Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Williams, 1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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This game received 543 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.827 /10


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

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.84

Artwork: 7.826

Sounds/Music: 7.507

Other Aspects: 7.946

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2 years ago
Terminator 2 is a well balanced simple game that Steve Ritchie created for us all the game is fun to play with Arnie's voice callouts to payback time, and firing the cannon for multiball I always play it whenever I see one. I think this has to be one of Steve Ritchie's best games for Williams along with Getaway, Black Knight, No Fear, and Star Trek Next Gen
2 years ago
I love this machine, need to have this in my collection. Great machine, with skull shot, canon shot, real nice. Flow is fast and very good. Rules are easy to understand. Love the music and voices. Must have!
2 years ago
This is one of the machines that really got me into pinball. A nice array of shots, easy-to-understand rules (albeit not very deep) and the cannon toy is pretty cool. Having Arnie's voice is also very cool but that's about it as far as tying into the story of the movie - in that area the games falls a little short. But nevertheless it's one that kept me coming back and one that I would consider owning if I had a larger collection.
2 years ago
Love everything about this machine. It is a little hard to get to the advanced modes. Because of that people seem to get tired of the easier shots and modes and move on to something else.
2 years ago
this game tends to make you tale with an Arnold accent for a few days after , then you forget why you keep saying I'll be back to everyone , its a big draw as its a well know box office theme , good fun and always worth a play .
2 years ago
Thought I would like this game. Dont really think it offers much last ability.
I do really like the terminator, just not the game.
2 years ago
The cannon. The cannon. The cannon!

Sure, T2 is probably best-known for its cannon toy and the "Direct hit" call-out, but that feature alone really does make the game. I'm guessing there are purists and naysayers who dislike the cannon, as well as players who try to offer some sort of iconoclastic deconstruction of T2's overlooked features, but c'mon - it's really all about the cannon.

Multiballs come easy and the ball moves clean and swiftly on most games. T2 isn't a drain monster or really all that difficult to play - but I'm always just trying to get to the cannon-firing shots / modes.

T2 also holds a special place in my personal pinball playing experience because it was the first game that I played well over and over again. I've earned lots of replays and even a few high scores on this game - I'd own it in a heartbeat, and I'd recommend it to anyone. Not because it is a great overall game, but for the (......wait for it......) CANNON!
2 years ago
My first pin. A present from my wife

It is a good pin for playing a quick game. When my wife clean her hairs, it's time for judgement day.
Solid like Tetris an game boy.
Ramps flowing fine, it's a good goal to get a super jackpot. Then the day is yours
2 years ago
I'll be back ....remember those words because you will...and then some! T2 is unforgiving in play if you are a novice you will find the ball drains quickly down the center lane, but keep at it you will be back! More experienced pinheads will appreciate the flow and the ball lock that leads to the cannon! Yes, I said cannon which is why combined with the skull that make it a definite must have. Definitely LED this game with the ice blue bulbs as main colors and 4 LED red for the skull eyes. Then you have Arnold's distinct commanding voice that puts you in the zone. In my opinion for any pinhead this is a must have to add to their collection. The value in this game is incredible and the science fiction futuristic theme will transcend time and value, no matter the decade! If you have the chance definitely play this machine, again LED is incredible and compliments the value and play!
2 years ago
Super fast game went set up steep great artwork and cab, fun and fast got bored a little quickly
2 years ago
Overall a good machine, which definitely represents the movie well.

- nice combination of habitrails and ramps
- pop bumper multipliers
- pop bumpers exposed, nicely visible
- outlane saver is a great addition
- interesting slingshot plastics
- great speech from the movie
- Terminator head is a fantastic element of the playfield

- playfield too simple, not a fan of the artwork
- cabinet artwork could be improved
- overall lack of toys and gimmicks
- only 2 flippers, game could be more interesting with 3 (4 is a bit of overkill on a non-widebody pin)
2 years ago
For Williams 1st DMD pin - its not bad, not deep by any means but that is not what T-2 is about

you pump the ramps and build up to the large points

Multiball is neat in this pin and you use the canon to fire the ball to the lit target

Steve Ritchie does get coined the title "The King of Flow" for nothing

Video mode is also very fitting shooting endoskeletons in the battle field

I have owned 2 and with a wide collection sure, small collection limited space might not have staying but that is just my opinion
2 years ago
Can become repetitive. Fun game but it feel s like it is mastered quickly. If I had more room I probably would have keep it just because I love the terminator movies,
2 years ago
A cool movie Arne themed game..... Good flow.. May get old for some. Excellent video mode..

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.
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
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.
2 years ago
...one of the best!
The cannon is one the best gimmicks!...;-)))
...and it is good tuneable.
2 years ago
Good game. Shows it's age into the modern work of pinball though. Needs better lighting too.
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
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.
2 years ago
For its time a amazing game!!!
3 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.
3 years ago
Love this game,great theme,great art and great sound
3 years ago
have this game for 2 years not bad but boring after few game
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