Fish Tales

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This game received 733 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.050 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #63 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.06

Artwork: 8.298

Sounds/Music: 7.433

Other Aspects: 8.176

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50 days ago
This game has some of the greatest call outs of any game in history. The boat in the center makes the game stand out. Fun and replayable. The music is great but a bit repetitive. The monochrome DMD is good with some well done interesting animations, but it does benefit from an upgraded modern color DMD. The game is a bit poorly lit compared to most modern games. It benefits from an aftermarket lighting upgrade.
52 days ago
A very fun game that never seems to lose its attraction on me, definitely a favorite! Coolest topper in pinball together with AMLE and MB!
65 days ago
I don't fish but I love this game for some reason. Casting at boaters is quite fun!
80 days ago
Love fish tales I wanna own one oneday fun fast game for the kids an adults no faults but the music can be lil repetitive should own 1 or 2 games with a fish tales it's fine for a small collection
88 days ago
This game is under rated in my opinion. The shots are easy for the most part but there are a lot of them and it is gratifying to play a game that you can hit some shots on every so often. I think the theme is fun, a game for anyone in the family. The boat shot in the middle gets a little old because you hit it a lot but there is a lot to do, the playfield is cool and overall just a good classic game.
3 months ago
This is an awesome game! I’ve owned it myself until recently when I gave it to my mom because she loved it so much. Even though I’m not at all into fishing, the theme is so well done it doesn’t matter if you’re an enthusiast. The center boat with the two ramps and captive ball is brilliant and very unique. The reel ball lock is a great feature as well. It plays great, had a deep but simple rule set, has great call outs and fun music. I highly recommend this title to anyone.
3 months ago
A fun pin to have, play 15-30minutes and then switch to another pin. The flow is amazing, the video mode is nice, and a pinball that beginners will like. However not a pinball that you will desperately want to keep.
3 months ago
Best game played
3 months ago
the classic game.....
an American classic, many people like to fish ... only machine with this theme ....
I have her in my fishing room .... colorful .... sensational
3 months ago
I like to fish
3 months ago
My first pinball machine, it was he who gave me a taste for this passion. I am therefore a fisherman necessarily ... Great music, good sequence of ramps, the boat, the captive log, we want to come back often
4 months ago
Love the callouts and video mode! I probably have dumped the most quarters into this game over the years over any other game!
4 months ago
Really enjoyable game. Frustrating how some shots can come easily and other times they are darn near impossible.
5 months ago
I love this game. It is super fun, but can be punishing if you miss your shot. If you know the rules and make the shots an experienced player can score exponentially higher than a beginner. The video mode is fun and brings in a lot of points. Fish Tales has of the best music in all of pinball outside of games about rock groups. The artwork is amazing and detailed. This game has a great sense of humor. You can never go wrong with a Williams machine from the 1990s.
5 months ago
Fun and brutal game. This classic from the 90's is just as fun today as it was 20+years ago. It's not a deep game but it's a fun one to play with others.
5 months ago
I really enjoy hitting the ramps on this game. They're just so fluid and satisfying. The reel ball lock is also quite neat. The music certainly fits the theme, but it really doesn't do much for me. The gameplay more than makes up for it though!
5 months ago
Pretty fun to play a game or two, but the center ramps are just too dominate a feature. I like the ball lock a ton, but can’t get over the center ramps/Newton ball contraption in the middle of the playfield.
6 months ago
Game didn't flow at first but after playing it a while I found myself getting in a groove and making shots. The ball lock and multiball is a nice touch. Also the dot matrix game is alot of fun. Great playing game would recommend
6 months ago
Not a fishing enthusiast myself but doesn't seem to matter for this game. It is a lot of fun to play but gets very repeatative very quickly. Hard to imagine a fishing game being a good choice for a fast and exciting game of pinball, given that fishing is actually the most pointless and boring waste of time ever created by man. Fishing for food, yes I understand. Fish for fun? Where's the fun? Thankfully, this game isn't a realistic simulation of fishing, it's a trillion times more fun. I wouldn't own one, but I'd throw a pound or 2 in one to pass a few minutes.
6 months ago
fun game, fun shots. not a fisher man, but being from the midwest, this machine still spoke to me. the plunger/fishing rod is a cool little feature, and when the fish on top starts talking, you know youre getting a decent score
6 months ago
Great fun playing it.
7 months ago
Theme is okay for me. Fun to play casually with a group.
7 months ago
I own this pinball machine. This game is just a lot of fun to play! It has a fishing theme and everything on the pinball machine is about fishing. A simple, yet well thought out game. I've not had many problems with this pinball machine until recently - some board problems, that are typical to any machine of this age. When working, I can play it for hours!
7 months ago
My very 1st pinball! Very fun game even for the moderate fisherman. Great speech, one of the best video modes, nice art. Just overall fun machine!
8 months ago
At first I found this game very frustrating as a newbie, but the more I played it the more I liked it. It is now probably my favorite game at The Game Preserve's Webster Tx location.

I am still not an excellent player, but getting the rhythm down looping around the ramps is lots of fun, and the multiball is simple to get and fun.

The soundtrack on this game is great. This is the only game I have looked up on youtube so I could hear the main song since I had it stuck in my head at home. Callouts are fun, not annoying.

The fish topper is fun, hard to look at when playing, but you can hear it going, which is a nice indicator that you are doing well.
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