Elvira's House of Horrors (Limited Edition)

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This game received 35 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.315 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #28 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.131

Artwork: 8.739

Sounds/Music: 8.349

Other Aspects: 8.212

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Elvira's House of Horrors (Limited Edition)".
The other version is: Elvira's House of Horrors (Premium Edition) (regular version)

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13 days ago
This game is sick an all time classic and just good old FUN; give Lyman time this could be a masterpiece
15 days ago
A beautiful game!!! A great theme. The artwork is amazing!!! I like the way the game shoots. Cool shots. Playfield is nice. A lot less clear for sure. I don’t anticipate any issues. Code is ok however, with Lyman on the job it will be great!!!
18 days ago
As an owner of Scared Stiff and former owner of EATPM I must admit I was a little disappointed when pictures of the game were first shown. Didn't think it captured the magic of the first two. Boy was I wrong. Although it doesn't have the flashy ramps or Boogie men of the first two. It makes up with Elvira herself in video and game play. Also there were a few images on the artwork that threw me off at first. But seeing the game in person it really goes well together. I don't own the game but helped a friend dial his LE in. Then spent the day playing. Shots are really good with a wide open layout. At .86 code it was easy to follow what was going on and where to shoot. Fun factor and enjoyment of game play are very high on this one. It's like a cross between MM and SS with a little BM66 thrown in. I'll probably end up getting one in the next year or two.
18 days ago
Elvira LE is a beautiful looking pin from head to heal, shoots very smoothly nice and open layout very interactive with the call outs has plenty to due with many multiballs to follow, clean direction of shots feels alot like BM66 with a hint of AFM. Elvira is at infancy stage and I can only imagine with Lyman behind the code its only going to be another great contender.
20 days ago
Simple and fun as heck! Love the video callouts and love the “House of Horrors”! Freres and Nordman are pinball legends and know how to make fun happen each and every time. Was amazing being a part of the expo debut!!
31 days ago
This machine is in its infancy however, as is, it is a extremely fun and challenging game to play...love the art, the layout, the theme and the "gotta come back for more" factor. My ratings are based on the .84 code...this machine will mature into an awesome playing experience. I will return to update my comments/ratings as the code matures.
33 days ago
Played a half-dozen or so games and enjoyed it very much. Being a haunt and horror fan and a big fan of EATPM and SS, I’m predisposed to liking this pin. The playfield has a good layout with cool toys and gimmicks. Like BKSoR the code and the rules make good use of those toys, gimmicks and features for an overall cohesive design to the game, making it easy work to get engaged in gameplay without being distracted by trying to figure out what it is you are actually supposed to do as the player.

Elvira and her campy schtick can be a lot of fun and initially works well here. But the video and animations look low budget and hastily done. Hopefully future code updates will improve upon this. While the artwork is better than the other Elvira pins, it still feel like a rehash of those other pins and unoriginal. Stern is really on a roll this year producing solid and entertaining games and this is no exception. I am looking forward to many more plays on this pin and hope that Stern keeps up the good work.
33 days ago
There is no doubt, this is a classic! A true successor to the series. Wow! Even at this early stage of development it is better than anything of recent memory. The ruleset harkens back to the Bally days, and that’s a beautiful thing. The theme, gameplay and content are all amazing. This is going to be a real collectors item. Pick up an LE while you still can
35 days ago
Its early but i was an early adopter of Batman 66 and i waited out the great code shortages. I tell people this game shoots better than batman 66 by far. Imagine medival madness with batman 66 code. I will say if you dont enjoy elvira or campy humor the theme wont connect but the code and shots will. Watch for this game to break top 10 and pass deadpool
42 days ago
This is one beautiful and fun game . Stern continues to impress . Shots are fun . Elvira integration great . Modes I have played were fun . Multiballs fairly easy to achieve and rules easy to follow . Incorporated spinner from Scared Stiff into the video . I like the campy movies and modes . The music also adds to the atmosphere and fun experience .
A home run from Stern for me.

And no playfield issues I can see so far .
42 days ago
After playing more with the updated codes this game is on it's way to greatness. The machine is beautiful and Has good flow and I Love the pause in play when elvira comes on gives you a few seconds for a drink or whatever
44 days ago
Elvira is good and it will become great with time. The early code limits the total experience but that will change soon. Let’s set the record straight - This game was made for the fans. It isn’t going to have a wide appeal like a Star Wars or Jurassic Park. Anyone that is bashing the design team is crazy. The people on this project are the same folks that did Scared Stiff and the Party Monsters. It is most likely the best team in pinball. Those two other titles are firmly planted on the top 100 list and this one will be as well. Pinball is known for its art. There are multiple books documenting all the great pinball art out there. I always get mad when the pinball companies get lazy and go with photographs on the backglass, playfield or plastics. It is easy and cheap. Real pinball art is the backbone of pinball and this game is covered in it head to toe. The shots are super smooth and there are a ton of them. I’m not a big fan of Stern pins but I love Bally. This game plays like a Bally. It even has a subway which is unheard of on Stern titles.
44 days ago
Elvira House of Horrors my opinion... it might be the biggest head scratchers I've ever seen Stern do. The artwork makes NO SENSE... rubber life rafts, ducks in a game called House of Horrors? What's up with the side blade art, shouldn't it be the gates of a cemetery with monsters or something? Its a haunted mansion in the middle of the game, shouldn't it be surrounded by iron gates?

The Graphics on the screen OMG its ten times worse than Munsters. Did the same person do it because both are terrible, rushed or just without an ounce of creativity. Who came up with this floating head ... it looks really dumb and how does it fit a theme called 'House of Horrors'?

Then on a Premium you don't get Elvira on the side of the cabinet, who cares the cabinet artwork is awful. Where is photo realism here, ELVIRA is alive, you can do a full blown spooky photo shoot. Why not?

The only thing that saves this game is the mansion prop that is actually cool, however would have been cool to add small screens in the window showing Elvira inside the house. When is any pinball game going to try that?

So on the BRIGHT SIDE... I think Jurassic Park is the BEST game Stern has ever made. At first I thought the graphics was cartoon looking, and wanted the movie clips. After buying and playing the game, I now realize for the FIRST time EVER Stern figured out HOW to integrate the screen with the game. Amazing. Jurassic Park is super fun, and the T-REX might be the best mech in the history of pinball.

My advice SAVE your money and buy Jurassic Park, and SKIP Elvira. It's very clear now there is only one Stern designer I think you can buy sight on seen and trust its going to be different, original, and just incredible. This guy hit a home run with Jurassic Park!!! Elvira House of Horrors was designed by someone who doesn't understand the first thing about a Haunted House. What a let down! Scared Stiff was scared when it heard about the new Elvira, but now its sitting back laughing. Scared Stiff you still reign supreme.
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