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Champion Pub

Pinside rating

This game received 384 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.908 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #78 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.969

Artwork: 7.926

Sounds/Music: 7.558

Other Aspects: 7.867

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11 days ago
Fun, fun game - one that the wife actually picked out and loves to play.
21 days ago
GREAT main toy, but everything else is just "meh". Unique idea for a game, but I just can't really get into this one.
54 days ago
Champion Pub is a game that you will initially be drawn to because of the mini-games within the playfield as it draws you in to play it. It's an enjoyable theme and an enjoyable game but the game loses it's appeal quicker than the average pinball machine because the gameplay does become repetitive and slightly boring. In a large pinball collection this is perfect for but in a small collection I think this one will be one of the first pins to get the boot. There are alot better pins out there that are far more enjoyable. With that said it's still worth a few plays when you see it out in the wild or at a pinball show.
55 days ago
Super torn on this Game. It was the first reasonably big ticket pin in my collection. It was fun at the start but it really started to collect dust after a while until my buddies came over that were not really in to pinball. The first time the boxer turns around it has big wow factor but gets old pretty quick. Def need a large collection to make sense in somebody's home. It gets boring pretty quick. Feel like it would be a great pin for a bar or barcade.
56 days ago
CP was a lot more fun for me IRL than it was on a virtual pin (which is the only way I had experienced it before yesterday), so it was a pleasant surprise. A lot of good, fun shots and even though I was super familiar with the rules, I was able to make progress and enjoy the game without feeling like too much of a noob. Very fun game.
4 months ago
Very innovative game. I like the direction Bally/Williams was going in on this title, you can really tell they were trying something different here in there later years of pinball manufacturing. My first impressions with this title were great, loved all the characters, thought the jump rope and punching bag were some of the best toys in pinball. With that being said after I put more time in on this title the honey moon phase wore off and I began to see just how unfinished this game really was. Theres multiple characters displayed on the game that aren't even playable! All in all the game is hilarious at times, I found myself often laughing out loud at some of the characters banter. Definitely worth a play but would get old fast in a small collection.
5 months ago
This game is so under-rated. I owned one for 10 plus years and it regret having sold it (along with most of my collection) when moving a while back. From the jump rope to the punching bag to the interactive boxer to the unique boxing match theme, this game is absolutely fantastic. Kids and adults alike love this game. My only real criticism is that it isn't an overly difficult game for an experienced player - though it takes a long game to beat the game. Even so, I would find myself playing it at least weekly when I had mine and now constantly think of picking up another someday. I think this is one of the better family machines out there and one of the best games of its time as well.
5 months ago
This game is so unique in so many ways, I've never played another game like it! Jump rope, speedbag, and full out boxing matches!
7 months ago
Played this pin for about an hour at an expo so can't really opine on lastability or depth of rule set. But having said that, I really enjoyed it. I actually felt like a boxer getting ready for and fighting in bouts The boxer toy is fun, throwing lefts and rights and winning a bout is very rewarding. Will definitely play it again.
8 months ago
Beyond the fun pinball layout and mode, the "mini games" are a stroke of genius.
8 months ago
I really like this game. Played it on location a few times. It does not feel completely like a pinball game - not so many shots - but I found it super fun. Also I liked the different boxing things to do. I almost bought one from my local disto but he talked me out of it stating things break down and it gets old fast as there is not that much to do. I guess I can see that. However I will most likely own one down the road for at lest a while as it is different. If you get a chance give it a try - your hear gets going when you get in the fight!
9 months ago
One of my favorites! Probably the best toy ever! Callouts are great. Really fun to play as a group.
9 months ago
I love this game & play it every time I get a chance , the mechs. in this game like the jump rope & the reversible bash toy are unlike any other , still trying to learn all the rules , Great Pin!
9 months ago
Fun game with unique mini games such as jump rope and speedbag!
10 months ago
Champion Pub is one of those games that's really fun to play... a few times. There is really not that much to do in this game. Yeah there are lots of boxer to fight. yes the boxing and jumprope minigames are fun. Yes there are several video modes, but the actual fighting part of the game isn't that fun past the first few times. There is no sense of urgency in this game. The multiballs are too frequent and don't give enough points. It's a beautiful game and the voicework is fantastic, but the gameplay just isn't there. I would view it as the Hobbit of the 1990s. Beautiful game with great theme integration and an awesome sound package, but just not that fun to play. This game lived the shortest time in my collection out of everything that I got to stay in my basement. I would say this is a great game with different gameplay for a larger collection, but absolutely would not recommend this in a lineup of 5 or less. I feel like this one would do great in an arcade, and this one is a relatively rare game. Others may find it fun, but it's just not for me.
10 months ago
I love this game. Fun shots, incredible toys, tight theming. Great voice work, characters, sound effects and music. Shots are fun, playfield lighting is great, and innovative toys like punching bags, jump rope, center drain blocker, and opponent fighter are plainly sick. Very hard to top from this respect, I can’t think of games that challenge it.
The gameplay is intuitive, and it’s fun to see how many opponents you can drop. Multi all’s and video bonuses keep things changing between fights.
This game is very underrated in my opinion, potentially due to its rarity.
10 months ago
A unique and just plain fun machine, a lot of cool mechanics ideas that have not been used. A really great experience, it is worth your time.
12 months ago
Its ok.. interesting cocept. Rules are challenging to get a grasp of though.. Fun factor is ok.. I've giving thisba bump 8n the ratings after playing it linger the game grows on you...
1 year ago
A game you never knew you wanted until you played it. Best callouts and variety of callouts. Great rules. Great shots. Very unique.
1 year ago
Just a neat concept of fighting a boxer. I like the jump roping and the speed bag aspects as well.
1 year ago
I love this game. Great theme, inserting objectives to complete, fun video mode, all add up to a fun game that keeps me coming back.
1 year ago
As different as it gets in pinball. Great addition to a lineup. There is so much to do; jump rope, punching bag, fights, etc.
There is nothing like it out there.
1 year ago
Some people hate this game. Not me though. I'm a sucker for big interactive thematic toys.

I'm taking a point off of Rules and Scoring because I've heard the scoring is a bit imbalanced. I'll be honest, I haven't yet verified that that's true. And I'm taking another point off of Lastability because the fights are kind of similar to each other. And the minigames probably get boring after a while, but I haven't gotten there yet. There's still a good bit of variation, so I'm going with 5/6. I could see myself knocking off another point with more games.

Backglass, Playfield, and Cabinet... I'll admit they're not mana from heaven, but still good enough to get a 6/6 from me.

That Fisticuff Multiball theme music is goofy in a bad way. TheMCD37593 has a youtube channel where he uploads pinball music, you can hear it there. It's so unpleasant to listen to I kind of have to respect it. Like it's music being played by, for, and about drunk people. Fitting. I'm not crazy about the Raid Multiball theme, but it's not bad. The rest of the music in this game is good, and some of it is very good. The main theme is called The Maple Leaf Rag. I'm sure I've heard it many times before I ever met this game, and you probably have to. It's a tune that gets around.
1 year ago
Love the arcade piece in it too.
1 year ago
This game is so much fun. Theme is so different than other games. If you have a deep collection you will love it. Add the danger zone switch. A true classic.
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