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Monte Carlo

Pinside rating

This game received 10 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.610 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #151 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.45

Artwork: 8.144

Sounds/Music: 1.36

Other Aspects: 7.573

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5 months ago
Monte Carlo, first and foremost, is a handsome machine. The play-field art work incorporates much more of the natural wood grained element than what is typically just seen in the out-lanes and below the flippers. The result is a stunning, dead on roulette theme. The layout is also well done in keeping with the roulette theme. The left lane entrance shot is a dead on tribute to the roulette wheel action.
The game play is simple. Light the red numbers for double bonus points and lights the extra ball located on that sweet left-lane entrance shot. Light the black for double bonus and light the 5,000 point center saucer shot. Light both the red and the black for double bonus, extra ball and lights specials in the upper right hand exit gate.

Set the machine for 5 ball rule set and 3 ball play. This makes the game a real challenge to light both red and black numbers, since each spot is lit individually.

This machine is a piece of art both in form and function.
1 year ago
The theme is carried well throughout the pin, and the "chips/buttons" rollovers also go well with the theme. It takes multiple trips back to the top to get all the rollover buttons. I also like the mushrooms for opening the gates. Overall, this is an enjoyable EM and I look forward to playing it again.
1 year ago
I think EM games are more or less the same game. Notting special about it exept nice artwork on this one.
3 years ago
Good layout, long or short shot on the left side. Long for the buttons, short for getting the extra ball.
Right for scoring or free games. The two mushrooms for opening the gates.
Post for keeping the ball in play, a good compensation for the wide open left and right ball drain.

Down side: the center kickouthole, 5000 when lit and keeping the ball getting in there can be boring.

Very good combination of name, art and featuring.
6 years ago
Odds and Evens is a great looking game from Jim Patla, Dave Christensen and the Bally team.

The Pros:
"Mad Dog" Christensen once again represents the epitome of pinball artwork. This deck is beautiful. The ladies with the curves are always a welcome sight. The gameplay is solid and requires many trips back to the top of the PF to roll over all the tic-tacs that light up the PF features. I like the saucer on the left orbit as a hard shot passes it, but a softer/indirect bounce from the pops will land in it.

The Cons:
That exit from the right lane has a nasty habit of either draining on exit or hitting the left sling to the right outline. AGH! The center saucer is more luck than skill and many times, the ball passes over the saucer to or from the flippers without scoring.

The Takeaway:
This game is proof positive that Master Zale lives on through his students at Bally Pinball. Expect a challenge from this table and have a great time while you curse your skill and luck.
6 years ago
Pros : good fit with the theme, decent artwork, Original bonus system
Cons : the ten rollovers feel like a bingo or lottery. The central saucer is a deadly shot. Greedy outlanes.
8 years ago
This is great EM, fun and challenging to play. Due to features it's a big job for Mr RepairMan. If you want to get to know how EM work, go for a simpler game and leave this for when you get your confidence up. For me this game is a keeper.

Thinking about my original rating for this machine I think I rated it against SS which is wrong. This machine has a great back glass and probably had some of the best features for its time. It's now 40 years old and still plays well.
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