Attack from Mars

Pinside rating

This game received 1148 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.810 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Attack from Mars". The group itself ranks #3 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.915

Artwork: 8.601

Sounds/Music: 8.399

Other Aspects: 9.024

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This game is part of a group

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

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19 days ago
This is a fun game with seemingly one objective... destroy the saucer. Over and over again. This is difficult because the saucer is designed to drain your ball right down the middle, so you better have quick reflexes and a good slap save. It's very satisfying when you take the saucer out though... especially if the machine has a shaker. The martians attack sequence is also pretty fun as you get to stop the animatronic on each of the 4 martians you hit. This game hands out points like hotcakes. When you're used to scoring millions, it's fun to score several billion every now and then.
26 days ago
A classic! There’s a reason this and Medieval Madness stay at the top of the list.
54 days ago
Another game we have had since it came out. It was a great earner on the route and in the arcade. Pulled one off for our keeper machine. This gets more play the MM. So much fun and makes you laugh when you are playing.
62 days ago
Good game for beginners. Easy fan layout, simple rules.
69 days ago
I see the joy this games as brought for years. I have owned it and completely respect it. I would love to see an AFM part 2!
The shots are smooth. The flow is good and destroying the ship never gets old. A great game for new and experienced players.
70 days ago
Can't wait to own one, I play it every chance I get. Generally not into Fan layouts, and on some routed machines, the UFO shot is insta-drain but I love it. Blowing up the UFO (especially with a shaker) never gets old.

My only critique would be for a little more ramp action. both ramps returning back down the side feels like a miss, IMO, but I can appreciate the simplicity.
3 months ago
What a fantastic game! I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed playing it until I recently spent some time with a friend's machine. The shots are so smooth, and it can be a flow-monster once you get in the zone. The goals are clearly defined, and the progression is fun. It's a classic for a reason! Wish I had one in my collection!
3 months ago
I will always think that this game is overrated, I never liked the design of its inserts.
In short, I don't understand what people see in this machine, in the same generation, CV or MB for example, they are much, much superior in my humble opinion.
3 months ago
Attack from Mars is a staple title of this hobby. It’s not the most deep or complex game, but comes together in an epic combination:
* Understandable Rules and Objectives (RIP Lyman)
* High Quality Callouts/Humor
* Great layout with Satisfying shots
* Addicting gameplay - “One more game”

I had the luck to pick one up recently, and find that the game really shines with a ColorDMD and decent lighting. I rebuilt the flippers, and it’s snappy and pretty brutal! Great for any size collection.
6 months ago
One of the best machines out there along with the Addam's Family, great balance between table play and table toys and with video play. There is a good reason this machine was remade!
6 months ago
One of my favorite games of all time!
7 months ago
Funniest game I have played, really enjoy the humour, the callouts are classic and make me laugh out loud while playing. Love the hidden secrets like dirty pool, cow video mode, etc. Timeless game and great for casual players to more experienced.
7 months ago
Gioco abbastnza noioso, il tema e' ripetitivo. Piu bello da vedere che da giocare
7 months ago
A game I will always play when I come across one.
7 months ago
A perfect execution of easy to understand rules, art, sound, layout and theme.
8 months ago
All time classic!
We hired one for a weekend in 2003 for my daughter's birthday.
It was played non stop the entire time.
8 months ago
As close to a perfect table as I’ve over played. Always keeps me coming back.
9 months ago
Excellent game, very fun to play.
10 months ago
Could possibly be the best pinball ever. Simple, yet deep.
Fun, beautiful, funny and entertaining.
I can't wait to get my playfield replaced, so it's smooth as silk.
10 months ago
I mean, you don’t get much better than this. If you don’t like this game, you don’t like pinball. I suppose, I guess, if you’re super disgusted by the theme you wouldn’t like it. Nope, wait. I changed my mind. It’s because you don’t like pinball.
11 months ago
Had not played this game in 10 years plus but a local barcade had it. It's still one of my all time favorites, I absolutely love the game, I wish I had one in my basement.

Not the deepest game in the world but I never get tired of those shots and blowing up the saucers! :)
11 months ago
It was a very average game for me. Didn't last long and didn't have lasting gameplay.
12 months ago
Attack from Mars is effectively a reskin of Medieval Madness, so my comments on that also go for AFM. I personally prefer the sci-fi theme, but the castle in MM is a better toy.

The callouts are great B-movie cheese, and the playfield is clear and easy to understand. Simply a great game. One of the best pinball machines ever made IMO.
12 months ago
This game is so much fun to play. Every time I go to play pinball it is a must play.
1 year ago
When this game is taken care of and tuned in, it's one of the best. The toys, lights, and play are all top notch. Top tier game in every aspect.

Shots flow well. Not too hard, not to easy to hit. Modes are fun even if a bit repetitive.

Really a good game.
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