KevinG's ratings

Pinsider KevinG has rated 26 machines.

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Rating comments

KevinG has written 11 rating comments:

58 days ago
This is how great a pinball machine can be with no restrictions on the license and the license is involved in the game development. Game shots are very smooth, game is fun, funny, and well thought out. Playfield is amazing with the house being the highlight, but the crypt is great as well. Could swoon for a while over all the great aspects of this pinball, but it is fantastic and FUN!
4 months ago
Once again, Jersey Jack has raised the bar to release the finest rock and roll pinball of all time. The passion and creativity that went into the design is obvious before the machine is even turned on. Pinball rarely gets the opportunity to have a member of the theme involved or full licensing freedom, but when it does this is the incredible result. As my ratings show, every aspect of this pinball is excellent. Not only are they excellent, but GnR has many new and innovative aspects that have put it over the top. I think this is JJP's best pinball so far, best pinball of 2020, and the definitive rock and roll, concert experience themed pinball. Now, if you don't like music pins and despise Guns and Roses, obviously, this is not the pinball for you. This pinball, like Guns and Roses band, is edgy, gritty, F-Bombs a plenty, and in your face. It's a big-boy, adult pinball, no cartoons or comic book stuff, probably not for the kids. If that sounds fun, look no further in pinball.
Cabinet/Artwork: Cabinet artwork is perfect as is the rust-cinnamon color powder-coating. Backglass and playfield hand drawn artwork is great and suits the theme perfectly.
Playfield: Fairly simple 9-shot fan layout that shoots smoothly with great flow from both ramps and all orbits and loops. The most useful, artistic, and integrated upper playfield so far in pinball. HotRails lighting is innovative and incredible as is all playfield lighting. The use of actual musical instruments as mechs is incredible.
Sounds: The songs sound great, but the small intricate musical sounds for individual shots is what sets it apart. Each band member has sets of riffs, chords, beats, and notes that help guide you thru the game. Great custom call-outs.
Display: GnR display is incredible with concert footage, concert video, and game play features. The attention to detail is at a new level. the mini display on playfield is fantastic in explaining modes and gameplay.
1 year ago
I really like the way they have taken a great, recognizable theme but made it an original storyline that just adds to the original story! The weakest part of the game is the artwork, but everything else more than makes up for it! So many great things to say about this pin, which I think may ratings will reflect!
5 years ago
To begin I must say that Game of Thrones is not a game for the casual player. The rules are deep and difficult to understand at first. But once you gain an understanding of the rules this game is truly great. Gameplay is fast and furious, and the eight main fan-layout shots are unforgiving if not hit well! The rules are different, ingenious, and refreshing; all which fit the theme and immerse you in the battles. The sounds are great and the music is rich, deep, and classical. The shaker motor is utilized very well especially when the dragons are flapping their wings.
5 years ago
Beautiful, near-perfect pinball experience.
5 years ago
In my opinion, this is pinball perfection!
6 years ago
I can't defend the movie even though I think I am the only person who does enjoy it! And maybe that helps that I like the pin so much as well. For a movie themed pin, it implements the story very well! The layout is so unique and there are 3-4 unique shots from each flipper, all which are critical to mastering this pin. The skill shot is fun and should be mastered for later modes in the game. 2 video modes which are fun and an erupting volcano. The music and sounds are perfect for the theme. A really good pinball that should not be overlooked!
6 years ago
Phantom Of The Opera is truly a masterful pinball art package! It is obvious that Paul Faris and the game designers had a passion and knowledge of this theme which is most apparent in the intricate details of the playfield and backglass artwork. A well maintained Phantom with extra hard game settings will prove to be a challenging setup. This along with great sound and music, make for a great all-around pinball package!
7 years ago
Maverick is highly underrated! Bought one cheap, did a complete restore, and this game is fun, fast, challenging and quite tough! This has become one of the most played game in our collection. The steamboat does slow the game down quite a bit, but other than that, this game is great!
7 years ago
Is Black Hole the greatest pinball ever? NO. But I try to rate pins compared to when they were released, and in 1981 Black Hole was awesome! And even my pinball collection of much newer pinball machines, Black Hole somehow still seems to hold its own and stands out! When maintained well and set up properly, BH plays fast for a widebody, has great sound and music, cool retro voice calls, a challenging reverse under-playfield, and a tough-to-achieve multiball! Combine great playability along with one of the best back glasses in pinball history, and I think Black Hole will always be a pinball CLASSIC!
8 years ago
Perfect example of simple, fast, and fun! Surprisingly the most played game in my collection! Highly under-rated game because of poor theme and poor backglass.