Jurassic Park (Limited Edition)

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This game received 221 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.718 /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: 8.353

Sounds/Music: 8.388

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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1 year ago
Best Stern Ever. Probably the most interesting layout to come out in a very long time.
1 year ago
This is the big daddy of all the JP pins, but you pay for it. It is truly an instant classic. If you need to get a JP, but can't afford it, I feel the premium is a better value.
1 year ago
I played one on location in Charleston, SC (The Alley). It seemed easy to me. I left 3 free games on it after playing for about an hour on $2. The ball capture was pretty cool. One of the ramp shots with a bypass was frustrating...like for no good reason. The artwork was just OK...especially the playfield. The animations, music and callouts were great. Not a theme that does anything for me. I don't think it would hold up long term for me. I understand most people think it is killer. This is why it is important to try before you buy! Different strokes.
1 year ago
Well, for me JPLE is almost all I would like in a pinball Machine. The shots, the theme, the music, the T-REX, the roar, the gameplay. One thing not making this a 10 is the art. And then only the playfield art. The cabinet and backglass are ok, but the playfield should be better. But ok, once you get over that, then this machine is endless fun, but hard, maybe to hard for casual players. This is a players game. You need combo's need to do a lot of actions before to clear a paddock and pregress on these are hard! Some additional mods are needed, the tower mod, the gate mod, and the best mod of all....the amber shooter knob with lights. Game light are cool but could do one step up. Overall build quality is, mediocre, like all Sterns of last years. Final rating stays a great game, great machine, good job Elwin and team. After owning the LE for over a year I found out this is not my machine. As beautiful and great the dinosaurs are the machine is to hard for me. I could not progress as much as I would like. There are better machines for me in the world not to have me frustrated after a few games played. Many people just love all Elwin does, I am not that big of a fan of his rules and scoring, sorry.
1 year ago
If this Pin isn`t the Number One, there`s something wrong this list. Get your Ratings updated.

Absolutely Outstanding The smart Missile and the 2 Ball multi Ball, I am Looking forward seeing tournament broadcasting with a 1 Billion 2BMB right at the start of the game
Update Too hard to enjoy all the time
1 year ago
Super fun & challenging modes/game , the first newer Stern I have really liked since The walking dead
1 year ago
Game did not really interest us when it was released. Now that we have owned it for a few weeks I can understand what all the hype is about. Game is fantastic. Dino noises and call outs are funny and there is plenty in the game to keep us interested.

Some of the shots are tight, very tight and challenging however the game is very forgiving. Well done to Keith Elwin. Another fantastic game.
1 year ago
Jurassic Park wasn’t a theme I was interested in until I saw what KE did with the layout and rules. The animations are top notch, and the way they used the theme for more of a canon storyline vs movie storyline worked really well. The voice acting is the only negative. Game is fun, deep, and keeps you on your toes.
1 year ago
Very enjoyable and hard. Well rounded gameplay for the theme!
1 year ago
Only other 10 I have ever given was DI LE. This is Sterns best and possibly the best of all time.
1 year ago
I think it's Sterns best game ever and possibly the best game of all time. This game has it all really. Some people complain about the lack of assets, but I love what they did telling an original story in a way, while implementing elements from the movies.

The layout, flow, and shots are amazing, 4 ramps, the T- Rex is one of the best toys in pinball, the truck and raptor pin are fun, the ruleset is great...it's hard to find something to fault in this game.
1 year ago
Sterns best most packed game to date! Love the fact that there are 4 seperate ramp entrances! Well done to the team who worked on this. Absolutely brilliant! Can see this being a very sought after title. If youre after your very first pin than do not look past this. It has everything, and for others who are already pinball owners, add this to your collection. You will not regret it! The pro is great but after having played the LE you cant pass up on the moving interactive T-Rex. It will blow your mind.
1 year ago
The best Stern to come out in years! Great theme and great playability!
1 year ago
This has to be the greatest game I’ve ever had the chance of playing. I love my TZ but this is just simply a masterpiece. Shots made are very rewarding a a real challenge to get chaos multiball, rescuing park staff at different paddocks, this game is loaded with fun. You HAVE to get the premium/LE model for the simple fact of the dinosaur eating the ball and throwing it around and raptor gate is really cool too. Very fun game for anyone. This really is “the one”
1 year ago
The verdict is in. This game is awesome. Well done Stern. I own Jjp potc and consider that the #1 game. This is a close second. All I can say is wow. I traded medieval madness for this and wouldn't think twice. This is 10 times better. The games is loaded with speed and ramps. I think all the shots feel good. There is so much depth to keep you interested. So many ways to play. Update- as the code keeps getting better the game keeps getting better. The game has tight shots which make it a challenge and keep you coming back. You can tell stern to some serious time thinking this game out and making it a winner.

Update 2-22-20

This games keeping getting better with the new code. This games has so much to do in it. Shots are tight which keeps me coming back. And now with the edition of the second game built in escabe from nubular it's just rediculous. Kudos to stern on this one.
1 year ago
I can barely fault this game. Even at 0.95 code, the immersion into the world of Jurassic Park is simply phenomenal.

Huge amount of shots, some more difficult than others, but that corresponds perfectly with their level of importance. Layout is incredibly well thought out giving a plethora of combo options, bringing beautifully fast and flowing gameplay.

I love that the Pinballs narrative is not directly aligned with the movie, it allows much more freedom, but can understand people wanting more movie clips. I'm not a huge JP fan so it doesn't really bother me. More movie based callouts would be great, but again the immersion is fantastic and I don't feel it lacks because of this.

Art and lighting are great, and lastability... 7 out of 6 anyone? Amazing game!

Whats with all the downvotes of legitimate reviews, god people suck!

Edit: With the edition of Nublar and Ultimate code, this game just gets better and better. Sadly though, my skills seem to be getting worse worse :-D
1 year ago
I rarely give a pinball a perfect 10 score, but JP deserves it if ever a game did. I just added this baby to my collection and it’s amazing. Perfect ramp shots, side flipper, tRex animates and spits ball out of mouth. Raptor cage. If I had to find fault - there’s virtually zero humor (like a Scared Stiff), but then again, dinosaurs are no laughing matter!
Actually, Nedry making various comments on the right drain is kinda funny. The tRex eating the ball is a nice touch too.
Now I need to get rid of some pins to make room.
1 year ago
Very fun machine, fast and furious. Only wish it had a little more integration with the movies actors, like the DE version did with the callouts. As far as the gameplay goes, this is the best Stern machine ever made in my opinion, and the only Stern I bought new.
1 year ago
Feels like a modern 90’s era game yet different from all new games. In a class of its own. Variation in a large collection. Great overall execution.
1 year ago
This is my favorite game of the moment, deep rules, fun targets, good shots all over. I found the game to be a bit dim lighting-wise and I'm not much fan of the art, but everything else is A+++
1 year ago
Stern’s Jurassic Park is the second design from Keith Elwin. And as you might surmise, it’s a player!

The Pros:
An interesting blend in the layout. Some shots are recognizable and others are completely unique to this table. Even from the first plunge, the stairstep ramp with the U-turn in it right off the bat is an interesting feature. Throwback to Chaos is a nice nod to the original game from data east. This multiball qualification feature requires that you shoot across the whole table, and then you can go to work. Many of the shots on this game are very tight. Many shots (from the upper flipper for example) require very specific means to set up. The skill shots requiring sequential shots in succession to the ramps are incredibly well done. For a game that has many shots going across the table as this one does, this design has a great deal of flow. Playing this game next to Willie Wonka brings to light play field design philosophies that show the greatness of both designers. While I’ve only had a few games on this design, I look forward to exploring the deeper strategies and seeing how quality play is rewarded within the rules. The Newton jeep feature is interesting in the fact that it doesn’t block shots as much as it makes them more difficult. There are some standups behind the newton-toy, but I really haven’t figured them out as far as how hitting them are built into the gameplay and rules. The game looks good, sounds good and the animations are incredibly well done. For a play field design that has as much side to side action on it as this game has, there is an incredible amount of flow in this game. Jurassic Park is a lot of fun to shoot. So much fun... you don’t have to pay attention to your score to enjoy the game that you’re playing. Kinetic satisfaction... The wall on the raptor pit is the way this game was designed to and should play. Newton balls are always a great feature and this implementation is very well done. Simple, effective, clear and fun!

The Cons:
Some of the tasks that the game gives you in relation to dinosaurs hunting humans are not always veryclear. Specifically which target seem to be hit and which shots need to be scored. You can shoot for the colored/flashing lights, but some of these tasks are still not easy to follow. The lcd display tell you what to shoot for, but I feel like I still need to become more familiar with the game to really “get it”. Ok, ok... it’s me. This is only going to get better as the code becomes more refined, but it’s rather confusing at the moment. There are number of very tight shots on this game. Some of them in particular are critical to big scores. All this is part of the design, but it may be difficult for less skilled players to achieve required shots to make this game sing. The missile shot is a long and narrow shot that really has to have the Newton-Jeep ball out of the way to effectively be made. The C shot in the cast sequence is difficult and getting the ball into the raptor cage affectively is a dangerous proposition. I do not like the translite, it looks muddy. Not that I play the translite, but I believe this game will get a custom artwork treatment by people outside of stern. My big concern with the Preem/LE on this game is how long the dinosaur head will keep working. It is an impressive piece of kit, but this will be expensive to work on and replace. Only time will tell how long this will keep doing what it should. What does the helicopter spinner do?

The takeaway:
The champ has done it again. Jurassic Park is a great playing game that looks like it’s only going to age well after the rules have been refined and tuned. 2019 has been a very good year for pinball. With games like Black Knight, Willy Wonka and now Jurassic Park currently being produced, things are looking up for pinball!
1 year ago
Very excellent pinball by STERN !!!
1 year ago
Enough Said. Now play it and enjoy. Thank you Keith!


Love the game, great rules. However after having it for a few months it gets repetitive. Not quite sure what it is but the lastability is not there with this one
1 year ago
Update: software 0.98 makes this game a true masterpiece !!!
1 year ago
Really fun game. Already put 50 plays on it and I am officially addicted. The T-Rex is an amazing toy but it only seems to swallow the ball 75% of the time. Hopefully I can tweak it and get it to work more consistently but other than that this game is incredible.
This is easily the best Stern game made in the last few years.
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