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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1 year ago
Lots of shots to think about and how they stack/combo. Early code and its just going to get better and better!
1 year ago
An absolute blast!
2 years ago
I have had a chance to play this game quite a bit at a local barcade over several visits. I probably have over 50 games in now. The layout of this game is just phenomenal. With no rule consideration, I could shoot this pin all day. The combos and smoothness of the shots, as well as the satisfaction hitting some of the more difficult shots is just amazing. Even the smart missile, which I have still never hit, still gives me a great moment and opportunity. I know when I hit it, I'm going to go nuts, and that's what I love about it.

The T-Rex mech was fun. It was great to see. It occasionally rejected when trying to feed it, but that was mostly because the shots werent solid. Every solid shot went in no problem. The Raptor Pin was probably my favorite toy. I love the captive ball creation, and it really made the game feel fast and threatening.

The major downside to me is the difficulty in understanding the rules when you step up. While that's always the case with pinball, I feel like that rules are fairly unintuitive, and given that you can stack so much stuff in the game, there is so much blinking at one time I had a hard time grasping anything my first outing. After coming home and researching the rules, the next time I played I felt like I understood what was happening, and I really enjoyed the game a lot more. I feel like the game is still accessible for a casual or non-pin player, but even an intermediate player will struggle to grasp the game without research. I didn't take this into consideration of my score as there isn't really a category for (User experience/Ruleset understanding). Game rules gets close. The game IS clear about what it wants, but the stacking just makes it complex. That's the only reason I gave 5/6

Same complaint as everyone else with the VO. I don't think it's THAT BAD, but it was really disappointing to miss out on the movie VO. That said, being in the game industry and working with IP, I completely understand, so I probably give this a bit more of a pass than some. I think they did a good job overall with the IP given what they had to work with cost wise.

I'm not one to get overly excited just because something is new. I tend to like fast, flowy games with combos. This hit that mark to the extreme. While I admit I like the JP license, it's not my dream theme, and gameplay is always #1 for me. Even so, I think this game is fantastic. For a long time I thought I'd be bringing home a different pin next year, but Jurassic Park has me locked in. If it does get here, I'll be sure to update.
2 years ago
I was on the fence on this one. Played it on route and tried to blow it up, but could never get even chaos Multiball going. Very tight shots. Well I took a shot and purchased the LE and I am not disappointed. Awesome combos, flow, and overall feel of quality. It’s exciting and fun to play. Plus the difficulty makes me better on other games. Stern quality and reliability is top notch. Thank you Keith and Stern!
2 years ago
Great looking game, playfield art could've been better. Lastability will be shorter then my other pins, which I never really sell newer pins. Would've been a perfect game with 1 less shot it in, specifically the right playfield. The flow is right up there with any game, but right ramp and orbit are not as consistent as they should be. Needs work on music and call outs for sure.
2 years ago
Incredible flow, music, theme, and toys. Favorite game by far.
2 years ago
Another solid entry from Stern with this pin. The toys, gimmicks and features along with the playfield design are well designed, making for a solid addition to Stern’s 2019 library of titles. It is fun to play and I love the T-rex head following the ball around on the playfield wanting to eat it until you have to feed him. It almost feels like it is a pet by the time you do feed him. I left from playing the game calling him Dino. Even though I enjoyed playing this pin, I have not felt compelled to replay it (or the pro version) again. So I forced myself to play it more to further understand this game. The fact that I had to take this approach to playing the game says EVERYTHING regarding the the game’s overall qualities, so I won’t rate it any higher than it should be rated. I also don’t fully understand the theming guessing that the licensing for Jurassic World must have been prohibitive prompting Stern to option Jurassic Park to save a few bucks. Stern is getting VERY good at programming their games with an added sense of humor and mirth, resulting in a more engaging play experience, particularly for casual players. They are doing a great job at staying a step ahead of their burgeoning competition this way and us players are the ones who benefit.
2 years ago
Game feels clunky and not enjoyable over the several times i have played it. I felt that it had no depth theme was cool the t-rex toy gets old fast. Another not ready for release Stern pin.
2 years ago
I enjoy the game, it’s a unique layout and great theme integration. It needs its code improved upon, but I believe that will happen. This one will stay in my collection, but then again, most end up staying in my collection.
2 years ago
I loved Iron Maiden, but this is even better. Everything is very well integrated to the game play. The new code made it a little bit better, animations can be stopped, if you are in a hurry :-)
2 years ago
got about 40 or so games on this so far . great layout with well varied shots. a lot going on still don't know always what to do. I think more time with it will bring it all together for me. ball times sometimes feel little long. best skill shots I ever seen. code will keep growing to make this an all time great. art on table could be better. callouts need an overhaul. all in all great
2 years ago
This, to me, is the first game in a long time, where I feel part of the story. Everything is well thought out. The raptor pit and t-rex are great toys. It’s an amazing pin!

After owning for awhile, I feel I can say that the game is amazing at how the rules and MBs are thought out. The variation between objectives is quite creative and makes this game one of the best in a long long time. What keeps it fresh for me is that each time you go up the map, it's random where the staff are and where the dinosaur starts. This keeps the game fun for me instead of going through the same modes again and again with no randomness. Also, I forgot to mention the shots that are kinetically satisfying. The control room shot when the up post catches the ball, the raptor pit, again when you hit it and the up post captures the ball, hitting the T-rex mouth and he grabs it, and the most satisfying shot of the whole game --> The missile target behind the pops. Hitting that for a reward when lit, is very satisfying. I still love this game.
2 years ago
Wow, believe the hype! This is the real deal! It really has it all and the best Stern release since Iron Maiden and this is simply a much better theme and very family friendly. A classic and timeless theme where they got almost everything right. The callouts are the only (small) complaint. Other than that is darn near perfect. And congrats to Stern for correcting their playfield situation that could have bamboozled the whole thing!

If you don't own one you're definitely missing out!
2 years ago
fun game , a keeper in any collection...
2 years ago
The best pin I own right now. Keith Elwin is the GOAT.
All the trimmings are well warranted and the invisible glass is crystal clear.
10/10 Stern.
2 years ago
One of the better Stern games lately, though wish it had more of the cast callouts as it's pretty bare bones and Nedry gets old quick. As far as the game goes it plays great. Neat layout. After playing a while I got tired of being interrupted by a pause in gameplay with the same mode cuts every game, but found you can speed that up and skip by hitting both flippers. Solid game
2 years ago
I want to like this game but so many shots take try after try to hit it, like I’m chopping down a tree. Whack whack whack
2 years ago
Nailed it! Keith Elwin deserves a raise!
2 years ago
Great game, lots of fun and lots of fun, kinnetically satisfying shots to make! I love the ball eating dunasour head, what a great toy adition!
2 years ago
Amazing accomplishment from Stern, sure to do very well.
Love the variety of things to shoot for and the satisfaction of making some of the more difficult (but makeable) shots.
2 years ago
I really like the way they have taken a great, recognizable theme but made it an original storyline that just adds to the original story! The weakest part of the game is the artwork, but everything else more than makes up for it! So many great things to say about this pin, which I think may ratings will reflect!
2 years ago
I have owned most of the top pins. This is the first time I felt I could own this for a long time. I want flow, deep rules, and lastability. I like hard as well. I thought Dialed In was hard and it is, but this pin has several hard shots. And, we don't even have version 1.0 yet.
2 years ago
Great layout, fun shots, good flow, and overall a really fun game. Personally I think the animations are terrible, and the theme integration is lacking. Yes u see the JP logo, and u get to hear the theme song, but essentially thats about it. I wish the would have secured more of the movie assets...
2 years ago
I got to play this a little more at York. I loved the theme and have seen all the movies in the series. I was hoping to have a little more artwork that related to scenes in the movies. It almost reminds me of the Spider-Man vault release where it is more of something you would expect out of a comic book.

The game play is pretty decent and much better than I expected. I thought the music was classic JP. I think this pin met my expectations since I heard a lot of negative feedback on it prior to playing it. Had a much better experience playing it this weekend than last time. I think this is a pin that probably will grow on me the more I play it. Not sure if this is a must have for my collection but certainly not the stinker that everyone was labeling it.
2 years ago
LE looks really nice in person, a great shooters game for sure. Fun game for experienced players. The T-Rex is an amazing toy,
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