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

Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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This game received 459 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.545 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Star Trek". The group itself ranks #12 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.586

Artwork: 8.126

Sounds/Music: 8.248

Other Aspects: 8.837

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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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3 hours 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.
24 days ago
Great Game Best LE Stern has ever made!!!!
88 days 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!
89 days ago
The best LE Stern ever made. Case closed. Challenge me....The ModFather
4 months ago
Love it
4 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.
5 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
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 months 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.
9 months ago
One of Sterns best works, fairly easy to understand and a whole lot of fun.
9 months 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.
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Ratings based on a factory STLE (ignoring the pin browser upgrades for sound and music)
11 months 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.
11 months ago
fast game
11 months ago
Nice light show & audio track !
As well as the theme !
Great playing game I would recommend highly !
1 year 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, better than the pro. Gimmicks are not exciting and don't really add to the game, but better than the pro. 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.
1 year ago
Fun and fast game but the layout seems too similar to Spider Man and the The artwork is bad
1 year ago
I love everything about this game. The stock orchestration is fantastic, but it's even better when you swap in the music from the film. Really fun stackable modes, blazing FAST gameplay, super wide/smooth ramps, combos galore... this was Stern's last truly great LE. You just don't find this level of visual improvements on an LE anymore. It will be a LONG time before I make it to the level 2 and 3 wizard modes. Only nitpick is the PF art, but much like GOT you don't really notice it when playing due to the fantastic light show. The blackout mod and blue DMD is a must.
1 year ago
This one has grown on me over time, it is probably because two of the three pinball joints in Rhode Island have one so I have plenty of chances to play it. The more I learn the rules the more I appreciate the layout of the table, I love fast shooting and ramps so this is right in my zone. Has some very tricky shots but doesn't have as many cheap SDTM shots as other recent Sterns have. I am not even s Star Trek fan and I would love to own one of these someday.
1 year ago
I recently sold my first pinball machine (High Speed) and wanted to upgraded to a newer machine. My friend has a bunch of new titles (walking dead, star trek, metallica, iron man, ghostbusters, etc.). After playing his machines for awhile I found myself gravitating towards Star Trek.

I really like the speed and ramps on this game. The third flipper for the warp ramp is awesome. I have friends that aren't into pinball, but no one can deny how good this game looks all lit up. By far the best looking game in my opinion (although I'm not a huge fan of the backglass, that may get changed up someday).

The rules are repetitive, but not in a bad way. Both multi balls (klingon and vengeance) are great. Taking down Vengeance is great. Lots physically and visually going on in this game.

Music and animations work really well, definitely a complete package.

Overall super happy with Star Trek, even my wife likes it :)
1 year ago
Good game my 2nd best game
1 year ago
Excellent modern Stern, the LE package is gorgeous. Gameplay is tight and fast. Really enjoy playing this one
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