Jack*Bot

Pinside rating

This game received 181 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.677 /10

7.677

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #137 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.736

Artwork: 7.738

Sounds/Music: 7.166

Other Aspects: 7.705


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7.39

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8.389/10
3 months ago
I always liked playing this after playing PinBot.
9.228/10
6 months ago
Possibly the most underrated DMD game of all time.

They took the classic Pinbot layout & added an incredible ruleset, turning Jackbot into one of the best competitive play games ever. They integrated a casino theme & created the ultimate risk vs reward game. Multiple opportunities to risk it all, or go for double or nothing. Big point swings, especially if you get lucky in the Casino Run mode.

Multiple plunge skill shots, a 2-ball multiball mode which requires ball trapping & precision shots, LOTS of jackpot shots & SUPER jackpots, multiple casino games, and even cheating! It’s quite a rush, especially when playing against friends.

Colorful artwork, colorful inserts, a classic mech with mechanical ball locks, a flap ramp, unique jazzy soundtrack, the sexy bride dealer, robot voice callouts, great light shows, great dots…. This game is a rare gem.

If you’re looking for usual 90s deep modes & thematic gameplay, then look elsewhere. Jackbot is all about taking risks, making precise repeatable shots & racking up massive amounts of points. A great title to find for your local pinball league. It’s a game that’s easy to understand, but difficult to execute.

I’m so happy I finally found one. They didn’t make many of these either. People are starting to rediscover & appreciate these underrated 90s DMD titles now. So if you see a Jackbot, grab it while you can or you may regret it in a few years ;)
7.017/10
7 months ago
Jackbot borrows it's layout from Pin Bot and brings it to the DMD era. It's a simple game where you play the casino games to get to the casino run mode. The casino games are pretty basic and there isnt anything too special here. You can spam the extra ball button on the front of the game to try to cheat the games which is interesting. Casino run is where the game shines, and gives a great risk/reward aspect where you need to keep pursuing more awards while hoping not to lose out on it all. Very nerve racking, and fun here, but this is the only real highlight, and it's fully up to chance on what you get or how long you last. This can be a turn off for some. Overall it's an alright game, but there isn't enough here to keep me coming back. Casino run it quite fun to witness though.
7.752/10
9 months ago
Great rules and fun betting point values make this a unique game that is very entertaining. It's a fun h=game to compete on as well.
6.998/10
10 months ago
I've bought Pinbot a couple of years ago and played it for several weeks.
Game is basic but I still wanted to play another game and again.
After a couple of months I had the opportunity to buy an IJ and the Pinbot moved to another home. With pain in my hart.

Several weeks ago I've found a Jackbot. Same playfield, casino theme and better system with dmd.

Game is fun to play but I'm missing something compared to the classic Pinbot.

It is a good game. Simple to play but hard to master.
Casino Run is a very cool mode but it is not a keeper in a small collection.
8.016/10
1 year ago
Fun game, easy to understand rules, with nice theme. The more I get to play it, the more I enjoy the rules and gameplay.
7.604/10
1 year ago
Something about Jack-Bot definitely gets stale after a while of play. I can't quite put my finger on it, but because of this, I would never want to own one.
9.640/10
1 year ago
Game is very subjective among the pinball community.... some love it, and some hate it... not really sure why. In my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated DMD games ever. By far One of my top #2 Games of all time, and one of my grails. Simply put, I fucking Absolutely love everything about Jack*Bot!!! Casino run is absolutely fantastic and one of the best game modes of all time. Mega visor is very difficult to get to. The game has perfect balance of difficult shots, but always leaving you wanting to play another game.... especially with the extra ball cheat button! It plays somewhat on the slower side and not too fast, but still has decent flow. The soundtrack is by far my favorite in a game with the mid 90’s jazzy Sax with awesome guitar Solos on the main gameplay track… I even added a color Dmd and Pinsound with my own custom music mix with a powered sub and this game ROCKS! Under the PF, everything is easily serviceable. If I had to nit pick, I’d say the hit me target seems to be pretty pointless, also I don’t know why they didn’t add a GI to the right eye, the left side is well lit, but the right is kinda dark. I added comet matrix saucer lights to both eyes to fix this issue. Also added one to the game saucer. Overall I absolutely love J*B and it’s never leaving my collection!
7.444/10
1 year ago
This is a really fun game based on Pinbot. What's not to like about robots in space?
If you like the original, you will enjoy the upgraded jackbot as well.
8.760/10
2 years ago
Simple ruleset, very fast playing. This is a pretty fun game and when I finish a game on it I think “just one more”.
9.740/10
2 years ago
This a classic "remake" of the 1980's pinball PinBot. Same shots, same cool visor, etc, but taken up a notch with a great risk reward gambling theme. I always liked Pinbot, so when I got the chance to add the third in the series to my collection, it was a no brainer. Plus, the motherboards are easier and cheaper to come by on this title compared to Pinbot. The call outs and DMD animations are great, especially with a color DMD, fun jazz music plays in the background and make you feel like you are at an old casino. The Casino Run mode is another cool risk reward for big points and is very satisfying to make it through the whole mode. I'd recommend this title to anyone who liked the original and wants an DMD in their lineup.
8.864/10
2 years ago
Amazing PIN and fantastic software!! Reallu underrated
7.573/10
2 years ago
This pin quickly became a family favorite. The jazzy music and the gambling aspect keeps it entertaining and interesting. It's a lot of fun to open up the head and get the multi balls. It's got a semi challenging skillshot which I find much better than Bride of Pinbot.
8.420/10
3 years ago
The best of the Pinbot games.

By far.
7.424/10
3 years ago
This is basically Pinbot but with a dmd... I think the ball locks are really cool. Decent rule set. Fun mb's and if you like robot babes then great artwork. To me, there is nothing great about this game. I like Bride of Pinbot better, but I think I rather own this over a Pinbot. Good animations, decent callouts. Again... its a fun game to shoot, just not a great one. It looks nice and would look nice in any persons collection. But, again in a limited space collection I rather have Bride.
8.504/10
3 years ago
I love the gambling aspects of the game. It's not the typical randomness thing decided by the machine, but by you. Where at certain times you can accumulate a huge pile of winnings in Casino Run - millions of points, extra balls and credits and you could simply rake it in... but you just get the fever and say "Dammit, I'm still going to take one more skill-based flipper shot and go for broke!!"
7.965/10
3 years ago
Tough game. Ball times can be short, lose control and it’s over pretty quick. Tough isn’t always bad though, if you rate accuracy over flow this game ticks boxes. Keeping control, hitting shots and backing yourself to gamble points can be very very rewarding. Great to play head to head because soild play generally = good score. I feel like I shouldn’t like this game as much as I do. Simple but satisfying.
7.425/10
3 years ago
It's pinbot, only it isn't. Fun game. I like the other 2 games better, but nothing wrong with Jackbot at all.
9.740/10
3 years ago
Very fast, very challenging, very fun! Exhilarating when a game starts getting deep; the mega visor is a serious accomplishment! Beautiful colors, artwork, and music. Has that "one more game" feel nailed!
7.612/10
3 years ago
Great usage of the pin bot theme and updating to something new. Has the casino theme which is fun when you try to double your money.

The music isn’t great but it works.

I really enjoy the pin and so does the family. One that would be hard to get rid of out of our collection
7.988/10
4 years ago
Gambling version of Pinbot that changes things up and makes scoring more interesting. There is a visor that can be opened by completing a Keno card, after that, you try to sink the balls into the eyes in order to to score a multiball. There are 2 and 3 ball multiball. Skill shots are a bit difficult. There are a variety of games to play within the game, Pinbot Poker, Slot Machine, Roll the Dice and Keno, so there's a lot going on within the game to keep you playing and aiming for. It's a fun game that is usually overlooked in the Pinbot Series. I enjoy it and wouldn't mind owning it. It definitely keeps me entertained.
7.760/10
4 years ago
I picked the game up about 5 year ago. At one time was looking to get the other two Pinbot and Bride of Pinbot. But I think the is the better of the three. I was thinking of putting on the maket, but my 8 year niece said it was her favorite and to please keep it. So it stays in the collection.
8.600/10
4 years ago
Jack Bot is the best of the "Bot" bunch. Fun to play with the classic playfield. The table could use a little more light so i see some led's in the future for mine. Not sure about the cheat mode if i like it or not yet. But the machine does have lasting power that keeps me coming back to play more.
7.826/10
4 years ago
Jack bot is a fun game rules are good but I don't like the theme or artwork.
7.172/10
4 years ago
The third in the "Pinbot" series of pinball games. Jackbot is better than the last entry. In fact, the "Jackbot" seems a bit layered in terms of meaning: is it is a response to the cries of sexism in "Bride of Pinbot", featuring a male robot instead of a female or is it "Jackbot" as in "jackpot"? Honestly, nobody cares, I suppose. But while this is better than the second table, that's not saying much. The game is a virtual carbon-copy of the first game. There's no originality in the design except that you're playing in some sort of space casino thing while scoring "Jackbots" every so often. The casino games are just kinda there and there's no real risk in losing anything since an average player can easily score a billion points without a sweat. I like what I'm seeing but nothing in this series will top the original "Pinbot".
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