Star Trek (Premium/LE) (Stern, 2013)

Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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This game received 469 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.554 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st 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: 8.591

Artwork: 8.163

Sounds/Music: 8.234

Other Aspects: 8.84

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

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9 days ago
This game was fun, I just need more to to make shot without hitting post and draining ball. But once you can get your shots down the points will rack up. I'll give a better review after I get 25 games in.
14 days ago
After years of hearing good things about this game, I finally got a chance to play it. I own Spider-Man, and I had heard this feels like a better, more involved version of Spider-Man, and I agree. Of all the games I played this weekend for the first time (Houdini, GOTG, DI) this was the best. DI is more sophisticated, and both GOTG and Houdini are better looking (to me), but Star Trek was a fantastic shooter and a great game. Incredibly smooth, flowing ramps and shots. Steve Richie knows how to build a great shooting, flowing pin. Spider-Man is good, Star Trek is great. Rules are a bit deeper than Spidey, and I only took points off for the playfield (just ok to me) and some toys (the space rocks/asteroids are silly). But I was really impressed with this game, and I now want to add it to my collection asap.
22 days ago
Solid pinball but lacking that something special. Not huge Star Trek fan, but who didn’t love Wrath of Khan? I don’t think that is in this pin, just calling out high point of entire Star Trek Universe.
Ramps seem the focus, yet their appearance seems underwhelming. Maybe they were going for futuristic and wanted them transparent but something changed their mind during development. The gameplay itself is decent, software seems mostly dependable. Music was okay, not sure what they could have done to improve but it is just okay. Voice talent is a plus, but I think this series of Star Trek is more action then character development-so I have little attachment to these actors-except Scotty. Thumbs marginally down on this one.
23 days ago
In the everlasting debate over stern pro/premiums, I would have to give the premium/le more marks here, the left side upkicker sets up your shots more and the extra features and lights add more immersion. Solid game all around. The code is there but its very rinse and repeat after the first kobiashi wizard mode but that's just being picky.
35 days ago
Great Game by Steve Ritchie Love the Enterprise Action
42 days ago
I am not a Trek movie or TV super-fan, but I really enjoyed this pin. This is a fast table with a lot going on. However, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the playfield. The game play seemed to make sense and the shots were attainable. I think long term the shots might get repetitive, but I think there is far more to the game than I was able to soak in having only played about 15 games in two different locations. I also like the small details like the shape of the mission lights as the Enterprise crew badge and the outline kicker being labeled as “reengage”. Lots of fun Easter eggs. I’ll definitely play again!
69 days ago
Star Trek is a pretty fun mode based game. All the modes are just shooting lit arrows on the playfield so they can get a little repetative. It’s not too bad though cause the flow on this game is great so the shots are all satisfying to hit. The game is simple to understand but getting to the final wizard mode is very hard cause you have to beat all the modes 3 times and they get harder with each attempt. Overall a fun game if you are looking for a game with good flow and easy to understand rules.
3 months ago
Possibly the best Steve Ritchie flow game ever... and that's saying A LOT! Great art package by Greg Freres, and integrates the films with a game about as good as possible. Rules can be a bit repetitive, but the game fun factor keeps me playing more regardless. Fantastic effort by a great team! Proud to own this one.
3 months ago
Great Game Best LE Stern has ever made!!!!
6 months ago
Love the game, a keeper. Great light show, even a rotating pf laser. Super cool red lights shoot from each side of the cabinet. Armor looks great, love the way the blue powder coat armor looks, esp when firing the red cabinet-side dot lights. Music is very good and from the movies. Wish they had put some of the ST original series music, like when Commander Decker was going inside the Doomsday Machine, and other TOS fight/battle music, as it's so groovy and cheesy and would make it all the more thrilling and, funny and nastalgic, imo.. Understandably they wanted this to fit the new movies only (but I like breakin' the law, breakin the...I mean rules in such trivial matters if it brings fun/something extra, as afterall it would still be "ST"). The toys on the LE - star ships, meteors, are plentiful and very cool. Although a Klingon battle cruiser and a Romulan Warbird would look better/super-tough (whether in movie or not, imo). Makes it pop and brings a sense of thrill and wonderment. Now, if they ever make a modern Star Trek the Original Series machine - or a Super Duper Shore Leave TOS LE that comes w/ a green gal, a case of Tronya/Romulan ale and a tribble for the ol' hookah - count me in!
6 months ago
The best LE Stern ever made. Case closed. Challenge me....The ModFather
7 months ago
Love it
7 months ago
I owned the pro for 6 months then I sold it, that was about 2 years ago. After buying and selling several machines since (including woz) I now regret selling my star trek pro.

I've realized I don't enjoy games with long ball times and code that puts you puts you on a journey like hobbit or woz. I like to just fire up the machine and have fun, shorter ball times and most importantly - speed and flow.

I'm now on the hunt for a star trek premium. The pro is great too, the playfield layout is about the same.
8 months ago
The gAme next to my all time favorite Metalica Prem. it holds on to close second now to becoming my favorite second game of all time/ The LE is the right choice for Lens flair ! It rocks from the guts to the metalicblue powder coating / all the shots are fun to shoot / no cannon needed and the kickback from the magnet at the Vengance ship is just wow.. the Playfield art is a little weak . so is the Backglass . goes a little blurry towards the back of the ship. perhaps that is a warp effect? The Lights on this game are a sight to behold right down to the side art on the flipper protectors / clearcoating of these are great too. Compared to what I see of the new LE Star wars . this is a step upward from that but SWle came after STle/ weird . Great game Top 5 for sure
9 months ago
Sweet game. Excellent flow, the warp ramp rocks. Kilngon multi ball with the laser on the play field is cool. The artwork leaves a lot to be desired, but other than that its a great playing machine.
10 months ago
I am rating based on the LE package. This game is awesome! The fastest pin I have ever played. I put a lexan play field protector on it and it just made it look nicer and made the game even faster. A must have mod in my opinion. The art and lighting is amazing. The game looks and feels futuristic. Game play and sound are fantastic! I highly recommend.
11 months ago
Gameplay is very fast, furious, engaging, and intense. Mission medals add an intriguing dimension when the Kobayashi Maru wizard mode is achieved. The laser combined with the tri-coloured full LED lighting makes for a visually exciting light show.
1 year ago
This game has great flow. Fairly easy ramp shots and the enterprise is cool. Overall a very fun pinball and Im not really into star trek.
1 year ago
One of Sterns best works, fairly easy to understand and a whole lot of fun.
1 year ago
Certainly a good game. I prefer the older ST:TNG for overall gameplay, but this one is no slouch. With the latest rule set, it pays to know the game and what missions to accomplish in what order. (Hint: going straight for Kobayashi isn't the best scoring method!).

The missions are deep, and get extremely difficult on level 3.

The game flows very well, the only time you're really going to need to take a break and really concentrate on shot making is to start missions, and then on level 3+ missions.
1 year ago
I like but don't love this game. Not a ton of shots. Ship is the biggest shot. Call outs aren't good. Some are downright annoying. Warp shot is cool. A descent game. Would play on location sometimes, but would probably not go out of my way to find one.
1 year ago
Ratings based on a factory STLE (ignoring the pin browser upgrades for sound and music)
1 year ago
This is a terrific game. The open playfield and ramps give the game exceptional flow, especially with combinations. This is one of Steve Ritchie's best designs. The upper right flipper adds to the gameplay with the Warp ramp and Away Team shot under the flipper. Multiballs are easy to achieve. I like having the ability to choose which modes you want to play before plunging the ball. I love the kickback from the left outlane!

Sound effects are top notch and theme integration is very well done. There is even some humor in the game, which is always welcome. The light show is perhaps the best in all of pinball. Every light is a color changing LED. The game is simply beautiful to look at. One minor criticism I have is that the translite has photoshopped images of the actors. It is tastefully done, but I prefer hand drawn art.

Like most modern Sterns this game is fast! I prefer games with magnets, like this one. The Vengence shoots balls back towards you at tremendous speed which will definitely keep you on your toes.
1 year ago
fast game
1 year ago
Nice light show & audio track !
As well as the theme !
Great playing game I would recommend highly !
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