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Munsters (Pro)

Pinside rating

This game received 169 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.401 /10

7.401

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Munsters". The group itself ranks #81 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.015

Artwork: 8.323

Sounds/Music: 7.158

Other Aspects: 7.109



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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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Found 76 ratings (with comment) on this game

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6.651/10
61 days 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.
8.088/10
85 days 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.
9.020/10
3 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!
9.380/10
4 months ago
The Munsters is often the favorite for visitors. My son and wife love the game so much we looked at the premium but no way would I trade this pretty artwork for the black and white version. The ramps in this are super fun to hit, love the spot in the stairs. It’s older than my generation but I still enjoy the game and theme.
5.604/10
4 months ago
Not a terrible game, would put quarters into one on rout or play at a show. It really needed the lower playfield.
6.395/10
7 months ago
This game is pretty embarrassing how little is in it and how weak the code is. I guess Stern spent so much on licensing, all they had money left for was some lights and a big billboard sized target. The art is so great on this game, yet everything else falls flat on its face. What a shame!
8.052/10
7 months 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.
8.113/10
8 months 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.
7.895/10
9 months 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.
9.140/10
10 months 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.
9.080/10
11 months 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" ….
1.000/10
11 months ago
Bad boring machine
5.941/10
11 months 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.
Pro's:
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.

Cons:
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.
8.288/10
11 months 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.
9.280/10
12 months 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
8.940/10
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.
9.220/10
1 year ago
I absolutely love this game. It is fun, fast, and well thought out. Once I added some light it was even better. One of my top 5 games of all time. Absolutely gorgeous to the eyes, the trash talk is funny, and the modes make perfect sense.
My only criticism is how often during game play the lights go completely out...like pitch dark.....kinda hard to hit a pinball in the dark.
Midnight madness is awesome
7.629/10
1 year ago
Nice pinball for a tournament but its lack of depth disadvantages it compared to other sterns.
7.029/10
1 year ago
I've had the machine a year now and while the shot layout is fun and the artwork is excellent the software is hollow and unpolished. Once you get to Munsters madness, which isn't hard, there is not much more to see. For a competition pin the multipliers with stacked super jackpots and multiballs are the only way to get high scores. This puts you at a mad dash to qualify grandpa, start spot, start grandpa (exploit as it's not supposed to be stackable), then start Lily. Once that is done raise playfield multi to 6 and go for the back to back multiballs. Really no other decent or worthwhile strategy.
6.830/10
1 year ago
Really wanted the premium in Black and white, just beautiful. Finally got to really dig in an play this and glad i did. This game is super shallow and given Sterns new take on code updates and all I read on Pinside, will probably remain so. I am a Munsters fan so I love the artwork and the toys, but with all the great code out there this just falls flat... so much potential here. Stern will need to step up on the code front to compete with JJP and Spooky (ACNC is an amazing code monster!)
7.538/10
1 year ago
Now that the code is complete and I have had some more wacks on it I’ll say this: I like the graphic / sound design, gameplay is fun, Pro is a bit bare, it’s rules are a bit shallow but it was designed that way, reminiscent of Bally WMS DMD era gameplay. Do I wish it were deeper? Yeah. I feel like I’d get bored of it in a small collection and it probably doesn’t earn well on route because of theme (unfortunately) But it’s not a bad game...and Munsters rules.
7.376/10
1 year ago
A good table, for novice or gamers approuvef.
Fun, speedly, and munsterssssssss
6.463/10
1 year ago
Annoying, repetitive callouts. The code doesn't feel finished, you get told what to shoot for though so that's good.

Middle of the playfield is very dark, so in a dark location it's extremely hard to see the ball coming to the flippers.
8.603/10
1 year ago
So, I was a bit confused when "The Munsters" came out. What the fok is this? Never heard of the show and have no intention of viewing it. But it looks like the Adams family. So I began my little search on the net and become more and more fascinated by this machine. I think the newer Stern machines are such a blast to play because I'm just a mediocre player. The modes, stacking of jackpots, more than one type of multiballs with ballsavers. What a great concept. Where I got bored with Aerosmith and dislike the metal pins overall this Munsters kept me coming back for more. So I had a chance to play the LE next to the Pro and must say I like the extra playfield but not that much I will spend the extra money on it. So I decided the Pro will be sufficient and as of last week I own one and am playing it for so many games until now.
I thinks it's a great machine and am glad I bought it.

For me personally the Premium B/W is the looker, I would love to own the B/W one over my Pro but PREM B/W is not available yet in the Netherlands and there is a 3000 dollar gap between a new PREM and the Pro I purchased second hand. Maybe the future will enable me to own a Munsters Prem B/W. For now I am going to play some Munsters and enjoy it.

-Edit-
Sold it. Was getting bored with it and I wanted another stern. I still love the looks of the machine and the theme but it got repetitive and eventualy it didn't get much play.
Strange thing though is that I miss it from time to time.

O, and I love the midnight madness mode in this machine.
7.270/10
1 year ago
The Munsters Pro version isn't nearly as fun to play as the Premium or LE, but it isn't one that I hate either. After playing it for a while, it seemed repetitive.

Locations leave most of the default settings on, but they really should turn on the ball save. I've had many plunges to where I never got to hit the ball with the flippers with less than 5 seconds of play. That's not worth the $1 per play price tag especially if you get two of those per game. The ball saver should be on by default. The code is a little shallow and needs some polish and maybe some more excitement. The animations on the display are good. The Herman multiball is really easy to get started and play, and is fun.

I would not own this model, but would play a game or two at a location if I saw it there.
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