Medieval Madness (Remake - Royal Edition)

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This game received 120 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.912 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st 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: 9.068

Artwork: 8.824

Sounds/Music: 8.648

Other Aspects: 8.983

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

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8 days ago
Hmmm. I waited a full year since I bought this one to review it. I really like how the extra bling of the Royal is worked into it - color changes with each ramp shot, speaker lights change with it, interactive backbox lights (subtle), topper, extra large color display (awesome improvement). We played one at Expo and thought that the game was somehow better and it grabbed our attention. One NIB became available and we grabbed it - last off of the line (at least in the 2020 run). It was great and we played it a lot when we first got it to try to learn it and learn some strategies. That was a fun time working through that. Not many choices for strategies. Its fun to play, trolls add a different element, but for points, it's just basically hit the castle all day for max points. The scoring is a little unbalanced in that respect. The honeymoon was over after a few months, but was still fun to play. Is it the best pin out there? No. Is it a really cool updated game with max bling and flash? Yes. It compliments other games in our collection and will be very popular with guests. It will be anchored to our collection for a long while, but it's not a "forever keeper" for us.
33 days ago
Game is OK didnt drag me in tho
38 days ago
Wow, this is not a clunker. Smooth shots all the time! Flow is great and satisfying. After playing DP or STh you can appreciate the master flow this pin has. Simple and rewarding. A+
54 days ago
MM is a fun game but the code is just not deep enough to keep you coming back. I do love blowing up the castle and hitting the trolls, but I always feel like I’m shooting the same objective. Older games in general suffer from dated code when compared to modern games.
54 days ago
Fun game to play on location. Not deep. Seems like it’s the same couple shots over and over again. I don’t think I’d ever own it. Not really sure why it’s ranked number 1 other than people feel the need to score it a 10 for god knows what what reason. It’s a cool game but in my opinion is not top 5 by any means.
57 days ago
Best overall pinball machine ever made
84 days ago
It's no accident this game is usually a top rated game. It's just the epitome of what a game should be. Perfect theme integration. Easy rules to follow, yet very challenging. Progresses so well

I was very lucky to acquire one during the pandemic and it's quickly become my most played game and booked the floor.

If you are too own only one game, this is a good candidate. The remake is solidly constructed as well, with Chicago fixing some of the problems that plagued the original like plastic posts changed to metal.

If I have one complaint its the same music playing constantly. Although it's perfect with the theme. Truly a classic and maybe the goat (although for me its probably potc).

Kills Monster bash though, what a joke that game shouldn't be in the top 20
4 months ago
It is the standard in which to beat. Medieval Madness has been and always will be my favorite machine.

The callouts, gameplay, toys and design haven't been beat in over 20+ years. It's that freaking good.
4 months ago
One of the greatest games of all time made even better. Also has the all-time best topper.
4 months ago
Amazing! The large color dmd makes a huge difference and the topper was perfectly designed for this game. Gameplay is easy to understand yet challenging and the sound bytes are funny. It has it all, a dragon, ogres, a chicken being catapulted..

I could sell it for nearly double what I paid for it and yet I like it so much, I can’t bring myself to sell.
4 months ago
My family and friends have previously owned and/or currently own many of the top 100 machines on pinside. These machines get lots and lots and lots of playtime! Medieval Madness, is a huge favorite and second only to MB in games played. CG RM edition is in the family and absolutely the creme de la creme of all machines released to date. Deserves no less than the number 1 spot all time on this ranking site. The machine speaks for itself, Nuff Said.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Medieval Madness is my favorite game. There's a reason it's always in the top 3 of games on Pinside.
4 months ago
The XL DMD, the topper, the trim, and the addressable lighting takes this machine to the next level. Certainly and improvement in what was already the best game possibly ever
5 months ago
Best non-IP themed game.
6 months ago
This is a game where entry level folks can play and have a great time, and more skilled players have defeating the King of Payne to shoot for. The theme is universal and the more you play, the more fun it is. Bashing the castle and the trolls never gets old for me. Can be a little unbalanced (hit the castle over and over), but along with AFM and the Shadow, this Brian Eddy pin still holds up as one of the GOAT.
6 months ago
Traded my HUO MM for this 6 months ago and I'm not disappointed. After 20 years of playing the original, i love the LED's and light show. If you got the chance to grab one do it!
6 months ago
This was the Pin that made me truly fall in love with pinball. I grew up in bowling alleys playing pinball, but it wasn't until I played this pin about ten years ago that really made me just excited to play. I have wanted this pin ever since and finally acquired it.

It is great for any level. My daughter and wife both love to play it and its simple enough to understand the objective. Sure the ruleset isn't the deepest and people say hit the castle and repeat. I enjoy getting off work and beating the hell out of the castle and destroying all the kings men. My new thing is trying to the master of the other objectives. The call outs are fun and never get old. The Damsel call outs are funny and sometimes catch my off guard.

This pin probably will never leave my collection. It's crazy to think that in 1997 this pin came out with as much as it did. It's loaded. Chicago gaming took the bar and raised it with the remake.
6 months ago
There is a reason why the game places Number 1 most of the weeks of the year and the CGC version Royal is perhaps the ultimate pinball masterpiece.
6 months ago
Got to play number 001 and wow what a great game........he also has the LE in his collection and there is no comparison playing the two side by side. Royal for the win, coolest game and light show I’ve ever seen.
7 months ago
In a home collection this game becomes a little too repetitive great for location or friends to play but die hard pinheads will get bored if collection was small it’s a swap to machine only so many times you run the ramps break the castle.....
7 months ago
This machine gives the feeling of being an instant classic to which others should be judged. Its simple and easy to follow for new pinball players, however it is also a bit on the basic side when it comes to call outs, knowing what to shoot, etc. The castle is definitely the most fun part of the game in shooting it and destroying it, etc. Its a great option to have in your stable for variety and maybe to develop & hone your skills.
7 months ago
Perfection in every way! Glad I got one :)
7 months ago
I liked it. I think I only played it once or twice. I don't know if all the machines are like this one, but it was really dark and I felt it needed more lighting on the play field. Maybe this machine had a problem? It was fun. I hit the castle a bunch and eventually the trolls popped up. For some reason I couldn't hit the trolls and they eventually went back down. The machine had Monty Python type people talking to me, at least that's what it reminded me of.
8 months ago
I just added the royal to my row.It looks and plays as advertised.I am happy to have it and will edit my rating as I play a bit longer.not sure its more fun than my IRON MAIDEN yet but I will update as i get some more plays in.I am happy I picked this game up already
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