Batter Up


Batter Up

Pinside Rating

This game received 7 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.707 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #156 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.909

Artwork: 7.078

Sounds/Music: 5.775

Other Aspects: 7.971

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3 years ago
I've owned most of the Gottlieb Wedgehead Baseball games and found this one to be the best. I am partial to Add-A-Ball, so this one was at the top of the stack due to that and the baseball theme. (Owned the Baseball replay variant as well)

Vari-targets are the best on Gottlieb games and working the ball up the playfield is very fun. It really increases your pinball skills.

Big Hit is close, but the Pop Bumpers get in the way of some Vari-target shots. Fun game if you can find one.
4 years ago
The plunger shots had me hitting the flipper buttons harder at first, to try for extra bases. But once I managed to channel my inner Ted Williams, I went back to aiming and to the Zen experience of this classic EM pin.
5 years ago
Batter up is the add-a-ball version of Gottlieb's Baseball. Batter up is an interesting game with dual scoring for the points during the game as well as runs. Two ways to play the same pinball game from 1970 with the added feature of add-a-ball (innings) gameplay? Cool!

The Pros:
A well laid out PF that lets you load the bases from the top lanes as well as using the rollovers on the main pf. Dual vari-targets require precise aim at all times. Lighting the pf features and then getting the ball to the top of the PF in the pops yields lots of points. The art package is simple and nostalgic. Art Stieinholm did a great job with this table.

The Cons:
Eeeeety Beeeeety Fleeeepers NEED to be tight snappy and at FULL POWER for this game to operate as it should. Consider more powerful coils? Make sure your vari- targets are smooth and responsive. The biggest feature of this game needs to be taken care of or the game falls flat in no time.

The Takeaway:
Load up your bases and knock it out of the vari-park! Pinball games really are like children. Give your deck the love it deserves and you will have a great pinball game on your hands.
5 years ago
Really fun theme and great concept with the backglass lighting up to show who's on base.
5 years ago
Great themed game with the playfield and backglass complementing each other very well. Only wish the cabinet carried the baseball theme as the arrows are sort of generic. Still a fun machine though!
6 years ago
Big fan of this game. Set it up so the playfield has a nice slope to it and it plays great. Focus on the runs scoring and competing against another player makes it even better. (Even though its not a 2 player but its easy to remember runs scored. I love the backglass lighting up to show runners on base and the plunger shots are very satisfying. Truly an underrated game from Gottlieb's glory years. Great sound as well for this period of EM as you have 3 distinct chimes, a bell for runs scored, and a great knocker for extra balls. My only complaint is a rather bland cabinet art choice. Christmas colors and arrows? Meh. The playability of this machine as well as the neat backglass animation more than makes up for it though!
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