Medieval Madness (Remake - LE)

Pinside rating

This game received 238 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.863 /10

8.863

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Medieval Madness". The group itself ranks #2 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 9.067

Artwork: 8.877

Sounds/Music: 8.485

Other Aspects: 8.859



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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Medieval Madness (Remake - LE)".
The other versions are: Medieval Madness (regular version), Medieval Madness (Remake - Standard), Medieval Madness (Remake - Classic Edition), Medieval Madness (Remake - Special Edition), Medieval Madness (Remake - Royal Edition)


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8.176/10
7 days ago
Fun game. Not in my top 10 but apparently everyone else loves it. I find it fun but not challenging enough for a top 10. Lots of newer games I enjoy more. I'd put it in my collection if the price was ever reasonable.
Is it the theme everyone loves? Trying to understand.
9.579/10
20 days ago
This game is everything you think it is, Plus some...
9.020/10
42 days ago
The best machine I have every played. Love blowing up the castle! The game keeps drawing back in every time I have a chance to play it.
9.660/10
61 days ago
Probably my favorite overall game to play. Everything is done well on this game. The only thing I marked "down" (not perfect) is the overall lighting and that might be more of a problem of the lighting where I play the game and then some of the music can be a bit repetitive (but I'm being picky here trying to find something). You can spend a lot of money becoming "King of the Realm." Deserves its #1 ranking.
9.280/10
3 months ago
One of the best!
8.728/10
3 months ago
The first LE I owned, it was a great machine but doesn't compare in features to the newer CGC releases.

Game play is good, but like many have said there is just something off with this version
9.060/10
4 months ago
Flippers feel kinda mushy and playfield is too dimly lit. I believe the 2nd round of MMr solve both of these issues.
9.303/10
6 months ago
This is a highly addictive machine. Lots of fun toys between the pop up trolls and the castle plus the catapult is super satisfying. Great playfield artwork. Good rules that are deep enough without being frustratingly complicated. Only two minor beefs: one I wish you could get one of the multi balls again rather than it just creating the castle hurryup if you had already gotten one before. Second I wish it had a plunger instead of a big red vending machine style button that feels super cheap on such a nice machine.
9.800/10
7 months ago
Played MM today for the first time, at an arcade in College Park MD. It had me dropping quarters constantly, trying to figure out the game play. I liked the drawbridge and the popup troll targets. I got to destroy the castle once. I will be back.
9.660/10
7 months ago
It just arrived - MM-ROYAL Edition. First off the quality, look and feel of the topper is the best I have seen.
There is a reason why this has been in the top 2 for such a long time. A classic layout and a brilliant modern version of the all time classic.
It ticks all the boxes of a great pin and everyone should have an MM in their collection.
8.484/10
7 months ago
I have owned the original game and the new LE. The MMLE takes it to the next level. The theme, artwork, sounds, and added mods from Chicago gaming like the topper and bigger screen are amazing. The ramps flow and it never gets old destroying the castle especially after you have already defeated a couple of Kings. The humor of the Kings is hilarious to listen to. However, for me in a home use environment I lose interest fairly quickly. Maybe its because I have owned MM twice. The rulesets of some of the older pins are shallow compared to todays games. MM is a great game but I don't believe its the #1 pinball machine of all time which it is currently now ranked. It's a great classic game though and definitely warrants being in the top 50 pinball machines. I recommend owning this game if you have a larger collection (5 or more games).
10.000/10
8 months ago
Simply the best ever!!!
9.264/10
8 months ago
I just received the Royal machine, but have had MMR in the past that I sold. The Royal was worth the wait (COVID slowed it down by a few months).

I often question the ratings with Chicago gaming company because all their machines are in the top three. That being said, MMR does undoubtedly deserve a top 5 spot no question. MMR is very fun and so far ahead of its time. The fact that MMR can maintain its position regardless of so many new machines it is competing against is amazing. Monsters and Mars (both of which I own) in my opinion are great games, but the should not always be in the top 3-5 compared to the new machines being released.

MMR has a ton of great shots that do not feel cheap or slammed together even know the shots so close together. The Castle shots should get old because of how repetitive it may feel, but the shot is always fun because of the spacing of other shots so close together.

The quality of the Royal is top notch and Chicago Gaming has honestly done a great job on this end product.
8.376/10
8 months ago
With so much to do and so much to look at, this game will always have you coming back for more Madness!
9.700/10
10 months ago
Medieval Madness is the result of the magic (intended or not) of game design, artwork, sound/narrative, and engineering converge.
The result is nothing short of an epic game, that takeS 100s if not 1000s to master an explore. As a huge LOTR fan and decent player, the shoots are familiar; basically the same. Yet the presence of trolls, the epic animations, and the over the top castle put this game in a league of its own. Whereas LOTR is about precision like an archer, the music adventurous, feels like a hunt.
To contrast, MM is like being in the midst of an upheaval, with violence and chaos as balls are hurled against the glass, exploded off troll heads during multiballs.
I have probably 500 lifetime plays on the game and there are still achievements not met. In tackling these various quests there are different ways to approaching the game. For example, destroying all the castles, saving the most peasants/damsels, joust or catapult champ, or reaching royal madness, etc.
I have a thing for the 90s/2000s games, and for my believe it was a magical period at the end of the golden Era of pinball. I can to relate to what happens when the right people are driving the right things, and the unexpected and high quality products that result.
Games like MM were innovative and I like innovative. There are a lot of knocks and tweaks of known good features. Copying has been around, and it’s not a bad thing, but for some reason nothing beats an original.
Alright, enough talk’n, I’ll start trying to chalk up a new personal best on my MM...200+ games in on my LE and there’s so much I haven’t done yet.
On a side note, any game, and MM is no exception has to be played and tweaked/ rinse and repeat to get them to really hum and to make your shots consistent and reliable. I can’t stress that enough.
9.520/10
11 months ago
Awesome! Love the artwork. Deserves top 10
9.411/10
1 year ago
Having played both the original and the remake my conclusion is that I like them both. Great game, great theme and just plain fun.
8.008/10
1 year ago
Great to play
9.180/10
1 year ago
Medieval Madness is easily one of my favorite pins of all time and the Chicago Gaming remakes are spectacular. This is a pin that has the total package - theming, toys (the castle is without question one of if not the best toys of all time), fantastic call outs and quality artwork. It’s also a ton of fun! Destroying the castle and battling the trolls is so satisfying and really doesn’t get old. I guess if you want to knock it for something, it doesn’t have the deepest rule set like many modern pins. However, that is just a matter of preference and makes the game accessible to all levels of players. Medieval Madness is truly an all time classic. I’m always happy to drop some quarters in one in location.
9.800/10
1 year ago
Finally got up the finances to get a MMRLE in my collection. Super fun game, Not super difficult for average player. Sounds, voices and music are fun.
7.893/10
1 year ago
The playfield looks too busy for me. The castle is the best part of the machine.
9.400/10
1 year ago
Fun layout and overall theme easy to see why it’s loved by so many. MMr LE plays a bit faster than the original which I like.
10.000/10
1 year ago
Every bit as good as the original. Purists will still go for the first, but great gameplay and newer hardware make me skew towards this remake.
10.000/10
1 year ago
This is just pinball perfection
9.340/10
1 year ago
Finally got one of these a few months ago. There is a reason its #1. One of the best shooting games of all time and toys are top of the mountain. Lots of satisfying shots. Code is deep enough for sure. Keeper and a must have in a top notch collection.
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