Scared Stiff (Bally, 1996)

Scared Stiff

Pinside rating

This game received 729 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.412 /10

8.412

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #17 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.319

Artwork: 8.74

Sounds/Music: 8.043

Other Aspects: 8.393



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2.709/10
13 days ago
Never could understand the appeal of this one. A drag to play and not so ravishing to look at either. Ah well, there are others who love it.
9.396/10
30 days ago
I love that the backglass was put to work in this game. I also love playing this pin. The sound, art, and shots are all fun. The market price for this used pin says it all. I'm looking forward to the third in this series.
7.303/10
31 days ago
Overrated game. Too expensive for a game that doesn’t have the best code and would get stale.
8.989/10
54 days ago
One of the best games I've ever played. A great theme for fans of horror or cheesy movies. Really just another example of how great Bally/Williams was in the 90's. The spider spinning backglass is simple but a very effective way to add one more level of playing to the game. Multiball is also a lot of fun. Would love to own one if I ever had the capital for it!
7.362/10
58 days ago
The chest seems to be a sdtm drain fest. Game ok, but is not as fun as EATPM. Not sure what to think of the spider roulette game in the backbox. It's fun once or twice, but then it's repetitive.
10.000/10
63 days ago
Perfect pinball. What more is there to say? I call it a ‘Pinball Trainer’ . It gets players used to making shots and completing common pinball objectives. Great fun for newbs and pros alike. I’ve heard it called everything from easy to difficult. Once you are comfortable with the layout, achieving Scared Stiff should be possible.

If you haven’t experienced the Stiff o Meter, you haven’t fully played pinball.
5.604/10
75 days ago
I had this game in my collection for about 3 months and as it looks great, art and good theme the game is boring! so repetitive, I could not wait until I sell it. I am not a good pinball player and got to the wizard mode every time ... the game is ok to have if you have a huge collection of pins and play it once in a while. Way over priced these days and surprised it is not lower on the charts.
7.580/10
79 days ago
One of the best machines for the humor. Flow is pretty good on this machine. I find it too be a little repetive.
7.695/10
79 days ago
Fun but not deep game. I liked the call outs the first 200 times I played. Great theme , good shots, like the ramp shots mostly. Glad I owned one. Sold and do not miss it at all 12 months later
9.820/10
85 days ago
Fun ramps and challenging shots. Scared stiff has all the trappings of a classic pin.
8.540/10
3 months ago
Gorgeous game. Well done theme with lots of humor. Nice feeling shots, with some good flow. But perhaps a little to repetitive with a lot revolving around the crate shot.
7.964/10
3 months ago
A classic horror theme that always seem to work. Great ramps, fun modes, good looking lamps. What's not to like?

Plus boobs...
8.756/10
5 months ago
My wife's favourite pin - probably because she's good at it. Love the artwork, love the gameplay, sound and humour. If it had a deeper ruleset and wasn't so easy it would be perfect.
8.272/10
5 months ago
Very nice pin, too easy for my taste but gives a lot of fun
I love Elvira theme and her comments during gameplay. Very likable.
6.648/10
6 months ago
A fun game with some funny adult humor - that is what makes it great. The gimmicks are ok. The sound quality is pretty bad - definitely need one of those pinsound upgrades. Would play a few games on it at a location if I see it.
9.420/10
6 months ago
Scared Stiff is the perfect implementation of the Elvira theme. Lots of adult innuendo that would only make adults blush. Very good fan layout, but I'm always looking for extra flippers on a game of this caliber. The spinning spider slows gameplay somewhat, but I always like a good backglass animation implementation. May be a little too sexy for some.
8.318/10
6 months ago
I always thought scared stiff was overrated it has good artwork and music but I don't like the rules I think they are simple.
8.000/10
7 months ago
Fantastic game. A classic that will never grow old!
7.568/10
7 months ago
Very fun pinball, but easy to finish (exept the spider mode)
8.360/10
7 months ago
Variety of shots, fast ramps, cool theme. Nice features. Love the artwork and callouts. Sounds and music are cool. Very nice game!
7.968/10
7 months ago
Easy to see why this one ranks high, the playfield is well designed, the ramp shots are a lot of fun as is the crate shot up the middle. My one peeve is the scream when you hit the leapers!!
"I new youd come back" and you do until you can no longer.
5.211/10
7 months ago
don't like this pin very boring for my opinion
8.272/10
8 months ago
Definetly better than Elvira and the Party Monsters. great game
8.644/10
8 months ago
Definitely a great pinball.
All is nice: playfield, theme, design, cabinet art, items/gadgets and a mechanical backglass with spider.
A must have !
8.968/10
9 months ago
One of my top three favorite games. Every shot is satisfying and I enjoy the theme. The game is on the shallower side, so pro players may tire of it over time. The wizard mode is quite easy to get to, but not that easy to actually beat. Its still a very smooth, fun, and approachable game that most people can appreciate. I really enjoy every game on this pinball and working through all of the modes.
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