Batman 66

Pinside rating

This game received 432 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.467 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #26 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.124

Artwork: 8.815

Sounds/Music: 8.44

Other Aspects: 8.463

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20 days ago
First pin I bought when I retired
20 days ago
This is a great game.Has just about everything you could want from a modern game.
So much here,will take forever for me to go through the villains and look forward to learning all the strategies
This game kinda fell in my lap and I’m glad it did
The theme integration is off the charts
29 days ago
Excellent game for all skill levels; nice use of old Batman themes, video and callouts; nice use of tricks and varied shots, and just plain fun.
34 days ago
Overall, I like this game. I tend to find a lot of things to like about modern Stern games - and that is the case with this one. But, in relative terms, I don’t gravitate to this game as much as I do others when I have several options. I’ve never been a huge fan of the 60’s Batman TV show - I just never found the kitschiness to be very funny/entertaining. I don’t have to love a theme to love the game - but in this case, I don’t love it - I just like it.

You know what they say about wife loves this game. Also, it seems that the code is pretty deep - so maybe if I had it at home, I’d appreciate it more. With a theme I’m not drawn to, that isn’t likely.
48 days ago
Another great Stern pin. Countless hours of fun.
57 days ago
I wanted to like this one more...but just ends up being...ok.
57 days ago
Even better than advertised. The video integration, the music, the shots - it’s all awesome. You don’t have to be a fan of Batman to love this game, but I am, and it does the show and pinball justice.
70 days ago
This is a perfect game. Art, playability, toys, effort, everything. George really shines here with the design, and Lyman worked forever with the code to perfection. It's like there's something new discovered everytime you play it. Adam West, the original and greatest Batman, Rest in Peace, he did an amazing job here with the callouts and is all through the game. The Super LE is the best version of the game but they are all incredible. Thwapp!
74 days ago
One of the best themes ever. This theme screams pinball. Lots of great shots and call outs. One of the best pins of all time. Top of my wish list.
Easily a top 10 Machine.
3 months ago
Excellent theme and ruleset. PF innovation w/ rotisserie is one of a kind.

Variation of multi balls, stacking of modes, Major / Minor villain playability, integration of gadgets into game play, and geometric difficulty make me come back for more plays. Only downfall was standard PF lighting but w/ stadiums the machines colors radiate!

#1 pin in the collection even w/ others rated much higher on PS. This one is bolted to the floor.
3 months ago
This is the game that I always go to in a local arcade line up of only 7 pins. It's just so smooth and fun! It feels good to play. I don't really care about Batman and I usually hate big screen pins like this, but I strangely really like the theme and the screen isn't distracting like other newer games. Getting to choose villains and then sub villains is a clever way to give this game a good amount of variety. I'll probably never buy this game, but I'll always spend an hour on it wherever I see it.
3 months ago
Great theme. Good lcd displays. Game play and rule set nothing special. I had really high expectations on this one. Code did get much better. Beautiful game but playfields dimpled to beyond belief.
3 months ago
Updated my rating after getting more playtime.

Like the theme. Playfield is very open. Penguin crane is fun. Would like to see some pop ups.
3 months ago
For me its perfect theme with the tv clips in the game. Fun shots but some of the music can be repetitive. Overall a fun machine
4 months ago
This is a very fun pin, but man is it annoying! While true to the original tv show (I grew up watching it), the sounds and music in this game from the beeping telephone to the theme music is really hard to take.

As for the game itself, I think the rotating area with the bat mobile and telephone looks pretty cheap, but the engineering and interest of that mech is first rate. I also really like the crane.

Game is more fun the longer you play, but the longer you play the more annoying the sounds and music are. Can I give one rating for having the game on mute, and another with the sound on?
4 months ago
I find Batman 66 more enjoyable than Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park has a large variety of shots, but just isn't that immersive, compared to Batman 66. The rules are phenomenal in BM 66. A lot of choices, but it stays focused once you make a choice.
4 months ago
The theme doesn't appeal to me so i was shocked how fun this pin is to play. The layout feels unique. Love the left orbit, it is so far away it looks like a tough shot but is actually pretty easy to hit, so rewarding. The crane is a nice toy too. Like how the villains from the TV series are incorporated. I don't think this will find it's way into my collection because of the theme but I will play it every time I see it on location.
4 months ago
A lot going on and no clue what to do. It seemed like one time it did one thing , then it did another the next time. Hit the phone? Hit the penguin? Pick something on the screen.... What does it do?

Flow was not good. Choppy and inconsistent.

Also don't think the theme was great. Could have been simple and great. They went to complex and tried to include everyone who was ever in the show.

I wanted to like it more... After multiple attempts to play and enjoy it, I just walk by it now bc I don't think I will.
4 months ago
It’s a great machine for all skill levels. It’s fun, and attainable to lock away one villain, or get a multiball if you’re a beginner. If you’re a more skilled player, you have lots of choices to make: what minor modes to do when, when to use your multiballs, which shots you give multipliers to, and more.
5 months ago
Played this the other day and was really unimpressed. Hard shots, very slow moving. Confusing rules. I'm glad I didn't add this to my collection.

****update March 19 2021*****

Been playing this game alot. Have one on order. This game is great. Great flies, shots and rules...its so cheesy its ifvmy favorite games can't wait to get my own.
6 months ago
The theme is perfectly executed and fans of the show will be impressed with the level of immersion this pin delivers. There are tons of video clips, plenty of humorous call outs, the light show is impressive, and the artwork is bright and colorful. The crane is a fun toy and it's integrated well into the gameplay. The turntable is another cool toy that adds variety to the shots. The shots on this pin aren't too terribly hard and ball times can be long, if the game is played with a bit of strategy and caution. The software is amazingly deep and there is so much content that after months of playing this pin, there's still so much to discover. In my opinion, this is a top tier pin that's fun to shoot and has a great theme.
6 months ago
Having played this on site I a fair few times I was excited to finally get my hands on one at home.

I have to say I was hugely disappointed.
The shots just don't feel 'natural', that is the angle of entry to the shot doesn't match the trajectory of the ball meaning most shots rattle their way round, especially the left loop.
I was looking forward to experimenting with all of the combinations of the minor villains, but realistically the only strategy worth pursuing is the Hatter/Freeze combination with additional Tuts to follow. Everything else just pails into insignificance in comparison.

It was fun for a few days, but then didn't turn it on for the next 2 weeks until I was due to return it.

A shame
6 months ago
Simply put, this game is awesome. The crane arm that moves around the field blocking shots is one of the coolest gimmicks that really adds to the gameplay. I'm not sure if the crane arm is random...but at one point I kept saying "Dude is that thing trying to get in my way". The joker laughter makes it all the better.
Shot after shot after shot was just being blocked by it and there was a second or two of frustration followed by laughter.

I'm a huge Batman fan, but not so much of Batman 66'. I find it too campy and I like my Batman stories dark, realistic, and gritty. That said, I was easily able to put that in the back of my head once I actually played it. It's just so much fun. I went with a group of friends. Batman 66' and Monster Bash got the most attention out of all the tables they had. They had some really awesome pins too.

Over all I can see this game having some real lastability. I could see myself playing this a few hours a day for at least a few weeks before getting bored.
6 months ago
Batman 66 is one of the most underrated games in pinball. I love this game and the rule set just gets better and better.

I have had this game for a year or so and always come back to it because it truly is a great game.

Love the minor villains and the 4 major ones that you get to battle against.
6 months ago
Just a great theme based pin with some great shots as well
and who doesn't like Batman right
I just keep going back for more
it's a keeper for sure
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