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Jurassic Park (Premium)

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This game received 241 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.850 /10


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: 9.2

Artwork: 8.36

Sounds/Music: 8.411

Other Aspects: 9.004

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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)

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11 months ago
Could not stop playing this machine. One of Sterns best for sure and i will be picking one up asap on the secondary market when they start popping up. Tons of fantastic shots and code is already really good.

Update: ended up grabbing a NIB premium which I said I would not do again but it is really that good. It is Sterns best game ever and a for sure top 3 game of all time.

update: new code installed .97. Amazing! not even at 1.0 and it is a masterpiece.
11 months ago
Stern put the right designer on this theme and he nailed it! From variation of shots, flow, deep rules, and one of my personal preferences...Immersiveness. The audio is insane in this game. Hook up a subwoofer and upgrade the speakers and you honestly feel like you’re in isla nublar with the dinos! Actually feels like I’m on the Jurassic park ride. This one will be bolted to the floor! Great job to the Stern team!
11 months 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!
11 months ago
Not a very fun time id rather play the black night pinball which is insanely hard. So in conclusion i would never want to see or play this machine ever again. This machine is very repetitive i expected a lot more
11 months ago
Impartial about the theme, saw the first two movies back in the day. I haven't see any since. That being said, who doesn't like dinosaurs?!?

There are a lot of pinball machines out there that try to "put you" in the game by saying you, as the shooter are battling against whatever, etc.

This is the first machine I've played where it actually feels that way. I try to rescue as many co workers, as possible. I love the video game feel of this machine. Your quest seems more than just random shots. You actually build to something.

Like most, my first impressions, at release were meh, at best. Then you play it. and there are many rewarding shots, great flow, and many ways to attack this one.

It seems to be the perfect machine for home use to really dive deep into the ruleset and work on the shots that aren't in your typical machine.

The animations and sound are top notch and the t rex multiball start on the Prem/LE never fails to amaze.

Keith has designed a masterpiece. You can play this as the fun, flowy, fast, free for all that it wants to be or do the smart thing and slow it down and hit shots.

As far as ruleset, I was definitely lost at first. But, then I watched the Elwin tutorial on youtube and read the perks sheet on the Stern website and it all began to click.
11 months ago
I currently own 7 pinball machines, all are in the top 50 and 2 are in the top 10 here on pinside(I realize it’s totally subjective), but this game smokes them all. I’ve been wanting my wife to play pinball, but she just hasn’t been that interested. Well, my JP premium arrived this past Friday and my wife has played EVERYDAY. Keith Elwin and his team did a great job! Dream title, amazing soundtrack, great toys and layout. I’ve got it hooked up to a 10” powered sub and it sounds AWESOME and now I get to hear “do you want to play to pinball?”, instead of always saying it! Thanks for a great one Stern!
11 months ago
JP Premium may be the best Stern yet! It's absolutely amazing!
12 months ago
Best pin I've ever played! Bolted to the floor...
12 months ago
Really enjoy this one. Layout is fun to make shots on. The theme was not my favorite theme but after playing I grew to enjoy the theme. The T Rex is a nicely done toy that integrates really well with the game play. I opted to pick up the premium on this title and I am very thankful that I did.
1 year ago
Prefer premium over LE, yet both are coveted.
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