Jurassic Park (Limited Edition)

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This game received 221 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.720 /10


Top 100 ranking

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

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.979

Artwork: 8.355

Sounds/Music: 8.395

Other Aspects: 8.773

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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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43 days 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.
44 days 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.
3 months 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!
3 months ago
Yeah, I'll own it one day. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine
4 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
6 months 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.
8 months 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 :-/
9 months 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.
9 months ago
It's JP. It's got dinosaurs so that's cool. Could have been so much more though. Kinda clunky too.
9 months ago
We enjoy playing JP LE. The "escape from Nublar" mode is pretty fun too! Prior to starting a game, hold both flippers in for 3 seconds to find this secret mode.

The moving TRex is a great toy (his ROAR, snapping jaw, turning head & foot stomping are AWESOME!). BUT sadly, about 50% of direct shots to his OPEN mouth do NOT result in him being able to actually capture the ball. The ball bounces out & is rolling away by the time he's snapping his jaw trying to grab it. I don't know if they are all like this. Maybe my game somehow needs it Trex mouth adjusted?

The fit and finish is really good on this game. The metallic paint is as good as JJP in my opinion.
The jeep is a cool toy. I like how changing its direction, changes the shots you need to make. The raptor pen is cool too but being so close to the flippers makes it a dangerous shot resulting in many ball losses... for me anyway.

They could have done a lot more with the helicopter. It's ALMOST a toy in that the "blades" move but it doesn't really do anything. The toy itself is so poorly done that upon looking at it, a casual player wouldn't even know that it is a helicopter without the "WOOSH WOOSH" sound effect when the ball goes over it.

I wish stern games had a daily high score like JJP games do. And, I would love to see video modes brought back into pinball games.

Potentially, a keeper for us for a long time. I put it 3rd in my top games... just behind WOZ Ruby Red and Cirqus Voltaire.
10 months 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!
10 months 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!?)
11 months 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...
12 months 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
An amazing fast flowing, well integrated game with a deep ruleset and huge variety of shots. The animated T-Rex and Raptor pit on the Prem/LE really add to the overall game. Although the game will punish you if you brick a shot, it just keeps you coming back. With 4 ramps and a plethora of combo shots it makes for an extremely rewarding gameplay.

And there's nothing better than the roar from the T-Rex!! What a game!!
1 year ago
Great game. Love the dino eating the ball. Good flow. Not sure it's a top 5 machine.
1 year ago
I have had it for a month or so. I really love most aspects of the game. The playfield art is just sorta ‘eh’ but the layout and gameplay are excellent. Huge ‘one more time’ factor.

My biggest gripe is that advancing through the game is tough because you cannot avoid the distractions of the three different multiball modes. In other words, you cannot just play through focused only on paddocks without entering unrelated multiball modes which is where I often lose them all.

Now I understand some people see it a varied gameplay, which it is and it does match the chaotic progress of the film nicely. That said, I like to focus on achievements and get frustrated when I am knocked out by something unrelated that I am forced into playing.

It’s a great game though. if you like pinball at all, you’ll love the game No matter what your skill level.
1 year ago
An amazing game, with so many shots and so much to do every game can go a different way.
1 year ago
I’ve owned JP LE for over 7 months now. I have it as part of a 16 pin collection including WOZ, MBr, AFMr, B66, JJP POTC CE, CFTBL, TWD, WW, MMr, Beatles, SW, GB, TSPP, TZ, and IJTPA.

At the present time, I’d say it is my main “go to” pin, but it is the second to last I’ve bought. I’ve had WW CE for about 4 months, which I really enjoy, but there is not question I go back to JP way more than WW.

The shots are so varied and the theme and music are great. Of course the T Rex toy is fantastic and I can’t imagine getting a pro without that feature. It is just too cool.

The rules are a lot of fun. You can choose to go linear to get through the paddocks or you can go for control room modes, T Rex events, etc and deviate along the way.

The Escape from Nublar is absolutely amazing and has added a lot of interest to the game. No way I’m ever good enough to get to this on my own (certainly not frequently), so getting to play it is a ton of fun. I encourage Stern to give us this option on all games just as they now have on GB (but they need to make it accessible without going through the menus on GB just as they have done on JP).

I love this game and more than almost any one of my games, it has amazing lastability.
1 year ago
This is a kick ass game, brutal as Iron Man but with deeper rules, way deeper.
The game is fast and furious but shots are smooth. Ok some shots are tougher but Victory without risk is triumph without glory! T-REX is a great toy (sometimes mouth misses eating the ball), and raptor, truck are completing nice features
The principal PROS is the playfield design. Keith Elwin did an amazing job! Rules are also great as far as I know, still learning. I’m sure it can also been polished. I hope in the next code update to get the ability to stack MB’s
All multiballs get several levels, and it is tough to complete. Very challenging.
In the CONS department, I can only mention the playfield artwork, this is a shame that such a great game didn’t receive an hand drawing artwork, as Franchi or Zombie Yeti can do.
This game is definitely challenging and fun. A must have.
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