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Bram Stoker's Dracula

Pinside rating

This game received 611 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.170 /10

8.17

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #47 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.219

Artwork: 7.828

Sounds/Music: 8

Other Aspects: 8.335



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7.8

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9.200/10
4 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
4 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
6 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
10 months 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.
7.079/10
10 months 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
10 months 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
12 months 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).
7.668/10
1 year ago
A really good machine, a bit brutal with the drains, but it makes you want to a have a another shot to do better. Love the mist ball, the animations are just ok, but do their job. Nice lighting and artwork, with the gameplay rules it might seem pretty basic at first, but it has enough variety to warrant continued replay and mastery.
9.363/10
1 year ago
Exceeded all my expectations luckily I got a mint example this game is fast the ramps are cool the music is the best I've ever heard on a pinball it has a real old feel to it this game has hypnotized me like no other
7.689/10
1 year ago
A fast but not brutal game with a real entertaining horror theme och some very neat playfield toys. The mysterious MIST multiball, that slowly rolls along a magnetic trail under the playfield, is a invention just as cool as the trunk in ToM or Sanctum in the Shadow. Call-outs and music are very atmospheric and eerie. This is a good example of a horror game that delivers the show much better than the cheesier efforts by Data East ( Tales from the crypt) or Gottlieb (Elm Street). I particularly like the two parallell upper loops and those effectful bumpers that individually activate a different sound effect when hit.

Dracula is a really good game. Maybe not as stuffed with gimmicks as other WMS/Bally titles from that time period- but definitively a solid and challenging pin.
9.480/10
1 year ago
This game should be way higher in rating.
Personally a top 10 pin for me.

It’s unlike anything else out there.
It’s dark and ominous.
Mist multiball is freaky the first time you see it.
It’s hard. The game requires you to stack multiballs which isn’t all that easy, and you will usually not get a great score, but those times you are really on your game and nailing shots it just feels SOOO good to take in those huge THIRTY MILLION shots.

So what are the negatives?
Backglass is something people criticize, although I like it.
It doesn’t really have any toys at all. It’s a shooters game. But the lack of toys doesn’t hurt the game at all.
8.520/10
1 year ago
Hard and fast! Dangerous shots and sometimes it’s a little too rough, but it keeps me coming back. The theming is great, I LOVE the pop bumper orchestra stabs and voice work.
7.827/10
1 year ago
It's a really nice looking game. Very close to the movie for any funs. Nice game play however I believe that its lights are poor. Last but not least its price is very reasonable for what this pin has to offer.
8.059/10
1 year ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 6 - average

Pro's:
* The sound package is one of the best in pinball
* Mist ball moving across the playfield is very cool
* Stacking multiballs is a good challenge
* Animations are very good

Cons:
* The left ramp shot over and over again gets tiresome
* Lack of modes
* Brutal outlanes and short ball times

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Coffin shooter lane light mod

What To Look For When Buying
* This playfield is notorious for planking
* Faded cabinet art is common
8.700/10
1 year ago
A great game I would love to own one day.
8.640/10
1 year ago
Love Mist Multiball on this game!
8.580/10
1 year ago
If you click on my profile and look at pictures... I rate the game a TEN when you go all out to re-theme the game. Just take a look at my pictures and see why I rate the game a 10. You can only really appreciate the game once you've added a color screen, powder coated the game, added new decals etc. But once you've completed all of that the game is just amazing.
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