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7.271/10
1 year ago
It's a neat playfield layout but it just doesn't play well. There's a lot of ball rolling around not doing much. There are some weird shots on this one.
7.688/10
1 year ago
Fun toy to bash, satisfying flow and ramps, spinners are a nice touch.
7.481/10
1 year ago
Fun to play the different modes, but gets a bit repetitive without the greatest flow, and the playfield seems a bit stark and spacious (in not a good way). Game rules are actually somewhat confusing too. Gets kind of old pretty quick.
9.560/10
1 year ago
Lots of shots, always new things to be doing, great flow in the orbits and ramps, colorful in a good way.
4.354/10
1 year ago
Dark, drains often, shots not very satisfying, not very good flow.
10.000/10
2 years ago
So much fun, want to play it again as soon as you drain third ball. The spaceship toy is super fun. Lots of shots, unique playfield, wide open but not sparse. Funny, beautiful, and classic. One of the best.
9.660/10
2 years ago
There is no other game like this one. Wide body, lots of flippers and shots. It's overwhelming. Really a unique classic.
7.641/10
2 years ago
Not a fan of the third flipper. The Wolverine toy is too imposing and in the way. Not a fan of the magnet spinner either. But it does have a good theme and a lot of shots.
8.028/10
2 years ago
The under playfield is too gimmicky. The cannon toy is neat, as is the bell ringer. Definitely has a lot of toys to play with. Not super fun though and hard to trap the ball.
9.143/10
2 years ago
The artwork shines here - very good. Neat grave cascading target shots. Nice and fast gameplay.
9.660/10
2 years ago
The sound is what does it for me here. It's very well tied into gameplay. 4 pop bumpers are neat, and they have good color changing lights. Cool hard to hit left show. Satisfying middle ramp, challenging right ramp (very steep), smooth gameplay, a lot of fun!
8.664/10
2 years ago
Fun loops and ramps, good flow. Two toys (shed and monster) which are a lot of fun to bash. The zombie silhouettes in the shed are probably my favorite part.
9.400/10
2 years ago
One of the deepest rules sets out there. Tons of lastability, amazing light show, love choosing which house you want to start as.
9.840/10
2 years ago
Lot's of stuff to do, great theme, fast and smooth gameplay, great replayability. The lighting is a bit dark though.
10.000/10
2 years ago
Cool ramp structure, deep ruleset, fun theme and feel, need multiple captive ball features, and awesome light show make this one of the best there is.
3.063/10
3 years ago
If I had never played a pinball machine before and this was the first and only one I played, it might be fun. But playing it alongside a bunch of other ones (even mediocre ones) makes you realize how boring it is. it's too divided between lower and upper playfield. The ball seems to drain too quickly when it shoots back down to the lower playfield. And I really dislike the flex save buttons - it's too hard to get used to using them.
9.320/10
3 years ago
There is so much to do and so many shots on this game. The glove crane toy is pretty amazing, and when it releases the mutliball and all the balls come down at the same time it's epic. The flow is really nice with a few orbits and ramps that all play together nicely. This game has a really full feeling to it and is very true to the subject matter.
3.937/10
3 years ago
The biggest fault of this game is the layout. It's stop and go but not very satisfyingly so. There are no orbits and only one ramp. The spinner at the top of the ramp is pretty cool though. I also can't stand the theme, it's very annoying looking and sounding. Just doesn't give me that good feeling I like when I'm playing a pin.
7.876/10
3 years ago
Definitely a classic. Really fun targeting each passenger. Pretty decent flow, too. If you're looking for a classic sys11 I would say put this one right up at the top of your list after Diner.
7.892/10
3 years ago
The light show is absolutely fantastic. It's so good that I would play it even if the gameplay was terrible, just to see the light show. Speaking of gameplay: it's so-so. Fun at first, but a little confusing. The flipper setup is really strange and takes a while to get used to. It's somewhat backwards and counter-intuitive. I love the left outlane game though, really cool idea. I wish the cabinet art was hand drawn instead of photograph based.
9.840/10
3 years ago
I've never played the 1997 original version, so I can't compare this to that, but this one is stunning. Absolutely a thrill to play. There's a reason this game is ranked #1 (currently) on Pinside - it's just THAT good. It's hilarious and I love the stacking multiballs. This one is in my top 10 played machines of all time.
9.400/10
3 years ago
They really nailed the pirate theme with this one. The sinking ship is awesome and one of the best toys I've ever seen. There are a lot of shots to hit and lots to do. The more I play this one the more I enjoy it (and I don't even like the movies)!
8.744/10
3 years ago
I absolutely love the stop and go "sniper shot" aspect of this game. It gives you time to work out where you want to shoot next. You can trap the ball 80% of the time, so games last longer. The car crunch is a little weakly-implemented, and the sound effects can get a little repetitive (but the music is great). I absolutely love how solid this game feels and how well it plays. Wizard mode is awesome! Absolutely an underrated game.
7.893/10
3 years ago
SST has great flow and plays fast. Multiballs are where it shines. The third flipper actually becomes more and more useful and fun over time. A great first pin to own! The only real negative is the sound - just not very good quality.