Mustang (Pro) (Stern, 2014)

Mustang (Pro)

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This game received 135 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.280 /10

7.28

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Mustang". The group itself ranks #122 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.154

Artwork: 7.152

Sounds/Music: 7.207

Other Aspects: 7.239



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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Mustang (Pro)".
The other version is: Mustang (Premium/LE)


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7.531/10
85 days ago
Very underrated game imo. Not a theme I care about, but it is definitely a pin that I enjoy.
6.399/10
5 months ago
I'll say it: the car/automotive theme has been done to death in pinball. NASCAR had the interesting loop de loop and a few cute acceleration type features, but you have to go back to Getaway and High Speed to find a car theme that really had the feel of an original game. Mustang annoys me; it's like the apotheosis of both the "Stern Formula" and the "Car Theme Formula". It remains absurdly uninteresting after repeated plays.
9.660/10
8 months ago
I must emphasize that I or my family is not a Mustang fan or car enthusiast. But since we've had virtually every other theme within our home, we decided to acquire a car theme machine. Since we purchased Mustang a month ago & have had quite a many plays w/ this title, we are surprisingly very pleased w/ this gem. My original intentions was to purchase, play for a short time & then sell immediately. But after playing for quite some time, my mind has changed.
This machine is high adrenaline, intense w/ theme objective & an excellent example of a car theme related machine. The individual mode objectives are challenging & very well done. There are so many variables to this title, that one can play for either score or mode completion. But the main objective is to complete all the modes & hopefully acquire the wizard ~ Silverball Stampede. But in between you are challenged w/ Upgrade Scoring, Burnout Multiball & Mustang Multiball.
The layout is very unique, which sort of reminds me of an EM configuration along w/ the modern positioning of the drop targets & the three-way ramp. The playfield is fast & furious, as you will swing & miss > if you're not on your toes. The lighting & audio is fantastic, as there is never a doubt to what & where. If you have the opportunity, play this sleeper! Because this is definitely a keepsake in the rough! I wish you well in YOUR pursuit of the perfect machine!
7.656/10
10 months ago
Mustang Pro (2014) Review


Playfield Layout:

Mustang has a good layout. I like the amount of shots and their positions. The only thing I have to add is that the game could use a second ramp.


Game Rules:

The game rules for Mustang are quite simple. Not nearly as much depth to it than on other Sterns. It's more of a fun game though so this isn't as relevant.


Toys and Gimmicks:

The toys on Mustang are alright. I like that the left loop/ramp shot can divert the ball to 3 different areas of the playfield. The Captive ball, 360 pool, scoop and droptargets are great too.


Gameplay:

The gameplay is a bit of stop-and-goey. And sometimes you primarely shoot for the droptargets.
In general the shots feel good to hit.


Artwork:

All the outer artwork is alright for a "photoshopped" Stern. The playfield looks nice.
The animations are great. I love the selfmade animations of Stern. Stick to it guys!


Sounds and Music:

I am not a fan of the games music except for two to three songs on the game.
The sounds in general are all great and fitting the shots.


Game Lighting:

The lightshow is alright. Not awesome but alright. Misses some of the old Stern GI effects.


Lastability:

Mustang is a bit repetetive. It's a fun game though so it's alright and it has some amount of funny different modes. You just have to lower your expectations regarding the depth of the gamecode.


Theming:

They did a really good job with the theming. It represents the theme of "Mustang" very well.


Fun:

The game definitely is fun. It might be a bit repetetive after a while though.


Overall:

This definitely is one of Stern's better games released in the recent years.
It is a really well done fun game.
Definitely worth dropping some quarters in!


Thanks to John Trudeau, Mark Galvez, the whole programming staff and Stern Pinball!
8.183/10
1 year ago
Think this game is criminally underrated by many. The modes are fun, shot layout excellent, plenty to do but not crowded. The drop targets are dangerous if you want to flail at the game, but quite easy to handle if you are smart about hitting them. The risk/reward factor with the gears 6-ball multiball is the best feature of the game. The audio package doesn't get enough credit either, great call outs for the modes and great selection of music. The only thing that really hurts it is the cheapness of some of the playfield features and the art, it was from the "learn years" at Stern, so that's not surprising.
5.099/10
1 year ago
The flipper gap on this machine seems HUGE. Did not have fun playing it.
8.944/10
1 year ago
Ive had the pro version for a while now. Difficult to understand. Acquiring each car requires different shots. Fun and very good flow once you understand the rules. good sound effects and decent artwork. I recommend it if you enjoy difficult games. This can be a drain monster if you arent careful
5.917/10
1 year ago
Decent pin (for a pin about a car). Not my favourite theme, but I'll play one if I see one.
7.117/10
1 year ago
Mustang is one of the fastest games I've ever played; it'll test your reflexes. I thought the shots were decent, but hitting the GEARS drops is deadly at times. The scoop is annoying (like most scoops) and the far left Nitro shot is a bit of a challenge. I was in multiball before the first ball of my first game came out of the pops (???), which makes for a desperate but acceptable first impression. The left (and only) ramp was popped up in an orbit mode for most of the game - I never did figure out what makes it drop. But, after realizing that the play was going to be lightning fast, I adjusted and had my initials up in no time. Not much of a challenge in terms of tricky shots, but I did play through six games (and paid for one!) on my first go.

Not for me. The theme is dull and the shots were just meh. I'd recommend giving it a whirl, but maybe just a s a back-up plan if something else is in the room.
8.080/10
1 year ago
Boy, the reviews on the game are brutal. I have owned the game for 2 years and really like it. Why,
I love the rules, code etc. I like the modes ( all different) and multi balls, drag race MB (first mode thats default when starting game can change with flippers) Burn Out MB , Gears multi ball 3-6 balls where your can cancel out (hit both flippers) to go, from 3 to go for 4 etc up to 6. Upgrade scoring and upgrade scoring MB, Mustang MB.

When you are able to start or earn all the 6 modes (DR, SD,RR, C,RC,PP) you qualify for drift mode. So when you achieve this two buxom ladies say something like ready start go, and cheer you on with style points call outs. Awesome.

Lastly I like the call outs especially Daisy's and the animations. I think it's a blast and very different from other games. Rating was lowered due to Backglass, playfield artwork and theme. Caution you need to tone down and replace some lights they will drive you nuts if not changed. Seizure city.
4.787/10
1 year ago
I am a Ford fan and like the Mustang car. This feeling does not translate across to the Mustang pinball machine. Poor toys and gameplay really let this one down. I have played it many times on site as it is in a convenient location for me but out of the two games at this site Mustang is my second choice to play and I don't like the other game there either.
8.265/10
1 year ago
I got the chance to play one on location and to be honest I wasn't impressed. I thought the whole idea was to just hit the targets in the front, and get a multiball(because thats what it is telling me to do). However when I got home I read about the rules, and I was amazed on how fun it seemed. I went back a week or two later and had a lot of fun with it. I think this one underrated game.
7.784/10
1 year ago
I'm a muscle car buff so of course this drew me in instantly. I'd have to save that my favorite thing about the game is collecting the cars.
1.765/10
2 years ago
Looks cheep and plays cheep. Nothing going on. Poor example of a pinball machine.
8.620/10
2 years ago
Very underrated game, always thought mustangs gameplay was good from the get go, nice fast an flows like butter, great modes, any pin with Motörhead in it is great in my books, love the risk reward with the gear shift multiball puts together a great comp game full of risk an reward with strategy involved, really enjoyed this game, felt a little cheap to me from the Le version, even though there's not a massive difference between the 2 models , game looks all class, defiantly have this one on my Wishlist , really is a great player !!!
1.348/10
2 years ago
Flipper poorly designed, unpleasant game, too somber appearance for a game
6.870/10
2 years ago
The people rating Mustang in the 2s and 3s are crazy. This game has a dog of a theme, bad photoshop art, and a playfield that's maybe a little light on toys, but it has SHOTS and great rules backing them up! Look at all those little yellow arrows, plus the GEARS drops, and targets on the side, there is just a ton to shoot for compared to Stern's actually boring games like KISS.

My only real issue with this game is that it's ugly and a boring generic theme, but it's a blast.
2.801/10
2 years ago
Nothing special at all about this table. Had a chance to play in the wild, and was a total dog... Was in a lineup with Rolling Stones and POTC, and couldn't keep my attention.

Rules clear, art ok, just nothing special... This should not have been a game that was released by stern in this day and age.
3.959/10
2 years ago
I wanna like this pin but it's just not going to happen. I was excited when this title was announced. I'm a Ford guy I own a Mach 1 that's featured on the playfield. The callouts are among the worst, the music is bad but your own music can be added. It's just not fun to play. This is my dream theme for a pinball machine and Stern didn't do a good job with this one. Very disappointing pin!
2.660/10
2 years ago
Terrible!
8.248/10
2 years ago
Great pin, have enjoyed it at all of the shows I've gone to. Used ones don't seem to come up too often locally; when one does I won't hesitate.
9.600/10
2 years ago
I have been playing this game most of the weekend and got to say, great sound, great game play- following the lights and great tracks
7.532/10
2 years ago
Tried it and not bad in my opinion.I can't rate sounds and callouts coz volume was too low to hear!! flippers were too weak as well.Anyway, this pin seems to have a nice potential , shots are well distributed on the 2 flippers and the left ramp gets 3 levels diverters. My only grip would be that drop target bank in the center of the playfield that breaks the flow. It's a pity imo. I will update later when i would have play more coz this machine makes me want to play again. that's a good sign.
8.256/10
2 years ago
I'm not one to pump ratings but his machine is grossly under rated. It deserves to be a top 50 machine and maybe higher. Setting aside the theme, if you are looking for a challenging, fast, fun game with a different layout then Mustang is a great choice and a bargain. Unlike Avengers were Gomez tried to be different and missed the mark (and I'm not an Avengers hater), Mustang's layout is unique and really works. There are no clunky shots and the geometry is clean. None of the shots, including the drops, are death traps, but you need to be in control because the ball just moves so fast and has some different bounces.

Like many, the theme has no appeal to me, but I picked up a heavily modded pro with custom music in a larger trade. Thought I'd flip it but have been thoroughly surprised. I played it on location a few times, but like most new Sterns it's hard to judge without putting in some time on a clean machine were you can hear the sounds. The modes, speech and cabinet art are actually very good and you can easily change the music. The playfield art is uninspired. The rules may not be extremely deep, but they are on par with plenty of highly rated Sterns and certainly won't get old quick.

I can see why this is a popular tournament game. If a challenging, fun game is your first priority, then you should take a hard look at Mustang. Other than art preference, the LE and Premium don't have much over the Pro which is only around $4k.
5.915/10
2 years ago
A little confusing on how to rack up points, I didn't play it long enough to really figure it out, but the machine didn't keep me interested or wanting more. Maybe it's because I'm a Camaro guy lol
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