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Pinside rating

This game received 744 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.275 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #42 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.449

Artwork: 8.111

Sounds/Music: 7.649

Other Aspects: 8.461

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7 days ago
Probably one of the first pins to draw me in. Rudy is one of the best gimmicks ever, following the ball, falling asleep, turning a little evil. Love the layout, rules and call outs do a good job letting you know what to do next. I wish someone would remake this game I would be all over it but very hard to play one in route that is tip top but when you do you can’t go wrong with this pin. Original pin for sure considering the time period. All pin manufacturers do a movie theme and there are plenty that I love but something a little more original like this pin will always make it a classic and keep this at the top of my favorites list.
38 days ago
Great game, never gets old to shoot Rudy, always want to keep playing...
47 days ago
Classic sys 11 game.
One day I will have one.
3 months ago
Best classic of all time. I still compare all new games to Funhouse! Art, call outs, gameplay, fun factor,you name it, Funhouse delivers!
NOTHING taunts you more than Rudy!
4 months ago
Rudy is an icon and Funhouse is a must have in any collection. Why are you even reading these reviews? Go out and play this game!
4 months ago
One of the all time greats. Williams gold!
6 months ago
I don't like it. I think its overhyped. I have played about 5 different decks of this one, so it wasn't just one bad example.
To be fair the one @ Lyons pinball was the best example . But , It's not for me but that's the nice thing about pinball. Everyone has different tastes. Some fun shots and the clock is fun. Rudy is annoying. There are better options out there for the crazy price this goes for. I wanted to like it. Just meh..
6 months ago
Great game. Enjoy every single play. Rudi is my best friend
8 months ago
Another Pat Lawler classic. Good enough to be the only pin you own.
9 months ago
a Pinball masterpiece by Pat Lawlor , Rudy mocking & taunting you all through this game never gets old for me
9 months ago
Hey Bucko, Funhouse is what I call a perfect pinball machine.
Everytime Rudy calls me Biff, I want to punch Rudy in the face like Goerge McFly knocked out Biff Tannon in Back to the Furture.

Funhouse gets a 10 rating from me.
10 months ago
My dream's pinball. My first complete restore for one of the best pinball in Williams' story
11 months ago
My favorite Pat Lawlor game. So much innovation and variety of shots! Someday I hope to keep a Rudy captive in my basement.
11 months ago
Rudy! Love the sound effects and music on this one, the diverter on the ramp makes it fun! Advancing to midnight and starting multiball is fun!
1 year ago
Good game. The head scares me.
1 year ago
"QUIT PLAYING WITH THE CLOCK!" Rudy's personality simply leaps out of this game. It's fun to make him increasingly frantic as the game develops. I don't think there's a funnier moment in pinball than when you wake him up to start multiball. And when you earn the jackpot or post a high score, the music and light show that rewards you is the best in all of pinball.
1 year ago
“Get yourself a hawt dawg.”
1 year ago
Another Pat Lawlor masterpiece, and no shocker at all that the value on this one is skyrocketing. Reminds me a lot like Twilight Zone, but on a smaller scale. Somewhat creepy, dark, with so much to offer and to do. A very deep game, especially for it's time. And possibly THE best toy in all of pinball with Rudy. Great theme and the playfield screams funhouse everywhere you look!
1 year ago
Owned for a while and I did enjoy it.
Just like newer titles way better.
It's a keeper in a 15 pin collection
1 year ago
Nostalgia factor 10!, Rudy is a marvel for the time. Really love this game and it will never leave my home collection. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a H.U.O and will likely convert the cabinet to be buried in it as my casket. Love this game!
1 year ago
Funhouse is by far and away my favorite pinball machine.

The first time I played this game was in a random arcade on a road trip to Allentown, and I had a blast despite the game being in barely functional condition (not level, weak flippers, eyes not moving, disfunctional plunger, etc.). It says a lot about how awesome a game is when you can have oodles of fun even when the game isn’t working properly. Based on that hour or so I spent playing a broken Funhouse, I decided that I *had* to own one!

The integration of theme and gameplay in Funhouse is perfect. All of the mechanisms, sound, and artwork work together to create a cohesive gaming experience, and it is easy to tell what actions you need to take to advance your game.

Smacking Rudy in the face with the pinball is the singularly most satisfying game mechanism I’ve seen, and I literally cheer and shout when I get a “Rudy Gulp” or “Sausage” bonus.
1 year ago
I have owned this pinball for two years,and it is quite difficult to get bored with it.Yes,in fact,you could say that it is always the same: Force Rudy to sleep,but there are many variations that makes great and urforgetable this pinball. Wind tunnel, trap bonus, frenzy, second splunger....Maybe the best toy out there,but with the possibility to play without paying all the attention in Rudy. Lovely and misterious music and sounds that will make you feel inside a bizarre fairground from the sixties,don't think,buy it if you have the choice!!!!
1 year ago
I used to own one, but I sold it pretty quickly. I like the sounds/callouts and the challenge of gameplay, but the theme never did it for me. If I see it on location, however, I will still play it.
1 year ago
For a pin that was created in 1990 it can stand up and beat most of the newer competitors, it is fun,humorous and was ahead of it’s time. The game keeps you coming back for more and more and you don’t get tired of the of the game play. I highly recommend this game and if you haven’t played it, you should.
1 year ago
Great pin. Remember this from my child hood and had to purchase one later on in life. Had a great time with it as well. Good set of rules that are easily understandable. Purchased one years ago and eventually sold it, I know regret that decision.
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