Family Guy

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This game received 371 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.893 /10

7.893

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #82 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.86

Artwork: 7.687

Sounds/Music: 7.848

Other Aspects: 7.921



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7.262/10
46 days ago
If you’re a fan of funny callouts, this game is tough to beat in that category - up there with (and maybe better in this respect than) Simpsons and Deadpool.

Fun to play but could get a bit repetitive in a small collection. Great however in a collection of five or more - brings variety, amusement, and the uniqueness of Stewie mini-pinball.

Scoring can be inconsistent and challenging to manage from a competitive standpoint, in terms of being able to maximize scoring in a predictable and strategic way.

Disclosure: I have owned one for around four years now.
7.552/10
3 months ago
It's a real shame the theme has to completely ruin this game. If it had ANY other theme, I'd own it for sure. Unique layout and cool mini-playfield.
7.239/10
6 months ago
I like the TV show and I like the pinball, but the sustainability comes up a little short for this machine I'm afraid. It's a good location game if you want to beat the ball around and hear the characters make their punch lines. The mini playfield is actually an awesome concept and probably one of the best toys for a pinball machines. A literal mini playfield. There is some strategy to the game but generally you get your multiball going and listen to the flame farts, and burps etc. It's easy to compare this machine to South Park. While it's nothing against the game, the machine is many seasons behind from an episode theme perspective.
9.680/10
6 months ago
The game depth is alot deeper than I originally thought. After playing it a few times I realized how much fun it is. The fart multiball, stewie pinball, toys and call outs are awesome. I was worried about the language with young kids in the house but to my surprise the game has 3 different levels adult, moderate,, and family.. This game has staying power in a home arcade.
8.436/10
8 months ago
Game is a blast stands on its own .
8.584/10
1 year ago
this is one of my favorite Stern pins , so much to do & shoot for & when setup right it plays like butter , the miniature Stewie Pinball is a neat little feature , as almost everyone knows Shrek has an identical layout but not as humorous with callouts & mode wise , this game can have long ball times especially in tournaments with good players in the house
7.328/10
1 year ago
I love the upper playfield and the call-outs, but the rest of the game is pretty pedestrian.
9.500/10
1 year ago
Funniest game I have ever owned. Would have loved to see other characters from the show but what it has is great. When we have guests over most gravitate to this machine as everyone knows it. Great game!
9.120/10
1 year ago
If you like family guy, you will love it. Great theme integration. Fun callouts and music.
This game would probably not go over well if you dont like FG, or worse yet...if you don't know what FG is (or haven't seen it).
7.208/10
1 year ago
Fun game. Just not a keeper for me.
6.539/10
1 year ago
Game is a bunch of fun, and is brilliant at luring new players in. A few gripes, Stewy pinball, i love the idea of, but it doesn't do it for me, just feels odd. Playfield artwork sucks, a couple of pics in the middle and the rest is orange??!! and gameplay can be a grind. Positives, great call outs, always brings a smile. Wouldn't own, but happy to through a dollar in one.
9.380/10
1 year ago
I am not a Sern pinball fan

but FG is the Bizz

its funny great layout and for me the theme is gold

this is a home run and it will never get old
9.404/10
1 year ago
If you like the tv show you will just love this game. We have played many games but only own one at this time and "Family Guy" is it!
8.176/10
2 years ago
Fun game. Mini stewi is best part
6.831/10
2 years ago
I wasn't expecting much with this pin, I really enjoyed playing this machine, relatively easy, but a good fun factor, if it was really cheap I would possibly buy one, a game that you comeback to every so often.
9.036/10
2 years ago
Always makes me laugh, and Stewie pinball toy might be best toy ever! It's a fun all around pin loved by all that play in my home. The depth of speech/voices is amazing...after years I sometimes here something new, and perfectly inappropriate. Good value pin.
7.292/10
2 years ago
Super fun game and so funny..... if you are a fan of the show, if not you probably don't get the jokes. It's awesome to have Norm Macdonald doing call outs. The game is on the easy side and plays very fast. The layout is unique. However the game get old after awhile with only 1 ramp shot.
7.563/10
2 years ago
This game is hilarious. If you like the show, you will like the game. If you don't, you won't. Not many frills with this one, but the jokes and voice overs are hilarious when playing the game.
7.824/10
2 years ago
I'm not a huge fan of the show, so that doesn't draw me to this game. It's the game play that keeps me playing. This machine has a great play field!! There's enough going on on the play field to be fun without the mini pinball game... But that mini pinball puts it over the top.

You can adjust the audio settings between Family & Adult to suit your taste. I wasn't enjoying it on Adult, but like it in Family mode.

The beer can is also fantastic... Gives a rewarding metal 'clank' with each hit... Like shooting steel targets at the shooting range.
8.253/10
2 years ago
Great looking pinball, theme is well rendered, also I'm not sure it was a good choice to sell a lot...
Lawlor design, but it doesn't feel like it. Stewie pinball is fun the 1st time, maybe the 2nd time but gets old quickly. At the end, not a bad pin, but I think you have to be a FG show fan to really enjoy it.
6.470/10
2 years ago
I don't like the theme, layout, or mini pinball playfield, so this just isn't the game for me. This game is actually pretty loaded. I wish I liked it more.
7.844/10
3 years ago
Family guy will be a game for you or not based on if you like the theme or not. There are a decent amount of things to do in the rules. Only 5 main modes, but there are the beer can modes and several multiballs and a tough to reach wizard mode. The stewie pinball game is a very unique toy that is pretty fun. A good game if you like the theme.
7.136/10
3 years ago
It's not a bad game. Stewies mini pinball game is an interesting side shot, but overall, it gets boring imho. The bonus games just didn't have that thrill I'd look for in a normal pinball of this year. Not bad, but if you aren't a Family Guy fan, you probably should just pass this one by.
7.785/10
3 years ago
This layout probably isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's one I really get on with. I LOVE the mini Pinball element, as it gets progressively harder to access and helps you progress and score big. Not just a gimmick. The rest of the playfield and rules are solid albeit not quite as attractive. Custom and extracted voicework is all top notch. Jokes are really funny, though the vomit and fart sounds could be toned down. I personally prefer Shrek a little because Shrek has been in my life more than Family Guy, but the rulesets and layouts are winners on both. Pat Lawlor shows us that even with a limited budget, you don't need Pro/Premium or stripped back playfields to make a commercial Pin.
8.495/10
3 years ago
I love this machine. I certainly don't think it should be considered one of "the greats", but I've had a blast with it. The tiny pinball machine in the top right is a ton of fun, although a tad easy to master after repeat play. All of the modes are pretty satisfying, and I love that the wizard mode's value depends on the level of your success on the way to achieving it. The only real complaint I have about this game is that you have to shoot the right orbit over and over again to start the modes, and that can be a bit of a chore. If you're not a big fan of Family Guy it may not be for you, but if you are, then you're gonna dig this machine.
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