Bram Stoker's Dracula (Williams, 1993)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Pinside rating

This game received 585 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.117 /10

8.117

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #36 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.184

Artwork: 7.794

Sounds/Music: 7.887

Other Aspects: 8.274



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9.020/10
5 years ago
Best bang for your buck pin
8.554/10
5 years ago
As far as I am concerned, this machine is the greatest "bounce back" machine after a bad first ball EVER! Don't really like the theme too much but as for all the rest, it's a true winner!!!
7.712/10
5 years ago
Bram Stoker's Dracula was a lot of fun. It's very difficult, but a lot of the shots were very satisfying and fun. Give it a play or two when you have the chance!
9.300/10
5 years ago
Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of those machines that doesn't get enough respect in my opinion.

One of the few pins that really sets the horror theme very well. Very eerie sounds and light effects. The red DMD works so well on this game with new LED lighting.

Set up properly the game can be brutal and unforgiving. Perhaps that is why many either love it or hate it. It is definitely challenging.

This is one of those staple pins in my collection.
7.367/10
5 years ago
This game is an all around good game. Good theme, good art, good layout, good sound. The mist multi ball really is the standout feature on this one. As a general rule of thumb, anything involving magnets is awesome. The rules on this one aren't too deep, but I love the stackable multi balls. Video mode is fun too. Not one I'd pick for a small collection but it is a good game. Lastability would be a primary concern.
7.931/10
5 years ago
This is a fun game because it is challenging. It is a true players game and it will force you to really hit your shots or pay the price. On top of that, stacking multi-balls is very satisfying.

The one gripe I would have about this game is that you end up shooting the left ramp quite a bit, so this could get boring.
8.320/10
5 years ago
I've played about 30 or so games on this machine so far and I'm sure there will be many more. I play my machines regularly and I find myself a fair player.
At first glance the game looks simple but there is much more going on than meets the eye. The game plays very smooth and I like the pop bumpers in the center of the game with no obstruction of view to the lanes above. I like games with short ball times. This game plays tough and calls me back again and again. I always have the feeling I should be doing better.
The darker theme goes great in my collection of pins. I like the spooky and creepy feel of the game.
The mist multi ball is really a fantastic feature as the ball gets dragged across the playfield by a magnet and you have to hit the ball off the magnet to get your multiball. Very creative.
I haven't put led's in it yet but I have a feeling this pin will look fantastic with them.

It may not be the best game for a family with young children.

Overall a great pin, a top 25 that can usually be had for a fair price.

Update: I've owned this for over a year and have sold many games but Dracula stays...Why because if you play a lot of pinball you tend to play the harder games. This is one of the hardest games I've owned and I've owned over 30 games. When I say hard I mean short ball times. The game play is simple so it's easy to understand. Keeps you coming back to play unlike some games with long ball times that I get uninterested after just a few plays. Pinball for the pinball player.
8.208/10
5 years ago
Very cool game. I bought mine as a fixer upper and this thing is a blast to play even dirty. Good ramp placement and fast ball play make this one a real keeper. Very good bang for the buck!
8.220/10
5 years ago
Picked up my dracula not too long ago and after I finally worked out all the bugs, I can say wow is this game hard!! Its going to take some time to master but shooting loop after loop to become the loop leader is very fullfilling. Not to mention mist multi ball and being able to get all 3 multi balls going at once!!
8.892/10
5 years ago
Bought one as a project machine. It lives up to the reviews, strong one more game factor, excellent music, very hard. BRUTAL.
First pin i've sold and bought again. It's intense and rewarding when you make the stars align on this game.
8.164/10
5 years ago
"Great Fun!!". After paying a couple more machine of the era, I think I under estimated this machine. I like it more now than when I originally rated this machine. Thumbs up for BSD.
9.380/10
5 years ago
Creepy, Cool sounds from the movie. Pin is the toughest I have in my collection. Constantly kicks my ass with the those lightning flippers. When you get the left ramp shot going it's very satisfying. MIST mulitball is one of the best features Williams ever came up with. Hearing 30 millllllllion is very gratifying this is a machine that I sold and re-bought as I regretted the decision almost immediately. Will never leave my collection again...
8.520/10
6 years ago
Lots of cool multiball features, cabinet is cool! Ramps are very functional and don't get in the way. Definately a keeper!
8.420/10
6 years ago
Really cool looking game, very fun multiballs. Love the mist multiball, a little something different that is fun to see. This game HAS to be LED to make it shine and think it looks 10x better with additional/alternative lighting
8.692/10
6 years ago
This game is sick.
When you get those stacked Multiballs going, you'll get a good sweat on and the hear rate pumping.
The music really sets the mood.
Children beware.. they will probably scream bloody murder when you hit those Castle Jackpots. :)
8.216/10
6 years ago
I have owned this pin for a while and it is great fun. It is not easy, stacking multiballs is challenging but very rewarding when the machine is cranking out 20 million dollar hits! The mist multiball is a unique feature and the green mist adds to the effect. Good license with actor's voices from the movie. The playfield art is just okay and the towns, castle are a bit cheap. But overall, it's a fun game that has a lot of attraction for people who wander in the gameroom. Might trade mine one day.....
8.952/10
6 years ago
Waited until over 100 games played. This is a simple ruleset but super fast, great sounds and very addictive. Trying to get multiballs, let alone stack them, keeps me coming back. This is what pinball is about for me, that 'one more game' feeling. Brutal at times but that occasional great game feels so good! Prefer it to many of the A listers.
8.268/10
6 years ago
Dracula is a good difficult game. I don't know how long it would last in a 3 or 4 game collection. I had one...........I do miss it.
8.428/10
6 years ago
BSD is a great game! It will punish you for not making shots. It keeps you coming back for more.
8.144/10
6 years ago
Owned this game for a very long time. Fun to play. An absolute favorite of guests. Every pinball fan should have one for a year.
8.560/10
6 years ago
No easy game.
7.498/10
6 years ago
BSD is another game that I think is good but no great. It's fun and will give you your pinball fix but aside from attempting to stack the multis it's fairly one dimensional. Shoot the left ramp. Doesn't mean it's not fun but there are quite a few machines I think should rank higher in the top 100.
9.660/10
6 years ago
This game gets better the more you play it and the more you understand the rules.
Stacking multi-balls is really fun.
8.435/10
6 years ago
Set up difficult with lightning flippers, I have a love/hate relationship with this game (I love how much it makes me hate it). The sounds on this game, especially the Castle jackpot screams, still make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. "Mist Multiball" is one of, if not, *the* coolest multiball starts in all of pinball. Make sure you set the video mode to "Extra Hard" for maximum killing enjoyment. Despite being based on a subpar movie theme, Dracula's gameplay keeps me coming back for more.
7.840/10
6 years ago
I'm not a fan of the theme and artwork, but it plays pretty good, including multi-ball. Some may not like it at first, but game play can grow on you w/ time. This is a game I would play a few games when seeing it out on location.
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