Munsters (Pro)

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This game received 205 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.425 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Munsters". The group itself ranks #94 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.096

Artwork: 8.304

Sounds/Music: 7.212

Other Aspects: 7.062

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This title is part of group: "Munsters"

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4 months ago
This game really doesn't do it for me, every time I look at the playfield I think "This should work." The ramps are smooth, it's got good flow, Herman is pretty cool, but I just can't get into it. A big issue I have with the game is the rules, I know people say there's strategy with building up the super Jackpot, but I got the Wizard mode the second time playing this game without any understanding of the rules and code. Maybe they were trying to branch out to more casual players, but I find this game a bit too easy, and I'm far from the greatest pinball player around. Not for me, but If you see it, try it for yourself.
4 months ago
This game plays slow and is rather easy. It is fun for awhile, but after 10+ games I've seen it. I like fast flowing games and this is not for me. The scoop in the center especially annoys me, because the ball falls in it often and then not much is happening. It slows the game down even further. The theme is OK and it has some nice toys. The music gets on my nerfs however and call outs are mwaah. I played the Pro so I am not sure if the mini playfield would add anything.
7 months ago
Fun game, wish there were more skill shots on this pin, great theme and music is you were a fan of the show.
10 months ago
"Darn, Darn, Darn!" It's fun and with some mod like grandpa chair is perfect near my Addams family
11 months ago
Munsters is a blast to play. Especially if you’re familiar with the show. The video cuts from the show are very well inserted into the game. The voice call outs are some of the best. Although it is a low scoring game it does draw you back to play it over and over.
1 year ago
I like it especialy the Green Colors toys are fun Dady to play for all family music is funny too
1 year ago
An underrated show made into an underrated pinball machine. I think the updates to the code improved upon a game that wasn't loved at launch, but is really fun. I wish the pop bumpers were better integrated into the flow, but I think there's a lot to like here. The fact that it consistently sells for more than Stern TMNT yet rates lower says something about the game.
1 year ago
Fun and underrated game.
1 year ago
Had this game and lasted less than 2 weeks in my collection. Game had a lot of potential but Stern gutted the game to save money. Sitting next to Addams Family I would skip over Munsters at least 9/10 times. Heard the newer code updates improved it but the playfield is bare so there is only so much you can do.
1 year ago
ok, my 1 month loan with Munsters (PRO) is ending... as a tournament/hardcore player, my main problem are the code/rules, as for me this game is to easy/simple and absolutly not deep (the recent updates are nice, but main coding/story/tactic line is right the same)... now, does this mean this game is bad ? not at all ! despite what i've said before, i have a lot of fun playing this pin, the theme, artwork, sounds, lights, all those are working nicely together without a doubt... most satisfying shoots are the ramps, and the one who can make you unhappy is the DRAGULA cove, you can aim for it but it doesnt feel natural, and a direct shoot may often result with the ball going thrue and out in the left outlane... another bad point (for STERN cut costs) is the right single bank target for LILY, 4 targets there would have been 10X better (i can understand why with the left one for DRAGULA, there its ok)... than all in all, its a much better game than where it stand actually, mostly made for lambda players & family... enjoy Munsters !
1 year ago
Really fun game, seemingly underrated on pinside. Theme is good for those of us old enough to remember watching the Munsters.
1 year ago
I have 10 machines in my collection but I always change games. So far I have owned more than 30 different pinballs like Scared Stiff, Creature From The Black Lagoon and Tale of the Arabian Nights - sold all of them. Some games will stay with me forever like Getaway High Speed II, Fish Tales and Mary S Frankenstein. Munsters Pro will go to hell with me for sure It's the best machine I've ever had. I don't like machines with more than one playfield, they stop the real action in the game. One of the best pinball art in the past 10 years should not be black and White. I think that the pro model is the best option among the 3 released by Stern.
2 years ago
Didn't think much of it when seen in pictures and online videos. But really enjoyed the gameplay, grandpa's playfield and enjoyed the flow. Better than most Sterns. Artwork is a lot nicer in person, I can only comment on the limited edition version that I played. Surprised to see a limited edition version a public setting, i.e. HMV. Would love to play a lot longer, to really get into the game. Underrated in my opinion.
2 years ago
I'm stunned this machine has such a low rating but I suspect it's the theme and not the game itself. I don't really identify with Munsters but I find the game just plain fun. Not many around locally but I always play when I see it!
2 years ago
Excellent fun machine
2 years ago
To much on the liscening sadly the game lacks alot of lighting an code played a pro an my honest review is not a bad theme not a bad game but not for a small collection an very dark must get spotlights for sling shots an pinstadium
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.

Update 1/4/22 - A new code drop just makes this game that much better - some code fixes, new callouts, new flasher/lamp effects, new mode (coach potato), chattering teeth feature and several tweaks. Great Update to a great game!
2 years 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.
2 years ago
jeux simple ,défouloir. Les règles sot très vites comprise .il est tres beau et bien complet dans sa version pro
2 years 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!
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Not everyone wants a rule-intensive game. The light-heartedness of this game is what draws me in. I’m just as satisfied to have a quick game on this or go for a long haul. There’s a good mix of ramps and targets, with an uncluttered play field that helps you if you’re trying to improve your skills. Artwork and animation could not be better IMO. I prefer the Pro to the others as the lower playfield is just a distraction to the main gameplay where I’d rather be, and most likely a bit of a nightmare to work on should you need to.

On the downside, I just couldn't stand listening to the theme song over and over. It just grinds me. I wish they had alternative options on that. And the callouts. If those were improved or you could change them I'd have kept this pin for sure but alas I sold it. I also found that as I got better, the joined standup targets were just not challenging at all. It's a really lazy option imo from Stern.
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