.
The excellent playfield layout greatly contributes to the flow, speed and fun factor of this game. Too bad the machine itself is kind of ugly.
1 year ago
Super fast! Reaching Powerdown is all about trying to control chaos. Makes TZ seem like child's play by comparison.
1 year ago
Finally got to spend some time on this machine, unfortunately the copy I played was heavily routed with no one taking care of it, the hands didn't work which was unfortunate because I really wanted to see what they do an how they effect game play, saying that I still think this game is awsome, totally loved it, does what a pinball is meant to do an put you in another world, this time being the matrix, pretty easy to get your head around how to start modes an light your kick back, great when u hit your ramps an a special sort of mode starts after a number of hits , yeah the art work is nothing flash an back glass is nothing to write home about but this is a really great machine, definatly a player . An I would love to spend some serious time on a well maintained one to see every thing this game has to offer.
1 year ago
Great table held back a bit by awkward rules/scoring. Still very fun to play.

- Great flow, especially ramp mode.
- Lock grid is a cool way to insert variety into the multiball (and into multiplayer mode!).
- Diverters give the layout more depth
- One of the best video modes

- Having to much flow puts you into frenzy mode which is pretty bad.
- Super spinner is too valuable and shouldn't apply as bonus.
- Starting normal modes turns off some of your lock shots.
- Modes aren't worth enough.
- Getting a second multiball is too hard (you often feel "stuck" after getting super spinner and multiball).

What are you doing?
Making a long distance phone call.
1 year ago
So fast and fun to play. Love the contrast from blindingly fast loops to glove and matrix. Fun video mode. I had Tron for 6 months and while fun, I think JM is a better player - especially for the money.
1 year ago
Played this for the first time tonight. The hand is awkward and doesn't really make sense, or really add anything to the game. Awful artwork. Overall kind of a yawnfest.
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