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5.291/10
4 years ago
i finally got to play the LE version. I had such high expectations only to be left flat. The theme does nothing for me, so the game play needed to be exceptional to keep my interest. It's OK but clearly a game I would skip over every time. You have to be a tron fan to get into this one.
10.000/10
4 years ago
Pros: Sound/Music, Artwork, Flow/Game Play, Lighting, 4 Pop-Bumpers, and DMD Animation are the finest I've ever seen. It has been a few days now and I cannot stop playing it. While I could use a few more playfield gimmicks (toys), I must admit that this back-to-basics, 2-flipper, open, and well lit playfield is refreshing. Well done Stern!

Cons: A little more imagination on the Gene Simmons head would have helped. For example, the eyes could have been implemented with RED LEDs. The tongue could have been implemented with movement and perhaps embedded lighting. Why plain yellow flippers? How about tongue shaped flippers? I love the music, so much so that it bothers me when it is muted at the end of every ball just to make a plain KISS ARMY sound. I would prefer the music to play at a constant volume throughout the entire game. Default settings for Starchild should be Easy as Medium is in fact very hard. I wish Starchild moved more…too stiff…another missed opportunity. The word KISS in the back glass should have crafted with LEDs to pinhole light each letter as the drop-targets are hit.

All in all, a great pinball machine with fantastic flow that is just a few mods (gimmicks) away from a perfect 10.

UPDATE: Latest version has made the game more addicting. Some really cool mods now available. I cannot get enough of it.
8.760/10
4 years ago
Really nice to finally have a new game with great flow and an entire field to play in. The frustrating thing about this game is all the negatives are by design. Everything you would want in this pinball machine is in the Premium and LE edition. Drop targets, ball locks, floating ball, animated props, and more. That would make the Premium/LE a perfect 10 but good luck finding one on route and prepare to pay over $2500 more to buy your own. Stern should go back to the days when the differences between Standard and Limited were only cosmetic.
8.496/10
4 years ago
The theme and flow of this game are the highlights. which says a lot and explains why this 29 year old game holds such a high rating. The cons are the cabinet art, topper, and music. If you like to mod pins, this machine is the perfect foundation for that -- I know as I modified the heck out of this pin and it is all super cool! The theme from COPS would be much better background music for this pin -- maybe a sound mod that offers that option will somday become available someday.
9.200/10
4 years ago
This is a classic game with classic sounds and even now, 29 years post production, it still sounds and plays great. No collection is complete without at least one member of the PIN*BOT family. My favorite is Bride of Pinbot but Pin*Bot comes very close to that.
9.420/10
4 years ago
One of my favorite games of all-time.
8.252/10
4 years ago
I recently acquired this game. My plan was to shop it, add LEDs, and sell it. Never for a second did I think I would find it worthy of adding to my collection but, quite frankly, it is a lot of fun. It's actually hysterical. The novelty of it draws players in and the outrageousness brings them back for more. Definitely a hard game to play just once and an even harder game to get high score. I've owned over 200+ pinball machines. I have seen some very underrated games and IMO this is one of them. It's not a technical game. It's not a game that looks to be judged on by flow. It's just good-clean-fun. The artwork is not great but its not bad either - it is thankfully not too explicit. The pop-bumper tease sounds are probably the best feature on the pin - I didn't expect the sounds it generates and haven't stopped laughing since hearing them. The theme is clearly not for everyone, and so that will reflect in public reaction but, if you have an open mind and want a fun adult pinball machine that will draw attention, stimulate conversation and post a high collect-ability rating, check this one out.
5.929/10
5 years ago
The cabinet artwork is the best part. Perhaps, if I cared for the TV show, I would like this pin more.
8.027/10
5 years ago
This was a family favorite for quite some time back in the early 2000s. There is a lot of variety in this game and overall a lot of fun to play. While I sold this machine, it is definitely one that I would buy again.
8.926/10
6 years ago
This could have been a great game but the sounds drag it down. "Shoot Here or Here". Come on! How could such a well designed game have such boring speech? The only other negative is there is a big Arnold Head that looks cool but does nothing.
8.280/10
6 years ago
Very fun. This pinball machine is probably the only time I actually enjoyed the game of soccer.
4.109/10
6 years ago
This pinball machine ranks as one of the most boring pins I've ever played.
6.861/10
6 years ago
Good game. While not a standout on any specific grounds, it is still very fun to play. Not much of a market for it. Great game to buy and keep (good value due to typically low cost) but not a good investment piece.
9.200/10
6 years ago
If you love Elvis, you will love this pin.
9.240/10
6 years ago
Is there another game on the market that has 6 pop-bumpers?

True to the game. A family favorite.
9.580/10
6 years ago
Lots of action. Great sounds. The way the pinball drives around the track is a very nice and innovative touch. Chrome accents make it a great collector's item. Cons are: too many cheap plastic playfield toys (mods needed to replace the cartoon-like car in the center with a life-like Bud car) and ball shoots right down the middle when it exists the garage.
10.000/10
6 years ago
I have been playing and collecting pinball machines for over 40 years. Like most collectors, I am partial to Williams. While Stern has some decent and very under-rated games and I would be lying if I said I didn't like Data East's Jurassic Park, I still consider games like Twilight Zone, Road Show, Adams Family, Whitewater, Funhouse, and Bride of Pinbot superior. I thought Twilight Zone and the other Williams wide-body Road Show was as good as it gets but this Williams lover can admit when something better has come along. i bow to JJP for IMO making the best pinball machine ever. I first played this on the boardwalk of Point Pleasant NJ. The next day, I made sure this LE pin was part of my collection. This pin is made with Williams-like quality but the technologies applied are modern-day and the variety of interesting moving parts is clearly the direct result of designers that simply got obsessed with making the companies first machine. I never paid so much for a pinball machine before but there was no way my collection was going to be void of what will ultimately show in every pinball rating system as hands-down the king of all pins.
9.324/10
6 years ago
Road Show has it all. This pin could easily pass for Williams best machine ever made.