Bram Stoker's Dracula

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This game received 641 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.173 /10

8.173

Top 100 ranking

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



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.234

Artwork: 7.828

Sounds/Music: 7.968

Other Aspects: 8.341


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7.8

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8.276/10
4 days ago
I have had this game for a while and love it. Gameplay can be a bit tuff but when you have a good game it can be really enjoyable. Being built in 1993 I wish they would have included more to do on the playfield but it understandable. Great call outs during game play. Theme is great and the shots blend into the theme great. One of the best parts of the game is stacking all three multiball and hearing the 30 million call out. All this will be started when mist multiball go into play. Great game. A must play if you can.
7.026/10
16 days ago
I think this is a pretty overrated game. The theme and atmosphere do not speak to me at all, but that's just personal preference and I know that's part of what draws people to love this game. Trying to stack all the multiball modes is fun and challenging, but then once you do it there is basically nothing else to do other than a few side modes like bats. The floating phantom ball is cool and unique, and the shots can have some decent flow. Overall though the game is a little shallow for my taste, and I don't care for the theming so much on this one.
6.118/10
22 days ago
Meh.
9.700/10
28 days ago
Owned one, sold it, about to buy another. Connect this to a sub and the thumping bass pedal point in the soundtrack is phenomenal! Here's what I love about the game. Sure the artwork is a little bright given the theme, and initially it looks like it could get repetitive. But the gameplay is the perfect balance between difficult but also fair. One of the biggest things for me is that there's no lag, no ball hold delays, no animations that hold the ball until they're over with. You're always playing. Something I hate with newer games is you can spend half your time twiddling your thumbs as it goes through all the bonuses you just got. Especially between balls. I don't need to see the tallying up, just give me my next ball! Drac serves it up immediately and so yeah, your actual ball time is like 99% of the time. I can have 5 games under my belt in 10mins (because I suck), then have a killer game and really get a lot out of it. The rules are simple, the mist is of course epic, and Williams games easily have the best flipper feel of them all. If you're on the fence about this one, JUST GET IT.
8.372/10
83 days ago
At first I didn't like, the shots felt weird, but it ended up being one of my favorites. So difficult, a real challenge, I just keep coming back for more.
9.500/10
3 months ago
It's a classic game with good build quality and easy rules to understand. Stack all the multiballs and listen for the famous 30Million call outs!!! Mist multi ball never gets old. What a game...
7.716/10
3 months ago
Tough game that keeps me coming back. Not my favourite but great in tournaments especially stacking multiball and getting those big jackpots. Great themeing too.
9.436/10
3 months ago
I like a game that challenges me - Dracula can be a mean game, especially if set-up steep and played with lightning flippers. Games can go quick, leaving me to want to have just one more go to try and defeat Dracula and hope to hear "30 Million!"

The gimmick has to be my all-time favorite in pinball, with a ghostly ball traveling across the playfield.

My only complaint is the artwork - the playfield has some odd-looking illustrations of Gary Oldman, but not one of old-man Dracula with his goofy hair and iconic red robe, nor does it feature him in his warrior outfit. Both would have been welcome substitutions. And who can ignore the goofy-looking dracula figurine?

All that said, it's fun. The rules are straightforward - try to set-up 3 multiball modes. The video mode is one of the best in pinball - set it up fast and mean and it's over with in no time.
6.572/10
4 months ago
Seemed a little dark visually. Was not an immediate attention grabber...
9.260/10
5 months ago
Love my dracula I played one 12 months ago an ever since I saved an saved an .... Saved $$$ an finally brought one an not sure what a better review is u play it u like it u buy it an it will never leave just mirror blades an some tasteful LEDs an it's a home run love dracula
9.240/10
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
8 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
9 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
9 months ago
I never drink... wine!
8.584/10
9 months ago
Love it, eventhough its hard to score high. But if you do, its a great game!
7.436/10
10 months ago
Mist multiball is so cool
8.920/10
11 months ago
I had a lot of fun, the game is hard and has really cool features like the magnetic ball drag from one side to the other. It's hard to play but fun playing against others for high score.
9.200/10
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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