KISS (Pro) (Stern, 2015)

KISS (Pro)

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This game received 169 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.602 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "KISS". The group itself ranks #89 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.311

Artwork: 7.838

Sounds/Music: 7.542

Other Aspects: 7.39

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "KISS (Pro)". The other version is: KISS (Premium/LE)

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9 days ago
I think this game is very underrated. The shots and flow and are great. It kind of feels like a Steve Richie game with regards to the flow. Great for a quick game. I own an acdc pro and would consider it close to as good. Acdc n my opinion has more character but the shots on kiss are just as or possibly more satisfying. There has been a lot of negative comments about the code but I disagree. I tend to prefer games that aren't very difficult to figure out, Kiss qualifies. Also, they are still working on a final code update. The couple negative thing I have to say is it wouldn't hurt to have a couple more toys and dots are a little bland. If you're interested in a game with great shots, flow, and theme this is a great choice.
62 days ago
Cool game which nails the KISS theme. Artwork mimics the classic 70s Bally KISS. Dont believe the hype that the code is lacking ... there is nothing wrong with it.
85 days ago
Fun game. Great art. Could use a few more songs. Gene's head shoots the ball sdtm too often though. Otherwise wise it is a fun game
3 months ago
Great looking game! I've been a Kiss fan for a long time and I had an opportunity to buy a discounted new one so I did. Great music but not a deep game but still fun.
3 months ago
I played this after Aerosmith and started to notice similarities. I had not read much about these two pins, but they are very similar in layout. I liked Aerosmith a lot better. While KISS was fun it didn't hold me.
3 months ago
I'm not a fan of the music, being a bit younger than most pinball players

The layout is very simple with not a whole lot going on. The lack of complete code means a bit is still missing from the game.
I'm not a big fan of this machine and stripped down stern pros in general. It's a big miss.
4 months ago
Cool music... that's it...

Yet another boring ass Stern...
5 months ago
Have I mentioned I rarely like Stern machines? I rarely like Stern machines.
5 months ago
I love the band. I wanted to love this game, but I just don't. I actually really disliked it at first, but it grew on me a bit. Have played it a ton on location. I love the music and call outs. Hitting the ball in Gene's mouth is fun, but it's just lacking something. The back glass art, in my opinion, could have been done better. If you look at Paul's face it is kinda drooping. The play field is ok, but a couple of shots that need to be made are harder than they should be. Still torn, but probably won't love it. I would recommend playing on location, but owning it is another thing.
5 months ago
It is one of six pinballs at a local, easily the least played. Didn't like the lay out and art theme of entire machine. I like Kiss, but overall gameplay wasn't appealing.
7 months ago
gave it a highscore only because of the music..a different feel..a crowd pleaser
7 months ago
Rated same as Premium/LE. Not a game for me.
8 months ago
I like kiss, just not this machine. Looks and feels cheep.
9 months ago
Ugh yet another Stern pro that feels cheap and bare....this and GOT pro are very poor pins.

Wanted to like it as i love the music but just found it boring and walked away with a ball to play in the end.
10 months ago
I hate Kiss, so it gets low points for that, plus the playfield art isn't the greatest. Stern really cheapened their quality. This game also doesn't count because it's a pro, therefore it's not the full game. It's 1/2 a game, stripped of extra options, since they made 1/2 effort for full price, they're getting 1/2 my appreciation on this one and all other pros.
10 months ago
Rock n roll all night. The classic is a classic, but this new KISS can be addicting. I think it's the awesome songs that keep me glued to this machine when I find one to pluck money into. Maybe one day I will find a premium to play.
10 months ago
I have tried to play this game a few different times and different locations. I just don't like it, it does nothing for me.
1 year ago
Cool game to play on location. Not sure if it would offer a lot if you owned it. Animations are cool. It plays fast and is a great theme. But you sort of wonder why it didn't have more songs on it. I would say it need a little but more in the game play depth area. I know everyone love Meticalla, but I sort of like this better.

The art and playfield are awesome. I have not seen the premium version.
1 year ago
I've been frequenting a couple arcades in my area that have at least 14 of the Pinside top 50. I keep coming back to KISS. It is flat out fun to play. The flow is great. The layout is clean and the ramps easy to nail - except for the right ramp which can be a challenge. Here is what I like... it makes sense. The rules are deep enough but the basic modes are very straight forward.

I grew up in the KISS era but never really liked the band much. However, I find myself rocking out to the mode songs. It's just a blast to play. The theme blends well with the art and layout. The backstage pass is fun to get. I like getting up into the STAR chamber, the super bumpers are great fun to hit, the light show kicks it, and the instruments are fun to collect. I don't understand the Cities thing...seems to be an unimplemented rule set. The demon head is fun to hit and although it drains sometimes it does have a ball save protects you from the SDTM return.
1 year ago
I really enjoyed sound track pick from Kiss discography, but did not really like the playfield and the toys. Anyway, it is a quite good game to play in the amusement shops, although I would not buy it for home use.
1 year ago
Yawn. KISS is as pedestrian as it comes with a little bit of frustration thrown in. The game's feature toy is problematic, and the rules are devoid of anything special. For such a cool throwback with the art package, it's a shame that the gameplay doesn't measure up.
1 year ago
Played on location... It's OK. Nothing new, exciting. Certainly nothing to write home about.
1 year ago
When kiss first came out I hated it an thought it was boring, spent a bit of time on it now an it's definatly growing on me, sounds are great an machine looks class, would definatly chose pro on this table don't think the extras weigh up to the price difference , never thought I would like this game but I do, hate how picking the cities with the flippers do nothing, code will defiantly make this game stronger, it's a good table, I like it...
1 year ago
Great game, never gets old. Always time for, "one more"!
1 year ago
new code is needed otherwise not much better than the 1979 Ballys Kiss
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