Jurassic Park (Premium)

Pinside rating

This game received 533 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.828 /10

8.828

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st 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: 9.162

Artwork: 8.359

Sounds/Music: 8.406

Other Aspects: 8.988


Pinside staff rating

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9.32

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This game is part of a group

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


Found 209 ratings (with comment) on this game

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8.496/10
3 days ago
A great game!
9.220/10
4 days ago
Interestingly, I never saw this one so close to the top in the in the top100 list until after I "discovered" it. The local joint (Flipside) had it tucked in a corner by their ski-ball machines, I gave it a go and now I'm hooked.

What I liked about the game is its approach-ability. I found the game to be logical and linear while making it easy for new players to engage and experienced alike. I've played pinball for a long time, but only recently found Pinside community so I'm learning all the terms and the roles that different designers have on the games.

If you get the chance to play it, take it.
9.900/10
5 days ago
By far the best game I’ve owned and played One of Sterns best ( so far ).
8.834/10
6 days ago
Another Elwin masterpiece. I love the flow of the games he designs, and this one is no exception. The TRex eating your ball is awesome. Rules are great, easy to understand, and very deep. I do not get tired of this machine and play it more than any of my others. Only downside? The call outs aren't the best, but that's being picky!
6.518/10
9 days ago
I thought I would enjoy playing this game much more than I did but for me Iron Maiden or Godzilla are the better games. Playfield artwork is pretty poor and I am not sure why people think the T-Rex is so great? It really does do much or add much to the game other than slow it down. Shots are good otherwise...
8.568/10
13 days ago
It really is one of the best. One of the best rulesets in pinball. Shots and flow for days. Harder than many games but very rewarding.
9.223/10
24 days ago
I didn't like JP.... it took me a long time to really realize how great it is. Now it's one of my favorites. Hard as heck to reach the end.... a number of satisfying shots. Love the dino mech on the premium!
8.740/10
34 days ago
I've owned JP Premium now for over a year and have played the Pro version as well. This is a very fun game that you should consider adding to your personal collection. However, it's not for everyone. The way I distinguish this game from others is that this is more of a "mission focused" game meaning you are supposed to follow a set of rules to progress in the game. Yes you can shoot for other side missions, get a CHAOS or Raptor multiball, or just aim for the blinking lights. But this game is really meant to capture all of the dinosaurs all the way to the Visitor Center. It can be a time consuming and draining (pun aside) game. However, for adventurous or more serious pinball players, you will really appreciate the deep rule set and improve your game play just by trying to accomplish the missions.

Pros:
- One of the best, deep-ruled games around
- Keith Elwin designed so the layout is unique with a ton of cool shots.
- Multiple multi-ball modes
- Premium has cool toys/tricks (moving dinosaur head, raptor pen)
- One of the best for a mission-focused game
- Has a great side game (Escape from Nublar)

Cons
- Can be challenging and takes a while to learn
- The rules can be overwhelming for some
- The callouts/voiceovers are not necessarily great
- Can get very frustrating to play after a while
- Artwork is somewhat generic
9.080/10
54 days ago
At first I really didn’t get it. It’s not an easy game.
I’ve compared the difficulty with the white water.
Off course you cannot compare the two. At first I played it safe by shooting the raptor trap. Easy tri-multi ball *grin
But now I get it completely. The super super super skill shot is a great way to set up nice points with ball one. Hehehe can mean a game changer. It does something mentally to you co-players
Also love the different game starters. Same as the avengers and strangers things, it allows you to practice your most important shots.
Beautiful work on the T-Rex such a fun factor!
Love the game!
Only…..I just really really hate Nedry! But it’s one of the things you can rate on, so ugh. Gotta love him :)
9.420/10
60 days ago
Another great design from stern, just so many shots and very fun to play.
8.856/10
70 days ago
Jurassic Park Premium is another great Elwin shooter that is pretty hard, but so much fun that you keep going back for more. The theme is awesome, and the dinosaur eating the pinballs is amazing. A lot of the shots are hard. I played this machine at home for 18 months during the pandemic and I got a lot better over time. I only sold it to buy another pin because I just played the hell out of it. Someday I would like to have it back in my lineup.
9.660/10
74 days ago
love it
8.920/10
89 days ago
So much fun! Great ramps very satisfying to shoot. Art could be better but still not bad. Would love to add to the collection.
9.760/10
3 months ago
Incredible players pin. Approachable by all but tough as well. Includes the best pinball toy I’ve ever played on a pin. The game has so many shots it’s crazy. I actually enjoy playing it more than Godzilla. If you seek the “code” update it is a complete game changer for this amazing game.
The art package is the only points off for me. It’s just meh…. But, the gameplay makes up for it.
An absolutely amazing player.
Pros
Shots galore
Insanely cool and well working Dino head
Sights and sounds are fine but amazing if you upgrade them.
Code is deep and fun

Cons
Artwork meh
Lighting seems a tad dark
9.660/10
3 months ago
Great theme, unique layout, not my favorite art package, pretty dark in spots, but probably my favorite shooting pin in the collection. I know some feel like it breaks up the flow, but I love the T-Rex toy & the interactive raptor. I wish the upgraded raptor pen & a better lookout tower were included from the factory, but I can always nitpick some things. Overall a fantastic pin!!!
9.320/10
3 months ago
JP feels a little bit more difficult to connect with than GZ or IMDN. I currently rank it second of Elwin's pins, with great shots, theme, depth and enjoyability.
9.676/10
3 months ago
By far one of the greatest games I have ever played. The movie code is a day 1 must have as the movie assets are not in the game. But this is such a amazing shooting game and personally I prefer it over Godzilla on shooting alone. But it's code is very linear but for some reason it just works and makes such a amazing experience for that 1 more game feeling. This baby is bolted to floor as it took me a very long time to get a NIB.
9.080/10
3 months ago
An amazing theme that grabs you and sucks you in.

The layout is different and unique but at times for some reason can feel very repetitive. This isn't an easy shooter for newer players but will make you a better player.

Ruleset is super straightforward and easy to understand. At times this pin can feel like a grind then other times you're on and you blast through the paddocks.

The movie code is a most on this pin along with a shaker. Overall Stern and Elwin knocked it out of the park with this one.
9.460/10
4 months ago
Love both Pro and premium but Premium plays so much better and is alot more fun. Curse of living in Australia is the waiting game for JP premium to become available.
9.900/10
4 months ago
Top 5 pinball machine in my opinion. The layout is fresh and smooth shooting. Shots can be difficult but I think this is what keeps me coming back for more. The only thing keeping this machine from being a perfect ten is the lack of video from the movie itself. That being said this is a minor issue for me and still screams JP.
9.740/10
5 months ago
Great game to play. Lots of cool toys on this game. Lots of cool shots on this game.
9.676/10
6 months ago
Great game that is at its best at the premium level. Some of the best theming in the pinball market.
9.076/10
6 months ago
One of my favorite games to play. I am admittedly a huge Jurassic Park fan and would have loved movie clips inserted into the game which is the only thing that I think is missing theme wise from the premium machine. The helicopter spinner, the raptor pen, and the moving T-Rex head make this well worth the premium upgrade to the Pro version. Shoots very smoothly without lacking some difficult shots and the ruleset is one of my favorites in pinball.
6.789/10
7 months ago
Jurassic Park Premium is a game I owned in the past and I still play a Pro version on location. If I had to choose, I would go with the Pro version. The dino grabbing the ball sounds amazing, but it really isn't. It slows down the game and is neat the first few times, but after that it's just annoying. As far as the gameplay, I feel the game is fine. The "O" shot in Chaos is really challenging to hit. If a staff member is waiting, there to be rescued they have chosen death. The game has a way of lulling you into a false sense of security. It isn't a fast game by any means, maybe it is the way it is setup. I feel like I'm waiting forever for the ball to come down to the flipper.

Full disclosure, I'm not good at this game at all. That may influence some of my rating. I can't get to the cool modes so it is hard to rate them, lol. The final issue for me is the assets for this pin. Nedry and the theme song are all you get, really? The "why would nedry do this" line is annoying after hearing it more than a few times.
8.442/10
7 months ago
I bought JP Premium as my first pinball machine and it has been an outstanding game to have in the collection. In hindsight, I may have started with an easier shooter or simpler coded game, but it made me much better at pinball. I have played this game 3400 times as of 2/2022 and that shows the stayability. For me the best toy is the raptor pit, it is very engaging and I love the captive ball feature. The T-Rex was cool at first but I could take it or leave it because of issues with centering, etc......

Pros:
Excellent Code and many different ways to play for score or to progress through game
Shots are challenging and cover the entire width of the playfield.
Many combo opportunities!
Toys are great

Cons:
Artwork is not very appealing to me
Theme is kind of generic dinosaur instead of JP
Launch turn around is troublesome and requires much dialing in
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