Dialed In

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This game received 650 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.430 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #35 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.771

Artwork: 8.178

Sounds/Music: 8.125

Other Aspects: 8.327

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12 days ago
Tried hard to like this one. Good shooter despite the wobbly JJP flippers and I could even get past the incoherent theme, but some of the callouts and modes are so cringey, I had to sell it. Still, one of the better JJP machines.
44 days ago
I used to make fun of this game and now after seeing what JJP has released afterwards I’m realizing that this was the best it will ever get for this company. Pat Lawlor ought to have retired here on a high note as this was his swan song. A game that ties in all of his disaster pins from the system 11 era? That’s cool as F. Now…if they just downplayed the goofy CELL PHONE aspect of this game I may have bought it and developed an appreciation for it a few years back. But I did not, can I come play yours? Cool game…but I’m not gonna buy it.
3 months ago
Played several times at The Pinball Office in the UK in a line-up of Spooky, JJP and American Pinball pins.

I absolutely LOVED this pin on initial play and keen to explore it further. I understand what people mean by this is a sleeper hit.

It doesn’t have a licensed theme, which probably explains why it was so thematically delightful. You’ve got a mobile phone that generates disasters in the quantum realm, and which an evil corporation are trying to get back. The rules naturally follow - shoot the electricity guy to charge the phone, shoot the phone to trigger a disaster, shoot the quantum tunnel when you see a strange effect.

It is beautifully presented with useful lighting (i.e. the things you need to shoot), some lovely effects and toys on the playfield, and clear graphic design.

Really nice pin as an initial impression - reminds me of a modern version of Whirlwind or Earthshaker.

UPDATE: Played again at The Pinball Office. Still a hugely fun shooter, but less impressive this time. The modes were relatively simple and it didn’t feel like it has as great of a variety of shots.
4 months ago
This pinball have all i need but i don’t know why we are not made for each other.
5 months ago
Not a cell phone themed game! More of a disaster theme. That's what I thought for a long while. But was looking to add a JJP to my house and seemed like a good priced game. Really enjoyed it and the kids loved it. Lots of fun modes and the sound and graphics was top notch. Would have kept it but a Hobbit came up and wanted to try a wide body pin.
Really has some smooth shots and great flow. Le has a great light show.
Definitely on thr list of would get it again for sure!
7 months ago
Dialed In: Chaos in Quantum City is an amazing Pat Lawlor pin. A lot of people hate on the theme, but I think it makes sense once it's explained. You somehow get your hands of a phone that causes various disasters to occur. The company that owns the phone is trying to get it back from you, Dialed In Electric (D.I.E.). Your job as the player is to cause as much destruction to the city as possible. Like other Pat Lawlor pins, this is a disaster theme.

As other reviews have mentioned getting a high score depends upon being able to complete the mode and collect the SIM card. The SIM card shot is difficult, but you don't want such an important shot to be easy, otherwise it takes away from the feeling of achievement. Also if you do find the shot too difficult, you can change the settings in the game to allow the sim card shot to stay lit even after your ball drains. This makes it a little easier.

This is a great Jersey Jack pinball machine, don't let the haters of the theme ruin experiencing a great game! After all, the most important thing in pinball should be how the pin shoots, right? Yes, theme matters but I don't think you can honestly look at Dialed In and say it's not a beautiful machine.

I recently got to experience Chaos in Quantum City Multi-ball and it is a mode that has to be experienced. I would put the light show for Chaos in Quantum City up against any other light show in pinball.
7 months ago
Quality. Great looking and playing pinball for all ages. On the easier side for skilled players but very fun and always in the rotation to play!
9 months ago
I've now lived with DI for a year now so I feel I can give a fair assessment, with some ownership bias thrown in... I didn't know much about this title or theme, just that it was a Lawlor table, and I really like the flow he designs into his games. I also own TZ, and NGG by him. DI is like a Pat Lawlor greatest hits Album with shots that will remind you of his other tables. it has the modes and long shots he seems to build into a lot of his games. This game is all about flow with long combination shots that feel like butter. It is very deep for the casual player like myself, and offers a massive amount of "Just One More Game"... I got rid of WOZ which was a hard decision given the amazing light show, but it never played even close to as smooth as DI. And DI's light show is incredible. Overall this is a beautiful machine and cab. The build quality of mine is incredible, (this isn't a Stern). I took off one point for the Theme/Title... because the title doesn't make much sense at first glance... I think they should have gone with Chaos in Quantum City.... but they didn't ask. Basically it's you trying to save Quantum city from around 10 different disaster scenarios. These disasters seem to be caused by the top secret cell phone that was accidentally sold to you by the cell phone shop. The characters that accompany each disaster were well thought out and have very unique personalities. I bought this game on the recommendation of a friend that is a dealer here in Florida who said it was an unbelievable sleeper and was one of his all time favorites in his 30 game collection. ( I tried to purchase it from him... he had 2 at the time, but he wouldn't sell...) I don't think I could be happier with it. My adult kids have been blown away by it, and they were pissed when I sold WOZ... now they get it. If you get a chance to play this in a private collection I think you'll be impressed by the gameplay. I say private collection, because there is a significant amount of directions given during the callouts that may be lost in a Bar or arcade setting. Currently holding strong at number 1 in my small 6 game collection. When you look at other people's reviews look at how many say they hate the theme. I've never really cared for IP title games so I don't own any superhero, or band tables... if that's what you need then this may not be a good fit for you. If on the other hand you're just into amazingly smooth and creative pinball machines... check it out.
9 months ago
It’s so much better than I thought it would be, never mind the “smart” phone in the playing field which almost made me not buy it - shots are smooth, playfield is well laid out and it is just a great addition to my collection.
11 months ago
Played DI regularly in the wild, then picked up a DILE for my collection. I’m a huge fan of the flowing Lawlor layouts and this is no different. With the JJP style of flippers and the flowing layout makes for a fun shooting pin.

Some don’t like the theme but I do, it’s quirky but easy to understand and play. I do love the variety of crazy modes and instant scoring shots in the quantum theater means this isn’t a chopping wood experience, and can be distracting in a good way when playing the game.

The SIM card shot is hard, and I moved my settings to allow for the SIM shot to carry over across balls. It makes the game feel better to me. Maybe I’ll feel different when I can hit it regularly.

This is a start again title for me, if ai play one game I am likely to play 6-10 games. Glad I own it, and enthusiastically encourage anyone to play the pin!
11 months ago
This game is challenging and fun. It is a great addition to my small collection and keeps me coming back for more
11 months ago
Fun game to play and easy to follow the code and shots required. First JJP in my home and bought it before ever playing it and don't regret it. My non pinball friends also find it easy to just flip and have fun without having to know the rules.
1 year ago
"Great game": The rules of this game are simple, but effective! Nothing new in these, but I don't why...This game always attracts me!!! The flow is one of the best I know. The light show is top. The music is fun, I like the fact that this accelerates when the game progresses. The multiballs are fantastics!!! I like the three "super jackpots attack" on the flippers. It's a family game, and so a good chalenge to the player. A great title of Lawlor, with a lot of reference of theses best pinball machine. I stil don't understand the theme. But it's doesn't matter! I like this atmosphere.
1 year ago
A lot of people claim to like the theme. Not me, of course.
1 year ago
My first JJP - this game is incredible - feels like playing a W/B machine 2.0 - absolutely a keeper
1 year ago
I wasn't sold on the theme to start with as the name of the game is misleading. It is a disaster theme and a fun one at that. Its a hard to master game which gives it that one more game feel to it for me. Wish the flippers had more snap to them which is a gripe of mine with all JJP games. Having played all of the JJP games fairly extensively, this is the best title to date in my opinion. Doesn't seem to suffer from any playfield issues of recent JJP releases.
1 year ago
This game has a lot of things on the playfield and really good shot geometry. The lighting and sounds are well done but the artwork can be better. The worst part of this game is with the theme or maybe it could have been implemented better. Overall this is a fun game that wont disappoint.
1 year ago
very cool and fun game. i love the "quantum" theme :) the moving target electrician is great, the powering up the cell phone is cool. I guess there were so many interesting things to look at on the field that it keep it fun. the theme is weird but its original so it works I guess its a futuristic city that comes under attack by aliens.. i probably didnt play it long enough. the lady with the hat reminded me of flo from the progressive insurance commercials haha
1 year ago
like the game wish the app was available to link the phone, new out of box, Do not like the double switch stack on the right flipper button to control both right flippers. Well worth the money,
1 year ago
This machine is a bigtime sleeper and a well rounded package that delivers in all aspects. It is absolutely packed with toys, amazing shots and flow, funny deadpan voice acting (news anchor style with spot on humour) etc etc. I have read that the theme is mediocre but the pop culture disaster mobile phone theme is both familiar and enjoyable.
1 year ago
A jaw-dropper of a modern pin. So much silliness, fun, modes, tricks, all without sacrificing clarity of shots.

Pros: Perhaps one of the funniest and well-executed themes I've ever seen. The dystopian city destruction mixed with ridiculous characters and even the news crawl are all phenomenal. For such an insanely complex game, the basics are clear so you kind of grow with the game as you play and recognize new goals. The holograms fit the gameplay nicely, and the in-game instructions are clear and intuitive.

Cons: Too many magnets. While throwing the ball around is a neat trick, this game takes it to a crazy level. Also the level of tech on the toys and such makes bar tables almost always have something (the phone screen, the camera, etc) not working. Personally, I find this to be a table where you have two 45-second balls and then one for like 7 minutes, so, for me at least, it doesn't have the more consistent flow and ball expectations you might see from the AFM or MM type games.
1 year ago
Played this a few times on location. This game seems good would need to play it more to get into it. Theme is not something that pulls me in.
1 year ago
One of my favorite JJP's I've played. Some really cool features, sadly I don't believe the phone app support is there anymore.

Great gameplay but the theme is a little confusing to me. Either way this is one I would love to add to my collection, I love it.
1 year ago
I had this game for a year at home. It was my first djp. I discovered the 2.0 pinball machine. A great shooting plan, full of gadgets and full of innovation. I was amazed by the technology of this pinball machine, the light show and the overall quality. I have spent hours with friends on this pinball machine and I have fond memories of it. I sold him to buy a potc but I think he will come home someday
1 year ago
Love this game. I keep coming back to it. I wasn’t sure about the original theme, but I really enjoy it. Lots of fun shots and clear progressive through the game.
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