Bram Stoker's Dracula

Pinside rating

This game received 624 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.182 /10

8.182

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #49 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.241

Artwork: 7.832

Sounds/Music: 7.988

Other Aspects: 8.351



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7.8

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9.240/10
23 days ago
Super fun machine. Not a walk up and have fun instant from a non pin head, but one game with video mode + mist ball, people are sold!!
9.504/10
27 days ago
This is my favorite pin. Artwork, sound effects, music, mist multi-ball and animations are realy great. When you stack all three multiballs, there is nothing better in pinball. The ramp shots are very satisfying to hit.
9.196/10
40 days ago
Dracula is one of those games that seems so simple in its tasks, but can be extremely challenging to execute. The combination of a challenging and well thought out playfield/geometry keep you on your toes with this one, and the lightning flippers make sure of that. Want to become a better player? Add this one to your lineup.

Where this game "lacks" in depth, it more than makes up in shot satisfaction, challenge, lastability, replayability, and fun. It is straightforward, but extremely rewarding when you stack the three multiballs, and start getting double-triple jackpots, and the famous "Thiiirrrttttyyy Milllliiiioooonnnn" call-out for hitting shots.

The game itself can be a little on the challenging side to shop out (ramps HAVE to come out for access to the back of the playfield), and the Mist mechanic can be tricky to dial in, but it's all well documented at this point, and shouldn't scare a potential owner. Game is beautiful when it is freshly shopped, and all the lamps are crisp and clear.

Thematically, this is another one where the game has transcended the movie it was based on, and has become a stand-alone "Dracula/horror" theme, and it works great. The music, call outs, lightshow, and DMD animations never grow old, and while simplistic by today's standards, do a great job of getting the adrenaline pumping. There really isn't another game like this one, as it isn't loaded with campy humor, and it works well.
8.180/10
41 days ago
BSD is a great game. Good playfield layout, themed well, with good artwork, and incredible sound, and some of the best dmd animations. The game has a true personality and soul that’s not also found with branded pins. The rules set is fun and intuitive. The toys and plastics are well designed and finely crafted. The mist ball feature is innovative and well choreographed with sound and dmd animations. Playing this game in your dark basement at night surely makes ones hair stand on end. A game design classic. Scoop one up if you get a chance.
8.400/10
3 months ago
A true gem of a pinball machine and one of Barry Oursler's best ever! It doesn't have a deep ruleset like some of the other 90's era Bally/Williams pins but this one keeps you coming back for more. The Mist-Ball feature is without question the coolest toy in all of pinball and there are 3 different Multi-Ball modes and a nice little video mini-game on the DMD too. The game has great flow and the shots are satisfying. Destroying Dracula is always fun as is the 30 Million point shots. You can really rack up great scores on this pinball machine and when you do it's really gratifying because this game might be one of the most difficult pinball machines to do that on consistently. The outlanes on this pinball machine are absolutely brutal....NO MERCY! If Horror Themed Pinball machines are your thing this one ranks right up at the very top of the list. Can wait to see what Barry Oursler's future games are at Deeproot.
7.588/10
3 months ago
Classic pinball fun. It requires time and effort to master but offers little to keep you coming back over long periods of play. Odd mixture of callouts, some feature the stars from the movie, others vague sound-a-likes. It could've been so much better, had they just invested more time in developing the rules. Overall, a great horror pin with a great atmosphere, but certainly not for everyone.
7.400/10
3 months ago
I never drink... wine!
8.584/10
4 months ago
Love it, eventhough its hard to score high. But if you do, its a great game!
7.364/10
4 months ago
Mist multiball is so cool
9.200/10
9 months ago
Had one before and didn't appreciate it. Lost it and got another one.

Mist ball one of the best toys in pinball. Call outs great, animations just work for the theme!

A basic High Level B game, but still can walk up and enjoy. Not the top game but a solid machine in anyone's lineup.
8.596/10
10 months ago
It's a hard game that doesn't have a deep ruleset. But the chase for the 30 million multiball keeps you going for another game... And another one.
Every once in a while when you pull it off all those bad tries are worth it. Underrated game that will be fun for good players.

For Beginners too hard and not recommended. My wife hates it.
9.320/10
11 months ago
Amazing machine. Deserves all the praise it gets. Still -somewhat- affordable. Mine isn't leaving. It's an overall mood machine. Draws you in. Then spanks your butt 9 out of 10 times. But that 1 time.....amazing experience. The call outs and the animations are top notch. Shots are good and varied. Mist...wonderfully unique. Stacking the multiballs is a challenge too. A fast brutal game. Pinball at its finest. Not too many rules compared to the newer mode based pins. But not needed here. Just an amazing experience.
8.240/10
1 year ago
pros:
nice music and sounds create a good unique atmosphere. For certain actions the volume goes up automatically. "thiiiiiirty millions" callout is just amazing. When it comes to multiballs the sound/music is getting quite intense
good video mode which is not too simple
red DMD is unique in that era and fits very well
long ramps
good DMD animations
fast game
skill shot is nice

neutral:
not many shots-simple layout- but I do like it
no modes- but stacking multiballs is still challenging and different to other games
translite is not so good
My machine came with standard flipper bats which makes things a bit easier-altough the ball drains quite often on the outlanes
hitting the central part of the playfield (targets) is tricky as it leads a lot to SDTM

This machine can be frustrating but after many bad games there is the one where you hear "thiiiiiirty millions" ....this one brings you back to the game time after time
My game came with blue LEDs in the GI: Usually I´m not a bit fan of coloured GI but here it fits well.
8.660/10
1 year ago
Incredible machine, it is one of the machines with the shallowest rules, but its game is concentrated in 3 multiballs and hold and play there all the technique, the music and the sound effects are incredible, the whole set of this machine I love, like provided it is in good working order
7.079/10
1 year ago
Only had this one for a few months. Restored a rough routed game with every intention of keeping it. Ball times are pretty short and it plays brutal fast which I like a lot. Mist is cool but I wish the game had some extra type of toy on it. I love the playfield art, especially with tasteful LEDs, it really pops. DMD animations are solid and the music is really well done. Wish I had more time to play it but had on of my grail games pop up and it had to go...
8.244/10
1 year ago
Owned this one for a while, very moody, creepy , cool game. Simple ruleset but executed well. Mist multiball and video mode are amazing.
8.440/10
1 year ago
Bram Stoker's Dracula is most probably in my top 5. The playfield art is ok but not out of this world. Backglass looks good. The eerie music is what gets me. It sets you in the right mood when playing this game. Always go for starting the 3 multiballs at the same time which is a tough thing to do. The mist multiball is a really great feat. Skill shot can be deceiving if the target upward isn't functioning right. Video mode is rough to get all targets atmaximum scoring. I most definitely would like own this pin.
8.356/10
1 year ago
Very simple rule structure but so amazingly fun! Getting all three multiballs going all at once is challenging and so incredibly rewarding. The '30 Million' call-out is one of the best. The theme integration is very well done and immersive. It has one of the better video modes in pinball IMO. Iconic game - simple and lots of fun! This one is a keeper for me.
6.641/10
1 year ago
Not enough to do.
9.740/10
1 year ago
Awesome game and creepy love it. Worth owning for sure so i sourced one and bought it. Crazy multiball.
9.036/10
1 year ago
Great shooters game. One of very few pins that punish for shooting up the middle. Stacking multiballs and hitting ramps are soo satisfying.
7.524/10
1 year ago
Playfield is a bit sparse, and the code can be easily manipulated... But, its still a fun game. The art package... It's not bad, but its not the prettiest machine. But, its a macabre theme and so it kind of fits, and I like the lighting effects with the color. The bats and rats bonus can really change the outcome of the game and really all you need is one good ball for the first ball, and then not tilt on the next two.
Still, I think it shots well, even though not a lot of shots on the game. Really only 5 main shots... But, it plays fast, and it works well for the type of rule set.
I think the sound, callouts, and music fit the theme. Animations are really nice. I think it has one of the best video modes out there. And the mist mb is one of the coolest MB starts ever.
Has at least 2 other MBs and those are fun too.
I like this game. Its fun. Not a good movie, but a good pinball machine. If I had a lot of space, then I'd love this to be part of my collection one day.
9.620/10
1 year ago
I own Dracula for three months,I can't say nothing unless it is awesome!!!! I don't agree about the evil drain and outlanes,of course,if you hit to the middle you are going to find a lighting instead of a ball straight to the middle,but my balls use to last several minutes in overall.The music is the best I have been able to hear in my short pinball fan life, the game is fast,simple,but you always want to repeat. I owned Freddy Kruegger in the past,and now I own this and Tales From The Crypt in relation to horror theme, Dracula beat them too easily.If you like modes,forget it,but if you love excitement and amusement as if you were a teenager,chase and find it!!!!!
10.000/10
1 year ago
I love everything about this Pin. It is 10/10 in every aspect. GREAT GAME. Hard, fast, challenging and unique.
7.880/10
1 year ago
Brutally quick game. The mist ball is awesome, but I always wished tbey did more with the rest. I feel that the vampire toy could be so much better.
This is a strange game for me in that I like to play it, but I can't imagine playing it on location (other than in a freeplay situation), and I dont think it would be good in a small home collection (only if i had 20 or more pins).
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