The Getaway: High Speed II

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This game received 595 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.049 /10


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This game ranks #59 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.253

Artwork: 7.52

Sounds/Music: 7.762

Other Aspects: 8.267

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19 days ago
This one is just okay for me. The loop is fun, but not nearly as good as the Hyperspace loop on Star Wars Premium/LE. Rest of the shots and layout are okay, not great.
81 days ago
Great game another fast Ritchie game. Love the supercharger and the fast and frenetic play. The music is great. The only con is I don’t like the 3 bank drop target in the middle, it stops the flow of the game and could be better positioned. Quite a simple layout but great fun when the red light is flashing as well. Another keeper.
5 months ago
Love the game. It’s a fast game that nicely fits the theme. The multiballs are intense!

Pros: “La Grange” (perfect music for theme), simplicity, supercharger is very cool toy, intensity of multiball & redline mania, overall game speed, always want “one more game”.

Cons: low number of shots, cabinet and backbox artwork is only okay.
5 months ago
I owned this game for a while but was not a keeper for me, at least for a small collection. The turbo charger is a fun gimmick for new players. I found the shots to be surprising tough, especially the most important ones. I did like the use of the rpms for advancing the game and using the plunger to shift gears. After a while the game started feeling too linear and unforgiving. I definitely walked away feeling discouraged a lot after playing this game. I do appreciate how silly the theme is when you think about it, perfect for an arcade setting.
7 months ago
A solid game. Very fast. The rules are straight forward and don't have much depth. You are either working through 5 gear awards or you are working towards your first or subsequent multi-ball. Otherwise you jam on the loops or ramp to get more points. I've owned mine since 1998 and it's not leaving.
7 months ago
Owned getaway many years ago and have just recently bought another one to put in the collection.
This machine plays extremely fast and smooth the shots are not to hard yet still requires a bit of practice to master. The supercharger really adds to this machine when you get that baby cranking with the music pumping it really draws you into the game.
Great longevity in this game i just want to keep coming back for more & more one of the best Williams machines i have ever played love it
7 months ago
Love me some Steve Richie, they call him the King of flow and this games has it. Also the game features the hit song
"La Grange" by ZZ Top, what more could you ask for????
7 months ago
Great fun, the supercharger or whatever its called is a really cool gimmick/toy.

Not many difficult shots, plays fast, the video mode is a little more satisfying than most.

I really enjoy the "shift" feature!
7 months ago
I’ve owned this pin for 5 months now. It rarely gets played. That being said it’s my wife’s favorite pin. :)
8 months ago
Game needs another ramp. Fun for a quick game or two, but can’t play for hours on end.
8 months ago
The rules are easy to follow but always give the player something to try for. Between advancing gears, collecting stop lights to enable locks, locking balls, hitting the supercharger, etc., there is plenty to do. Hitting the outer loops is a tough enough shot to make this game quite challenging. It's hard to beat how fun this game is.
8 months ago
Great looking game fast nice flow rules are ok too
9 months ago
Fun game! Zz top music is awesome. Love the super charger and the video part is fun too! Neighbor just got the game and I'm really enjoying it.
9 months ago
I finally got a chance to play "The Getaway: High Speed II" and I must say that this machine is FUN!! I cut my teeth on the original HS and wasn't sure if TG:HSII would "wow" me but I really like it! The kept the best parts of HS, reimagined the board with some popping tricks and did something wonderful: they made a game that I now am in the hunt for! It's a fresh take on a classic giving a whole new experience but with a familiar feel! It's closing in on 3 decades as a design and it's still a favorite!
9 months ago
Well deserved rating. The music, theme and gameplay are great.
11 months ago
It could of been a lot better and you can lose the ball easily and the score goes up very fast if you shoot mostly ramps
1 year ago
Best. Pin. Ever. More, more, more, more. Zero to not like about this game. Zero. I will own one
1 year ago
This is truly a action pinball game. Great fun and a real challenge even for a experienced player. Would love to own one!
1 year ago
I want one
1 year ago
This is a fast table and, overall, a very fun game. The shifter and supercharger are great, and the multi-ball lock sequence is very good even though the animations are weak. Love the ZZ Top LaGrange soundtrack. Yes, there is buggy code and the video mode is not too hard, but Red Line Mania and Super Jackpot gets everyone’s attention in the game room – the topper is awesome!
1 year ago
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately on The Getaway and find myself thinking often about the next time I can play it. I love all the loops: the one at the top if you can hit it off the plunge or out of the kicker, the orbits, and of course the supercharger. I guess the fact that if you can hit the shots, the loops all return safely to a flipper so you can hit it again - if you can time it right - is what makes people call this a “flow game”. All I know is it’s very satisfying. Add in a great light show when you hit certain shots, a multiball, and a super cool magnetic loop toy that whips the ball around a metal track at 1million points per circuit, and it’s just a really fun, really well done game.
1 year ago
A classic and speed table by steve ritchie
1 year ago
It's a game about going fast

You want to collect RPMs and shift to 5 (shifter is very cool) Once at gear 5 you wanna shoot the supercharger to start REDLINE MANIA. The machine basically GOES COMPLETELY BERSERK at this point. Imagine a slot machine jackpot going off, LOUD SIRENS and the topper is going ham alerting everyone in the vicinity "HEY THIS PLAYER IS GOING SOOOO FAST LOL"

VERY fun pin on location, maybe repetitive at home.
1 year ago
A classic for me. The first time I saw the super charger, I fell in love.
1 year ago
The good- Fun, easy to understand, go to game when I just want shoot the ball. Third flipper (yes I am a fan), Layout, turbocharger, simple but challenging multiball. MUSIC and sound- pinsound is a must for this-original ZZ Top songs and upgrade speakers. Otherwise sound and music are meh. After playing 50+ games in my early pinball career my son and I saw this game tucked in an arcade corner (by the bathroom no less- so nobody was playing it) and gave it a try. We instantly liked the game and it is the second machine in my collection. Solid high quality game that survives routing and keeps on ticking with very few issues.

That bad- cabinet art- really none to speak of (who cares? I don’t, but it is very generic). Lot of these games around- not much collector value. By today’s standards, shallow code. My wife is not a big fan- she likes the bright new games- like GOTG and BM66.

Overall- highly recommend. Get it, play it, keep it (most likely) or get all of your money back (or more) when you sell/trade.
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