Demolition Man

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This game received 401 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.770 /10


Top 100 ranking

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

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.123

Artwork: 6.86

Sounds/Music: 7.715

Other Aspects: 7.915

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32 days ago
This is one of my favorites to play on location. I have almost purchased it on more than one occasion. Many will argue that the movie sucked, but I thought it was perfect for the times, and the machine really does capture the kitsch of the movie. In spite of having a few shots that truly seem useless, this machine really does feel packed to the gills with options. And using the upper handles for flippers adds a whole new level of skill. I could see this one ending up in the collection, purely for the goofy 90's theme.
35 days ago
Widebody, slow game. Easy and funny to play.
35 days ago
the backglass is howfull and the cabinet so so ..but the game is realy good
52 days ago
Great game. One of the best flowing shooters game of all time. Nice rule / theme integration with ball 'freezes'. Cool easter eggs, "Do you see any cows around here, detective?"

Claw and Flipper controls integrate well, and provide a unique playing experience.
57 days ago
Awsome Pinball
Nice Toys and rules
I love it
3 months ago
Fun game, not super complex. The ramps are big and easy to hit. I like the movie and the call outs are good. I prefer the game when the claw is disabled, it speeds up the game a lot. I remember playing this game Up/Down in Minneapolis and then moving on to another game, one of the women I was with was visibly confused that the next game we played, Addams Family, didn't have the triggers and she asked "Where are the things?"
3 months ago
This is very much a flowing game that requires you to not spend a lot of time lining up shots. I like that. So many ramps! Really fu. Game.
4 months ago
“So much better than the movie!”. Ok, not talking about the book (Is there one?), but the pinball game. My game (owned for over a year) has always played well, not plagued by well known claw mechanism issues or skill shot problems. The right ramp claw shot is always a challenge and the flow is great. Call outs by actual actors and the music is well (90’s!) themed.

This is my go to game when I only have a 1/2 hour or less. The code is not deep, but understandable and achievable. Two basic strategies are the 4 different multi ball levels and/or the modes completion with Demolition Time wizard mode (my favorite and tends to get you the best score).

The triggers are actually very cool and you can get secret jackpots with them if you know what you are doing. Flow is fabulous.

Yeah, my son and I decided to watch the movie- very campy, cheesy, predictable, etc, etc. At least we learned what SAPD meant as well as the sea shells...

This is a wide body game, so it is heavy to move around. Outside the theme, this is easily a top 50 game. Fortunately, it is not, and you can get bargains on them...for now. Go grab one and enjoy it.
5 months ago
This game is crazy !!!!!! Explosion of ramps (it took me 6 hours to disassemble and clean it under the ramps) wide game surface, the LED lights are essential to fully enhance it, the possibility of controlling the pinball machines on two guns, the magnetized arm to direct the bets on the ramps .... Truly a very successful pinball machine, I placed it close to the t2 and it looks like the big brother, the graphics are similar, I have many pinball machines and this one will stay with me for a long time, w the 90s..........
Cons: The only bad thing, in that year they made pinball machines like Indiana Jones which has a lot of interactive dmd games and they are super fun, the demolition man doesn't have any games like that and it's a real waste with those guns you could play shooting games that would make Pinball complete
5 months ago
I like it just because it is good, simple mid 90s fun. I love the ramps, I like the placement of the flippers and the wide open playing field. Few little quirks have grown on me. It is exactly what I wanted for the price I paid and I find I play it more than I thought I would.
9 months ago
Really not a bad game. A great pin to start out with, and one I have strangely been wanting to buy. Ramps feel great and you can really get some good flow going. I enjoy Stallone and Snipes' callouts as well. Art isn't anything special, but when the LED's are done right, it can look pretty good.
9 months ago
This was my first machine and literally every time I turn it on, I find myself forcibly needing to pull myself away before I just tell myself "one more game!"
9 months ago
Love this game fast flowing ramps plays a lot better than some top 50 rated games artwork hurts this title badly.
Just had the ROMs upgraded really adds to the game love the call outs make me laugh
10 months ago
This is a really cool pin that only just recently seems to have garnered much recognition.
It is based off a B movie and the artwork leaves something to be desired, but the gameplay, toys, and call outs are all fantastic.
10 months ago
In case you haven't seen a picture of this game, it has a LOT of ramps going on. It makes jugging pinballs during multiball really fun. You can stall them out at the top center shot then bank them across the playfield with the 3rd flipper eventually ending up in a subway if you need to clear the playfield without losing balls. The claw at the top is really unique and a fun way to select which mode you want to play. The captive (eye) ball and cars are fun to bash on too.
11 months ago
Ramp mania! Art package is a little lacking in detail. This game has many good shots and the flipper triggers make this game truly unique.
1 year ago
Fun for a while but it can get repetitive. Cool features like the multiball set up and the claw(when the claw works) plus the grips are neat, something different. Lighting is cool. Lots of little things if you get the time but all comes back to the same couple shots being repetitive. Fun always whipping the ball around the ramps when the speed is there.
1 year ago
Just added this pin and I just can’t stop hitting that start button. This pin is simply a blast to play. The gun handles are really unique and add a highly immersive element to the experience. Something about holding onto the grips and using the thumb buttons to launch the ball and choose your modes is very satisfying. It’s more than just a gimmick, it works great and adds to the fun. The rules are easy to understand, and there is just enough to do. The modes are nicely varied, and there are some other mini modes and hurry ups to achieve. I also like the captive eye and car crash, even tho they are highly risky shots. But where this pin really shines is in the gameplay. Flow, flow, flow. Ramps all day. 3 fantastic Nordman ramps, with terrific placement so that you can really string combos together. The upper flipper shots are excellent. This is a widebody but doesn’t feel like one. It’s fast, fun and engaging. Ball times can be short if you miss a shot or two, it can be punishing. But not unfairly, it feels reasonably hard. My only complaint is with the cab art and especially the translite. The renditions of the actors just doesn’t look great, to me at least. The cab art is sorta bland. It’s ok, but it’s pretty boring. Overall, this is one of the most fun pins around. The swear ROMs add some funny adult callouts too. These are somehow still selling for less than most Bally/WMS pins from the 90s, making this one of the best, most underrated bargains around.
1 year ago
The dual hand triggers is neat initially but the gimmick just wasn’t for me.
1 year ago
Demo Man has always been in the top list of my favorite games. I love the flow and speed of it. Its one of those games that gives you a workout while playing. Almost every shot leads right into the next perfectly.
Plus being a movie fan, and a big Sly Stallone fan... Its def a keeper for me.
1 year ago
Just picked up my first wide body Williams machine ! Demo man is an awesome game ! Im in for the long on reframing this one but plays really fast, heap of ramps and think the theme is under rated ! Might look at installing that rated R Voice ROM to add some 90's flavour to it !
1 year ago
I dig this pin for the variety ramp shots and how comfortable it is to play with the handles. That's a plus for me. Love combo shots. Voice actor callouts are great, especially during Museum Multiball where every jackpot is Stallone yelling "AAARRUUGHHH!!!" Love it. Perhaps a design flaw, but launched balls don't always make it around to the 3rd flipper, which is a common thing to happen on this pin. Also, I wish there had been some more importance applied to the left side of the playfield. Would have been nice to see some inline drops, but I get the idea of having the car and retina scan for the sake of theme.

Recommended if you like ramps and decent ball flow. Represents its theme very well if you like the movie or Stallone in general. The trigger handles are the highlight of this machine for me.
1 year ago
Wide body pins can seem slow and boring but this one is one of the fastest pins out there. The flow on this pin is unbelievable and fantastic, and hitting shots are approachable with no less than five ramps and habitrails to aim for. The crane is often broken in the wild but when it works, adds a fun and an important part of gameplay. With five different multiballs and game modes, there is plenty to do and each mode is different and cool.

The game is not without a few problems, issues, or gripes. The skill shot does not work with a lot of machines and is difficult to get working. The game is also a STDM drainer. The floating eyeballs never have fluid in them and are too light to hit the stand-up target. The last issue I have is the game is a little boring for me. It seems uninspired and the theme is lost to most people.

I may be one of the few who liked the movie, and the pin it's based on is a great widebody with the pistol grips and incredible flow. But it suffers with uninspired theme, poor use of dot matrix, and bland game play objectives. This machine is a good fit for a larger collection.
1 year ago
1 year ago
This game has a lot going for it. The ramps are great, the Cryo-Claw is cool and the overall flow is very good. I like the car crash captive ball but find it to be a bit of a drain shot if not careful. The theme is well integrated with the movie, the call outs and animation are good. Don't like the guns so much, but they are unique.
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