Jurassic Park (Limited Edition)

Pinside rating

This game received 219 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.781 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Jurassic Park (Stern)". The group itself ranks #4 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 9.04

Artwork: 8.392

Sounds/Music: 8.471

Other Aspects: 8.873

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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Jurassic Park (Limited Edition)".
The other versions are: Jurassic Park (Pro) (regular version), Jurassic Park (Premium)

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3 days ago
One of the best machines ever made. Great theme integration, great shot variety and a ruleset that’s easy to follow.
4 months ago
The one I played on had a mosquito shooter, very cool! Dinasaur animation is pretty cool too.
6 months ago
Played this at a friends house and I thought it was outstanding. Great game
6 months ago
Likely the best game ever made
9 months ago
Own this game and love it. Code is super deep, some very tight and challenging shots that makes you a better player. Elwin masterpiece
9 months ago
Amazing Elwin game!!

Love everything on the Premium/LE version, except the artwork, which I just like!! Zombie Yeti should have done the art here....
11 months ago
This is the one of the most difficult games that I have ever played. I think not for avarage player best choice. Artwork very nice and basic idea very good, music nice but little bit repeating itself. Rules are very difficult to figure out without reading manual. Very hard ramp shots. For me too frustrating because my skills don't keep ball in the game long enough and I don't want to read too much about rules etc. For advanced player very good choice.
1 year ago
Kind of a head scratcher. I know everyone loves this, but herky-jerky gameplay, a lack of solid-feeling shots, and a soft feel conspire to make it seem... okay. The animations are great.
1 year ago
The game itself is mostly fun, popular, and attracts attention at locations. The ball swallowing T-Rex is a really good interactive feature. The theming is okay, but there is hardly any actual movie assets in the pin. One thing that I really dislike is the 180 degree lift scoops that lifts the ball up to the wire forms. Very clunky and inconsistent. Even the auto-launch can't consistently get the ball up that lift scoop ... and can mess up your skill shot attempt - very frustrating. Other than those, the game layout and features are great. The raptor pen is a good feature. The code is deep and there is a lot to accomplish and figure out (a good thing). Most of the graphics are good, but a few that look like a cardboard cutout puppet show don't match the others and are not that good. Good sound effects. If it wasn't for those lift scoops, I would probably want one.
1 year ago
The TRex is the best toy in any game I’ve ever played. The layout is superb - I love the fresh ideas from Elwin. The theme integration is awesome, all versions have great artwork and there are lots of fun aftermarket mods. Top 3 games ever made by Stern!
1 year ago
Yeah, I'll own it one day. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine
1 year ago
Pretty fun machine. the layout and shots are very nice. A must play if you haven't done it before. I wanted to get this machine but since a close friend of mine has it so I have played this machine a lot. The only thing that ruins this machine for me is the sound and speech of the call outs. I wish they had use more of a movie like call outs than cartoony sounds. Video graphics are just ok and Stern could have done a better job. Overall, this is still a very entertaining machine, but for ME, it got very repetitive after a while.
1 year ago
Played this a few times after a service call on it. I would loved to have played it a bit more. Seems like a great game.
1 year ago
It took a while but this game is really growing on me. Elwin has been doing great things. I mean… that T-rex toy is one of the best in all of pinball. There are plenty of unique shots, some are super satisfying, some not so much. The art work is underwhelming for me and that’s really the only negative thing I have to say about this game. It seems like a classic in the making and will potentially be in my home down the road.
1 year ago
I prefer the Stern remake to the original. I only wish they had gotten Jeff Goldblum, but that probably would have increased the price too much.
1 year ago
This review factors in the fan-made custom sound and video packages that transform the audio/visual experience and really enhance the overall experience. The game shoots smoothly when you're in the groove and the T-rex and raptor pit are sweet mechs. The 180-degree ramps are neat too. The progression through the paddocks studded by fun multi-ball and t-rex modes is very rewarding. Still a little too hard for a fair-to-middling player, but keeps you coming back.

The only major negative? The art. Each drawing by itself is nicely executed, but the overall composition of the pieces really is... Crap. Just as a simple example, the LE has two huge dinosaurs on the backglass plus a speeding truck. Neither dinosaur is looking at each other or at the truck, so it loses all energy and feeling it could have elicited. It's like it was made from clipart :-/
1 year ago
Not a huge difference in gameplay between LE and Pro, but differently a way more immersive experience. As soon as you start, the helicopter blades are spinning and the T-Rex is moving and it never stops. Raptor gate is most significant gameplay improvement over Pro.

One of the best pins made.
1 year ago
It's JP. It's got dinosaurs so that's cool. Could have been so much more though. Kinda clunky too.
1 year ago
Easily my favorite pin in my collection, of course I say that about all my pins, but this time, I mean it!! I'm a huge fan of the movies, so that helps, if you love the theme, you are going to LOVE this game. There is so much action going on and the table goes wild when you hit T-Rex multiball! The animations, the lighting, the game play, the rules, the artwork, just everything came together to make one of Stern's best games yet. My first 10/10 rating, I give this one huge thumbs up. It is a constant battle in this house who gets to play it first!
1 year ago
this is the perfect pin! keith elwin has shown again what's possible in pinball. the only thing i am missing in this game is a scoop (at controlroom maybe!?)
1 year ago
Perfect Game! It makes me want to know the other Keith Elwin. Rules are so deep and unusual. Congratulation Keith, you're a boss!
This game is beautifull, fun, with great music and animations... Wow!
Even if it a hard game, my 5 years old son love it due to the theme. The T-Rex modes are easy and perfect for the casual gamers. Paddock modes and control room modes are more difficult... Helipad is the hardiest for me, and we need it for orange and red dinosaur...
1 year ago
One of the very best pins I’ve ever played!
1 year ago
Best modern game i have played
1 year ago
Fun game. Art is just ok. Something about the art on all packages that just doesn’t do it for me. Would have preferred a movie asset game with artwork to match. They did pretty good though without assets. Definitely a game to go LE or premium on to get the moving t-Rex. A game I enjoy and could buy at some point. I do like the rules, and it’s pretty simple to get the hang of. Call outs are a bit off sounding , but they work. If you like Jurassic park as a theme, this will be a hit.
2 years ago
I admire this game more than enjoy it. It's a Stern game I'd love to play at home for awhile, and focus on understanding the shots and code better than I do.

I wish the Rex didn't look so cheaply made as it does, and that the "Jeep" wasn't the focal point of shots for me, as the Rex ramp often falls back whenever I shoot for it.

For not having the license, but using it as a backdrop, Stern and Elwin created a high level tier game, that feels fresh and inventive, compared to the 2 prior JP games before it.
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