Orbit

Pinside rating

This game received 11 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.184 /10

8.184

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #32 in the Pinside EM Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.158

Artwork: 8.192

Sounds/Music: 1.823

Other Aspects: 8.429



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7.594

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9.352/10
8 months ago
This is a fun machine with cool lights and awesome cab
7.327/10
3 years ago
Very open playfield with few interesting shots. Almost seems like an afterthought machine with left over pieces, if you know what I mean.
8.282/10
4 years ago
At the time - Orbit was my "first 3-inch flipper" love. I was fascinated by the spinner and the vari-target. also: the way You open the "Gate" is unusal, but fun. I own one - and play it regularly.
7.594/10
6 years ago
The vari-target is THE shot that should not be missed... it scores a lot of points, but is rather dangerous if you miss. The left outlane is surprisingly lethal as it looks relatively narrow... but many balls will end there! I like the way one can build bonus with the spinners and bumpers.
Cons: bonus seems to be capped at 15,000. What to do then? Vari-target...
6.427/10
7 years ago
Cool looking game, but its gameplay just does not live up to its potential.
More Random than skill.
7.743/10
7 years ago
Orbit is a 2 Shot game. Fortunately, the 2 shots it has are solid ones that require you to consider your risk vs. reward.

The Pros:
Cool BG and colorful cabinet. Gordon Morrison's got a great composition as well as the use of light and shade here. The spinner is satisfying and leads to good bonus with relatively little risk. The Vari-target is defintitely your money maker, but you had better be on point with your aim and at attention with your reflexes. 1-3 solid shots to the vari-target should max out your score nicely. You can backhand this shot as well, but the return is still a dangerous proposition.

The Cons:
What happened with the PF graphics? Did someone else moonlight on this deck for Gordon? The outlanes are gaping maws of pinball death. Shatzing the left inlane is impossible on these gottleib tables and you need that gate open on the right hand side of the pf.

The Takeaway:
A properly setup and shopped game is fast. I can see why this deck gets the "Gottleib blues" but this can be adjusted with proper setup, maintenance, fresh flippers and a high tap setting.
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