Game Of Thrones (Pro)

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This game received 279 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.743 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Game Of Thrones". The group itself ranks #52 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.977

Artwork: 6.65

Sounds/Music: 7.705

Other Aspects: 8.044

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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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4 years ago
First off I haven't seen the show, but my girlfriend loves it so I know enough about the theme to understand what's going on. This is game is very very ugly, with photoshop all over and not a single hand-drawn element, which must be down to HBO because I doubt Stern would be happy with this otherwise. The layout is...okay. There's lots of flow, but not many of the shots can be backhanded as I'd have liked. Orbit stops the ball dead sometimes which is not good. There are no toys that interact with the ball, theres a kicker under the dragon and there's a battering ram that moves a couple of milimetres but for the stupidly high price that simply isn't enough. VERY stripped back compared to premium/LE efforts and it really shows. Rules are clearly deep and well thought-through, but theres simply nothing good to look at it and nothing interesting for the ball to do. Good for tournaments where you can just focus on strategies that will ellicit high scores, but not that fun on your own, which is a shame.
4 years ago
If you do not study the rules like you are cramming for finals then you will not put up very good scores. As someone who doesn't study the rules or even watches the show I get lost at times trying to figure out which house to attack or if I should cancel a mode or not.
4 years ago
The cabinet and playfield artwork and art design are subpar. I have two of the most beautiful games ever made in my collection in Ghostbusters and Aerosmith. They’re both for sale in the marketplace. OK, thats out of the way. 0K This is the most addictive, one more game, pin I’ve ever played in 40 years of pinball . The geometry on the shots is pretty much perfect. No cheap drains on this game. You miss your shots, you either nudge your way out of them or you drain. The stand ups protecting the ramps are brutal. Make your shots! When you make your shots it’s like the ball is on a greased track. If you’re a flow freak this game (pro) has it in spades. All ramps and loops are ultra-satisfying and the perfectly placed drop target/ball lock target banks are just that, perfect What really sets this game apart is that you get 6 different choices (houses) to choose from the start that will effect the way you attack the game which puts this game over the top for game owners. There are other games that allow you to pick different modes to start the game, but I find this game unique in the way your choice shapes the game throughout, not just your first ball. This is not my highest ranked game according to my Pinside rankings because of my honest scores about the artwork, but this is the best pin I've played outside of maybe Dialed In. I am a huge fan of the show but I don’t think it’s necessary to enjoy the pin.
Edit: The latest code has vaulted this game into the GOAT conversation. Yeah the playfield is still fugly but this game is so addictive it’s insane. I’ve owned it for a year and a half now and still get the goosebumps when I get a decent game going. For the record, my previous #1 Dialed In is leaving soon and GOT is staying. Just amazing.
4 years ago
The game is really fun to play and i can recommed to try it, what really pull´s it down is the art and the sound, otherwise i can recommed it to anyone who likes ritchie and want´s a game he won´t get bored off.

update: played the game a lot more since my original post, and it is one of my favorite games, even though the score is a bit lower since i tried to rate it objectively and the art is still pretty bad
4 years ago
Simply a blast to play and it never gets old.. Challenging every time..Plays fast and nice art package..A true keeper
4 years ago
This game has extremely complex rules and a very boring layout. Which makes it both confusing, and boring. I'd probably spend more time on it if the artwork was not just photo cut outs of all the actors. I feel like some of these 'movie/tv show' themed tables just look like a big 'scrapbook' some super fan put together from magazine clippings.
4 years ago
Great Ritchie game.
Deep and strategic rules set
Beautifull utilisation of LED colorchanging
I want to play again and again and again ...
My favorite Ritchie game with star trek
4 years ago
I do not own it but play it everytime I am at the barcade. I really enjoy the play and interactive feel.
4 years ago
I really like how this game plays. The choices at the beginning with different houses having different abilities affect strategy and the way the game is played. The lighting effects are awesome. Especially when wildfire is active the effects blinding you while you play. The music is good too. Has a rather simple layout not a whole lot to shoot at. This gives the game great flow especially on the pro. I like how the game trains you to use the action button. Easiest house to score on is Martell because of the extra add-a-ball feature. With good timing this can be used to extend multi balls. The Greyjoy house for the more advanced player makes the game harder but makes it possible to earn all abilities. It is easy to get the Blackwater multi ball. Which strategy this Multi ball can be used to defeat houses if you have stacked them. Lots of neat features. Strategy is definitely the name of this game.
4 years ago
not a bad job for a pinball game..has a different feel
4 years ago
It's Ok but I don't think there is anything particularly interesting or original about it unfortunately. The whole machine was kind of light so I found myself tilting it a lot. I think it will age rather poorly as the build is a bit flimsy and the theme will be yesterdays news when the next big TV show comes along. Perhaps if you had it at home for a while you could really get into it but I was like others pretty confused about what was going on. On location it was pretty brutal. It just didn't have the fun factor that classic games such as Addams or White Water have. Perhaps the dark theme doesn't help.
4 years ago
Game of Thrones (pro) can be a bit confusing at first with the deep rule set but once I understood what was going on it made me appreciate the game at a different level. I love the many different strategies you can employ when playing this pin, I have owned the GoT for a couple months now and I am still learning new things. The only negative thing I could say is that the playfield artwork is not very creative and looks pretty bland to me. However, I love the theme, lastability and fun.
4 years ago
In my Pinball-History the all-time-best-of-Pin was T2.

Now, nearly 25 years later it happened what i never expected: a new No. 1 in my hitlist is here.

Best Theme (beside IJ) ever (i love the show and i do not invest much TV-time in my life).

Super flow with super shots on both sides including backhands, fantastic Lightshow (WiC is awesome) and rules for long time fun (make a decision, but do not think too long, like speed-chess).

The only thing i do not like, is the artwork of the backglass but this is changeable and after a swap all is good. The artwork of the cabinet is so-so but acceptable.

When you buy a beauty (like KISS) and the gameplay is bad, you have nothing Jon Snow.
When you buy (and play) GoT Pro, you win.
4 years ago
"You uh up?" makes us laugh. It's a fairly simple ramp game, but still worth playing. The layout would probably work without the theme.
4 years ago
I like the show but didn't think I would like the game. The game field looked kind of boring but I do like the strategy needed in this game
4 years ago
Had been looking forward to playing this machine for a while. Boy was I disappointed. I played probably 10 games on it across 2 occasions. The ball flow just felt horrible. Tons of SDTMs, clunky feel, and quite boring quickly. I so wanted to like this machine too. Enjoyed GB so much more.
4 years ago
Game of Thrones (Pro (and Premium)) has some of the most complicated rules sets that I've seen on a game in a long while. Which House should you play as? Which Houses should you go to battle with, and when? Right before Blackwater MB or save it for Hand of the King? To really squeeze all the points out of this game requires an abacus and a good memory. However, when it comes down to the actual game play, the shots are boring, flat, and not very entertaining. The Dragon kick out is surprising but usually survivable, but the Battering Ram is pure death. The only time you can really let loose and play is when the ball save is on during a multiball. Everything else is flip and pray that you don't hit a stand up or get a ramp / toy reject. I like that the rules keep this game interesting and add a sort of calculated approach to pinball that is seldom as complex as GoT. But, the kinematics are blah; the shots feel very binary - you either make the shot or die. Nothing real fun on the table either - seems like it is best for tournament play, not for casual games.

I'd like to own a GoT Pro (not a fan of the Premium) just so that I can learn to master all the ways to progress through the modes. However, I could probably have just as much fun with the game's manual and rule sheet.

Give it a shot, but hire an expert to go with you so you understand what your options are.
4 years ago
I really wanted to like this pin, but it's another recycled miss from stern. Of course I love the theme but not much else. Extremely tough. Shots aren't that great. Rule set is sightly above average and it lacks any real toys that draw you into the game. I'll play it at an arcade time to time but it's not on my wishlist for sure
4 years ago
Really cool theme. Choosing your house and completing the missions is a lot of fun. Great little features that keep you engaged. The voice callouts are great too. If you are a fan of the series you will like this pin. The game rewards fast gameplay in almost all of the modes/missions. Buying stuff with gold is great and the prize reel via the pop bumper area is enjoyable. The artwork leaves a little to be desired.I think this needs another code update because the scoring needs some adjusting as its too exponential. This game has the absolute best use of color changing LED's, and really enables the code depth. Very underrated and unappreciated.

The new code update from Stern is a great addition and adds more strategy and variety.
4 years ago
Love the show. Don't like the machine. Classic cookie cutter Stern. Fortunately, Stern has been breaking out of this mode over the last couple of years.
4 years ago
Had to update my rating after finally getting to play a Pro. This model is way more fun to play, it feels more like a complete game without all that other nonsense they threw on top of the Premium/LE, the shots are way more rewarding, it's faster, more exciting, and I really didn't want to stop playing it at all. I could probably play this thing 5-10 hours straight and not get bored just to get deep into it and go for a high score. I will be back for more. The Premium/LE, I tried that a good 8-10 games and just couldn't get into it. The Pro model got ahold of me right away in all the good ways. It's as fun, fast and exciting as Metallica Pro and Iron Man. Playfield artwork was nice but could have been a bit more Hi Res, but that's a Stern thing it seems and it still looks pretty good overall.
4 years ago
Simple & straightforward shots that you must make if you want to get anywhere in the game. Game gets a bad rap for looking a bit bland and being a bit light on theme integration. I'd consider owning this again one day.

It pairs well with the tough shots found on Ghostbusters Pro. I would play one machine and then do well on the other too.
4 years ago
Far superior to the Premium/LE, it has much better flow and visibility to the top of the playfield. The depth in the rules and the different approaches you can take to the game via selection of house at the start mean that I am still enjoying this game greatly 12m on.
4 years ago
The game is fast fun in a box . not the greatest art package But all the elements of pinball merge into a bliss of fantastic shooting pleasure. Lights , color changing on a pro is awesome . the flow is furious. Thank goodness for the few times it slows play in the fast and furious pyramid kickback area under the Cool mechanical dragon . You choose prizes and or a video mode . If you like the show and you like pinball , the Pro is a good/great choice . I have many LE/premium models now and in past but the Pro on this one is the true champion .
4 years ago
Such an awesome game once you learn some strategy and plan your moves. The scoring on hand of the king should be turned down some (just some as it's well deserved for beating half the game) and the scoring should be turned up for iron throne and iron throne really needs to be more complete and at least have an option to end without draining.

On the other side the art is not good. Alt translite helps but that playfield will look ugly for life. The cab is ok but would benefit from a more fantasy based concept art used for the show. Licensing im sure played a role in the art and i will let it slide because the shots both fronthand and backhand make sense and flow so nicely. I love magnets in games and thought i would be sad not to see one in here but i was not. It would slow down the pace of this long player. The ball serve is fantastic on a short plunge and what you are doing changes constantly.

Excellent rules really make this a winner. It does get easy for the advanced player but iron throne is not easy. Enjoy
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