Game Of Thrones (Pro)

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This game received 246 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.694 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Game Of Thrones". The group itself ranks #40 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.948

Artwork: 6.56

Sounds/Music: 7.699

Other Aspects: 7.99

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

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6 months ago
GoT is a real fine pinball game. It looks great - and plays even greater.

In my opinion the second best Stern game since Spider Man.

The choice to run each play under the banner of different noble houses combined with a great variety of shots, goals and multiball makes this table interesting, intense and very entertaining. The whole theme of GoT is cleverly and successfully interwoven with the different features and graphics of the game. That goes for the whole sound package - both music and effect sounds/call-outs - as well. Incredible playfield altogether with what I think is the most exciting miniplayfield ever.
Other entertaining playfield features are the sliding battering ram bash toy and the metal sword that acts as ball lock release.
The highly detailed heraldic signs and knighthood-like imagery on playfield together with convincing lighting and flashers
add another level of awesomeness to the mix. On top of that the game has a real memorable video mode and dramatic animations.
As a comparison, although different in playing style and theme, this tale of monsters and heros outshines Medieval Madness.

The two main reasons I gave this game a few low points are:
- Cabinet and back glass art come across as disappointing. This is the kind of uninspired pictures you usually find on the backsleeve of a DVD-cover.
- With everything else almost perfect the rattlelike, uneven movements of the winged dragon gives this playfield feature the impression of a cheap battery operated china toy. A few more dollars spent in production could have given it a more precise and solid pattern of motion. With the dragon being pretty much the hood ornament of the playfield, I think it would have been worth it.

I repeat; this is a really great pinball game. Obviously a superb choice both for a small collection and a larger lineup.
6 months ago
Played on location, good feeling with this game despite the lack of toys on the Pro version. Love the ball lock mechanism with the blade and the Dragon's kick back. Animations on the DMD look really outdated for a recent release. Willing to play more when the occasion comes.
6 months ago
This game is alright, but I was expecting more. It didn't help that I had just played LOTR and that blew me away, so this felt a bit underwhelming. There are plenty of shots to hit, but I didn't feel all that interested in hitting them after a few games. I guess the game may have more of an impact had I ever watched a single episode of GOT and understood the hype.
7 months ago
I play a lot of pinball and I REALLY had high hopes for GOT as it's a dream theme for me. This game is just not fun to me. It's challenging as the speed "flow" really keeps you on your toes (so if you like having the ball back at your flipper immediately this game will diffidently make you happy. But failed shots are punished quite harshly. It's a drain monster as well. Left or right outlane appear to drain about equally. The LED's are too damn bright. OP's need to adjust that to turn em down. It's just lacking a certain fun factor and now I fully understand where the phrase "Game of groans" comes from. I walked away very disappointed. I've never played an LE/premium before but it just has to be better than the Pro?
8 months ago
Played several Stern games this weekend, this was clearly the weakest of the bunch. My wife and I were bored to tears playing it with the only positive I can truly state was the lighting was pretty good. The playfield art is uninspiring and the dragon toy on the upper playfield doesn't do much. As fans of the show, the early seasons in particular we were thinking of purchasing one but glad now we did not. We did not even finish playing but just plunged the final shots and let them drain.
8 months ago
I had high hopes for this as I love the books and show but I can’t seem to get into it. The art is horrible, just looks like clip art. The light show looks awesome though. I do like the idea of playing different houses and having different functions but had no idea what some of them did when I first started to play this game. I get the rules now and respect them but not super intuitive. Don’t get me wrong, I like deep rule games but the average player should be able to tell what to shoot for. I watch players mash the lock bar button anytime it lights up. This is at my local currently with a gotg and Spider-Man and no one plays it. Just nothing to keep me going back.
9 months ago
Actually enjoy this game for it's challenges with the various houses. The dragon is intense with quick throw backs...the inner challenges and multi-ball action is fun. The hound gives it a bit of humor if you ask me.
11 months ago
I have a collection of 34 games at the moment and right now this is my favourite. this is a strong theme and a strong player - great earner on location and very reliable, haven't had any issues yet. deep rules, nearly every shot to me is satisfying. if you like flow, this has LOTS of it. everyone should have a GOT pro in their collection.
1 year ago
I prefer the faster flow of the pro over the LE. Main gripe with game is the art/graphic layout and typography. There’s some stuff you can blame on HBO approval, but then there is just a lack of taste. Can’t complain, the novels are also pretty ugly judging by the covers. Would be a prime candiate for a compete overhaul of the PF and BG art; PF looks like a treasure map from a coloring book. I’ve seen local independent pro wrestling flyers with better Photoshop skills on display than the back glass. Yikes. Would never put one in my house because it looks so god awful, but I love to play it on location.
1 year ago
Why did I think this game sucks???? I am so glad I got to play this game over and over and over again. It really was such a pleasant surprise! The Art is absolutely terrible. However the game play is there! It shoots so nice, Steve is the king of flow! I loved every second of play time. I would own one in a second.
1 year ago
Great game! Original layout and deep rules.
Playfield is nice, lightshow is one of the best. And it doesn't have this cheap Sten feeling. Music does the job, you know it's GOT and the pin screems what you have to do.
Backbox and side art could really have been better, but you can find cool alternative drawn backglass.
Animations are just awfull, and the red dmd makes it worst.
A true Stern masterpiece that will put your nerves on edge.
1 year ago
In the 6 months I've owned this game, it's been the most played game in my collection by a huge margin. Honestly, I was so turned off by the game's artwork, that I didn't think this pin would stick around for very long. However, the art package has kind of grown on me, but I still wouldn't call it great.

The depth of rules and scoring strategies on this game are awesome. I love having the choice of houses before the first plunge. Each one plays a little different, which gives this game lots of life in a home collection. There are so many ways to play and little scoring nuances that have to be learned in order to put up large scores. The "Hand of the King" mini wizard mode is very achievable and the rules of that mode are impacted by which houses you complete to get there. The final wizard mode is a challenge to get to, but it's certainly achievable to decent players with a little luck and some controlled play.

The playfield layout is very flow heavy and both ramps can be backhanded. The battering ram shot to get the Super Jackpot is super satisfying. Especially since you can hit it over and over again until the timer runs out. What a rush! The dot animations are great, but a ColorDMD is essentially a must on this title.

This is a super fun game that has a mediocre art package, but it makes up for it with excellent rules, deep strategy, and flow. It has a "just one more game factor" that's off the charts.
1 year ago
A top pin, fast flow, deep rules and the shots feeling is 100%.
I love playing tournaments and this is one of the top tournament machines
I really dont get the ratings here - every good player says that the pro is the better version and after watching the market here in europe: no owner wants to sell their GoTpro, the offers go to zero !!!
1 year ago
Really excellent game. Not a theme I care for, but GoT is a deep game with great sound effects and great art. Definitely want one some day.
1 year ago
I respect this game for the deep rules and strategy that it has but I just can't get into it and I don't know why. I have no interest in the theme but that usually doesn't stop me from enjoying a good pinball machine. I simply cannot get into this one and I never have much fun while playing it. May edit this down the road if something clicks but for now something just doesn't feel right about this game.
1 year ago
I find myself skipping this pin for others that are more fun.

Update 10/16/2018: I still skip this pin but... I know now that the ruleset is ridiculously deep. I think that if the local on-location pinball joint had a premium or LE, I'd play this more often. This has to be one of the ugliest playfields ever. I may stream this in the near future and get someone to walk me through the ruleset. Regardless of my like/dislike, I'd like to be able to put up 100-200 million consistently on this pin. And I love the show so...
2 years ago
Fast game with a deep rule set that is well suited to home use. Strobe effect makes it hard to play at points. You can lose track of the ball when it goes off. the midnight madness is a cool feature.
2 years ago
Art is an abomination, dots are so-so (although the color DMD looks fantastic), the play-field is severely stripped down, and there's a lack of variety in the callouts.

It's also the most fun game I've ever played.

I had an LE, loved it. I love this more. The rules, shots, and lighting are fantastic. There's so much depth and variety in the core gameplay... it never gets stale. Ramps and orbits shoot like butter, and almost every shot can be backhanded.

Very happy to have this back in my collection, I don't see this leaving for a very long time.
2 years ago
Artwork is very ugly and uninspired at best, how it's possible to mess a beautiful and strong theme like GOT and create a machine who looks like a Xena warrior princess machine? I think the designers don't watched the show and it's a BIG mistake. The artwork reminds the Youtube video Game of Thrones 90s intro VHS style, and it's not good at all.
Playfield and shots are boring, classic, uninspired. No toys or magnets at all if we forget the Dragon kicker, much less fun and wow factor than the War machine kickback. It's the much simplest layout we can find on a modern machine. Annoying ball hop at the flipper bats make the game hard to play smooth and flowy. It's clunky and for a game designed by Ritchie, it's really a shame (SHAME!)
Lightshow is flashy and colors are fluorescent, hmmm.. the theme is Game of Thrones, really? Again, big mistake.
Musics are good, but sounds are really bad and very repetitive. Callouts are ok but there really are not many. The game seems unfinished and botched (bugs, no sounds for some jackpots, and a few same sounds on the 3 differents multiballs...). The game lacks great sounds when you finish a mode or start a Wizard, it's flat and not really exciting.
Rules are ok but it's not nearly as intense as TWD, IM or Met.
Clearly a big disappointment for me, i'm just glad i didn't buy this machine.

EDIT: i update my ratings since i played at least 100 games on the GOT pro i have temporarily at home. The code is good and it's very fun to go for Iron Throne. Once you had a good score on a house, you want to play an other and an other, so lastability is good. Risk and reward, and strategies can sum up GOT. Too bad the artwork doesn't suit the gameplay. The more i play this game the more i like it, but i wouldn't buy this game because of the artwork and the lack of variety in the sounds. However, i understand people who like it, because the code is really good.
2 years ago
Finally I have played the pro version of this game!! I like it a lot! The rules encourage you to shoot for the playfield multiplier ( battering ram), and to stack modes and multiball!!
2 years ago
Game of thrones pro has great rules, good sounds and music, and a great theme. But, the reason I like the premium more is because the pro has very bad artwork and no toys at all.
2 years ago
I'm a huge fan of the series, and the pinball version does not disappoint! I think the dragon is the coolest part, whenever you hit the ball into it's cave, the lighting effects are really incredible. Blackwater multiball is simple enough to get that you can have a lot of fun for a few bucks on location. It's also a really exciting multiball!
2 years ago
What a let down......Best damn show on TV ever.....worst Fan Shape Layout on a pinball ever.
2 years ago
The pro feels stripped down to me. If I decided to buy one I would spend the additional money for a premium.
2 years ago
This game is awesome. I've got some big titles in my collection and most of them haven't been turned on since I got GOT. My only complaints are that the ball save lasts forever and you can only stack two modes. If you're thinking about this one, buy it, especially if you like the show.
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