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This game received 801 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.268 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #45 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.442

Artwork: 8.105

Sounds/Music: 7.673

Other Aspects: 8.432

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9 years ago
Rudy is a creeper, but other than him the game is a great one.
9 years ago
Best pin ever. Clever use of what boils down to a plastic head taunts you and oh it feels so good to smash him!
Sounds and music are a thrill as well. If you get the chance to buy it, do so. It will quickly become your favorite. Get yourself a hot dog while your at it!!!
9 years ago
This is one machine where I agree with my wife. Rudy is creepy. That is not why I ranked it so low generally just feels like an old machine. Also, I really do not like the lighting or music.
9 years ago
I have been playing funhouse for years! It is a great game that I could never see leaving my collection.
9 years ago
I just played this game for the first time this weekend, and I didn't want to stop! Very fun game!
9 years ago
What a game! Probably my all time favourite. After a 2 year search I finally bagged one. Rudy must be the best playfield toy of all time. I never get bored of smashing him in the mouth! The way his mood changes as you progress the clock is outstanding. They really nailed the theme and tone on this one. Funhouse is an absolute classic of a game.
9 years ago
A Pat Lawlor classic and definitely one of the better games out there - regardless of no DMD. Challenging shots, fun call outs, great looking art and an awesome game. Super stuff!
9 years ago
Possibly the perfect pin, well in my eyes anyway. Just can't fault it. Great theme, fantastic gameplay and longevity to match the best. Will never leave my collection.
9 years ago
Pat Lawlor is a genius.

Maybe it's just me, but for me, Rudy is the most innovative, interactive toy in all of pinball. It's remarkable to think that he was developed in the late 80s & released in 1990. It's been 25 years now, and nothing has come close to matching this mechanical marvel on Funhouse. It kind of blows my mind when I think about it.

Given the playfield layout & the fact that most shots are fairly easy to hit, I prefer to make the game more challenging by setting it up a bit more difficult (steep pitch, widest outlanes, no extra balls). The game itself is a classic. Funhouse is, well, FUN! Pissing Rudy off by hitting him in the face with a pinball? Um, yes please! =) Also, kudos to Lawlor for dual skill-shots from both plungers on this game. Along with Rudy, the artwork, sounds, and lighting really do an amazing job of immersing you in the twisted world that Lawlor created for this pin. Rudy's callouts are hilarious & memorable. It's only a matter of time before you find yourself repeating them ("Hey, it's only pinball" & "You... big... sausage!") The ruleset is simple but unique, and there are multiple strategies you can utilize in play (advancing towards "Midnight Multiball", completing the mirror, stacking "Frenzy" with multiball, etc).
9 years ago
Un jeu vraiment plaisant. Le préféré de ma collection. Le mien a été très utilisé et mériterait quelques réglages pour un fonctionnement parfait.
9 years ago
Another Lawlor I need to add to the collection. Rudy is pretty freaky tho.
9 years ago
Great game, glad to have it in the collection and is definitely a keeper. Action is fast, but there are limited shots. I think the audio is stunning, like the chimes and the taunting. The coordination of speech with Rudy is also really cool. The guests just love this game. Overall a really fun package, this is the type of game that really didn't need a DMD.
9 years ago
Played it for the first time today, and I am disappointed. This game could have been a lot better and the gimmicks get old quickly.
9 years ago
Stop playing with the clock! This is hands down my favorite SS game. I can never get enough of Rudy puking out a multiball.
9 years ago
Great SS game, Rudy is a gas, one of the best SS games made. A great addition to any collection.
9 years ago
not really my cup of tea
9 years ago
This is the game that I used to play when I was a kid..choking Rudy with the pinball never gets old!
9 years ago
I haven't clocked much time on this pin. Rudy can be annoying, I like it much more than I thought I would.
9 years ago
not one of my favorite pinball machines. Not much to hit on this game one ramp and if ball is in left hand side of machine it is a automatic drain ball
9 years ago
FunHouse is a Blast !! I've owned 2 now.. I like the skill shot to Rudy's Hide out, the Pop's are well Placed . Lawlor had a clear mind desig-n this Pin.. I would Own it over & Over , and Sell it again & again. LOL.. B_R
9 years ago
My all time favourate!
9 years ago
Funhouse is a brilliant Pat Lawlor design. It also encompassed changes that were evolving at williams in 1990. For example how the sound boards were connected in the first 3 or 4 hundred units because the final soundboard design was not available until production was well underway. They reached for the utmost of their creative/design/engineering/geometric capabilities and achieved a serious winner with Funhouse. It has been the subject of anti gambling ads and countless pinball expo competitions. The artwork is very recognized even amoung people who barely know pinball machines. Why is that? Because it is a true work of art in every respect. From its system to the flipper buttons this game title is a real good example of what designers knew they could achieve within the current boundries of technology and available resources "Memory" mainly. Anyway would recommend this title to anyone considering a pin. You will not get tired of it right away. That is for sure. Be Well.....Play Well!!!!
9 years ago
great game. ahead of its time! As a kid, Rudy used to give me nightmares!!!!! Great quotes.
9 years ago
Enjoyed playing it. But it didn't compel me to buy it after a couple games on one in the wild.
9 years ago
Funhouse is my first pinball love! Fun play that keeps me coming back for more....
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