KISS (Premium/LE)

Pinside rating

This game received 146 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.104 /10

8.104

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "KISS". The group itself ranks #57 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.888

Artwork: 8.153

Sounds/Music: 8.151

Other Aspects: 8.099


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7.443

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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "KISS (Premium/LE)".
The other version is: KISS (Pro) (regular version)


Found 79 ratings (with comment) on this game

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8.243/10
77 days ago
I heart Borg layouts. This is a fun, smooth shooter with a couple nice ramps and tight orbits. Clear objectives and the toys and multiballs are fun. Dots are a bit messy just because they're trying to emulate crowds, and a couple more tracks could make for more variety. Excellent lightshow. Not sure I'd own it but it's definitely a hit on location.
8.780/10
78 days ago
Love Kiss one of my favorite bands can’t go wrong with it
9.680/10
6 months ago
Great music themed pin. Much better than the original game.
8.840/10
7 months ago
I'm not a Kiss fan, but I gave this one a shot and was sure happy I did. This game didn't seem to be super deep but it certainly is a ton of fun. Very well done on this game.
7.532/10
7 months ago
Really surprised how much I liked the shots on this pin. Great ramps, especially the one that comes out of the head, and quality shots all over the playfield.
9.600/10
7 months ago
I have had the game for almost a year now. I love it! Great how it makes you shoot everything to fill the grid. I did have to make it harder in the settings and open the outlanes fully. Was too easy.
8.436/10
9 months ago
I've owned this machine for 6 months. Initially I bought it because a friend had 2...yes 2 LE's, and wanted to get rid of one to make room for another machine. I liked it, but didn't love it. The more I play it, the more I like it (as it should be). This machine has some upgrades, but other than some lighting, none of them improve the playability, flow, speed, or sound, so I'm rating this based off of a stock player. Love Gun, Daemon Multiball are a lot of fun to shoot for. Although, admittedly I have not had the time to explore the depths of the rules to get deeper into the game, I can say this is a winner with family and friends. I've never been a huge fan of the band, but when I play this pin, it takes me back to my childhood. Songs that I know all the words to, but don't have on any playlists seem to stick in my head for days after playing a few games. The sound, lights (there are upgrades on my pin), and speed of the game are fantastic. Flow and combo shots, along with music selection before each ball is played, make this one a great addition to my collection. Maybe I like Kiss more than I thought...
8.920/10
9 months ago
Great game. Excellent rules, game is alot of fun and doesn't get old.
8.892/10
11 months ago
This machine is a great mix of classic pinball looks and shots with today’s modern rules/code.
7.772/10
1 year ago
It is my least favorite of the modern band pins. For the price, there are far better choices.
9.460/10
1 year ago
I believe that this game is very under rated. The flow is very good, plays very fast, artwork is very nice and the music is great even if you are not a Kiss fan. I find myself always going to this machine in my collection and it never seems to get old.
9.116/10
1 year ago
I'm surprised this game is so low. I find it really fun and one of the better music games (nothing beats Metallica, of course!) If there's one thing that I guess sort of irritates me is its allllllways a long ball game. The very first time I played I won a free game....and then a free game off the free game....and then another free game... etc... I'm no pinball wizard either, it's just really hard to drain I guess (some would say that's a good thing!).

It deff lacks some challenge. I've only played on location too so not sure about the "rules" etc
8.520/10
1 year ago
Love the city combos.
9.523/10
2 years ago
I believe much of the negative ratings are based on theme, but as a KISS fan, it gets a 6 from me
I love the songs, but the rules and shots are what make the game so fun. I hate the center art of the bad and the
back glass but love the cabinet. Unfortunately mine came with the body wrap wrinkled and damaged
Very upsetting to say the least

Overall I love this pin...all my guests love it, especially kids. It sits next to Monster Bash/Deadpool/Star Wars
and KISS and DP get all the play from the 5-12 year olds
8.480/10
2 years ago
I never really gave this game a chance. but the more I play it I love it. Ok I know that being a kiss fan growing up might persuade my thoughts about this game but it is really fun. I love the progress bars for each song and the chance to change it. Metallica does not do that. I would love to have this game in my house.
8.456/10
2 years ago
Full disclosure: KISS will always be near and dear to me as it got me into pinball. That said, I was never big KISS fan, so it's not just a KISS fanboy rating either. The playfield layout is pretty simple on kiss and other than the right ramp and left orbit the shots are pretty easy. It plays fast, and it's a lot of fun to shoot. The demon multiball always seems to get everyone excited. The levitating ball on the prem/LE is a really cool mech, but I like the Love Gun MB more on the pro (probably b/c it's easier haha). All in all, it's just a fun game to shoot.
9.000/10
2 years ago
Had to get one after the code updated to 1.41.
With the final touch of that code update it really made it hard for me not to get one....until I got one.
Right decision in every way. I love it period.
7.905/10
2 years ago
The playfield has a lot of things on it and is not "bare". Theming is great (premium is a touch better than pro). The lit shots make it easy to know what you need to aim for and step you through the game. It's a fun game, but doesn't "pull you in", yet has that "one more game" feel to it. After a while playing it, it seems to be a little repetitive even though there is a lot to shoot at. I would play this at locations every visit if the Gene mouth is working properly. If there was a real good deal on an LE, I could see myself owning one to compliment my pin collection. Currently there are other pins that are higher on my interest list.
8.100/10
2 years ago
Played this game with my friends at the Asheville Pinball Museum. It was really fun and we all agreed it was the one of best games. in the place. I especially like shooting balls up the tongue of Gene Simmons.
9.480/10
2 years ago
Real good pin !!
10.000/10
2 years ago
Big KISS fan and I love this game! I had played it previously and the playability was just ok. With the updated 1.41 code, it is flipping awesome. Loved it so much I just bought one.
7.856/10
2 years ago
This pin is a lot of fun and I'm not even a Kiss fan. My buddy got a premium and I ended up setting the high score on it on my first play, somehow managing to get multiball about 6 times during the game. The game has a lot of neat features but we kept running into a problem with the ball getting stuck after hitting it into Gene Simmons' mouth. The game then would go through a ball-search process multiple times, eventually spitting it out without warning, pretty much ruining the game. Despite that issue, I strongly considered buying this game from him when he sold it - I definitely would have if I liked Kiss's music.
8.200/10
2 years ago
Fun game. Better than I was lead to believe it was. As a KISS fan, it hits the right notes for me.
9.560/10
2 years ago
KISS was great before the big update.

Now it is really great.

Great call outs, smooth layout, and fantastic use of multipliers.

The way you can blow up super jackpots is insane!

And now the cities do something! The combos are really sweet.

I have had all the music pins and for me this ranks as number 1, and I have Maiden and AC/DC premium next to it.
9.840/10
3 years ago
Kiss is a terrific game, fun to shoot & finally a great code
A classic from Stern!
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