Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Williams, 1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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This game got 744 approved ratings and currently scores 7.764 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #68 in the Pinside Pnball Top 100.

7.764

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.841

Artwork: 7.73

Sounds/Music: 7.448

Other Aspects: 7.901




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7.454

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9.432
2 years ago
This is the first machine i played as a kid and is my favorite machine ever. I found T2 in a laundromat and spend countless quarters on it. I still remember the intensity when i fired it up and heard the music and sounds i was trembling it was so intense. I was hooked for life. I still to this day say "get out" in an arnold voice. This made such a huge impact on my life
8.980
2 years ago
One of my favorites, just love the flow and with LED's its a visual blast.

Combining the two ramps is very satisfactory and the gun a great addition. Always nice to combine multiball with payback time to get those high numbers....

Overal a must have for lovers of flow and badass pinball!
9.080
2 years ago
T2 is a simple game that is a nice break from the deeper games. It has historical significance with DMD pioneering and was first shot in the arm to pinball since Space Shuttle. The game is simple and scoring big means going for super jackpot over and over. A code update with more balanced scoring would be great. Hitting left-right ramp shots over and over feels really good! Going from zero to payback on the ramps without missing is a fun challenge.
Update: after trading T2 away for a WCS94 (no regrets), I will be getting another T2 back in the next few weeks. I find this game to be a blast to play and fits well in a multiple pin collection. As the only game, it may get repetitive, and now that I have two other pins (WCS94 and TS) I have to have T2 again. Even with great selections in some of the largest barcadea in the country, I find myself gravitating back to T2 more often than others. Arnold said he would be back....and he will!!!!
8.860
2 years ago
Another game I played back in the day. Haven't played it for 20 years. It was the first "fan layout" that I remember, and also the first DMD... really liked Arnie's voice and the unique cannon shot. Never played it enough to get good at it, but if there is one in a bar or an arcade somewhere I'll play it again.
9.840
2 years ago
Awesome game! Very fast!
7.556
2 years ago
Pinside has removed my negative review of Ghostbusters Pro, so I am commenting on all of my other reviews about how bad that pin is in an effort to be fully heard on their (possibly) oppressive site.

Now, on to the review of this pin

I've given this game several tries and it is just... okay. The cannon is kinda cool but would be more fun with more of a variety of targets to shoot for. The multiballs are pretty good. Other than that, it is just another pin.

UPDATE - Spent some quality time on this machine and had a higher quality experience. Looking forward to play it more.
8.884
2 years ago
This pin has a lot to offer and some of the features are very cool. I love the canon and the jackpot shots. The sound and sayings work for me. I have payback time set long and boy does it get you going. This was the first pin where I used video mode knocking off terminators. It's pretty easy to figure out but there a number of things to keep you interested and to score.
7.073
2 years ago
Good game, tough shots, liked the theme.
6.402
2 years ago
It's not my favorite SR pin, but it's still an decent game. Didn't last long with me, however.
7.980
2 years ago
nice early williams game...like the canon shot.. One thing is it is one of the only games that makes noise when its not in play so that can be annoying if you leave your games on when not played. real straight forward game and rules so its a nice for all caliber of players.. reaasonable priced too.. so its a nice game to add to a collection
7.701
2 years ago
This a good machine that would compliment most collections. The backglass and playfield have great artwork that benefit from a really good theme. The playfield is laid out well and offers lots of interesting shots. The game can be brutal and ball times can be very short, which gives this game a really high "just one more game" factor. It features smooth ramps and great flow.

On the negative side, the scoring is a bit unbalanced and the rule set may be a bit shallow when compared to later games. However, this machine is tons of fun and is amazing to look at. Overall, this is solid playing machine that benefits from a great theme, good flow, and good artwork.
8.600
2 years ago
I've owned this game for a few weeks now. It's not as deep as my IJ or my Corvette, but it is loads of fun to play! Great machine for playing a quick game.
8.479
2 years ago
Fun game at first but after a few games it starts to get a bit repetitive. For the most part it's just left ramp...right ramp...left ramp....right ramp till payback time. Rinse repeat.
7.672
2 years ago
Great layout fun toys
8.708
2 years ago
I am a bit biased due to owning an I'll Be Back In Black edition.

I hope that TERMINATOR 2 gets the v2.0 treatment.

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8.536
2 years ago
Had one of these then let it go!! I am after another one.. Multiball,Shoot the Cannon. I miss you!!
5.209
2 years ago
Don't know what it is about this game but I find it boring.
8.840
2 years ago
Can't beat a bit of Arnie! Would like to get hold of one of these one day.
6.526
2 years ago
Always expected this machine to be better, hence why not in the collection anymore !!!
7.818
2 years ago
This is an undervalued pin in my opinion. Can still pick it up for 2k all day long. Cannon, video mode, pistol plunger. Great addition to any game room and you can not go wrong with the theme. Not the most exciting pin to play, but it is still fun enough to press start twice in a row. The theme is definitely its strongest asset. A bit repetitive but great for beginners and fun for everyone.
10.000
2 years ago
Awesome game!!!
6.955
2 years ago
Played this pin a lot during my term of office in the army (1991). Enjoyed it quit well then, but now it is just an average pin. It is fun, but not for long.
8.223
2 years ago
Awesome themed pin. Would get boring over time. like the cannon and the callouts.
7.855
2 years ago
Great game, excellent flow, simple (system 11 like) rules and yet... a lot of fun to play. It really does a good job of using the theme and I think T2 is a borderline classic. I think everyone needs to own a T2 at some point. Just a good all round game that you may get tired of eventually, but you'll also miss once it goes.
6.997
2 years ago
Owned it, got tired of it. ramp to ramp to ramp etc...
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