Attack From Mars (Remake - LE) (Chicago Gaming Co., 2017)

Attack From Mars (Remake - LE)

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This game received 193 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.958 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Attack from Mars". The group itself ranks #2 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 9.017

Artwork: 8.902

Sounds/Music: 8.658

Other Aspects: 9.076

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Attack From Mars (Remake - LE)".
The other versions are: Attack from Mars (regular version), Attack From Mars (Remake - Classic), Attack From Mars (Remake - Special)

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2 days ago
Not any special comments here. AfM is good game, not as good as MM and many others. It is mainly FUN game. And that is good. There are too many too complicated themes, this is simply enough.
3 days ago
I’ve played both the original and remake on many occasions. AFM is a fun, classic game that I always enjoy. With that said, I am not sure I would rate it as top 10 of all time let alone #1.

The layout is fun and it has good humor as well. The playfield, particularly by more recent standards, however, doesn’t have many toys or that much going on. I think it is kind of bare. I personally prefer MM for a similar era, classic pin with a similar layout (more and better toys).

I didn’t play AFM growing up so there is no nostalgia factoring into how I rate this pin. Overall, a fun pin but not one where I think it is better than several newer pins and not one I think I would pay 6k+ for.
6 days ago
Great Fun Games, great replay value
6 days ago
I love this machine! I am truly addicted to this game. I played the original and the remake quite a bit, and I find the original to be made a bit better. But you can't go wrong with either one. The game play is fast and fun, the game rules are great, destroying saucers to me never gets old. The call outs???? "MULTIBALL!!!" amazing!

If I was going to be real picky about this game, I would say it is a drain monster. Which makes me a better player but damn it can be frustrating! Especially when you are playing at a $1 a play at the bar. But again, it makes me a better player. So yeah I am a big fan.
7 days ago
I have only owned this game for a few weeks and so far so good. The LE is just cool, topper is really cool and I love how it’s interactive with the game. The shots are fun and pretty smooth. The space ship in the middle is a dangerous shot but you have to shoot the shot a bunch to get to the wizard mode. The lighting show is top notch. Love the Martian multi ball even though it really isn’t worth much in points. I also like the video mode and all the Easter eggs in this game. The only knock on it is it might be a bit too easy to to get to the wizard mode, but on the other hand it’s still gratifying to get there. Think the jumbo dmd really helps to make this game pop.
15 days ago
Awesome game. I felt myself coming back and wanting more.
21 days ago
AFM is a fun game, but really showing its age. A bit limited and repetitive.
40 days ago
Challenges Medieval Madness as the greatest game of all-time, though any discussion on that front should also include Monster Bash, The Wizard of Oz, Iron Maiden, Cactus Canyon and a few others. I loved the original but the re-make completely blows it away. The light show is the best in pinball as is the topper, build quality is far better than the original and the overall aesthetic experience leaves the original in the dust.
42 days ago
great game cool topper a must have
51 days ago
This game is probably the greatest pinball machine ever made. It has a simple and easy to grasp rule set and goal for beginners, and lots of things to do for pinball masters. The theme is awesome, and the remake is amazing. I love this machine and if I could only have one (and afford it) it would be this one.
60 days ago
Though I have never been a huge fan of the original, I really enjoy the entire package that is AFMr LE. The topper is the best in pinball, the huge custom color DMD is fantastic looking and still captures that 1990's DMD era while stepping it up. The animations are far better than the original. The sound is big, rumbling and fits the theme perfectly. This is a good playfield design and a good pinball game, but overall it is better than just the gameplay. I would give the gameplay a 7 and the overall pin a 9. It's the entire package that makes this remake a winner. Would love to own an LE someday.
62 days ago
I can't remove a point for this game, all is perfect, FUN, the sound and light show are incredible. A keeper, 100%
62 days ago
WOW, what a beauty, near perfect for me. VERY VERY fun for all the familly, very fast and the best light show in pinball.
65 days ago
Perfected a already timeless classic!
72 days ago
The day I get tired of hearing "MULTIBALL!" blast out of those speakers will be the day I give up pinball forever.
76 days ago
This is one of my favorite games! I feel like the game is easy to play but hard to master. Fairly easy to get a multiball and stroke of luck is awesome. Very active playfield and great theme!
85 days ago
fun game overall but a bit repetitive for me to want to add it to my home collection. Has great lighting and some of the coolest animations on the large display.
3 months ago
Not much I can say that hasn’t been said already.
Out of this world light show, and a beauty colour screen to boot.
CGC did an amazing job on this pin.
3 months ago
I went into this game thinking it was going to be just like Medieval Madness, and in a lot of ways, it is. But once you launch that ball, you quickly realize it's not as friendly. To me, it's the faster, and more punishing version of this classic Brian Eddy layout.

I still think I'd take my Medieval Madness over it, but there definitely are days where I feel the opposite.

Also, game seems to plays faster than the original likely due to the extra clear coat. The clear on this game is all prone to chipping and it's worth noting that CGC basically has tried to sweep the issue under the rug.

All in all though, it's definitely a blast to play and the topper on the LE is epic!
4 months ago
I’ve rated this higher than the original but I didn’t want to. I don’t like the feel of the flippers on the remake vs. the original. But answering all the questions honestly led to a better score. I would take the original over the remake any day!
4 months ago
The remake of this game has outdone the original in so many ways.
The lighting and sound is light years ahead of the original and enhances an already amazing game.
4 months ago
AFMR LE with it's awesome interactive topper is the complete package - great (cheesy) theme, great art package and most importantly, a spot on Brian Eddy playfield which keeps you hooked for that 'one more go' feeling.
4 months ago
I have a remark SE, and unlike the MM remake, this plays identical to the original. I played them side by side and had absolutely zero issues making shots on both. In fact, blasting the left orbit sometimes fails to register the switch (same on the original) haha. I say the SE is superior to the original because of the high res dot work that was done on the full color display -- amazing, and the game definitely has better lighting. I fault this game (and the original) on repetitiveness of call outs and the music. I fault the remake on poor LED integration. Specifically, the insert fading used on the original for "hit me" shots is obvious. On the remake, it's VERY tough to distinguish solidly lit inserts from those strobing. There's simply not enough dynamic range in the light fade. That's a big drawback for me.
4 months ago
Seriously one of the very best in my opinion. I've never grown tired of it, it eats up quarters like crazy, and it's got an amazing theme. For the players who dig the fan layout this is a must! Super hilarious call-outs, amazing art, and one of the coolest toys ever put in a game. The remake is that much better as it still has yet to break down (knock on wood). Built an entire room for it last year at Horrorhouse Fest and it blew people away... literally...
5 months ago
This game is amazing, fun to play, can’t get enough, funny comments throughout I can see why it’s in the top 2.
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