Deadpool (Limited Edition) (Stern, 2018)

Deadpool (Limited Edition)

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This game received 69 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.380 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Deadpool". The group itself ranks #22 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.985

Artwork: 9

Sounds/Music: 8.227

Other Aspects: 8.415

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Deadpool (Limited Edition)".
The other versions are: Deadpool (Pro) (regular version), Deadpool (Premium)

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24 days ago
Good all around game. Great theme. Fun to shoot. Simple stupid fun!
28 days ago
Deadpool will be a great pinball when the code will be completed... there is a high potential in this pinball, we can feel it. Its really fun, flow is really good, playfield is just wonderfull, cabinet is really nice... the music and the animations are really funny...

A great pinball !
30 days ago
Deadpool is a blast to play. Just a fun game. Great layout, different. Flow is awesome. The diverter on the premium / le helps keep the game going.
36 days ago
Company office got a Deadpool Premium and I have mixed feelings about it.

Pros: The art is spectacular. I really like the Zombie Yeti art and the side blades on the LE look sweet. I also give bonus points to the freaking T-Rex on the side. I really like the retro Street Fighter 2 style of animations. The sound on this thing is awesome too. I love the music and generally like the callouts and voice work, but I agree with others that an optional "adult" mode would be awesome. If I were picking out a piece of furniture for my basement, this would be the machine as it looks beautiful as a stand alone piece of art and sounds awesome when someone else is playing it. I really like the Katana ramp gimmic. It doesn't always work, but I'm sure with more leveling it will get there. I am drawn to this machine. Were I an operator, this would be at the top of my list.

Cons: I have put 20 or so games on this and have not figured out the rules for the different modes yet. When fighting the different characters, you have to do different things to defeat different characters. There are no instructions on the apron, in game callouts, or flashing lights on the field to tell you what to do. Some characters require hitting the drop targets to beat and others require hitting ramps. No idea what I'm doing. I'm still having fun playing it, but am hoping these unclear rules will be fixed with future code updates. To the Stern Programmers reading this... the game has a lot of potential, but something needs to happen so we don't have to look up the instructions online to figure out what is going on. The physical build quality on this machine does not seem as nice as my CGC AFMr or the SW LE this game replaced. It's not cheap per se, but I'd be interest to see if Stern was using thinner wood on this. There are parts of this machine that scream hollow to me. I am comparing this machine directly to a SW LE (as that is what this one replaced) and I don't find myself as drawn to this machine. SW had that "one more game feel", but DP doesn't. Looking at the two of them I have the urge to play DP more, but once I'm playing I want to keep playing SWs all day, but DP gets older quicker.
51 days ago
I have tried several times to like this game, but just don't. It's a bit boring, repetitive, and not much going on in the play field to mix it up. I think this is geared more towards kids who like the movie and the comics.
60 days ago
This game really grew on me! Play experience lives or dies by how well that katana ramp is shooting smoothly. 2d fighting animations are great for a superhero pin!

.96 update really impressed me!
70 days ago
I had read in places that the shots were clunky so i went in not expecting much but wow this game is awsome put alot of games on the machine I played and the back ramp katana lock shot was very smooth it went up there at least 80% of the time,all the shots are great lots of fun on this it's the best looking stern ever made I would own one in a heart beat well done stern!!
70 days ago
I am really enjoying this game. Yes, as others have said, it's not as smooth as my Steve Ritchie games, but it's still a lot of fun to shoot/play and the overall experience is excellent. Still learning the shots, but when I do make them they work well (even the Katana ramp shot). I look forward to the rules being further developed and along those lines, would like for there to be more callouts telling me what to do/shoot for. There are some, and I am learning what to do, but more would be appreciated.
83 days ago
Fantastic van pinball machine . Ted pool is it breath of fresh air in a flooded market .
89 days ago
Original music that is great!! Disco ball, katana sword, chimichanga truck, what else could you ask for? Fresh idea for animations, great call outs that are line with the Deadpool character, and awesome artwork. I keep finding something new every time I play and I not performed an update yet. LE was well worth the wait and price. Stern hit a home run with this one.
89 days ago
Code 0.95
3 months ago
This game had such potential, but unfortunately, I tired of it quite quickly in comparison to other recent pinball machines. On the plus side, it is absolutely beautiful. It pulls you in with the beauty of the art. Definitely one of the most beautiful pins out there. After spending about 3 hours playing it, though, I quickly tired of it. Sure, some of that will likely improve with code updates, but the playfield isn't that inspired. The bash toy shot is just too easy, so that you can hit it quite early every single game. On the flip side, while a really cool idea in theory, the katana shot is clunky and extremely hit or miss. Underneath the left side of the shot is a dead area where it seemed the designers couldn't decide what to do. Dullsville when the ball goes in there. Finally, while the animations on the screen are nice, you can't actually follow them while you're paying attention to the playfield, so they're not that well integrated. My ultimate verdict is that it is a reasonably fun pin, but other recent pins like Iron Maiden and Batmann 66 (with the newer code) are far better.
3 months ago
Deadpool offers a fresh pinball experience
The layout is both interesting and enjoyable to shoot
The Katana ramp shot feels great when successful, although it can be temperamental and expect rejected shots
Easy to follow rules, with good depth for the better players
3 months ago
Well.... the premium wasn’t any better with the added features. When I finally achieved the mirror ball, it was underwhelming. I really tried to give this game a chance, but even when the code is completed, it will still be unbearable to play for more than 10 minutes. The geometry doesn’t work, the call outs are not funny, lil Deadpool is an abomination, and I don’t like mixing annoying video games with Pinball. I’m a stern Pinball fan, but this one is not for me.
3 months ago
When you look at the difference between the PRO and the LE its not worthy of a $9500 price tag. The game is cool but the difference between a pro and LE is so limited that you wouldn't even notice. Just because you powder coat the LE doesn't and add a few $5.00 plastic toys doesn't make it worth more than the pro. The PRO and the LE are essentially the same and I would give the LE a lower rating because the price doesn't match the game.

Deadpool is a really fun game but get the pro Stern is just not Jersey Jack and unless they do something incredible should NOT be charging 9500 for a game.
3 months ago
Not Deadpool by any measure. No foul mouth and game is just corny. Worst orange peel playfield I’ve ever seen. This game is already hitting the secondary market as Stern just punched In and out for this one
3 months ago
Slightly better than the Pro, but not by much. Still WAY too easy. Call outs are NOT funny. This pin should be edgier and funnier. And more fun to shoot.
3 months ago
Well. I have to say i amnot a fan of deadpool the movie or comicbook.. I find it childish to say the least. So i dont like the callouts. The toys should be adding something..but is also just feels unneccesary and childish. If you like busy and cartoony art then this is it.. But i dont... And i find red a nice color but this made me dislike the color all together. So did i dislike pinball machine? No actually i still find it fun to play but not so much i would ever think of buying it. It gets old pretty quick and i also find it way to easy.. With shots that dont feel rewarding at all. No sorry.. Not my game
3 months ago
This game has it. Can’t rationally explain but it’s is so much fun. Pretty to look at too.
3 months ago
It’s got an old school arcade feel with all the bells and whistles of today! I love it!!!
3 months ago
Very fun and enjoyable and entertaining game to play artwork is off the charts and the shots are very enjoyable to make flow is solid
Maybe with the next code updates we will see more of how deep are the modes.ive played about 30 games since I got my LE a week ago and still have only got though 3 battles
3 months ago
Deadpool is the first game from George Gomez that we have seen since Avengers.

The Pros:
The FanMan has learned from his Avengers lesson and has put together an interesting Fan/NotFan layout that has lots to do and some simple ideas that are very well implemented. This design is different for him in 2 very important ways. The 270 degree loop shot to the upwards facing super jackpot shot is way sweet! The rules as they stand seem to be stable and well balanced. The multiple skill shots are appreciated. The animations, quotes and playfield artwork is in line with the rude and intelligently obnoxious character that Deadpool is. You get to battle a super-shark and a dinosaur in this game. The videogame is another way to break the 4th wall and have fun. The drop targets on the sides of the skin make a huge difference. The standups are good, but 11 drop targets are much better than three. Also, the inverted ramp that takes the shot all the way around the playfield and then feed it back to the right in line is very well done. There aren't too many ramps that I know of that work from the top of the game down, this one does. Well played George. George The katana ramp harkens back to the Master Zale designs of the late 60's and early 70's. Rather brilliant actually...

1) It is not a straight fan like most of his designs
2) It does not feel clunky like Avengers.
3) Deadpool preem/LE has a spinning disco ball.
4) Standups are nice, but I like drops better (esp on the lower pf)

The Cons:
You'd better like the color red.

The Takeaway:
A great layout with fantastic character theme and lots to do. I know the rules will be refined with time, but Stern is doing a great job with releasing games that have solid code from day 1. Well played Stern!

Even with the few changes made to the software, this game's rules are showing more balance and polish. Hitting the 4 hero shots to add to the features during the villain battles are a great way to get the players to keep shooting the entire table. This kind of building of resources is a great way to balance a game and it will be interesting to see how this can be adjusted (esp. for tourneys). The katana ramp REALLY needs to be tuned to flow, but when it is... it is a very satisfying shot. While this can be frustrating on location, it should be a non-issue for the home owner who has the time to really get this shot adjusted. The villain challenges are varied and require some dangerous shots to complete the different characters. Shot variety is good as is the Deadpool bobblehead drop target trap. I have actually had the center drop up only and a missed ball will enter on one side of it, bounce off the geometry of the rubbers in the chamber in front of the standup and come screaming down the pf towards the flippers. Game times tend to be long. This game may benefit from a tight tilt, open outlanes and lightning flippers. While the rules are not "deep" they are entertaining and should offer a great deal of fun once you get to Mr. Sinister. Beating up on dinosaurs and sharks is always a hoot. And for those who don't "get" the humor of this game, please consider reading the comic book. The movie does a good job of staying true to the character as well. I understand that not everybody has this kind of a sense of humor. And I believe there is a "family mode" for the easily offended. Lighten up people, it's just a pinball game!

Update v.2:
after playing this game a bit more, the around the world Theatre or Magic loop is powerful enough to be tourney-exploitable. Future S/W updates may deal with this (as they shoud). But for now, the pro is the superior game. The power of limitations...
3 months ago
I really enjoyed playing this game a lot more then I thought I would. The playfield isn't as hard on the eyes as I thought it would be because of the overwhelming use of the color red. Very fun shots and great sound.
4 months ago
Beautiful art and a blast to play.
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