AFM95's ratings

Pinsider AFM95 has rated 26 machines.

This page shows all all these ratings, and forms AFM95's personal top 26.

Rating comments

AFM95 has written 11 rating comments:

11 months ago
I came in skeptical, not knowing what to expect as it seems people either hate this pin or love it. After playing a bit, then studying the rule set, the gameplay is starting to make a lot more sense.

Can it be frustrating when you have six balls on the playfield while trying to make a shot, of course. But the game is designed for chaos at times, layered with lights, music, sounds, and the shaker - it does create one hell of an experience.

This game is beautiful from top to bottom. Having Slash involved has given this game by far the most IP assets in any pin. Very cool to have all of the name brand music equipment, along with 21 licensed songs and concert video.

Lastly, what I like most about this game is that it creates an exciting experience for all. That’s important as I have a lot of novice pinball players who play it. They can step up (not know the rules), easily start a song, and have a ton of fun playing it.
1 year ago
This game is a blast to play.


* Shoots really well. I like the fan layout.
* Upper playfield is unique, especially the bookcase flipper. Really, really cool.
* Modes for each villain are different and fun to shoot. A few of the modes are perfectly implemented to solve the mysteries.
* One of the best looking games I have seen. The art package is amazing.


* Ball floats a bit, but it can be taken care of with a few tweaks, including pitch.

I’ll report back more as I dabble in the latest code. (4/13/23)
6 years ago
I played TNA at TILT in Minneapolis. I put in between 30-40 games on it. Overall, I would rate the game in the "okay to decent" range. It's fast and unforgiving, but the music, wow, it really puts you into the game (especially when the sub-woofer is pounding).

As a one player game, TNA lacks a lot. It reminds me of old school pinball with no gimmicks, toys, etc. As a 2+ player game, I see it becoming more fun and competitive.

It's hard to compare this game to other pins since it's so unique, but overall it's an average game which turns to above average if you play it with friends or in tournaments.

**Update was only for grammar purposes
6 years ago
After playing the Pro version 20+ times, it was replaced with an LE on location. Hoping the LE would bring more to the game, it did not. The hyper ramp shot is about the only thing it has going for it. Bare play field with a few more toys, fast drains and somewhat confusing rules (yes, I know you are supposed to shoot where the arrows go).

The hyper ramp shot is about the only thing it has going for it. With that said, I'm not a fan of that ramp blocking the view near the flippers, which creates the toy a wash in my opinion. As many have said, I was interested in purchasing this game, but glad I waited and didn't. A disappointing pin for a great theme.
6 years ago
I had an opportunity to play this at TILT in Minneapolis. I've never seen the show, so I'm not necessarily drawn to the theme, but wow, was this a fun game. There's a lot more to learn with the rule set, but I had a lot of fun killing off zombies and knocking around a few of the toys it has in it. If I was a Walking Dead fan (and didn't have young ones in the home), this would definitely be on my wish list.
6 years ago
I want to like this game. The theme is great, the clips from the show are awesome, the playfield is cool, however; I don't know how to play this game. It is confusing, which has turned me off from playing with consistency. I would need to study the rules more to determine a more detailed rating. From my first impression, I'm not impressed.
6 years ago
LOVE Wizard of Oz. Best of the JJP games out there in my opinion. Dialed In is a close second (more play needed). Beautiful machine, great theme and keeps me wanting to play "one more game." Once used prices decline a bit more, I would consider this for my home collection.
6 years ago
I have played this game multiple times and it has grown on me quite a bit. Really good game for a "non-themed" pin. I still need to play it more to give a more detailed review, but would put it in the Top 25 or 50 games out there.
6 years ago
Short and sweet, this is the game that got me hooked on pinball in the 90's. Great design, great theme, great music and doesn't get old. For me, this is my holy grail for pins.
6 years ago
Overall, it's a good game. I own it. With that said, you add Pinsound, the new ColorDMD, the latest 6.0 code, and ample available mods, this game becomes GREAT. I can't tell you how Pinsound has changed the game, especially with the community shared music/sfx.

Pros - The theme is a hit. The modes in the game relate to the movie. And can you beat a T-Rex eating the pinball?!?! Not to mention, the CHAOS 6-ball multi-ball is amazingly fun.

Cons - Not a fan of how Data East has you "look under the hood." It seems unstable, too tight (especially when you move the playfield back and up). Williams/Bally's games have a much better design.

In my opinion, if you can find a good JP in decent shape and can afford to another $1,000 in mods (Pinsound, Color DMD, and a gate mod) you're picking up a winner.
6 years ago
Love this game. Think NBA Jam, but the pinball version. Same great announcer. NBA and NBAPA licenses (all the greats from the 90's in the NBA, minus Jordan of course). Very fun, traditional basketball scoring unlike the millions/billions of points you typically see in pinball games and the fact you can pass the pinball back and forth to avoid the defender to score a basket is really cool.

If you haven't played this game and you're a fan the NBA in the 90's, this is a must for you.

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