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This game received 107 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.161 /10


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This game ranks #219 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Game design: 7.321

Artwork: 7.277

Sounds/Music: 6.001

Other Aspects: 7.384

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7 months ago
One of my first favorites back when I was a teenager, man this brings me back and it's still great to play trying to hit the million shot is difficult and keeps you coming back for more.
10 months ago
The inlane/outlane "swap" is different. A lot of fun little details on the playfield artwork. A simple, yet fun game worth a couple plays at a show or on location. Just not enough there to add one to the collection though.
1 year ago
This was my 2nd ss game..I drove 900 miles to pick it up! It’s a cool fun game. The sounds/call outs, to hitting the ramp and the cycle jump..ya, it’s still addicting..
1 year ago
I bought one because it was a good deal, but not really that into this machine. I adjusted the legs to play as fast as possible but at times it seems really slow. Sounds are terrible. Jets are weak, could be the age of the machine although its in great shape.
1 year ago
This is a great game but it definitely gets old after a while of playing it.
1 year ago
A pinball quite classic but too simple. Not much to do and repetitive enough. We get tired of it soon enough.
1 year ago
My first pinball.
Fun but very repetitive, like the music
2 years ago
Comet is a game that you want to make sure you play BEFORE you play Cyclone. Once you play Cyclone, this game is a bit of an after thought.

Gameplay is great for a single ball game. The million shot is a lot of fun and some of the rule-set can be challenging the entry level players. All in all, I agree with most from the ratings perspective, it's fun and cheap, and worth picking up if you find it in the right situation.
2 years ago
Owned Comet for a handful of years. Decent solid pin but does not offer a lot in way of features. No multiball and not a whole lot going on with the playfield. The center ramp is appealing and easy to hit. Both banks of side targets which mimic a shooting gallery are aptly labeled 'ducks' and 'rabbits' and blend nicely with the carnival/theme park theme. The ramp shot for 1,000,000 points is what kept the game interesting and is very satisfying to make. Spiral ramp in the upper left is tricky with how the right flipper and slingshot are set up, but when you do, hitting the spiral had a great feel. Also kind of neat how it was used as a two-way ramp, if you plunge a ball into play with full power it will make it up the spiral and enter the playfield that way.
Other notable features are the dunkable dummy who taunts at the start of each ball 'Hey, turkey!', and the backglass and playfield artwork with lots of detail and funny aspects. The 1,000,000 point shot plastic with the 3 circular holes was fairly brittle and many people had issues with the spiral ramp cracking. My game had an all black spiral and held up fine during my ownership.
Comet is lacking in features but performs well with what it does have. Catchy music, a good friendly-for-all theme, and the addicting and elusive 1,000,000 point shot is enough to keep you playing many times... for a while. Mine has been sold for a few years and with so many options for future tables I would not consider buying Comet again. I enjoyed it while I owned it.
2 years ago
I owned this game for a while. It was fun but if you are looking for deep this isn't it. I loved the theme and my kids loved to play it because it was so simple. Construction on this thing was great but it was little dark. I put LEDs in it and it was still dark. Pretty cool game that I would put back in my collection just because kids liked it and the theme is neat.
2 years ago
Comet suffers from repetitive shots and not much variation. However for 1985 not a bad game, and still a classic. One of the few games as of 2017 that can be had for a Grand and is playable. Not sure If I'd buy one , but still not as terrible a game as people claim. AS is too often the case, many newbies tend to judge 1980's pins to NIB 2017 games which is apples and oranges. As far as the big 3 (comet, cyclone, hurricane) roller coaster games of this era, I'd choose Cyclone. But in a large collection I'd probably have them all!
2 years ago
Too easy. I destroy the machine almost every game. Others dont like to play against me on this machine because it takes too long.
2 years ago
I have own this game for 20 yrs. was my fave growing up and had to have it! For its era it's lots of fun!
2 years ago
My favorite game as kid. Still love to play her today. Big fan of Barry O.
2 years ago
Nice predecessor to Cyclone. I think it is no where near as fun as Cyclone, but it definitely "got the ball rolling". To be fair, these are two very different machines.

For it's time, this was a fast game with some rules in place to obtain high scores. The Million point motorbike ramp shot made things tense and hitting that is a huge payoff in both scoring, and fun!

I'm more of a fan of the in/outlane type, so the outlanes here are frustrating to me, also can be rewarding (like in Centuar) if you nudge properly.

Well Done.
3 years ago
For it's era Comet is great fun. I keep coming back for more. The rules are simple yet good.
3 years ago
Out of the 3 them park titles (Comet, Cyclone, and Hurricane), Comet is by far my least favorite. The gameplay is frustrating and the shots and not intuitive.The theme is good and sounds are nice but the overall fun factor is just not there.
3 years ago
Surprisingly fun for being so simple. I am a big fan of games that are not themed after current movies, stars, whatever..... Great game for the kiddies!
3 years ago
Good classic layout with some of everything pop bumpers, drop targets, ramps an all around good classic layout.
3 years ago
The more I play it the more I love it. Super challenging 1,000,000 shot feels soooo good if you ever hit it. Good layout always keeps me coming back.
3 years ago
fun wen it was released, it is simple game play not much to do,i prefer to play cyclone..not a keeper for me its just a ok game,better in the 80's, it dnt step up to todays games like other mid to late 80's games do,not to hate just way better games out there
3 years ago
I really enjoyed playing this game a lot when it first was released. I like the sound effects and the change-up of the shots. I like to get in the rhythm by hitting the same ramp over again. Don't have a whole lot of time to shoot into the Drac hole....blah! So it does get a little monotonous with the game play the title was still a lot of fun.
3 years ago
Great theme, I love all the attractions around the playfield. The jump ramp is my least favorite. The amusement park theme has never really been done justice. Maybe it's partially because of the era, but there's a reason this game has trouble selling for like $600. Just not a ton of fun to play. It's a classic, etc. but didn't stand the test of time to me.
3 years ago
Comet is an solid entry for this era, no multi-ball but some interesting scoring strategies to make the lastability of the machine much better then other entries in this time period. Really like the adjustable settings allowing you to create harder rule sets as you get better with the machine. Other things to make the game harder to the ability to remove the right and centre posts. The 1M shot is very satisfying when you manage to get it on hard settings, love the animations of the fireworks in the backglass. The 2x, 3x, 5x scoring strategies are a nice touch. The game needs strong flippers and decent pitch to make it play fast but overall you will not be disappointed if you dial this puppy in...
3 years ago
The First million point shot and the game is so quick and frustrating but u want to keep playing it! I can get a 30k score all the way up to 2.7 million!
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