Attack from Mars

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This game received 1047 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.808 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd 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: 8.881

Artwork: 8.626

Sounds/Music: 8.465

Other Aspects: 9.004

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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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1 day ago
Half-ugly, partly hideous, playfield art and a almost ridiculous theme on one hand. Some of the best game play ever I've seen in a 90's machine on the other. Fast and well thought out shots allover the playfield, entertaining ball locks and crazy multiball play.
This is in my opinion even one notch better than Medieval Madness.

Call-out and music are great and work particularly well with the DMD-animations and the, otherwise, corny and comic space attack theme.
Lastability is strong and I think that this would be one of the best choices for a small but expensive collection.
Not much more to say- a perfect pinball machine.
24 days ago
Attack from Mars is a great title and a blast to flip. Blowing up that spaceship never gets old and the callouts are funny. Easy to see why it’s in the top 3.
31 days ago
I really enjoy this game and hopefully will have one someday. The theme is cool and the game really makes it an overall fun experience. Plenty of fun shots to hit. I haven't had a chance to play the remake yet, but I'd probably prefer an original machine anyway as it's very well done for its age.
71 days ago
Great game but I found a bit shallow over time... the layout as has been done already in MM... still a great game and enjoyed playing... I just don't believe best game ever.
75 days ago
A game that stands the test of time...very worthy of the AFMr recently done.
83 days ago
Wow what a game this is a full pinball experience a must play.
3 months ago
Perfect pinball. Great shots, excellent flow, entertaining call outs and dmd animations. Excellent game to route as it’s easy to upkeep and makes consistent coin. I don’t think I would ever part with mine. Get yourself an original hell with fancy imitations.
4 months ago
A layout that was really the first of its kind and inspired many game to come. The saucer is an awesome toy. MM should have taken notes from this game and had the castle be prepped before you can play it in a multiball. Because you need to start the saucer before you can actually make progress, Afm executes this so much better and is why the rules are way better in this game. All of the shots feel rewarding and fair. Probably some of the most ballanced rules I have seen. Martians are very fun.

Lock shot can get kind of easy which is a bit of a problem.

An outstanding game, but really needs a tight tilt to make it so the lock shot is less abusable. A great game and one I would love to have in my collection.
4 months ago
AFM was the first dmd game I ever owned and I really miss her. The deal is I love old EM's and don't want too much of my pinball money locked up into one game. I miss her more than my MM. Great game! One of the best ever!! I'm just echoing what everyone already knows but I don't know too many 90's pins as well as this one so I had to finally rate her.
4 months ago
Medieval Madness retheme is better but not by much.

Funny quotes, great challenge and very enjoyable.
4 months ago
Fun theme and very nice artwork. I enjoy the ruleset.
4 months ago
Always a go too!
5 months ago
Probably my #1.
5 months ago
The best of the best
6 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!!
7 months ago
I love this game. I love the outrageous scores you can get. The call outs are great with lots of humour. The shots are all great. It has the perfect amount of depth but is easy to get into and understand. There are different scoring strategies which I like. The art is decent. Animations are fun. Just a blast to play.
7 months ago
This pin is just amazing. Everything is great about this game, going from multiball to total annihilation, the hurry-ups and the sorcerer ensures a lot of hours of fun with this game!
7 months ago
Nothing to nitpick on this game. The lack of complexity actually makes it more enjoyable without being boring. It is just perfectly balanced for all players, all skill levels.
8 months ago
I played AFM when it first came out at Sheppard AFB in Texas as a young GI. I fell in love with it then and I still love to play the game now. The artwork, game flow, music, and call outs are some of the best ever created. Who doesn't like to kill Martians and blow up space ships? The only knock from me is it can become somewhat repetitive hitting the center drop down target over and over. The cabinet is notorious for fading on this one so don't be too discouraged if yours is faded. I highly recommend this game to everyone.
8 months ago
Very nice game! I love it! It keeps me coming back for more. I love the Martians especially!
8 months ago
Always a pleasure to play this pinball !! A must for sure.
8 months ago
Game has really held up over time. Real fun to play and very addictive
8 months ago
AFM is a fun shooter with great callouts. A classic game that never gets old.
9 months ago
Probably my favorite game (well, until Iron Maiden arrived!) and easily the most fun game ever made. It's so good they basically remade it as Medieval Madness. Great flow, great callouts/sound, hilarious, fun toys and love how they interact with the game. Sometimes this game feels a little too easy and maybe a little repetitive but such fun that it hardly matters. So great!
9 months ago
Very Fun and cool game, but I prefer MM or MB. Theme is funny, but art and toys are always the same. Same for the gameplay, it tends to be repeatitive.
The remake with the huge color DMD looks insane.
Maybe I just need to spend more time on this table, but for me it's overated, for gameplay and for artwork. I'll wait for MB remake to buy a NIB from Chicago gaming.
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