Guns N' Roses (CE)

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This game received 83 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.825 /10

8.825

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Guns n' Roses". The group itself ranks #3 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.464

Artwork: 9.083

Sounds/Music: 8.801

Other Aspects: 8.868



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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Guns N' Roses (CE)".
The other versions are: Guns N' Roses (SE) (regular version), Guns N' Roses (LE)


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9.720/10
2 days ago
This game truly in all aspects is a masterpiece.
The best music pinball ever.
Deeeeeep rules, great gimmicks, great animations, many multiballs, also each game plaues on it is dynamic and different.
8.120/10
5 days ago
I am going to preface this by saying that I am not, never have been, or never will be a guns and roses fan.

The Pros:
This game is the best integration of a rock and roll show into a pinball game. Ever. This game looks, sounds and feels fantastic! The art package is brilliantly done and all aspects of the video, cabinet, GUI, custom quotes, themACe integration and involvement with Slash to give the team at JJP everything they could ever want and more. It's a beautiful thing when the people who own an IP love pinball as much as the pinheads who play it do. The upper playfield and the 6 ball lock over the center saucer makes things random in multiball from the get go. The light show on this game is stellar. Bar none, the best I have ever seen on a pinball game. The orbits and the ramps feel great and the inner loop from the upper flipper has that PotC feel that is most satisfying. The toys on this game are varied and offer more than just a good look to the game. The upper playfield doesn't have much to it, but the shots there are good. Kind of reminds me of the winkie pf on WoZ. 6 ball multiball is a mindbender with all the other activity going on! Most importantly, the rules. While I have only had a few games on it, The feel of the rules of the game is solid. Options to choose songs as well as to collect or to continue/add-a-ball make for interesting and valuable choices. Each mode is clearly it's own choreography and while some may not like the "shoot for the colored lights" treatment, it works and requires minimal translation. You are still guided around the playfield differently with each song/mode, but confusion is at a minimum. I am still learning more about this game and will add updates as I figure more stuff out.

The Cons:
It's a Guns and Roses game. I don't care for the center saucer unless it is shot from the upper right hand flipper. Shots from the pops find their way SDTM with more frequency than any other game that I can remember in recent history. The FIRE! skillshot is well done, but the exit onto the PF keeps insta-draining out the right hand side of the PF (who turned the ball saver off?). This is a HUGE design flaw. This is the kind of mistake that no amount of software will save. Are you ready for a 30% chance of a bullshit drain off each and every plunge into the game? Well, here you go! This is BAAAAAAAAAAAD. Tank the playfield design right there. Because you can't play a pinball game if you can't get the ball into the playfield without a ridiculously high chance of failure. This skill shot is anti-fun. And that is what people play pinball for, first and foremost... FUN! You had better make all of your shots because those outlanes are incredibly hungry. Casuals are going to play a game or two and say "huh?" I paid a dollar a game for this?!? Ops better set their outlines to as tight as they can until a player who can nudge gets a hold of it. Get the balance right... I also want to say that I have only played one copy of this game. I hope that this is not the case with other copies of this design.

The Takeaway:
If you like Guns and Roses, you will absolutely fall in love with this game and your life will not be complete without it. If you are not, it's an incredibly well put together pinball game with lots to do on it and has very long legs (the RULES!). Along with Willy Wonka, this game has enough depth of rules (once you actually get to play the game...) AND direct simplicity to entertain casual players and enough depth to keep the tourney monkeys and the home players entertained and challenged for a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time! JJP is getting better at what they do. Good for them!

Update:
The exit out of the skill shot can be adjusted/fixed. Now the center scoop has a high percentage of sdtm drains. This game will probably be fine in a home collection, but operators may not have the time for these details. Learning this game is a hoot!

Update v.2:
The rules on this game take a bit to learn fortunately, the programming team at jjp has implemented so many different options on gameplay, rules and effective actions on the mechanics of the playfield that this game can be "tuned" to your desired performance of the design ad nauseum. Most impressive. The extra lights on the playfield make the rock and roll experience in a box a wonder to behold. While the playfield layout isn't perfect, the implementation and depth of this design make this game a possible "collection of one" for the pinhead willing to put the time, effort and interest into this game.
9.860/10
22 days ago
This CE game fucking rocks! It's a beautiful toy itself, great call outs, everybody clocks with this game because, how can you not wanna rock out with multiballs. Tough for high scores, but once you figure out the patches and mini multiball modes, it's on a whole other level. Great game, and if you see one in the wild, play it
8.418/10
49 days ago
This is by far the most expensive toy I have ever bought, it’s beautiful, the light show is amazing sound quality is superb. Call outs by slash and the girl are super lame, concert footage is cool but it would be nicer if it was footage from 20 years ago before these rockers became so haggard looking up from gameplay to see the lead singers ugly mug in such high definition is a little disturbing. I’m gonna keep the machine For now but if you are reading this review and you wanna trade me a Rick and Morty blood suckers edition plus cash I probably will do the trade.
9.900/10
51 days ago
This game is a damn masterpiece. Most fun pin I've ever played.
8.066/10
53 days ago
What a light show! This game is amazing and sets the bar for light integration in a game. Makes you feel like your at a concert.
10.000/10
58 days ago
no issues out of the box
7/7 more like it in every category . My First JJP . I am Not the Biggest fan of Gnr but like allot of the music and when i seen what this game looked like had to have the CE //
Metallica is more liked by me but not my #1 band but Sterns MET Premium was my #1 pin of all time on my list of top Ten ,
BUT NO MORE . Here comes this Sparkling gem of a game with Artwork That of Met but even better . Not one spot on this playfield is a bore . Kick ass Graphix everywhere you look/ the way the game flows is like bruce lee's water style ,be water /.
The levels of code are like no other . The game drains our ball when you complete certain modes and you be like wtf / pins do not do this. Then starts your next ball and still have not lost your ball count which i never seen done before .
The Multiballs. The leds The colors to the modes / The Superimposed Camera shots with you and Slash .. This game has all this and more . Holy Smokes !!!!!! The game gives me goose bumps when playing and giving me commands while trying to hit the objective shot.
The Amount of accolades to strive for are numerous .. I never see myself tiring of this game . I am going to have to have a Looksie at some more JJP titles in the Future / Freaking well done JJP Team
10.000/10
59 days ago
GNRCE is the best pinball machine in Earth
7.924/10
61 days ago
Upper playfield doesn’t seem to flow well with the game. I’ve played the CE and the SE and prefer the SE for fun factor, but the CE pops are fun toys for sure. Overall I hope the code improves and this game becomes a keeper, it’s probably 4th in my JJP ranks. Would have been better with the original guys names you know not half the band names like frank and #who?
10.000/10
63 days ago
This is the most fun I've ever had playing pinball.

It puts a smile on my face like I'm a little kid. never rated a game a 10 before, but I think this game deserves it. There are so many great moments in this game, I wouldn't even try to list them all. The whole experience from the shots, layout, gameplay, music, theme integration, lights, etc...is soooo satisfying, rewarding, fun, and it really gets the adrenaline going with the risk/reward.

Everything about this pin is excellent.

- I think it's the best theme integration I've ever seen. The sculpts on the playfield are amazing. The asset.... animations, pictures, videos, and how they are incorporated throughout the game are incredible.

- I think it's the best looking pin I've ever seen...I'm a big fan of Arian Buhler. It's stunning.

- It's the best sounding pin I've ever heard. The speaker on the topper adds a new dimension to the sound. 22 tracks from the master recordings.

- The layout is creative and a blast to shoot. Little touches like diverters on both main ramps that add variety to what the shots do are great. Both orbits scream around with great flow....I love that. The ramp shot off the upper right flipper is smooth, fast, challenging, and repeatable. The inner orbit with the spinner is great. The center scoop is satisfying to hit. The upper playfields are challenging and play fast...the ball is always moving. I really like the shot through the pops to the Axl area with the magnet...a fun/challenging and long shot. The gameplay is sooooo good!

- The light show is the GOAT...not a close second.

- The code is great! I love the risk reward of the song jackpots, and the variety of each song. The mini wizard modes are awesome.

I don't know what else I could say. It's sets a new standard in so many ways.
10.000/10
63 days ago
Best rock experience you can bring home.
7.463/10
64 days ago
I realize I am probably in the minority here, but the game doesn’t have that “one more” feeling to me. Sometimes a game will last me over 15 minutes and I still only have a score of 2 mil. I will feel like I am playing really good and get a bad score, and then I feel like I’m playing just so so and get a big score. I prefer games that reward you based on how well you are playing not on how lucky you are.

I also don’t appreciate that the multi balls in the song modes all feel the same to me. With six balls flying around I just flail about and hope for the best, that is not fun. I don’t feel like I am progressing through the game. This game is a real drain monster to boot. Hopefully I will change my mind over time, but I still prefer most of my other games to this one.

Edit: Just sold to a buddy, couldn't get into this game, too bad JJP keeps putting out games that don't click with me. I like to have fun when I play, not feel like a chore. Average game times are usually over 15 min!!! If you like that this might be the game for you.
9.860/10
67 days ago
Still trying to figure out all the rules is my only knock. Sometimes too much going on. But.... that is also a good thing.
The new GOLD standard in pinball. MINUS the Quality Control out of the factory. JJP NEEDS to get better there! Especially with the cost of the machines these days being almost as much as a new car.
9.780/10
71 days ago
This is as close to perfection as I have played since I started in pinball when I was just a little kid! I had to take away for call outs but I understand many more to come. Cabinet art is amazing but left room for something more to my taste than that of the CE. I do however love the LE so maybe not fair to deduct however have to leave some room for anyone to out do this ! We cannot stop playing this one in a 27 game collection although we will hone our skills now and again in the Fathom lol . Well done Jersey Jack!
9.820/10
71 days ago
I have not been a big fan of many of the JJP releases as most of them feel "floaty" and there is nothing to get the adrenaline pumping like I often get from a Stern game. However, GnR has changed that. JJP found the right formula for a great game with GnR. Fast action with incredible lighting and sound combined with a great soundtack (if you are a GnR fan). The risk / reward on this game is off the charts...trying to hit the middle scoop to collect the song jackpot or push it to grow the jackpot is so much fun. I have lost many very large song jackpots (>20M) as I was getting greedy! Gets the heart pumping like no other game I have played.
9.508/10
71 days ago
This game is simply fantastic. Nearly perfect actually in every important way. JJP knocked it out of the park.

I was a naysayer. I thought it would be all Bling and no Bite... it’s an incredible package.
10.000/10
72 days ago
Now this is pinball on steroids, I played the LE but the CE will be next level. For the game to get to the song, it is just a bit slow, but once you get into the songs.....magic. The lightshow, the music, the shots. World under glass, animations top! The machine looks great, truly a the best pinball machine at this moment in this lifetime.
9.800/10
73 days ago
after reviewing a dozen or more games and this being my seventh owned, I have never found a pin to be more alive and wanting to play again and again. Although the GNR CE came with a few small issues out of the box, JJP quickly corrected them and got me up and playing. If you ever find a GNR CE out there to play, make sure you take the opportunity as it is quite amazing especially with a stand alone subwoofer added to give you more of the experience.
9.820/10
75 days ago
I knocked it one notch on toys and gimmicks. doesn't have one super cool thing that I thought deserved top marks. after that, i gave the game perfect marks.
i own a lot of games, mostly Sterns. I love all my games, like 280 lb babies. But this game blows my mind. the CE package is the best pinball presentation i have ever seen. it shoots great AND the rules are already amazing and will only get better (I am rating this on 1.14). Best risk reward game i have ever seen.
It has risk reward before you start a song as you get very tempted to build song value. Then it has risk reward IN the song as you are tempted to keep going. My high score so far is 27 million and I have already blown a 29 million point jackpot. So much work down the drain! makes you want to keep pressing start. i do admit it is exhausting tho. losing all those points can make you very frustrated as you spent a lot of time building the jackpot. Long playing game when you are playing well. Be warned. Still, I have Iron Man, Mata Hari and 8BD for when I only have 5 minutes and want to get several games in!
10.000/10
76 days ago
I own all the JJP games and this is the best one, the more balanced. What a show!!! I own the LE and CE. Amazing games.
10.000/10
80 days ago
I thought it was amazing.
9.840/10
81 days ago
This game is in a catagory by itself.

The first couple times you play it, the lighting, shong choices, art work, guitar heads, and concert feel make it so that you have a very fun time. Play it 10-20 more times and you see how great the multi balls are. There are not too many multiballs at all. to try and get thee power cord and get them all locked in the guitar head, and at the same time keep from draining.... It is so much fun. Having the balls to not cash in on a jackpot... that's just awsome, or extremely painful when you drain.

This game set the new standard in pinball and I don't see anyone coming close for a long time. Great Job JJP!! Stern, take note and get the Intectual property to compete with JJP. I am no fan boy of any pinball maker, I just want you guys to compete like crazy and turn out games like GnR.
10.000/10
85 days ago
What else can you say but EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK!

Three times more songs than any other pin in history. More toys, amazing art, perfectly themed World under glass this game has it all. If this game isn't a perfect 10 then tell what game is?

Can you complain about the theming, lighting, theme anything? Its the first ever perfect 10 from the perspective that no one can argue. From my perspective if you could give the game an 11 I would.
10.000/10
86 days ago
Simply the best
9.940/10
86 days ago
I purchased the CE before playing knowing if I wanted it I would have to take a little gamble. Well, the gamble paid off. I'm not a big music fan, but I am a big fan of JJP. The game does not disappoint. I knew the lights were second to none, but I didn't know that the game layout was going to be so good. It is. It has great satisfying shots. The combination of left ramp, up to another mini playfield and incorporated ball lock is creative engineering and design. I also really think the soft plunge skill shot is a great innovation and also very satisfying. And, it's also creatively integrated into the game. Like any good pinball, code is king and the code is solid as well. Rules make a game fun. Once you understand the rules and you try to follow them for big scores, you appreciate the playability of the game. And, if you are a casual player and just want to play and hear songs, you can do that too. Another polished, high-end game from Jersey Jack.
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