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Elvira's House of Horrors (Limited Edition)

Pinside rating

This game received 122 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.739 /10

8.739

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Elvira's House of Horrors". The group itself ranks #7 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.605

Artwork: 8.959

Sounds/Music: 8.614

Other Aspects: 8.774



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9.28

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This game is part of a group

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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9.480/10
8 days ago
This is the best Stern in the last few years, this game sucks you into its atmosphere. This is one stern the belongs in a list with the kings, Medevil Madness, Indiana Jones, Twlight Zone etc...
10.000/10
26 days ago
my personal favorite game, a perfect 10 imo. there's so much to do while not being too confusing. the haunts are goofy, deadheads are weird just like from SS, and the atmosphere is campy.

Elvira being there the whole time makes it more intimate, and you feel like the house is alive as you're exploring it and interacting with all the different characters.

chaining the modes, multiballs, and extensions together is just as enjoyable, if not more than SS. it also shoots like a classic Bally/Williams.

*Gappa Angry is a masterpiece and I highly suggest anyone gets there before making a final judgment on the game.*

looking forward to these final touches in these next few code updates, I have no doubt in my mind that HoH will forever be one of the greats. thanks to everyone involved, and all of the incredible pinsiders in the owner's thread that has worked to make HoH even greater.
8.261/10
31 days ago
I just play at a pincade we go to .If the lighting was better this would be top 5 .I really like the game I was close to buying it as my first Pin this year guy sold day earlier n bought his WOZRR instead .I’m happy with that as WOZ will be only game I keep until they bury me .I will own this at some point and can’t wait !
8.296/10
42 days ago
Fun game but seems to be center shot dependent. I’ve played in several pre Covid tournaments and it is a fair game that does not have severely unfair point distribution among players. I will buy one at some point.
9.760/10
63 days ago
This game is one of the best stern releases in a while. Lyman's best work and largest code at 7 gigs of any pinball machine. Only negative is that it needed some adjusting out of the box with the ramp and was a bit of a pin in the ass to add washers to fix. Once dialed in however, it's a dream to play that makes you want to play the game one more time and the code is not even finished yet. v0.98
7.770/10
86 days ago
Fun game, overshadowed by previous releases IMO.

Game is a little boring, could be more on the play field, although what is on the play field is fun and interesting.
6.597/10
3 months ago
This game is all over the board... Ive played it numerous times thinking I would eventually like it, that never happened. Not enough toys, bad animations on the LCD and just overall boring.
9.940/10
4 months ago
WOW! I've played this game over the last few months, watched it evolve and finally brought one home after playing .93.

A simple fan layout that's shoots extremely well and there's a lot to shoot for! It can be a long player but the game is so packed it has you coming back.

Aside from the cabinet artwork, this game is a 10! The artwork, the depth, the sound and the animations are all top notch! I sold Deadpool Pro to bring this home and have NO regrets!
9.740/10
4 months ago
Love it Love it Love it. So much fun and only early code, The reason i am rating this so high the sky is the limit for this game. Only bug is speech on old movies a little distorted. Game play amazing not to hard not to easy. Fun Fun Fun and not PC. I love old horror b movies and this is perfect. Layout is fun. Light show is beautiful and this is a keeper. I rate it up there with Met, Maiden and JP2 well done Stern brilliant again.
9.800/10
4 months ago
I wanted to wait for a little bit since I purchased this machine NIB to put my rating in. Since the code updates this is truly becoming a classic. The flow, artwork, music, and fun factors is second to none. The only issues has been some quality issues that I have come to expect from Stern NIB Pins but I have been able to take care of them up to this point so far with the help of fellow pinsider posts - :). This machine will be a keeper for me!
9.236/10
5 months ago
.94 code will update with future code releases. If you always wanted MM,AFM,MB , but knew the code might be to shallow this is your game. I was in that boat could never pull the trigger on the top 3 knowing they wouldn't last long with me. This game at .94 gives you a butter fan layout with enough challenge to keep you engaged. Gappa angry is a great destroy the ring moment. Gargoyles gone wild and shout get a little repetitive, but that is already being addressed. The theme is A+ for me being a MST3K fan, but I could see it being a turn off for some. Happy to see where it goes from here.
9.420/10
5 months ago
Rating this very early on, so might adjust this sometime soon. However, I really like this pin.
Theme isn’t for me but it’s growing on me and the actual game play is pretty darned good.
I basically swapped a DPLE for a EHOHLE. At this point, I have no regrets. Lots of flow, lots of shots, and I believe Lyman on the code will easily have this a top ten pin by code 1.0.
9.280/10
6 months ago
This pin has really grown on me. I live the mansion and the call outs. Definitely one if Sterns better pins in the last few years. My only wish is that the middle and lower playfield had more going on.
10.000/10
6 months ago
Such a fun game with great callouts and variety of play. Music is great, artwork is beautiful and code is awesome as usual...its Lyman :)
8.432/10
6 months ago
I’ve played two different machines, one HOU and on at an arcade. It’s beautiful, colorful, great toys, easy to play, until.......

the ball gets stuck on launch, at least once a game. Time after time after time. Kind of takes the fun out of playing.
9.800/10
6 months ago
This is the funniest game so far. Everything is done with perfection. Minor ball stucks are solveable. Great sound (call-outs and music) + cool animations. Go Elvira go!
9.900/10
7 months ago
As close to perfection as a game can get. Gappa Angry, callouts, music, mode integration. Once the turret has all new movies and modes for each turn this game is easily a 10.
9.480/10
7 months ago
Fast and fun layout. Awesome RGB lighting for the shots, with incredible lighting on the house. I like the throwback art style and multitude of inserts. I though Elvira theme would be meh, but Lyman’s code integration and the b-movies make the theme standout.
9.040/10
8 months ago
Each time I head out, I end up pumping more quarters into this game. The shot variety, number of different multi-ball modes and play are tremendous. I can have tremendous games with long play followed by humbling, short misadventures. Despite not being a huge fan of Elvira or Sci-Fi, I find this pinball to be extremely fun and rewarding. Although a little expensive, I think that I may just have to break down and buy one for myself!
9.100/10
8 months ago
Love the theme and love the game. There is plenty going on to keep my wife and I interested for a very long time. Game shoots beautiful. Looking forward to this becoming another Lyman classic!
7.496/10
9 months ago
It's OK. But I will not part with my SS for it
8.820/10
9 months ago
Great Pinball
10.000/10
9 months ago
So far a fun game hoping for more horror and haunting teasing from Elvira and Bats ,progressing nicely this is one pin that everyone will we want to play I’m calling it it’s a 10
10.000/10
9 months ago
A beautiful machine on all levels. The house and its innovations are a great focal point for the game, and shots are smooth and precise.
There are just so many things to keep you occupied and shoot for.
Call outs and music are great and the theme works.
A masterful pin that is only at its beginning with code
9.620/10
9 months ago
I’ve played Elvira House of Horrors on location multiple times. I will start by saying, all pinball is fun. Elvira House of Horrors is fun. It’s just that, in my opinion, there are so many other pins that are a lot more fun. The haunted house toy is cool and fun to shoot, but overall the pin is kind of a bland shooter. There just isn’t anything about it that is all that original or new and that always causes me to play a few games and then move on to something else. For me, it doesn’t have that just one more time feel. With that being said, I’m sure hardcore Elvira fans will love it.

EDIT: Soooooo, I’ve played the pin many times since my initial review and, I have to admit, I was wrong. I’ve had a lot of fun with it since and I end up playing it more than many of the other 20 pins I have to choose from on location. It’s not the most difficult game, so it would also be a great game for people new to pinball. I stand corrected!
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