Attack From Mars (Remake - LE)

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This game received 226 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.921 /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: 8.99

Artwork: 8.876

Sounds/Music: 8.598

Other Aspects: 9.053

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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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24 days ago
Used to love this machine. Hitting the saucer results in a lot of SDTM, so anymore it's multiball all day. Don't care for it much anymore.
25 days ago
I love the flow of this game, am not a big fan of the theme, but it's a fun game which I will play whenever I see one. My kids actually love the game more than I do. A classic game.
61 days ago
Originally thought it was good, but overrated. Finally found out why this game is in the top 5. It has good balance and good flow. No complaints it's a great game especially in the LE.
69 days ago
An amazing pin, every collection should have one. Approachable and fun, this pin can satisfy the quick fix for anyone. Destroying the saucer is awesome. The game isn't super deep but it doesn't need to be. It's just plain fun to shoot.
74 days ago
This game is an absolute Classic that's why it was remade. It's got the best topper ever and the best callouts.
3 months ago
Always was a fan of this machine. Great, fun theme. Unique gameplay and lay-out. I was looking for a good one for many years but most for sale were worn out old dogs or over-priced renovated old dogs. These machines were played to pieces in the arcades and bars back then. My prayers were heard and new ones were made.....yeeeessssss....! So now it is here at home and we love playing it. This almost 25 year !!! old game has not is a true classic that gets better with age like the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin (wooow a Led Zeppelin pin....yeahhh dream on)...if you know what I mean. It is beautiful, funny, fast, love and hate in one, rewarding and frustrating. Great call outs and the best lay-out ever. Get it while they are still out there is too short to have never owned an AFM....that is if you love pinball of course.
3 months ago
Whoa. That's all I can say right now...whoa.
I always thought that this pin was a one-trick pony and really didn't have any desire to play it let alone buy it. I was "encouraged" to purchase the CGC AFMLE and it actually blows me away. I picked it up just after Christmas and I could not be happier. What an awesome pin. Super fun to play and deceptively hard (I may take criticism on this), but I find it much more difficult than I though I would. These early 90's games may be my niche as these are what I seem to enjoy the most. Fun for my entire family (kids are 10 and 9); they cannot get enough! We are just trying to come up with a name for our Alien Guy topper! lol
The sound is fantastic and the light show is Phenomenal! Great job on this remake guys!
3 months ago
It's one of those pinball machines that I never tire of. I may move on to a new one but I always come back to Attack From Mars. Everything about this machine is great.
4 months ago
This may be the best pinball machine ever made. Easy for a beginner to pick up or super deep for experienced player. It’s funny, its artwork is great how are kids love it. Probably my favorite game ever
4 months ago
AFMr is by far one of the best out there. Truly has a great game play, lighting and call outs. I consistently find every age of pin players gravitating towards the game and wanting to play it more and more. The topper is awesome! Its not fast as others and consistently remains a bit challenging to accomplish and complete all of the missions. Very happy I added this pin to the collection.
4 months ago
Getting all the Remakes from chicago game. I think they are doing a great job with these.
4 months ago
I really wanted to love this game, but found it mainly nostalgic. It’s a classic and I love the theme, however it’s not as challenging as modern pins.
5 months ago
I think I enjoyed this game more than my rating implies. Its a classic, and I think thats part of the appeal. The theme is just ok and the toys look like, well, toys.
Its easy to jump on and play right away, which is a good thing. Doubt I would ever buy it, but make sure to play at least one game anytime I pass by one.
edit: I bought this game after all and its fun because it is so simple. Very fast rebounds that keep you on your toes. I'm newer to pinball so I don't have nostalgia for games, but this one has that throwback appeal of simplicity. Blowing up alien saucers is more fun that it should be, but I wish I could just let France fall =)
5 months ago
Honestly, this game was good in its day, but now it is like saying buying an old 20 or 30 year old car, drives better than a 2018 model! Can't understand why these old tables get rated so high, when modern tables are so much better!!
6 months ago
I have owned this pin for awhile and have played it hundreds of times. I absolutely love it. It, along with WOZ Ruby Red edition, is one of the most beautiful pins around.

The layout is magnificent and never disappoints. Sure, the center saucer shot is risky, but that only adds to the fun, making sure to hit it on a ricochet/bank rather than straight up. The call outs are funny (I never tire of "take your hands off of me...all four of them."

It is one of the most well-lit pinballs out there, which I really like. It pops in a room filled with other pins.

A spectacular game.
6 months 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.
6 months 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 months ago
Great Fun Games, great replay value
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Awesome game. I felt myself coming back and wanting more.
6 months ago
AFM is a fun game, but really showing its age. A bit limited and repetitive.
7 months 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.
7 months ago
great game cool topper a must have
7 months ago
Great game.
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