High Speed

Pinside rating

This game received 333 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.831 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #94 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.978

Artwork: 7.482

Sounds/Music: 7.128

Other Aspects: 8.126

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10 years ago
Lot of fun!
10 years ago
This pin was the Grand Theft Auto of the 80's. Deliberate speeding, running red lights, and being pursued by the Police made this one heck of ride in my teen years. I love the topper siren as the cops dispatch units to simulate a pursuit. The sounds were amazing and the music keeps you pumped. It's another classic pin i will rememeber forever.
11 years ago
HS is legendary! A very fun pin with game design ahead of it's time. One of the early anti-establishment amusement games that let you play the role of the bad guy. Games like Road Rash, Need for Speed, & Grand Theft Auto would eventually take their liberties with the idea. Your job as the "Kingpin" is simple. Hit the standup targets to advance the stoplight to red. Shoot up the ramp to then run the light to escape the police. The entire experience played out like a story; a first for pinball. HS inspired a new generation of game designers including Pat Lawlor. Great sounds, police beacon, wonderful art, & one of the first original pin soundtracks. If HS included licensed rock music for bad boys, the game would be perfect (Motley Crue or Ratt). Good flow & easy to understand rules. When you get a free credit or start multiball, you will feel like a God in the arcade with the blaring beacon/sounds. Easily recommended game for collectors. Very affordable! One of the best system 11 games.
11 years ago
I remembered I stayed in line before I could play this pinball machine. This was back in the eighties and the survival of pinball!
11 years ago
This is my favorite pinball when i was a teenager and i had to get one in the 1990'ies. Its by far the most played one i ever owned!
He is Easy, fast and makes alot of fun. BTW: The First Machine with variable Jackpot.
11 years ago
sorry could not like it tried many games not much for me to like
11 years ago
A fun, fast game. Played it alot when I was a teenager. I like the traffic lights idea. The music and sound effects were great.
12 years ago
Fantastic game! A classic that stands up to any DMD. I still cant believe this game is from the mid 80's... Thanks Kingpin!
12 years ago
This is a fun pinball machine and I think it's actually a better overall game than The Getaway. At first glance it looks a little simple, but there are some great shots to hit.
12 years ago
This machine keeps things flyin' and was one of my favorite machines when I was young. Ball movement is fast and the play really keeps you interested.
13 years ago
This pin changed my pinball life. Wow. I have a few newer machines and this one still gets the most play. Many firsts. It set the bar and still holds strong. Most collections just arent complete without a High Speed and Pinbot combo.
13 years ago
Good bones and storyline. Design was later improved with HS2.
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