Monster Bash

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This game received 1012 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.729 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd 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: 8.808

Artwork: 8.834

Sounds/Music: 8.421

Other Aspects: 8.686

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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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12 days 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 :)
27 days 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.
57 days 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.
70 days 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.
79 days 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
84 days 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.
3 months ago
Very good game
4 months ago
This is a great game and a great mashup of Rock and Roll and Universal Monsters. It has some great art and that play it again feeling. Shallower than modern games, and not first on my list for my collection, but I will play on location every time. Solid George Gomez designed pin.
4 months ago
I think this is a really fun game with a great theme. It may be ranked higher than I believe it should, but definitely a top 10 game. It's not very deep, but it does have some decent humor in it.
4 months ago
This is part of the Williams Big 3, along with Medieval Madness and Attack From Mars. These are three of the best games ever produced. The Big 3 are pretty similar with great toys and humor and that is a good thing. This game has a sense of humor and an amazing theme, a rock band with the MGM movie monsters, it is silly and it works. Everything is great on this game. Some feel it isn't too deep, but I like that is accessible to all players. Wish I had it. The remakes are also very good and probably would want a new one with a warranty and hasn't been played thousands of times.
6 months ago
The best thing about this game is the humor. The gameplay is a little tedious at times. Challenging, but doesn't make me want to play it again and again.
6 months ago
Hard to fault this game, it's almost the perfect pinball experience. Reminding us all why we love pinball so much. No matter how old or grown up you are, your inner child comes out to play when you step up to this machine. This and MM are the finest examples of pinball excellence.
6 months ago
I have great nostalgia for this game, love the art and overall theme. Unfortunately the overall gameplay can be a bit repetitive as compared to more modern games, its just a product of its time in that regard.
6 months ago
The ultimate, and one of the first, “bash toy” games. Really fun to play in small doses, but not one to spend hours on. Another pin that would be great as a home pin though, especially as part of a group of pins...
7 months ago
To dang easy but for back in the 90s definitely good!

Trouble is it now 2020.

I'll never own this do to simplicity.
7 months ago
An overall great game. One of the best of its era and still worthy when compared to the games of today. Even if you are not a fan of the theme, there is enough variety and shots to keep you coming back.
8 months ago
Not worth all the hype. Y'all fanboys gotta calm down again.

The playfield is dark. Just dark. The RGB is cool but it's hard to actually see the ball. That's Not fun.

The left ramp is fun but takes a perfect shot. That's NOT fun.

The scoop is easy to hit but is boring and doesn't do anything of substance. That is NOT fun.

Drac is cool. Frank is cool. The ramps are cool and fun to hit.

And ... That's it. Y'all talking about flow... What flow? Granted I only played a handful of games but it's pretty easy to see and feel a game.

Doesn't compare to house of horrors, or new avengers le, or star trek, or lotr, or any other game with any flow.

This is a top 100 game bc it's cool. It's not a Top 10 game in any right.
8 months ago
The go-to. Everyone loves it.
9 months ago
Gonna get crap for this one, game is good, but I found it too simple.

Toys are outstanding, Drac on a stick, Frank in a box, all fun. Cabinet artwork is great and so is the translite.

Animations are good for DMD and quite funny.

A good package, but I feel overhyped. I feel that since it was remade, that just added to the ratings. Is it better than WIJ or STTNG, no way. Never owned one, but have played it enough to not add it to my collection.
9 months ago
Good Gomez layout. Shots are satisfying, humor and toys are great. Not enough code or challenge to make me come back to this game. Top 100 game for sure
9 months ago
Nice very good flowing pinball. Good sounds, lighting and animations. Interesting gimmicks.

Just the depth of the rules should be deeper. On standard settings playing monsters of rock on ball 2 within a few weeks of owning the pinball .... And yes you can set the settings tougher but you just see to quickly everything this pin has to offer.

But the shots are satisfying and very makeable combined with good gimmicks animations and art so I understand why it’s a number 1 for a lot of people. It ticks a lot of the boxes which define a good pinball.
9 months ago
One of the best overall games ever made. Still holds up today, even with the rules of modern games.
9 months ago
Game is great top to bottom. Animatronics are awesome. Will keep in collection for a long time.
10 months ago
Really love MB. Unfortunately, the one that I played had a bad case of SDTM from the scoop, so it wasn't quite as fun as it should have been.
11 months ago
Only problem with this game is I don’t have one
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