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Pinside rating

This game received 15 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.720 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #1 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.635

Artwork: 8.998

Sounds/Music: 2.891

Other Aspects: 8.912

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1 year ago
This game has been in my wife's family for 40 years so how's that for lastability?! I can't wait for it to be this uncle's turn to host the holiday party!
2 years ago
Great add a ball game with a nice theme (space). They made a lot, so the price has stayed low. If you are looking for an EM to put in the lineup, it is a great one.
3 years ago
[copy and pasted from Apollo]

I can't in good conscience give this game less than a 6/6 in any category. If I were to penalize it for something it would be the small flippers, but that seems unfair. For my part, I choose to judge games based on the standards of the time, mostly. I like modern flippers, code, and art, but compared to other games of this era I think this game is just about as good as it gets.

Art package.
Orbits on an EM!
Hitting the ball straight up the center and getting a bunch of rollovers and then the standup in the back is a great pinball moment.
Bagatelle board in the back, just for fun.

So I ask you, what's not to like?
9 years ago
An oldie but a goodie. A rather wide open field allows for those times when you see the ball rolling straight down the middle for an embarrassingly long time, but nice rollovers and tough targets make this one have replay value.
9 years ago
a fun game, for a few plays, Not much to shoot at here, lots of roll overs, a few stand up targets, not much, It is a Great looking machine and a cool theme, I like that. It is a nice machine, but not on my keeper list.
9 years ago
is one of the finest EM games ever created.

The Pros:
Great shots to shoot at, the 1-10 targets in the PF require at least 3 shots up the pf to light them all. Great action in the pops and the orbits are placed perfectly. Alternating lights on the orbits keep your shots up in the air. The bagatelle is implemented incredibly well into play. Art Steinholm laid down a brilliant art package, one of the best ever to be seen on a pinball game. Add-a-ball is always a challenge to your skills.

The Cons:
The only thing that would have made this table better, are inlanes. The bagatelle can make the difference between a good and a great scoring game. You can't really nudge it to add skill to what you get for points. I don't own one.

The Takeaway:
I will have one in my collection some day. One of Norm Clark's best.
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