Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams, 1993)

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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This game got 1,110 approved ratings and currently scores 8.423 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #14 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.516

Artwork: 8.095

Sounds/Music: 8.365

Other Aspects: 8.451

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15 days ago
Great design, cool loops. Lots of neat modes. Cool toys/features. Wow! What an excellent game. I want this one!
38 days ago
Another awesome pin that i would love in my collection some day. The flow is definitely there. The Picard maneuver is so satisfying. Getting to Warp Factor with the spinner is so rewarding! The modes are challenging and reaching the Final Frontier mode awesome! I really enjoy using the cannons to spice up the game and the different multiballs are fun. The call outs from the cast are top notch.
50 days ago
Awesome game, very challenging for a player of my skill level to work through the modes, but there are great shots for players of all skill levels and some of the best shots in the Williams era period. If we ever see a STTNGremake I will be first in line :)
53 days ago
This game is a perfect 10 for me. Doesn't get any better than this. I owned Stern star trek pro for 6 months, sttng is way better.
58 days ago
I really wanted to like this game - lots of people had told me it was a great machine and I really like the ST theme. However, Start Trek: The Next Generation was a pretty big let down. The toys are cheap and the looping wireforms seem like a waste of space. The shots are okay-ish, but I'd rather not have to be perfect on the wonky upper PF flipper to get the back sideways ramps (but, for some reason, Star Trek by Stern 2013 made this shot feel better). I just couldn't get into the games here - a Borg re-theme and some re-bending of the wireforms could make it interesting.

Play it for fun, but don't expect to be amazed.
65 days ago
A fun DMD game with a great playfield layout that offers tons of stuff to shoot for. The canons on the slingshots are great. The two standups next to the left orbit love to kill the flow, but this is a very small complaint for an otherwise great game.
79 days ago
So deep, so wide. Amazing machine and my pick as the best of the 90s.
3 months ago
Feels kind of floaty to me. I love the theme.
4 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.
4 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
5 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.
5 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.
6 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!
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
7 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...
8 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.
9 months ago
I held it for a moment. I really like it but very difficult. Some days you will reallly score and have lots of fun, some you will loose really fast... and feel bored.
9 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.
11 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.
11 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.
12 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
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