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

Attack From Mars (Remake - LE)

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This game received 163 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.960 /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: 9.021

Artwork: 8.946

Sounds/Music: 8.625

Other Aspects: 9.047

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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
I can't remove a point for this game, all is perfect, FUN, the sound and light show are incredible. A keeper, 100%
2 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.
5 days ago
Perfected a already timeless classic!
12 days ago
The day I get tired of hearing "MULTIBALL!" blast out of those speakers will be the day I give up pinball forever.
16 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!
25 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.
34 days 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.
37 days 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!
69 days 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!
78 days 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.
78 days 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.
81 days 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.
85 days 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...
3 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.
3 months ago
Again the flippers are a serious issue they should have been made to extend up another 1/4 inch. Big problem when playing the game. Also wish they would have got rid of the cheap looking plastic green targets why not improve them or even put a sticker on them. IF they’re trying to improve the game would have been cool to see pop up targets of the aliens like in MM. I don’t think when doing this remakes that any games should have chrome armor the LE’s prove people would rather have green or whatever color.

Color screens should be included in all games. Why because all games that come out now are color. The topper is a perfect example of how you make something way better than the original. Do more of this type of stuff.
3 months ago
I played this game at least a dozen times today and I cannot for the life of me figure out how this has such a high score. Great theme but the playfield is sparse and the cool factor is lacking in so many ways with the other saucers. I enjoyed the callouts and sound, the artwork is cool. This one is major ZZZZZs for me
3 months ago
A great theme, a great, immersive experience, a fantastically updated light show, and the greatest topper ever designed. What's not to love? It can be brutally difficult when set up to play fast, but makes you want to play over and over. This one is never leaving my collection!
3 months ago
Brilliant game made even better with the extra gear the LE offers.
3 months ago
This game is insanely addictictive.An already great game made better.If your looking for a pin that never leaves your collection this is it,the topper alone is incredible.
3 months ago
Without a doubt, this pin is fun and belongs in the same category as Medieval Madness. Unlike that pin, I find Attack from Mars to be too repetitive. When I encounter one, I play a few games and then move on.
3 months ago
AFM - one of the best games of all time.

AFMR - color display is great.

Don't like the feel of the flippers - feel different and not in a good way.

Lighting is super bright, in your face. Really didn't like it. Why no diffusers?
4 months ago
Never owned the old Machine, this new one with the LED's is Beautiful! Was always told the shots were the same as MM, BUT I like this lay out much better as the last center shot to shoot down the main flying saucer is way narrower and more challenging to hit(as it will reflect off the side targets if your shot is off AT ALL to the left or right) than the castle on MM which I always thought was TOO easy to hit every time to take down the Castle. All and all just different enough with the whole theme AND SHOTS to make it a must buy even if you have MM.
4 months ago
Like MMR, the game is limited by it's simple fan layout. It's fun and funny, but I actually find RFM funnier and more engaging. The playfield martians are nowhere near as fluidly animated as in the original and RFM, being very stiff in execution. The saucer and color DMD enhancements are welcome, but the green trim and lit speakers are gaudy. Taking improvement liberties with a twenty plus year old game is fine, but I'd like to see those liberties include enhancements in the game itself. A widebody expansion of this theme JJP style would be stellar!
4 months ago
Had this on my shirt list of wants and after playing it several times had to buy it. So much fun and deep enough to never get old. Get the LE because the topper is awesome!
4 months ago
This has to be one of the best lit games of all time. You can see it from the parking lot and it looks absolutely amazing. Other than that, it's Attack From Mars, one of the best games of all time. I thought the giant widescreen DMD would be dumb but it's totally fine. Maybe the best topper ever made too. Incredible game.
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