Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Williams, 1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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This game got 781 approved ratings and currently scores 7.774 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #76 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

7.774

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.843

Artwork: 7.745

Sounds/Music: 7.463

Other Aspects: 7.912




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7.492

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6.461
2 years ago
I know this is a pin-classic. I'd not played much since it came out circa 1992. When I played on location, it was next to an Attack from Mars. I played approximately 40 games on T2, and a mere 20 on AFM, so that was an indicator of what I liked best.

That said, there are some posts that are, in my mind, stupidly placed, and result in STDM's.

I find it fun, but not perfect. For me, the plunge with the gun is bad. I need a proper plunger to control the skill shot.

I dunno...I love that Arnie did the voice-work. I also like some of the art--it is clear the same folk who later did the Shadow did this one.

That's my two-cents.
9.180
2 years ago
is a super exciting game holding the person to machine by hazy weather.
love this game and I advise other people to play it.
fantastic game
7.859
2 years ago
The machine is not much to look at, actually it is rather ugly. That being said, it is an absolute blast to play. Simple but great layout, fast and furious. The genius of Steve Ritchie really shines through. This pinball doesn't have all that many toys and gadgets but the game flow is absolutely superb. Overall a very enjoyable pinball experience.
9.360
2 years ago
...one of the best!
The cannon is one the best gimmicks!...;-)))
...and it is good tuneable.
7.595
2 years ago
Good game. Shows it's age into the modern work of pinball though. Needs better lighting too.
8.180
2 years ago
This Game should be in top 20. Plays great. Only thing missing is the Modes. As a game it is fast and fun to play. Never get tired of it
7.812
2 years ago
Addictive game with a very simple rule set and an open play field. The lure of the attainable but somewhat difficult super jackpot and payback time keep you coming back for more.
9.580
2 years ago
For its time a amazing game!!!
10.000
2 years ago
This is the game that brought me back to the silver ball It was the first DMD i had ever played and gameplay rang in a new era for pinball.
9.636
2 years ago
Love this game,great theme,great art and great sound
5.206
2 years ago
have this game for 2 years not bad but boring after few game
8.360
2 years ago
Yes!
6.045
2 years ago
T2 is the coolest possible theme but I hate the reliance on the cannon. Multiple cannon shots to start multiball, then when you're in multiball it's cannons for jackpots then cannons for super jackpots. Did I mention cannon standups for skill shot? It breaks up the gameplay way too often, I really hate it. I don't even mind cannons that are less intrusive (AC/DC, STTNG) but the main gimmick on this one really brings it down for me. If you ignore the cannon, it's just combo ramps until payback time. Between the cannon and left orbit that leads to a kickout saucer, I have no idea how this is considered a flow game. Not the worst game in the world but one that gets old fast.
8.464
2 years ago
I owned a T2 for close to 10 years before selling. This is one of two machines I have owned and would buy it again. Fast play semi easy rules. Aiming at targets from a gun not flippers. Fun movie theme with Arnold talking to you. Very recomended. Machine holds up well to play.
4.215
2 years ago
This was no different than JD or DM. I did not care for it.
5.622
2 years ago
Not feeling the love for this one. It's not the worst game I've ever played, but it's not very memorable either.
7.340
2 years ago
One of my favorites that I keep going back to. Great layout and flow. Music is fun.
8.421
2 years ago
Pros:
What I enjoy the most about that game is how easy you understand what to do. Progress through the various objectives is easy to gauge. Great flow. The cannon is a really nice - ACDC's cannon is no better. Theme is cool.

Cons:
While this game is instantly enjoyable, I wonder if it could become boring relatively quickly. Unbalanced scoring. Reaching Multiball is too easy.
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!
8.716
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!
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.
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