Medieval Madness (Remake - Standard) (Chicago Gaming Co., 2015)

Medieval Madness (Remake - Standard)

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This game received 100 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.938 /10

8.938

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: 9.151

Artwork: 8.822

Sounds/Music: 8.649

Other Aspects: 8.941



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


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9.600/10
25 days ago
it took a while for me to like this game, but once i learned the rules, it became as perfect as its rating has been foretold
7.933/10
44 days ago
Rules are the weakness of this game. The game needs more diverse strategies to attack it. Only lasted six months in our collection.
9.260/10
50 days ago
This rated as the top machine of all time for a reason. I didn’t play this growing up so there is no nostalgia factor in my rating. This is just a great designed, classic game with great toys (castle, trolls, etc) and theme.

A color DMD on the remake is a must. It just adds a ton to the game. The call outs and humor in the game are great as well. Some of the valley girl damsel stuff is very 90’s and dated but still fun nonetheless.

I have heard some say the remake doesn’t play as well as the original but I’ve played the original a few different places and there isn’t much difference. The remake has newer parts and is probably more reliable, though. Where I think Chicago Gaming could have (and should have) done a better job is on the speakers. The voices at times are a bit muffled and higher quality speakers would have been nice, particularly at this price point.
9.800/10
51 days ago
I just bought this game and I can see why it stays in the top 2 for such a long time. The game makes you want more and more the longer you play it.
9.500/10
67 days ago
Love the variability of this game. It only took a couple of plays to understand some of the main goals -- hit/destroy the castle being the most fun (for me). Trolls popping out of the playfield, Merlin's kickout hole, I think I even shot a cow out of the catapult at one point -- love it. Didn't think twice about 50 cents a play -- kept putting my quarters in.
9.100/10
67 days ago
Fun game I’ve played it here and there and recently decided to add one to my collection it’s a very challenging game and sure it will be fun for a long time to come
9.124/10
82 days ago
The remake plays like the original, including places the ball catches. As with AFM, this one has replayability beyond, with so many shots, and combinations of modes. The variety of soundbytes find me hearing something new about every third play. My only gripe on this machine is the straight drain possibility when hitting the castle. This doesn't happen all the time, but enough that it can be frustrating. All in all, one of my favorites in my game room!
9.420/10
87 days ago
I finally had a chance to play this pin at a convention and I can see why it is so popular. I'm looking forward to playing it again if I can find one near me. One weakness I noticed is it's hard to see the dragon, he needs a spotlight on him.
9.328/10
3 months ago
This game is so much fun. The first few times I played, I didn't know about the trolls in the playfield and it was quite a surprise when they popped up. Trying to destroy the castle makes for a lot of fun too and once you do, it's pretty cool watching it move around. I could play this pin non stop for days. It's that much fun!
9.580/10
4 months ago
Game is deeper than you first realize. Great theme, callouts, artwork, etc everything others have said. A keeper for sure
9.840/10
4 months ago
I have waited a long time to own one, was definitely worth the wait.Just Awesomeness
9.900/10
5 months ago
If you can only have 1 pin, this or IJ (Williams) will do the job.
8.716/10
5 months ago
Fun shots, great layout, some of the best callouts in pinball. The castle is one of my favorite toys of all time. This game lacks in code depth for me.
9.160/10
6 months ago
Was gonna get mm orig . Got a good deal on this standard and way happy with this remake . Never played orig mm and don’t need to. Great game
9.276/10
6 months ago
MMR is just a well-built game that keeps you coming back for me. Gets better as you play more.
7.329/10
7 months 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.
10.000/10
8 months ago
One of the very best game ever. I cannot stop playing it...
9.520/10
9 months ago
The ultimate classic.
10.000/10
10 months ago
PRIMO GAME!!!
8.739/10
10 months ago
Well, the game is #1 for a reason. Everyone loves this game: novices and pros alike. It's the game that has gotten my oldest daughter into pinball, and for that I'll be forever grateful! It really is a great game. That said, I'm not sure it's worth the price of admission compared to other games that are every bit as fun. On the downside, I find the music incredibly repetitive and the score sort of "meh."

This specific version of the game (the remake) is absolutely stunning. It's perfect. The game plays flawlessly and I just don't care what everyone else says: it's better than the original. Why? Look I've played a perfect original and I've played the remake: the remake is newer, arguably more reliable, and I never have to worry about a light bulb going out! If you're wondering if you should get an original or the remake, don't even think about it: get a remake.
8.565/10
10 months ago
Thematically, this is just like the original. In terms of play, this has not been the case, in my experience. The flippers act just a little differently, for one thing. The MMR I most have experience with often does not have enough power to make it up the left or right ramps, making completing the Peasant Revolt or Damsel modes a pain. I have also noticed the Joust orbit, especially the left orbit, tends to angle such that the ball goes straight down the middle. I am not certain whether this is due to the playfield in that area or due to a slight difference in flipper reach or flipper angle, but little things like this make a dramatic difference in the ability to play and enjoy the game.
8.652/10
11 months ago
Game is definitely a long term pleaser - wish they had updated this a bit more given the treatment they gave to AFMR. Themeing is solid, although I'd give the artwork a 'B'.
8.880/10
11 months ago
What a difference between playing a remake and a 20+ year old machine (even in good shape). The use of LEDs stock really help to brighten up the game. If I were to get one, it would be a remake the whole way. Just like a car, the miles of driven (or play put on the game) really make a difference.
9.460/10
11 months ago
This machine is fantastic. The theme is just quirky enough to be funny and engaging without being cheesy. I remember the first time it dropped an "f" bomb -- it made me laugh out loud. Sure you'll end up making the same shot over and over again, but you'll always feel inclined to take advantage of other strategies as well. Expensive for a reason. Based on one of the games that defines pinball as a whole.
9.800/10
11 months ago
This is the top rated game for a reason - it does everything well. This machine has many strengths and no real weaknesses. The theme is original and innovative. The humor is great and adds to the longevity of the game. Lyman's coding is superb. The shots are well thought out and work beautifully. The art is wonderful. The castle toy is an icon of pinball. While I might slightly prefer its twin game, AFM, there is no denying this is a masterpiece.
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