Creature from the Black Lagoon

Pinside rating

This game received 822 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.248 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #46 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.073

Artwork: 8.744

Sounds/Music: 7.835

Other Aspects: 8.265

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9 years ago
I am a bit partial to the theme. I like the drive in theme the artwork the shots, ramps, modes, and the CREATURE!!! Whats not to love about this game. Cant wait to add one to my collection.
9 years ago
To many this pin is awesome. I just cant stand it. The sounds are terrible and crackly (although they suit the pin) The shots are boring and whilst i like the thought of a monster inspired pin, the 50's theme really makes me want to fall asleep. Not a fan at all.
9 years ago
On the whole a pretty fun game, but mildly overrated as it can get boring after a while. Cabinet art is awesome, and playfield is fun and unique.
9 years ago
CFTBL is a different kind of game. The rules are not very deep, but challenging because in order to reach the finish line great ball control is needed during the two ball multiball mode. Love the ramps and the theme, this is a great game to add to a collection but not a great game if you only want to have 1 game.
9 years ago
Really like the theme and overall look of the game. Good in a gameroom and to entertain guests.
9 years ago
One of the most overrated pins out there. The artwork on the cab is fantastic, but the game play does not match. Even the theme is no good because it isn't based on The Creature, but rather a drive in theater.

Don't care much for this one.
9 years ago
One of the best packages overall IMO, theme absolutely nailed.
9 years ago
I'd love to add one to my collection. It's a classic. Great artwork, great theme and plays great too.
9 years ago
Just not my cup of tea.
9 years ago
good tunes
9 years ago
Its not really a Creature game so much as its a Drive-Thru game. I think that throws people. Im maybe a little too young, as I only ever remember going to a drive-thru once when I was like 10. It just seems retro to me. Still, when you get the movie to start, its not hard to get excited!
9 years ago
The machine looks great, with the backglass the centerpiece of the machine - Wow. Very original layout with unique ramps. Downsides: the nicest longest ramp you can only use it from time to time, multiball is just with a few (2?) balls. Finally I hate the hillbilly-rockabilly type of music, it really annoys me after some games.
10 years ago
Found it addictive. But felt the top left of the playfield was completely blocked. Also felt the flippers were WIDE apart with the predictable result.
Still want to play it more.....
10 years ago
I'm a sucker for 50's nostalgia and found this pin cool and unique. Wouldn't mind owning one some day.
10 years ago
Perfect game to teach beginners on! Objectives are laid out in the center of the playfield, in an easy to understand manner. Once the tasks have been fulfilled, the 'movie' starts. Moderate level of difficulty to 'find the girl' coupled with the awesome ramp that becomes available in this mode and the REALLY AWESOME creature under the playfield that only activates after locating the girl keep me pumping coin after coin into it.
10 years ago
Took me 4-Ever to Finally get my Own Creach.. I played it for 3-day's and finally realizing that It Sucked. Of course that's my Opinion.. The Cabinet is Beautiful, but the sound and game Play doesn't match the cab. I sold it in No Tyme at all.. But Now ,, 4 years later and Owning my 2nd Creech ,, The Pin has grown on me .. Rating Altered ... B_R
10 years ago
beautiful , original playfield , love the atmosphere and the theme
10 years ago
I have owned CFTBL for 4 weeks and love the music and feel of the game. I like the unlit bumpers when the ball is stuck in the trunk and the fact that the ball disappears.
10 years ago
Ramps galore! I love the whole 50's horror drive-in theme! Getting into a fist-fight with another patron in the video mode is pretty cool. Many of my shots seemed repetitive, but it may not be the game. Very fun and worth a try!
10 years ago
This game is great but there are ALOT of sdtm shots! Also, the reliability of the holo in alot of machines brings the score down a touch. This is one of those games that has to be in great shape to enjoy.
10 years ago
A nice game for sure, just a bit too shallow in the rules for it to be a keeper for me... but I do like this game on many levels...
10 years ago
I really want to like this machine but I dunno. I've played it on location a few times and maybe coils were just wore out because it just didn't seem to work quite right and really just wasn't much fun. I dunno maybe in a collection it would be better.
10 years ago
I cannot get into this thing. I have played it many times now and i just dont get the appeal. You can hardly see what the ball os doing under all the junk on the playfield.
10 years ago
This pin is amazing. The creature in the playfield is a real innovation. I love seeing him while playing the game. The targets are laid out pitch perfectly and are real rewarding when hit. The theme is nice to look at as well. There isn't much not to like about this game. Keeper Pin!
10 years ago
Love the theme and the artwork but the gameplay just didn't strike a chord with me. Very congested playfield makes it difficult to see what is going on. Will play more though as I do want to love this...
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