Austin Powers (Stern, 2001)

Austin Powers

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This game received 99 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 6.975 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #260 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.12

Artwork: 6.551

Sounds/Music: 6.765

Other Aspects: 7.052

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70 days ago
Truly a terrible game. Even if you're an Austin Powers fan, this game is sure to annoy you before the end of your first play. The sound and music are repetitive and of poor quality. The layout is a very standard fan layout, but the rules are so basic that it all just ends up being a huge snooze fest. The toilet shot is unreliable as clean shots often just fall off the side rather than hit home. The Mini Me spinner is too heavy to get good spins going. There are just a lot of bad and uninspired ideas on this game.

The layout was partially recycled for Iron Man, but on Iron Man the rules get a massive upgrade and the shots are SO MUCH better. Night and day difference between the games.

I give Austin Powers a hard pass.
88 days ago
Fun game, love the music and callouts,
Yeah baby!
3 months ago
If you love Austin Powers, you'll love this pin ... if you don't, you won't. It's that simple.
4 months ago
We call this game "Sexy Iron Man" in my neck of the woods due to the Borg design. If you see one play it and don't take it to seriously. Fun and quick game play, it kills titans in our tourneys.
5 months ago
Fun Pin, Cool shots, lots of modes, plenty of toys, the speech will definitely make you laugh. Yeah Baby!!!
8 months ago
Disclaimer: I love Austin Powers - the theme never gets old for me. Game is great and very hard to find in good condition - no NOS or re-made plastics out there. Not much modding unless you do that on your own. Mine will never leave. I like the shots, it is a little on the easy side but the goals are defined and getting to Virtucon is very satisfying.
9 months ago
This one is all over the place. The cabinet artwork is tremendous - The backglass is hacked together in Photoshop - Music and sounds are terrific - Playfield is an utter disaster - The original material which the table designers had to work with was bursting with inspiration -
sad to say, not a bit of that comes thru in the game.

I've been searching for this table to play in person for quite awhile, and finally had the chance this weekend, while having lunch at a roadhouse in south Washington. I was excited when I first saw the table, it was the first one I dropped quarters in. Within about 6 minutes I felt like I was missing something about this table. Tried three more attempts and walked away with "this has to be the most boring-vanilla table I'd ever freakin' played."

Two nights later I went back to the same roadhouse for dinner with the family in tow. One more chance. Shots weren't a challenge. The great sound effects couldn't hold my interest since the game didn't have a good flow. My 11 year old daughter, who loves pinball, had a similar response. Kinda' boring and who's Austin Powers.

Not a fun game and doesn't do the films justice. Disappointing.
9 months ago
This was my first machine. If you like the theme you will love the pin. If Austin Powers isn't your thing you will likely find the music and call outs a bit annoying.
1 year ago
Austin .... its ok. Gets boring after a while. If the game is set up too easy you can play all day.
1 year ago
Great theme decent game.
1 year ago
This is a solid game that has great humour. A great game for beginners and fans of the movie. Nice feel to the playfield and a few nice rewarding shots. This game is great for parties and is a lot of fun for everyone.
1 year ago
This game is loads of fun to play and quite hilarious..Don't know why it gets a bad rating..Speech and toys make this game a true keeper..It always makes me laugh..Very enjoyable
1 year ago
Never had a chance to put any time on this machine before. I came into playing this with zero expectations or notions.
I fell in love with it!!!
Started off with cpu code 1.02. Had a few games on it. It was good. Upgraded to 3.02. WOW What a difference!!!! Smoother feeling. callouts and music really make it awesome!!
I have twenty machines . Not everything I fall in love with. Challenging. I want to play it over and over.
1 year ago
I owned this game I love the theme and I think it gets a bad rap overall but some of it is justified. The game can get a bit repetitive and I knew when I bought it I would like sell it later on. I love the Fat Bastard multi ball I love the color changing LED bulbs I put in. This game can pop with bright LED's.
It is a game I describe as a quick pinball game good for a quick game but nothing like deeper games where you can play longer. It's good just not great.
1 year ago
I only played a handful of times, but enjoyed the overall game and it has one of the best sound tracks. Themed perfectly on the movie. Was a fun and interesting game. One I home to own at some time.
2 years ago
Having a toilet on the playfield is a curse. I hate South Park. I hate Junkyard. And I hate Austin Powers. I actually thought "This game looks kind of like AFM" when I first walked up to it. It *should* be a cool theme, but everything about it is a letdown. It's ugly, the shoot-this-X-times for everything code is super boring, and the Fat Bastard multiball jackpot callout haunts my memory forever.
2 years ago
Not as bad as everyone says it is, but definitely not good.
2 years ago
wen i seen this game i thought for sure it would b fun, i was wroooongg ... i have played on location about 10 games on two machines it didnt have any flow ,it played slow,didnt like the ramps, seemed repetitive fast...maybe i need to play one in a home setting ? ... i like this title better than w.p.t but still i jus couldnt dig it...
2 years ago
Under rated game. When one came up for sale locally I jumped on it. Enjoyed the game and sold to a friend when we needed room. Some call it the poor mans Medieval Madness. I agree. AP gets a lot of play at my friends house. Don't listen to the people giving it a bad wrap. Spend some time on the game.
3 years ago
Just like South Park; great theme, terrible game. A boring fan layout with an abysmal ruleset. Theme integration is very poor, it just seems like generic gameplay with Austin Powers images and sound tacked on. Playfield artwork is generic 60s psychedelia with little that is specific to the movies. Cabinet art is good, but completely mismatched with the playfield. Music is extremely repetitive and annoying.
3 years ago
Enjoy playing. I like the call outs. Lower play field seems a bit empty. Mini Me doesn't spin well. A pretty fun game
3 years ago
I waited to rate this one until I had a chance to play the crap out of it because I love Pinball and Love Austin Powers so I didn't want to give it high rating based on just that. This game is fast with a ton of shots. The multiball modes are awesome and they are challenging to complete. A lot of people think that they are completed just by starting the mode, this is simply not true. If you don't complete the mode it looks like it is complete but its not, you can restart the mode and finish the uncompleted shots. Once this is done you receive groovy points every time you hit that shot in regular game play. There are a lot of toys and the ramps are really cool. Music is awesome. You can change to family mode or Adult which is cool, it's hilarious. I will admit when I first played this game I was pumped to play it and the one I played sucked! Weak flippers, stuff was broken, playfield looked like junk and I was disappointed. But when I played a nice one I was hooked. This game has and will last forever in my collection! It took me a while to find one in excellent shape and it has not disappointed. I drove 5 and half hours (11 Hour Round Trip) to go get this machine on my MOMs birthday! Don't worry I still made it back for Cake and Ice Cream! Remember I am a huge Powers fan and that makes it that much better. Also, Good luck finding one....and when you do they are pretty beat. To give this game the rating it deserves ( like a lot of games) first play one that is in good shape and 100% working.
3 years ago
Fun pinball but gets old quickly.
Sounds and callouts are good but the poor variety of the music comes boring fast.
Some good toys but overall an average game
3 years ago
Least favorite machine I have played so far.
3 years ago
This machine isn't shagalicious at all...

- On-playfield bonus counter, while unnecessary, is a nice throwback to 60s / 70s machines.
- Frikkin Laser is a nice toy (although Walking Dead used it a lot better.)
- Fat Bastard Multiball is an awesome, challenging mode that requires effort to complete.
- Helps you remember the layout of Attack From Mars and the rules of Monster Bash in case you forgot them.

- Backglass art is horrendous.
- Rules are pretty much the same as South Park except with a gun thrown in.
- Extremely terrible sound quality (not as bad as X-Files though)
- Quotes don't match with whats going on at all.
- Toilet shots often brick out.
- Mini Me often doesn't spin at all.
- Mojo Multiball is boring and gets old really fast.
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