Dialed In

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This game received 632 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.455 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #29 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.806

Artwork: 8.187

Sounds/Music: 8.151

Other Aspects: 8.367

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43 days 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
48 days 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.
56 days ago
This game is REALLY fun. This is a perfect for a home environment. Being able to work through all the modes and multiballs is so much fun. This is the family's favorite pin by far. While some may not like the theme, it makes perfect sense being a disaster theme. The movement of the ball in EMP Strike mode, the flipper effects, callouts, iPhone screen to help remind you where to shoot, and just all the sound effects, shaker effects and everything just make this game SO MUCH FUN.
61 days ago
This is one of my favorite non IP tables.
66 days ago
I just recently discovered the fun of JJP games and was honestly very skeptical about getting this one because the theme just seems odd to have a disaster game based around a cell phone. But man did JJP make it work, 5 magnets 2 screens on the playfield, 3 ramps, 2 scoops, 1 trap door, a subway, a diverter to a mini playfield, 3 flippers not sure what else they could have jammed onto this playfield. This game is loads of fun and really draws you into it once you start playing. This a great layout with awesome flow! I highly recommend everyone try to look past the odd theme and try this one out you wont be disappointed.
74 days ago
I waited until I played the game 100 times before attempting a rating. It really isn't a difficult game to rate. If you *get* the theme, and enjoy it, this will likely be one of your alltime favorite games. If you think it is just a "dumb cellphone theme" then you will probably won't like it. I think JJP should have named it "Quantum City" instead of "Dialed In." In a way... it is this generations version of "The Shadow."

For us... we really enoy the game. It really feels like a very modern version of Twilight Zone. The Quantum Theatre is a fantastic toy. The ramps are fun to hit... the lighting is fantastic. The callouts are subdued, but that is intentional. If I had a complaint it is that the art is a little too generic.

"Dialed In" is very much a new take on the B/W 90's era games. The callouts are cheeses and it doesn't take itself too seriously. I think it makes a nice compliment to the newer Stern games.
74 days ago
Finally going to rate this game since I have gone from enjoying on location, to wanting, to owning, and now to trading it. Dialed in is a great game that is fun and has lots of flow. It is mode based. And that is my biggest issue. I found the scoop shot to start modes very frustrating (even after swapping the cliffy for a mantis protector). But this is a problem I have with a lot of Lawlor's games. I just hate the backhand to scoop shot to start a mode. But on Dialed In, I found the backhand to still miss or bounce out more often than not. And that was the main reason I traded it. The theme is a bit dull, but the game is quirky fun. I wish the announcer voice was a bit more lively. I think that and some more intense music during the modes would have really made this game more immersive. The video on the back is amazing once you realize all the little things going on. The shots have great flow. The sim card shot is tough and if I was playing for point or ever thought I had a chance at the final wizard mode, I can see where it would be frustrating. The toys are fun, especially the theater. It is a very fun game and I'm glad I had a chance to have had it in my collection. But over time, the frustration with the scoop shot and the lack of immersion finally got to me.
76 days ago
I really wanted to like this game but I found it so boring. This is one of the worst Jersey Jack games, it is only better than the Hobbit. It has a different feel to it than Stern and Williams and that's not bad, but I need a game to hook me in and be intuitive and I just couldn't get into this one.
81 days ago
This game didn't draw me in as much as I had thought it would. There's a lot going on here and a handful to toys/gimmicks on it. It's a good game, but not for me.
83 days ago
Maybe I am just not cultured enough when it comes to pinball but I think this game is awesome. There is a lot to do, a ton of shots, the variability is fantastic and it plays pretty fast. The screen animations are a lot of fun as well. This game to me is as good as any JJP game, and stands up against most other newer titles in my opinion. Only downside for me is kind of like the upside, there is a lot going on and a lot to learn.
3 months ago
Not sure other than a phone what the game play is about, not the one for me
3 months ago
A terrible title which does everything it can to put you off playing it. Is it a phone game? It's actually a very clever disaster game but it doesn't generate any excitement from me when I play it.

More like a technical marvel to show off to your friends, than the immersive disaster adventure it should've been.

It takes your picture which is kind of fun, I suppose.
3 months ago
Just it my cup of tea I’m more of a 90’s dmd guy
4 months ago
After putting alot more games in, I believe the modes are some of the best im all of pinball. EMP, makes the ball move in a way I have never seen in a pin b4. This pin takes a at least 50 plays to grow on you but its awesome once you get a hang of it.
4 months ago
This is such a tough pin to review. Lots of fun and great animations, but just the worst theme. It’s not even that it is an original theme that is the problem, it’s that the theme they picked is horrible. So dumb.

Hard to separate that from the overall enjoyment, and my rating reflects that.
4 months ago
JJP get Lawlor and Yousi on a custom disaster theme with a seemingly limitless b.o.m.

easily one of the greats, but since it's not Star Wars or Rick and Morty it doesn't appeal to the masses, and doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves.

it shoots smooth like a Stern/Bally/Williams, but it feels packed and chunky like a JJP. it's not dark like other JJPs, the GI is perfect and I never have problems seeing the ball like I do other JJP titles.

the modes, multiballs, and lightshows are unreal. some of the best of any machine I've ever played. everyone should get to Chaos in Quantum City before fully judging this game because it will blow your mind.

I can see how anyone can step up to this machine in the wild and completely dismiss it, and that's probably why its rating is so low. but don't be fooled, go into it with an open mind and you will see why many, including me, consider this their grail.
4 months ago
the theme is not everybody's darling. but the game is really great. many very satisfying shoots. good flow.
4 months ago
After owning this game for several years I still find enough depth in the many game modes to shoot it regularly. Hitting the scoops in this pin can be a challenge (greatly varying from machine to machine), but it's always a blast to play!
4 months ago
It’s got some cool gameplay, is loaded with toys, has great craftsmanship, and it’s an original theme (which is always a plus to me), but I don’t care much for the artwork, or animations, and after I’m done playing I don’t feel much desire to play it again. I do like how challenging it is though.

Also, I really don’t like how it takes a photo of you at the end of game, that is very off-putting (it’s probably a setting, but if it is, the location where I play it always has it on).
4 months ago
After owning an LE for a month, I am in love with this machine. I love the theme and works for me. Chaos in Quantum City is a perfect follow-up to most of Pat Lawler's previous titles. If you like any of Pat's games then I would think this would be One of your all time favorites! I've had Two Earthshakers, Two TZ, Funhouse, Wonka, WhirlWind, Ripley's, and others. This is a tie for me with Wonka. The engineering is excellent, toys, best use of magnets (7 of them!!), not One but TWO additional displays on the playfield! Such a packed game! The art is excellent, the sounds and music are great for not being tied to a movie or band. Well done Jersey Jack and Pat! Shots are unique and fun. Deep rules and perfect balance of fun and the skill required. Makes me smile!
5 months ago
Pat Lawlor maybe best if not second to only Steve Ritchie and has incorporated nearly every previously designed machine in this pin. From Whirlwind, Earthshaker, Roadshow, Funhouse, TZ, AF, they all have some correlation into Dialed In. It’s challenging and rewarding. Drones, Selfies, Tweets, Phone Flipper App, this innovative machine will be ageless with new tech generation and beyond. The sound is fantastic and the shaker is just an addition but designed for the machine. This game gets better as you get better. Don’t sleep on this machine, I sold first way too soon and extremely happy with second.
5 months ago
Absolutely love this game, the theme is fun, the playfield is jam packed, the lights amazing. It is so much fun to play and plays so fast. This game should be in every arcade out there and there would be a new generation of pinball players. Well done JJP and Pat Lawlor.
5 months ago
This is really one amazing game. Once every decade a game takes pinball into the next era. Dialed In is one of those machines. Magnificent work by Pat and JJP
5 months ago
This game got me into Pinball!
So much fun and really well designed however the theme is fairly Meh.
5 months 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.
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