Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Williams, 1993)

Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure

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This game received 841 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.577 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #10 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.491

Artwork: 8.551

Sounds/Music: 8.415

Other Aspects: 8.635

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10 days ago
I had always wanted to play this game and went to Pincinnati in 2018. There was no line for the game and I had my run at it for a good half hour. I’m a little lost on what all the hype is about with this machine. The theme and toys are pretty cool but I found the game play rather difficult. I had trouble hitting shots and it drained viciously on me. It was down right brutal. I’m going to put it up there with GB for the ball finding the right drain! Maybe for a higher skill level player. I didn’t find it much fun. Everything seemed packed toward the flippers with little room to recover if you missed a shot.
18 days ago
This game has everything
19 days ago
Magic Pinball Machine !
29 days ago
Design hold up... over 20 years later!
32 days ago
Easily one of my favourite pins of all time I love the challenge keeps me coming back flow and layout are good shots are tight but not impossible I will be keeping this game in my collection for a long time.
57 days ago
Easily one of the best pins of all time and a personal favorite. You cant beat the theme. music and sound are both amazing. Incredible modes, challenging shots... everything you want, and i love a wide body.
69 days ago
A beautiful machine visually,and a fabulous theme.this game would suit any player,the wide body packs a lot in.the video games are awesome especially with a colour display. If you are an Indiana Jones movie fan you will love this game especially the way they integrated the 3 movies into the one game. The stern version couldn’t hold a candle to this.
71 days ago
This truly is an adventure! The atmosphere this game creates is simply outstanding. The shots feel variable, yet comprehensive a good to anticipate once a mode starts.
It just feels right and it took five years in my collection, before the spot was taken by another machine.
Not long ago, I decided to get another Indy, since the whole family missed the first one.
74 days ago
A really very good pinball with incredible sound,animation,multiball(get etrenal life is awesome).
80 days ago
Awesome game, so much to shoot for and so much to do. Cool sounds and art, this is pinball at its best.
87 days ago
This is an excellent Pinball, one of the top Williams I rate il as a top 10 without any doubt
3 months ago
Overall this game is awesome. I enjoy certain modes. for the most part the game is great!
3 months ago
One of the best pinball games of all time. So much to do in this game. Stern must have been embarrassed at what they turned out compared to this. Games really encompasses all the great movies and incorporates that into some great fun gameplay. I just like watching the Nazi melt
3 months ago
great game would like to own one someday.
3 months ago
Where to start? So I love the theme. Indiana Jones will forever be a part of my social conscience so getting to feel like I'm a part of the adventures is fun. Love the music, and the voice clips from various movies. I like having the revolver as the plunger, though this Indy skill shot is a little blah. Satisfying drop targets and the ball lock feature is just cool.

So the way the balls are launched in multi-ball is fun and fast paced. I like the teetering ramp to get the extra ball, it kind of feels like labrynth, a childhood staple from the 90s, which definitely requires more than just pinball skills to be good at. Love the sound effects. The ramp shots are satisfying, if just a little steep for some places that have weaker flippers.

Stuff I don't like, the right out-lane having the ability to magically get saved, is great except when it's not. I guess it's unique, but I'd prefer more of a traditional outlane where I have a better chance of shake saving it. The scoring doesn't seem very balanced, like getting 30M points for the minecart video mode which is super easy, when jackpots for doing pinball skill requiring shots don't net you near that many points. I like being rewarded for modes, but feels a little too gimmicky.

All told, love the theme, really enjoy the game, but hate seeing this come up in competition as it's luck of the draw for which mode you start. I still would like to own one, but there are a lot of games higher on my must own list currently.
4 months ago
I can't think of a machine that does a better job of theming than Indiana Jones. Tons of modes that connect to the first three movies, awesome callouts and music. A beautiful package that is packed to the gills with toys and features.
5 months ago
This game is a tough one to find and play! I have maybe two games a year on it at a Pinball show. I've never seen a working one in the wild and the licensing was too hefty to bring it to Pinball Arcade, so this is, quite aptly, the holy grail of Williams games! I like most things about this game - fantastic soundtrack, great shots, great ruleset. This one oozes it's theme which is awesome. I'm not a huge fan of the way some of the shots are blocked by the path of adventure or the idol housing, can make some of the shots feel less satisfying. Not quite as much flow due to the widebody size, which is a problem I find with many widebody games but this isn't the worst example. Absolute pinball classic nonetheless though.
5 months ago
Best Williams Pin ever
6 months ago
A wide body fan layout. Not lit well, but this is a solid and fun game with good theme integration.
6 months ago
This machine has it all. It's a widebody with great flow and lots of fun shots to hit. It has an awesome theme (Is there a better theme for pinball?) that's perfectly executed. The dot animations are great, especially with a ColorDMD. The music is exactly what you would expect and the custom voicework is exceptional. The artwork, while a little heavy with the yellows and browns, makes this a stunning machine to look at. The software is just deep enough and the wizard mode is a real challenge to get to. The 12 main modes, 4 from each film of the original movie trilogy, offer lots of variety and a decent risk/reward balance.

On the negative side, the Path To Adventure toy is pretty finnicky to keep working perfectly and it's moderately fun at best. This pin is also missing a skill shot, which is always a negative in my book. However, using the gun to immediately shoot the ball into action actually feels very theme appropriate. All in all, I feel this machine lives up to the hype as one of the best pins of the 90's and it has a fun factor that few pins can rival.
7 months ago
Fun adventure game by Williams is deeper and more immersive than the Stern version, IMHO, but they are also different pins with different feel and design. Both are good at capturing Indy theme and both have good music, sounds and callouts. I like the Stern artwork better, even if photoshopped, because the hand-drawn art on this pin looks odd to me. Overall, the art package isn't bad tho. Nice widebody has a very unique feel all its own. Should have maybe one or two more shots for all the extra room a widebody offers. Still, it offers lots of modes and goals, fun Path of Adventure and very good dot animations. If you love Indy, this is a very fun game that, while it doesn't blow me away, usually gets my quarters when I see it in the wild. I would like to own one, but they are getting very expensive for a quality example. People love this theme!
8 months ago
I recently got to try it out at a show. We really enjoyed it. It was easy to play, and you could have a decent game without being a pinball wizard.
8 months ago
I finally had the chance to play this game on a location. I had really high expectations. Man was I disappointed. The one I played was beat to hell so that probably didn't help. Even still, call outs were meh, game play was slow. Just didn't like it.
9 months ago
Such an excellent game. Only problem is price.
9 months ago
It's ok, but not a top 10 IF you ask me :)
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