Transporter the Rescue (Bally, 1989)

Transporter the Rescue

Total rating

This game got 40 approved ratings and currently scores 7.137 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #195 in the Pinside Ranking.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.164

Artwork: 7.696

Sounds/Music: 6.396

Other Aspects: 7.078

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“The backglass is very odd. Still not sure what's going on there. The playfield adds some intrigue though. One of the more unique playfield layouts and gameplay for the era.

I like it. but could understand why others don't because it is so different...I do like the "transporter" effect though.”

“Quirky game, but fun. As others have mentioned, it has that 50s-60s B-movie sci-fi feel to it. The transporter shot is fun to shoot, as is the ramp shot that feeds the balls into the "Orion" ship. The music for each locked ball is catchy. The jackpot is tricky in that the R-E-S-C-U-E drop targets need to be hit in order during multiball, kind of novel instead of shooting for a ramp. Not a deep game for sure nor does it have a lot of shots, but a well executed game none the less.”

  • Swainer80 currently owns this game.

  • “Never even knew it existed until 03/15. Since that day? WANT...”

  • SkeebWilcox has this game on the wishlist.

  • RussG

    Pinball addict

    “Very cool quirky science fiction themed pin in the vein of 60's science fiction like Forbidden Planet, Fantastic Voyage, or Planet of the Vampires, etc.,.
    Probably lacks high ratings due to low production and not many people knowing about it.
    Very cool for its time and different from a lot of pins coming out in that time period.

    Love the music and sounds especially. Game play is fun and fits well in any collection.”

  • RussG currently owns this game.

  • “Transporter to the rescue is a game that should be more than it is. It's a novelty that deserves to be more with a better ruleset.

    The Pros:
    Creative pf and an insane art package.

    The Cons:
    The flippers had better be super strong and the transporter shot is really all you are going for. The spaceship takes up half of the upper PF. Seriously unbalanced scoring.

    The Takeaway:
    An interesting game if you can find it. Play it a few times and... then you can say you played it.”


    Pinball addict

    “The SOS and attract mode of this game make it very unique. It is one of those games that leaves a lasting impression.”

  • spinpin has this game on the wishlist.

  • “I was fortunate to play this many times as it's at a local arcade. It's a fun game and keeps me coming back to play. For it's age it has good flow and all the shots needed for a good game. Sound and music is a little lacking in my opinion but that would not stop me from playing it. Rare pin only 800 or 900 made. Love the extra ball shot.”

    “excellent pin and very fun to play.. love the sounds and ship on playfield... first played it at papa in carnegie pa and it took me two years to get a chance to buy one.. worth anywhere from 800-1500. if you get a chance to get this rare pin ,dont pass it up as it is loads of fun and not too expensive!!!”

  • accetta has owned this game in the past.

  • “I have had this machine for 6 months, restored it, clearcoated the playfield and really like the artwork and gameplay. Its simple but really is a hoot.”

  • DougPiranha has owned this game in the past.

  • “Try to find one to play NOW! It is a great machine! Too bad so few of them were made...”

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