Tales from the Crypt (Data East, 1993)

Tales from the Crypt

Pinside rating

This game received 306 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.859 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #64 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.952

Artwork: 7.914

Sounds/Music: 7.064

Other Aspects: 8.078

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8 years ago
Now that I own this game and play it daily, I have to adjust my rating. I absolutely love it. I initially bought it on a whim and was considering selling it before i even unloaded it. But after replacing some bulbs, cleaning the inserts and playfield, this thing is a BLAST to play! I'm sure I may trade it for some other pin in the future, but not any time soon.

EDIT: OK, so as usually the case, I needed money so I sold it. Now I miss it.....
8 years ago
Data East did a great job with this pinnie. Creepy artwork all over and a nice, open playfield for good ball speed. A highly sort after machine - very collectable.
8 years ago
This was my first pin..a quite fun game..the artwork it's not my favourite (the design it's too confused), very good the 180° ramp quite difficult to get, the music is quite good..
Data East was a step less than the Williams/Bally model..it's clear...
8 years ago
I recently purchased TFTC, I had been playing it at an arcade for a year. it has an excellent theme and is challenging. I have played most of the P.B. machines ahead of this on the top 100 list and TFTC is underated at 37!!!!! THIS IS DATA EASTS BEST P.B. MACHINE.5/19/2009. I will write back in 6 to 9 months to update on its durability.... Peace--Out !!!!! Well i've had T.F.T.C. for over a year now. I really enjoy playing it...I've had to replace the DMD and powerboard. Also a ribbon cable and some minor playfield repairs. I would love to buy a high end resto of this pin if it exists...This pin is a keeper...love it..Now to find a Scared stiff in VG to EXC. condition...Peace out..............................
9 years ago
I love this game! One of Data East's best efforts. Some of the dot matrix images are a bit graphic for the little ones, but quite entertaining for adult players. There is nothing cooler than undressing the mummy in the Frightmare mode! Too funny:)
9 years ago
Data Easts finest effort. Mode based pin along the lines of Addams Family, not quite as universally appealing though. If you don't find the Cryptkeeper annoying you are going to love this one.
11 years ago
A good original game, with nice shots and an original rule set. The only thing I would change is the automatic lighting of multi-ball on ball three but I appreciate that it is there for novice players. This game has lots of depth and a great wizard mode that is tough to get to!
13 years ago
Well thought out pin with fun abounding everywhere. Starting with the right ramp loop and continuing with horrifically fun sound throughout.
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