Monster Bash

Pinside rating

This game received 1024 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.734 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Monster Bash". The group itself ranks #11 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.805

Artwork: 8.845

Sounds/Music: 8.412

Other Aspects: 8.675

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12 days ago
I absolutely love Monster Bash.

It's a classic WPC-95 game with an easily understandable ruleset, which might almost be a bit too easy for me.

The layout has perfectly balanced out elements and the flow reminds me a lot of that on Lord of the Rings, which I really enjoy.

The lighting of the game is pretty dark but when you play the game in an illuminated room it won't bother you.

The only issue I have with this game is its replayability. Last year I played it on location and got to Monsters of Rock within my first two games. After I had reached that wizard mode I didn't really feel like playing on. But I think for a beginner or a more casual player this will not be that much of an issue.

The callouts are iconic and always fun. I love hearing that "It's Alive" over and over again.

In terms of artwork this game looks fantastic and especially the drawing of the monsters on the playfield looks phenomenal.

In conclusion this is a very beautiful and fun pinball machine and it is a perfect machine for a start into pinball or if you're a more casual player.
18 days ago
Very entertaining, but can get boring over time
25 days ago
All time classic.
28 days ago
Legendary pinball game. This and MM are the top games from the 90s Bally/Williams era. Always play it when I can find it on location
63 days ago
What a great looking and sounding game. They nail the theme and the game is fun... for awhile. My biggest gripe about MB is that simply this is an on-location pin. I basically get bored of playing this within 10 games and could never imagine owning this. This might be a cool conversation starter or show piece at home but I would simply almost never play it. Great game, but basic and lacks on lastability.
72 days ago
Super fun easy going game! Played on a location, 30 games maybe and Im just enjoying its humor and the nice flow.
76 days ago
Terribly amusing, full of humor, really catchy music and an excellent flow. Maybe a little easy but we will come back to it without problem. Another fine example of a successful machine from the golden age of pinball
3 months ago
Best overall art and sound package this side of AFM. Beautiful cabinet, fun call outs and nice toys. But ultimately too easy with no real depth and fan layouts put me to sleep nowadays.
4 months ago
Plenty of shot options. Theme is fun esp vitally when you trigger the monster to come alive and he sands up and shakes. Enjoyed the play.
5 months ago
Certainly an amazing machine and a lot of fun to play. Not too challenging, which is not necessarily a bad thing. But tends to be repetitive if you play it a lot.
5 months ago
Pretty good pin with good modes and music!
6 months ago
One of the last greats before the fall of pinball in the 90's. One I'm very proud to own and won't sell ever. This game is fun, easy shots and a crowd pleased. Out of the 11 machines I have this is by far the most popular with people when they come round.
10 months ago
Something about this game really appeals to me. It doesn't really have the greatest toys, but the various monsters have a lot of personality (OK, except Creature) and it's just silly fun while also have lofty goals to work towards if you're a strong player.
11 months ago
Bel flipper
1 year ago
The table is one of the most balanced I've played so far. The flow of the game is fantastic. The rules are extensive and starts out confusing. Therefore, the table is not uninteresting even after a long game. Rightly one of the great classics.
1 year ago
Incredible game play.
Features are great.
Playfield and art really nice.
Multiball is nothing like I have ever seen.
1 year ago
Monster Bash is an absolute classic. One of the all time greats in my book. Great art, theme, features, shots, it's got it all. It can be a little easy at times, especially when it's in good shape and the flippers are strong. A great example of the incredible era of pinballs produced by Williams in the 90s. Love how each of the character has their own shot and feature in the game. Alot of games have great playability or great theme/art. This game has both.
1 year ago
Simple concept and great implementation. Collect the monsters and have fun bashing them as they come to life. fun theme, music, funny sound bites. Fun shots. Love love love this game.
1 year ago
A very classic game you never get tired of. Very beautiful, very fun.
1 year ago
Super fun game. Great theme and artwork. Lighting is a little dim by the flippers but there are upgrades for this. This is my wife's favorite.
1 year ago
The only thing I don't like about this game is Phantom Flip. It's a novelty that ends up detracting from the play experience in the long run.
It's fun how the scoop gives you something for free. You don't have to light mystery or anything. The electric coils on the playfield art by the flippers is a nice touch.
Frankenstein playing the keyboard with rigor mortis arms.
The Bride's oedipal love for her creator.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon holding both a saxophone and a damsel in distress on the backglass.
The audience with their pitchforks and torches instead of zippo lighters.
1 year ago
it was good 30 years ago but so boring after 5 minutes
no chance again newer pin what an overated pin!!!
1 year ago
One of the “Big 4” classics from 90s Williams (along with MM, TZ, and ToM). Great game! What’s more to say? One of the must-play games in pinball.
1 year ago
Absolutely one of the best games ever! Love the Edgar Winter organ sound! The game just makes you smile. Never frustrating!
1 year ago
This is by far one of my favorite games to date. Everything about it is great. I love the theme, the lighting, the callouts. There isn't really isn't anything negative to say about it. It's also very welcoming to new players. I got a few friends into pinball with this machine.
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