douggalecawitz's ratings

Pinsider douggalecawitz has rated 85 machines.

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douggalecawitz has written 82 rating comments:


7.804/10
6 months ago
I'm glad that a few companies are venturing to release unlicensed theme table so i'll somewhat mute my criticism that i don't really understand what the hell is going on here. In some ways it feels vaguely like they were going for some big bang bar type theme, but there's ice cream, UFOs, cows, tanks, a sexy redhead, and an endlessly rambling "scientist" guy. Game plays pretty fun. Cabinet is easily the most unique thing i've seen since Whoa Nellie, and is probably the best cabinet ever. Way to go American Pinball. Maybe not a homerun, but definitely a hit.
6.816/10
6 months ago
Although probably dated by 1993 this table offers a pretty fun style of play that might've been considered a great had it premiered 5 years earlier. If you can find one that works, show it some love and put several games on it. You won't regret it.
5.259/10
6 months ago
Playing this game is actually pretty amazing if for no other reason than seeing how the japanese interpreted pinball. Although superficially not much different from other pins of it's era, Surfing plays like it was created at some other time. In place of sling shots it has these weird bumpers, it has multi-ball, i believe it has magnet grabs. It just FEELS very different from it's contemporary peers in a way that i struggle to describe
4.880/10
6 months ago
Not much going on here. Typical foreign game, maybe a notch above in that it tends to play pretty quick. Not a terrible game. Among the best of the foreign games
3.131/10
6 months ago
Is this the worst pinball of all time? No but it most likely is the worst wide body ever designed. The big useless hunk of plastic in the center playfield offers very little to shoot at and blocks most of the upper playfield.... which it's self is pretty barren. Beautiful vivid atari artwork is squandered on a game that seems as poorly laid out as one can imagine. Gobble holes at the top so shallow and far apart that the ball needs to be crawling and directly over them to actually fall in and score. Neat for rarity's sake. Not much else
6.917/10
10 months ago
Great theme marred only by the PC guided choice of not showing the old confederate battle flag. that said i love this in a wide body, but i also think robocop with it's jump ramp would have made for an excellent re-theme to dukes of hazard. but seeing this beautiful machine all hats off to the guys who did it. i got a few chances to play it at Pinball Expo 2022, i'm hoping i'll get to see again sometime
7.373/10
1 year ago
having played a fair number of italian and spanish games i've come to appreciate them for their novelty but rarely for their actual play. this one is different, i actually thought the layout of the playfield was a lot of fun. everything seemed to fit right. the theming is a bit confused and underwhelming but the actual play stands up fairly well against a number of american titles of similar vintage and it certainly outshines every other foreign creation of the era.
10.000/10
2 years ago
i can't believe stern put out this good of a game. every time i play it, it gets better
9.820/10
2 years ago
Severely underrated game. I'll say it..... this game is better than F-14 Tomcat by a country mile. Great layout, tons of shots, a great skill shot, multi language game modes, great theme, wonderfully intricate ramps, great backglass. This is a top tier wishlist game. Too rare to find in the wild. I wished they'd made 10000 of them.
8.637/10
2 years ago
Very much like Solar Fire. The two playfields are almost identical, where as Solar Fire has a raised upper playfield Grand Lizard has nearly identically placed ramps that just drop the ball into the upper playfield. I'd be lying if I said the artwork on either is even descent, both are quite horrific. Grand Lizard's ugliness owing to a last minute redesign. After market backglass are a vast improvement. But for what it lacks in beauty it makes up for in playfield layout. I could play either of the two of these endlessly. There's something almost Platonic in their layout. Lot of fun.
8.658/10
2 years ago
My favorite pool table themed game. The way that you have to bank captured balls into pockets comes closer than any other pinball to replicating the feel and challenge of shooting pool. Great animations, great artwork all packaged in a street level. One of those games I could play for hours. Capcom hardly ever goes wrong
1.345/10
2 years ago
squeezes all of the boredom of the overly long movies into 3 minute games
1.538/10
2 years ago
the film was beautiful but stupid. the pin is boring and ugly.
5.310/10
2 years ago
Like Hollywood, has pinball so completely run out of ideas that they not only depend on license themes, but depend on 25 year old license themes, and even 25 year old license themes that have already been done before? The game is fair to good. I enjoyed the movie (seven viewings in the theater) it's self, but have never been able to get into the pinball of JP. This model updates the old data east without adding a hell of a lot other than the beautiful John Williams score. I wouldn't shun it, but neither would I seek it out.
4.946/10
2 years ago
I wanted to love this game. I really wanted to. I loved American Pinball's Oktoberfest. I thought the flaws in the beautiful but infuriating Houdini had been worked out. I loved the theme... for once I wasn't disappointed in the choice of licensed themes. The pictures I saw of it were beautiful. The animations looked unique and great. The choice to go with an orange habit trail reflected a respect for those tracks we all grew up with. It should have been so wonderful. Then I played it. It is Houdini all over again. If you are an expert pinball player this might be fun. If you are a mediocre pinball player get ready for a lot of shot that do nothing but dud. Dud dud dud dud dud drain. Repeat. The shots are too tight for anything like enjoyable play. Very disappointed. I look at it forlorn. It could have been great.
5.162/10
4 years ago
I'm not much of a fan of the rotating discs on playfields ala Fireball and TMNT. It makes shot accuracy impossible which takes a ton of the fun of pinball out of it. Otherwise I actually love a lot of aspects to this game. The playfield layout is a strong point of this game and I've a feeling it was developed in conjunction with Earthshaker. Also on the plus side, arcades tend to be hot so the little whirlwind fan at the top of the back box provides a little welcome relief when playing.
3.919/10
4 years ago
Really neat back glass evocative of Kenny Rogers and Lonesome Dove and all that kind of 80's western stuff. The playfield doesn't give you much to do and feels like it has been recycled from some early 70's era game. Gotta know when to hold. Know when to fold em.
3.320/10
4 years ago
The big huge cue ball in the middle of the playfield is unique but often frustrating and annoying. The best thing about this game is the fake clint eastwood quotes which have become private jokes among my collection of friends. All of the call outs are along the lines of "you shore need that ramp shot" Yes, because the ramps shot is the ONLY shot in the game. May throw some games on it if i've grown bored with whatever else is available but it gets tiresome from the first
2.310/10
4 years ago
Just looking at the machine looks like it should be a pretty fun game to play. Stepping up to it is a different story. Maybe the game was intended for little kids and so they kept it real real simple, or maybe that is simply the mode it has been set to every time i've encountered it in the wiild. Three or more games in a row on this feels excruciating. Unless you're a hardcore fan of the theme I see no redeeming quality. although it's still better than ro-go
6.704/10
4 years ago
Is there anything more awesomely 70s than an Evel Knievel pinball machine? The answer is no.
6.665/10
4 years ago
This game seems like a hybrid of Cyberrnaut and Vector..... or perhaps those games have aspects similar to this. In any case this is a pretty damn good game but pretty difficult to find. I couldn't rate any of the sound stuff as the one place I've found this is far too loud to actually hear the game. It is the first of only two games that has controllable closable outlanes. (the other being Dungeons and Dragons.) A pretty unique feature which adds a great element to the game. Difficult to get used to at first but once you get used to it, it adds a really fun element to the game. Backglass just screams 1983 in your face. Play it if you can find it.
2.804/10
4 years ago
Typically empty mid 70s snooze-a-roo playfield, but this one does move the action along at a brisk pace. Nice backglass sandsout against possibly the most boring playfield art anyone could come up with. I can think of worse games, but I can also think of a lot of games which are a lot better.
7.995/10
4 years ago
Jersey Jack takes a chance on a really really old property and comes away with a winner. After a decade and change of the same left ramp right ramp basic Stern machines JJP arrives on the scene and delivers something different. The game looks great, it plays great, the modes, toys, and features are all something more akin to the experimental mid 90s era pinball machines. A return to lower scoring tables is also quite welcome. If I have two complaints it is this. 1) the right and especially the left out lanes seem way oversized. 2) the movie call backs are quite obvious fakes. not even close. Distractingly bad even. Would it have cost that much more to get the rights to old Margaret Hamilton quotes? I don't know, but I can't imagine it being that prohibitive. Otherwise this is a fantastic game which has forced Stern out of it's complacency and made it up it's game. That alone is an amazing feat.
5.639/10
4 years ago
What might have been.... The version of this I've played (only two or three were produced) Didn't seem to have it's modes or anything else worked out and was notorious for malfunctions. That said the playfield art is absolutely perfect while the back glass art is unimaginitive. The cabinet art is something truly extraordinary (and probably frightening to small children) The playfield layout is not all that great but has enough going on to keep it modestly fun. Movie call backs and music are again grade A quality straight from the film. It's too bad about the legal issues that held up production. Had the modes been worked out as well as the bugs, this could have truly been a marvelous game.
5.698/10
4 years ago
I've been fortunate enough to have several opportunities to play this rare gem. This street level game actually has it's best benefit as a great way to practice for multi-ball for other games. It's permanent multi-ball play is fairly unique among all pinball (the only other one i can think of is Blackwater 100) It's a shame they didn't make a few more of these. It's definitely from an era of experimentation in pinball. On it's own it's a lot of fun to play (though if your the type who has to have ramps and modes to make things fun you will find yourself quickly bored)
3.880/10
4 years ago
I've never been able to quite figure this game out. It has all the elements of a fun game, yet I don't particularly enjoy it that much. I've played hundreds of games on it, but never been able to figure out if any of the clues in the mysteries have anything to do with actually picking suspects. Some I know actually adore this as their favorite game but I can't wrap my head around it. It's overall quality is good, especially in the sound department. And it's worst aspect may simply be it's terrible lighting aspects which isn't that important anyways. I don't know. I don't actively dislike and avoid it the way I would with Monster Bash (a very popular game) but nor would this be a machine I gravitate towards immediately.
4.459/10
4 years ago
Kind of ho-hum early Python Angelo machine. Some unique features such as the ferris wheel in back left corner give the game a little bit of fun. And the playfield artwork does warrant stopping play for a while to explore in detail. But the game it's self lacks the kind of splashy panache that would be the hallmark of later Python games. I'll give it some credit. It's not a terrible game but nor is it terribly compelling.
8.134/10
4 years ago
Against all odds Stern got just about everything right on this machine. They used actual callbacks from the original movie rather than improvised fakes. They went with a classic pinball animation style rather than photo-realism (such as avengers). They were able to get rights to pieces from the actual soundtrack. Etc etc.... The play field isn't the greatest in pinball history but it's got enough unique-ness to make the game fun rather than the same old boring left ramp - right ramp configuration. definitely not my favorite game but considering all that could have gone wrong with this one, Stern basically hit it out of the park.
3.941/10
4 years ago
Um, a generally decent game, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the deal is with the bagatelle thing in the back glass. Played the game numerous time, no idea. Not how to unlock it. Not what significance it play in the total scoring. Nothing. Pretty decent game to look at (the only split peas soup colored cabinet that i know of) or play, but utterly confounding.
3.917/10
4 years ago
Another boring play field that stands out as a testament to mediocrity is salvaged only because the back glass art is truly a sight to behold. Of any machines I've seen this one is the most unapologetic in it's explicitness. Those Euro's really have no trouble placing female nudity all over machines ostensibly designed to entertain kids. The game it's self barely even tries to hold your attention.
6.291/10
4 years ago
The artwork is a bit of a mess but this four flipper crisscrossing playfield can be surprisingly fun. One of the better Gottliebs of this era.
6.408/10
4 years ago
This is a game that seems right on the precipice of greatness. It's an overall pretty damn good game, but something about it doesn't really get the juices flowing. maybe a differing theme or slightly better artwork would have added to it. Extremely playable but not high up there on favorites or wishlist material.
4.991/10
4 years ago
Not being a huge fan of Aerosmith I still like this game. It's actually one of the better Stern playfield of recent years. But just like none of my favorite bands will ever end up in the rock hall of fame.... so too will none of them ever grace a pinball machine.
2.648/10
4 years ago
Looking for a wide open play field with out much to shoot at? Here's your machine. Mostly boring, though not an entirely terrible machine to look at
5.228/10
4 years ago
Well, for what this game lacks in general play aspects it more than makes up for in artwork and the ultra unique feature of having essentially a nudgy style mechanism for the entire table. To my knowledge no other semi-modern pinball has that. Two knobs on the sides near your flipper buttons allow you to move and shake the entire table. It seems like a concept that could have used some perfect to become truly great in pinball. As for the art work..... what can I say, the Euros, they are not afraid of a little female nudity on their pinball machines. The back glass is pretty explicit, especially if you stop to actually look at it for more than a minute. It's a beautiful piece of artwork, but definitely at odds with american sensibilities if you've got kids. I was fortunate enough to get to play this at the 2019 pinball expo, it's otherwise rarity to see.
8.119/10
4 years ago
This is an underestimated table. It really is a lot of fun to collect the playmates of the month and go into wizard mode. It has possibly some of my favorite multi-ball modes and it's got great toys. I've heard it said that if you own it, you can even swap out the inserts of models for pictures of girls you like more which would be neat, though I think it would be more fun to switch out the decals with pictures that are plain absurd, things like pictures of beef sandwiches, ford pintos, and edvard munch's "The Scream". Great machine
1.894/10
4 years ago
My first year at PAPA I was running low on tokens and this was on free play. I was so bored with it, I walked away from it midway through my second ball. It is the only time in my life I've walked away from a machine midway through a game.
2.272/10
4 years ago
Is it because I'm not a good enough player or because most of the versions i've played of this were in bad shape. I can almost never make the upper loop shot and that seems like the only decently satisfying shot in the game. The music is probaly one of the better things about this game. It seems like a well loved game but I don't care much for it. If there's almost any other table I can play, I will.
7.896/10
4 years ago
Something about this playfield just clicks. Of all the multi level tables (i.e. black knight, elektra, flash gordon, pharoah.) this one feels like all of the shots are lined up properly. I find that in spite of the quite frankly terrible art on the playfield and back glass I can play this machine endlessly and it is easy my favorite of the run of two level pins that came out of this era.
4.984/10
4 years ago
Don't know why I don't like this one more. Something about the playfield lay out. The T_rex multi ball function is great. The T-rex head is great. The music is decently well done. But usually into my 1st, 2nd, or 3rd game and i'm bored.
1.956/10
4 years ago
This table is pretty terrible.
9.940/10
4 years ago
Frustratingly complex at times, but otherwise this is one of the greatest pins ever made. There will never be another like it. If I had the money for one, i'd probably buy a .50 cal rifle first, but if i had the money a second time I'd definitely get one.
5.431/10
4 years ago
Possibly the first truly good pinball game. Honestly fun to play and more pop bumper than any other machine ever made (i believe). Not a great game as most of what pinball needed to become great was at least a generation away. But for it's era this is a standout machine. Probably can be had at a fairly reasonable price.
5.978/10
4 years ago
Nipples. There's no way around it. Were you to look at the playfield of this game you'd see a modestly fun game that looked like it was geared toward very young girls. As the eyes level out and meet the back glass however two points become very obvious and just who the game is meant to attract becomes muddled. With that out of the way this game is fun but not great, it has that typical Zaccaria feel to it. Like a lot of those machines the art work gorgeously pops while the game play seem somehow lacking. It's still pretty fun though. Just hide the children's eyes. Just kidding.
6.192/10
4 years ago
To play this game well you need a combination of professional level accuracy and a degree in quantum calculation. The game has something to do with predicting color codes and then shooting those specific colors at those specific times. Good luck with that. If you are great at trapping and shooting and don't bobble the ball a lot like most players, you stand a shot. On the other hand if you can let go and quietly accept that you'll never understand the rules let alone be able to take positive action on them then you can sit back and enjoy this game for what it is underneath.... a truly unique wonderful looking machine that plays like no other. No outlanes? No problem. No ramps? doesn't matter hit a ball here.... it reappears there. great fun and a backglass that is reminiscent of the early art of atari. I definitely recommend a go around on this.
7.410/10
4 years ago
Lot of hating goes on on this machine about how it's a mere novelty that wears off quickly. Maybe I'm shuffling to the beat of a different drummer cause I can play this machine all day. Gotta hand it to Stern for thinking THIS far out of the box. It would be nice if a few modern designers would take this many risks. It really is a fun game once you kind of get a handle on the ball movement. Modern collectors have taken to throwing in slow changing LED lights which add to the hallucinatory effect of playing this wack-a-doo creation. What I'd really like to see is someone throw this machine into a quarter finals round of some big pinball competition, you know throw a real wrench into those top players and their well honed strategies.... or better yet a qualifying round could knock out champions while letting relative novices advance. oh what fun!!!!!
6.756/10
4 years ago
This would be a serviceable and otherwise forgettable game but for possibly my personal selection for mist satisfying shot in all of pinball. It's not that the rest of the machine is bad or anything. It's actually pretty good and would be at least the equal of Vector or Cybernaut or D&D. But that one shot..... Right side drop target on a timer, up the ramp, then flipped upward at the ramp convergence is difficult but not impossible and oh so satisfying to hit. Wish this machine was somewhere near me to practice this shot. It's a low demand machine and reasonably priced. Unfortunately space and money are two things I have in short supply.
7.417/10
4 years ago
The jump ramp is one of my favorite shows in pinball. The "I'd buy that for a dollar" is easily my favorite call back of any pinball machine (though sadly only accessible through coin based play) . Elsewhere the playfield art work leaves much to be desired. The overall play is pretty good but not super compelling. The rest of the speech is okay at best, the music is a real detractor, missing is the familiar Basil Poledouris score from the movie, much in the same way the Danny Elfman score is missing from Data East's Batman..... technology of the time I guess? Even an approximation would have sufficed. Otherwise it's a fun game and there's always that ramp jump.
3.848/10
4 years ago
Many people compare this favorably to medieval madness and i can see the logic where rules come into play. The similarities are definitely there. Especially in the realm of humorous speech which definitely adds to the game. But where as I love MM, I'm not much of a fan of AFM. Part of this I attribute to MM simply being a better version and better theme. Part I attribute to the colorful but ugly playfield on AFM. But the largest attribution for my dislike is that this game is possibly the worst of all points inflaters. In most games a billion point game is well out of reach or at minimum difficult to reach. Here, with Attack From Mars, a billion point game is easily achievable with a mediocre player putting out a mediocre game. Especially when I used to write all of my scores down, dashing of a nine or ten digit finale was a real pain in the ass. There's something silly about points inflation in pinball. You'd think the industry as a whole would strive towards a standard which would make cross comparison a little easier, but no. I'm grateful to Jersey Jack and their efforts to drag point tallies back down to earth.
7.463/10
4 years ago
An underrated by Data East. Tales From The Crypt was a favorite show to catch when at Grandma's when I was a kid (my fmaily didn't have cable) The table it's self is a pretty great layout with fair number of good but very satisfying shots. The art work is a bit wonky as would happen with this era's DE machines, perhaps driven by a desire to animate in greater detail than was easily reproducible. The table rules are great for someone looking to move slightly beyond the basics of Taxi or Bride of Pinbot. Lots of great modes. Excellent upon repeat plays.
9.292/10
4 years ago
Wish I had the money to own this. It tops my wishlist. My only problem with the game was that I got to play on early teest models that had the authentic Lebowski soundtrack and WAY WAY more speech and call backs from the movie. Those early version didn't have the mode worked out yet. When I next got to play it the situation had reversed it's self. The loss of some of those great voice and call backs really damaged some of the fun of the game play, especially the boom of John Goodman's voice swearing at the player..... hilarious. I seriously hope that the makers of this game can get their shit together and make a thousand of these. There ought to be one in every bowling alley in america.
3.648/10
4 years ago
Don't know why this game is so popular. It certainly is colorful, I guess..... I enjoy the avengers movies but I'm not exactly as fever stricken by them as a lot of people. This pin is all too indicative of the typical 21st century Stern tables. Two flippers, 2 straight ramps, uninteresting shots et cetera. I don't mean to slag it but every time I play this game I find myself bored by the the second game or sometimes by the second ball. I don't think it's only me, but I personally would have enjoyed a Scarlett Johansson only table. If you've got to have a boring playfield at least make the game a pleasure to look at.
7.391/10
4 years ago
Kind of like the flip over targets. And the art package is done in a style that briefly blew up from the late 70's until the early 80's. I like the style as it dates the machine pretty specifically. Game play is good, though I'm not a fan of the end game roulette that can add unearned points or subtract earned points. To me that renders scoring in the game as partially moot. What good is a high game if it isn't entirely earned by you and likewise how frustrating is it to have a personal best undone by the luck of the roulette? Over all though I like this game and with a much smaller foot print than other pins, i wouldn't mind owning one.
4.277/10
4 years ago
It behooves me to think of the meeting that must have taken place to decide that a property like the television show Rescue 911 would make for an excellent game. A show constructed around discarded news footage and re-enactments of medical, fire, and safety accidents..... Yet Beetlejuice never got a pinball? Th game play is pretty ho-hum on this machine. Not terrible but not terribly intriguing. Gottlieb was really struggling at this point. I have found that lots of police, firefighters, and ambulance drivers like to collect this as the one pin they own.
7.820/10
4 years ago
A personal favorite of the EM era. That angular artwork on the back of this and Bowl-O, The Wiggler, Red Max, and Zip-A-Do is very time specific and lends the game kind of cool. The theme of Alligators is a personal favorite as I enjoyed years of helping a friend raise one. Upon our first journey to PAPA that same friend and I would get into a heated competition on their german copy of Gator. The game play is pretty basic but cool with the opening and closing of flippers giving it a somewhat unique feel. Among EM's i wouldn't mind owning this one is near the very top.
8.366/10
4 years ago
This isn't a well loved machine by most pinball players but I think it's fantastic and unique. The four flipper with reversed ball save flippers was done once and only once. The theme was a transfer of the popular video game Q*Bert. As far as video game to pinball transfers go, I think this probably did better than any other. It's short comings are it's sound and speech which are consistent with the video game in being minimalist and incomprehensible. Q*Bert essentially swears when making mistakes but the speech is reversed to make it incoherent. There's not enough love out here for this game.
9.733/10
4 years ago
It's close between this and Medieval Madness in my pick for (if i had to recommend one pin to someone who's never played) This is one of the most approachable and playable machines ever created. It stuck so clearly in my memory as a youth playing it that I could remember playing it long after i could remember WHERE i played it. The rules are deep enough for veteran players but not so complex that new players can't have fun. A near perfect machine from a great mind.
9.051/10
4 years ago
Three levels, Eight flippers, they don't make em like this anymore. Haunted House is a truly unique game. One of my absolute favorites.
9.464/10
4 years ago
Simply put, one of the best pinball machines ever made.
1.851/10
4 years ago
Great backglass. One of the worst playfields in pinball history.
8.210/10
4 years ago
Love, love, love the art work on this game. It is in that same classic style of Star Wars art work that appeared on bedsheets and burger king glasses when i was a youngin. Game play is pretty solid with the death star target and a pretty difficult center ramp that is really satisfying upon multiple shots. Sound isn't terrible but over multiple plays the limitations of the era's technology become noticeable. Repeated speech and underwhelming music cue don't add much to the game but don't detract much either. To me, though this is the best machine Data East ever put out.
5.073/10
4 years ago
Playfield is too tightly packed. Especially considering that two of the shots lead to the identical thing an inch behind them. For an expert player it's probably no problem, but for a schlub like me who's mediocre at best, it's no dice. Beautiful looking game but impossibly frustrating.
6.807/10
4 years ago
A game that really is better than the sum of it's parts. one of the ugliest back glasses imaginable. But otherwise a great table layout. Simple clear cut rules. a lot of fun.
6.984/10
4 years ago
would love to see someone re-theme this as Ween. I don't care for ad/dc, but this is one of the best tables stern has produced.
9.676/10
4 years ago
This game is great. A ton of fun. My only complaint is a small complaint. 1. When I think of Oktoberfest in Munich I think of big breasted women in Drindls. Perfect opportunity for that old school pinball feel of large breasted women ala Mata Hari, Pool Sharks, etc. Wasted opportunity. 2. The woman that they do have on the back glass, her face looks weird. The art is weird, she almost looks like a transvetite. Otherwise one of my favorite games, hands down
8.729/10
6 years ago
Who isn't enticed by big juicy melons?
4.497/10
6 years ago
somewhat underwhelming. great theme is squandered in a late gottlieb game where they seem to be hardly trying. lower level car smash toy seems like it could have had more to it.
8.549/10
6 years ago
Total classic and among the best of it's era. Black Hole with that subterranean level that obsessively must be gotten to. The speech sounds like a garbled Stephen Hawking but then again that's fitting given the nature of the theme. I could play this for days. Great to practice on Pinball Arcade virtual recreations because you can get plenty of practice in on the lower level playfield so that you aren't thrown off when you get it on the real machine.
9.340/10
6 years ago
Love this game but also immensely frustrated by it. The right side outlane is littered with pointless pegs which always seem to guide the ball into a drain. This always seems to happen when beginning a fight, which makes me think that beginning a fight should automatically trigger a thirty second ball save. Many copies i've seen of this table have mechanical issues with the fighter/heavybag or the the jump rope or the speedbag. If everything is working it's tremendous fun to play.... if frustrating. it also has some of the best video side games of any pinball table such as the catching spit in a bucket side game. Excellent all around.
8.956/10
6 years ago
A classic. This is one of the best pinball machines ever designed.
8.156/10
6 years ago
Great that someone finally decided to do a non-licensed themed pinball. The fact that this game has one of the best playfield layouts since Tron is a bonus. There are great and satisfying shots everywhere. There's also some sort of smart phone app you can use with the game but i don't know. The back glass animation is somehow related in but having only played a few times i'm not sure what the tie in is. I suspect it would be somewhat distracting to actual play.
3.380/10
6 years ago
Playfield is over stuffed with too many toys. This game is very popular but i find myself bored with it.
8.702/10
6 years ago
Both Elvira games are great. I go back and forth on which one I like better. Right now it's this one. Lot's of double entendres make the game a laugh for adults.
7.739/10
6 years ago
Beautiful game, decent amount of fun. Maybe i'm just not familiar enough with some of the deeper rules or strategies. It gets boring after three to five straight games.
10.000/10
8 years ago
what needs to be said about this machine? this is beethoven's ninth. this is a glock 9mm. this is the perfect machine to introduce to novice players and have them come away loving and understanding pinball. this game is the veritable ambassador of pinball. from the artwork, play, play field, humor, everything is perfect here. never misses a beat. never disappoints. is it the most complex? no. the most subtle? no. that's the thing, is a goldielocks fever dream of just right. enough for avid players while never overwhelming the uninitiated. got a friend not into pinball. play them at doubles on this.
3.098/10
8 years ago
possibly among my top ten in back glass artwork. reminiscent of japanese artist Sorayama. unapologetic about beautiful female forms on back glass this is a good one. as for the table it's self. there doesn't seem to be much to do except shoot for a spinning turret. when you land that you may use the turret to shoot at something else, problem is... there IS nothing else. beautiful design on the backglass, less so on the play field, and none whatsoever on play field layout.
2.000/10
8 years ago
being from chicago i love the back glass and theme of this pin. i can pin point the spot on lake shore drive that serves as the back glass location. the whole mad max apocalyptic biker theme is cool. but..... (and this may be only my experience) the game play on this is an atrocity. thinking i've stumbled upon merely a badly tuned table of this i've now played it in four locations and always with the same result. launch the ball and then watch it come round and shoot right down the middle between the flippers..... time after time. take a shallow ball plunge and watch it ricochet of the pop bumbers and settle right down the middle between the flippers. in over twenty attempted plays at this game i believe i've needed to hit the flippers only four or five times. the result is ALWAYS the same. i hate this game.
2.293/10
8 years ago
normally i like unique pinball layouts. this definitely qualifies, but alas i don't care for it. two thirds of the play field are totally out of use at any given time. it just doesn't work. the feature at the end where you can gamble away points for a potential bonus means that scoring is anarchic and detatched from skill level or even game to game conduct. not huge on the WB theme but i understand it appeals more to younger children. i believe atari made a road runner pinball. i would like to see that.
10.000/10
8 years ago
this is a machine i remember playing and liking as a kid. to this day it's sound profile brings me back a little. as a young person playing it i was struck by the humorous concept of dracula, marilyn monroe, mikhail gobechev, and santa claus sharing a taxi ride. as i got older and more into pinball i appreciate it's layout. a smooth not overly fussy play field and rule set.
9.789/10
8 years ago
another game that doesn't seem immensely popular but i love the play field layout. i consistently have games that seem to last longer on this game. the high intensity day-glo color scheme seems more suited to 80's era things but here brings a small sense of nostalgia. but the play field does all the work here. every line seems so clean. every shot seems to do something. the first time i played it, i'd wondered why i'd never heard of it. truly a hidden gem.
9.259/10
8 years ago
i don't know what it is about this game play that i absolutely love. likewise the play field seems so natural and the shots and goals so clean. most games i top out at about seven to nine games in a row. with my favorites it usually comes to around twenty-four. i have in one stretch played forty-one games in a row of this. most of gottlieb (premier) from this era is a huge disappointment for me, but i always miss having the opportunity to get better at this game.
9.574/10
8 years ago
I love wide body machines and this may be my favorite. Love the artwork. Back glass has that last 70's Logan's Run / early art of Atari feel to it. Playfield is loaded with sexy girls engaging in some sort of water based behavior? Lot of great shots, perfect for practice on other games. Just genuinely love this game.

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