Godzilla

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This game received 71 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.157 /10

7.157

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #226 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.242

Artwork: 7.27

Sounds/Music: 6.76

Other Aspects: 7.243



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7.648/10
4 months ago
Go Go Godzilla!! too bad they made so few of these its perhaps the best of all of the Sega titles
7.792/10
9 months ago
What a great looking pinball machine. Awesome backglass, one of the all time coolest playfields ever. The cab art itself is good as well. I also think the animations are really great. The layout is good, and I really enjoy shooting it. Two fun ramps. The code is good, and it really places an emphasis on stacking MBs. The callouts are fine, but I think really they lack energy. I think the music and sound effects fit the pin. And while I really think this pin shoots good, and is quite the looker, I do get bored with shooting it after a few games.
But, it has to be one of the best examples of pinball completely nailing theme that it is based on.
Would I ever like to own this game... Depends on how much space I have. But, since this game had a low production run, I don't think I will ever buy it. But, I think if you come across one. You should play it.
8.425/10
1 year ago
Multiball stacking is great like Dracula.This is a fun game,much better than I thought .Low rating is probably due to low production numbers.And I’ve owned 2 Dracula’s BSD and Godzilla is such a better shooter and livelier.
7.676/10
1 year ago
Extremely fun game. Really wish there were more of them made. Great layout and pretty good art. Even though I am a fan of deep games, this game doesn’t disappoint. Trying to stack multiballs is great. Really hope to own one some day.
6.260/10
1 year ago
You look at this game and it’s gorgeous. It begs to be played. You think it’s gonna be fun and by the third ball you just want it to end. The plunger shot and skill shot (is there a skill shot) are weird. Even when the ball spits out of Godzilla’s mouth it’s BORING... just like the movie.
7.484/10
1 year ago
A very unique game, where multiball is the goal, almost entirely. The ultimate goal is to get all 5 multiballs prepared before collecting all at the same time for the to maximize jackpot values. Perhaps more importantly, beat JEK to become the King of the Monsters by starting all 5 multiballs at one time.

Our GZA is set up with super bands rings throughout, except on the kickers and flippers where we have Marco white rubber and Pinball Life yellow rubbers, respectively. We did put those fatty 7/8” post sleeves on either side of the Sonar shots, which beefs up that challenges significantly. The flippers are set to be lower when activated, but not too low to rest poorly, by bending the rubber-buttoned-stop (not the coil stop) in a bit, shortening its stroke a bit but eliminating the ‘bucket’ effect that energized Sega flippers all seem to me to have. Oh, and lightning flippers.
6.247/10
2 years ago
Godzilla is not a very fun pin to play unless all you like is multiball. All this game is is multiball, multiball, multiball. Every mode is a multiball and there are about 5 modes. Finishing them all brings you to the wizard mode which is, you guessed it, a multiball. The shots are not that fun or satisfying except the ramp and there isn't much that will make you want to keep playing. The Godzilla head on the playfield is cool and seeing the ball come out of his mouth is cool the first few times. Overall I'd say try it but it's nothing special.
6.789/10
2 years ago
some cooldude wrote a rulesheet for GZ here: https://papa.org/wp-content/uploads/Godzilla-rulesheet.pdf

Godzilla is a rare pin, only 510 made, and it contains the longest ramp in pinball, that massive green thing is all one piece, believe it or not. it also has a gorgeously sculpted Godzilla head and hand dominating the playfield centre (think Frankenstein or Freddy but several times bigger) but this could be better lit so I installed spotlights on it to make it pop out more. the shakermotor is perfectly built into the action, just as it is in Earthshaker, and the game is just a mean green machine. which is a good thing if you like green, which I do.

People complain that the game is too easy in that all you need to do to get to Save New York is to start all of the five multiballs - which can all be run concurrently to increase scoring, or even started concurrently to maximise scoring at 25M per jackpot ...... but if, like me, pinball is *all* about multiball, a game like this where you can be in MB almost all the time if you want, is a frenzied funfest.

go play it, you'll like it.
7.499/10
4 years ago
One of the common complaints against Godzilla is that it is all multiball and stacking them together is the only thing you are trying to do. What confuses me is that is what people say about Dracula, but they talk about it in a positive on that game. In Godzilla you get 5 multiballs to stack instead of 3, it just doesn't make sense to me why that would be a bad thing. Overall I find the game very fun. It isn't super deep, but walking up to it I know I am going to have a good time. I think it's layout is pretty decent, and the look with the green ramp and Godzilla coming out of the playfield is awesome. It is the worst game I have ever had to shop though, as the Godzilla head and ramp proved to be nearly impossible to remove from the game. Easy service state on the flyer is a clear lie, and I imagine many operators back in the late 90s simply wouldn't by this game due to its lack of serviceability.
6.709/10
4 years ago
I was wrong, this is a fun game if your goal is to stack all 5 Modes before starting the collection of multiballs for ultimate jackpots and a chance to be named King of Monsters.
7.804/10
4 years ago
One of my favorite Sega's......can't really put a finger on it I just enjoy playing this one.
4.163/10
5 years ago
I hate this machine, to be honest. The layout suck and some shot are just impossible without a perfect situation.
8.075/10
5 years ago
It's quite an easy game, but really enjoyable. As Keith says it's a "multiball frenzy", and to me this is great.
All the game you rush from multiball to multiball, making the game very dinamic.

It's another underrated game in my opinion.
8.944/10
5 years ago
I really do like Godzilla even though its a pretty simple game now that I have owned It a while save new York is pretty easy to get now but it still is a unique game because its all multiball and the green ramps and Godzilla's head is pretty cool looking.
9.660/10
5 years ago
About to own my 2nd Godzilla. Miss the first but sold it along with other pins to afford a new house. I didn't like the Movie but loved the pin. Layout, call-outs & shots are top notch. I think the game is hard enough for lastabilty but easy to understand the shots. A great package all in all.
9.600/10
5 years ago
This is a keeper!!! Love the balanced playing with many left and right shots. Keeps your skill level up. With many different types of multiball your can work the play field for scoring advancement. Monsters and Magnets and Multiball is there anything better?
8.560/10
6 years ago
Had to get this one just because im a godzilla fan from way back. And for the low production.The godzilla tearing through the city is the coolest. Plan on putting some red lights in his eyes and also in his throat when he spits the balls out . Fun game.
7.996/10
6 years ago
Artwork: The sculptures are great, I just wish they were more interactive.
The playfield art, I like. I never minded the SEGA art or artists though, as it's more of a fine art style than a metro style like B/W machines of the era had.

Layout: Not a lot of shots. If I had to mark it down in any one area the most, it would be here. The ramp shots are long and take a good long while to return to the flippers. A lot of pop bumper action, as many of the shots end up there. The ball can return to the shooter lane which is just weird.

Music: Good, but repetitive. Needs a sub-woofer to take full advantage of the soundtrack.

Rules: Simple, but difficult to attain. The goal is to stack multiple multiballs together to attain the biggest possible jackpots. You need to get 2,3,4 or 5 ready to go, and then shoot the shot to start them all at once (while of course holding off shooting that shot to not start them too early). That isn't very easy, and is where the challenge comes in with this title.

Magnet gimmicks and the shaker motor winds up making this somewhat rarer title really feel like a cohesive package. A solid game if you just want to have fun flipping!
6.197/10
6 years ago
Pretty fun game. Maybe the worst music of all time, no variation at all. Some callouts, but not many, a few multiballs, but not too much scoring outside of multiball. Nice art package.
7.802/10
6 years ago
I go mad trying to stack the multiple multiballs. A lot of fun minus strategic gameplay. the ramps are swizzle mcsweet. only 1 complaint the ball plops out of Godzillas mouth.
9.212/10
7 years ago
Stack those multiballs!!! This has to be the best Sega era pin by far. Way way better game then most people realize. It's not deep but it's straight forward and fun in spades.
5.498/10
7 years ago
Fun but repetitive. Not a great rule ret
7.020/10
7 years ago
Godzilla was one of the last games that Sega made. All things considered, it's not a bad deck at all.

The Pros:
Lots of shots and lots of multiball. That Big Ol' Zilla-head is AWESOME! When flippers are as strong as they should be the ball flies around all the orbit and ramp shots like a flash of lighting. Lots of green ramps, lights and toys make this game come together very very nicely.
If there was a game that could use a shaker it's this one, and it uses it quite well.

The Cons:
The depth of the game is lacking, but without the benefit of Lyman Sheats and his Monster Bash programming skills. Find one if you can. The artwork on the PF is muddy. Sounds are not so hot.

The Takeaway:
A better game than most would give it credit for. This game made the PAPA A bank in 2012 for good reason. It's an entertaining game that players can dig their teeth into. Gitcher' self to a nice copy of this deck and enjoy it.
8.440/10
7 years ago
Awesome low production game. Basically the 'Multiball Madness' part of Medieval ,but with stackable MBs' even after you start a MB. Great tourney game too!
4.835/10
8 years ago
If I was asked to describe this game in one word I would say Godzilla is Abysmal. This game is easily the worst pinball machine I have played.

The playfield is uninspired. Theres one shot in particular on the left where you might expect an orbit to be but instead of returning the ball to the right side of the playfield, or something interesting at least, it drops into to the shooter lane... Ive never seen this and it seems like laziness on the part of the designers more than anything.

Then there's the big Godzilla "Toy" in the center of the playfield that sits over some targets I wouldn't care about hitting. I thought hey, JP has a cool toy with a dinosaur and this is kinda dinosaurish, maybe it does something cool. You get to Godzilla by shooting the right ramp and then nothing, it just sorta falls out of his mouth. Bluuughhhargh, or whatever sound a Godzilla makes when its just lying there motionless and coughs up a hairball.

To make matters worse there's this horrible, HORRRRIBLE, music going on in the background that makes you want to stick a screwdriver in your ears. This is the first pin I wanted to just walk away from but someone else might have ended up playing another game next to this one and killed themselves or someone else after being driven insane by the sewage coming from Godzilla's speakers. I decided to finish my game instead. The one redeeming quality of Godzilla is that it ends and luckly the local arcade is really stingy when it comes to match replays. Whatever destructive, laser beam shooting, human devouring, Japanese city destroying rampage Godzilla has performed in the movies is nothing in comparison to the twisted abomination that is Godzilla Pinball.
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