Medieval Madness (Williams, 1997)

Medieval Madness

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This game received 1208 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.931 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Medieval Madness". The group itself ranks #1 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 9.114

Artwork: 8.808

Sounds/Music: 8.487

Other Aspects: 9.037

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Medieval Madness". The other versions are: Medieval Madness (Remake - LE), Medieval Madness (Remake - Standard)

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13 days ago
I can't claim to have played every pinball machine... or even most... but of the ones I have played the only one that comes close to MM is TZ. The game is the ultimate addiction. You can never just play once. I always get drawn in for more than I had planned.

The game itself is nearly perfect. The playfield is awesome - both open and interesting. The game is also super smooth - I never feel cheated out of a ball or shot. The exploding castle is my all-time favorite gimmick. The voice acting is second to none. The art is both funny and intricate. AFM is obviously very similar, but MM has a few extra shots and just a little more interesting. If I were to only own two games it would be MM and TZ. If I were to only own 1..... ugh... I am not sure if I could handle that hard of a scenario!
31 days ago
Dont call me sir miss a lot! An all time great.
39 days ago
Fun theme and great ball flow/ novice or expert will love this pinball machine, the 2015 remake is a great option if you want new technology on older game theme. The Williams plays really nice so try them both before you buy.
42 days ago
worth playing
44 days ago
Absolutely one of my favorite pins of all time.
45 days ago
Found it on location in excellent condition so was pretty stoked. It's definitely one of the best. Great game, hard but you just want to keep coming back. Very rare to see it in Australia unfortunately. Would love to own a remake.
61 days ago
Great theme for guests and curiosity play, but doesn't have legs at home for me.
70 days ago
The one that put Pinball on the map for me.
72 days ago
I can understand why the machine is so highly rated, but this is not one that I would own in my own collection. The are a variety of mulitballs you can achieve and hitting the shots can be fun, but the flow can be slowed down dramatically if wanting to complete the castle objectives. This, with the repeating music, can make for a less than stellar gameplay experience. The callouts are probably the best thing in this game, which are just funny. Otherwise, there are definitely other tables that hold my attention better.
81 days ago
So much fun, 90's Pinball at it's BEST!!
Love the theme, and everything about it! Fun for all ages, whether beginner or expert pinball player.
When I go to pinball shows this machine always has a loooong line, but it is always worth the wait.
Other newer machines have come but MM is still on top of everyone's list and seems to be standing the test of time.
82 days ago
Awesome game. Play it often on location. I understand why it is ranked #1 on pinside. Remake Just as good. Would highly recommend.
87 days ago
The number 1 of the '90! Gameplay and toys are the top!
3 months ago
Decent but why rated at 9.5 il never know
3 months ago
Well deserved #1.

3 months ago
Lives up to the rep! Bashing that gate never gets old. Fun shots all around. Yay MM!
3 months ago
Fun game. Funny game with the corny humor ... but that gets a little old after a while. The layout is good and fair. The rules are a little shallow, but does have a few modes that are fun. The castle rumbling around is funny the first several times you see it. I would play this a lot on location, but probably would not own it. I like the remake lighting better and feels more "modern" for some reason, even though it is the same layout.
3 months ago
Great game, great toys, good epic call outs and humor. There's a reason it's been number 1 so long
3 months ago
Timeless, elegant, well rounded pinball at its 90s best. A sense of humour is everything. Showing its age in terms of code depth these days, but it is so well balanced and thought out that that hardly matters. And who wrings everything out of their super-deep coded machines anyway? :-)
3 months ago
A classic. I prefer it's sister game Attack From Mars, but there is no denying this is a fun game with lots of great humor. The castle toy is an iconic part of pinball.
3 months ago
great game
4 months ago
This game is the pinnacle of Williams Pinball. It has all the right things in all the right proportions to put it and keep it in the #1 spot.

Play it every time you get a chance!!
4 months ago
This pin is so fun! It's the perfect machine to introduce non pinball players too. I was able to get several people into pinball by having them play this game first. The castle is so well designed!!
4 months ago
This is my grail machine. I have played the original and the remake. There is something special about a Williams Medieval Madness
4 months ago
This is truly one of the best games ever, it is as simple as that. A very rare combination of instant fun and lastability. Just amazing stuff.
4 months ago
The best pinball there is
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