Batman 66

Pinside rating

This game received 381 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.459 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #23 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.084

Artwork: 8.871

Sounds/Music: 8.431

Other Aspects: 8.446

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25 days ago
Good pinball
35 days ago
I actually like the theme from the old TV series. I think that makes this game fun for people that grew up in watching Batman. I could see those that didn't may not like it as much but the game play is still fun regardless.
61 days ago
Borg phoned in the playfield design, the art package is good, however the lyman ruleset and the theme integration including all the amazing video from the original TV series make this a classic. Shame it is a bit expensive.
76 days ago
This is shooters game. There are a lot of fun shots and the game set and rules work well. Love the magnet. The crane is great and makes for some fun shots, but it obscures the right lane a little bit.

This is a super fun game and the call outs are great
80 days ago
We had this at work. I played it daily for 6 months. I love the theme. The ramps are boring. And the the shots are not very satisfying.
82 days ago
Tried to like it just can’t .
3 months ago
This game is fun! Fun to play, fun to mod, fun to look at, and fun to listen to. Being able to have so many different champions makes it fun to compete!

I am the target customer that watched all of the seasons back in the day. The gameplay and screen clips makes you want to play and see more. You get into character and start flipping with a POW! This show was so light and campy - the gameplay enhanced with sounds and Character call outs will put a smile on your face while playing.

The Hallmark ornaments, animated bat copter, bat signal, all of the Bat vehicles, and of course the Batman and Robin Topper with beacon make for some great mods! It is fun finding another cool thing to do to this game.

I had a few screws come loose and the wire on the crane flasher broke early, but easily repaired. Overall I would say the Quality is very good.

Code 1.05 is great! I never feel let down by the code. I play differently for fun or points or just to become a champion of something - lot’s to do for any mood of gameplay!

Expensive game, but I would say worth it as it is one of the best!
3 months ago
Owned the game for about a year and feel it's worthy of being a top 20 +/- pin based on rules and theme integration - BUT the playfield layout is well below average. The turntable takes up a ton of real estate with minimum return and causes ball hang-ups, and the rest of the playfield is uninspired. The left loop can also be very clunky machine-to-machine, and the machine (cabinet in particular) feels cheaply made even vs. other modern Sterns. For me a great playfield layout can cover a number of sins but not vice-versa.
3 months ago
I am surprised when I look at my rating score how much I like this game.

I traded with a friend for it and for a good week I was like "What have I done??"... but slowly it grew on me... the rules started to make sense, the minor villains and strategy started to come together....started to get great scores. And then I realized, damn, this one's really fun!

Make no mistake....I don't know if this is the type of game you could walk up to in an arcade and really have a fun time on. Takes practice, and the rules are quite deep. But after you get to know them, wow, it's quite fun.

Add to the fact that the theming is top notch, the playfield is sexy and the animations are fun too (surfing joker anyone?!?). There is lots to do as well - this game is very, very deep.

Anyways I could go on and on, but suffice to say while this one does have it's feels like there should be *something* else.... it's actually really fun when you get to know her. I've heard people complain about the crane as a toy - I LOVE it! Unlike most game, here is a toy that actually changes game play.... hitting it certain ways causes drains, choosing when to deploy gadgets on it can affect strategy when also battling a minor villain with time running out.... etc, etc.

It's a great pin for a collection. TOP NOTCH! As a walk up to game though, I think I would be frustrated. It took me a good 50+ games to really start loving it.

4 months ago
This is a very good game. I think It has a good amount of shots. The rule set is great. I really like the music in the game. The artwork is really good to me. The only thing I don’t like that much is how it’s the 60’s Batman which is not bad but not my favorite though.
5 months ago
Love the Batman theme. this game takes me back to my childhood and they cover all that with this design. Great pinball machine
5 months ago
Sooooo glad I played this before I played the dark knight. Essentially the same layout between the two. One game is meh the other is fantastic. Love the show song, and all the throwback sounds and speech. So fun. Deep enough to keep coming back.
5 months ago
Pinball is a matter of taste. I grew up with the show and feel the game is an excellent representation. Deep rule set and great shots!
5 months ago
The more I play this game the more I love it. It flows very well.
6 months ago
A lot of clunk for sure. Many shots that bounce off nothing. That's the worst I can say.

The callouts and animations and video are the best I have seen so far.

The Artwork is beautiful. As campy as the original show.

The rules are good and deep, and there are more High Score modes to try and get than any machine I have played.

I'm guessing this will last a while. A good mate to my Munsters. I love 60s TV!
7 months ago
Second game of my start-up collection....AFMR being my first. This is an absolutely great game. My first impression was less however the more I played and understood the more fun it became. Proud to say this will stay alongside my AFMR for a long time.
Mod it up !!!!
7 months ago
Waited two years on buying this game. I have never been so disappointed after a long wait. Everyone raves about this game and talks it up but it just wasn't for me. I found it to be a clunkfest and very repetitive. Got bored with it after a month and sold it. But as a famous saying goes one man's trash is another man's treasure. Really like the theme and I love the show as a kid but it just wasn't for me.
7 months ago
Fun to play over and over again!
7 months ago
Beautiful game to look at and the music and video clips are great.Its fun to play and has a fair bit happening. It has plenty of rules so it's a bit difficult to just walk up and play.
7 months ago
The cabinet is fun, but the theme is what really makes it special. It’s just cool!
8 months ago
Gomez games always seem to be a tough sell for first. The odd angle he puts his flippers at seems to throw off my shots, and early on I always end up frustrated with his games. But as I find the shots I end up really enjoying his games, B66 included. I'm not sure there is a deeper ruleset on a Stern game (maybe SW), and that really helps ups the lastibility of this pin for me. B66 also has a variety of approaches one can take to score well, which again lends itself to lastibility. There is just so much variety built into the code that a player can play thousands of games, and if they choose to, approach them differently. The clips from the show are perfect theme integration, and the art for the most part is spot on (the cabinet seems a little bland to me unless we are talking SLE). B66 definitely a top 10 "I would own that game" for me.
8 months ago
I think I like it, or at least might do more in future. This game is far too expensive for what you get and as a result you very rarely see one, and when you do you get much chance to play it.

This isn’t the fault of the game though, and I can now finally say I’ve spent enough time on it to rate and for the most part it’s good. The rule set seems a little confusing for casual players, and I was caught off guard having played the dark knight hundreds of times not to be awarded with a multi ball for completing the crane. It’s not immediately obvious how to get multiball going like with the dark knight, once once you get the hang of it it’s fine. Layout is pretty fun, takes the best from the original and replaces the rest. Gomez is still not my favourite designer at Stern, I feel he’s never captured the magic of Monster Bash or Lord of the Rings layouts which are iconic to this day. All in all a great theme and good fun game but is probably more fun as a home game if you can afford it than a location coin eater.
8 months ago
great game, fantastic art and visuals. Tough but satisfying shots. the code is top notch and the theme integration makes you feel like you are in the show.
8 months ago
The backglass is cool the game is a bit hard and so is the rules but easy shots
8 months ago
It's a beauty. But as usual Stern took the easy road. I don't feel I like it beter than tdk. Maybe its a nostalgia thing. And for me tdk is more nostalgia then b66.
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