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This game received 29 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.539 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #150 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.605

Artwork: 7.694

Sounds/Music: 6.825

Other Aspects: 7.574

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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Kingpin".
The other versions are: Kingpin (Remake), Kingpin (Remake - LE)

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1 year ago
Played this at CAX. It's a fun game. I love the noir element. With lights down in a room, the game becomes shadowy (at least the one I played was) and it suits the overall theme. I'm not sure if the version I played was complete but I do love the style of the pin. The voices and music are great (though the animation seems pretty basic). Overall, the pin reminds me of "Whodunnit?"
1 year ago
With updated rules this game could really be something. Good theme, lots of fun shots and pretty good rules as they are. Getting to and knocking off the Kingpin isn't easy. The shot to the Lex hotel is the only semi-lame shot, the rest are really pretty good. Great theme, animations and art. Looking forward to the remake to see what they do with it. A few tweaks here and there and this will be close to a classic.
4 years ago
Playfield very beautiful and big house, too bad for backglass not up
4 years ago
I have had the opportunity to play this machine several times via shows, and it always been enjoyable.

The game design and shot flow is solid.
Theme integration is excellent.
Artwork was atmospheric.
Backglass is eye catching.
Color choices were good.
Initial design animation quality reminds me of BBB.
Callouts are incomplete.
Ruleset is incomplete.
Music and sounds are incomplete.
Modes are incomplete.

If the game was overhauled and finished, it would get a better rating.
Intelligent basic question to pinball "enthusiasts".
How can you rate an incomplete prototype machine a 9+ when the code and design is not finished?
You cannot.
Do you seriously live in another pinball universe?
Clearly people do here on PinSide.
You might as well start scoring games in whitewood stage as well.
"Stern Ghostbusters, 10/10, absolutely"! (sarcasm).

It deserves to be remade and completed, but should not be put on a gaming pedestal.
New collectors are just going to get disappointed like the first time they play BBB.
It is not a "holy grail".
6 years ago
Great game!!! Got to play it at PAGG 2014, and I think this game along with BBB would have saved Capcom if they had released this. Great modes and shots, and certainly a game that will go up in value!!!
6 years ago
Played at trade show Fun Very rare
6 years ago
I played this game at the museum that was in Washington D.C. when I was on the waiting list for the remake. I posted a video of it on youtube. The video is one game. It was the second game I played and it lasted about 10 minutes without me really having a clue what was going on.

After thinking over the session I put in on the game, I switched over to a WoZ pre-order. I'm very happy how things ended up. Paid less for a lot more game.

I loved the animations, the characters on the display and the voice acting. Also liked the timed mode. I just felt like there wasn't enough going on for so much $. The elevator shot bothered me. Got boring.

It's too bad these didn't get mass produced back in the day. I wouldn't mind owning one for a while if it cost around the same as a Breakshot or Pinball Magic.
8 years ago
Fortunate to play one of these last year. Great flow, awesome theme and dmd animation. Classic Mark Ritchie. Hope this gets remade.
8 years ago
This game does not exist...pffffffff! Only 9 made!
9 years ago
I just enjoyed the hell out of this at the National Pinball museum in Washington DC.
Everyone that can make it should while it is at this location.
This game was worth the trip from Baltimore alone.
I'm in the area for work and this game is totally Mark Ritchie.
9 years ago
Played this a few times and have to say my rating are based that there is really no other game like this one. The theme is cool and the ramp lifting to reveal a secret hideout was awesome. Seems a little incomplete but there were only 9 made. Might be this when they remake them.
9 years ago
It is a shame that only 9 of these machines were made and Capcom never quite finished developing the software. This could have been the best pin ever designed.
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