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Pinsider The_Dude_Abides has rated 150 machines.

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The_Dude_Abides has written 78 rating comments:


9.400/10
9 months ago
Fun layout and overall theme easy to see why it’s loved by so many. MMr LE plays a bit faster than the original which I like.
9.776/10
9 months ago
One of the best looking games out. A shallow rule set is the only knock I can think of all other aspects are a home run. They did a great job on the LE just great.
9.740/10
9 months ago
One of my favorite pins has endured the test of time still loving it after years of play.
9.015/10
6 years ago
One of the fastest pins out there. Not a pin for those that love toys and such just pretty basic pin with a fun flowing layout. Code still needs work but early on it is looking like it is going in a very good direction. I like the bonuses given for three in a row great idea. Sound and light show are great and fit the theme to a tee. The hard to hit mission start shots play equalizer as most of the other shots on the field are pretty accessible. The negatives or nit picking for me is that the playfield art is too basic and the DMD animations need to improve I hope that gets addressed as code is updated.
9.708/10
7 years ago
This is a shooters pin in that the shots are very precise and require great accuracy. When you put in the time needed to hit the shots regularly it rewards you with some fast and furious play that is really exhilarating. The two magnets close together just whip the ball around the playfield making it very unpredictable.

The art, dots, and music are very well done in this pin and integrated well into the theme. The dots are in a class of their own. Latest code 1.3 is flat out fun with the implementation of combos in a way that breaks up an otherwise linear ruleset.
7.720/10
8 years ago
This is one fast machine!!! I like the shot layout and the quick flowing action. This is a vastly underrated machine. Looks great in LEDs and is an exciting one to play. Pretty rare so if you see one out give it a chance and if you like fast pins you will probably love this bad boy. May not be the deepest but it is fast and furious with some really fun shots.
7.640/10
8 years ago
I like the look of the cabs and playfield. I really like the huge DMD and sound is also good. It's a wide body with a good amount of shots. Few design flaws prevent this from being ranked amongst the best. That said, it is a unique machine with a good amount of shots on a well laid out playfield. Very fun pin IMO.
8.847/10
8 years ago
Flat out fun the more I play it the more I love it. Great artwork on the cabinet & playfield. Sound bites and music were very well done. DMD animations are solid. The Volcano is such a great feature and it is worked into the game seamlessly. The super skill shot is very difficult and fun to go for. The shot between the pop bumpers to go up and around the Volcano is one of my favorite shots in pinball. Design of the playfield is very well balanced with some stop & go but also great flow & speed. Super Multiball is a blast.
8.103/10
8 years ago
An underrated pin in my opinion. Layout is wide open with a good array of shots. Upper playfield keeps things interesting. Not the best looking pin but has pretty good flow and shot selection. If you like more open playfields give it a try without considering negative reviews and chances are you will enjoy this pin.
7.709/10
8 years ago
I really wanted to like this pin it just didn't work for me. I didn't care too much for look of the ramps and the art looks pretty cheesy. Flow was there but it seemed to be missing something to me.
9.424/10
8 years ago
I really like the look, sound, and feel of this one. I plays fast has some good flow combined with some difficult and fun shots. The disc adds the element of uncertainty to it. Very very fun pin to play. The only thing i dont love is the scoop placement and Gem shot center draining from time to time. Other than that it is the complete package great looking art package with epic sound and fun gameplay. After last update this game has improved even more thank you Lyman!
7.250/10
8 years ago
The playfield design is pretty well laid out. It is a fun pin to play. They make it way to easy to get multiball over and over. That said I do enjoy playing it.
7.285/10
8 years ago
Pretty underrated pin IMO. Not too pretty to look at but I enjoyed playing it nontheless. Strangely addicting with some well laid out shots. It should be mentioned that this is a stop and go game not so much flow in it.
7.467/10
8 years ago
This is a visually stunning pin. I love the artwork on the playfield and backglass it is very impressive. The gameplay does not compare to the art design of the game but that would be hard to do.
6.087/10
8 years ago
I love the look of this pin, I just wish it had a wider variety of shots. It gets boring real quickly due to its limited shot selection.
7.395/10
9 years ago
Good flow as expected but it just seems to be missing something. I can definitely see why some say it may not be a keeper due to repetitive shots on the playfield. The layout of the Playfield seems pretty limited to me and always leave me with an egh its just an okay pin feeling.
7.847/10
9 years ago
This machine surprised me. I really enjoyed playing it. The layout is pretty unique and the gameplay is just fun. Great machine.
8.114/10
9 years ago
Fun pin with a great playfield layout. Very well designed with a good amount of shots an pretty open playfield. Simply a classic.
7.812/10
9 years ago
Very fun pin. The lay out provides for a good amount of shots with decent difficulty. The upper flipper is such a fun and unique design.
7.409/10
9 years ago
An older game with a lot to offer in my opinion. Has a good layout with plenty of shots and good flow. This is a very underrated pin. Playfield art brings the machine down a bit but still very fun to play.
7.668/10
9 years ago
Pretty fun pin. It is totally wide open so not for all but I enjoyed it.
8.127/10
9 years ago
Overall a pretty fun pin to play. It was better then I expected. It may not be a top pin but it is interesting and fun enough to warrant a few plays if you come across one. There may have been too many shots designed towards the center of the playfield somewhat dampening the flow in my opinion.
7.650/10
9 years ago
I really had fun playing this one had some great shots and the flow was awesome. Much better than I thought it was going to be.
7.191/10
9 years ago
I can see why some like it. However, it was not one that keeps me going back.
8.384/10
9 years ago
Fast pin has a lot of unpredictability to it with magnets and pop up. IMO to many of these elements result in quick drains which kills the fun for me a little. Perhaps if a few items were laid out a bit differently this could have limited that. Still a fun pin but I wish a few things were done different to take it over the top.
6.797/10
9 years ago
I was highly disappointed with this pin. I did not like the flow or layout of the playfield.
7.241/10
9 years ago
Overall a pretty fun pin to play. I am a basketball fan so I liked the theme. It was definitely better than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend that basketball fans give this one a try. It is a great value buy and if you want to go nuts with it you can get two and link them for versus play. That is pretty cool.
7.587/10
9 years ago
Wide open field with multiple shots, it just feels like it is missing something to me. I thought I would like it more than I did it just seemed a little too mundane for me.
7.088/10
9 years ago
I am a Star Wars fan but not a big fan of this pin. I just do not like the way it plays. It admit it is cool to integrate a pin this way I just think there is something missing.
7.903/10
9 years ago
Overall a pretty fun little pin to play. I was surprised that I liked but I did. When you crack the safe it flings a coin at you which is pretty unexpected. If you get the chance give it a play or two.
8.935/10
9 years ago
Overall a very fun pin making it a great value. It is lightning fast. A fan layout with some fun shots.
The glove takes a bit too long but I can see why some like that feature.
7.843/10
9 years ago
I like the playfield lay out and would agree Taxi is a great value. Something innate about this machine makes it a classic and warms itself to almost all pinball enthusiasts.
7.987/10
9 years ago
I really enjoyed this pin. I like the lay out and the flow of the game. Not to mention that the artwork was spot on with this one. It is a bit on the old one but it easily hangs with some of the newer pins. If you ever see it give it a few plays you won't regret it.
7.772/10
9 years ago
Had to update my review on this one. Not crazy about the music but I like the humor and the patented Mark Ritchie's cross metal ramps. Flow is pretty good and overall the game is pretty fun. You may want to give this one a few tries before writing it off.
7.926/10
9 years ago
A fast and fun pin to play. I love the GNR theme it is well executed. It has some challenging shots an a pretty open playfiled. I was surprised at how fun it was to play. The magnet effect was pretty cool.
7.834/10
9 years ago
This pin is pretty fun to play and can be brutal at times. It has some challenging shots. I do not like the placement of the left ramp being so close to the flippers it makes the playfield look a bit too crowded. Overall a fun pin that you should play if you get the chance. Also, you can get one of these for a pretty affordable price which is always nice.
7.868/10
9 years ago
I was glad to have a few games on this one. The game lacks a bit of linear making the games lastability a real question mark. It was fun to play with some great features the ball looks like it really is floating on the magic wand what a great toy.
7.524/10
9 years ago
The gameplay was lacking for me. The T-Rex is a great feature no doubt. It just seemed to be missing something. Still not bad for me just not great IMO.
7.180/10
9 years ago
I just don't enjoy the game as most seem to. I do not watch family guy so maybe that has something to do with it.
7.783/10
9 years ago
This is a very under rated game in my opinion. It was a lot of fun to play. Has two soundtrack options both of which are cool. The multiball where Frankenstein is throwing the balls on the palyfield is very cool.
8.572/10
9 years ago
Well designed machine that keeps things fun and interesting. There is so many shots on this well laid out playfied it is no wonder why so many love it. I usually go for pins that are fast and have great flow but this one manages to keep me coming back for more due to its phenomenal layout and rule set. I do wish it was a little less stop and go.
8.467/10
9 years ago
I love the theme and the open playfield. Drop targets where a great touch. The voices could of been much better. I was expecting a bit more but must admit but still a fun pin to play.
7.852/10
9 years ago
All in all it is a pretty fun pin to play. Not at the top of my list but the whole Caddyshack spoof is much appreciated.
7.056/10
9 years ago
I just can't help but think this pin could have been so much more then it turned out to be. The game-play is not strong enough to warrant any kind of lastability in my opinion. I was fairly disappointed with this machine.
7.968/10
9 years ago
I really enjoyed playing this pin!! The playfield design was pretty solid and the game-play was very smooth. I played one that had been modded with LED's and it looked VERY impressive. The dear going across the center of the playfield was a great idea. I think for a newer machine it is very fun to play. If you ever come across it give it a try.
9.470/10
10 years ago
Very fun machine to play. Looks and plays good. I recently got about 2 hours on this one and it made me rethink how I felt about it. It really feels like a quest the did a great job on game design. Would love to own this one someday.
8.292/10
10 years ago
It is a fun pin to play with an interesting layout good call outs. Looks cool has some fun toys and yes ball times do last long but that is not always a bad thing. I is a fun well themed pin.
6.046/10
10 years ago
I really tried to give this machine a chance. It just does not have that much to offer other than the starting shot that loops around that is pretty cool. Other then that there is no real substance to this one.
8.217/10
10 years ago
There seemed to be something missing from this pin to me. It really did not standout. The ship toy in this game is awesome and the spinner in the top left corner is also pretty cool as well. The ship will actually fall under the table if you sink it. But the gameplay felt a bit flat to me for some reason.

After owning this pin for a while I've gained a lot of respect for it. Family friendly, unique layout, great call outs, and some cool toys well integrated into the theme.
7.238/10
10 years ago
Very fast pin with a fun furious multi-ball. It seemed to be one of the easier pins I have played so the lastability is a bit in question. But the backglass with the lights on top is pretty cool.
7.103/10
10 years ago
This machine failed to pull me in. It seemed a bit limited to me. Some really love it I just could not figure out why while playing it.
7.185/10
10 years ago
This is a pretty fun machine. It has variety and humor. If you get the chance you should definitely give it a play or two.
7.234/10
10 years ago
I got the chance to play one that was in like new condition. It is an interesting game for sure. The machine did not pull me in as I had hoped. The design is good but the sound, music, and limited shots made this one pull up short for me.
8.328/10
10 years ago
JD has a great variety in shots with 4 flippers, great sound and art. Very fast and furious combos and an insane 6 ball multiball. Very cool features like start mode variety and multiple lights in some inserts for color indicators during gameplay. Flat out fun.
7.804/10
10 years ago
The game is awesome to look at. Theme is well executed and the lights look great no doubt fun pin with some cool features.
7.925/10
10 years ago
It is a pretty fun machine to play. For a newer machine I think the flow is pretty good and the playfield is laid out well.
7.352/10
10 years ago
Fun machine but not great in my mind. It does not have the lasability to be a stand alone machine.
8.836/10
10 years ago
Fun pin to play no doubt. Sounds and lighting are awesome. I would of liked it to have a bit better flow but over all a fun pin to play.
8.211/10
10 years ago
I agree with the criticism that there is not enough variety with the shots. The lighting for this game is terrible. I like the look but not the game play. It's theme appeals to the masses but the game play does not live up to the hype in my opinion.
7.347/10
10 years ago
This is a nice machine to look at for sure. But when is all is said and done the game play is just to limited to be among the best. If you see it around give it a play for sure it is a very interesting game.
8.851/10
10 years ago
Has a good variety of shots and flows well with a pretty open playfield. Rules are integrated with gameplay very well.
7.438/10
10 years ago
This is a pretty fun pin. It has some tough shots to hit and variety. The theme gets a little tired once you get a lot of plays on it in my opinion.
7.844/10
10 years ago
This is an under rated game. It plays very fluidly and has enough gimmicks to keep you entertained. An affordable buy right now for such a fun playing machine. Playfield looks great and plays well. The magnetic arm is a cool/fun feature. Don't pass it up if you get a chance to play it.
7.684/10
10 years ago
The magnet drag is a very cool feature when it is working. But that is still not enough to put this machine over the top. It is lacking in too many areas to be the top pin some claim it to be. It is a beautiful looking pin I just can't seem to get into playing it extensively.
7.540/10
10 years ago
This is a machine I remember from my youth. It does a great job with the Nightmare on Elm Street theme. I think it is fun great voice work and has some cool features on the palyfield. It does not have the depth of some games but I think it is a fun machine to play.
8.604/10
10 years ago
It is pretty fun pin IMO. The spinners are a great twist. If it is around give it a play it is pretty fun. Upper flipper is very tough and rewarding with the jackpot during multiball.
7.589/10
10 years ago
I really like the theme of this pin. It draws you in and it always manages to put a smile on my face. I think their could be improvements on the playfield and if your going to have a cool hologram feature please make sure that it is dependable. I know a lot of these machines don't have that working correctly. I love the dot matrix cut sequences. Music is fun I just was not crazy about how everything flowed together on this one. The gameplay was just lacking for me.
8.883/10
10 years ago
This is the machine that really got me hooked on pinball and I had to have it. Luckily I got a great deal on one. It is one of Williams last and definitely one of the best in my opinion. The design is amazing and the artwork is probably the best out there. This game has humor, adventure, magnets galore, and well laid out playfield. I just love this game it is a blast to play and looks absolutely stunning!
8.192/10
10 years ago
This is not a pin for beginners. It can really get you into a trance playing it that is for sure. Great design with a wide array of shots.
7.233/10
10 years ago
They did an excellent job incorporating the Indy theme with an exciting well rounded pinball machine. The sound is good and fits the play very well. You got planes, 3D playfield, fun multi-ball. It is not in my top 10 but I can see why so many like it.
9.356/10
10 years ago
This pin has the most character out of any pin on the market. It is just flat out fun to play. It has great layout, cool toys, humor, awesome backglass, and epic lighting effects. The only thing that prevents it from getting a perfect score from me would be that it is not the deepest pin out there in regards to ruleset. That however does not prevent this from being one of my all time favorite pins.
6.025/10
10 years ago
I know it is an older machine but it just isn't really that fun to play. I like the way it looks but the play field is about as dry as you can get and the sounds are pretty annoying.
8.376/10
10 years ago
It has the old school music and plays off the boxing theme very well. The layout could have been improved but the jump rope feature, speed bag, and overall great theme make it a fun machine to play.
8.736/10
10 years ago
It is an amazing machine to look at. Turns out it plays well too. It plays fast, furious, and fun. When everything is working including the neon light it looks very impressive. It does lack the depth of some of the other top pins out there. The dot matrix display lowered to the playfield was a great move. The sound gets annoying after playing it for a while and the theme is a bit over the top. However, the multi-ball and dot matrix are awesome. It is a fun machine.
7.317/10
10 years ago
It is a fun pin to play. Granted it does get very repetitive. It still plays fun and kept me amused just not sure I would like to own one unless I had a pretty big collection.
7.916/10
10 years ago
Very rare machine. I have only had the chance to play it for about an hour total. Overall, the game is fun and flows well. The theme and play is adult oriented and there is a fair share of humor which I appreciate. If you have never played it before and you get the chance I highly suggest you give it a shot. It is a pretty interesting pinball rarity.
5.754/10
10 years ago
This game was poorly constructed in my opinion. It plays terrible mainly due to a poorly configured playfield. The artwork is okay. Overall it was a very underwhelming experience playing this one. The multi-ball is fun but in itself is not enough to save this machine from being bad.
9.900/10
10 years ago
Updating the software is a must for this pin. It has a great flow and keeps you coming back for more. I am very impressed. The playfield layout is impeccable! It has been my only pin for a while and I love it the more I play it. This is the pin that I compare the rest to. It's just flat out fun.