Elvira's House of Horrors (Limited Edition)

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This game received 224 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.749 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Elvira's House of Horrors". The group itself ranks #5 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.687

Artwork: 8.837

Sounds/Music: 8.492

Other Aspects: 8.78

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4 months ago
Owned one for the last 3 months and all my other machines are off at the moment. Very addictive
6 months ago
I have the 40th and it’s a very popular game in my collection. The modes can be quite challenging but that’s what makes this game fun. The theme is fantastic, definitely a must have machine in anyone’s collection.
7 months ago
This game is amazing. I was pretty out on this game as the theme didn’t do much for me. Until I played it. It’s so much fun. So much to shoot at. Toys are awesome with the house and the crypt. An elite game.
7 months ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 7 - average

* Lyman’s code is the absolute standout here. All of it but particularly…..
* Gappa Angry is a brilliant mode with rewards if you don’t complete which is so cool
* 3 different physical ball locks
* House mech complicated in a good way
* Skill shot for the back of the house a true skill plunge
* “Debbie! Your deadbeat parents are looking for ya!” I’ve lost balls from laughing at that call-out
* Nice homage to Scared Stiff with the spinning wheel
* Topper is worth the investment, the screaming is well integrated

* General call-outs aren’t on par with the scared stiff ones which is a disappointment. No adult mode
* Mode starts are lengthy and once you’ve heard it a couple of times it’s not exciting. Lucky it can be skipped
* There isn’t that “one shot” that makes you want to repeatedly hit it
* The deadheads are somewhat uninspiring, again not on par with the Scared Stiff ones. Plus killing them is a pain due to the VUK
* Right orbit light is difficult to see, making you think you’ve finished a mode when you haven’t

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Get the Stern topper
* Medisynal Mods ramp and grass set
* Crypt entrance sign

What To Look For When Buying
* That the VUK is consistent in that it hits the same target each launch, extremely frustrating when it doesn’t
* The left orbit shot is adjusted so that the ball doesn’t hit the left sling each time on the way down
* Check all the physical ball locks work properly
7 months ago
This game is fantastic. Packed when compared to almost every other Stern machine in the modern era. Theme isn't a strong point for me, the game is super fun to shoot and looks gorgeous.
8 months ago
Elvira’s boobs got pretty old fairly quickly :/
10 months ago
Shots are okay but really nothing new there. The theme is blah for me. Love the house but thats about it for me. There is no shot in this game that keeps me coming back for more. I find this game too stop and go and the dead head mode with the floating heads is overly cheesy. Multi-balls are easy to achieve and rules easy to follow. It’s a good game but not great. I would not want to own one.
10 months ago
This pinball is wondeful, i like the colors of the hauting house, so great. It’s one of the best toy seen on stern
Pinball. The deep crypt is not so bad ( that’s remembre my walking dead ).
The flow is good, shots are a little easy but enough for me.
I ‘d have preferred metal ramps, but the plastic ramps allow you to see the game better.
1 year ago
elvira's hoh is a pin that i believe benefits heavily from the LCD screen and the spike 2 system as a whole.

elvira and pinball work really well together (I mean she has 3 pins, they have had to do somewhat well for more than one right) and this pin really puts that into perspective.

the shots are easy, quick and satisfying to make.

the ruleset isn't hard to pick up and can be learned as you play but i would still recommend looking up a tutorial for this pin.

the house is the main attraction in the game but it feels like there is some wasted potential.

the crypt is a fun bash and lock mechanic, but not the main thing to shoot for

the game feels really mode heavy, but i don't believe that makes it a definitively bad game.

so in the end the game feels like it has some wasted potential and is lacking in some places, but i can't resist to play a few games when i see it on location.
1 year ago
This game is stunning! I have had a chance to play a premium on locations several times now…luckily work takes me to a community that has one… It compares favorably to all the recent “top” Sterns. Deep, but easy to understand rules are a big plus here. Very inviting to players of all skill levels. The callouts, with all the innuendos are light hearted and funny as hell!

All models of the game are stunning….and while very subjective, I think the LE with the purple cabinet art is beautiful…
1 year ago
One of the best machines ever made imo. Absolutely nailed it with the flow, ruleset, theme, depth and the hilarious callouts. A perfect follow up to the classic scared stiff.
1 year ago
Played Elvira at the UK Pinball Open in the People's Bank.

It's basically the Medieval Madness castle (the castle shots, not the castle, we'll come to that in a minute) with a couple of crypts and boxes from earlier Elvira games. The layout is pretty standard fan layout, the shots are somewhat 'leisurely' (at best) and the castle doesn't move.

The result is somehow less than the Bally-Williams era pins it's copied off. It plays leisurely like Monster Bash and, despite putting up a mediocre score in the match (in the whole tournament in fact), I found it a bit dull and easy.
1 year ago
I've tried this game again and again and it doesn't do anything for me. It's okay but I don't think is on the top 10 games. I think is like a 25 of 100 in my opinion.
1 year ago
Elvira strikes again with another awesome Pin!!! I was not going into this thinking I was going to like it, but in fact I loved it. Does everything right a pin should do. I would rate it a little higher but feel it is placed right at 7-15 on the top 100! Play it and love it.
1 year ago
SO have played this a bunch now on location and it has become on of my favorites. Fund shots, good rule set and nice playfield.
1 year ago
One of Stern's best with a classic feel awesome call outs one sexy looking machine.
2 years ago
I have played lots of different pinballs in past 13 years. This was the first pinball that I must buy! I will get in 2022. Playfield and rulesheet reminds me of Medieval Madness, Attack From Mars, Stranger Things and perhaps Adams Family. It is very clear after few played games what you should do. You can use different tactics, how you want the play/start. I love about pinball when you can choose different tasks to complete at the beginning, not always same thing and same music.

I love artwork and theme. Only minus in this pinball is old movieclips, but luckily you can skip those. I personally just don't like those movie clips so much. There is very good sounds when you hit something and with updates just getting better (like with crypto heads). Lots of different multiballs to play and achieve. Shots are good, not so crazy hard but with my skills not always making them to the end. If you just want to relax and not bite your teeths together with irritated face - this is the choice. Rulesheet is long enough if you want to play whole game throw.

Very addicting game and you get in good mood with this - not displeased.
2 years ago
I am not the target audience for this game, and frankly the absurdly sexualized backglass would make this too embarrassing to have in my collection, like something a 12-year-old would love. That said, this game punches way, way, way above its weight in terms of fun.

I saw an interview with the actress behind Elvira, and she seems like a really fun person. That charm oozes into this game and her video clips. I'd probably go as far to say that she is one of the more talented actors doing shot callouts in any Stern title. Compare her "jackpot" lines to the ones in Turtles, Avengers, Deadpool, and it's very clear who has talent. It genuinely draws you in.

Which is why it's a shame the table layout is so basic, and the gameplay is a bit slow. The shots are not particularly interesting, nor are the ramps or toys. The main interactive feature are the fun video clips and the voice acting.

Overall, this game adds up to way more than the sum of its parts.
2 years ago
its ok if you never play scared stiff, its almost the same call and so repetitive
another stern overated game
2 years ago
When I first SAW the game, I thought "wow"! What great art work and design. Then I PLAYED the game and all the "wow" went away. The game does too much talking (annoying) and the playfield is just plain average. So there you have it: An OK game that is very well dressed up........disappointed and overrated.
2 years ago
One of the absolute best games to come out in years. This game will never leave my collection.
2 years ago
My least favorite Elvira table, but still fun. I love the throwback to old horror troupes.
2 years ago
This game really surprised me. Takes some time to get used to, but lots of fun once you start getting the shots flowing. Elvira is like pinball royalty, so I'm glad this theme has been revived. Wish the game didn't cost so much to own, but it's something to look forward to playing on location. Great machine overall!
2 years ago
I love games where mods really make the experience more fun... this game has some of the best mods. This is one of the best stern games ever made.
2 years ago
The layout is VERY similar to MM, but the shots are longer like AFM. The game has a great flow, deep rules, good humor and great art. One of Sterns top 5 games of all time.

The one drawback would be the price - the game has a lot of demand and the supply is limited.
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