Medieval Madness (Remake - LE)

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This game received 161 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.893 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Medieval Madness". The group itself ranks #1 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 9.092

Artwork: 8.961

Sounds/Music: 8.42

Other Aspects: 8.898

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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)

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86 days ago
Machine plays slower then other newer remakes. I like the theme and the game layout although it lacks ball flow. Lighting is a little dark, same as original.
3 months ago
First remake I purchased and what a great job they did with this machine. There isn't much to say as everyone know about this machine and how the game plays.
My only complaint is how dark the game is (true to form of the original though - so I cannot really complain). I have just been recently spoiled with other newer remakes and games that are much better lit.
Also, even though I got the LE....feels like the whole MMLE was a rip-off lol. Besides the numbered plate and the choice of trim, this LE really had no noticeable features (see AFM and MB toppers).
Regardless, there is a reason that this machine is ranked in the top three. Definitely a keeper as it appeals to all calibers of players.
4 months ago
Have a MMr next to the AFMr and both are equally awesome however I tend to see the AFMr played slightly more than the MMr. Not sure if that is due to the lighting or themes. We did add a set of gold mirrored blades to the MMr game which increased the play field visibility. Wish MMr would have come stock with these. The overall game play is great and keeps you wanting to play again in order to achieve or beat that prior high score. Definitely one to keep in the collection for years to come.
5 months ago
The remakes help add some lighting and animations to the original. I love the overall game, it's reliable and great family fun in a cade or in a home. For novice players just keep hitting the castle, the callouts are great in telling you where you need to shoot. As fun as this game is, it's never been one I could just lose hours on, but I am always happy to press the start button for a bit and go down memory lane. True classic remake and reliable as can be, two friends have these and they have been running perfect since day one.
6 months ago
Honestly, this game was good in its day, but now it is like saying buying an old 20 or 30 year old car, drives better than a 2018 model! Can't understand why these old tables get rated so high, when modern tables are so much better!!
6 months ago
The first machine I fell in love with.
8 months ago
Great game! Highly recommend, and have been very happy with how my remake has held up.
9 months ago
This is the grand daddy of the pinball games as far as I'm concerned. It got me into pinball, and I absolutely love this game.
10 months ago
It has a drawbridge! Enough said.
10 months ago
One of the best layouts and rulesets, it never gets old smashing the castle and trying to beat all the kingdoms.. it's rated one of the all time best for a reason!
11 months ago
One of the best
11 months ago
Not much to add. It is often referred to as the greatest pinball machine ever made and I'd be hard pressed to offer opposition to that sentiment.

Note to Jeremy (below) Yes, it is Number 1. There is a reason why so many feel that way and why it has remained in the top spot for the vast majority of weeks at pinside.

Your arguments constitute an OPINION, one widely disputed by the overwhelming majority. No need to question others thank you! Ha!

As to Swim Law's comment, claiming mediocrity, I am still laughing my ass off. I think some people enjoy standing alone to garner attention. Same with the most recent by wolfemaaan, who talks of trolls when HE is actually one.
11 months ago
When you’re remaking a game you should try at least to make it better. Make the dragon do something, or at least light up. My biggest problem with these remakes is that the flipper don’t extend far enough to hold the ball when it comes down. These flippers should go up at least another 1/4 inch. Also when you’re remaking games you should again try to improve them such as the side armor or the screen or anything cheap plastic parts just make the game an improvement. Sure the game is better because its newer parts but make it look and play better rather than doing an exact copy. The game is fun its a classic but would just rather see an attempt to improve upon that.
1 year ago
It's a great game and I love it, but #1? The fan layout is basic and makes it feel less strategic than any game with 3 or more flippers. For fan layouts, I like TOTAN more even though the software is limited. I like a number of wide body Superpins more including WOZ, STTNG, TZ, IJ, and ...gulp... even PSTE. Bang for the buck just doesn't seem to be there on this one. If it was a Superpin and had the castle on an upper playfield to storm with more flippers and a dangerous moat beneath it to contend with, then maybe it would rise to the top for me, but woe to us peasants, it isn't a Superpin. It would have made a fine one though. Yes, it was a late Williams game, and yes, they didn't make very many, and yes, it is good, yes it is fun, yes it has a great theme, but again #1?
1 year ago
Just purchased a MMR LE had the original but moved it on about 12 months ago missed it so much.
Lucky enough to find a remake shaker ,colour display every mod you would need and best of all it is practically NIB purchase what not to like.
Great player this game is ,super cool call outs this game is a total blast from the past .
1 year ago
The best game of all time. What can i say. I finally own one and im in love with it. Its the game that brought me in to this hobby! 10/10
1 year ago
Medieval definitely belongs the top all time. This is the best themed pin ever made. Game Design. Remake LE version. Characters. From the comical trolls to the hilarious princess to magical Merlin and the flaming dragon. Simply awesome. Theme. Yeah....Medieval Times is 100. Amazing theme with all the humerous call outs from this lineup! You are connected to the them through the machine. Fun factor. From blasting the castle to the Ramping the nerves of The Dragon to save the princess to smashing the trolls target to fantastic Multi-ball play. The machine is insanely fun with all the sights and sounds to match. So many fun shots including the catapult! Playfield. Artwork themed characters are dialed in to match the Medieval theme. The playfield shines with A theme done perfectly. Sound and Vision. Flashing lights from upgraded LED packgage. Color DMD with themed cuts. Shaker motor and low frequency bass to rumble you through the experience. This game is a perfect 10...Nothing tops this Pin. Still best themed game ever.
1 year ago
A great pinball! Easy to learn, hard to master. Especially when hitting the gate which can deflect ball straight down out of play- maybe only my machine. The castle multiball lock is a very satisfying shot. Better then original?...YES.
Is it the best?? everyone will have their own favorite. Indy still tops for me. I think we need a new way of ranking top 5- everyone just ranks their top 5 and points are accumulated. I only started playing this a few years ago, so I have no nostalgia when I say this pin has a much better feel then most of the new pins coming out. It has that balance of sound, light, playability, family fun...a permanence.
1 year ago
It is silly I have to rate the same game three times. What is even more silly is people remaking a vey mediocre game some 20 years later.

Coupled with the insane amount these machines tend to go for, and I think you have a fairly overrated machine. I have a more detailed review in my post for the original MM.

The gist? Not a bad game necesarily, but not a top 10 game either. Nostalgia has been very kind to this game. But the truth? It was never more than a fairly mediocre and simplistic bash the castle fest that gets old and tiring pretty fast — again, see my more in depth commentary for the original game.

I rated this one even less because it is the more expensive limited edition of a remake of a 20 year old mediocre game. Look, it is not a bad game. But it is nowhere near a top 10 pin of all time. There are many, many flaws with this game that readily get overlooked simply because it is “MM.”
1 year ago
Art and play field is beautiful, callouts are humorous and is a game that everyone can play, without having to have a PHD to know the rules.
It has the right amount of toys to ensure its still plays fast and the trolls really add a nice touch. If you get a chance to play one I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Just wish the sound was better and lights were brighter.
1 year ago
Not much you can say, perfect modern remake of a classic.
1 year ago
I highly recommend MMR! I love my MMR and it may be on the way to being my favorite game. It's definitely top 2 in my book at this point, at a minimum. I love the two ramps not seeming like just two normal ramps. The Catapult and Damsel aspects of the ramps make them feel like so much more. The castles and trolls are nicely implemented and don't seem repetitive, despite the fact that the castles really are repetitive, but still fun. Besides that there are also Peasants, Jousting, Catapult, Merlin, a nice mixture of multiballs, funny callouts, etc. I just added the color upgrade and 3D translight, so I feel like this is the perfect pin. I finally understand all of those old positive rankings and why it's a the top of the rankings.
1 year ago
After playing this game for the first time, I can see why its king. Great shots, great humor, trolls, catapults, awesome animation and sounds. Really the whole package. Had to edit my rating as the code (for me) is not very deep.
1 year ago
Great Game must for all collections. There is a reason it is ranked #1
1 year ago
Exactly where it should be. Although I can appreciate any of top 4 being rated 1. Oh and TOTAN! played this game a lot back in 97, when it worked! Techs couldnt keep up with how busy this game was! Got played a lot!
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