The Machine: Bride of Pinbot

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This game received 414 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.810 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #89 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.595

Artwork: 8.227

Sounds/Music: 7.396

Other Aspects: 7.847

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37 days ago
This game is definitely an experience. I don't think another pinball game tells a better story. The art and sound of this game are phenomenal.

However the head gimmick takes up too much of the playfield, and all the shots feel crowded. The gameplay suffers from this design decision.

It is fun to play, but it just doesn't have enough good shots.
50 days ago
this One is the best of the three "BOT" pins IMO , the rotating head with ball locks for eyes , then mouth for speech etc..... a really cool mech. that can still wow people the first time they see it in action
60 days ago
Love this game ! Great original theme .. getting one for my man cave asap !
86 days ago
Why yes, I would like to build a robot, thanks.
4 months ago
Love the light show and the challenge of building the machine and spinning the big wheel!
6 months ago
It's close between this and Medieval Madness in my pick for (if i had to recommend one pin to someone who's never played) This is one of the most approachable and playable machines ever created. It stuck so clearly in my memory as a youth playing it that I could remember playing it long after i could remember WHERE i played it. The rules are deep enough for veteran players but not so complex that new players can't have fun. A near perfect machine from a great mind.
6 months ago
"NOW I SEE YOU." The sexism and objectification of early pinball is clearly evident in this game. If one is able to set that aside, one finds a magnificent sequel to Pin*Bot. The rotating head at top left is a memorable toy, and perfectly integrated into the game rules. Great fast-paced game!
9 months ago
Yes, I know it’s left ramp all day but it is sure damn fun and satisfying to hit that ramp that it never seems to get old. It’s an easy to play game with a fantastic looking layout that keeps you playing again and again. The artwork is superb and the rotating faces steal the show! One of my all time favorites.
9 months ago
Not sure I understand the ranking here. This game could've and should've been SO much better than what we got. Instead, it's really just a one-shot pony with a ridiculous center drain. I mean, how many times can you shoot it up the left ramp? That's the whole damned game. What a waste considering everything else is a great production (the sounds and her voice alone are the best part). The face toy is also sweet. But great sound and toys do not a great pinball make! Played this for the first time a few weeks ago and I was really expecting more. It's just super tough with little to no variation. BEAUTIFUL... but in the end I'd have to also say BORING.
9 months ago
This isn't a good pinball machine to play, it's good only for the sound, when you make metamorphosis, but the game is limited to shooting repeatedly the left ramp to get the billionaire club. It's a shame
9 months ago
I love the look of the machine but it can be quite difficult and unbalanced. It's fun to change the faces and that makes the left ramp the major shot in the game. Just keep shooting it and that gets boring after a while. The outlanes are brutal especially the right one. Seems to be where the majority of my drains go down. Still it's a challenging game with some cool gimmicks.
11 months ago
OK, this game left the house faster than any other game I have ever owned. I think it lasted about 2 weeks once I got it shopped and put back together.
11 months ago
Bride of pinbot.....I hate this game but I just cant stop playing it. One game might be amazing, others the bumper will drain ball down the side before its ever touched a flipper. The audio is very old school sci-fi, and triggering the metamorphosis is really cool.
11 months ago
The bride wants you to compete her. Turn her human.

That's it.

No extra objectives, except jackpot, can save the longevity for when after you complete her transformation. It's wonderdous sight when you reach the billionaire's club, but after that you have seen everything the game has to offer. It's all up to beating your score now.

However, i love this game to bits. The art and lights are amazing, and the voice acting pulls you right back in for another round. Recommend besides its "one-use" flaw.
1 year ago
One of my top 5 all time favorite games. Great flow, fun shots. fantastic sound...turn it up. My God She’s Alive!
1 year ago
Had this game in my collection about 10 years ago and sold it to a friend. Given its age it had good play, theme, lighting, and sound, also had good voice call outs during the game play. Kind of wish I still had this game, might end up getting it back because its just a cool fun game that can be enjoyed by all. Again, given when it was made, I think it holds up well in current day variety of fun games to play.
1 year ago
Amazing sound e gameplay!!
1 year ago
I like DMD games or the newer LCD displays that tell a story and give direction. Bride of Pinbot is the rare exception for me. I love this game. Bringing her to life and hearing that heart beat is really cool. Must turn the volume up on this one!
1 year ago
A masterpiece of intuitive rules.
1 year ago
Its an addicting game, I just cant walked by it.
1 year ago
I could play this game all day. I love everything about the pin. It is challenging and it never gets boring.
1 year ago
Don't tell my wife, but I think I have a total, unhealthy crush on The Machine. There is something really strange and special about this game linked to the theme, and I know I'm not the only one that feels it. I really think Williams hit a long lasting home run with this game that was a fantastic bridge between 80's futurism into the 90's. Dated, but in an incredible and fun way: Hajime Sorayama meets Daft Punk. The playfield, cabinet, backglass, art are all magnificent lifts of Sorayama's sexy robot designs. The shuttle ramp shots that bring the bride to life are challenging enough to keep pinball jock's interested, but easy enough that a novice could sink a few and enjoy the games fun. To me, this is great because it allows a wide range of players to enjoy the call outs and light show after sinking the shot/shots. I find myself consistently drawn back to this game to try and bring the machine to life. A classic and underrated pin.
1 year ago
This is my second bride of pinbot I suffered vendor remorse after selling the first.its the first pinball I light up in my collection to play, simple rules great fun to play great shots to make for wheel bonuses or heartbeat ramp and of course the shuttle ramp to turn the face stages. Exciting going for the billionaires club the scoring though is lopsided with a billion points bonus.great colours on this game even better with LED’s fitted I love it
1 year ago
I purchased this game becaue i loved the artwork. The colors, and backglass are very nice. I had big expectations but i found it difficult to play for a beginner like me. The ball drain easily.
The sounds and theme are very cool. Nice looking machine but not a keeper for me.
1 year ago
I'm updating my rating on this game. I owned a beat up version of this game and didn't care for it at all. Game play just wasn't there. I bought a much cleaner BoP and this one plays completely different. It is fast and very tough. I enjoy trying to reach the "Billionaire" club and thus far haven't been able to attain it. I often find that when I base my ratings on games the condition makes a huge difference. If you play a bar version compared to a collectors game there is usually no comparison. Try a BoP that is fully functioning and for the haters you may find you like this game.
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