Medieval Madness

Pinside rating

This game received 1281 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.894 /10

8.894

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd 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: 9.093

Artwork: 8.75

Sounds/Music: 8.438

Other Aspects: 8.993



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9.02

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This game is part of a group

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


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10.000/10
7 days ago
This game is #1 for a reason. Played it on vpx for years then in bars and finally had an opportunity to own my own. I was nervous about the longterm reliability on the remakes and am confident in my ability to fix issues on the wpc95 platform so I went with the original. Simple enough for new players to have a blast. Possibly the best toys in pinball. Most games last about a year in my 5 to 6 game lineup so well see if it ends up getting old but for now I can't stop playing it!
7.590/10
9 days ago
For most people it's a grail pin. For me it's okay, solid game and fun but not something I run back to time and again or have any desire to own.
7.179/10
25 days ago
I honestly don’t find this game to be very good at all. I think the ruleset is the worst thing about this game as you really need to do is go for the castle. Although the artwork and callouts are great but when comparing the ruleset to games like Addams Family or twilight zone it just doesn’t compare.
1.000/10
39 days ago
Not worthy of my quarters.... not sure how this makes it in the top 100 even.
9.724/10
42 days ago
My very first pinball machine, great to get into the hobby - needless to say, this got not only me, but also many of my friends hooked on pinball. Clear rules, clear progression, a lot of depth and strategy for a 90s pin. Just overall an amazing machine, wouldn't have ever let this go if not for space limitations...
9.020/10
60 days ago
After owning over 50 machines still the best game I've ever played.Rated one of the top machines for a good reason.lots of fun lots of corky one-liners makes you want to come back and play again and again. Oh well after writing the review I think I'm gonna go downstairs and play a game right now.
7.896/10
62 days ago
Super fun classic. The callouts are pretty good (Tina Fey was in it) but are still limited and can get a little repetitive after a while. The ramp shots are difficult and blowing up all of the castles takes skill. Owned it years ago but ended up trading it.
8.420/10
63 days ago
tout le monde connais .un des meilleur jeu .seul la backglass et la caisse aurrai pu etre plus reussi
9.356/10
69 days ago
Classic, incredible pinball fun. Lots to explore and doesn't get old. Own the new SE version- some great improvements with Color DMD, lighting and sound.
6.224/10
70 days ago
With games and code out today this game time has come and gone. It's good for beginners to get the feel of how to use the flippers. So if you a preteen you'll like it for a month. Or someone with a low IQ you'll think it's great. Over and over again and again. Please stop
9.404/10
79 days ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 8 High

Pro's:
* All the shots are fun! The castle destroyed one in particular and it’s a good show
* Anyone can walk up to the machine, play it and feel they have achieved something with their first Castle destroyed
* Lastability - this is not easy to complete, deeper than Attack From Mars
* The catapult shot is a nice addition with a challenging multiball attached to it
* The 3 part sequence to destroying a castle is also well thought out

Cons:
* Bashing the castle over and over can be enough to get a high score on its own
* It is similar to Attack From Mars, even my comments are similar
* Getting a ball stuck behind the right troll is highly frustrating

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Tilt Graphics Apron magnet
* Cliffy set, in particular near the castle
* Custom painting the castle and dragon really enhances the game

What To Look For When Buying
* Condition of the castle mechanism, errors can occur returning to its place after explosion
* Wear around trolls
* Wear where the ball drops at the damsel
9.408/10
3 months ago
Medieval madness is one of my favorite titles. They did so much right with this game.

The castle is arguably one of the coolest gimmicks in any pinball machine and the trolls just feel like an awesome bonus.

The playfield is loaded with cool and rewarding shots. That right ramp shot can be quite difficult if it is not hit perfectly.

The rules of the game are somewhat easy to learn, however deep enough that both new and old players can have fun with.
1.760/10
3 months ago
Ugly copy of AFM!!!
9.940/10
3 months ago
Matt (39 years old) - Fun callouts and smooth shots. Color DMD and shaker are so worth it. Loved Attack from Mars, and the trolls and damsel shots are an upgrade. Clever theme, naming and playfield art. Eddy definitely had a formula. But it works for me.

Gram (6 years old) - it is the favorite game we have. you have to hit the castle three times to open the gate. There is Merlin magic.
9.060/10
3 months ago
Medieval Madness is a blast to play. The ruleset is easy to learn and understand, and the gameplay is fun whether you're a beginner or expert. Playfield layout is simple, but well designed. Great toys (castle, gate, trolls, etc), and the entire machine just comes alive during play. It's fun, engaging, perhaps a little simple, but deserving of the many top spots it rates on.
9.137/10
3 months ago
Played MM on a couple of diffrent locations. I would say that it is one of the most fun pins, combining shots that takes some skill with more easy ones. This is a game both for beginners and veterans.

The theme is excellent, the callouts are fun and the toys, such as the exploding castle and the trolls, are among the best in all of pinball.

Sure, shooting at the castle can be quite repetitive. But when you combine that with firing catapuls, rescuing damsels, bashing trolls and a couple of other things it all adds up to a great and varied pinball machine.
9.456/10
3 months ago
A classic fan layout that has great theme integration. It can get repetitive with hitting the middle shot over and over to progress through the game.
7.507/10
4 months ago
The castle!
9.840/10
4 months ago
What can I say about this game that hasn’t already been said. It #1 for a reason.... it’s AWESOME
5.148/10
4 months ago
I like the game (who doesn’t) but don’t love it like most. Castle bashing fun once but quite a grind to do over and over again and I am not a Monty python fan so maybe I just don’t get the humor as well as everyone else.
7.704/10
4 months ago
While its not a bad game, this is the most overrated pinball machine of all time, it never pulled me in and to be frank, its really just ok. Its not the gem people say it is.
6.747/10
5 months ago
I have played this many times. I’ve noticed that I am trying to like it but it just falls flat for me.
7.915/10
6 months ago
I spent an afternoon at Free Gold Watch in SF playing a few highly rated classic games. Medieval Madness reminds me of Bride of Pinbot in the sense that it has one highly entertaining gimmick, but just one. Making the castle spires shake is satisfying but I grew bored quickly. I will not seek this game out in the future.
8.618/10
6 months ago
A very simple game and rules that is held together by a wonderful theme and one of the coolest toys in all of pinball. Very fun to play but may lose some points due to how mindless the scoring is.
9.700/10
7 months ago
One of the best tables. Love the fact that it isnt extremely difficult. The music theme and sounds all come together very well. I really enjoy dungeons and dragons, and this has some visuals. Its magical and nothong else like it... A1
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