Elvira and the Party Monsters

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This game received 320 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.981 /10

7.981

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #71 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.837

Artwork: 8.275

Sounds/Music: 7.472

Other Aspects: 8.139


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7.915

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10.000/10
74 days ago
Simply a feast for both the eyes and ears. Layout makes for some really satisfying shots not to mention all the ghoulish attractions. Basiscally a kids haunted house under glass. 10/10 all day long.
8.052/10
3 months ago
So I love the theme, artwork, and sounds. I like the ramps, layout, and toys. But I find the rules lacking.

There's just not much to do other than go for the multi-ball. And while it's a lot of fun to play in short bursts, I don't find myself pulled in and engaged to the point that I want to keep playing game after game. The gameplay/rules aren't addictive for me, the way some pins are.

Still a very pretty and enjoyable game with Nordman's signature fun ramps; just don't expect much from the rules.
8.143/10
4 months ago
Probably my fav sys 11 game as far as fun factor. I don't know why, I just enjoy playing this one more than the other games from this generation.
7.256/10
5 months ago
Another great system 11 game. Gotta love Elvira and her great commentary.
8.585/10
5 months ago
Love my Elvira. Not a deep game, but it is never boring. Great art, sounds, and just fun to shoot. Wife likes it too, because she doesn't need a PhD. to understand how to score big... and Elvira likes to score big!
9.027/10
10 months ago
I played Elvira at a laundromat back in college 96-00 and I put a lot of quarters in her and said one day and that day did came. Fun to play a lot to shoot at and when you get the multiball light organ uh nice organ that makes me laugh. It has some light show. The backglass and cabinet forget about it it's Elvira great to look at. My wife, mom, dad, brother, and our friends love to play her, she would be great in any collection glad she is in my.
7.656/10
1 year ago
sorry this was for scared stiff
9.660/10
1 year ago
Probably my favorite Elvira game of them all, mainly because of the 80's nostalgia, music, sounds, speech, and fun theme.
8.362/10
1 year ago
Fun game is pretty difficult for a Sys11, especially if set up fast and steep. Rules are straightforward but reasonable for that era. The 2 ramps feel good to hit, and the gimmicks and toys like the boogie men and grave stones are iconic now that we have a trilogy. The backglass art is fantastic. Overall, this is a fun pin that looks good and has cool ramps and decent rules. Not deep, but not easy to beat either. A good Sys11 game that paved the way for Scared Stiff and House of Horrors. That alone is pretty awesome.
EDIT- 6 months later I now own one of these, and I like this game more and more. The music and hurry up modes are exciting, especially the 3 million shot. There are several ways to achieve a high score, but you have to work for it. This is a worthy entry in the Elvira series!
5.115/10
1 year ago
I don’t get how this is ranked so high. Love Elvira. I understand this game is a little older so I take that into consideration. It’s not fun. I do like some of the simplicity within the game but I walk away from it always telling myself “hey I gave it another shot” always disappointed.
8.179/10
1 year ago
the first Elvira game is a hoot to play , great callouts & some good multi ball modes on this gorgeous system 11 jewel
7.619/10
1 year ago
I'm a big fan of all three Elvira pins and would be happy to own any of them. Of the three, this one is the weakest because of the low fidelity callouts and whiny sound effects. The series only gets better from here.
9.640/10
1 year ago
I have had this game a week today.i wanted to give myself time to really put some time on this game before reviewing. All in all this game is a keeper for me.It is just so much fun and I truly believe it should be way higher on the ranking list.the theme integration is perfect and is such a fun game. don't be fooled though this game takes no prisoners as it is quite difficult and that's what makes it a great game too me.if you ever get the chance too play it.DO IT.
7.701/10
2 years ago
“Lights . . . Organ!”

Great memories of playing this one in college at the university rec center. Good music for its time. I especially liked the jackpot music after the organ plays, and the “hurried up” version of the main theme that plays after you get a jackpot. Its downside was gameplay gets repetitive fairly quickly.
7.424/10
2 years ago
One of the better system 11 games, but the prices are higher than most. The gameplay is smooth and fun. The callouts and sounds are great. Holy cow...the light show...easily one of the best.
7.171/10
2 years ago
I have owned this game for several years and played it allt. I think the jackpot on multiball mode is quite too tricky. Its really hard to get the two balls up the ramp withouth dropping them.
8.375/10
2 years ago
Older game for sure but way fun. Fun shots... Would probably got old after a while but I've played it probably 50x and nowhere close to beating. Would be a great cheaper pickup. There's so many games rated above it that this game is better than!
8.403/10
2 years ago
I really like this pin. I like how it shoots, and I love the theme. I won't lie I like babes and pinball. But, I also love macabre themes, and I enjoy Elvira and her cheeky sense of humor. I'm a big fan of art and I think this pin has a very good backglass not the best, but definitely among one of my favorites. The cab art is really nice and I think its one of my favorite cab arts. The playfield art is only decent, but the sculpts and tombstone targets really make the theme pop. No real toys or complicated mechs in this one. Regardless it doesn't need any. And all the little flourishes like the skull lock, and the aforementioned tombstones targets really add up to make the theme pop in this pin. I do like all the silly details and jokes in both the backglass and playfield.
One thing I like about the playfield is it's easy to know what to shoot for, and its not cluttered. However, with that being sad... I feel the light show on this game isn't the best. I'm not harsh with lights as I just for the most part like any type of blinking and flashing light show.
The layout shoots really well. Love the ramps. They're super fun to shoot and watch. I do like the coding and rewards for shooting them multiple times. And I like the look of the ramps they have nice personality.
The callouts and music also add greatly to the personality. They're not a lot of a variety to the callouts. But, they're good. My favorite is when multiball starts Dracula says "Lights... Organ... and there is a really nice flourish of organ music, and Elvira says... OHHHHHhhhh nice organ." Its probably one of my favorite MB starts there is. And they really use sound amazing in this game. From the sound effects to speech and the music. The music is good, but not great. But, I do like how it speeds up with every ball that is locked. Really amps up the tension, however it can get old.
About MB its simple rules. It starts off with the lock lit for all three balls and you just need to lock them and then it starts. To get the jackpot you need to hit both ramp shots. The 2nd time it's the jackpot. Nothing to complex. And if you're decent at trapping and you're lucky to be able to get control, then its not the hardest shot. But, I find the real trick is getting control to trap them in the first place as there is no guarantee that you can get control from where the balls released.
Then after the first mb you'll need to light the ball lock each time you want to lock a ball. To light the lock you need to complete jam or bats. Jam is risky, but easier than bats...
And that's the game... Rinse and repeat... And I won't lie the game can get old and repetitive. But, its still a very, very fun game. I like the rules. And all in all I think this is one heck of a pin. In a small collection it might be too expensive and too shallow, but if you have a big collection it would fit nicely. As is. If you ever see one. Play it. Its fun.
7.495/10
2 years ago
I'm still a bit mixed on this game. The playfield layout is definitely nice and the amount of shots is too, but I don't know if I found it all that much fun. I can definitely see why it is fairly popular, and it may grow one me, at which point I'll update my review. I guess I just somehow found this game kind of boring despite its shots and playfield features.
7.859/10
2 years ago
After playing one machine with LED and one without, LEDs are a must. I absolutely recommend this game. You would think with an Elvira game that it would have more sexual inuindo, but I understand why it doesn't. It does have a few shots that are instant drainos and that can get a bit frustrating.
8.828/10
2 years ago
Cool theme, great art, challenging shots and no ball save. This game can get a little old after owning for a while but its a really cool comp game & does well on site
9.149/10
2 years ago
EATPM is a challenging Pin and at times downright frustrating BUT it will make you twice the player when you master it. The rules are shallow but the shots are very satisfying. The 3mil shot is one of the coolest, most intense shots in all of pinball. You feel like a KING when you nail it. This game has an amazing look and layout. Love the light show and the sounds / fallouts are great. The song does grate on you after awhile. I’ve had this game in home and I played it non stop...it just keeps calling you back for more. It never got old to me. I had it on route for awhile and it didn’t do we’ll coin wise...I’ll guess that is due to the difficulty and no ball saves. In short this is DEFINITELY top five system 11. It’s just GREAT PINBALL! If you can find one between $2500-$3000, GET IT and KEEP IT.
10.000/10
2 years ago
I love everything about this pin, except I don't own one.
Sell me yours!
6.664/10
3 years ago
This game does it's theme well, and it's iconic in terms of nostalgia, but there's nothing here to make me want to come back. I feel it's a little overated because of the great theme, because the none of the 'toys' interact with the ball, and there is almost nothing to do, even when compared to games of the time. Callouts are muffled and repetitive, orbit shots don't go all the way around the back of the game, and once you've got multiball you've seen everything there is.

Fun game, but not for long.
9.832/10
3 years ago
EATPM is timeless. The boogy men are hilarious, and the game has a fun feel. The flow is great, and you can play for a long time. Plenty of stuff to accomplish, but not too much as to seem overwhelming. The flow is laid back, but hey the theme is a bbq with Elvira...
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