Monster Bash (Williams, 1998)

Monster Bash

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This game received 928 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.763 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #4 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.853

Artwork: 8.876

Sounds/Music: 8.385

Other Aspects: 8.719

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19 hours ago
MM, TZ, MB... top 3. MB is the funest machine ever made. Any of the 3 could rank 1. Will preorder MBR day 1.
27 days ago
One of my all time favorite games fun in every way from music to theme interaction is awesome I sold my first one and regretted it for a long time. I ended up buying a nicer one and am glad I did the kids love this game probably the funniest pin I've ever played it gets even better with a few updates like led lights not to much to do but enjoy it
35 days ago
I really want this machine for my collection someday. It's hard not to give it a perfect score. The soundtrack, voices, playfield , backglass are all amazing. This is my number one favorite machine of all time.
38 days ago
Easily my favorite horror themed pin of them all.
39 days ago
phantom flip is pretty cool, when working correctly with a level table.
42 days ago
Theme and music are great. Shots feel a little clunky to me, but could just be my (insufficient) skills.
43 days ago
I remember playing this game as a kid. So much fun to play, still a great game that deserves to be part of the top 5.
69 days ago
George Gomez and Team nailed it, to me it’s one of the best games ever developed. It has great flow with a very well integrated theme. I’m glad I was finally able to find a completely restored one. The addition of the color DMD bumps it to another level. Just a top notch game.
69 days ago
This is in the top 5 games for a reason. Great shots and flow and pretty easy to understand rules. Theme is cool and the humor is good on this game. It’s a classic for a reason
70 days ago
Between AFM, MM, and MB, this one is the weakest of the three, and honestly, more of the same between the three. The layout, flow, play, it's all the same, but it definitely draws in newer pinball people which is a good thing. It shoots well and the shots are smooth, but the gameplay and ruleset bring nothing new to the table (pun intended).
73 days ago
Awesome game for the collection. Very popular with my wife and all the neighbors
79 days ago
Love the art and has great flow. That said, I found the game gets tiresome quickly. Long ball times also make it difficult for 4 good players to play a game together within a decent time frame. Lastability is not there for me.
80 days ago
Awesome theme, straightforward rules, fantastic artwork and call outs, this game is one of the best!
3 months ago
3 months ago
For me, this game is the epitome of perfection. Yes, it's a similar fan-style layout to other great modern B/W games like AFM and MM, but subtle shot variances, theming, DMD displays, call-outs, and artwork give Monster Bash a nudge above the other two A-listers. It's challenging enough that good players can have bad games, but forgiving enough that casual players off the street can likewise blow it up.
4 months ago
Monster bash is a great game when it's not set up to shoot creature all day long. But, I do like the artwork,theme, and toys in the game.
5 months ago
One of the best, forever a classic.
5 months ago
Good theming, but a little bit easy and lack replayability
5 months ago
I don't know what else to say other than that if there's a Bash at a location it's what I go to first and if it's in good shape it may even be the only thing I play all night. I never tire of this table.
5 months ago
Another classic. Just a great game with easy to understand rules and goals. Defeat each monster mode, then battle them all! Fun call outs and good sound, music, and good dots. My only minor criticism is that it can feel a little too straight forward, as everything is basically a vertical shot toward each monster. That's a very minor critique though, this is a well designed game that is challenging and really fun.
6 months ago
Love this game, it's fast and fun and the French accent delectable !!!!
6 months ago
Great game with fantastic toys. I custom paint the characters which makes it even better . ModFather
6 months ago
Lots of cool toys on this game, I like it a lot.
6 months ago
It's an amazing game. A lot of toys paired with a great soundtrack. Definitly one of the best machines ever made.
The only thing that is a bit too repetitive are the callouts from Franks Bride.
6 months ago
Very popular title, but i never got a chance to really play it until recently. I was pleasantly surprised. The theme and sound effects are funny and add a lot to game play. There are a lot of modes to complete. My wife fell in love with this machine, so it looks like this one is getting added to the wishlist. Shes not happy that she finally found a game she really enjoyed, then saw the price point on them. Maybe someday...
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