Guns N' Roses (CE)

Pinside rating

This game received 101 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.606 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Guns n' Roses (JJP)". The group itself ranks #6 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.318

Artwork: 8.82

Sounds/Music: 8.598

Other Aspects: 8.601

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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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7 months ago
I thought it was amazing.
7 months 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.
8 months ago
Honeymoon is over and it's still a great game from JJP. Unique layout, fantastic approach to rules... It's an experience.
8 months ago
Simply the best
8 months 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.
8 months ago
This is such an amazing game. I was worried that there would be too many multi-balls like some were suggesting, that is complete garbage. Try getting all the way through one of the long songs without any multi-balls and let me know how that goes for you. The multi balls are amazing and trying to get the power cord with the MB's going is a fun challenge. Amazing Lights, sound, rules and the intellectual property is amazing. I do not care if JJP or Stern puts out the best game, I just want them to compete. Stern needs to step up their game. I love fun pinball, Stern can learn a thing or two about the innovation that GnR came up with. The lights and triggers of using the ball rolling over the playfield is an amazing accomplishment.

This game is going to remain king for a very long time
8 months ago
Best game ever made period.
8 months ago
Have had this game for a week now and have played it non-stop. Huge GnR fan, so that helps. The playfield and layout are amazing. The music is fantastic. The light show is spectacular. I will need to have my brother-in-law come play this game soon, just so I can time how long it takes for the Live and Let Die lightshow to induce one of his seizures. One improvement that could be made is to have an option to choose the 80's/90's band images instead of the Not in this Lifetime concert footage (yes, I know the game is based on the recent Not in this Lifetime tour). Don't Cry, Sweet Child O' Mine, and November Rain were such classic videos that it would be nice to be able to view these videos while playing the game (maybe there will be a Cleland mod in the future). I have been trying to introduce my teenage daughters to how talented Axl Rose is. Superficially, it does not have as much of an impact on them when he currently looks like the actress from Throw Momma from the Train.
8 months ago
I am not sure there could be a better total package. I am not the biggest GnR music fan but it is such a good fit for pinball with enough songs not to get old. The multi ball risk reward is brilliant and the patches give it some depth. Lights - just drop the mic. Amazing.
8 months ago
No words to describe the beauty, game play, sound, and lighting on my GNR CE. I am in love...
8 months ago
I know it has been said many times but this game is amazing. I think JJP have struck the perfect balance with approachability (collect band members; start song) and depth. There is SO much more depth in this game for pinheads to sink their teeth into and enjoy. There are so many pinball “moments” in this thing it is hard to keep track.

It’s not hard to appreciate everything it that has gone into this work of art and feel the passion and attention to detail. We have had numerous casual players and non-pinheads play this thing and, literally everyone, is completely amazed at the overall experience and want to play “just one more game.”

I won’t go into the music and light shows as they are the best of all-time and it’s not even close. You should understand that pictures and videos cannot do this game any justice. If you can find one, turn the lights off and get into a song. Any song. ALL 21 songs are unbelievable. You will forget you are just playing pinball.

The rules are different than any machine I have played before and I find it refreshing and a perfect fit for the theme. If I was a competitive or elite player, maybe I would feel differently. But for the rest of us mortals, we have a masterpiece that we can enjoy for years to come.
8 months ago
I have had this game for just over 24 hours now and it is better than i had imagined. This pinball is next level for what pinballs can become and it leads the way for sound, lighting and fun factor. I will also revisit my rating after owning a little longer as i have never rated a machine as perfect . For me it is a perfect 10 every way. I absolutely had the feel i was front row at the concert and I couldn’t get the smile off my face. Great job with what i feel is now the new gold standard for especially any music pins going forward. The artwork and mirrored radcals are so over the top that when you see them in person you wont believe the shine they put off. A super collectible pin that will only go up in value in my opinion.
9 months ago
I just got mine today. JJP nailed this. Amazing lights sound and features. This is my first JJP, and I’ve only played wizard of oz. they threw down the gauntlet against stern with this one. the game may end up on the easier side with longer playtimes. I’ll update the review as it settles into my collection
9 months ago
So I have only owned this for one day - and I will revisit the rating if need be - but I just don't see anything changing.

This game warrants the highest rating (excellent) in every single category. And part of the problem with the rating system, in general, is that if a game quality is at least good, you can only mark it good or excellent. Many elements of GnR CE are so far beyond what would still otherwise be worthy of an excellent rating. This includes the theme and integration, the music and sounds, the artwork and animations, the lighting and fun factors. In some categories there are simply no other games that come close, even in the categories in which they themselves warrant excellent ratings.

The sound quality is amazing and can be made crazy loud. I don't even have my topper installed yet and it is still incredible. The number of full songs - with full video - is impressive. And the artwork. Just wow. Between the beauty of the machine, playfield and all - and the lights and video - the experience is wholly immersive. And there is so much to do on the game - and plenty of challenging shots. I find the game plays very fast compared to other machines. There are a variety of combination shots/ramps/loops to try to stack and the ball speed makes doing so challenging. The playfield layout does a great job of packing a lot in. It seems like there are always plenty of different main and minor goals (shots) to make to advance your progress. The rules are certainly deep and this is not a game that a good 30 minute game takes you from start to finish and back again.

The build quality on my machine is top notch. The attention to detail, both physically in and on the machine and in the sound/music/effect integration is second to none.

The CE sets a new standard of greatness. And if you are trying to convince yourself or anyone otherwise, then I would venture to guess you have neither played nor seen a CE in person. It is that amazing.
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