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Dialed In

Pinside rating

This game received 579 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.420 /10

8.42

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #30 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.769

Artwork: 8.165

Sounds/Music: 8.124

Other Aspects: 8.325



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8.759

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7.058/10
3 days ago
Amazing layout with excellent ruleset dogged with a terrible theme. It feels like 90s sim city and while relevant today, the predominate obsession with cell phones will date it poorly.
6.493/10
12 days ago
This, thus far, is my least favorite Jersey Jack pin. And it's not that it is a terrible pinball machine. But that it's modern pop culture theming just does not appeal to me. The Cell Phone, the social media angle, the chaos...Not really what I want to soak myself in when I pull back the plunger on a pin.

The playfield is very much cluttered with crap all over the place and honestly it seems like very little thought was placed into where everything goes and the overall flow of the game is impacted. If you play a machine by Steve Ritchie, for example, you get an amazing sense of flow. Not here.

And again I reiterate that I am not at all against Jersey Jacks. The Hobbit and Willy Wonka are amazing pins. So is their Pirates of the Caribbean which is quite innovative. I haven't played their Guns N Roses yet but everything I've seen on it points to 'epic'. But Dialed In I just can't get into...And I've dumped quite a bit of time into it. This review is not at all a first or brief impression.
9.320/10
27 days ago
Early impressions from owning for a week

This game is a jewel

I can’t believe how loaded this thing is

Shoots like butter, combos galore

Light show is mind blowing good

Best use of magnets in a game ever

What a fun refreshing original theme

Tough as heck but so fun!!

This game is what pinball should be. It’s magic in a box. People will regret not grabbing one of these now that they are basically off the line for probably forever.
7.791/10
32 days ago
Underrated game for sure. Easy to understand the basic rules but plenty of subtlety for those that want to score well. Should be use more at tournaments in the future IMO.
9.516/10
43 days ago
Pat Lawlor design stands out and is top notch in Dialed In!
1.255/10
56 days ago
The theme is so terrible. Playfield is boring. Couldn’t find a single thing I liked about this game. Pretty disappointing.
10.000/10
57 days ago
Not much to say because others have said it already.

Really I'm Mega impressed!
Best Pat game ever created.


After putting many plays on this machine I'm going to state this is the most fun pinball machine I have ever owned!!!
I have had around 90 titles total and the grand prize goes to D.I.
Even more than my 10k Wonka.
9.276/10
79 days ago
Just picked up an LE and loving this game. Out of all of the games that I've played, this probably shoots better than anything else, there are a ton of great feeling shots in this! I know that the theme isn't for everyone and is honestly its biggest downfall, but If you give it time it grows on you. The disaster modes are great and some of them are really challenging. The bluetooth feature is pretty gimicky and doesn't connect very well, but when it does I haven't experienced any lag. Build-wise, this game is far and away superior to anything else that I own, it is solid and well built. It's a shame that a lot of people are missing out on a great game because of a cell phone.
8.952/10
82 days ago
Dialed-in shoots great has great flow ever shot feels like butter seriously, artwork looks good code feels complete/satisfying. This pin gets a bad rap for not having a license theme but if you built a great pin you don’t need a license theme gives this game a chance and you won’t regret.
9.560/10
3 months ago
The easiest way to explain this game is a Bally/Williams ruleset on steroids and multiply that by three. This game has an amazing ruleset and light show. I don’t mind the theme but if a better theme this game would easily be in the top 10. What’s not to like with a game that has 5 magnets under the playfield!
7.575/10
3 months ago
really enjoy dialed in when I play on location. I prefer this more than any other JJP game so far. The theme isnt the best but its also not as bad as many say as reasons they wouldnt own this pin.
8.728/10
4 months ago
Such a smooth playing pin. There's just so many cool things about the pin from the multiple magnets, to the camera, to beautifully flowing ramps. This is only the second pin I've brought home that both my wife and kid like to play.
10.000/10
4 months ago
I love this pinball
9.540/10
4 months ago
How would I describe this game? Walking up and playing feels like a 90’s Bally/Williams original theme like Tales of the Arabian Nights or Theatre of Magic, but with an amazing light show and multiple interactive digital screens. Don’t plan on nudging like many newer games. DI is solid, quality-built, bright, and loaded.

This is a fun and versatile game. Home owner for 4 months now. I find it appeals to the kids and it is the preferred game for my wife. We particularly enjoy the selfies for high scores. I really like the ‘Daily High Score’ mode for kids and guests. That allows newbies a chance to put their name in and get a picture as it resets daily.

It is a city disaster theme, set to current pop Americana. Smart phones, selfies, emoji’s, drones (that actually spin), it is a snap-shot of today’s trends.

The shots are smooth. Anyone who gets their shots dialed in (yeah, I just did that), particularly the 3rd flipper will love hitting the SIM Card and station 3 ramp. The theater is cool as it is sometimes a spider, drone, or will become a virtual pop up target or spinner (complete with sounds). Hitting Big Bang can be a rush.

Not mentioned much are the magnets. Many a guest has been very wowed by the magnet action with the ball literally going crazy or stopping in place.

It is Jersey Jack so the monitor, sounds quality, LED’s etc. are excellent. Great choice for our very busy household. Kids, the grandparents, and buddies all play and enjoy different elements of this game.
6.424/10
4 months ago
My kids like it but to me just so so .
9.800/10
5 months ago
Second owner of a LE. What a great game! Good flow, good feel, a blast to play!
9.860/10
5 months ago
Played one just recently and wow what a great machine, fun fast with awesome shots and heaps to do is quite deep as well
9.763/10
5 months ago
my favorite games
10.000/10
7 months ago
Parfait du pat lawlor
9.052/10
8 months ago
It’s a toss up between DI and Wonka for me. The goofball theme of this game adds an element of variation to any size of collection. Yeah everyone needs an Iron Maiden or Metallica to check the fast butt kicker box. Maybe a Hobbit to add an accurate shooter. But no other game I’ve played has quite compared to Dialed In for me.

Artwork, Music, Callouts, Theme go out the window. Originality, Innovation, Difficult but extremely GRATIFYING shots are what make this game like none other. The rules are simple charge the phone, start a mode, complete the mode, collect the SIM card, repeat..

Charging the phone is dangerous, completing most modes is challenging, hitting the SIM card shot is super frustrating. The three main ways of intentionally hitting the SIM card are:
1) Shoot through the theater and use upper flipper
2) Use lower right flipper and bounce it off the Big Bang Target.
3) Use left flipper and bounce it off the rubber bands below the Drone standup target.

None of which are easy and frustrates me just enough to want to keep playing this game to see how many I can collect. I’ve only ever gotten three Sim cards but haven’t played a ton of games on it.

Out of the 14 machines I own, this one stands out for overall fun. If a person is trying to decide between Dialed In and Wonka..I have them both in my home, I would go with Dialed In. Just based off gameplay alone, obviously theme could make someone lean the other way.

The cabinet decals on the Dialed In LE are much thicker, shinier, more durable than the ones on Wonka. The DI cabinet looks like it’s clear coated but it’s just the super nice decals. Seeing as how Wonka costs $500 more its questionable why they put such dull/thin decals on there.

I genuinely feel like not having a licensed theme allows JJP to put more toys and features into this machine instead of giving up a royalty to add movie clips that you don’t really watch while playing anyways. Most bang for your buck you can get in a high end modern pin. Go ahead and drop $13k on a Pirates..won’t shoot any better than a DILE.
7.892/10
8 months ago
I played a few of these NIB.
At first it seems over populated and clunky.
But once you find the shots and learn a few of the rules, its a really fun game.
8.147/10
9 months ago
Best of the jersey jack games in my opinion fun all around game. Being more of a tournament player the rule set seems to be by far the most balanced of the jersey jacks.
6.555/10
9 months ago
lots of new technology in this pin , camera , cell phone interaction & etc.. but I have never been able to really get into this game , shoots good & all but just not my cup of Rum
7.772/10
9 months ago
I’m no pro but it’s a fun game. Sometimes the JJ machines feel “thrown together”. Not stable. But there is a lot to do and I haven’t done it all.
8.420/10
11 months ago
Solid game with a superb layout and exceptionally deep. I think they could have made the voice acting a bit better and the art is okay only, but the game play is superb.
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