Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams, 1993)

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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This game got 1,101 approved ratings and currently scores 8.422 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #13 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.514

Artwork: 8.093

Sounds/Music: 8.364

Other Aspects: 8.448

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8 days ago
So deep, so wide. Amazing machine and my pick as the best of the 90s.
1 month ago
Feels kind of floaty to me. I love the theme.
2 months ago
If you want to take an iconic show like Star Trek: The Next Generation and cram it into a pinball machine this is how its done. This is a table designed by Steve Richie so ball flow/combination shots are king on this one. The artwork is terrific and has held up over the years. The game play is smooth and fast. There are plenty of shots to make and many modes to complete. The game has all of the main cast voicing their roles, plus Q, which is a bonus as he taunts you during his mode. The Borg multi-ball is fast and furious and well implemented. Star Trek is nearly "the perfect game" in terms of play, theme and execution. The only knocks (very very minor nit picks) are the cannons feel a little rehashed from T2 (they are fun and well tied in) and the fidelity of the sounds is not as clear as I wish (if you want that you have to get a game 20 years newer.). Again very minor complaints. This is about as good as it gets.
2 months ago
One of the best widebody, if not the best for me. Much better than TZ but i think you need to love the theme. I just played it too much and I'm not a Trekkie so i sold this pin after a moment. Great flow when you are "in" and one of the best multiball ever created
3 months ago
Great theme, great gimmicks and it's really easy to play. I'd highly recommend to beginner to advance to play this pin. My own downside is that it's hard to understand what you're supposed to do.
3 months ago
Simply one of the best machines I have ever played. It delivers the best a pinball can offer: it plays like a dream, the playfield is fantastic, the ruleset is super deep, the artworks and sound are splendid, there are plenty of shots to make... It also feels really strong, and its build quality is awesome.

The theme works perfectly: and I'm sure I would appreciate it even more if I knew more about Star Trek.

Definitely a Top 5 machine for me, and one of the reasons why Williams' pinballs are my favorites.
4 months ago
It's the best Star Trek pinball representing the best Star Trek series. On top of that, it's a widebody "superpin" penned by the "king of flow" Steve Ritchie! As if that wasn't enough, it's got sound clips from the entire cast of the show, up to 6 ball multiball, more Star Trek toys than a collector's showroom, more modes than you can count, and you can continue your game! Some of these features aren't even seen on today's games! The Williams quality was second to none, so we're here 20+ years later and it still looks great!
4 months ago
Nobody loves sttng more than me and that saves this game for me because the game is fun but not incredibly so, and the droning of the theme song is a bit much even for me.
4 months ago
I'm not into the theme, seems well represented in the game, but that does not matter to me. It drains too much on the sides, but not bad enough to dislike the pin because of it. Repetitive sounds and call outs. The game plays ok, but seems a little slow. I would play it if I saw it at a location or at a expo, but only a few times. It looses my interest quickly. If you are a "treky", you would probably like it more than I do because of the theme. I like the newer Stern Star Trek pins better.
4 months ago
Amazing title. Doesn't get the attention it deserves. I would say its the best game in my collection and I never thought I'd say that.
4 months ago
A truly fantastic machine that is fun to play. The cast call outs add greatly to game play experience. It is a challenging game to play and the right-side drain can be frustrating. The STTNG in my collection became a permanent member a bit by accident as a buddy needed a place to store it until he could sell it...maybe that was his plan all along...
6 months ago
Love this game and I'm not really into modes. Amazing theme integration. A fun shooter with a great build up and deadly climax in the final frontier.
7 months ago
Fun game and a good value. Excellent call outs by cast of the show. Final Frontier was always achievable. Many folks had issue with reliability, but mine worked well with no issues. Always thought the delta ramp was a bit steep, I like it better on the Stern ST.
9 months ago
Probably my favorite pin ever. I grew up watching all the STTNG tv shows and movies. The pin brings back a ton of memories! Love the wide-body layout and the theme! I highly recommend upgrading to Pinsound card and a ColorDMD. My only complaint this the black-glass art work sucks. All the actors staring at you gets overwhelming. I replaced it with a better space scene. I also added a PInbits shaker control board with a Cointaker shaker motor. Another big reason I got this pin is its a modders dream. Plan to add many custom mods, and replace the Borg ship with the Borg Cube! Lasers, powdercoating the wire ramps, etc.
9 months ago
Great game but confusing as all get out. Very complex rules.

Fun never the less... I just know I'm not maximizing the scoring.
9 months ago
This is a well designed game. Smooth shots and many with great call outs by the original cast members. Fun modes, and great artwork are also a plus. A must play game.
10 months ago
I have had this machine for several years and I play it more than my others. The side drains can be frustrating sometimes. Very easy to follow objectives and great voice work. If you have no experience troubleshooting machines buy a working machine.
11 months ago
This is a fun game, it has all the original voice actors playing there part including Q as well. The animations on the display are very good as well. The game play is fun an varied, all sorts of missions and mini games you can play in here.

Hearing the cast in there original roles is fun if your a fan of the show. The layout is quit well done and not overly complicated. I especially love the launcher. no more plunger and spring. There's all sorts of neat things all over the board but it never feels like a random mess. Overall it's a very fun game, especially if you are a tng fan.
11 months ago
Its not bad but its a overrated game
11 months ago
Great game, well integrated them, wide variety of shots and modes, moderately difficult. Slower paced game, but can be brutal if you can't control the ball. Didn't last very long in my collection, just too slow and a bit boring, didn't help that I am not a STTNG fan.
11 months ago
What a great game. Not easy to complete all the objectives. Have plenty of variety with shots and modes. A must have for true fans of the series.
11 months ago
Fun game, can be a little slow at times. I love the Borg multiball.
1 year ago
one of my favorite machines to play not a trekie but fan of the game,i dnt care for the backglass not a keeper for me,but could b a keeper on the game play,i like the modes , i like the alot of play on this one wen it first came out even the old lady liked it then,i seem to pass on playing it now cause im not a trekie, and thats the only reason why....
1 year ago
If you're a ST:TNG fan, it's hard to find a single flaw in this pin. Perhaps waiting for the VUK's/subway ramps to return the ball to the flipper. Amazing that Stern was able to redo this theme, equally as awesome, considering this really is a widebody masterpiece. When it's dialed in, all the shots/ramps are easily makeable, and when done right with LEDs, the toys come alive.
1 year ago
Really fun. I love Star Trek TNG the show so this is right up my alley. Fun with missions, exploration and action. It really has a nice mystique feeling about it. One of my top favs.
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