Munsters (Pro)

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This game received 188 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.352 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Munsters". The group itself ranks #66 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 6.979

Artwork: 8.282

Sounds/Music: 7.061

Other Aspects: 7.023

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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Munsters (Pro)".
The other versions are: Munsters (Premium), Munsters (Limited Edition)

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35 days ago
This game is fun. The artwork is great, cool integration of the theme and fast. I don’t know why this game is hated on so much. It has a nice layout and is a very nice looking pin. The rule set is good and I really enjoyed playing it. It is a bit simple but simple is better sometimes. This is one of those cases. Great underrated game.
44 days ago
Oh dear. A terrible theme older than 95% of the pinball buying public. The TV show is for children and has irritating canned laughter baked into each episode, which is present in this abomination.

'Comedy' pins soon lose their appeal when you hear the same gag 200 times. But the Munsters isn't funny to begin with, the canned laughing audience were probably recorded watching Rowen and Martin's Laugh-In.

But it's not all bad, the layout is playable and the rules reasonable. But what stands out is the artwork, what a beauty.
51 days ago
Great option for players of all levels. I've had this one in my personal collection and enjoyed many hours on the pin. Could use better lighting on SPOT.
53 days ago
This is probably the worst newer game out there. Really. It's poor. The biggest thing is it is not fun. Really nothing else to say. Targets are far. Only one fun target. I wanted it to be cool and fun like the show was and quirky and stuff.

But it's lame. Sorry.
65 days ago
Pinsiders seem to never be satisfied - A pin is too hard (Houdini) or too easy (Munsters). Maybe over time it will get old in a game room, but this pin meets the number one rule for me - my wife really likes it, it was her choice. And guess what I do too. The pro is missing Grandpa's laboratory, and it is still a pretty good game, but the lab was so important in the series, and I think it adds something to the game, including some complexity. The shots are all good, the modes are good, and the topper, if you can snag one, adds a lot to the game with the Raven. This pin really does justice to the source material. Could it be better with additional content and a code update? Of course, most all pins can. Still when you want a quick and fast game, and one very approachable by causal pinball players, this is a great choice.
4 months ago
There's just something "off" about this pin; the difficulty, the layout, the ruleset and lack of anything to make it stand out from the crowd (past the initial attraction of the license itself). It takes a while to get into it, but even then with familiarity of the shots and playfield it just doesn't work for me.

I think that the difficulty is a big issue. I introduced this to someone unfamiliar with pinball and they couldn't get a ball to last more than 30 seconds and immediately despised it.
Perhaps fans of the show itself can find appeal in this table but for the rest there's not much here to enjoy.
5 months ago
jeux simple ,défouloir. Les règles sot très vites comprise .il est tres beau et bien complet dans sa version pro
5 months ago
The pinball is fast and very fun. I don't really like the lower playfield (premium/le edition) (Pro is better). The rules aren't deep so it's easy to finish for medium players. A little bit ripetitive. Great artwork!
5 months ago
Fast fun and beautiful machine. Nice music. Nice skillshots. Visitors choice. Collect all 5 munsters members/passengers... maybe the new generation taxi. Put in extra hard and enjoy multiplayer sessions.
7 months ago
Game is fun, but is greatly hindered by juvenile code and a lack of modes.
9 months ago
I love the art and the theme. I really like the "spooky" aspects. The gameplay doesn't do it for me though. It just seems too shallow.
9 months ago
This game is really fun to shoot. That said, the theme, music, and artwork just don’t do it for me. The rule set was also way to easy for me. (I do not consider myself to be a great player by any means.)

It’s not on my list to own. However, shots are really rewarding.
10 months ago
If I would have done this review 6 months ago, I would have scored it lower. However, after having played another 20-30 games on this, I've come to appreciate it a lot more. It shoots good, plays fast, is well lit, has good rules so there is not much to complain about. Yes, the Premium and LE are better, but there is still enough on the Pro to make me want to keep coming back to it. The layout is a bit of a Stern standard and that was what turned me off in the beginning (that and I couldn't care less about the Munsters TV show). However, if you give it a chance, this is a good game.
11 months ago
I don't understand the criticisms here for this machine. Munsters is fun, and it's a favorite of the visitors to my house. It's familiar, its fun, and it's easy to sort of get to a newcomer. The music is really good. The various multi-ball modes are fun, too.

I deliberately chose the Pro version for my purchase as I thought the lower playfield of the step-up machine looked clunky. I also didn't care for the black and white art.

I think the Midnight Madness mode for midnight is a really neat touch!
11 months ago
Not a terrible game, would put quarters into one on rout or play at a show. It really needed the lower playfield.
1 year ago
The premium would be the way to go in my opinion, but the pro is still fun. I just don't think this game really stands out for any reason and in a room full of games I would probably be able to find several others that do stand out.
1 year ago
Great theme. Great art. Great topper (when it works). Shallow code. Overall, a great location-game. Not enough meat on the bone to stay in a small collection.
1 year ago
I enjoyed the game and it played for a long time. Couldn't hear much in this sports bar so the videos didn't add much for me.
1 year ago
I hope in a recent upcoming code update they will add some sort of "herman sound" (like a groan or a yell) when a player knocks the magnetized ball away from him. The multiball start is so uneventful and boring! Give us some flashing lights and sounds when we start herman multiball please.

Spot is awesome. The ramps are great. I added a green LED (hooked in with the gi) behind the left ramp entrance and behind the right side exit. It looks great and was easy to do.

This is the most beautiful game to come out in a long time. The colors are fantastic! I don't get why anyone would want the black and white version? BORING!

I like the pro over the LE because the lower playfield feels like an "atomic" tabletop toy pinball I used to play when I was 13 in 1981. So cheesy. Lower PFs should use a regular sized ball and flippers.

Love munsters pro.
1 year ago
I really Don't understand this "munsters" bashing" …..why ? this pinball is very beautifull, fun, have a goof flow ans metallic ramps ...easy to play it for me a good machine better that almost "top 20" ….
1 year ago
Bad boring machine
1 year ago
I kind of have a passionate hatred for this game. Nothing is really outstandingly horrible about it, but it's just so hard and unforgiving and just, not much fun to play. It seems like it should be fun but it isn't. It seems way to reminiscent of Monster Bash, and I think Monster Bash has better modes, and a more unique and fun playfield than this game. One of the only things that makes this game better than Monster Bash though, is the skill shots, but Monster Bash had a very basic skill shot, so it's not saying that much.
The Artwork is very good on this game, only meh part is the cab.

Right ramp is a fun shot, similar to the right ramp on TFC but easier.

I personally enjoy the whole Dragula toy.

Left ramp is not that bad of a shot.

Kitty Target has a reason to be there and is very helpful during gameplay.

This game really feels like it's trying too hard to be similar to Monster Bash.

The modes aren't really anything to ride home about.

Cab art feels kind of bland personally.

Herman shot can get annoying after a while.

Lily target is too dangerous on some models.

I really wish they did something better with the Grampa mode on the pro.

Lighting is just average.

This game makes me hate it every time after I play it.

Overall this is just a game that is mediocre at worst, okay at best, and has some really annoying things with it personally. I don't really like this machine, but I bet some other people do.
1 year ago
I am a little biased because I grew up watching Munsters. I love the match sequence and the clips from the show. Wish there was more episode integration but am pretty satisfied where it is now.
1 year ago
This is the first game people migrate to (of WOZ, GB, AS) of my collection. It is very first time user friendly. Very nice use of theme and clips. This one always puts a smile on my face - but not for someone that wants a very deep game
1 year ago
Played the Pro and Premium. I liked both and considered buying this game. I liked the lower field play, but I can see how some people say it feels more like a toy with the balls flying around. A soft setting may make a difference. I still liked it and think they are both fun to play. There is some breathing room in this game, unlike some games that are faster where I don't have time to look at the display or I'll miss a ball. This game allows you to watch the screen often, which may not appeal to some people. Overall, a great theme and fun.
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