Star Trek (Pro) (Stern, 2013)

Star Trek (Pro)

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This game received 358 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.182 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Star Trek". The group itself ranks #10 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.326

Artwork: 7.444

Sounds/Music: 7.948

Other Aspects: 8.514

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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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2 days ago
Very solid game that plays fast, has a good rule set and plenty of shots.
4 days 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!
28 days 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.
33 days 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.
41 days 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.
51 days 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.
58 days 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.
59 days 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.
83 days 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.
3 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.
3 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.
4 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.
4 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.
6 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.
6 months ago
Played several different star treks. Hope Sterns gets some of the bugs worked out of this title. Buggy and doesnt play well, but the lights look nice.
6 months ago
I'm not a Star Trek geek, so the theme is not an attraction. That is not a big deal to me, but probably takes away from effect satisfaction. They did "represent" the theme pretty good. The playfield lacks excitement, seems to be a little repetitive. The lighting is good, but the premium is better. Gimmicks are not exciting and don't really add to the game. The good is that I still like to play it and would play it on location for a couple of games every time. The "Lastability" is not too good for me and is why I will likely never own one.
7 months ago
Overall I think Star Trek Pro is a great game. The lighting is excellent on this game and you will see some great light shows. Music in the game is pretty good but I wish it offered more variety. My only gripe about the game is the lackluster backglass artwork. Also, while some of the DMD animations look impressive others can seem like an afterthought.

The rules although somewhat repetitive (hit the blinking shots) are fun and become more unique the deeper you get into the game. While there are 6 mission inserts each mission has 3 levels with each level containing more difficult rules and unique animations. In total there are really 18 unique missions, plus 3 wizard modes for each set of 6 you complete. There are also 3 multiball modes that can be started through normal play including Vengeance, Kahn, and Klingon multiball. Overall there are 24 modes in the game which is a lot compared to most pins. If you like mode based games then I think you will really enjoy Star Trek.

In terms value and fun I think Star Trek pro offers both. While the premium and LE are the more feature packed versions of the game I do not feel that anything is really missing from the pro version of the game that hurts its gameplay.
7 months ago
Nice pro model, virtually the same great game play as the premium just a little less bling.
8 months ago
You know.. this game reminds me of Attack from Mars but with a higher difficulty. Ramps are really easy to hit (love that) but the starship is really tough to hit. Overall, I think it's a pin easy to get into. My downside is that I'm just not a big fan of the new star trek.
8 months ago
This is one I jut think is a bit overrated. At one point, I wanted to buy it. The more I played it I came to learn I made the right choice passing it up. I like a lot of Steve Ritchie games, but this game is so repetitive instead of a great game underneath. The sounds are cools, but lets face it, the Star Trek license isn't such a great license. Doing the old school show might have been the way to go. The new movies are lame and I can't help but think that hurts this game.
9 months ago
Playfield have lack of invention, idea, gimmick, or anything. Its really boring pin and its just another in row of modern Stern poor pinballs.

Art of all table is terrible. Playfield art isnt actually art, there are only stupid simple symbols. Backglass is the same simple and boring.....5min in Photoshop:)

Cant believe its rated so high on this site. Big disappointment for me. Shiny new LEDs dont mean its good pinball guys!!
9 months ago
The Pro really suffers by comparison to the LE and premium and the effect is multiplied by the differences in the playfield and no bass or shaker.
9 months ago
Why is this in the top 100? It plays bad and it looks like a cheap toy. Too many colors, like the sales guy that found how to do objects with gradients in Powerpoint made the design.

Boring gameplay on an empty play field, just shoot up ramps without any strategy. The continuously flashing of LEDs hurts the eyes which makes you drain balls, it is like the Strobe mode of Attack from Mars but badly done. Actually the more I think about it the more I think it is inspired on Attack from Mars but somehow they did not get it because it missing the flow.

Star Trek The Next Generation is a much better game. Real rules, classy artwork, recognizable music, funny remarks from the actual actors during play, a lot of hidden tricks and of course the 6 ball multiball and the two cannons! I hope they make a remake of that one so it will be more on location.
9 months ago
Another great game by Stern and a nice homage to the Star Trek TNG machine by Williams (same designer, Steve Ritchie!). Excellent shot flow and ruleset to follow, along with the different Multiball modes and the Vengeance toy (also pays homage to Attack From Mars in a way).

Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a pinball wizard!
10 months ago
Flow King here. i havent played the premium or Le but id assume there even more fun. 18 modes and 3 wizard modes makes this game highly appealing for longevity to me.
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