Monster Bash (Limited Edition) (Chicago Gaming Co., 2018)

Monster Bash (Limited Edition)

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This game received 41 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 9.034 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Monster Bash". The group itself ranks #1 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.962

Artwork: 9.366

Sounds/Music: 8.852

Other Aspects: 9.036

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Monster Bash (Limited Edition)".
The other versions are: Monster Bash (regular version), Monster Bash (Classic Edition), Monster Bash (Special Edition)

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4 days ago
Very Fun Pin
6 days ago
I'm so glad they remade this game! I would rank this 2nd greatest game, 1st being Medieval Madness and 3rd Attack from Mars.
10 days ago
One of the all time greats! Shots,build quality,sounds,call outs are excellent
MBrLE is the way to go.The topper is one of the best out there!
16 days ago
One of the most fun pins you could ever play . A classic and the remake os real quality . The LE has all the bells and whistles including plasma effect . love it
29 days ago
Sexy Beast. Phenomenal job CGC!
32 days ago
To date, this is CGC's best remake. IMO, this is George Gomez's career highlight and having Lyman Sheets do the code helps too. Rarely would I come across one in the wild and whenever I did, it was always a bit of a disappointment due to the fact that they were beat to hell (especially the scoop). When CGC announced they were making remakes, this was easily one of the three that they had to make. And now that they have, it fulfills a dream of mine to actually own this incredible game. The remake is every bit as good as the original made better with new reliability, technology, animations, and an incredible interactive lightshow.

I've always loved this game's use of the universal monsters license and the concept of you hitting shots to get the band together to rock. If you're an experienced player, this machine might seem a bit easier. The two available wizard modes are more accessible than most games, but I don't think that really detracts from its overall fun factor. The game has great flow, funny callouts, and has some of the best toys in pinball to interact with. For inexperienced/new players, MB is very approachable and its fairly easy for them to figure out how to play. The rules are pretty simple to get into. The real key to getting consistent high scores is to 'never start Frank alone'.

The flippers feel great, phantom flip actually works, and the new animations on the XL DMD are really great. The new interactive GI lighting adds to the experience. There is a reason this machine has been consistently in the Pinside Top-3 machines of all time, and the remake solidifies its place in history. A true work of art.
33 days ago
I was REALLY impressed when playing a remake for the first time this weekend.
It's just like the original, but brand new and it has me considering picking up a classic.

Bigger screen is great
Updated animations are top quality, a huge diff'rence
Plays just like the OG to me

The upper models add a ton of clown puked lighting and it is horrendous. Looks like a newb bought their first pin and spend $200 adding LEDs for god knows what reason. I've been told you can switch that off in the menu though but not sure.
With the bigger screen the animations have been updated with tiny dots and it looks fantastic, but when it switches back to the score the pixels go back to being 5x the size, it's a little weird and doesn't look right.
Gotta move up to a bigger model if you want the bigger screen. That's just business but I'd much rather have a classic with big screen.
34 days ago
I recently acquired a MBR LE and it's an amazing game. I'd played the original at the PHoF enough to know that I would like the game, but I was still surprised, particularly by the beauty, fun, and quality of the remake. It really is an amazing game with so many toys. I bought it thinking it would be a good game for ladies and non-pinball folks to play, but I also can't get enough of it. Yes, I will confess that it's an easier game than the newer Sterns, and I've already played Monster Bash, Mosh Pit, and Monsters of Rock more than once. In fact, I often get to Monster Bash. Still, It's great to have in a medium sized collection, probably more so for guests once the honeymoon period wears off. Though, right now, it's just about all I play other than BM66. It might not last long in a small collection, of say 4 games or less, but for my collection about double that, it fits in just right. The theme, comedy, music, and toy interaction makes the game unique among all that I've owned since joining the hobby.
37 days ago
The remakes are beautiful. I have played the original extensively and also the remakes extensively. The remake MB is another quality offering from CGC. The all LED light show is awesome and the game has a great layout. It's fun for all ages. Depth is ok, which detracts from the lastability a bit, but otherwise there is just so much going on with ramps that are like butter. The shots are satisfying and not difficult to hit. The LE version has a very nice topper. Wish it were animated, but it's still beautiful.
51 days ago
Monster bash is one of the greatest games of all time. The remakes only improve on that experience...
51 days ago
This should be lumped in with the original MB
53 days ago
MBLE is a super fun machine to play and the lighting is amazing. The rule set is simple to understand yet challenging to achieve. The machine has one of the best ball flows I’ve experienced, hitting all the different shots can be done without losing ball speed. Combination ramp and loop shots are very smooth.
57 days ago
love playing this game. rules are easy to follow. not over complicated. love the call outs. love the redesigned animations.
57 days ago
The LE version of Monster Bash remake is just amazing. The game plays smooth and every bash toy appears to be registering properly when hit.

This is a game that I always come back to. Every shot progresses you further to a goal. The sound and call outs are spot on. Everything about this machine is high grade quality. I would recommend this pin to anyone. Especially beginners.
65 days ago
Really nothing negative to say. I just wish the animations came on an lcd with some old Universal movie clips and the topper for the LE was animated. These "improvements" would really freshen the game up a lot. But, it is supposed to be a remake and it excels at that
71 days ago
So now that I've put over a hundred games on this, I feel its a good time to rate it. First CGC has made one of the best looking games out there better with the detailed painted toys, mirrored blades, super cool topper, and blue powder coating. The added RGB light show really adds to the mood of the game, I couldn't imagine not having that feature now. The improved graphics and wide display is top notch. The game shoots smooth and played perfect right out of the box.

Now, I have never owned a MB before, so I was worried about its lastability. I can tell you that I'm no longer worried about it. After 138 plays, I find my playing sessions consist of at least four to five games. So yes the compulsion to hit start again is certainly there. Also, I find the game plenty challenging. Of course I'm not a great player, but I'm not terrible either. I'm finding this game to have short ball times. My average is just under a minute and I'm smacking the heck of out it to keeps drains to a minimum. I have reached Monster Bash two times and have yet to reach Monsters of Rock, though I was very close.

Overall I think this was a good purchase and I have no regrets. It looks awesome next to AFMLE.
3 months ago
As soon as they announced the remake I HAD to order one! Shhhhhhhhh!....the wife doesn't know yet....maybe she wont notice the big delivery truck and I can just slip it into the collection.
4 months ago
Beautiful classic with large screen and color dots.
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