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Jive Time

Pinside rating

This game received 7 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.102 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #220 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 6.474

Artwork: 8.169

Sounds/Music: 1.832

Other Aspects: 7.289

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10 months ago
Interesting game. I had a chance to play enough rounds to pass judgement at a friends location.

I do love the novelty of the BG spinner, it's a great gimmick.

I agree with other comments, that the randomness of spin and win scoring is detrimental to it overall.

Shooting for the up posts is pretty fun, but not a great risk reward overall.
7 years ago
Jive time is one of the best examples of an EM skill/luck game.

The Pros:
This game starts with a Killer skill shot. The BG animation is great. Christian Marche fills the game with rounded-hippie-not-pointed-Peter Max/Yellow-Submarine-people. The colors on this game are vibrant and happy. 5 pops at the top keep things moving fast. You'd better be ready when the ball reaches the flippers, because this game does not ever sit still. Drop catch skills are an absolute must on this deck. Possibly one of the finest examples of a game design that bridges the frustration/I gotta play one more game factor.

The Cons:
Raising the posts is necessary for your ball to last more than 8 seconds and even then, the outlanes are waiting hungrily. I love the BG spinner, I hate the "Randomness" of the way it scores. It can be completely unbalancing. The middle PF saucer is not shootable, another luck shot that rolls in whenever it happens to and is a game changer. It's a good thing this is a 1 player game.

The Takeaway:
A good game that could have been great if it had been less of a "luck-fest" with the major scoring features. Still fun and challenging to play though.
8 years ago
Jive Time seems to be more a novelty game to me. There's not a whole lot to do, and what's there just isn't a lot of fun.
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