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This game received 187 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.697 /10


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This game ranks #137 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.849

Artwork: 7.507

Sounds/Music: 7.204

Other Aspects: 7.783

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4 years ago
For any revhead this is a must have machine. It has great presence & the toys-the dragstrip & the V8 engine add a magic touch to machine. While backglass is fairly mundane pf is well designed & meets the theme very well. So glad i have this machine in my collection.
4 years ago
Don't know why this game isn't rated much higher. It's one of the better games out there. It shows up in a lot of pinball tournaments for good reasons. Challenging game play jackpot can only be achieved by good players. Multi ball is very rewarding. Fun races with the cars on the play field.

Overall I would rank this game in the top 50 for sure. Give it a chance it's a very fun game to play.
4 years ago
fast fun game lots of unique shots, I really like the racing cars on the Right side of the game that move as shots are made. The revving engine toy is great as well as the engine sounds it produces. cabinet art is also a strong point, If you like corvettes don't pass this one up.
5 years ago
Repeatable loop and orbit shots make this game a speed and flow monster.
"Skid ramp" shot is one of the best (and fastest) 3rd flipper shots out there.
5 years ago
If your into Vettes and pinball GET IT! Very tough and challenging layout. It has tight shots which I love. The drag strip and moving engine are fantastic toys! Overall I would give it 8/10.
5 years ago
Nice fast flowing pin. Third flipper is good positioned. Jackpots not easy to score as they can only come from the third flipper which is great. Nice diverter in the right ramp which creates more ways for the ball. Overall good decent pin for just playing fun and can be challenging fast.
6 years ago
Fast And furious. Great flow. Not a SUPER deep Pin but gets you coming back again and again. Car theme / Interesting toy / Dmd game you do not see often/ if you like Short Ball games do to being so good , this will be a satisfying game. End goals are Not that wow-ish
6 years ago
Corvette is a unique beast of a machine. Made back in 1994, this was when wide-body games were getting some decent attention with DM, STTNG, and TZ all having been previously released packed full of toys and goodies. How does Corvette stack up? Let's take a look.

The cabinet and translite look really sharp on this game. The blends of reds with purples on the cabinet look great, and I love how they have an older Corvette on one side and the newest (at the time) Corvette on the other. That shows some paradigm thinking rather than the same ol' "left matches right" artwork. Translite is very busy - maybe a lil' too busy. Love the malt shop throwback portion of it on the bottom left, and it's pretty cool how the "upcoming Corvette" is hidden in the translite artwork that only shows up when a very specific objective is completed. That is pretty awesome.

The playfield artwork is solid as well - the artwork has a very streamline look to it. Everything pops and flows extremely well. All the plastics are vibrant and give off a very wide variety of moods and settings.

Talk about a stuffed game here - 3 ramps, 1 diverter, 1 drop hole, 1 spinner, 4 habit trails, 2 main toys - holy smokes! Rumor has it, this was originally intended to be a wife-body game; however, last minute it was changed to a traditional playfield. All I know, wow, there's a lot going on here.

Sounds and music are so 90s in a good way. The music is very "cruising guitar music" that would be ubiquitous back when 30 minute car television shows were more prevalent. It's almost like - surfing rock music - if that makes any sense. It has a touch of Joe Satriana in it, and I love it. There's some ragtime piano music in certain modes as well - just what a hilarious yet fitting blend of music. Call outs are pretty cool - definitely some "bass" callouts whenever you do anything with the LT engine.

Speaking of the LT5, let's talk about the toys. The LT5 is a pretty cool combination of rubbers, and a set of solenoids that rock a platform back and forth with an LT5 engine cover over it, and it is a VERY cool effect. Well incorporated into the game, and it is the start of locking balls 1 and 2 before multiball begins. The other main toy is a 2 car dragstrip that runs nearly the entire length of the playfield. The player controls one while the machine controls the other. It is incorporated into 2 different modes with one of them being a "player control" shift mode using the flipper buttons. Overall, two very cool toys. I dread anything going wrong with the engine though. Seems like when it goes down, it is a very precise mechanism that cna be hard to get back on its feet. No experience from me on this one.

Flow is pretty solid overall, and the game can be punishing - especially with only 1 ball saver per game - so use it wisely. Modes are varied and pretty well thought out. It is fun to collect cars from such a wide variety of years.

So why didn't it stay in my collection? Well, I was gunning hard for a BSD at the time, and I had collected all the cars to see the new 97 Vette displayed in the translite. Not to say once I beat a game I let it go; I was ready to let someone else try and enjoy it for a bit.

Overall, Corvette is a really fun and entertaining game. I would definitely consider getting another one down the road; I would just need to have it in a bit of a bigger (7-8 pins) collection. In a collection of 4 or less, I needed to move on. Like a ride in a real Corvette though - it was fun while it lasted!
6 years ago
This is a awesome game especially for a car enthusist .very cool toys with shaking and reving engine and drag race race up right side .very fast flowing playing game lots of ramps and orbits .can be a really fun game for good players or can be fairly challenging and frustrating .the the different races and video modes are neat .
6 years ago
"Attrapez-moi, si vous le pouvez." (Look this up, if you don't understand the meaning)

An underrated title like Indianapolis 500 that is starting to finally gain momentum in the collector community.
Wonder why?
Its another George Gomez design, like Johnny Mnemonic!
Probably will price spike like Congo did in the next 5 years.

It has a balanced ruleset and good shot selection that reward a quality player.
There is a reason this game is used over and over in tournaments.
Game ruleset for scoring is solid.
Artwork for the most part is above average, and appeals to most car collectors.
Miles high above Stern's Mustang in terms of build quality and performance.
Toys are solid with the "revving" feature of the engine, moving engine, and car chase.
Gameplay is fast, and you have to be on your toes.
Flailing = ball drains.
Overall, if you like I500 and HSII: The Getaway, this is a perfect complement.
Rarely seen now on location.
Just watch for the game specific parts, as they are hard to come by now like most lesser production machines.
Worth every penny, if you are a Corvette collector.
I am looking for another example of this machine.
7 years ago
I have play a lot of pinball and i dont understand why corvette is not on the top 20 pinball machines. Its a verry fast game with a lot of ramp like the gateway or f14 but you have pretty cool toy in extra. Corvette motor is shaking ball and the toy car make a drag race when you hit ramp, its a 2500$ to 4000$ game but i think is better than manny 5000$ and + games. A verry good game for the evaluation price. In the 3000$ range i think is the number 1 game. I have buy one and i think i will never sell it!
7 years ago
Fun and nice to look at
7 years ago
Underrated game IMO. Really fun and a good addition to the collection. My only real complaint is the wide range of musical styles in the game, everything from heavy metal to hillbilly with smooth jazz thrown in too.
7 years ago
Catch me... if you can!

- Some of the best flow since High Speed! I love shooting the orbits over and over for big points.
- Tons of unique combos that actually matter in score, as they are scored when you collect them and during your bonus countdown. Be sure to keep a list of them!
- Really good music. Multiball & high score themes are especially good!
- Animations look nice, some of them (ie. Car Awarded from Route 66, Jackpot) are really innovative and cool.

- Kickback target often leads the ball right to the left outlane, essentially wasting your lit kickback.
- Engine ramp can often result in rejects, and typically doesn't divert the ball to the upper flipper when it's supposed to.
- Not that bad a game, but not too good either.
7 years ago
Speed......Flow.......Action......did I mention SPEED!!! Yes, it is F-14 Tomcat fast and if you are a Chevrolet person this is a must own!!! I played it on a business trip in NC and said to myself this is one that I HAVE to own, sure enough as fate would have it I added to our collection recently. The motor revving is what attracts any gearhead to the cause, and it pushes you for more as you learn the flow of the game. It is definitely a players game because hitting ill advised shots will drain your ball fast. You better be lightning quick if you want to master this vette!!! I absolutely love this game, it rocks and if you get the chance play it for yourself! You will want another quarter just to keep up!
8 years ago
Corvette is a super fun game with great flow. Not a lot of depth or tonnes of modes, but a few ways to build towards the main goals, and the modes that are there are lots of fun.
I kind of consider it a Tron-lite.
Great animations, good use of music, and some very satisfying shots. One of the few 90s Williams machines that haven't inflated out of an approachable pricepoint, so grab it while you can.
8 years ago
This is a solid game with a well thought-out design that compliments the gear-head theme. Fun to play with some solid replay value as well.
8 years ago
This one is fast and looks great
8 years ago
I bought Corvette on theme alone and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoy it. The raceway/dragstrip is an awesome addtion to the pin and brings in some unique gameplay. The LT-5 is a pretty cool toy as well. I love the piano music at the end of the game!
8 years ago
I own a 'Corvette' machine and I find it a challenging and tremendously enjoyable game. The artwork is stunning both on the cabinet and the back glass. The playing field has so much detail it is a credit to Bally for creating such a fantastic machine.

The ramps are not only challenging to become proficient at scoring high on but also fluid in providing their smooth game style. The 'Route 66' feature, and bonus round, is particularly hard to master. Once you have it, it is a dream run for high scoring. The 'Crossed Flags Dragway' is brilliant! The source of so much celebration and the focus of many a despairing groan. The multi ball feature is well played out on the top screen as you store balls in anticipation of their final release and all of the ensuing mayhem. An oft ignored feature is the 'Big Block' revving engine which has surprised many onlookers when I have caused it to red line and quickly rack up the points.

All around this pinball machine ticks the requisite boxes and ranks proudly as pure entertainment, to the extreme. The audio is of very high quality and the soundtrack beats a thrumming V8 note to warm the heart. My three daughters love to play too and all have grown curious about Corvette motor vehicles as a result. They each have a favourite model and even speak of owning their own muscle car one day. They should be so lucky!

I hope to score my much coveted 'tenth' bonus car and to play the special stage which goes with it. I have heard it is something else. I must be content with my high score as well as lots of hours trying to crack that elusive goal.

'Corvette' ranks, to my thinking, beside 'Black Knight', 'Indiana Jones', 'the Simpsons' and 'Medieval Madness' in the top five pinball machines. The rankings on this site suggest otherwise but my tastes differ from many. It must be said, all pinball machines have a place in someone's heart. My inner child couldn't live without them.

"Hit the pits to start a race!"
8 years ago
Pros: Unique-ish layout. Great tie in with the engine. Great combo shots
Cons: Artwork not all that hot.

Extra: Makes Stern's Mustang look like a 1960s EM.
8 years ago
This is one nice game. The flow is what makes it up, it plays as smooth as butter! The engine and matchbox cars are both neat aspects of this game, as well as a lengthier ruleset than most. A win-win game.
8 years ago
A very fun car-themed game with some fun ramps to shoot at. My favorite part is the drag race and hitting that perfect shot to win the race. The shaker on this is very applicable as the engine revs. Collecting the cars is a good challenge.
8 years ago
If I owned a vette I would consider it, just like Mustang if I owned one, Nothing REALLY special on these games, I guess the v8 motor shaking is kinda cool
8 years ago
One of the better car themed pins out there, can be good fun.
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