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This game received 823 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.238 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #58 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.417

Artwork: 8.086

Sounds/Music: 7.635

Other Aspects: 8.389

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This title is part of group: "Funhouse"

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44 days ago
Just recently added this game to my collection. Been loving it. The right loop reminds me allot of Congo at about the same angle with the three bumpers. Love that shot. I also like Rudy's back door, very similar to Elvira HOH except it shoots out the left instead of straight down. Game play is really good not allot of open playfield with plenty of interesting shots. A+
65 days ago
Very original theme with lots of humour. Get a bit repetitive after a few plays since there are not that many shots. But still great to play in small doses, mainly for watching ‘Rudy’ – so funny!
72 days ago
Played for the first time at the Dutch Pinball Museum.

Funhouse felt, to me, probably the best pin of the late 80s/early 90s - an era that also spawned Pinbot and Whirlwind. The joy of this pin is a combination of the varied, challenging upper flipper shots and the fun theme, with Rudy howling (audibly, even in a noisy arcade) when you hit him in the face.

The combination of the toys, shots and theme make this a stone-cold classic of the ‘simple to learn, hard to master’ variety. It was a joy to play with a lot of kinetic satisfaction, more so than Roadshow (a later pin I like), which was sat next to it.
81 days ago
Spent many hours on this pin at the bar ??
3 months ago
So much fun. Some of the best challenges out there in pinball. I was a little torn on how to rate the sounds. Some of the sounds are annoying, BUT, that is a part of the game. I love lighting up Rudy and sending him to bed because he is just a little bit annoying.

I love the gameplay. Such a good game for depth and challenging shots.

I wish I could own this one. I would definitely spend many hours on this one.
5 months ago
Love this game. The theme is original and fun!
7 months ago
I know everyone loves this game, and the game itself is ok, but it’s sooooo annoying.
8 months ago
FunHouse is a classic game.

It is a very basic layout with just one real ramp but Rudy and the Trap Door are special elements within the layout. The most flow on the game is on that upper loop.

The rules are basic but that's to be expected from a game of this era. Shooting Rudy and the subsequent multiball is (still) a very memorable feature.

In terms of artwork this game looks excellent and I generally love well themed games with an original theme like this.

All in all, this is still a decent game with a good original theme, a unique layout and pretty good rules. I think it optimally suits a casual player.
8 months ago
I like starting the multi ball because he spits out the balls!
10 months ago
Fabulous. Creepy! Addicting! To me it
comes in a close second to my all time fave ‘modern’ game, Pinbot.

Once you enter the funhouse, you’ll want to go back for more!
11 months ago
very neat&addicting pin...lots of fun shots/modes...really like the skill shot set-up for the left plunger...
1 year ago
I've tried so, so, so hard to like this pin because it's such an icon, but I just can't. Funhouse is like an actual funhouse at a carnival. It looks super cool on the outside, it takes your money, and then once inside you realize that it has no thrills to offer. You're quickly exiting, wondering if it started yet, then you realize that was it. Yes, it's true, one of pinball's greats has probably THE worst layout of all time. Shots are from 11 to 12:30. What can I say? People are a sucker for the head. If you like that, then Roadshow has two of them, and a vastly superior layout after Lawlor probably learned what not to do here. Whitewater has a similar layout that illustrates just how maddening this title is.
1 year ago
The first pinball I ever bought
1 year ago
ICONIC pin with tons of charm and character! Rudy is probably the most iconic original character created for pinball!
1 year ago
I really like this game, it was the first new game I played. Rudy barking at you was impressive at the time. Super satisfying to hit the pinball in Rudys mouth. Fun table u should play it when you see it.
1 year ago
Popular game but I never understood why. It's okay to play but the theme is hokey and it's not a fun Pin to play.
1 year ago
Funhouse looks great and is a classic. For me playing it gets too busy with the lights and takes the fun out of it. That said, I do respect how classically awesome this one is.
1 year ago
FunHouse is an all-time classic. It's theming is iconic and evergreen since it's a classic concept. Overall a timeless Pat Lawlor design that stands the test of time. One of the best pure pinball games, not reliant on modern screen technology. Very creative.
1 year ago
Excellent unlicensed Lawlor design. Gameplay is fantastic. This is another WMS game that was easy for newbies to understand (like High Speed). Many will say that "it's a System 11" and it "isn't as deep as a Stern." Well this isn't 1990 either. What Funhouse did for pinball was exceptional. There is a story and a point to the madness and I believe those games that adopted this strategy were rewarded handsomely. Advance the clock to midnight, put Rudy to sleep and hit the ball in his mouth. Genius. All that said, avoid the FH Rudy 2.0 kit unless you want to buy mine.
1 year ago
One of the true masterpieces of the 90's. Not as deep as Monster Bash, AFM, CFTBL - but just as memorable
1 year ago
Classic game that will be around for a long time....
1 year ago
Rudy was the coolest toy ever when this came out, and he's still the same annoying dummy you love to hate. The game feels a little pinched/narrow though, and could use better indicator lights of what does what. You play this game because of Rudy, not for the layout or rules, and I feel like I'd like to have more ways to interact with him or just a bit more room for more varied shots. I still wish I bought one back in the day when they were cheap though.
1 year ago
I can understand why this pin was very popular back then, but to look at it now: very simple gameplay with not a lot of shots. Interesting for a while, but after a 50-60 games it is just boring.
1 year ago
Wow. Played this a lot on location, but didn't get the full appreciation until owning one to really go through everything without the noise and distractions in a crowded venue.

Just an amazing game, the music, sounds and effects are incredible, particularly after hitting the trapdoor in multiball.. just love it.

So much to do, coded combo 3/4 way are amazing to shoot for. Gangway rules much like freeways in High Speed can be quite rewarding. Just love the shot between the pops. Rudy gulps, extra expressions and blinking during the game with the home rom update. Steps shots, Mystery mirror variable, just so much going on with variety during the game.

One of the times in pinball creation where it seems like the whole team created something magical. the mechanics, PF design, sound, music, software/rules, art.. just knocked out of the park in every aspect.
1 year ago
A well known classic that just never really worked for me. I just find it overly crowded with that entire right side just being so intrusive and so close to the lower play field flippers. Without ball saves around that time and such tight space, the game always to me felt unfair with ho difficult it could be. I know folks love it, and it has lot of neat gimmicks and gameplay attached, but I always hated the layout of it. The theme also is kind of creepy and odd? It's a nightmare with creepy doll? Is he gonna kill me? Maybe in my sleep. I dunno... oh he's asleep now? Put some balls in hi...... nevermind. This is a classic that I just never understood the love for, it felt like the gimmick of the head really got folks to go nuts over it when I preferred that left land shooter stair
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