NetherFredo's ratings

Pinsider NetherFredo has rated 57 machines.

This page shows all all these ratings, and forms NetherFredo's personal top 57.


Rating comments

NetherFredo has written 38 rating comments:


3.863/10
16 days ago
Not a good game. Bad layout. Terrible lighting. Little flow. If this was Space Battle instead of Star Wars it would be worth 1/5 what it’s worth.
7.088/10
16 days ago
Decent layout. Good shooter. Definitely has the Steve Ritchie classic mech/toy in the middle ramps and loops surround symmetry.
3.745/10
38 days ago
Nothing to see here. Bad playfield layout, didn’t get the Top Gun license, not much fun. If I was trapped on a desert island with this machine I would play it much more and probably find some positive aspects, but after a few plays I see no reason to ever play it again.
5.849/10
38 days ago
This machine is prettier than it is fun. Great color palette.

Shoots ok, moderately fun. No great shots. Feels like more could have been done with the theme.

I found the bell annoying quickly.
3.384/10
38 days ago
The gameplay is ok. The toys are neat. The callouts are probably the most annoying of any table I’ve ever played. Maybe a good game for NBA superfans but not a great shooter by any means.
7.186/10
38 days ago
By modern standards this machine isn’t deep or awesome, but it was in it’s time.
4.232/10
38 days ago
The ball seems to avoid the upper flipper in a weird and frustrating way. Not much fun.

This machine’s theme holds a lot of nostalgia with many people, if this is you, seek it out, otherwise nothing special here.
6.912/10
38 days ago
This machine is different and that’s good. In a world of 1000s of pinball machines it’s nice to have ones that are like no others. It might not have the best shots, or rules and that’s ok.

Each ball starts with a multiball and on the upper upper playfield(there is another upper playfield on the lower half of the playfield, crazy right?). If there is a such thing as a machine to train a player to not just stare at the flippers on the bottom of the playfield this is it, because every ball at some point there are balls high and low.

I don’t imagine there are many people who’s top hobbies are pinball and dirt biking. If you are one of those people seek this machine out.
4.377/10
38 days ago
You must redock=you should have resigned.
7.663/10
38 days ago
Some cool gimmicks and toys. Really incorporates the theme. Not very challenging.
6.763/10
38 days ago
A pretty simple game. No bold design aspects. Plays easy.
5.296/10
38 days ago
Non standard flipper layout, makes for some interesting shots, but feels clunky. Ugly non descriptive cabinet.
7.608/10
38 days ago
There is a lot going on in this game. They really stacked and crammed the toys and shots. Upper playfield is fun and challenging. This is what upper playfields should be, a different small game, not a small crappy pinball machine. Art is very nice.
4.377/10
38 days ago
Quirky layout. If you really want to play something different, this is that. The era of 3 flipper bottom playfields didn’t last and never will happen again. They could have at least added some cool shot you could only make with that 3rd bottom flipper, but as far as I can see they didn’t.
5.432/10
38 days ago
The highlight of this game is the tall backglass, that’s it. Weird in a bad way and confusing.
7.327/10
38 days ago
I was surprised how much I liked this game considering I don’t know anything about Rick and/or Morty. Having a countdown clock to indicate ball save time is a cool idea. It could become standard as far as I am concerned. The pop by the left flipper is very different and bold. Game played well. Interesting shots.
7.697/10
38 days ago
Above average for a Modern Stern. Probably their best since Elwins previous game Jurassic Park. I think the Pro lacks too many fun gimmicks compared to the premium.
6.781/10
38 days ago
Good game. The ball moving across the playfield and needing to be hit to start a multiball is a cool gimmick.
9.048/10
38 days ago
The classic machine that all others seem to be judged against.
6.710/10
44 days ago
A good game, but how many Star Wars games does the world need? A definite step down from the Premiums and LEs due to the one flipper mini game playfield. My daughter liked the game but is 4’6” so couldn’t see the mini playfield hid in the back of the playfield behind taller things.
5.305/10
45 days ago
So my views are skewed by the fact that on my first game I had over a billion points and 5 balls going in a multiball and the machine locked up and said “stand by while I cool my engines” and needed to be reset. So instead of being rewarded with replays for a great game(replay 200 million) I was punished for a great game. The machine I was playing was quite new. Low quality.
8.544/10
3 months ago
One of the best layer out playfields ever
7.533/10
3 months ago
A classic. Flows well.
4.070/10
3 months ago
I don’t get it. It’s like they tried to do something retro and charge 8k for it. Maybe for Beatles fans not for pinball fans.
7.389/10
3 months ago
I’m probably in the minority that has only played the LE and neither of the other trims. This is a good game. If you are a big Star Wars/Mandalorian fan you will probably enjoy this game a lot. I am a fan of neither, but still enjoyed it. I am not a fan of games that hold the ball to show a cut scene, this machine does that as often as any which is typical of current Sterns.
6.527/10
3 months ago
There is a lot going on here. 2 upper playfields. Lower Playfield is FULL. 5 flippers. Confusing at times. Lacks flow in a big way. Crystal ball is very cool. I’ve played the Emerald and Ruby editions. I prefer the Emerald. The lighting on the Ruby is way over the top and detracts from the gameplay.
6.856/10
3 months ago
The Demogorgon toy is fun and well designed. Rules seem simple. Haven’t played an LE, would love too.
6.014/10
3 months ago
Good game, not great. Some of the light bulbs are exposed and too bright. Takes away from the experience. The upper magnet playfield is fun. It seems very approachable for a new player.
6.242/10
3 months ago
It’s a modern Stern, they all feel pretty much the same. Nothing too original or groundbreaking. That said game flows well, plays well and is fun. Highlight is the pizza lock that holds 3 balls.
7.375/10
5 months ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this game. Fun game, good flow.
4.952/10
5 months ago
An ok game. There are better games of its era.
7.697/10
5 months ago
An original theme to say the least. Interesting shots. Good callouts.
5.785/10
5 months ago
This game really came up short for a modern music game. When the theme was announced I was strongly considering ordering before even playing it, I saw the play field pics and was worried so I waited until I could get some games in before ordering it, it was worse than I expected. Playfield seems painfully empty. Not very fun. Code is repetitive and boring. Some shots seem like Hail Marys. Led Zeppelin’s music is great and timeless it’s too bad it will forever be burdened with being on a not good pinball machine.
7.563/10
5 months ago
A great game. Design took some bold chances and they all seem to have come out pretty great. Plays and shoots great. Doesn’t make all of the rights to the movie it is based on and you really feel it.
9.283/10
5 months ago
This game has some of the greatest call outs of any game in history. The boat in the center makes the game stand out. Fun and replayable. The music is great but a bit repetitive. The monochrome DMD is good with some well done interesting animations, but it does benefit from an upgraded modern color DMD. The game is a bit poorly lit compared to most modern games. It benefits from an aftermarket lighting upgrade.
9.384/10
5 months ago
A great machine, fun and replayability are off the charts. The only knocks are for a modern machine it is not well lit out of the box. It benefits heavily from aftermarket lighting. The SE has an overly basic cabinet. The loop coming out of the left through the pop bumpers is frustrating due to the need to make the shot during some modes and being rewarded for success with a SDTM. Nudging if possible into a pop bumper sometimes helps.
9.760/10
5 months ago
An amazing game for the ages. Sound, lighting and layout are unrivaled.

Previously my rating took away points for Desert Demolition being incomplete, since that is complete now I could have added that point, but no I am still slightly disappointed with the scoring, where 10 million is a mediocre song JP, but 1 million is an amazing album, slash or tour JP which takes far more to progress to than a song.

I’ve played the CE and the SE. I prefer the SE to the CE and LE because I think the upper playfield is clunky on such a multiball heavy game. The SE has amazing flow that the LE and CE don’t.
5.077/10
5 months ago
Pretty standard Stern superhero game. Nothing makes it stand out. Clear ramps wear to less than transparent. Back glass might be it’s only highlight.