jeffspinballpalace's ratings

Pinsider jeffspinballpalace has rated 511 machines.

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jeffspinballpalace has written 145 rating comments:


7.424/10
3 months ago
A great design by Brian Eddy that deviates from the 2 flipper/fan layout. Upper playfield is ok and ball rarely lasts more than 5 seconds. Child rollovers are uninspired. Game has seven open shots minus surrounding reject targets, assuring decent flow, yet the game feels far from the typical cookie cutter. Razor Crest bash target is a winner and the lit toy also looks great. I like the use of lighting to designate mission, ambush or Razor Crests. Fire ball button on lockdown bar is a neat idea, but with a single use per game it has little impact. This game will continue improving with additional assets, better scene integration and code polishing.
10.000/10
6 months ago
GNRCE is the best pinball machine in Earth
9.840/10
11 months ago
Game of the Century. So much fun. Nice 80’s vibe with video modes. Perfect.
8.072/10
1 year ago
Hot Wheels is American Pinball’s best effort to date. Lots of tasks to shoot for and multiballs to play. American Pinball’s attention to detail on this game is incredible and the rules/coding looks to be almost complete. Instructions and lighting are well defined and coupled with bright colors on the cabinet, make this game to be very approachable. Video assets are underrated, but are enjoyable to watch and really tie the game together nicely.
9.940/10
1 year ago
JJPOTC CE is the best version of the best game ever made. It is the creme in creme-de-la-creme. SCHWING !!!
9.024/10
1 year ago
A BSE without powder coated hardware.
9.424/10
1 year ago
Game is really fun to shoot. New geometry contributes to its clunkiness. Video integration, custom callouts and custom music means this game will be the best integrated theme ever made. The modes/dimensions implementation and wizard modes available after completing 10 adventures ensures the game will be “wide” with infinite material. The passion exhibited by the Design Team ensures R&M Superfans will be beyond happy. Wubba Lubba Dub Club ;)
8.020/10
1 year ago
Good fun that should remain fresh for some time. Artwork is substandard for a high end pin.
8.020/10
1 year ago
Love the game but not feeling the projector. It looks good on the main screen but poorly on ramps and targets.
8.240/10
1 year ago
Pro model will rate higher than prem/le. Game is very fun and is an excellent location game.
8.840/10
1 year ago
I like this Elvira themed pin best and it will probably end as a top 40 pin. Will continue playing this pin on location often.
9.660/10
2 years ago
Prefer premium over LE, yet both are coveted.
8.840/10
2 years ago
Best dinosaur game ever. This game should debut and stay inside the top 10.
6.967/10
2 years ago
Best version of this table by Stern yet.
8.140/10
2 years ago
Pro is the way to go on BKSOR
8.536/10
2 years ago
This version should have it all, once it ships, until then it is just a mirage. Would pay handsomely to acquire #012.
8.440/10
2 years ago
The game has flow and a Wonkavator and is built like a tank too.
8.440/10
2 years ago
Can’t wait for this game to show up under my Christmas tree 2019. This game is a gem.
8.256/10
2 years ago
Time to battle some monsters.
7.756/10
2 years ago
Munsters theme integration is off the chain. Pro is packed, but it needs more code.
7.864/10
2 years ago
B&W artwork is a piece of artwork. Munsters theme integration is off the chain. Great fun to shoot and lower playfield is one of the best. Only thing lacking is more code.
8.188/10
2 years ago
Munsters theme integration is off the chain. Great fun to shoot and lower playfield is one of the best. Only thing lacking is more code.
3.728/10
2 years ago
Bad game but it could have been worse (theoretically). Paper thin ramps, poor design decisions, shallow rules that won’t be updated weak flippers :headbang: An 18 inch high pile of crap could get a higher rating. Carry this game to the highest rooftop and toss it off.
8.504/10
2 years ago
Beautiful classic with large screen and color dots and sexy looking blue armor.
8.544/10
2 years ago
Beautiful classic with large screen and color dots.
8.408/10
2 years ago
Beautiful classic.
6.979/10
2 years ago
Lucy in the sky with diamonds!
6.979/10
2 years ago
Prefer artwork on gold version
6.979/10
2 years ago
Plays ok
8.980/10
3 years ago
Beautiful art and a blast to play.
9.020/10
3 years ago
Nice alternate artwork on cabinet and backglass. Not much difference in play between pro.
8.760/10
3 years ago
Stern's best pro ever. Rules are somewhat flat like IM, but they are polished. Video game feel is what drew me in.
9.940/10
3 years ago
Pirates LE will rip your heart out and steal your dog. Best JJP pinball to date and a phenomenal experience.
9.600/10
3 years ago
Couple of approaches to playing the game - 1) start chapters, collect super jp's and win movie wizard mode 2) collect gold, start locks, start mb's and plunder often 3) maximize your multipliers at every stage of game and collect sjp's. Fun exploring the game.
9.620/10
3 years ago
Stern's Best - a Top 5 Game!

Nice mechanical features added over the pro model, without slowing game play.
9.400/10
3 years ago
Pro - Exciting to play, this game is like crack. Con - pro model has no toys.
9.240/10
3 years ago
Help Houdini escape my nightmares.
7.440/10
3 years ago
TNA is good hard fun.
9.780/10
3 years ago
LE is the Cadillac of AFM’s. Topper really shines, as do new colorized dots.
9.720/10
4 years ago
Great layout. Dynamic theming. Incredible sounds. Fun alien head toy. Color LCD and graphics. This game will settle in as a top 20 game and be enthusiastically embraced.
7.184/10
4 years ago
This game is fun and immersive to play. Scoring is wack (should lower initial base scores by factor of 10, so mode awards multiplied by 40 are 130Mil instead of 1.3Bil. It's just too much.
7.120/10
4 years ago
Pro is better than premium.
7.228/10
4 years ago
Fun game with the right amount of rule depth.
5.514/10
4 years ago
Game is solid, but it doesn't stand out.
7.964/10
4 years ago
The game has good bones and should continue to improve with additional depth to the rules. Jury is still out on the bowling alley being an asset or liability. Artwork is beautiful. As awesome as theme and execution are, high price dampens my enthusiasm for this pin, and I am left expecting a little more.
9.480/10
5 years ago
Best superhero themed pin. Fully developed theme, art, sounds and rules are well rounded. Backglass looks spectacular.
9.760/10
5 years ago
Prefer powder coating choices on mmrle.
8.808/10
5 years ago
Very fun game with a lot of multi-balls and a difficult skill shot that pays off - free ball. Great use of theme too.
9.080/10
5 years ago
IMVE or IM . both are equally great. Great call by Stern to re-run these that were initially slow to catch sales.
8.244/10
5 years ago
PremLE fans will not be disappointed by the upgraded toys from GB. Sometimes difficult for Slimer to register without adjusting it....again.
7.248/10
5 years ago
GOT pro is a great entry in Stern's lineup. Fun and flowy game.
7.644/10
5 years ago
Superb first game by Heighway. Great flow and beautiful fiber optic ramp lighting. Theme holds this title back a little bit.
7.880/10
5 years ago
Ghostbusters with trip you up with its wide flipper gap and then kick you in the nuts with targets that cause the ball to run SDTM. Some might find that to be boorish, I find it exhilarating.
9.360/10
5 years ago
Rich, well thought out rules, and off-the-chain programming. Lights, Sounds, AV, Mechanical Smaug Head, 4 pop-up trolls, three Main modes and Wizard Mode (haven't seen this yet).
7.371/10
5 years ago
SM is a great pin with fun layout, well designed rules, speach, sound and art. SMVE is a hot mess. Many do not like this style of artwork including myself, and the arts, sounds and dots on SMVE are not as good as SM imho.
8.163/10
5 years ago
This game has me addicted. Strongest one more game feel of any. My goal is always to kill 120 walking dead. Only way to have a chance at this is to start every multiball possible and compete many of them.
7.025/10
5 years ago
While game is fun with lots of strategy combinations, it lacks a special skill for every house option. Adding this would round out the rules and put this game in my collection.
6.433/10
6 years ago
KISS is a theatrical theme and Giant Gene head swallowing and spitting out balls is a great gimmick.
6.231/10
6 years ago
Nostalgic game with great art. Lacking code sunk this title.
7.836/10
6 years ago
Fast-paced game with that one-more-game appeal.
7.668/10
6 years ago
First Spooky game is well developed and mucho fun. Progressive rules means three hits to start minion multiball becomes four, then five. Unique add ball for hitting ghost during mulitballs and for completing all major modes.
7.491/10
7 years ago
Missing some of the glamor of its cousin the premium/LE, the pro can leave you a little empty inside, unfulfilled. Probably a little generic in theming and lack of lighting show takes away some of the fun and long term appeal of this title.
7.359/10
7 years ago
Similar layout to STTNG but updated to Stern components. I dislike the cheap looking led color and clear ramps, This game shoots smotther than a german rollercoaster. Warp ramp is a blast to hit too.
9.620/10
8 years ago
Love the artwork so much. Lots to shoot for and excellent rules. Ride the lightning mod changes this game to be even better than originally designed. Fun game to add lighting mods.
9.560/10
8 years ago
Above average Stern that would be excellent if it included missing features from the premium - hammer & snake lock rock. Suggest people consider upgrading to more full feature model.
8.532/10
8 years ago
Deepest game ever design. Four years of blood sweat and tears went into its development and it shows. This game competes with TZ to be the centerpiece of any collection.
7.932/10
8 years ago
without extra feature from prem/le, x-men pro does not distinguish itself.
4.804/10
9 years ago
Game is meh ... but it has a cool looping motorcycle. Would get old quickly in a small collection.
8.355/10
9 years ago
Stern screwed up on the backglass design with - the gold d*ck outline. They were pretty smart to introduce shaker motor to the le first, otherwise the game plays exactly like the standard, which can be upgraded now to use the shaker motor.
7.181/10
9 years ago
Lots of modes and nice figure 8 playfield. Layout is a little tight and consequently leads to many bricked shots and feeling of stop and go. There are so many modes and the dots are great that variety alone may make up for lack of a single satifying shot.
8.820/10
9 years ago
This game is Steve Ritchie's masterpiece. All his designs have flow but this pin has game changing rules. This pin will bring a smile to your lips.
6.873/10
9 years ago
Solid Stern with a great backglass (all 3 designs). Many fun rules and two major mb's. Sorely lacks a cool transforming toy.
8.648/10
9 years ago
Those lighted ramps cause quite a stir when they first appeared. Almost immediately, modders tried to duplicate its effect. 1.5 years later they accompllished just that and then over the next six months they actually improved its design. Tron LE is the original!
4.585/10
9 years ago
Just like skateboarding on the street. Lots of crooks and crevices on the playfield to explore.
7.314/10
9 years ago
great game and fun to play, but I don't like the big angus :) Aftermarket mods have enhanced lighting and bell movement. You can enjoy all the acdc theme and rules on equal footing with the many models of acdc.
6.147/10
9 years ago
Fairly basic layout and middle-of-the-road rules prevents this game from becoming more loved. Crane is a fun toy and it works dependably.
8.940/10
9 years ago
IM is pure balls-to-the-wall adrenaline. If game were available under $4k, it would sit in everybody's home and every bar. It's high price tag is the only knock on an otherwise spectacular and fun game.
8.392/10
9 years ago
Tron is one of those titles that I prefer the pro model to the le. This is only after adding the fiber optic ramp mod, making the games feel similar. Rules are simple, yet game is impossible to beat. Brings you back for more.
8.460/10
13 years ago
Super fun to bash the sails, sink the ship and destroy the Kracken. A few special rules like ability to lock multiple balls for mb was what made this game a keeper for many.
8.056/10
13 years ago
My most unloved favorite / fun game to play. I love the layout, rules, challenge, humor etc.
7.412/10
13 years ago
Good bones and storyline. Design was later improved with HS2.
9.380/10
13 years ago
Best superhero themed pin. Fully developed theme, art, sounds and rules are well rounded.
8.804/10
16 years ago
Probably the ugliest le to be designed. Started with a great pin and then chose an ugly, fake gold color scheme. Don't waste your money on this collector model, go with a standard TAF instead.
9.900/10
16 years ago
Many newer collectors don't have exposure to this pin, but it is the real adventure. Lots of unique modes with fun rules. IJ is a fixture in my collection.
8.804/10
16 years ago
This is the most popular pin and shows up in almost every mid-sized collection for a reason. Sheer fun.
9.820/10
16 years ago
This game has been ranked #1 and for most of the past 15 years for a good reason. Considered the perfect dmd by many including myself.
9.560/10
16 years ago
More satisfying shots than any pther game. Lots of targets to aim for and fully developed theme. Best shooting widebody.
6.366/10
16 years ago
A classic theme that is loved by many ol' timers.
7.012/10
16 years ago
Great Sega game with novel approach to rules - beginner / expert skill levels.
7.305/10
16 years ago
Mastering the upper playfield is a requirement to good scoring. Also need to learn the million point ramp shot.
8.172/10
16 years ago
Stargate is surprising fun to play. Cool ball locks, steep ramps, lighted backbox and add-a-balls during multiball.
9.900/10
16 years ago
TSPP is and has been my #1 game since it came out. It has a non-symetrical layout and the fun mix of real actor voices. Nobody can completely control the ball in this game, they can only temporarily try to tame the ball long enough to leave with some dignity.
7.796/10
16 years ago
Cool pin with fun toys - it has a jump rope, for crying out loud :) Great use of a strength meter and the opponents are hysterical typecasts.
7.616/10
16 years ago
Many modes and widebody design offers many places to shoot. Properly working flippers are a must - as steep ramps combined with low powered flippers will zap the life and fun from this game.
7.664/10
16 years ago
Never felt theming was handled well. Game has a cheap plastic look.
8.612/10
16 years ago
Simple, fun and difficult to master. If you can face BSD without fear and stay focused on collecting rats/bats and stacking mb's, it can result in scores in the billions. Failure results in low to average games.
7.848/10
16 years ago
Cool western theme and B/W last pin so this is more collectible than it would otherwise be, based strictly on its merits.
8.680/10
16 years ago
Very cool theme and artwork is uv reactive. Excellent lighting and mechanical toys. It's tough to bust Ray's balls.
7.268/10
16 years ago
It is hard to get past the aweful artwork, but the hole-in-one shot is fun. Wish other games would bring back the slam ramp.
8.180/10
16 years ago
I am the law. Game is exciting yet challenging to play. Lots of perfect humor and good use of dots. Lack of better rules holds this game from being an A-lister. Maybe one day P-ROC will allow someone to make it shine.
8.708/10
16 years ago
Elvira is the queen of sexual innuendos. Best adult sound track of any pin. I play this game with goals of hearing as much as I can and collecting all awards on the spider clock.
8.700/10
16 years ago
The Ring Master is a great toy and that connot be debated. So much going for this pin that it often is the cherished pin of the collection.
8.408/10
16 years ago
Standard fan layout with Universal monsters and funny humor is enough for many to rank this a fave.
8.380/10
16 years ago
I'd say the best Brian Eddy design. Unique upper playfield and cool magnet wall lock.
8.067/10
16 years ago
Rudy single-handedly saved pinball. A talking dummy that insults you and watches the ball roll around. Totally creepy and totally delicious. Game is fun to use in tourney because in the end, possible high score is what signals a great from a good game.
9.240/10
16 years ago
Magic is a classic theme and the TOM trunk is the best designed toy in one game. Three sides of which are unique and the overall use of magnets was well thought.
8.680/10
16 years ago
Creature is a classic one ball game with a difficult two ball multiball. One fun goal is trying to max out the bowl spins. Game is limited to five main shots but its campy theme makes the pin timeless.
8.758/10
16 years ago
Centaur is the best classic title made. Lots of multi-balls, black & white art, rebellious theme, reverb, conceiled launch flap. Top 10 in my book.
7.280/10
16 years ago
A very rare title to find anywhere. One that is well balanced and has typical B/W modes. It's superior theming makes this title fun and better than a typical release. Quite challenging.
7.735/10
16 years ago
EBD is a classic game deserving of it's place in pinball lore. Whether you tamed this pin or just respect the h*ll out of it, EBD makes you a better player.
7.960/10
16 years ago
Good game in standard width - as it is often compared to DM, due to timing of its release. Well balanced game design. Good use of game gun.
8.620/10
16 years ago
FH on steroids - twice as much to shoot, two heads and a wide-body vs standard format. and shots are all satisfying to hit and that shaker motor!
7.912/10
16 years ago
Pin 2000 was a failed concept that was executed really well. Use of computer and reverse mirror made this game 20 years ahead of its time. Lack of fun shooting on a half length playfield is what really killed sales.
7.015/10
16 years ago
Locking and releasing three balls feels magical. Difficult to keep 2 balls in play.
7.412/10
16 years ago
Fun theme that everybody gets - fast cars. Supercharger is cool beyond belief.
7.184/10
16 years ago
Theme make this pin accessible and gives an impression it will be simplistic. Instead its the simple rules that require you to control the ball in order to make super jackpots and big scores. Never met anyone who didn't enjoy playing the video mode.
6.366/10
16 years ago
Goal. Goal. Goal. That's all I remember about this game, other than in a thousand games watched, I have never seen anyone successfully use magnasave.
8.724/10
16 years ago
Fun JPOP game with a unique middle eastern theme. Lovely music and artwork. Spin the lamp to earn lights and strike the Genie and watch the ball disappear. Bring back lightning star ball save on other games.
8.940/10
16 years ago
Best Star Trek pin due to use of original actor voices and a great layout. This pin could not have been designed as a standard body.
9.140/10
16 years ago
Stern's best and most complete game. I could be content living on a desert island with this as my only pin. Well balanced and lots of a/v content.
8.120/10
16 years ago
White Water is so well received because of Uncle Willie and Bigfoot and their screaming at the top of their lungs. Hilarious to listen to them light up a room.
9.660/10
16 years ago
Same game and designer as Medieval Madness but much different game. Rules feel a little less polished on AFM, yet it is my favorite of the two.
4.831/10
16 years ago
Congo is challenging and everybody is gleeful to shoot into the volcano, but the lower playfield is disappointing and feels empty. Shooter needs to use all the flippers to really explore the playfield.
4.885/10
16 years ago
Decent Bally / Williams game.
6.098/10
16 years ago
Can you say LIONMAN?
5.723/10
16 years ago
Raise the visor and lock your balls.
7.031/10
16 years ago
More than BK though not as fun. Has a great sound package / music.
6.156/10
16 years ago
Sorry but this game does not feel like a good shooter. Colored ramps look cheap and quality of music stinks, which is bad to say about a music themed pin.
5.939/10
16 years ago
Easy to understand rules and lowering / swinging ball crane. Unique humor too :)
6.459/10
16 years ago
Somewhat fun game. Time expander rising from the playfield and screaming robot prove irresistible. Playing this game never fails to bring a smile to my face.
6.819/10
16 years ago
Classic Pat Lawlor design. Sinking building is a must have mod to fully enjoy. Excellent use of shaker motor. If you can count to nine, you already know the rules to this game.
6.163/10
16 years ago
Pirate concept that should have covered it all. Instead it was later upped by POTC.
6.211/10
17 years ago
Well thought out pin with fun abounding everywhere. Starting with the right ramp loop and continuing with horrifically fun sound throughout.
6.317/10
17 years ago
Early sibling to SS, many feel this game is superior, in spite of being less compact and polished in design and feel. This is a solid game with pretty artwork.
6.635/10
17 years ago
Challenging and fun to spend hours on. Warning - can become annoying, like a nagging wife. I couldn't bear to bring one home.
6.435/10
17 years ago
Game primarily appeals to car enthusiasts who will overlook game's deficiencies.
6.258/10
17 years ago
Crack that mirror and start mb. There is a lot going on in this game.
5.839/10
17 years ago
Game is fun to play and to solve murders as you progress. Gimicky feel makes this a hard game to keep in a small collection.
5.732/10
17 years ago
Ride the cyclone - so / so theme and game.
6.422/10
17 years ago
Data East is my least favorite branded pins. JP is one of their best designa, but seems lackluster.
6.321/10
17 years ago
Theming is king and this title ...was the crown jewel. Game is fun to play and metamorphosis the goal. Join the billion-point-shot club. Lighted backbox - yeah!!
6.459/10
17 years ago
Decent enough Bally Williams. Nothing really stands out as memorable.
5.903/10
17 years ago
Theme is a little weak in today's environment, but was relevent when it came out. Always enjoy getting my hair blown back as I play the silverball.
6.481/10
17 years ago
Don't find that many PM's in the wild but when you do, some of the tricks are downright entertaining. A little gimicky for this to hold long-term appeal, but fun to shoot a few games.