Playboy

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This game received 88 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.102 /10

7.102

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #262 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.346

Artwork: 6.967

Sounds/Music: 6.319

Other Aspects: 7.15


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7.532/10
7 months ago
I was a fairly regular guest at the playboy mansion so when I saw this pin I had to have it. The backglass art is fantastic. It really captures the vibe of Hef and Playboy. The trifold centerfold like how the magazine would fold out is just brilliant. The call outs are a bit disappointing. Too bad they didn’t use Hefs voice. Music isn’t great either. I ended up selling mine and found it to be more difficult to sell than other titles. I think there is a more limited amount of people that are interested in non family friendly titles. I am keeping an eye out for a nice example though or hoping they release another one. Definitely one I might have again.
8.558/10
1 year ago
This game is way under rated in my opinion. This is a perfect balance between the better shooting pin of the 1998 35th anniversary, and the classic 1960s and 1970s feel of the first playboy from 1978. This is the best shooter of the 3 playboy pins. The artwork on play field, cabinet, back box, and back glass look like they tried to combine classic playboy and modern feel. I love how they did that. I only got this pinball machine because it has great articles to read
7.736/10
1 year ago
Not everyones cuppa tea but is fun, not a keeper for me though
8.119/10
2 years ago
This is an underestimated table. It really is a lot of fun to collect the playmates of the month and go into wizard mode. It has possibly some of my favorite multi-ball modes and it's got great toys. I've heard it said that if you own it, you can even swap out the inserts of models for pictures of girls you like more which would be neat, though I think it would be more fun to switch out the decals with pictures that are plain absurd, things like pictures of beef sandwiches, ford pintos, and edvard munch's "The Scream". Great machine
2.118/10
2 years ago
I think this is one of the worst pinball machines I've ever played. especially because it's really EASY, I've finished it with my second game. Got bored immediately. Maybe even worse than Striker Xtreme. Really worse than an Abortion. At least has score balanced. I hope not to see this pinball machine again
8.780/10
3 years ago
I laughed when I was scrolling through the comments on this game and saw that someone wrote
“Annoyingly the layout isn’t bad”
That pretty much sums up how I feel people harshly judge this game.
In other words, it’s a great game but I need to give a bad review because if my wife sees my 10/10 review of it, I’ll be in the dog house.

Here is my review.
It’s a perverted game yes. The only pinball machine I know of to include nudity.
Guess what? The shots are fun. Layout is great. And I don’t blush every time I see a pair of t*** because I’m not 10 years old anymore.

Not suited for a family environment. Great pin.
8.280/10
3 years ago
This game is so much fun. Not to beat a dead horse but the rules are not that deep. Collect all the girls and try to keep rolling over your Mansion Mania into Super Mansion Mania, rinse and repeat. Overall the shots are fun. Factory translite is meh. I'm probably the odd man out but I actually enjoy all the cheesy call outs and moans haha. I like the fact it has a 2 ball, 3 ball and a 4 ball multiball. The toys are a hit with everyone who plays the game. The Tease Wall, 2 Way Mirror, 3-way motor(Splash and Triple Jackpot), Peek-a-Boo Curtain and of course the Centerfold.

I added the NSFW Alternate Translite from Ministry of Pinball which is a 6/6 for sure but I rated the factory backglass 2/6 since that's how it came from Stern. If your significant other is cool with the theme I'd recommend you go out and pick one up. Reasonably priced dmd for sure! Hopefully they will make a color dmd for it soon!
7.823/10
3 years ago
Great value pin for a mancave.
8.836/10
4 years ago
Love this game. Trying to uncover the centerfolds and light up all 12 playmates makes this game quite fun. There are even adults only and safe pictures depending on whichever you want revealed at your location. I really enjoy playing this game.
8.396/10
4 years ago
A rating of 6.97? WTF? I was luck enough to jump onto a playboy fresh out of the shop, played very tight and smooth - felt like new. Simple game to a point, fun to jump on and have a go.
5.260/10
4 years ago
Annoyingly, the layout isn't actually too bad, there are some okay shots to be had. The main trouble is that the majority of the toys and features, four of them in fact, are just to reveal images. Anyone with an once of pinball skill will have seen the naked women within one game and the novelty quickly wares off. The theme is NOT family friendly, which isn't always a bad thing, but in this instance it's just a bit embarrassing standing there at a machine that's telling you how much it likes aggressive men whilst families and kids are running round the arcade. The theme is just one big gimmick, and although it's been done 3 or 4 times now it has yet to make for a good machine.
7.904/10
4 years ago
a lot of fun toys, fun machine.
7.481/10
5 years ago
This is a game i really enjoy. Some will like the theme, some won't. I personally like it. Always play it when i find it out in the wild.
8.228/10
6 years ago
not deep but very very fun game.
8.863/10
6 years ago
I really like this pin. It plays well and has toys not found on other pins. The downside I couldn't keep this in my house until my daughters get older. That will be a while.

Edit: The biggest problem I had I had was game lighting. I just played a version with LEDs and that fixed that.
8.252/10
6 years ago
I recently acquired this game. My plan was to shop it, add LEDs, and sell it. Never for a second did I think I would find it worthy of adding to my collection but, quite frankly, it is a lot of fun. It's actually hysterical. The novelty of it draws players in and the outrageousness brings them back for more. Definitely a hard game to play just once and an even harder game to get high score. I've owned over 200+ pinball machines. I have seen some very underrated games and IMO this is one of them. It's not a technical game. It's not a game that looks to be judged on by flow. It's just good-clean-fun. The artwork is not great but its not bad either - it is thankfully not too explicit. The pop-bumper tease sounds are probably the best feature on the pin - I didn't expect the sounds it generates and haven't stopped laughing since hearing them. The theme is clearly not for everyone, and so that will reflect in public reaction but, if you have an open mind and want a fun adult pinball machine that will draw attention, stimulate conversation and post a high collect-ability rating, check this one out.
2.238/10
7 years ago
Everyone has one that has to be the bottom of the pile and this is mine. Terrible terrible game which is utterly irredeemable in every way. Awful artwork, music, gameplay and I just detest the theme and how Stern handled it. Personally if they all went up in smoke I would not care, Stern should have left this one at the drawing board!
4.340/10
7 years ago
so bland. hit the center drop, hit the center ramp, play centerfold multiball, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat. dumb theme, even dumber "artwork".
7.237/10
7 years ago
One is rewarded with pornography for their pinball skills. Genius!
7.736/10
7 years ago
Very under rated game IMO. Plenty of things to shoot at and great ball flow. I can see where it wouldn't be a game for a family type atmosphere but would go great in a man cave type game room or bar. I would like to add one to my collection someday if I could find one locally.
6.915/10
7 years ago
I enjoyed this pin, thought it was fun to play on location, might get a little bored with it in a home use environment but I thought it was a great game, a heap of air balls off the drop target, skill shot is nice, and all in all the playfield is set out quite nicely , if your thinking about getting , I would recommend giving it a shot, coz its pretty cool...
4.936/10
7 years ago
zzz... wait, this was a game?

Pros:
- Nudity (really only exists to attract guys though)
- Mansion Mania is a fun mode but it gets repetitive at times
- Good toys that are used considerably well, esp. peek-a-boo curtain and centerfold locker
- Decent flow - not too good but you can backhand stuff easily

Cons:
- Terribly unbalanced scoring. Literally the only things I do in this game to score big is centerfold multiball, mystery, and Mansion Mania. Sometimes I even fall asleep before I get to Super Mansion Mania
- Modes are wastes of time because the aforementioned features score much higher than them
- Terrible sound design (I honestly can't play through centerfold multiball because of how horrible it is. We get it, "hsusuifssfsdkfhkshsfkfhdsi centerfold"
- Mansion Mania is extremely boring and forgettable
- Overall a meh game with meh sound and meh artwork. Don't play it unless nudity is a total requirement for pinball.
5.541/10
8 years ago
Fun to play... albeit embarrassing to play on route. Especially if you get the ball stuck in the pop-bumpers.... if you know what I mean :)
9.483/10
8 years ago
Challenging? no...Fun? Yes! However if you want a challenge remove the rubbers from the outlanes...this significantly changes the gameplay! Your scores will drop big time, when they are in it is a pretty easy game.

Doesn't hurt that it looks beautiful. You gotta have the nude photos to make the most of it...it is playboy, go nude!

Ramps are laid out nicely, center shot is key, it is easy, so easy they put a blocker in front of it. Animations are top notch, beautiful dot matrix work. Love the sounds too, maybe the best voice work on a pin. Gives you the full playboy feel. Tournament worthy? Probably not, but tons of fun to play.
5.213/10
8 years ago
I've played Stern Playboy a couple of times and it ACTUALLY is a nice player with great flow... but I don't care for the theme and art on it. If this machine was re-themed I'd jump for it. As-is it's kind of a waste of a nice player.
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