Dirty Harry

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This game received 244 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.816 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #87 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.887

Artwork: 7.526

Sounds/Music: 7.6

Other Aspects: 7.985

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25 days ago
Overall, Dirty Harry is a pin that is fun to play. Clint’s call outs are good and of course you have to have a 44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world that would blow your head clean off. It plays well if maintained. The art is a letdown, with a strange color palette and not much to look at in the translite other that Clint and the 44. DMD animations are just ok. Game rules are good. A good Ousler pin (but I like Dr. Who better)
4 months ago
Owned this game for over 3 yrs and still keep coming back to it. Not leaving my collection and the theme plays well to the movies.
5 months ago
A fantastic machine. I was always a fan of the movies and the machine does justice to the character. The gun is a cool toy, the call outs are authentic and the game play is extremely fun. It never fails to ‘make my day’.
5 months ago
Good one! Everything on the machine is well-balanced. The shot with the gun for the ramp and super jackpot is awesome.
6 months ago
Picked up a really nice DH for a good price. The cabinet art is decent, playfield art is just ok. The rules are easy to understand and deep enough, with 7 or 8 modes to get to the Wizard mode. Plus the game features several multiball modes, hurry-ups and other tasks. The shots appear wide open at first look, but this pin requires careful shooting to do well. The 2 ramps must be hit squarely to make it, and the gun requires careful timing. I do find myself wanting to play this one again and again. It has some really fun features and plenty to shoot for, including 3 scoops and a magnet that sets up your shots from the upper (3rd) flipper. The game has 2 ramp diverters too. I found this pin to be a bit underrated, and more fun and with more to do than I expected. Custom callouts by Clint too. Happy to have added this 90s sleeper.
7 months ago
Weak sauce. Nice theme, wish it were a harder game to play, not too challenging. Great callouts, mode builds are good, but fall flat once accomplished. Had an early version with the drop target, helped a little, but didn't save it.
7 months ago
Dirty Harry was my first pin. It took some time to get it playing 100%, but once I got it to that point it has been a blast to play. As a Clint fan I think I am slightly biased to the theme, but they delivered in giving this a true Dirty Harry feel.
I have yet to make it all the way through the rule set. Partly bc I am a novice player, but I think it has a nice challenge to it as well. There are some difficult ramp shots, but they are attainable with practice.
I love hearing Clints voice, even if there are only so many call outs (but thats most games ), and I still get a chuckle on a few.
The midnight madness was a nice surprise. If you havent made the hi score board, play at midnight and you should be able to climb on. Overall a very enjoyable game..
9 months ago
WTF??? This game belongs in the top 100.
I can't believe this isnt better rated here. Come on people!!! Its Clint!!! This game reeks of awesomeness. In my opinion, this is one of my favorite pins of all time. Love the lay out, rules,ramps, the shots are well played out, great four multiball play, the thumpers great, the moving gun on playfield is badass, the music is good, Clints vice is pure awsome, and the Game looks great. I feel like I'm in the movie whenever I get a chance to play it... When I find one to own , it will be a keeper. Clint Eastwood is badass....Period.
Great Game.
In my top 10 favorites.
Those who dont like this game can get off my lawn...
10 months ago
Not for the faint of heart! The window of key shots are narrow. But whenever I want my butt kicked THIS is the game that will do it. Mastering it is a true achievement.
11 months ago
Fun and challenging pinball.

The play is fast and there are a lot of exciting shots and missions waiting for the player.

There is however something about this fine pin from Williams that just feels a little underwhelming. It might be totally unfair - but I don´t feel the same attraction towards this game as with Congo or No Fear from that same manufacturer and year. Nevertheless it feels like a really fast game and that bad ass cop theme is always a plus.

Only cosmetical flaw: that gun shaped plunger/catapult on the playfield sure looks like some happy meal plastic mold.....
1 year ago
Fun game for sure. Decent rules and great audio. Some neat features too like the magnet and the cannon. Great value for the price.
1 year ago
Fun pin. The gun laucher is a neat toy. Music is good. If you are able, play this game as the clock hits midnight to see what happens.
1 year ago
I'll preface by saying I could be bias because I love Clint. But having his immortal character on a game is great. Game is fun gun launcher and gun on playfield is super cool. art work is very nicely done.
1 year ago
Under the radar game.Im on my third one because it has that fun factor.Nice layout and balanced rules will make this a keeper now.
1 year ago
This is my favorite shooter game, and I’m not talking about the gun. The shots are challenging, and you gotta put all of the shots together to capitalize. The sample is my preferred version iteration. The drop target in front of the warehouse shot adds a layer of difficulty to the game that I really appreciate.

My DH is set up with super band rings, except for Marco white rubber and Pinball Life red rubbers on the kickers and flippers, respectively. Wide outlanes, ball save is set to zero, which still means ball save for maybe 3 seconds, and 1 EB allowed per games. Rules set to hard and I’ve turned on tournament mode. Some may not like it, but tournament mode forces the modes to go in order, bottom to top. Me, I prefer that it go in order, even if I do always start off with Barroom Brawl.

The first DH I picked up was the second least expensive DMD game that I had ever purchased, which was a rather average re-import. Then I bought DH001 and spent very nearly the most that I’ve spent on a DMD game. Both games played like fire because of flipper pre-maintenance and full rebuilds.

Listen to Clint’s custom call outs to hear about a good place for some hot dogs.
1 year ago
This is not an easy flowing table. It challenges your accuracy with every flip and getting a high score is only achievable after much practice. The ramps reject the ball often and can be made with only perfect timing. It does have one of the best shooting guns in any pinball machine. Being able to hit specific targets as well as a ramp makes the gun fun and rewarding. The artwork on the backglass and cabinet are extremely well done but the original lighting is too dark. The DMD animations are also very well done and gives you actual callouts from Clint himself. An above average pinball machine that will challenge your abilities but also rewarding when shots are on.
1 year ago
Love it, it’s the perfect game for me. Brutal, tight shots, almost everything is a hurry up, extremely difficult game. Rule set is not “deep,” you don’t have read a book to follow how to play but there’s plenty to do. Will take me a long, long time to master it- so glad I picked this one to own. Clint’s callouts never get old. Wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t like getting your ass kicked or your kids or neighbors don’t either. But if you want a hard game that you won’t get bored of for years, this is the one.
1 year ago
As a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I will admit upfront that I am biased. But this game does not disappoint. It is exactly what it is supposed to be. How much did it cost to have Clint add his voice to this? Worth every penny! The playfield gun puts it over the top for me.
1 year ago
Tough to master the ramps but with practice can be perfected.
1 year ago
Dirty Harry! What more do you need? Ok, how about a gun on the playfield, the modes are well made and fun, shot layout is good and the magnet for the ramp shot is great. All the call outs made by Clint himself. It made my day when I finally picked one of these up.
1 year ago
I've had Dirty Harry for a couple of months now. It has grown on me and im editing my original rating. Very good game. deeper than I originally thought. Still not an A title but definitely a B title. Call outs are cool and gun never gets old
1 year ago
Dirty Harry is one of my favorite film franchises and this is one of my favorite pins. I really like the theme and I think it has two of the coolest toys you can have. The gun handle to launch the ball and then the gun that shoots the ball out onto the playfield. Now for the negatives... You can't really see the pop bumpers or the $ lanes, so you can't really tell what lane the ball will roll down to set up the lane changer properly. Also the artwork on the playfield is a bit lame. Just stuff like badges and phones, and then you have a safehouse and a wharehouse toy building. Not too exciting. But, the game modes can be fun and challenging. I find it hard to get up the left ramp, as you really need to use the 3rd flipper to do so. But, I still really like this game and I think its just a blast to load the canon and then fire the ball right out of it.
2 years ago
Love it. Very underrated. A keeper for sure for a great price.
2 years ago
some hard shots, but really solid overall
2 years ago
nice flow and good shots on this table. the fun factor is limited for me though because the music and theme don't pull me in as much as some games. The callouts are pretty cool, but he music is blah - could have been much better. The cabinet art and backglass are good, but the playfield art is too repetitive and boring. The modes are Ok and the gameplay is good, so it is fun to play. Just not as engaging as some other machines from this era.
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