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Elvis

Pinside rating

This game received 193 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.537 /10

7.537

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #155 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.562

Artwork: 7.198

Sounds/Music: 7.626

Other Aspects: 7.483



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7.333

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10.000/10
60 days ago
I gave Elvis a 10/10 based on the multiple choice, but I think it’s about an 8.5 in reality.
The lighting, the music, the artwork, the toys, the shots, the flow, etc. It’s all there. It’s a really good pin.
The ramps are narrow and hard to master and the upper playfield is kind of a one shot pony but very satisfying to hit that heartbreaker hotel!
The Elvis toy that sings in sync with the music is cool too!
It should be way way higher in rank than it is. Maybe because not many people have played it?
Anyways, find one, play it. You might fall in love with it as I have.
I sold mine, but would buy another in a heartbeat.
8.200/10
69 days ago
I consider this to be one of the most underrated games out there. Rules are great and flow is a Ritchie classic! A definite winner.
8.660/10
3 months ago
Game is incredibly underrated due to theme and only 3500 made. Steve Ritchie lay out--is that any good? Beautiful machine and build quality is excellent.With LEDS and mods just a gorgeous machine. Color DMD is awesome in this. Tons of features---hotel is a blast to shoot, 4 flippers, metal ramps, 2 saucers, old school drop targets, stand ups, hound dog toy and clear upper playfield is right on. They should have used these more often--great concept. Encore MB feature is way cool. It just shoots smooth---great backglass. Modes are solid---not the deepest game ever produced but it's just entertaining and fun. You don't have to be a big Elvis fan to enjoy---it's a sleeper---Elvis has left the building!
6.481/10
9 months ago
Played this in an amusement arcade and the dot matrix was almost unreadable, game was still playable but very average,
Wouldn’t play it again.
7.571/10
1 year ago
This game is a little cheesy but it's surprisingly fun (I had my doubts when I stepped up to it). There are plenty of shots and I like the upper playfield. The dancing Elvis toy is funny as hell and exactly what it should be. I definitely look forward to playing this game more even if the cheesiness makes me laugh the entire time.
9.860/10
1 year ago
Maybe too soon but am loving it........ can see this one being in my collection for years to come. will update later, need to play it. Changed my rating now that I have added LEDs..... only floor in my opinion is the audio, I would have liked if they actually played more of the songs in place of sound grabs. Hound dog noise is cool.
8.276/10
2 years ago
A great music table from Stern. It's a must-have for Elvis fanatics. For the casual music fan or pinhead, this game still works. The rule set seems a touch random and some modes (Blue Suede Shoes) are ridiculous to achieve. Four-ball multi-ball, however, rocks and you're handsomely rewarded for juggling that many balls for a long period of time. The artwork ranges from beautifully colorful to collector plate-tacky, depending on your taste and the audio, for the most part, is great when you're not getting weird space sounds like "pew, pew" and lightsabers being ignited. The ramps and toys are fun to hit and that top playfield takes some timing if you want to hit the Heartbreak Hotel at the top. All in all, one of Stern's best tables.
9.700/10
2 years ago
This game was a must for my personal collection, partly because I am an Elvis fanatic.
The Dot matrix plays multiple animations that show Elvis in his prime during the 68' Special and Aloha from Hawaii. Songs include Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, See See Rider, Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Hound Dog and Burning Love. Heartbreak Hotel is by far the most entertaining mode, giving you the opportunity to activate the four ball multiplier. Blue Suede shoes is the most confusing and difficult mode to activate, adding a taunting vibe to force you to come back for more.
I couldn't be happier with this machine.
9.380/10
2 years ago
I liked this game. It was a lot of fun to play and had a lot going on at one time. From the dancing Elvis to the (licensed) Elvis music, and the animations on the cabinet this game was alive. The playfield lights were to reminded me of the glitter of Las Vegas. One thing I liked was that Elvis coached you on what you needed to do next “Go around the Loop again.”

It was also fun to watch where the ball went as it travelled through the various ramps and loops. The particular game I played had the volume turned up and that enhanced my experience.

I rated this game high because it was a great pinball experience.
9.460/10
2 years ago
Always a fun time! A big hit with my kids who want it to be permanent in our small collection. Wife is a huge Elvis fan. As expected great musical clips and a fast moving playfield keeps you coming back for more.
7.980/10
2 years ago
This is a fun game. The theme is a great fit for a pin and the playfield design facilitates good ball flow and some fun and challenging shots to be made. I'm no a big fan of the color pink being the dominant shade of the artwork. A little too feminine and a game with Elvis at front and center should not have such a feminine look.
8.660/10
2 years ago
This game is very underrated. Play is smooth and rules are for the novice to the seasoned vet. Highly recommended and will be adding to my small collection.
5.920/10
3 years ago
I can really only play one game of this. It's fun for a while but then gets a little boring.
7.452/10
3 years ago
Very creative game. Love the upper play field, the many multi balls you can get, target shots & theam of the game. Very hard to collect Blue Suade Shoes. I don't like where the extra ball hole is placed. Not something you can aim for very well but you get by chance.
7.229/10
3 years ago
Elvis is another Stern game that is just EVERYWHERE in the U.K - even on the island of Jersey it seems to be the only public machine for miles. As a result, I've put alot of time in on it and I have to say while it's not the best thing to ever happen to pinball, it's by no means a bad game. The song modes are all integrated well, and good use is made of the playfield layout which is actually pretty original. Nowadays this would be a Premium game, and the Pro version would be void of upper-playfield and would have a static Elvis, so it's nice that it was made in a time where this was not an issue. The callouts are a bit weak, and the art is a tad lackluster, but the song choices are iconic and I think Ritchie did the best he could with not the most exciting theme around.
7.449/10
3 years ago
I really wanted to love elvis, I did like it like at first, but I wasn't really motivated into playing it all the time, like some other games. I kinda got bored pretty fast. It just wasn't exciting enough to keep me coming back. If you're an Elvis Fan, buy or play the machine. It's pretty good for a collector. It's not a bad game, just not exciting enough to buy. I didn't keep this game long.

Pros

I like the lighting in the game
Awesome looking ramps
Elvis Music
I love the back board and the cabinet art
It's elvis!!! Plays smooth
game is a challenge

Cons

Easy ball drains
very tough
low scoring. (After playing high scoring games, it's tough to see only 200 million, as oppose to billions, you think you stink, lol)
4.784/10
3 years ago
no thank you. I played several games and as always really tried to like it. just came off as a cheep knockoff of a real pinball game. the little plastic Elvis cutout, wow, no thanks. Dancing Elvis was OK.
3.415/10
3 years ago
I'm not an Elvis fan, but wanted to give it a chance anyway. I couldn't get past that song that plays over, and over, and over again. With that I just couldn't get into it.
9.440/10
3 years ago
Very much a stern game. Sort of a backwards version of Simpsons party pinball. The clear upper play field is kind of clunky. The hound dog toy and feature and is pretty weak. Sounds are king-like so what's not to like. I've still not completed my trip to Graceland.
8.556/10
3 years ago
This game is a blast. One of Ritchies most packed games. Mini Playfield is cool, jumping hound dog, magnet assist inner loop, and dancing Elvis, in synch with the music.

This one just puts a smile on your face while playing. Shots are good, and the layout is fantastic. Sound is great, especially for Elvis fans.
9.460/10
4 years ago
It's Elvis by the "King of Flow" Steve Ritchie! The layout is classic Ritchie "High Speed" with a dancing Elvis in the center, lots of music, and a really cool Heartbreak Hotel multiball ramp setup with clear 2nd level playfield. Break the Jailbirds out for Jailhouse Rock multiball, start barking the night away in Hound Dog Mode, get that inner loop shot with magnet assist! I love the original retro-looking color incandescent lighting on this one, it's just perfect, no LEDS for this, they just don't improve the lighting any. The game has a drop target bank, a rarer find these days and when you drop them all, the crowd chants "Elvis..Elvis..Elvis!". The sound is magnificent, real Elvis tunes from the '68 comeback special and amazing authentic sounding Elvis callouts. Don't play this in a "museum" surrounded by loud games booming, but go somewhere that you can hear it and get a shaker motor for "All Shook Up" mode. The artwork is perfect and beautiful, the playfield is packed but clean looking, only lacking pinblades for which you've got 3 design choices or mirrorblades available. The video mode is a weak spot in an otherwise satisfying game. You can even collect scarves and other gifts from Elvis. Elvis is the King - Of Rock 'n Roll AND of Pinball! It's an Elvis concert in a glass box. Get a 45 Jukebox filled with vinyl Elvis records to go with it!
7.444/10
4 years ago
Very very,fun game, beautiful playfield.
6.901/10
4 years ago
This game is a ton of fun to play. The theme does nothing for me and I had low expectations, but not only does it shoot really well it's LOADED. There are 4 flippers, an upper playfield, an moving/dancing Elvis that puts waggle figures like AC/DC and KISS LE to shame, a magnet and spinner, the animated hound dog, drop targets, metal ramps. It's absolutely from an era before Stern was thinking about barebones pro-style games. Modes don't seem very balanced and I don't know the high scoring strategies. Sometimes I'll have a 10 minute game where I score 15 million, sometimes in a 5 minute game I'll get 200 million. Maybe if I got a deep understanding of the rules I wouldn't like this one as much, but as a game I occasionally play on location it's so much better than the crap theme.
7.189/10
4 years ago
Fun game, just make sure it's in good condition because gameplay deteriorates fast if it's not. Good layout and music. Looks good, the kitschy artwork goes well with the theme. Ruleset is shallow though and would not go well in a small collection. Hitting certain shots during multiball (jackpots maybe?) causes all the lights to go out as though you've tilted which is extremely offputting. One of Stern's better games.
9.212/10
5 years ago
Elvis is a fun game to play with great music and it also has nice artwork and I also really like the hound dog target toy
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