Star Trek (Pro) (Stern, 2013)

Star Trek (Pro)

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This game received 382 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.215 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Star Trek". The group itself ranks #11 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.363

Artwork: 7.456

Sounds/Music: 7.984

Other Aspects: 8.555

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Star Trek (Pro)". The other version is: Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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28 days ago
Awesome game I will play for hours!!

Stern top five for sure. Great lighting and layout. Fun ramps and amazing game speed. I wish I could afford one but for now I will just play when I see it. Underrated in my opinion as thus pin has everything for adrenaline junkies like me. Speed flow and consistent shots make this a top five pin in my opinion.
30 days ago
This game really takes the good points of STTNG and provides longer ball time. Fast play, fun shots. Really cool sounds. Animations and artwork could be better
59 days ago
Wide flowing shots with a mission based ruleset. Pro and Prem/LE gameplay almost identical.
61 days ago
I enjoyed this game quite a bit. Rules seemed to have a decent depth, shots are definitely there and I enjoyed the art package.
That being said, some of the features and art/animations seemed a bit dated given the time that this particular machine came out. I still would love to own one, and can see myself playing it when I see it in the line up - it was a fun game and kept me engaged.
70 days ago
"Star Trek" is a smooth machine. I love that you can choose which "mission" you want to play before you play it. It never really feels like the same game twice. Ramps and targets are fairly easy to hit. That's not really a criticism as the speed of the game more than makes up for it. The callouts and dialogue are a touch weak as some line readings come across as phoned-in. I know it's an arcade piece but the actors could have at least made it sound like they were trying. The game reminds me of a high-tech "Attack From Mars" at times. It's a hell of a lot of fun to play and the action makes you feel like you're living the new films.
71 days ago
I hope this clip art era of pinball is dying. Good game, first time I played I was able to start a multiball, 2 games I was able to win a game. I will always play one when I see one.
80 days ago
Fun and fast game with good flow. I agree with the several comments saying this game was one of Stern's standouts during the couple of years surrounding its release. I think the game's strength is in the combination of the modes, the flow of the shots, and the interaction of the playfield activity with the activity/graphics on the DMD, accentuated with the lighting effects. But while this machine is very good, it has a few disappointing weaknesses. They include lackluster and unmotivating callouts/speech, and missed opportunities to go deeper with the good rule set and to get one or two more features into the playfield. More specifically, while the rule set and the playfield are quite good -- above average -- they are missing a little something extra that would have made them great. And while the speech and callouts are okay, ultimately they are mediocre when you consider the material that the theme made available to Stern, and they do little to help build emotional engagement and tension with the gameplay. Thus, in summary, this game is solid and entertaining -- fun to play if available on location -- but falls short of true greatness in my opinion (which is worth saying because the game could have been better without a lot more effort).
88 days ago
LOVE this game. One of my favorite of all time. Just an amazing shooting pin.
3 months ago
Star Trek is a fun game that looks to refine the design that Steve Ritchie created for Spider-Man. With a bit wider openings, the ramps are a bit easier to hit, and some shots have been added to the far sides of the layout. The result is a game that feels similar to Spider-Man, but still manages to feel like a totally different experience, especially at the code level.

Heavy on mode-based play, many of the modes tend to feel similar, but they're broken up by a variety of multiballs and hurry ups. Star Trek brings modes close to the surface (you can't start a ball without being in a mode), while Spider-Man buries them behind several shots to qualify them.

While the game was nothing spectacular early on, Star Trek evolved into a solid player over time. There are a still a few hanging bugs or quirks that could use some cleaning up (like the Lock shot being lit but not collectible up the middle at certain times), but overall it's a solid game that provides a good mix of fast gameplay with measured shooting.
3 months ago
Very solid game that plays fast, has a good rule set and plenty of shots.
3 months ago
What can u say...its Star Trek....I have updated speakers, shaker motor, invisiglass.....all really help in making this a really fun game....
3 months ago
I've owned the Pro version of this game for over three years and I believe it's one of Stern's strongest titles in recent years. There are a couple of negatives - the artwork is a bit bland and unimaginative in places and there's not much on the playfield in the way of toys that interact with the ball, however those are literally the only negative points. The flow on this game screams Ritchie all over and makes it very exhilarating to play. The modes are all colour coded and require different combinations of shots in different orders, and each mode has three stages so what appears to be a 6 mode game is actually an 18 mode game and I have never even gotten close to playing through them all in the same game. Multiball startup sequence is awesome - up there with Addams and Gofers, and overall the lighting and animations are very very solid. Theme is perfect whether you're a fan of the new movies or not, and it's a strong addition to any game room!
4 months ago
I came close to getting one of these, someday I may yet. I do not like the show, but this is a very fun game.
4 months ago
Wow this game just has everything you could ever want. Cool design, fast and furious, great build quality, great sound and lighting. Be sure to get the update 1.61 and you will be amazed on how deep this game is.
Sounds are truly amazing... the light show when you get klingon multiball or a extra ball... its everything over the top.
A pin that will never leave my house... no much they want to pay me for it.
5 months ago
A great game with some very smooth, fast flowing shots. The warp ramp is a great shot to hit a nultiple times if possible. The light show and the music are great! Definitely one i will own one day but until then I'll play a mates when ever i can.
5 months ago
good 'learning' game for people not familiar with pinball rules. Might be 'too simple' for pinheads. I have a lot of fun playing it. Does get repetitive though.
5 months ago
I am not a ST fan but enjoy the game. It is a feel good game in that someone who is not great at pinball can miss one shot but hit another. Ramps are fun. The Back glass is horrible and I got an alternative one. Also got lighted speakers and set to blue so game looks much better. Huge difference in Pro vs. LE and I am kicking myself a bit for going with the Pro - however the price difference was $2,600 so opted to save the coin. Down the road may sell the Pro and get an LE as the lighting and other effects are amazing. I also love kickers and the LE having a real one is nice. However overall for the money this is a fun game and the shots are not too difficult and seem very satisfying hitting them.
5 months ago
I like this pin overall. I trend towards faster games and this definitely has a great pace. I actually enjoy the artwork and lights and believe it is indicative of the overall theme. It's futuristic and admittedly sterile. This pin could have used an active magnet area. The Enterprise toy is underwhelming. It's also not the deepest pin which is often a trade off for speed. If you're a fan, I think you'll be happy to own this game but have another pin available. It can get repetitive.
6 months ago
This is my #10 Pick. Wonderful lighting. Corny Voices. Good sound quality but horrible sample choice? Fun game to play. Animations are horrid. Sound is almost as annoying than the black hole, but the game is fun.
7 months ago
WOW got this in a trade, once I got the rules I began to love it more and more and consider it one of my favourites. Never played a premium or le but I love this one.
7 months ago
Flow, flow, flow. Love how most shots return to a flipper. The choose your own mode play, stacking missions never gets old. If you like to mod your games, this is one of the best. Cabinet and backglass are biggest disappointment to otherwise great game. One of Sterns best.
7 months ago
Good: Theme, color scheme and lighting. Upper flipper involvement. Enterprise toy. Clear rule set.

Bad: Primarily ramp game which gets repetitive and can feel like banging posts a lot. Not much for toys besides the Enterprise. Rule set is repetitive. Unremarkable music.
8 months ago
Fast game play keeps it exciting. Goals are easily understood thanks to callouts. The modes are rewarding. "Captain's Chair" and "Kobiyashi Maru" are nice bonuses.
8 months ago
Star Trek (Stern 2013) is a bright, slick, rapid game that resembles a mix of AFM and STNG. Smash that ship... hit the center button... smash mash smash... oh wait... is this still pinball? For as clean and zippy as the shots are on this beast, there isn't a lot of intrigue to the game. Most of the modes require the same shots in different order, and the games can get exceedingly long without much satisfactions. A good, solid game that feels great to shoot, but not very engaging at times... smash smash smash!!!

I'd like to own one after my top 25 or so are secured, definitely not worth the money now.
10 months ago
Lots of ways to approach the game, and even after owning it for a year, I'm still figuring out different play strategies. What I've been working on the past couple of months is stacking the three Nero levels first, then completing the first level for the rest of the modes to get to the Kobayashi Maru. I've had my best scores this way.

Hitting the warp ramp consistently is the toughest shot, and is satisfying if you can hit it several times in a row. Hitting the left ball lock is also a tough shot, and unforgiving if you miss it.

A couple of things I don't like about the game. The flashing lights can be so bright and intense that it can be difficult to see the ball, and it can also give you a headache. I'm not a big fan of the back glass.

This is an extremely challenging game, and I never get tired of playing it. This was my first (and so far only) NIB game, and I have no regrets. This will be staying in my collection for a long time.
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