Game Of Thrones (Pro)

Pinside rating

This game received 270 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.742 /10

7.742

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Game Of Thrones". The group itself ranks #55 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.95

Artwork: 6.663

Sounds/Music: 7.748

Other Aspects: 8.028


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7.879

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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Game Of Thrones (Pro)".
The other version is: Game of Thrones (Premium/LE)


Found 135 ratings (with comment) on this game

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9.112/10
54 days ago
At first… I hated this game. With every shot I lost the ball by hitting the posts.
I had to look at five hour walk troughs from @Chuckwurt to get an appreciation for the game. Now it’s one of my top favorites!!
We’ve set up the game to let it choose the house we play. Otherwise you tend to pick the same everytime. And they all have their own rules which is awesome
Only minor thing is in some part of the gameplay the flashings and lightning are dark and flashy. It’s hard to see what you’re doing.
I really don’t get why it’s on the 56th place in the top100.
Only thing I can think of is that people maybe don’t get the game??
I really recommend watching the walkthroughs.
6.158/10
84 days ago
Another Stern game I had high hopes for, but was let down. Layout looks like every other Stern of this era. Easy to make ramps, but not easy to figure out the rules. Would often get battles; had no idea how. DMD display is busy and hard to make out at times. Call-outs get very repetitive and annoying.
8.640/10
4 months ago
GOTpro has a relatively simple fan layout with fantastic: rules, theme integration, gameplay, and sound. These are what make the game top-notch for me. The call outs from The Hound are a nice extra bonus.

Completing the Houses to get to Hand of the King and Iron Throne wizards is a fun, make-able challenge. Stacking modes and multiballs brings a nice strategic element.

If there’s a downside to the pin, it’s the art package. For me, this is minor…I don’t mind photoshopped images from the series or the map and house flags on the playfield. They fit the theme (which is awesome).
3.812/10
8 months ago
Did not like this game.
9.064/10
9 months ago
I owned this game (Pro Version) once, it had to leave because I wanted something new…
From today‘s perspective I have to say that I miss this game a lot!
Every single gameplay is unique, depending on the choice of royalty (houses) to be battled against.
Great pinball, very challenging.
9.020/10
10 months ago
nice machine with good gameplay
5.323/10
12 months ago
Boring. Premium is the only way to play this title.
5.457/10
1 year ago
Interesting one this. I went with the Pro for a faster game and like that. Shots are butter and flow is sensational. BUT - the rules!! Unless you know what's going on, you're nowhere. Choosing the house to play, choosing the battles, stack them or not, it's all too much. Then in each mode, I see lights but don't really understand how I'm progressing through them. In the end rather than study the rules and learn more I just gave up (sold it). There weren't any gimmicks to keep me coming back, and a game which is highly strategy based but with nothing especially fun about it is for a certain type of player (not me). I did like the lights, the music is on point, and it was easy to work on which is good.
8.136/10
1 year ago
The code has good player-selections for variable style, there are a decent number of shots but the Pro suffers a bit lacking the upper playfield. Theme integration is good and benefits being a fan of the show. The DMD is used well for animations, I don't find the audio to stand out much but it's not a drawback. Shots feel good, some of the core shots seemed easy to dial in.
7.560/10
1 year ago
First time playing this at an arcade I was coached on the rule sets. I got to the iron throne before I left the arcade.

I appreciated the art but the game design was much better than anything else the pin could offer.

I felt like the game modes really fit the houses you payed for.

Shots didn't seem terribly hard and I was honestly suprised as I've never beat a game on day one. I imagine starting on a different house at the beginning may make this more difficult.

Look forward to playing the LE one day.
7.403/10
1 year ago
This one didn't last too long for me. I'd put it on the easy side with frequent trips to the Iron Throne for me. Targaryen being the hardest house to complete. I do think the upper playfield on the Prem/LE is something I'd like to spend more time on as I understand it ups the difficulty a bit. Over all I still think this game is really fun, as a fan of the show I thought theme integration was solid for sure. I never tired of the Blackwater multi-ball call outs, even though they weren't varied. A pretty standard feeling fan layout takes away some points on playfield layout for me, nothing terribly unique there. Worth giving a go and I'd have it back in my place with a Prem/LE in the future if one came up.
9.840/10
1 year ago
Great Steve Ritchie. Toys are nice, video mode is cool, earning money, battles, ramm, multiball, cool ramp, flow, call outs,...

Don't know if a pin needs more. Cool pin!
7.438/10
1 year ago
This game is difficult and has a ton of variety. It almost has too much variety which makes it difficult to really learn.
8.896/10
1 year ago
I really like this game and am trying to get better at it. Sometimes the scoring is a little confusing to me. Not a lot of cheap drains though and lots of replayability with using the different houses. One ding for me is that with so much source material to work with there is really just the one toy in the dragon.
9.220/10
1 year ago
Once I learned how to get into Black Water Multiball, everything changed for me on how I felt about this game. Choose Martell and you get an extended multiball. Learn that and it may change for you if you don't know how to get into that. I love this game. It is very complex and I've spent hundreds of dollars playing it. I think I prefer the Pro over the Premium but will play either.
8.663/10
2 years ago
I think most reviewers have covered the cabinet art and translite deficiencies. Alternate translite is an instant improvement to the machine. ColorDMD is an absolute must, as others have commented. Where it really doesn't have a lot of toys on the playfield, the game itself (latest code is a must!!!) more than makes up for it. The light shows are amazing, even if Blackwater Multiball can be a bit much from the strobes. The game has a ton of replayability. Every time I play, I'm finding a nuance that I missed before.

I played the LE (without colorDMD) and was not impressed with the animations, and felt like I couldn't see the playfield, as the upper playfield takes up a ton of space. It is unfortunate that you lose out on a multiball, but the pro just seems like the better purchase, in my opinion.
8.005/10
2 years ago
Games played: ~50

Layout/Toys:
Everything is very close to the flippers and so there are only 5 (6 with the ram) shots to hit, each of them with almost the same witdth and targets around it - which is a bit boring.
In terms of toys the game is absolutely bland and the ram is just a prettier captive ball (that doesn't even work as well as a captive ball).

Rules:
Definitely one of the most interesting ways to have a mode based game.
Choosing between the houses with different perks is an awesome idea and well executed (now even better with the code update).

Display/Lighting/Integration:
Awsome lightshow with memorable moments like blackwater and winter is coming.
Good animation, although sometimes a bit hard to see with everything being in one color.
Every house has its own color + winter is coming so there's 8 different colors used. That's a bit too much too much to differentiate when not knowing the game too well, so a few more inserts would have helped a lot.

Gameplay:
Fast and combo heavy. The gameplay itself is not that instersting. Just shoot a shot and the ball returns to the flipper. That's it.
A bit easy because of how wide the shots are, but very punishing if missed.
The rules dictate what shots to hit and so the game becomes very much focused on not hitting any unlit shots and instead hitting the correct shots in time to progress and complete features.

Art:
Awful awful translite. Cabinet is boring with it just being photoshopped characters.
Playfield is better but still not that great (e.g. with the random green in the middle and the focus on cogs).

Sound:
Very energetic callouts. Goes well with the fast gameplay and serious theme.
Music can get pretty intense as well.

Theme:
It's GOT and they captured it pretty well with the houses battling against each other. Also provides the intro music and some snow/ice theme bits which is nice.

Lastability/Fun:
Great game to explore over many many games with the different houses providing different ways to play the game.
Since it's an easy shooter it's a welcome change to those games with (some) difficult shots and simple rulesets.
8.420/10
2 years ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 6 - average

Pro's:
* New software giving each house a button ability among other updates make this the best software update ever in my eyes
* Normal Steve Ritchie flow in all the ramp & orbit shots feels very smooth and satisfying
* Dragon shot is a tough shot which is fitting for extra balls
* Love the added call outs on the new software
* Blackwater multiball easy to achieve which is good for beginners

Cons:
* Playfield on the Pro does look somewhat barren and devoid of toys
* Poor looking animations without the color dmd
* Art is quite average if that bothers you
* Pro missing the Castle Multiball of the Prem/LE which is disappointing

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* This title really benefits from color dmd as animations are hard to make out on a standard dmd
* Pyramid mod
* Lannister and Stark flags
* Battering Ram from Mezel Mods
* Alternate Translite of some kind
* Ideally a side rail set that has Lannister and Stark to match the cabinet

What To Look For When Buying
* Condition of the ramps, particularly the right one
* Battering ram plastic commonly broken but the mod is recommended anyway
* The more mods already added the better
9.200/10
2 years ago
Now that the software for this game is complete it takes the pin to a whole new level. Could the side art and translite be better? sure. The speed, flow and game play are excellent. Every time that I play i find it challenging and immersive.
7.395/10
2 years ago
Nothing too special or unique. Would be less appealing were I not a fan of the show.
8.860/10
2 years ago
I have not played the premium so I went into this game not knowing about any features not on the pro but on the premium. I had a ton of fun with this game. The rule set is great and probably the best part of the game.this is definitely a great tournament game.
8.484/10
2 years ago
Finally had an opportunity to play GoT pro and I walked away thinking this is a cool, immersive and deep machine. I watched the entire series and following the rules and understanding the game is straight forward. The feature of being able to select what house you play, the speed, flow, smoothness and complete experience make the pin fun and adventurous. The updated/complete software makes this machine really interesting and a joy to play. Hope to add this to my collection someday in the future.
7.840/10
2 years ago
A good pin that feels like what would happen if the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings pins had a baby— but somehow, it’s not nearly as good as either.

Nice fan layout with some absolute death shots thrown in, but I like the ramps and find the pick a character immersive and interesting.
9.460/10
2 years ago
Great game. Love the different benefits and strategies depending which house you choose. Makes it such an amazing game.
9.040/10
3 years ago
I'm a big fan of the show, and this pin is quite immersive, so fans wont be disappointed. I do feel that the LE has a lot of desirable features on the pin that really make it a "must-buy" over the pro, however.
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