thedarkknight77's ratings

Pinsider thedarkknight77 has rated 32 machines.

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thedarkknight77 has written 32 rating comments:


8.272/10
33 days ago
Love Rush music and I am so happy Stern made this game!! As a fan of the band, I really enjoy this pinball machine. The playfield layout is unique and interesting, which at times can feel awkward and one sided, but at other times, feels refreshing and great to shoot ……..This ain’t no fan layout. Truthfully, the art is lame, but who really cares when the sound and music are perfection! Is this game a home run, no, but it’s above average and a really fun game to enjoy, especially if you like the bands music.
7.503/10
33 days ago
First let me start by saying I am a huge fan of the band. I have played this game roughly 30 times at shows and people’s houses. This game is by far the most beautifully integrated theme in pinball history. The light show is also by far the greatest light show ever coded. The game is pinball perfection on so many levels it makes me want to cry when I think about the code. The code in this game, specifically the Multiball, ruins this game. The playfield layout and shots are not great, but in the end none of it matters because you cannot hit any shots once the Multiball kicks in. There are many people who will defend the code and try and tell you how great it is and how all of the Multiball is warranted………HOGWASH!! Simply put, when I play this game and one of my favorite bands music is cranking up, I feel nothing, in fact I get bored. This pin destroys the experience of GNR music, it does not enhance it. Stick with Iron Maiden, ACDC, Kiss, Rush, Metallica Pinball as all of those games enhance the musical experience.
9.740/10
7 months ago
Godzilla truly deserves a top 5 spot of all time. Elwin, Rick, Zombie and the entire Stern team killed it! This is might be the best Stern pro every created, it has it all flow, cool shots, music, call outs, Art! It’s so good, I don’t really know what to write.
8.524/10
10 months ago
First off, I am rating this game with the Cleland music code installed as it makes substantial improvements to the games sounds, which turned this game into a winner for me personally. Where to begin, let’s talk layout, this game is a classic fan layout, very similar to Borg’s Metallica so it’s hard not to find the shots enjoyable. My only grip is that they stripped the pro of its spinners which makes me furious! The game art is beautiful and I love the color palette CF used, it’s everything you would expect or want in an art package for GOTG. The real secret to this game is the rule set. It’s not overly complex or simple, it’s just fun and keeps you coming back for more. I play this game more than any other game in my collection......perfect for a quick pick up game! Overall it is my opinion this is one of the best pins to buy if you are a new to the hobby, right up there with Star Trek. This game represents a great balance of what makes pinball special and extremely entertaining.
9.060/10
10 months ago
Another layout masterpiece by Elwin, talk about flow. When I first got this game, I couldn’t believe just how many shots existed. Keith didn’t waste a single cm of footage on this game. Theme is great and I have to give Stern credit on how they executed the theme without the movie rights......it works well and will ultimately be a timeless pin because they left out the movie. Some seem to disapprove of the art, but I am good with it, in fact I think it fits the theme well. This is a must own game and once you own it, you will be lowering your scores on all other games.
6.565/10
10 months ago
This is another cool, creative layout by the Goat Keith Elwin, but layout is not enough to save this game. Let’s get a few things out of the way, the art is good, nothing spectacular or unique, but well executed as with all Zombie games. Music and call outs are acceptable to bad, this game truly has no soul. Rules are unique, but overly complex and flawed in one majorly unforgivable way.........because you are not able to go back and reclaim a gem stone, losing modes makes you want to give up and restart.......the rules are simply not rewarding in anyway unless you play perfectly. They should have considered making it so that once you secure the time stone, you could go back in time and reclaim any stones you lost........That would have completely changed the entire dynamic of the rules. This game in its current form isn’t overly fun, it’s more like overly depressing, because it constantly reminds you of failure, rather than achievement.
6.283/10
1 year ago
I am a huge Black Knight fan, but unfortunately I bought a pro and very much ended up regretting it. The playfield was empty and I got bored with the game very fast. Love the art, animations and sound, but it could not save this pin. Steve Ritchie is one of my favorite designers, but Black Knight SOR pro is his worst game by far in the last 15-20 years.
9.740/10
1 year ago
Deadpool may just be my favorite game of all time. It’s a perfect balance of everything you would ever want in a fun pinball machine. The Art and sound are exceptional in this pin, but this game really shines with its unique layout and exceptional personality. The code is top notch and I love the animations and the entire retro fighting integration.
9.900/10
3 years ago
This is one of the best Stern games in the last decade and top 10 in history. This game is point blank addictive.....Pinball cocaine! You can tell with Deadpool that Gomez finally perfected a few ideas he had been working on with Avengers. The flow and layout are amazing, the art is amazing, the rules are amazing and the music is amazing!! Amazing!! It really is close to a perfect game and a breath of fresh air compared to the cookie cutter games we have seen lately.
7.014/10
3 years ago
I am a huge Beatles fan and was very excited when I heard the game was being produced. Like many of you, I was absolutely pissed when I heard about the pricing structure. Sadly the game doesn’t live up to the price and despite an amazing theme, art package and music.........It’s just a Seawitch, which was great for the time, but cannot hold a candle to the modern games. Over all it’s not a bad game and I certainly enjoyed playing it, but it is nothing special to justify the silly pricing.
9.424/10
3 years ago
As a big Iron Maiden fan this game is a dream come true! Of course I love the sounds and music, but this pin is much more, it’s one of the most complete uses of a playfield we have seen in a long time. Elwin killed it!! It’s been a while since I had a game that was just plan “fun to shoot” and Iron Maiden fits the bill 100%! Whether you are a fan of the band or not, this game checks all the boxes and is easily one of the best Stern’s in the last decade.
5.640/10
4 years ago
When I first saw this game, I nearly passed out. My first thoughts were, “What a beautiful game, Zombie Yeti killed it........Wow, what a packed playfield, Stern didn’t cut corners on this one.” In the end, all of this was true, but there was a few big problem that destroy this game from being fun.......The code, playfield layout and music forced me to sell it within a few weeks. I just couldn’t take how frustrating it was to play this game, pinball in suppose to be fun, not annoying. Constant drains and annoying music made me want to shut this game down as fast as I turned it on.
9.124/10
4 years ago
Tron is a unique reverse layout unlike any other game. It falls into the category of a simple game that is easy to understand, but difficult to Master. The sound is superb and this game needs to be played at home to truly understand its how good it is. Tron is the type of game that can last a long time in even a small collection.
9.005/10
4 years ago
One of my favorite games without question!! “I’ll be right over honey, just one more game!!” I love the layout and the rules of this games. The biggest issue regarding Getaway is the art, it needs to be redone!
9.224/10
4 years ago
What can you say about Metallica that has not already been said??? This game is top 10 all day long. It truly is a pinball masterpiece. Many great games lack something, whether it be art or sounds, but this pin hits all the high notes in art, animations, music, layout and rules. Simply one of the best games ever created.
8.258/10
4 years ago
I love this game!! I am a huge Kiss fan, but I like to think I would love this game even if I wasn’t. I went with a pro as the premium and LE models offer almost nothing for the increase. Overall, the rules are simple, but it’s fast and flows well. In many ways it reminds me of Iron Man, brutal fast and short ball times. It is the ultimate pick up game and works in small and large collections.
8.093/10
4 years ago
I've owned this game for 7 months and I love it. It is one of these pins that grows on you slowly over time. There are no amazing shots, kind of like an EM machine, so the love of this pin comes from the appreciation for the entire package, i.e. Music, rules, animations, art, sound and lastly the immersive nature of it all. It is also the type of game where you should adjust everything to difficult. The prize of defeating Smaug, along with the 3 wizard modes will keep you coming back for more. Mind you, my setting are so hard I have only come close to beating them. I am amazed how low these are selling for, don't listen to the haters, buy on and refuse to sell it for 6 months. The beautiful journey this pin will take you on will blow you away and leave a lasting impression.
8.980/10
5 years ago
When this game came out, I attacked Jack and called him a fool for making a theme like WOZ.........Well I couldn't have been more wrong or in this case more of a fool. WOZ is a pinball masterpiece and is one of the greatest games of all time. The theme integration is top notch, along with the art package and overall fun of the game. I recently saw the broadway show Wicked, which prompted me to buy the game. After seeing that show, I was reminded how timeless the WOZ theme really is. One last note, my girlfriend hasn't played pinball in 4 years, but I am happy to say we have been playing WOZ every night after dinner........That alone is worth the price of gold to me!
6.969/10
6 years ago
The game is super fast and a lot of fun. Changing out the music does make it a better pin. Love the shaker integration and sounds great with headphones! My biggest issue with this game is it only has one ramp and desperately needs two to create a balanced flow.
7.676/10
9 years ago
I bought an LE for a really great price due to the poor response it initially received. I have to say, I love this game and I love it more and more with each play. The game really grows on you. The layout is unique and at first I didn't know what to make of it. I mean it looks odd, almost like the first time you looked at Iron Man........"Is this it??" But the facts are this game has a number of great shots and there is a ton to do. The rules and music are A+ and one of the things you don't hear enough about is the music in this game. If you are an audio type person like me, this game really scores high. Each Avengers has their own theme song and every song is a complex arrangement. My favorite happens to be Black Widow as it sounds like a mission impossible meets 007. One of the draw backs to this game that is the cause of much discussion has been the numerous design flaws. It appears Stern really rushed this one out the door without fully testing it. That being said, most of the issues can easily be fixed and once the game is dialed in, it is a blast...............a real challenge as well. I highly recommend this game, especially for the skilled player. It reminds me of BSD, where you keep coming back for more.
9.240/10
9 years ago
In my opinion this game should be top 5 easy. It is by far my favorite pinball machine I have ever owned. Flow, rules, art, sound and build quality are all top notch!! Did I mention I grew up with the show and loved it!
8.268/10
9 years ago
I just recently bought the pro after playing a lot of the premium. I will definitely say the premium is better without question. Let me make this clear..........If you have the money go premium! That being said, the LE is not worth 2000 more if you dont have the money. Now that I got that out of the way, ACDC pro is fast, I mean fast, I am talking the fastest pin ever created. As a fan of ACDC, the music is just amazing, although I still think they could have chosen a few better songs. If you like fast pace, action pinball with short ball times, this is your game. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and reminds me of the feeling I get playing Iron Man, a combination of fear and adrenaline.
9.210/10
10 years ago
Not sure why this game isn't rated higher. I love this game and without question it is one of my favorite games ever. The layout is similar to T2, but as I say this, it is nothing like T2, I want you to think of T2 on Nitrice Oxide with amazing music and the type of action that makes your heart beat fast..............real fast. This is without question the greatest music themed pin ever created. Steve hit this MOFO right out of the park.
8.718/10
10 years ago
Brutal game, fastest game ever created to date. The bare bones playfield looks like an old EM machine, but when you start playing it, you cannot stop!
9.408/10
10 years ago
They game is without doubt the best movie to pin translation ever and when you have such an amazing movie, the potential for pinball greatness is greatly increased. Well, with LOTR, they hit this one out of the park! To any LOTR fan and pinball lover it's hard not to claim this is the greatest game ever made. Because the game is so amazing, I will only tell you, need to play this game at home to fully appreciate the word that has gone into sound, music & rules. If you haven't watched the movie..............What are you waiting for!
7.568/10
10 years ago
As a huge X-Men fan who couldn't wait to have X-men be his first NIB.................Glad I waited to play it before I pulled the trigger. Art is amazing and is one of the best on any pinball machine. DMD is awesome! Music and lighting are "OK", but the real killer for the Wolverine figure and his magnet. . There is no flow on the left side and middle playfield due to the Wolverine figure which basically blocks everything. The magnets are located in odd positions which disrupt the game play in a bad way, i.e. throw your ball into an out lane.
8.108/10
10 years ago
One word..............Fun!
7.331/10
10 years ago
If you want to get people into pinball, this is the game you have them play! Great game with the most love fan layout. Sounds package and rules are without question the big issues with this machine.
8.940/10
10 years ago
The flow, music & voice will blow you away!!!
8.286/10
10 years ago
This is the first game every pinhead should buy...................Easily the best bang for your buck! Artwork is bringing don my rating!
8.416/10
10 years ago
In my opinion this is a perfect pinball. This puppy has it all!
7.667/10
10 years ago
Great game, I don't know how there could be so many Stern haters after this release. Spiderman is a top 20 without a doubt! What kills this game for me is the music and art. Steve Ritchie for president!