Black Knight Sword of Rage (Pro)

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This game received 182 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.957 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Black Knight: Sword of Rage". The group itself ranks #34 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.662

Artwork: 8.267

Sounds/Music: 7.947

Other Aspects: 7.781

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Black Knight Sword of Rage (Pro)".
The other versions are: Black Knight Sword of Rage (Premium), Black Knight Sword of Rage (LE)

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8 days ago
Really reeeeeaallly wanted this game to be better. Have it multiple tries.

This game mind of sucks. It just, didn't do it for me. I love the theme. Live the knight. Animations are like yes this is awesome!

Gameplay lacks so so so bad. It really just kind of.... Sucks. I'm going to keep trying it tho bc I want it to be so good....
4 months ago
While the table is missing the upper playfield, it makes up for it in pure speed.
4 months ago
Good solid game that you can beat relatively quickly. Easy, fast and fun.
6 months ago
I absolutely love the retro feel of this pin. This layout is a refreshing change from all the ramps and busyness on most modern pins. I love the theme and the callouts are entertaining. And man what a challenging game! Ball times are easily the lowest of all my pins and it keeps you coming back for more. The lighting is excellent and the design as a whole is exactly what you want and expect from a challenging pin. This one will definitely stay in the collection for a while.
6 months ago
Wow! What a fun game. Almost walked by this one and ended up playing for hours. Brought my son and uncle over and everyone really liked this game. Cool theming, battling the knight, and great modes. I want to own this one someday.

I then went and watched streams etc. I see even more that I like. Wizard modes look great, as well as the the other models (premium looks awesome with upper playfield). I appreciate that you can turn off the heavy metal for a traditional soundtrack theme if desired, though we did really like the heavy metal theme and groove. It could be a rush, particularly on multi-ball.

Overall, the playfield is fairly basic, but it is just a ton of fun. A fantastic job incorporating theme. It is like a dark heavy metal medieval madness jam. Fast rock n' roll fun.
7 months ago
Really glad I took a chance on this title. Superb game.
7 months ago
Fan layout that is very close to the flippers, deadly shots, miss a shot and the ball is down an outlane or SDTM faster than you can react. Clear proof that Steve Ritchie (like most Stern designers) doesn't play pinball. The knight toy is very cool.
8 months ago
This is a fun game, but it just doesn't feel like a black knight without the upper playfield. I definitely suggest going for a premium.
9 months ago
Machine with a classic theme, flashy visual, very fast game machine and strong sound that gives a great excitement. there should only be more toys besides the black knight, the focus of the game is only on the knight himself in the center of the playfield. I find the machine very beautiful and with a quick game, the animations of the monsters on the screen are a show apart that ends up compensating the lack of other toys on the playing field. I have in my collection this machine that I bought new in the box and I don't intend to get rid of it because it was my first new machine!
10 months ago
ok game at best. not one the better sterns in my opinion. fails to live up to the old games. the knight calls outs are not funny or cool. would have been so much better with just retro sounds and voices.
1 year ago
Played on location. Fun, interesting layout. Different than most pins, which makes it stand out.
1 year ago
There is no doubt that the playfield and cabinet are beautiful. It plays quick and is challenging. A classic/prototype Steve Ritchie style playfield. I believe it should/could have been better, considering it is the 3rd in the series. It should of combined what BK and BK2000 excelled at and made it better and unfortunately I don't think it did.

I was interested in adding this pin to my collection and after playing it a dozen times...I passed.
1 year ago
Black Knight part 3 cool music , pretty good gameplay but not a Great game IMO
1 year ago
This pin never gets old. Battling the black knight is great. The call outs are good and the artwork is amazing. I love the animations on the screen and the game is challenging. This will be in my collection for a long time. Great pin to play..
1 year ago
This is a game I want to love but just can't. It does not resemble what Black knight is meant to be, an upper playfield should be standard on all models. The toys are the saving grace of this machine, ball times are quick and it feels like the game is lacking something the older black knight machines had.
1 year ago
1 year ago
This is my preferred layout, I'm no fan of the upper playfield on the Prem/LE. Shoots fast and has an old school feel to it. Probably takes itself too seriously at times. My favorite in the Black Kight trilogy. I'm not into toppers, but this one might have the best.
1 year ago
The layout absolutely kills this game. So uninspired and boring...especially for the 3rd game in a series with a historic pinball theme. A great theme, music and good ruleset by Tim Sexton can't save this game for me unfortunately.
1 year ago
Couldn't hear anything at this sports bar venue.
1 year ago
I don't know why I like this game, but I've played it many times and always enjoy it. It isn't ground breaking--just a typical fan layout, the flail and shield are moderately fun to hit, hit the knight and get ready for a drain if you aren't careful. Magnasave is worthless in the middle of the lock down bar and the shots are all pretty repetitive--and you'd better place them well or get ready for an immediate drain. All that being said the game is always fun to play for some reason. The callouts are great and the animations are more entertaining than not. Light show is very cool. I guess the sum of the parts all add up to the greater whole--or something. SR did a nice job on this pin without really being very creative.
1 year ago
Game plays super fast. Other parts may grow on me. I loved the speed.
1 year ago
I was really excited to play this game, being that other classic Black Knight games are awesome. I feel that this version is lacking and just overall, sort of repetitive and boring. There is no real "wow" factor to the machine gameplay wise. It's okay to play here and there, but generally isn't my first pick of game.

The lighting, music and art package is awesome!
1 year ago
Some neat, unique toys and cool art, but I agree with many others that it does feel lacking. All pinball is fun, so of course it's fun, but nothing draws me to this over 100 other fast and fun games. Sometimes I think Stern pros are better and more focused when they remove elements that slow down the game, but this doesn't do it for me.
1 year ago
Finally got to play a Pro BKSOR on route and the game was brutal. I like it!! They had it set up to play fast and each rebound sent the ball back to the flippers like a rocket, really kept me on my toes and I broke a sweat lol. To me it definitely seems like a shooters game where every shot has to be precise. The music is outstanding and really got me into the game as a metal fan. Again, I like it, but wouldn't own it and as others have said , it really needs an upper field like the original.
1 year ago
Just average I'm going to play alot more games on this but mech
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