King Tut

Pinside rating

This game received 6 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.267 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #187 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 6.944

Artwork: 7.985

Sounds/Music: 2.22

Other Aspects: 7.09

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2 years ago
A solid design shooter from Ted Zale, "A Master of Pinball Innovation", but a weaker design.
The artwork package attracts players to the game with its Egyptian theme, and its most notable aspect.
The gameplay is very straightforward, but unfortunately is oversimplified, especially for a Ted Zale game with the multitude of fixed stationary targets.
Even the game rules are simple with spelling "King Tut".
If it was not for the 3 inch flippers, the game would be brutal.

This is NOT the EM "Mata Hari", Wizard!, or Fireball equivalency in terms of quality.
A game best suited for very large EM collections.
6 years ago
It's a workman like game. Light K I N G T U T and you're sure to win some specials, and points come easy once you get the pop bumpers lit.

That said, let's be honest--no one loves or hates Tut because of the play, it's all about the artwork, and you either love it or hate it. Either way, it's some of the most unusual art ever put on a pinball. The Egyptian theme is super realistic, nothing cartoonish, nothing exaggerated. Tut and Four Million BC (with its realistic dinosaurs) are so completely different from any other game, that they both deserve respect, just because Bally actually had the nerve to make them. I happen to like it. Put it in a dark room, and it's beautiful.
7 years ago
Very hard to score but highly addictive. Great game. Played it for the first time at Seattle Pinball Museum
7 years ago
King Tut is the worst game ever designed by The Zale. It pains me so to say that...

The Pros:
The cabinet art is interesting.

The Cons:
Everything else besides the cabinet art. This game is really hard and absolutely no fun.

The Takeaway:
Take it away... please.
7 years ago
I hate to get ems mixed in the same rankings as ss games.. This game stands out, way ahead of its time. Kickback, and a complete art package that really rocks the pants off similar era games.
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