Monopoly

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This game received 211 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.273 /10

7.273

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #220 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.233

Artwork: 7.429

Sounds/Music: 6.816

Other Aspects: 7.347


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7.13

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8.384/10
14 days ago
Monopoly is a fun game to play with the whole family. Playfield has a lot going on in it but it all works so well. This pin has me coming back for one more game. I like how I have guest over that aren’t really into pinball liking Monopoly.
8.384/10
3 months ago
Look I love this game for many reasons other than the obvious - 4Flippers, 4Ramps, 4Multiball, 4Players!!!! It's the game my kids want to play with me more than most of the pins we have and if you check my game profile I have many, about 9 games ranked above Monopoly on pinside.
The Music is groovy when playing and when it's game over the double drum kickers kick in like on Van Halen's Hot For Teacher!! Sick Stuff.
You also get to play 2 games at once the board game and the Pinball game.
You get 6 Pop Bumpers!
Race the Dog and try get him electrocuted putting the ball in the electric station to help win the race (included on the DMD).
The Shot on Rail Road Rap is different, close but still cool.
Shorting through the Pop Bumpers to orbit is awesome.
Rolling the dice up the middle and then for an extra ball after racking up 35% in the power station.
Constant spinning Water works flipper which is also part of a Skill Shot with 4 different areas to plunge and land the ball.
The Bank Shot up the middle is like The Simpsons Garage shot!
The Monopoly Board Game in the middle with counting lights and the call outs telling you your progress and what to do next.
OK and if you can get to wizard mode !!!! enjoy the Game of Pinball Monopoly dude's and dudet's.

.......... Megadeth Hanger 18.
7.532/10
4 months ago
Good game good theme. Only played this a few times years ago but it was fun.
8.004/10
6 months ago
Crowded playfield with lots going on - some fun, and others somewhat annoying. Not a bad game, but not up to the level of others from this era.
5.441/10
7 months ago
emmmm.... there was so much in there.... Not sure what was going on. Only played it a couple of times because it was on site and didn't really want to get into it.

The shots flowed well. Easy enough to make the ramps. the spinning flippers is unique and annoying and awesome all at the same time. Lots of different shots so there is always something to shoot at.

I'm sure with some more time on it, and patience, it would work on you and get better as play went on. I hope... It looks like it would anyway...
5.025/10
8 months ago
I'm not even sure I'd consider this an average pinball machine at best and I think I'm being kind! It sure looks interesting at first glance but once you play a game you realize this game is a dud! I know it's from the legendary Pat Lawlor but man o man this game is just a slow playing, boring pinball machine based a theme that all of us have played as a board game. I wouldn't even recommend this pinball machine in a large collection. The game really has no staying power and the game play leaves alot to be desired. They took the greatest Board Game ever made and created a Bored Game! I can honestly say without hesitation this is Pat Lawlor's worst pinball design EVER! HORRIBLE!
7.855/10
9 months ago
Never really wanted to buy one, but was offered one at a great price. The more I play it and understand the ruleset the more I think its not as bad as i thought it was. Still not enough to want to keep it in the collection, but good enough to play for a while until im ready to trade it.
Layout is interesting. and the shots are tight and pretty tough.
Will say that the water works flipper is one of the worst mechs ever put in a game. really serves no purpose and is also very hard to adjust to work properly after many years of play.
6.957/10
11 months ago
Plays like Whirlwind in many way.
7.575/10
1 year ago
Monopoly has grown on me over time. I used to dislike it but now I get its appeal. A great pin for casual players.
7.446/10
2 years ago
Fun game for sure. I like the unique rules and layout. Some neat innovation with this pin.
5.832/10
2 years ago
I have this in my collection and family loves it. Stern did a good job turning board game into pinball. Pat has a certain feel to his designs and this one has the same feel to it. I like the game play and will keep this around to break up some of my other titles
8.252/10
2 years ago
My only issue with this machine is the "cheap" feel and look of:
The playfield artwork has many blank spots in the back, the wiring and plastic ramps.
Even the pixels on the back box side artwork.
5.263/10
3 years ago
I wanted to like this a lot. I'm a huge fan of the board game, but this machine just didn't have much that stands out for me. There's not much to keep me coming back. Not a terrible game, and I'll toss in a few quarters once in a while, but there's just no "wow" factor on this one.
8.156/10
3 years ago
This underrated game depends a lot on your feelings about Pat Lawlor designs. Lots of ramps and odd angle shots. Pretty good theme integration, actually. I enjoy playing this one on location, but would it get boring owning it? I love the board game, and I love most Pat Lawlor designs. So this game just speaks to me. The 4 ramps are fun, even the short little railroad ramp in front. Decent little game. Perpetually spinning short flipper is silly tho. In a larger collection, this is a nice addition.
8.680/10
3 years ago
Monopoly is a well loved game in my home. It's a family favorite and I enjoy it as well. The layout is a great lawlor layout not burdened by being stuck in a wide body. For your money, you'd be hard pressed to find a game with more toys and gadgets stuffed into such an inexpensive package. It certainly suffers from being a 2001 Stern. A bdget title for sure. Visible wires along the ramps might make the ramps easier to pull for cleaning once every few month, but I'm stuck staring at wiring looms every game.

Still the layout makes the game fun to shoot, and even if the rules are a little too easy and repetitive for me, it's part of why it is so enjoyed by my wife, kid, and just about every guest who plays it.
7.436/10
3 years ago
Monopoly is a pretty fun game with a great theme. Who doesn't like Monopoly?? The shots are pretty satisfying and the rules arent the worst. There are not too many modes but there are a few multiballs and the gameplay is fun. Overall a pretty decent game.
7.568/10
3 years ago
This is a simple (no deep rules), fast, and fun game. A Lawlor layout with some of his usual shots (3rd flipper jackpot shot). The game really does well to embrace the theme of monopoly. The call outs are quite good. It's a fun game to play and has lasted a long time at my parent's house. I enjoy playing it when I go to visit (we live in the same town). Not sure about how long it would last in a small collection, but would add good variety to a medium to large collection.
7.604/10
4 years ago
Enjoyable game. Those who say it's cluttered obviously don't like ahot making. I like the fact there are plenty of shots, some easy, some difficult to make. This is why I like the challenge of the game. You can't just bang the ball on Monopoly and expect good scores. You need to know what to shot at, when and be able to execute the shot.

Theme is good and the gameplay goes well with the overall monopoly theme. Cash grab and RR multiple are fun. Chance has good variety but does create some imbalanced scoring. Extra balls are straight forward. Making the outer loop increases your bonus and really makes for some decent scoring as you can earn an extra ball each ball played.

I've owned this twice, one time a well routed machine that was fun but needed work all the time. The most recent one I picked up is a HUO and really shines from condition to game play.
7.364/10
4 years ago
Not too bad a game. Not for those who have one game but would do well in a 3+ collection. Shorter ball times with lots to shoot at. Not too much pause but not speed like IM or Tron.
9.700/10
4 years ago
This was the the first ever pinball purchase of my now growing collection.

It is themed extraordinarily!

The Game Board is awesome for longevity of play, it really makes you strive to own all the properties as each one lights up. The Railroad is really fun and requires a short narrow shot has an awesome rail. Extra ball and Multi-ball is really fun to get and is generated by trapping 2 to 3 and lock is lit. If I had to be objective, the only aspect that is not fun is the Bumpers, I feel they are a bit too sensitive and cause most of your lost balls. Breaking the Jail is fun, Multi-ball is especially fun and overall this game should be climbing the ranks. It should be going up in ratings and value in my opinion.

Having owned it since December 2016..I wouldn't let it go for less than $6,200.00 it's a great game that needs more credit.
6.180/10
4 years ago
Just OK. Not very memorable, inspiring, or groundbreaking. As a contrast I actually enjoy the small ramp on the lower playfield.
6.056/10
4 years ago
The good aspects of this game unfortunately don't come close to overcoming the not-so-good aspects. As much as I want to like the playfield (as I strongly favor multi-direction, multi-flipper layouts over simple fan layouts), and as much as I love ramps and interesting shots, I think Pat and team went overboard here for a narrow body. I imagine that this layout could be mind-blowing in a wide-body but is too cluttered here. I also agree with the comments that ding the game for theme. There was some potential for this theme, but I think it ends up being just a contrivance here -- almost as if the theme was fitted to the layout and shots afterward, rather than the layout and shots having been designed to suit the theme. (I know that this comment could apply to a LOT of games; I get that. I'm just saying that on this game the issue seems to me to be pronounced enough to affect my rating.) Overall, I've had a little fun playing this game sometimes on location, but I think that's where the game's value begins and ends.
8.208/10
4 years ago
Love the theme, totally love the theme. I really enjoy the ramps, and the need to open the Bank just to start hitting the centre ramp. I love the idea of the short RR ramp, but I feel it's a bit in the way, if there was something else missing on the left side and RR ramp was set back a bit I might like it a bit more. The Mr Monopoly guy call outs are great, overall, it's a hit in our home. My family gravitates to this title the most and probably will for a long time.
7.120/10
4 years ago
I really didn't like it at all. It was hard to get things going. I felt you had to hit things in serial. Felt like Tron without the more interesting theme and components.
5.518/10
4 years ago
I have to admit I just don't like the way Stern machines looks, feels and play. But this one has a promising "Lawlor/Youssi" label, interesting ideas in its ruleset, and a clever way to use the Monopoly theme.

So I played it in a bar, enough to become Grand Champion, but the cheapness and poor build quality killed the fun. As other pinball like Ripley's, it would be a great machine if it had been designed and made in the 90's, by Bally or Williams.
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