Elvira's House of Horrors (Premium Edition)

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This game received 311 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.716 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Elvira's House of Horrors". The group itself ranks #9 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.667

Artwork: 8.716

Sounds/Music: 8.46

Other Aspects: 8.774

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Elvira's House of Horrors (Premium Edition)".
The other versions are: Elvira's House of Horrors (Limited Edition), Elvira's House of Horrors (40th anniversary edition)

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68 days ago
I have loved every one of these version. I am so in love with how smooth and awesome this pin plays. The long distance shots are sniper dandies and so much fun.
3 months ago
Love this game. The layout is perfect for the different modes in the game. I keep coming back to try to compete more and more of them in one game. Definitely a challenging game, but that's part of the charm
4 months ago
Wish I could get one
5 months ago
This is just a really fun machine to play. The video animations, both the movies and Elvira, herself are a great fit with the overall game. This is clearly an evolution of the level of integration I hadn't seen since Batman 66, and is maybe only surpassed by the newer Godzilla. The shots, mostly, flow really nicely, and the modes are interesting and different enough. Really has the "one more play" factor.

My only real gripe is that it did feel like you could get through most of the game with moderate skill. I hit most of the wizard modes pretty early on in my playing. As I mentioned above, it is fun enough to keep you coming back, but I think over time you would get to the "end" often (just to be clear, this isn't Munsters levels of shallow, just not as deep as say JP or as challenging as IM).
6 months ago
My favorite game in my collection. One of the best coded games out there. There are so many things to do it's almost impossible to get sick of playing. Layout is fairly simple, but it's fun to shoot. All the shots feel great. I can't think of a better theme in pinball than Elvira, monsters ect. Had to sell two good pins to aquire it, but I do not regret it in the least.
7 months ago
Game is really driven by theme and loving the whole Elvira and campy horror movie thing

Layout is a super basic fan, not very exciting to shoot

Modes are very much shoot the lit shots

Deadheads are cringe

You’ll skip through Elviras commentary after the first time you hear it

I acquired this game in a trade and quickly sold it, I do not think it’s worth the price of admission.

Recommended for Elvira super fans only
8 months ago
Great shooting game with cool art
8 months ago
The 3rd installment of Elvira and it's a theme I really enjoy and I love the campiness of the game and the movie clips themselves. It feels like a real life cheesey late night Elvira on your TV show but your playing pinball. It's a great 2 flipper game and definitely one of the best recent Stern pins we've seen....right up there with Deadpool & Godzilla as perhaps the best they've done. The shots are really satisfying....definitely one I'd like to add to my collection someday.
8 months ago
Love the Theme and fun factor is 11 out of 10.
9 months ago
As a former Scared Stiff owner, expectations were very high.
I had bought the Elvira Dec 2021 new without having played it. I also did not look at any game reports beforehand. I wanted to discover this pinball machine for myself.

The machine is great. I could look at the artwork alone for an entire evening without playing a ball. There is always something to discover. "They´re coming to get you Babara." Thanks Greg!!!

The light show is perfect. Everything fits here. A shot into the crypt, the light goes off, from the speaker comes a click of a switch and at the same time the light in the crypt comes on. Perfect.

The call outs are great. Cassandra and especially Tim Kitzrow give everything. Headphone jack is a must have.
The horror videos are bad, but I guess that's how it should be.

Less good Imo the Cabinet of the Premiums. It it loveless.
In addition, some time had to be invested in optimizing the mechanics. At the beginning it jammed here and there. I only say optocoupler ramp right. Poorly visible right loop insert for people under 1.75 cm.
The animation for an extra ball by a gargoil I find nowhere near as funny as in Attack from Mars. There is still a lot of room for improvement.
I also think the ramp mechanically unfavorably implemented. It is moved by a gear motor. This takes time, so it can happen that the ball hit exactly on the plate of the ramp. Better would be a coil that moves the ramp quickly. Like in TWD premium/LE.

All in all, the best pinball machine I have ever owned. I would not replace it with a Scared Stiff. (my wife sees it differently).
You can have fun longer with this Elvira. After 3 months I have by no means seen everything.
9 months ago
So I'm lowering my rating on this. This game has broke down so many times while playing I just can't give it a high score. The tombstone won't register. Shooting through the mansion won't register. It loses balls and then just ends. It's a huge disappointment.
10 months ago
I've played a few Elvira titles and I'll say this is by far my favorite. Don't get me wrong, the others are good but the LCD video brings this to a new level. If you're looking for an Elvira, this is the version to get. Rules are simple, activate a room in the house by getting the ball through the front door, that triggers a the goal of collecting scenes of a particular movie by hitting targets. The more you collect before draining the ball the higher the point value. I've had this game for months and I have only collected all the scenes (of one particular movie) once. It's not easy to do. As always, Elvira has a few funny things to says as per her regular humor which is one of the main reasons I bought the game.
10 months ago
One of the best games I have played in a long time. Theme is top notch and the game is stimulating and stunning!
10 months ago
I originally did not have a must play desire for this pin. After watching video reviews, I sought this game out in the wild. My wife and I both had so much fun on this pin. The campy feel is perfect and the topper is one of the best!
11 months ago
Stern has been on a roll the last couple years, and this game is no exception. I am partially biased as an Elvira fan, but Dennis and Lyman really killed it with a fun design and killer code. This game is a joy to play! The modes are fun and funny (Debbie!!!), the toys are great (house, crypt, trunk), and the artwork is really nice (with the exception of the very bland cabinet). I love all the newly recorded Elvira footage for the game and the use of the movie assets is really well done. I do wish the Elvira call outs and videos were a bit more risque with more double entendre. Overall a fantastic package.

I really thought this would be a long term keeper in my collection, but being a "fan layout" I wanted something a little different to shoot (ended up trading for a JP Premium which was perfect). I would still love to own this game again some day, and will happily play it any chance I can get! Kudos to Stern and team!
11 months ago
Fun game to play and love the theme. Cant help but be attracted to the graphics on t(h)i(t)s one!
11 months ago
best pin ive ever played
11 months ago
Just an all around fun game to play. Great call outs and videos , love the house and shots.
11 months ago
Great machine but I think Scared Stiff is hands down the best of the three Elvira machines. SS has way better callouts and I prefer the nostalgia of the 90’s era machines. House of Horrors is a more modern and family friendly machine.
1 year ago
My favorite of the new Sterns. What really works is the theme integration, which feels present and thoughtful, but not obtrusive or distracting (the way it is in Munsters). The random wrap up of one's game by Elvira is a great touch and adds the flavor of horror camp that one seeking out Elvira properties would want.

Pros: Fun callouts, pretty smooth gameplay, playfield looks great and has some surprises. A LOT of variation in videos, Elvira's commentary is done really well. Shots feel fair, and clanks usually do something fun.

Cons: Didn't find a "wow" shot or mode; it felt like there was a lot of looking left to right and shooting at indicators. Feel like some sort of third flipper (maybe a side entry to the house?) or something would have been better than going nuts with the multiball number
1 year ago
Elvira, perfection. Dennis Nordman, I am obsessed with the open playfield concept. Toys without a doubt top 5 toy of all time in pinball, and that's a big deal. Prices way too high but it makes sense, this will be one that stays in peoples collection for a awhile/forever. This is one of those newer pins that the inflated prices for me, it justifiable (dare i say it). Love it, call outs, shots, it just feels right.
1 year ago
Update, it's perfect!
1 year ago
It’s a great shooter. Hear addition of my collection
1 year ago
Great two flipper game
1 year ago
This is a great game. The worst thing about it is the considerable investment in time and added or changed parts necessary to tweak the game play when received new in the box (e.g., different rubber for post in left loop and out of bumpers, parts to fix return ramp air balls, gargoyle target ground issue, etc with many being an issue since game first manufactured). However, once one does the research on Pinside and goes through the effort of making these fixes, the game play becomes spectacular. Just wish Stern would have addressed these mostly very inexpensive corrections in later runs. I reduced the “fun” rating slightly to reflect this as there was no rating specific to this issue.
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