Daditude's ratings

Pinsider Daditude has rated 268 machines.

This page shows all all these ratings, and forms Daditude's personal top 268.


Rating comments

Daditude has written 259 rating comments:


7.792/10
32 days ago
The Good:

This game is far better than I thought it would be. I enjoyed the shots, call-outs, and lighting. It was fun to play. There are some satisfying shots. The ramp was fun as was the pop up Jessie. If you are familiar with the movies or watched them with kids/grandkids...there will likely be some nostalgia.

The Bad:

I am ambivalent on the theme. It isn't one I really gravitate to in regards to what I would want in my collection, but I have 3 kids...so I am very familiar with the movies, and they are good...so I would very likely play it on location or at a show.

The Ugly:

I don't understand the point of the ipad device in the upper left corner. It seems like a waste.
It would have been much better if it included all the TS movies. TS 4 is a good movie, but easily the worst of the bunch.

The figurine toys are cheap looking. On a $12,000 machine, they should simply be better.

Final thoughts:

I can understand why this pin is so polarizing. It is fun and has a nostalgic theme, but the exorbitant price and cheapening of the quality really makes it a "no-go" for me. I think it would be good on location, but the price will put a damper on it for ops. Since there are so many better pins for cheaper, I can't see it in as many home collections as what JJP would hope for. Ultimately, I see this game as a BIG step back for jersey Jack, which is unfortunate.
9.398/10
4 months ago
This game is CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED. It is easily a top 10 EM of all time...and likely the best value in all of pinball.

Everyone wants drop targets in games of this era...it has 15. Check.
Pinballers always want cool artwork and quirky themes in EMs. This is one of the best ever. Check, check.
People like difficult games that are hard to master, addicting to play, but not overly complicated for houseguests to pick up. Check, check, check.

Oh yea...it's also the most desirable maker of the era... Gottlieb...which means it has great parts and is easy to work on.

They made a TON of these due to it's popularity...along with other pins with the same layout (El dorado, solar city, and Canada dry). The theme and gameplay of target alpha are the best of the bunch, however. Coupled with the fact that it is 4 player...which makes it more tournament and party room friendly. It also has stand up targets, rollovers, a plunger skill shot, phenomenally placed pop bumpers, 4 flippers, and 2 large rows of drop targets.

At around $1200...you simply can't beat the value. Heck...toppers cost more than that these days!
7.844/10
5 months ago
This is a very ambitious game. There are a lot of great factors working for it. I like the theme, toys/gimmicks, lighting, videos, and call-outs...but this code really needs to improve. This game has so much potential, but it is very frustrating as it is truly incomplete.

I may adjust my rating later, but as of now...I recommend holding off until updates are in.
7.688/10
5 months ago
This pin is MUCH better than I expected. I guess I would say that the total is better than the sum of its parts. There are plenty of shots, good lighting, fair gameplay, and good music (if you like Rush... obviously). If I had one complaint, it would be the lack of originality. I have to say that the pin is certainly fun, but there is no WOW factor for me. I don't mean this to be disparaging, because it is a fun game. It just doesn't have that "it" factor for me.

If you are a RUSH fan, it is a must-buy. If you like music pins...give it a shot. If you are looking for a "world-beater" pin...keep looking
7.363/10
1 year ago
This is a very fun game with a really nice lay out and awesome art. It suffers from the lack of music/sounds, mostly like other pins from it's era. I think it is one of the best of it's time, but I would put a couple of others ahead of it.
All in all, it is a fun pin and worthy of most collections. If you are a superhero or superman fan in general...it's a "must have."
7.568/10
1 year ago
I enjoyed it, but I was left wanting more from this pin. In all fairness, I have only played the pro. Perhaps the premium or LE will offer more of what I'm looking for down the line.
I'm a big Star Wars and Mandalorian fan, but this pin just didn't reach out to me in the way some other recent Stern titles like JP and AIQ did.

I liked it, but didn't fall in love like I was hoping to.
9.460/10
1 year ago
This is the best game most people will never play. It is just so unique and intriguing. If I could buy it, I would. The best anyone can really hope for is playing it in Las Vegas at the Pinball Hall of Fame Museum. I put a lot of time on it, and I highly recommend any pinballer do the same.
7.416/10
1 year ago
The good: There are a whole lot of shots in this pin. You aren't going to get bored anytime soon.
The lighting a excellent. Stern has really been knocking pin lights out of the park lately. All 3 have fantastic lighting.
The toys/gimmicks are top notch. Lots of wireforms, ramps, a subway, great ball lock mech, and more.
The fights are lots of fun and the animations are phenomenal.
The code is great already and will only get better.

The bad: The music and sounds are repetitive. Bad might be a bit harsh, but they weren't overly enjoyable...and they were repetitive.

The ugly: This is just not a theme that resonates with me. Quite frankly, I am sick of superhero movies and pins. The artwork, call outs, sounds, and overall theme just don't interest me. Would I play it on location? Absolutely. Would I buy it for my game room? I don't see that ever happening.


Final thought: This is the best superhero pin ever. There is lots to do, and it is very fun. Other than Jurassic park, iron maiden, and *perhaps* Elvira house of horrors...this is the best stern pin that has come out in years. The theme just doesn't jive well with me, but if it is your style...it is a MUST BUY.
6.800/10
1 year ago
It was the first dmd, but behind that it doesn't hold any special significance for me. I'm not big into theme, but it is absolutely loaded with artwork and checkered flags. It has drops, pops, and ramps...but it just seems to wash away in the sea of DMD titles.

If you need a car game, I suggest getting High Speed. It is a better game, costs less, and is built tougher.
6.507/10
1 year ago
This pin really doesn't do it for me. Don't get me wrong...it is a pinball machine, so I would play it, but there are just SO many better games out there. I think it would only appeal to a newer collector or someone who just absolutely loves the theme.
7.040/10
1 year ago
This is a classic game with tons of appeal. The artwork is fantastic. I think it is priced a bit high, but hey...to each their own. Play it if you get a chance.
9.179/10
1 year ago
This is a very rare game, and additionally there are reportedly very few survivors left.
It has the classic Christian Marche artwork that collectors go crazy for. I love the look of this game. It is a prospecting theme...so it is quirky and desirable.
There are some incredibly interesting standup targets that trigger slot machine reels. It's just a really cool toy that is lots of fun. Add in an up-post between flippers, 5 pop bumpers, 3 kickout holes, and a really unique gap between the flipper and adjacent slingshot disallowing cradling the ball with an energized flipper.

There is good reason for this pin to be so sought after. If you come across one, I definitely recommend picking it up.
7.102/10
1 year ago
Beautiful artwork and that Classic stern charm are my favorites attributes of this pin. Many Drop targets and spinners add to the fun. My only complaint is the sounds/music. It is pretty poor. Other than that, it is a rare and valuable game that's fun to play.
7.216/10
1 year ago
I love sci-fi movies, so I'm a bit nostalgic in that area, but Waterworld just doesn't do it for me. It's not necessarily a bad pin, but the fun factor isn't there. If it's a first pin or a "room-filler, " I understand...but I don't think many serious collectors would find it to be a keeper.
8.487/10
1 year ago
Just an all-around fun game. Deservedly a top EM of all-time. Interesting theme, bright colors, good lighting, fun rules and shots, and the rising thermometer in the BG put this one over the top!
8.700/10
1 year ago
Very fun game. Incredibly well lit, lots of toys, great music and call outs, plenty of shots, and amazing animations. It really has a lot going for it. I like the turtles, but I wish it was based on the movies or the graphic comics instead of the Nickelodeon turtles. This is nit-picking a bit, I know.

I also find it a bit strange that multi-ball is so easy to achieve. I enjoy it, but it just seems that it should take more effort.

Besides those 2 small things, this game is near perfect. I'm sure it will do well in a home lineup or on location.
9.642/10
1 year ago
There weren't a lot of these made, and these often we're routed to death. Exceptional copies are extremely hard to find.
The flow on this game is incredible...one of the very best.

There are some interesting scoring discrepancies, but nothing outlandish.
If you like old-school charm, Harleys, and flow...this is your game.
6.335/10
1 year ago
This is a very basic game without much to do. Save your money for eight ball deluxe instead.
6.800/10
1 year ago
This is a very fun game with LOTS going for it. Theme, artwork, ramps, drops, upper PF, etc. I only assume it isn't higher rated because they made so few of them...many people simply haven't played it.
6.539/10
1 year ago
The artwork a simply amazing. The gameplay a pretty good, but nothing spectacular. If you are a big comic fan, however, this is a must-own.
5.884/10
1 year ago
This is one of my least favorite system 11 games. I don't care for the shots, lack of depth, or theme. It really doesn't have any redeeming qualities for me.
7.664/10
1 year ago
Not as fun as I would have hoped. It is repetitive, and the worst of the state wars pins in my opinion. Go for the DE version instead.
7.004/10
1 year ago
This is a guilty pleasure pin for me. Would I put it in my collection? Maybe. Would I play it if I saw it in the wild? Absolutely.
6.992/10
1 year ago
I'm not exactly sure how many they made, but they seem to be extremely rare. They also don't make any parts for it, not can you find them. It is an OK game, but there are certainly better options at the price point. Ownership just doesn't make sense unless you just LOVE rarity in your collection.
6.908/10
1 year ago
Extremely rare. So much so, that I would say the value just isn't there unless you are a very serious collector. This pin is fun, but not more so than the 2 NIB pins you could have at the same cost.
6.800/10
1 year ago
Great example of an early 80s mirrored PF game. The artwork is GREAT, and it's just plain fun to play. If you come across the EM version, find a way to buy it.
7.316/10
1 year ago
It is a fun game with a good theme, but I don't think it would last in a home collection. If you love the Simpsons, the simpsons pinball party is the way to go.
7.359/10
1 year ago
The art sucks, but everything else is pure goodness. This has lots of shots and non-stop fun. It is a criminally underrated game that I'm sure will go up once enough people figure out how truly great it is.
6.707/10
1 year ago
The artwork is certainly odd, but the gameplay is good. It's not my favorite playing card themed game, but the market price is certainly appealing for newer collectors or someone looking for a rotator game.
7.016/10
1 year ago
This s a very different game. I think it would fit very well in a medium to large collection or on location. Give it a play if you ever see it in the wild.
7.628/10
1 year ago
The best of the classic sterns. Awesome colors, gameplay, and spinner rips. This game fits in any collection.
7.016/10
1 year ago
Im conflicted on the pin. The theme just isn't for me. The tech, however, is definitely next level. For some reason, it just doesn't have a play/feel that I can get into. In all fairness, I have never owned one. Maybe it is an acquired taste. I have played it quite a bit, however, and something just didn't mesh for me.
6.800/10
1 year ago
It feels very mediocre to me. Other than the launch laps, there is nothing that really sticks out. Not bad...but not really noteworthy. I am not a nascar guy, though, so that may make a difference.

They are pretty cheap compared to other pins of the era, so you could check it out on the cheap if you think you would like it.
6.800/10
1 year ago
The artwork is great! The gameplay is fun but very different...so it would go well in a lot of collections. I think it is underrated.
6.614/10
1 year ago
This pin really has a lot going for it at the price point. It just falls into the "starter pin" category because there are a lot of better pins to be found (even in it's own era), and it doesn't have anything special to separate itself. Not bad for the price, though.
6.992/10
1 year ago
I like the theme, artwork, and the overall feel of the game. I absolutely LOVE the 13 ball multiball, however. It is insane!!
6.800/10
1 year ago
This is such a cool, quirky game. A lot of people knock it because it is a gottlieb, but...man, Is it fun!!
6.800/10
1 year ago
Neat little early 90s game. It has a fun and quirky type of feel. It is different enough that I feel it would work in a medium to large collection.
It isn't super challenging, but it is unique enough to hold your attention.
6.800/10
1 year ago
This pin is nice for a trip down nostalgia lane, but the depth just isn't there. As such, I don't think it would be the best choice for a smaller home collection. There are several better pins from the era, at the same price point, and even from the same maker.
6.537/10
1 year ago
I really enjoy early Bally SS pins, but this isn't my favorite. Im not very interested in the theme and the sounds are not great...even for the era. It plays slowly as well. I do really enjoy the backglass, however.
7.468/10
1 year ago
N game for a newer player, but the seasoned collector would get bored quickly. For the price, you really can't go wrong though.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I really like the artwork and look of the pin, but the gameplay is so-so at best. The price point is so screaming high due to the rarity, only the hard core collectors really go for it.
6.960/10
1 year ago
This is really a fun game. It just screams "80s" to me, so I'm a bit nostalgic. The artwork is great, spinner is fun, and I like the 80s sounds.

It is a pretty basic ruleset, but it takes a bit of work to get through it, so it has you coming back for more.
6.908/10
1 year ago
Dr. dude has that early 90s feel to it with the artwork, call outs, and music. That totally works for me, dude!
It is funky and original, like most system 11s. These pins have a big fan base for a reason.

It can be a drain monster, though it is a fairly simple game. It just gives it that 'play again' appeal.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I love the artwork and theme. This game has a lot going for it with drops, rollovers, and a spinner. I can't believe it doesn't cost more!
7.332/10
1 year ago
These are very rare, so they tend to be forgotten, but I think it is be if the better system 11 games. It has lots of shots and killer artwork. They are basically impossible to find in the wild, but if you are considering buying one...don't hesitate.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I'm not big on the theme or the pin. It's ok. For the price, I would just get a paragon.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I will preface this by saying that cocktail pinballs aren't my favorite...however, if you are putting one in your collection, I would recommend this one. It has a real 80s dance club/miami vice feel to it. The sounds are very good.

It also has a multi ball. Very, very few other cocktail pins can say that.

These can be found incredibly cheap, so if you are looking for one, you finally found something in the hobby that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Congrats!
6.800/10
1 year ago
This a really a fun, albeit overlooked, pinball. The artwork is cheesy 80s (though, that works for me). There are several shots to go for, lots of ramps/wireforms and a great light show.
This is really an underrated pin, especially for one they made so few of.
7.388/10
1 year ago
I love the lights, artwork, and gameplay...but I'm not crazy about the theme. You just don't see many around, but it is one of the best classic sterns.
7.440/10
1 year ago
Embryon is just a gorgeous game to look at. The backglass, cab, and PF are all superb. The lighting is also incredible. It has that early 80s charm and the "one more time" feel to it.
6.800/10
1 year ago
It has lots of drop targets, which I enjoy, but I just don't care for the theme. The artwork doesn't do it for me. The gameplay feels uninspired and very similar to numerous other pins from the era.
7.112/10
1 year ago
This pin definitely puts a smile on my face. I find the Shrek movies amusing, so that certainly helps. The gameplay is fun too. It is an all-around solid pin, but there weren't many made, so you better start looking if you want one.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I feel that this is an underrated game that has a theme that just aged horribly.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I really enjoy the 80s artwork/sounds/cheesiness...which boosts my rating a bit. The spinners are fun, and I like the retro feel of it, but it really isn't anything innovative. I think it would be fine in a newbie collection, but seasoned collectors wouldn't play it much.
6.800/10
1 year ago
The theme and artwork aren't my favorite, but it is a lower priced system 11 game, which means there is lots of value to it.

The callouts are fun and I really enjoy the light show. It has a real cheesy quality that people seem to love or hate, however.
7.701/10
1 year ago
Do yourself a favor and buy the original...skip the home edition.
7.608/10
1 year ago
Lots of ramps in this one. I enjoy the flow. The RPG is very cool and the call outs are fun as well. I'm not sure if I like it better or T2, but if you are an Arnold fan...why not get both?
6.800/10
1 year ago
I love the spooky theme and unique artwork. The toys are just so interesting. They make me smile. The gameplay is fun, but nothing groundbreaking. It would be nice to have it as an example from the era in a medium or larger collection.
7.537/10
1 year ago
This is a very rare machine and also quite polarizing. I enjoy some rob zombie music, so I am more keen on it than most...but I will be the first to admit that I have played it on 2 different machines and came away with very different perceptions. It absolutely needs some fine tuning to be enjoyable.
6.800/10
1 year ago
As many others have noted...the artwork is stunning. One of the very best in all of pinball. The gameplay is just so-so, however. There aren't many shots, the rules aren't deep, and it doesn't play very fast. I wouldn't suggest owning it unless you are a newer collector, have a big nostalgic connection, or get it for REALLY cheap.
7.663/10
1 year ago
Super quirky theme and just an overall fun game. It epitomizes what I think of when considering system 11 games.
6.800/10
1 year ago
I really like the artwork and overall feel of the pin. I am more of a star wars guy than star trek, so that doesn't help it for me. If you are a trekkie, I would certainly suggest it, however.
8.383/10
1 year ago
Great toys, shots, sounds, multiball, and artwork make this pin a LOT of bang for the buck. I only assume it has stayed low because it is a data east. News flash: data east put out some KILLER pins. Get them before they skyrocket.
7.292/10
1 year ago
The artwork is amazing, and I really enjoy the computerized voice. The gameplay for me is good, but not great.
7.256/10
1 year ago
There is something about the game that keeps me going back. I like the spooky theme, numerous shots, and artwork. Something just works. I'm not really sure why it isn't rated higher.
6.707/10
1 year ago
This pin is really just "OK" for me. It doesn't really have anything innovative on it. There also isn't that 'just one more time' feel for me. It's not bad...I just feel there are better options for home use (AIQ, perhaps?)
6.800/10
1 year ago
This is a decent pin, but not in my top for the era. I think there are several better pins at the price.
8.032/10
1 year ago
Once again, another underrated DE pin. The artwork is absolutely breath-taking. There is just so much packed into every corner. I love the theme. The sounds and callouts are very good. It isn't a very deep pin, so that is a drawback for some...but every pin doesn't have to be super deep.

This would be great for a 5+ pin collection.
6.800/10
1 year ago
It has a lot of historical significance being the first talking pin, and it is okay for gameplay, but I don't care for the theme. So much so that I would never want to own one.
7.472/10
1 year ago
Cheap toys and lackluster design have done this pin in. It isn't bad by a long shot, but there are certainly better pins for the era. The price is pretty fair, but I still feel there are better games to be had around that same range.
7.616/10
1 year ago
I feel conflicted with this game. It is fun and I would certainly put quarters in it out in the wild, but it really doesn't stand out in any way for me. I want to like it more because I enjoy the movie, but the cracker jack toy quality, simplicity of the design, and lack of innovation keep me away.
These are very rare, and the price has stayed low. These are "telling" signs for me.
6.872/10
1 year ago
I like Elvis, but it isn't really a theme I want for a pinball. The gameplay is actually quite good, especially for a pin not rated highly...and that no one seems to talk about. Dare I say underrated?
6.860/10
1 year ago
Another quirky system 11 game. It is quite rare, so play it if you get a chance...because owning it could be quite difficult.
6.800/10
1 year ago
Quite simply one of the most underrated pins out there...but people are finding out...so prices are rising.
It is basically a centaur in a different cabinet at half the price. What's not to like?
6.800/10
1 year ago
I've owned this pin 3 times. It is still one of my favorite art packages in all of pinball. The theme is excellent and I love the 3 playfields. I really find the music charming as well. Unfortunately, there really isn't a lot to do in this pin...which is surprising given the 3 playfields. It gets old fast.

If I had a larger collection (25+), I would probably own another one...but since I only have room for a few, there are many games I would rather have.
7.040/10
1 year ago
It's a solid game for it's age and price. It probably wouldn't last in a big collection unless it raises a lot of nostalgia for you, however.
6.977/10
1 year ago
Great game. I've always loved in-line drop targets. The artwork is excellent and there is plenty to do. Awesome example of a game from this era.
6.863/10
1 year ago
This is a very fast paced and brutal game. Great system 11 fun!
7.208/10
1 year ago
This is a rare game with gorgeous artwork. As a result, they cost a ton for a pin of the era. Is it worth it? For me, I would have to say no...although it is an incredibly cool game. I just think of the other pins you could get for $7500. If you ever have a chance to play it, however, jump on it because you may never have another opportunity.
7.545/10
1 year ago
This is just a really fun game with that "one more game" feel. It has nice shots, callouts, and sound. I can pick other pins out with better features of each, but flintstones really mixes it up well and brings it all together in a fun package...and at a low price.
6.800/10
1 year ago
Fantastic artwork, lighting, and light show...especially for the low price. There are a few shots, but nothing crazy. It compares very favorably with other pins from the era, and I'm surprised it doesn't go for more.
7.464/10
1 year ago
Great ramps, drop targets, artwork, and overall game design. What else can I say? It's a classic.
6.800/10
1 year ago
Pure system 11 goodness. Unique, quirky, fun, lots of replayability, and built like a tank.
7.444/10
1 year ago
This is a really fun game based on Pinbot. What's not to like about robots in space?
If you like the original, you will enjoy the upgraded jackbot as well.
8.480/10
1 year ago
This is the best star wars pin in my opinion. It has the toys, shots, callouts, and music that you want as a fan. I wish the Stern SW was able to expand on it...
7.292/10
1 year ago
The theme is certainly unique, and I feel like it would be a good pin for a location, but the gameplay is a bit repetitive. If you are seeking a mid-90s example to add to your collection, I would find another title unless you just come across this one very cheapy (which it isn't anymore)
7.309/10
1 year ago
The artwork is phenomenal and I really enjoy the light show and multiball as well. Depth isn't comparable to newer games, of course, but this is old school classic fun for sure.
7.788/10
1 year ago
It is simply the best pin from it's era. Lits of drops and phenomenal rules. Poker isn't my favorite theme, but I can definitely forgive that for this pin.
8.448/10
1 year ago
I truly believe this is one of the most underrated pins out there. The fun factor is off the charts. Link up 2 games and it's insanely fun!
8.320/10
1 year ago
I am very partial to this pin because I am a big Bond fan. It is very close to the movie. Great callouts and I understand there is even a modded music option as well. The satellite shot is lots of fun.
It is one of the best pins Sega made.
7.273/10
1 year ago
This pin has a great theme, backlash, layout, and level of difficulty. They made over 8700, so they aren't tough to find either. It is a wonderful example of a pin from its' era.
8.440/10
1 year ago
Black rose has TONS of charm. The theme, cannon, and behind the backboard shot are all quite fun. This would look great next to a stern potc and JJP POTC. For a Bally dmd, the price is great. The value is definitely there.
9.004/10
1 year ago
Sopranos is a fun game with incredible call outs. If you like the series or mob-style shows, it's a no brainer.
7.896/10
1 year ago
This is a really cool pin that only just recently seems to have garnered much recognition.
It is based off a B movie and the artwork leaves something to be desired, but the gameplay, toys, and call outs are all fantastic.
7.112/10
1 year ago
This game has some opposites going for it. The theme is not really one I care for. The art and sound leave a lot to be desired as well. The gameplay, on the other hand, is really good. It has a great multiball, fun layout, and lots of shots.

I don't see myself owning one due to the theme, but I wouldn't pass up a chance to play it on location either.

There are definitely a lot of things going for it at the price point.
6.661/10
1 year ago
This is basically a more modern pitch and bat game. Fun, easy to follow rules, and a 'must' for baseball fans.
6.614/10
1 year ago
There are lots of ramps and tunnel shots. It feels a bit unimaginative. I'm not a fan of the movies, so the theme isn't great for me. It us a pretty rare game (750 made), so play it if you get a chance.

Overall, I feel there are better games at the price point.
7.353/10
1 year ago
Total classic. It is one of the best pins of its' era and denotes the times perfectly. It has one if the highest "price vs. Fun" margins out there.
7.411/10
1 year ago
The artwork is stunning. There are lots of shots to go for and many ways to play it. For it's era, it is amongst the best.
8.176/10
1 year ago
Solid game. Great for comic fans. The more you play the more fun it is.
8.984/10
1 year ago
This is a very underrated pin largely because the movie didn't do well and the artwork isn't what a lot of people look for. I have a personal attachment to it as a movie guy who lives sci-fi, so it doesn't bother me.
The gameplay is excellent, and the gloves toy/gimmick us incredible. The lighting could be better, but I really enjoy the music and call outs.
All in all, a very solid game..especially for the price (of course, people are finding out about this game, so they keep going up!)
6.992/10
1 year ago
It is just an all-around fun game for a pin from its' era. I enjoy the art and theme. The shots are straightforward, and it plays fast.
It can be quite a drain monster, especially if you don't angle your center shots.

They made a ton, so they are pretty cheap to acquire for the value you get. All of them seem to have major pf wear, however, so be aware.
6.908/10
1 year ago
Lights, sounds, call outs, artwork...this one has it all. It is one of the QUINTESSENTIAL pins of the era. Throw in the fact that they made a lot, so parts/pieces are easy to find...and it is a system 11, so it is easy to work on and built like a tank. This is a pin that fits in ANY size collection. It works on location or in a home game room.
7.412/10
1 year ago
Great theme, modes, scoring, and multiballs. It is one of the best DE pins. I can only assume people have them stashed in their collections, however, because they made 4700 and you NEVER see them.
6.846/10
1 year ago
I have always felt that this game is FAR greater than the sum of its' parts. Maybe the most in all of pinball.

I'm not a huge fan of the artwork, sounds, or theme...but the game is just plain fun. It definitely has that one more game appeal. The chance to win a token is a right of passage that every pinballer should experience.
7.635/10
1 year ago
I got this pin in a trade and I planned on selling it, but it was surprisingly hard to get rid of. It has really good toys, call outs, and music. I'm not a fan of the artwork, but that doesn't distract from the fact that it's a great game. It reminds me of an upgraded pinbot.
8.261/10
1 year ago
I love this game. Great artwork, lots of drops, fun callouts (one of my favorites in ALL of pinball), and that one more game feel.
The LE is actually far cheaper than the original, and I like it even better because of the quirky design.
8.261/10
1 year ago
Classic. One of the best pins of its' era. Great detailed artwork. Beautiful backglass. Tons of drops. It simply has that "one more game" feel.

"Quit talkin' and start chalkin'"

I love it.
6.865/10
1 year ago
The pin is fun and the music is good (of course!) I guess my only issue with it, really, is 'bang for the buck.' For the price of a NIB game, you are basically getting an updated EM. Having said that, I feel TNA has already filled that slot. You could also go the other way and just get an EM for a fraction of the price.
There are a TON of Beatles fans, and I'm sure that is the majority of people buying these. For me, however, I would rather put the dollars this pin commands towards something else.
7.469/10
1 year ago
This game is a true classic. Fun and funny. Lots of shots. Great call outs. Pure system 11 goodness.
6.860/10
1 year ago
I love the art and the theme. I really like the "spooky" aspects. The gameplay doesn't do it for me though. It just seems too shallow.
7.220/10
1 year ago
I really like the theme. The black and white art looks really cool. It just doesn't have enough shots for me. The code needs work.
8.396/10
1 year ago
One of the best pins of its' era. Split playfield, in-lane drop targets, mirrored-backglass, fair scoring, and plenty to do.
It is also quite difficult...which I love.

The one thing it seems to get knocked for is the sound. Unfortunately, they just couldn't do much with it in that era...which is a shame because Queen did all the music for the movie (they are one of my favorite bands of all-time). The opening bars of Queen's Flash Gordon title song are played, which make me smile everytime.
7.316/10
1 year ago
I love the artwork and theme (I'm partial to the Munsters from watching them growing up), but the gameplay isn't there for me. I just feel there are better options at the price point.
7.948/10
2 years ago
AMAZING flow. Lots of shots. The build quality from AP is second by to none. My only real sticking point is theme. It just isn't my cup of tea. If you are a Hot Wheels fan, however, you should go buy it immediately. I will say that I would 100% play this if I saw it on location. It's a blast!
7.792/10
2 years ago
Very fun game. I love the theme and artwork. It's a bit simplistic compared to today's pins, but an awesome choice for the era. It is one of my favorite system 11 games.
8.600/10
2 years ago
Great theme, and yet somehow still underrated. I'm not sure if people haven't heard of it or have yet to play it, but this is a hidden gem.

If you are a Batman fan, this is a "must" own.
6.984/10
2 years ago
I love the theme. The price is certainly reasonable as well. It is tough to find one with even a decent playfield, however.
7.356/10
2 years ago
I enjoy the game, its artwork, and connection to pinbot. My issue is that it really feels like a 1 shot game. I would play it on location, without a doubt...but it wouldn't be a home collection "keeper" for me.
9.820/10
2 years ago
JP is a classic. It had the best pinball toy ever, awesome animations (especially with a color dmd), fun shots, and a great theme. It us easily one if the best Data East games, and one of the best of its era.
8.120/10
2 years ago
TFTC is a great overall game with lots going for it. My only issue with it is that's it's just too easy. It didn't stay with me long because I really prefer harder games. Whenever I see it at a show or on location, however, I will play it everytime.
7.004/10
2 years ago
I like the wolverine bash toy and the ramps. The art is pretty good too. I'm not much of a comics fan, but it is a nice pin I wouldn't pass up playing on location.
7.949/10
2 years ago
This is a pretty rare game, but worth seeing out. It has several neat gimmicks/toys (the levitating ball and the wand). The artwork is good and I like the theme a lot. This would look amazing in a lineup with ToM, Houdini, and abracadabra.

The shots aren't as smooth as I would hope and the fact that it was made in limited numbers by company that put out very few pins and has extremely limited available parts today makes this a tough buy for me. It is also in DIRE need of LEDs. It's like 2 different pins with and without leds.

I would only recommend it if you absolutely love the there and toys in it, or if you gave a 20+ pin collection.
7.424/10
2 years ago
Nice game for Kiss fans. I enjoy it, but I think there are better "band themes" out there.
7.772/10
2 years ago
It is my least favorite of the modern band pins. For the price, there are far better choices.
7.996/10
2 years ago
The sounds are obviously great. The toybox is a really nice toy. I'm just not big on the "cartoony" artwork.
If you are a big Aerosmith fan, this is an obvious buy for you. If you are looking for a music pin in general, I would recommend MET, IMDN, or ACDC over it.
8.083/10
2 years ago
As a huge Star Wars fan, this game was a letdown for me. On one hand, the call outs and sounds are some of the best in pinball (I am certainly partial, however), and the artwork is good. On the other hand, this is one of the most barren modern pins in existence. The premium has the hyperloop, which helps.
I will say that there are a ton of modes, so if you are a mode and/or flow player, this is far more likely to be your speed.
7.620/10
2 years ago
Great for location, but im not so sure it would hold up in a home setting. It doesn't seem to be very deep or challenging, but it is certainly fun for a quick game.
7.828/10
2 years ago
It is fun in spurts, but I don't see it as a long term keeper.

They do well on location, so if you are thinking if putting it out there, I would recommend it.
7.748/10
2 years ago
Great music, lighting, and call outs. I really prefer the LE, however.
8.256/10
2 years ago
Fun game but tough (which I love).

Fine tune your nudging skills or you will have short ball times.
8.280/10
2 years ago
The music is epic and the artwork is stellar. I love the theme too, but I'm not sure if it has that "one more game" appeal for me.
7.688/10
2 years ago
This is a fun game, but it just doesn't feel like a black knight without the upper playfield. I definitely suggest going for a premium.
8.640/10
2 years ago
Wonka has a lot of shots, deep play, great lighting, and that "one more time" feel. There really isn't much to knock on it. I do miss the extra features of the LE, however. It is worth the extra money.
9.300/10
2 years ago
This is a beautiful version of a very immersive game. I think the LE version is well worth the extra money spent over the standard. If you love Willy Wonka, this game ties into it perfectly. It is a deep game, perfect for home use.
6.149/10
2 years ago
I am a huge super Mario fan. Huge. This game, however, is very disappointing. It it just FAR too easy. No depth or challenging shots. It has no longevity whatsoever.

This is easily in my top 3 pins that have an amazing theme to poor gameplay ratio.
10.000/10
2 years ago
Ramps, wireforms, and toys, oh my! Lots of 90s fun packed into this game. You've gotta love the call outs too.
8.000/10
2 years ago
Nice pin with a lot of toys. I wish there were more variation, but it is certainly worthy.
8.220/10
2 years ago
This is a quality pin with a lot of fun packed in. There isn't much dropoff from the LE, but the price point is much friendlier.
9.280/10
2 years ago
This pin has really grown on me. I live the mansion and the call outs. Definitely one if Sterns better pins in the last few years. My only wish is that the middle and lower playfield had more going on.
8.516/10
2 years ago
If you are a star trek fan, this is a must buy. It is great for the price point, and there isn't much fall off from the LE.
9.320/10
2 years ago
Fun game with great call outs. If you are a dead pool or superhero fan, this is a "must-buy."
9.160/10
2 years ago
This is a really fun and unique game. It's just so different from everything else. It would be great in a home collection.
9.540/10
2 years ago
One of the best Sterns in the last decade. This is another pro that I simply always wish I were playing the LE when I play it. It's a great game, and I don't want to take anything away from it, but it pales in comparison to the premium version.
10.000/10
2 years ago
Stunning game! There are so few of them, however. The price tag reflects both. If you can afford one, please invite me over to play :)
10.000/10
2 years ago
This is the big daddy of all the JP pins, but you pay for it. It is truly an instant classic. If you need to get a JP, but can't afford it, I feel the premium is a better value.
9.820/10
2 years ago
This is really the best of both worlds for JP. Lots of interactivity, a great theme, and deep play.
It's the game of the year.
9.760/10
2 years ago
I really love this game, but every time I play it...i just wish it had the bells and whistles of the LE. It is one of the better Sterns from the last few years, but you should go for the Limited Edition if you can swing it.
8.766/10
2 years ago
This is a really fun EM worth the rating. Nice theme, great gameplay, and challenging enough for a home collection.
6.745/10
2 years ago
Nice theme for those that like western pins. The game play lacks, especially for the price.
8.846/10
2 years ago
This is a very complicated game...in a good way. This is a tournament players dream, but no one really knows about it because it is so rare. If you have the chance to play or buy one, do it.
9.160/10
2 years ago
A big step up from the classic version, but very similar price point. I would recommend getting this version if possible.
8.644/10
2 years ago
Classic game. If you can afford the LE, I would recommend it, but there is a lot of bang for the buck on this one.
9.760/10
2 years ago
Perfect game for the price. I like the fact that it is the "newer" version, so it should equate to fewer issues than an original.
At the price point, it is amazing.
9.600/10
2 years ago
Very deserving of its' rating. I prefer the LE, but only because there are more bells and whistles.
9.480/10
2 years ago
Awesome theme! Jam packed playfield!
The flippers can be maddening at times, but overall the game is great.
10.000/10
2 years ago
Really the perfect game. There are no flaws other than the high price. If you can put one in your collection...do it.
9.780/10
2 years ago
This pin is criminally underrated simply because it is a Gottlieb. Of course, it is the absolute best game they ever built, however.

There are really no flaws to it, other than possibly the "shoot the pyramid" callout frequently going off.

Beautiful game play. Gorgeous backglass and playfield. Awesome toys/gimmicks. The theme is just amazing!

It is one of the best games for the price, bar none.
7.872/10
2 years ago
This is a good pin for a newer collector or a Williams system 11 fan.
It isn't really rare, but there must have been a lot destroyed because you seldom see them.
There is a lot going for it, but it doesn't have that "one more time" feel for me. The shots and call outs feel repetitive, and your main scoring objective is to get the multiball.
It stands up to other alphanumeric's from the era, but it falls short of many other pins in the same price range.
7.376/10
2 years ago
Fun game for any sized collection. One of the best system 11s.
9.040/10
2 years ago
This is just a great pin. Lots of shots, cool toys, great call outs, and perfectly tied to the theme. You don't really see them much, however, for some reason.

It is about as underrated as a top 100 pin can be.
9.660/10
2 years ago
One of the most underrated games in all of pinball. Great backglass, cabinet, and PF. Tons of shots. Simple to understand...but hard to execute game. Built like a tank. The robotic voice is killer!
This game should cost double.
7.712/10
2 years ago
Great system 11 game with an awesome theme and fn gameplay. They all seem to have super worn play field's, however. Sone of that is due to age, some of it is due to being a really fun pin with that "one more game" appeal.
8.784/10
2 years ago
Such a quirky design...how could you not love it? System 11, motorcycles, and more pinball!!

These have climbed greatly in price, so it is tough to pull the trigger on one unless you like the rarer/oddball stuff.
9.084/10
2 years ago
Diner has a lot of nostalgia for me. It is such a unique theme...i love it. It is one of the best system 11 games.
9.260/10
2 years ago
There is a lot to do in this game, but sinking the ship takes the cake! It's a fun toy/gimmick.

The lighting and artwork are also pretty fantastic.
8.400/10
2 years ago
The game is a lot of fun to play, but I have no interest in the theme. It has TONS of toys/gimmicks, but the talking heads are creepy. I really enjoy the call outs and humor. If it were made today, I would cost $15k+
7.888/10
2 years ago
Very nice lawlor game that you just don't see too often. It has tons of toys/gimmicks and the shrunken head gives it a definitive creepy feel. The rules can be a bit if a curveball to understand, but it has all the checknarks for a good home use pin.
7.424/10
2 years ago
One of the better system 11 games, but the prices are higher than most. The gameplay is smooth and fun. The callouts and sounds are great. Holy cow...the light show...easily one of the best.
9.900/10
2 years ago
Great music pin! Songs, gameplay, shots...all stellar.
10.000/10
2 years ago
As different as it gets in pinball. Great addition to a lineup. There is so much to do; jump rope, punching bag, fights, etc.
There is nothing like it out there.
8.776/10
2 years ago
It has a lot of elements I like, but it just doesn't do it for me. It lacks the "one more time" appeal. The shots and layout just aren't the best.

Its a game I would play at an arcade it a friends house, but I don't see myself owning it.
9.540/10
2 years ago
Super underrated game. I can only assume most haven't played it. Very fun!
8.396/10
2 years ago
Well deserving of its' spot in the top 100. It is easily one of the best games of the era. Lots if fn and plenty of replayability. The Getaway works well in any size collection.
8.340/10
2 years ago
There is a lot to like in this game. I would certainly recommend the Cleland sound upgrade. The movie had such killer music.
8.460/10
2 years ago
This is my least favorite of the newer music pins despite being an Aerosmith fan. The ultra-cartoony artwork is a turnoff for me.
I also feel that this is one of the better sterns made in the "pro" model comparative to the LE.
9.040/10
2 years ago
I'm a big fan of the show, and this pin is quite immersive, so fans wont be disappointed. I do feel that the LE has a lot of desirable features on the pin that really make it a "must-buy" over the pro, however.
8.767/10
2 years ago
This is a very good game, but the lack of innovation and toys are stupifying. This has to be the the best theme ever with the worst implementation. The PF is frustratingly boring. It might be able to be fixed with mods. As it is...it needs more.
9.060/10
2 years ago
I love the theme, the music a epic, the artwork is superb. I love a lot of things about it, but it just doesn't fit into my "top pins" category. It just feels too repetitive. It is a very good game, however, and if it clicks with you...there is certainly a lot to like.
8.296/10
2 years ago
Super fast game. Tons of fun though. Great toys as well.
9.760/10
2 years ago
Love it! Dream theme for me. I wish the flippers we're not so short, but you could change them out in a home setting.
9.500/10
2 years ago
Beautiful game with one of the best soundtracks ever. They made so few of the LEs...they are very hard to find. I love the Tron theme, but this game really suffers from needing to be dialed in properly. When it is set up well, it's smooth like butter. When it needs tweaking, it can be incredibly clunky.