Medieval Madness (Remake - Standard)

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This game received 234 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.909 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st 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: 9.137

Artwork: 8.787

Sounds/Music: 8.55

Other Aspects: 8.976

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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), Medieval Madness (Remake - Classic Edition), Medieval Madness (Remake - Special Edition), Medieval Madness (Remake - Royal Edition)

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10 days ago
Great game. The theme is fine. But the extras are wonderful. The bridge, the castle, the trolls and more. I really enjoy this, but it definitely has a feel of an older game.
43 days ago
This is the game that start it all for me.
8 months ago
This is simply the best pinball machine ever made for both the average / casual player as well as the experienced player IMHO. I've always wanted this pin and I finally found one I could justify. The XL color DMD, upgraded speakers and sub plus the RGB lighting simply brings this machine up to the standards of new pins being released today. Destroying the castle just never gets old. The animations and voices/commentary is sometimes just hilarious. The troll's popping and troll multiball with them alternating is another great feature. The game offers a lot but is also simple for casual players to understand and enjoy. Medieval Madness (as with Attack from Mars) are perfect examples of how pinball can be successful without all the expensive licensing.

Sure the rule-set is considered a bit shallow compared to modern pins today... but some like AIQ are just to deep. This is still a great title, and deserves it's ranking as one of the best pins ever made. If you have played this game.... do it.

Note: My ratings on the game lighting and sound is based on the Royal Upgrades.
8 months ago
MM is a great game - fast and flowing, but not brutal. The castle is one of the best toys in pinball and the theme is a classic. On default settings, it's difficult to reach the wizard mode - so it keeps you coming back for more.

2021 Update - the ruleset would now be considered shallow compared to modern pins. Still a great title, but probably not the *best* game. Most people rated this game LONG ago and haven’t updated their rankings.
11 months ago
The classic machine that all others seem to be judged against.
11 months ago
One of the most classic of classics you can get in pinball.
1 year ago
Played the original and a re-make. The latter plays quite differently to the original. To my mind, it does not play as well.
1 year ago
This was a grail game for me. Once I finally owned it, I became tired of it quickly and sold it after a month.
1 year ago
Very fun game. Callouts are excellent. Trolls, castle, catapults, princess all great. Music and sounds are good. A couple of sort of fun hidden surprises. Only knock might be its not extremely deep from a rules perspective but maybe its just deep enough.
1 year ago
This was a game that getting into the hobby a few years ago (pre remakes) I never thought i would own because of the pricing. I had a chance to play it a game on location and my initial thought on this game was it is extremely cool to shoot at the castle and to blow it up but man that would get boring with the rinse and repeat on it. Well enter owning it now and really getting a chance to see how cool the code is in this game. Yes there is a top level simple way to approach this game and also a deeper more thought/skill based way to shoot it. Add that with the awesome theme and great toys and I totally understand why this game has been #1 for so long. I am really glad I decided to take a chance on this and see what all they Hype was about on it. This is a game that will not be going anywhere anytime soon, and kudos to CGC for allowing us to upgrade our games to the Royal package, while the color changing GI is not my favorite thing (I think it is a little darker and hard to see than the standard white) the new XL display and sound package is where its at! Also one of the cooler toppers designed in the last 5+ years.
1 year ago
I can see why this game is rated so highly. The castle mech with bridge was fun and the pop up trolls really packed a lot in for a small space. Ramp and loop shots feel like butter. Wish I got more time to play it.

I'm not sure I think this is the BEST pinball machine ever made but it certainly is good
1 year ago
Top-rated for a reason. Even when it seems simple and like you should be killing it, the tension of hurry-ups or trying to stack more Madness kicks in to add pressure. Hilarious, masterfully coded and flow for days when you spam the ramps. Wows new players and doesn't get old for experienced ones.
1 year ago
THE one and only. This highly original game arrived a couple years after AFM and somehow improved on it with more to do and even better humor. Probably the funniest pin ever, and the music, art and theme are well integrated. The 2 ramps are a blast to shoot. The catapult is genius, and makes even better use of the ramp. The castle might be the best toy ever made, with a drawbridge AND a gate to defeat, plus you can blast thru the wall with a solid shot. All that would be plenty, plus you get two pop-up trolls who make life difficult. I always liked this game and respected it, but now I see this game for the masterpiece it is. I let it go once. Never again.
1 year ago
I never played the original, but I played the take and after one hour on it, I now join the thousands who want to own one.
One day
1 year ago
One of the best games of all time!
1 year ago
One of the greatest games of all time made even better. Also has the all-time best topper.
1 year ago
This is probably as close to a perfect game as it gets.
1 year ago
Medieval Madness is my favorite game. There's a reason it's always in the top 3 of games on Pinside.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
One of the all-time classics, this pin has it all. The callouts are top notch, the castle is a fantastic gimmick, the trolls are great, throw a color dmd on it and this is a beaut! I know the game can be a bit repetitive and isn't the deepest, but it sure is fun to play.
1 year ago
Awesome game. Corny but fun with lots of options to progress
1 year ago
A great game that's just plain fun to play. Nice design, rules that I could grasp fairly fast, and callouts to add to the experience. Destroying the castle several times is always fun, and I enjoyed the varied shots needed (not that I made many) to succeed. An excellent machine that even as a low-medium skilled player was enjoyable and has me looking forward to my next chance to play
1 year ago
The gold standard!
1 year ago
This game is near the top in every list for a reason, it's always a favorite of guest or family alike.
The shots are satisfying, the castle toy and mechs are brilliant, and the theme is perfectly integrated. If you just want to get on a machine and have fun, this is it. If you want to try and do something other than bash the castle, you have many other options and objectives to try and stack, and it's a pleasure to do it.
1 year ago
The rules are straight forward, but still deep enough to keep me coming back to this one. The callouts are varied and funny. Music is good, but gets a bit annoying after a long game. Most shots feels rewarding, especially when destroying castles or shooting that narrow multiball shot next to it for super jackpots. I would imagine this game would pretty quickly get repetitive if I would own it, but for a few games every now and then on location it's perfect.
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