Monster Bash

Pinside rating

This game received 1032 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.757 /10

8.757

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Monster Bash". The group itself ranks #5 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.846

Artwork: 8.848

Sounds/Music: 8.442

Other Aspects: 8.707


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9.023

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This game is part of a group

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


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10.000/10
19 days 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.
9.500/10
37 days ago
A very classic game you never get tired of. Very beautiful, very fun.
9.726/10
54 days 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.
9.059/10
55 days 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.
8.636/10
3 months 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.
9.572/10
4 months ago
Absolutely one of the best games ever! Love the Edgar Winter organ sound! The game just makes you smile. Never frustrating!
9.660/10
5 months 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.
9.360/10
5 months ago
"Man, that sarcophagus sucked!"

Monster Bash has to be one of the most approachable pinballs in history. The ruleset is easy for beginners to pick up on and the theme gives it great appeal to both adults and kids alike. Plus it's just plain fun!

Pros:
+ straightforward objectives
+ TERRIFIC callouts with lots of humor & plenty of variability. "somebody fetch me a raaa-zor!"
+ awesome animations. A color DMD makes a world of difference in this one!
+ great lightshow prior to Monster Bash/Monsters of Rock multiball
+ collecting smart missiles from skill shots or scoop awards helps a lot during modes. I LOVE that each one has a tie-in with a specific monster (spear gun for Creech, garlic clove for Drac, hair dryer for Bride, etc)

Cons:
- sometimes the ball will get stuck in the groove on the playfield where Dracula's arc lies, but it's nothing a bit of nudging can't fix ;)

Overall, MB is a wonderful game with good flow, fun toys, excellent sound, and a theme that just makes perfect sense. It's earned its spot in the Pinside top 10!
9.663/10
5 months ago
Monsterbash! one of the greats. Some are really dark. I've never had a chance to get deep in the rule set, but I know its excellent.
8.595/10
5 months ago
One of my favorite Williams Games. What a fun theme, well thought out and realized by the designers. It lacks nothing.
10.000/10
6 months ago
This is another of my all-time favorites that I had played in the past. I would love to own one of these, maybe one day.
8.760/10
7 months ago
totally fun with an incredible art!
theme is a must but rules are not very deep and this pinball is a bit repetitive after a while.
a good pinball for casual player and all the family
but not for hardcore players in a home use environment
8.980/10
8 months ago
Love this game.... played in may states over the years and it's always a fun time even when not fully working. Modes are very stackable and getting max scores requires good layering. Fast, fun layout, well themed and no matter how much I play i never get bored. One that I'd buy if I had the space.
8.512/10
9 months ago
The game does so many things right, it’s a classic. The moving Dracula and rotating Frankenstein make for fun moving target gameplay. Fun game, though kind of busy up top. Worthy of your time.
9.440/10
9 months ago
Wow what a classic. Super good humor and excellent toys - Dracula moving around and Frankenstein's monster rotating vertical. Ramp shots could be improved especially left ramp for Bride - it often doesn't go all the way.
9.560/10
9 months ago
Always a must play when I see one! Love to hit Dracula when he comes out of hiding.
9.440/10
10 months ago
Once again, it really doesn’t get any better than this. Ask yourself if you really like pinball if you dislike this machine.
8.978/10
1 year ago
Good pinball machine, but too easy. Much toy, i love this flipper but his price is too expensive for me to have in my gameroom :)
8.547/10
1 year ago
This game is fun for all levels and/but to score well you need to know the rules and shots to hit. Frankenstein and drac are fun bash toy targets. Music and lights are great.
7.725/10
1 year ago
The game does so many things right. However, after some time, it get's boring. The number of shots is too limited for me. People who prefer machines with a nice flow, might love it, but my pin had to go again.
9.552/10
1 year ago
Played the digital version of this game and it helped me understand the depth and goals of pinball more accurately, so I have a soft spot for this one.

But the theme, music, and callouts are pretty much perfection. The toys, the whole concept of the band, it’s just so damn fun.

Can be a bit repetitive, but I’d still love to own the remake someday.

This game is a bonafide classic.
8.432/10
1 year ago
Played a lot of classic Monster Bash. It was never one of my favorites back then compared to MM and AFM but I always enjoyed a game or two. Going back and playing the Chicago Gaming remake at my local arcade and it's surprising how much better it is still gameplay wise compared to a lot of newer titles. Sometimes, less is more and this one has held up against time very well.
7.784/10
1 year ago
Loved this game but will never stand up against a new stern. Gets old easily at home but a fun game none the less. Theme integration is where it shines, the drac is a great feature and the colour scheme is near the best. Another great 90s game that is old now. Worth owning once
10.000/10
1 year ago
Finally this table is in my collection. You can’t beat the classic Williams. Hands down the funnest pin out there. Call outs are second to none. Shots are both challenging and rewarding. Monster Mosh Pit is bad ass and Monster Bash is fairly attainable. LED’d over incandescent makes the Playfield pops. Did I mention the call outs!!! Mummy and Frank crack me up every time. I can see why this game is regularly in the number two spot on the top 100. I would consider it number one. Find it,play it, own it.
8.314/10
1 year ago
Very good game
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