Black Knight 2000

Pinside rating

This game received 362 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.905 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #99 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.592

Artwork: 8.142

Sounds/Music: 8.038

Other Aspects: 7.852

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27 days ago
Might as well not even have a left flipper. Music is great tho
33 days ago
Great Game sensational music theme !
71 days ago
One of the best osts in any pin. Pure 80s over the top cheese, plays super fast, great light show. My favorite 80s pin.
73 days ago
This is an absolute classic.

The layout is pretty basic. The upper playfield is very bulky and kind of limits the game's enjoyable features to the upper level. The most satisfying shot is the upper loop. But the lower playfield is pretty mediocre in terms of elements and flow.

I like the multiballs and the challenge to even start them. This is one of the most difficult games of all time. It increases the replayability for me.

The best aspect of this machine is the sound and music. It is absolutely iconic and that Black Knight 2000 score is one of the best original pinball soundtracks of all time. Steve Ritchie's games have generally always had good sounds.

The artwork is very good too and that lightning wheel is just beautiful.

Overall this is a very challenging, beautifully looking and sounding classic. I think it is an ideal game to improve your skills on.
77 days ago
Rockin’ game, with the best theme song in pinball! Turn it up and you’ll play better, guaranteed. I always get super amped with this fast player, you gotta be quick. Fun stuff that’s for sure!
3 months ago
I am the black knight
4 months ago
Does the great theme/artwork make up lousy shots/playfield? No. Ball drain on the lower half( you can’t see the ball) because the useless upper playfield blocks the view.
7 months ago
A Cadillac for its day...extreme lastability and charm.
9 months ago
This might be a biased rating, but I have a lot of love for this game! I grew up with a black knight 2000 in my house and is the reason why I started loving pinball!
10 months ago
Great music, fun game, but there are two issues with the playfield, firt of all the upper playfield hides the half size of the base playfield, secondly the quality of the painting is low.
10 months ago
Fast and flowy, I like playing it on location, but it is not a machine I would buy for home use. In the end you are kinda hitting the same things all the time. As soon as the ball is in the lower pf you wann get it up again.
I really dig the the over top playfield art though.
11 months ago
I remember this game coming out. Was a challenge!
1 year ago
The Black Knight upgrade. Still one of the hardest states out there it's also way loud. You may tire on this one big. Has the manga save which is okay. The ramps wear you out on a few plays. In the end you might go back to it. It's about as hard as part one. The latest Black Knight has a cool easter egg I found. Not bad if you like a more challenging game. Likes the dial though.
1 year ago
This is a game that caught my eye many months ago. It’s music, light show, cool factor and call outs got me so bad that I hunted one down till I found one. It’s fantastic to play and I often am left singing / humming the music well into the night! A must have in my opinion!
1 year ago
The second installment of the black knight series, moves in leaps and bounds with the advancement in technology.
Single flipper on upper playfield can be weak at times but its mostly operator based. Gotta have that timing.
Still super fun and long lasting game that challenges you to up your game and has some tricky shots that do just that.
1 year ago
I don't have this machine on the Xbox because it is not featured on the Stern Pinball Arcade collection, but maybe in another collection I might just find it. Anyways, I did play this at the arcade across my mom's against TickleFeather369 during the era of casual pinball matches, and my favorite feature is the lightning wheel. Because I don't have ad much skill on a real machine, I have never gotten to the wizard mode on this machine, but if my research is correct, it is the first machine to have a wizard mode. The lightning wheel and the wizard mode is what defines this machine from the other classics. My only problem is I am not too much of a fan of the old machines, but it plays well for its time. I also enjoyed the magna save. Good way to save yourself from certain death. Overall, decent machine, can't complain.
1 year ago
Theme, music and artwork are all awesome.

Although I love playing this game on location, it turned out to be a real dud in my small collection (2-3 games). Over just a few months it felt repetitive. Left flipper hardly does anything. All there is to do is get the ball to the upper playfield.
1 year ago
I love this game!! I hope I own one someday. Most of my friends disagree with me on this one, they say it's too right flipper heavy or too one dimensional, but I love the looping in the upper playfield, the music, and the artwork. Those 3 things are great enough to make this game a winner for me. The music just oozes 80's and that's part of why I love it, it puts me right back in an 80's arcade.
Either it moves you or it doesn't. If you're reading reviews, you probably already know how you feel about this game. "Aaaaaahhh Ooooohhhh..."
1 year ago
One of the best Williams system 11 machine when it comes to music and callouts. The flow is perfect (thank you Steve Ritchie) on a nicely waxed playfield. Rules are super simple and the mirrored backglass is a very nice touch. First pinball of its time to include a wizard mode (King's Ransom)
1 year ago
Fast, fun and just one more game. Those who say this is a right flipper game, take a risk, play some shots, chill out.

This is such a fun and addictive game to play, easy to pick up, tricky to master and the light show and artwork bring people in.

The sound is initially annoying as it sticks in your head, but you can't help loving it as it drives you along through the game.

Is this a may just be!!
1 year ago
GREAT playfield layout! Another older model that has stood the test of time. Love these late 80's pins!!!!!
1 year ago
I have always liked this game since I got it in 1997. Can be a fast game for sure.
2 years ago
The game that got me into pinball. Heroic score and sounds along with hugely satisfying loops. A classic. Should be ranked much higher. Game rules are easy to understand, so no card is needed. Once you get 20 games in you should be getting used to the upper playfield and how to get back up there. Some game like Flash Gordon is very hard to get back up to the upper playfield. This hurts young players. I love this game. Almost perfect.
2 years ago
I tried BK2000 at FlipOut in London because it had completely captured the attention of my five-year-old son.

Great artwork, great music and sound effects, really interesting layout with the upper playfield. Unfortunately, during my plays, I wasn’t sure of the rules and how to do well - but I am keen to explore the game further. That is usually a sign of a very good pin!
2 years ago
Absolutely love this game. Best music in pinball. How come there hasn’t been a band like apocalyptica to cover it with a classical twist? Super fast and fun. It’s absolutely gorgeous. A masterpiece.
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