Batman 66

Pinside rating

This game received 331 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.379 /10

8.379

Top 100 ranking

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


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.991

Artwork: 8.846

Sounds/Music: 8.322

Other Aspects: 8.367



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8.418

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8.824/10
3 days ago
great game, fantastic art and visuals. a bit clunky but the code really makes up for that.
7.637/10
11 days 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.
7.588/10
11 days ago
This is a fun pin to play and really brings back the memories of the show. The theme and integration are really well done. It is a bit repetitive, not sure how long it would last for me, in a collection.
8.920/10
26 days ago
Combine a brilliant theme with Lyman Sheets brilliant code and thousands of clips from the show and you get of the best games of all time.
8.512/10
49 days ago
Amazing code... BUT it’s only amazing if you love getting points. It’s not the epic adventure of WoZ or LotR. Still, code and artistic beauty are the reasons to get the game. Layout and in exciting turntable are what keep you away. Overall, a top 10 pin for me.
9.380/10
50 days ago
I’ve owned this pin for several months and when I first played it was somewhat disappointed. I then updated the codes and started really enjoying this pin for what it was meant to be just have fun and relax playing this. It has become one of my favourite pins in my collection making me smile everytime I play it. It’s challenging and if your a fan of the Batman 66 series you’ll love this pin but even if your not a fan of the TV series this is great pin to play.
9.740/10
51 days ago
Batman 66 is a FUN machine with great depth!

Shots are clunky, for sure. More so, even than Alice Cooper...another great but clunky pin.

Star major or minor villain modes and shoot the flashing lights. Master ball control and the BM geometry, or you will drain -- often in the middle, occasionally out the sides (and curse all those that claim BM 66 is an "easy" pin).

This game is compelling. The layout is a little generic, but will keep you coming back for more. To quote the masses, the code on this pin is deep. You will sense it when you hack at this machine and you will appreciate it as you master this machine...if you get that far ;-)
8.057/10
75 days ago
Good overall game. Just not my cup of tea. Shots don’t seem smooth at all and feels like playfield is lacking some things. The art work is nice but the lastability for this game for me is lacking. Meh
9.069/10
82 days ago
A campy fun pin! Mod it up baby!
9.460/10
4 months ago
I freaking love this machine! It's bolted to the floor, never to leave. The code, the call outs, the video clips, all top notch IMO.
7.908/10
4 months ago
A good Pinball but like the star wars and ghostbusters very boring...
8.916/10
5 months ago
Like it more every time I play it.
8.495/10
5 months ago
OK so I have finally been able to spend some time with this game and since it was on a sales floor Im fine with that. paying .50 for a play is tough to handle. altogether I love this time of Television and Stern did a great job pulling us into it but where is the cool ball lock? some cooler bat cave ball lock would be a neat idea? The modes are wicked cool and easy to follow but there is something weak about the "action turntable" not much action. Why not put in a Swordsman bounce ball play field like Indiana jones? that could be the batcave? I get the cat woman edition but REALLY why her? Joker the Riddler are the best villon's of the show. I have a hard time with the cost on this one. there are harder shots on Deadpool and Munsters then Batmann 66. I will wait for those earlier bird collectors to sell their PINS when they relize it's not worth what they payed.
9.280/10
5 months ago
I love the theme of this game. Everything is nicely done. If you remember the TV show or reruns, you will love this game
7.900/10
5 months ago
"Batman '66" is a decent Stern pin. The theming for the table is spot-on and Stern put more thought into this "Batman" then they did with their terrible Chris Nolan "Batman" table. The table is colorful and beautiful with Stern going all in with clips, audio, and music from the show. The lighting is nice and bright (I love the little "Bat" symbol" that appears when you light up the bottom slingshots) and the ruleset is pretty straightforward, yet complicated being that there are several missions to complete. I love the Batphone and Batmobile shots -- though, for some reason, the designers thought to put the stupid crane from "Batman: The Dark Knight" in this table. Why, exactly? Is this a homage to that game? It's just arbitrary and weird and doesn't seem to serve any real purpose. The gameplay is also fairly slow, which is odd. All in all, I like the table but didn't totally love it.
7.849/10
5 months ago
I wanted to love this game. I watched this show as a kid and loved it. But watching Batman and Robin on this pin isn’t as fun as I thought it would be. It was a fun, campy little show in its day, but honestly, surprisingly, I don’t really care now. Weird. Maybe I’d rather the machine get you more pumped up with the music or the action. But the game is like the show: campy, kinda fun, and maybe not as good as you want it to be.

I like the game. It’s a solid game, and the theme integration with the rules and all the movie assets is top notch. Although the recycled crane is there, why exactly? Because it’s a cool toy! Ok.

But I’m just not seeing how rad Lyman’s (now nearly finished) rules are here. They're good. There certainly seems to be a ton of stuff to do, but I’m not seeing depth and intricacy here, not to the level of AC/DC for example, which might be Lyman’s “Rules Masterpiece”.

And Ive had lonooooonnnnggggggg games on it, so I feel I’m seeing a lot. Maybe I’m just not unlocking the nuance, but what I suspect is that it’s not there. There are a ton of rules. But why are they so great? I want examples, and yet no one ever gives any.

And yes, it’s a little clunky. I’m hardly the first to say it. And so after long ball times and a long game I just feel burnt and definitely done with BM66 until the next time I see it on route. I’ll usually play a handful of games, because it’s a pretty, cute little game. But there are tons more fun games to play in the arcades I’m going to. And in my basement. So I’m not gonna gush over this game.
8.180/10
6 months ago
super cool color scheme that takes you back to the hipster lounge era. Solid machine. I would've designed more traps and ramps but that's just me.
9.512/10
6 months ago
A very fun game
8.660/10
7 months ago
Awesome variety of shots love the crane and the spinning phone and bat console s targets anr love the muliballs
9.340/10
7 months ago
Batman 66 is theme integration done right. Tons of clips from every episode of the show tied to over 20 modes based on main and minor villains. I didn't play this game early on and I'm glad I didn't as the code started out very weak. It has now been polished to the point where it's very balanced and there are lots of ways to approach the game. Shots are tight and can be a bit clunky at times, but are fine once dialed in. This game has great lastibility and is great for a small collection.
8.101/10
7 months ago
I'm a lifetime fan of the 60s Batman and when this came out i couldn't wait to play and i was so sure i was going to buy this until i played it and although the sound, video clips, speech were cool the gameplay for me wasn't and in the end avenged up with the Great TZ
9.760/10
7 months ago
I didnt want a batman... But i read pinside and community seem appreciate more and more this pinball... So i have bought one... Ok. After 2 weeks, i am in love with this pinball.

Each game is different, its incredible. The strategy to score is impressive. Shots are very fun ! The idea to play Major and minor vilains is so clever !

The wizard mods are really, really fun and beautiful !

Very addictive pinball.
9.380/10
8 months ago
I was shocked at how much I loved Batman! It is a top pin!
8.420/10
8 months ago
Played this game with my friends at the Asheville Pinball Museum. It was really fun and we all agreed it was one the five best games in the place. I especially liked the wrecking ball and the challenge of hitting it.
9.776/10
8 months ago
Holy crap, looking at my scoring this should be my favorite game. I was a big fan of the original Batman this based off of and they improved it. This just has everything going for it.
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