No Good Gofers

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This game received 464 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.003 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #69 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.108

Artwork: 7.925

Sounds/Music: 7.587

Other Aspects: 8.065

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9 years ago
Outside of the hole in one repetitive and annoying after a few games. I do not like golf, I guess that does not help.
9 years ago
Only had a few games on this, and it was in poor nick, though I had heaps of fun! Really interesting theme and layout. Seemed like a lot to do. Great sounds. Up there in the top for me!
9 years ago
Just got this game last week and it is just plain fun. Lots of fun shots and fast . Love hole in one shot,bashing gofr=ers, ramps,bashing the cart, and captive ball. This game is one of a kind. After having this game for a month it got really repetitive and I had to sell it. I can see why it changes hands so often.
9 years ago
Not played it much but the theme put me off from the get go, don't mind golf but this felt as it was aimed at the younger generation of pin heads, toys are tacky, gofers are annoying, game plays seems OK but not amazing, maybe it would get better if I played it more but in no rush to find out.
9 years ago
This game was in the lobby of my sophomore-year dorm room at EIU, and I certainly dropped a lot of quarters into it. I have fond memories of playing it, though it wouldn't be my first choice in a room full of machines.
9 years ago
Still my personal favorite Pin, but I wanted to edit my rating to reflect the games' numerous issues. Without an update, NGG has a few notable bugs and scoring issues that prevents it from being one of the all-time greats. I still believe it's worth playing, just not a "perfect" pinball machine.
9 years ago
Likes - 3 Flippers, Hole in one is a satisfying shot, some good humour
Dislikes - Gophers can be annying after a while ( but I suspose they were designed to be ) , once you have done hole in one and completed 9 holes you sort have beat the machine. 18 holes is unfortunately a repeat of 9. The game would be brillliant with that fixed and some software bugs. Conclusion , fun game , good to play but ultimately not a keeper
9 years ago
Possibly my favorite Lawlor game, just plain a blast to play!! The Hole in One shot is one of the best in pinball, the game plays fast and furious, with a great sense of humor!! It's only serious fault is the buggy software, this one really needs a ROM update!!
9 years ago
Didn't care for this game. Can't exactly say why because I love golf & Pat Lawlor pins. (but there's certainly much worse out there) Worth a spin though...
9 years ago
I'm surprised this game isn't more popular. It's just plain fun. Kids always enjoy bashing the gofers.
9 years ago
Great game to own for a few years, but the gofers got annoying to me after a while. The jump ramp shot and Newton ball are good fun. Good quality game with excellent artwork.
9 years ago
fun game, but a little busy, im never quite sure what to shoot for next, but if i could learn the rules, this seems like a very deep long lasting game
9 years ago
Gofers just doesn't do much for me. I'm bored after a few games. The lack of modes and ruleset just leave me cold.
9 years ago
NGG was a Funny pin that would make me smile.. The Air Shot ( Hole-n-1 ) was a Great Feature . Pat lawlor is a Genious !!
9 years ago
I've had this pin a few weeks now. I'm not a golfer, but have thoroughly enjoyed this game. It is fast, and I love the three flippers. The talking gophers add a lot. I'll be a keeper. They put a lot into this, probably because it was made at the same time as MB and AFM. I'm going to invest in restoring this and plan on keeping it around for a long time.
9 years ago
Maybe the ruleset isn't as deep as the best machines(or doesn't appear to be) but this game is just plain FUN!
9 years ago
a great game to play. Not deep from a rules standpoint but real fun . The quotes are good as is the light show. I believe this one of the great non A list pins. I would highly recommend for any collection
9 years ago
Very fun game and really fast game. The slam ramp is great. The rules are not too hard and the childrens takes lot of fun very quickly.
Very Nice experience with this pinball
9 years ago
Own(ed): Yes

Times Played: 100s

Great game. Lots to do and the gophers are funny. Not so easy to get to Hole in One challenge and complete 9 holes. Feels very satisfying to make the Hole in One shot.

Game got a bit old, but let's face it, they all do after a while.
Missed slam ramp shot usually go SDTM.
Rules are not readily appearent to guests and the wheel sometimes gives the wrong prize.

Highly Recommened!
9 years ago
What an under-rated machine, just fun for everyone. PLaw at his best, like Whirlwind on crack, just a blast!! Buy this one before it becomes an "A" lister!
9 years ago
It grows on you!
10 years ago
One of the best pins i ever played. Great playfield design. Has spinning disk like Whirlwind. Rude character like Funhouse. 3 flippers with flow shot like sttng. And the greatest shot in pinball. Hole in one rocks! Good build quality also.
10 years ago
Just a lot of fun to play. Great multi ball action and lots of fun side mini quests to earn big points.

Those pesky gofers taunt you thru the whole game.
10 years ago
Hole in One shot . . . . way cool. Execution of the golf theme? Very well done. Whacking the gofers? Fun stuff! Overall fun factor and lastability . . . . I give it a 10. Artwork, backglass, etc. . . . . mmm, I don't much care about those attributes of a pin.
Good looking but not fun = worthless IMO
Great fun but mediocre looking = I'll take it!
10 years ago
I played this machine a few times at a pinball show, and I just could not really figure out what was going on... the rules are not obvious and I could rarely get the ball near the upper flipper to actually use it... artwork is great, although maybe a little busy (theres a LOT going on in the PF)
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