The Getaway: High Speed II (Williams, 1992)

The Getaway: High Speed II

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This game received 547 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.011 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #46 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.202

Artwork: 7.507

Sounds/Music: 7.76

Other Aspects: 8.209

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9 days ago
Pretty biased review as I’m a car buff, and this thing is singing my tunes, so right away I was digging it.
Even without my car passion this game always gets the new people to the game room engaged.
You can’t help but get excited when the supercharger sends the ball screaming around and the topper is flashing!
This one will probably never leave the collection.
19 days ago
Supercharger is really cool! But what comes to playfield there's not that much to shoot for. I liked the dots and music. But the playfield art is a bit too retro/comic.
33 days ago
A very simple yet effective game. It is a classic and I understand why it is well reviewed. Wonderful flow, plays nice and fast. Nothing like speeding away from the cops, and picking up random girls....
48 days ago
Another case where as much as I hate to say it, the sequel is the better game. High Speed is my sentimental favorite, but Getaway adds enough twists to put it over the top. Fast, fun, everything you'd ever want in a pinball machine. SR at the top of his game.
60 days ago
Super fast game, supercharger is great. Sounds and theme are amazing. Solid game. One of the few older B/W games that I really agree with where it stands in the top 100
81 days ago
Game is a blast. My first DMD. I bought it 10 years ago and I like it more everyday. The supercharger is great fun. The police light on top spinning around and zz top music are awesome. Clear goals, progression through different modes, gear shift to plunge the ball and for use in video modes and shift gears into the next level. So much to like.
3 months ago
The most exciting pin I've ever played.
3 months ago
Love the supercharger and general flow of the game. Great for a couple quick games, but after a few months, there were just not enough shots to make. Probably would be great in a large collection, but in my small collection of 3 pins, there was just not enough to keep my interested.
4 months ago
One of the all time greats. It's one of the machines that got me into pinball and I keep going back 25 years later. The rules lack depth by todays standards but are pretty bloody good. The thril of hitting the Super Jackpot is right up there with a T2 Super. Some classic call outs and somehow I never tire of ZZ tops La Grange.
4 months ago
Great game all around. Although gameplay can be a little repetitive to me it never gets old. Between the red light, speed loop and music it feels like a well balanced pin. One of my favorites and looks great with a color dmd.
4 months ago
High Speed II surprised me by how much fun it is. It's so freaking fast . . . seriously. A loop shot sends the ball SCREAMING back at the flippers. Keeps you on your toes, for sure. The supercharger is pretty cool too, and the jackpot sequence (when it counts down how many loops you need) gets your heart pumping if the volume is turned up enough. The artwork in general, though, is a bit lackluster. I was expecting a little more.

TLDR; great game except for the artwork. Would recommend.
4 months ago
Not very fun, the original High-speed is much better.
6 months ago
A real blast to play. Love the gear shifter. Really makes you feel like you are in a real car chase even more than high speed did. Seems like it could get old in a smaller collection though, but would still love to own one. Backglass looks excellent.
6 months ago
One of those machines that must be played if its in a collection. I love High Speed and this is just a little better in some respects. The Supercharger is a really cool gimmick that really draws you in. The backglass is a classic. Music and sound is excellent. Forever in the Top 100.
6 months ago
Game is a blast to play. Sold mine a couple of years ago and really miss it - I will be adding it back in the collection.
6 months ago
Although in theory this should be a better game than High Speed and I agree intellectually, that's just not how I feel in my gut. I guess in some cases less is more. That being said, The Getaway (HSII) is a solid and very enjoyable game. The art, sounds, and DMD animations all come together and there is something viscerally rewarding about hitting the supercharger. It some ways, HSII is an easier game than HS. With HS, a major strategy for high scores is to play multiball and collect the jackpots. With HSII, starting MB is made significantly easier in some ways in that you can lock balls from a trapped ball to the left orbit. Conversely, locking balls in HS is always a risky combo shot from the upper right flipper.

Considered alone, HSII is a great game that I would love to add to my game room, but for some reason it just hasn't made it to my official wish list yet.
6 months ago
I really love this game and play it whenever I see it on location. The turbo charger is an awesome mech, you have to see it to truly appreciate it. There is an inner loop and outer orbit shot that can be repeated for combos that is really satisfying. The music is ZZ Top's La Grange and is stellar! Add in the the flashing lights, police siren sounds, and the gear shift and you've got a great game.
6 months ago
ZZ Top's music is a pretty key element of this game and fits very well. It's simple, fast and easy to figure out - the perfect antidote to a JJP machine. Not better or worse, but always fun and endlessly popular with my non-pinball friends.
6 months ago
It is a constant in my collection and on location. The number of people that have played Getaway a thousand times and will still post up and put $5 in it on a regular blows me away. It has an immense presence in the pinball community and it's simplicity and perfectly laid out shots are timeless. Hard to believe you can make High Speed better but they succeeded.
6 months ago
Great party pinball. Fast gameplay and good flow that can be extremely satisfying. The beacon, gear switch and super charger add to the party flair. Always a good play on location in combination with a beer. Rather short ball times also make it fun to play in a group.It does not have a deep rule set and I doubt it would last long in a private collection unless you like to party a lot at home :)
7 months ago
One of my favorite games without question!! “I’ll be right over honey, just one more game!!” I love the layout and the rules of this games. The biggest issue regarding Getaway is the art, it needs to be redone!
7 months ago
People might argue that this one is sort of shallow and repetitive - I don't think so. It's just pure fun - sure, it's not too complex, but it's challenging anyway to get high scores. I really love the theming, everything goes together so well - it's ecstatic, wild and "loud" - it really delivers fast paced action. If you get the jackpot, red line mania, the machine freaks out. I also love the physical movement that comes from the turbocharger, it makes the game feel quite alive. For me, one of the best tables ever made. I guess I will never be able to sell it unless I'm starving.
7 months ago
Was not expecting to like this game as much as I did. End of the night, waiting on friends to leave and figured I’d try it, very happy I did. The game plays fast and with the engine sounds it is themed really well. There are limited ramps but they are easy to hit so it’s often that you’re doing laps and increasing your speed which is fun. Love the mechanism in the middle that zings the ball around the track, pretty satisfying. The lighting is themed and fits, but the green yellow red is a bit jarring to stare at if you’re having a good game.I like the music, but definitely repetitive. Good game, plan to play it again.
7 months ago
Nostalgia definitely plays a role in my feelings for this machine. That being said I find it extremely fun for players of all skill levels. Shots are pretty basic but the rules are deep enough to keep even high skilled players challenged.
8 months ago
gets old VERY quickly.
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