Revenge From Mars

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This game received 519 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.974 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #56 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.675

Artwork: 8.3

Sounds/Music: 8.138

Other Aspects: 7.765

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20 days ago
The animations and call outs are hilarious, but the modes have similar rules and the layout is pretty basic. It's neat, but gets old.
47 days ago
Owned one for awhile, sold it due to being WAY to repetitive. Best part of this game is Bill Clinton yelling out "Save the interns!!" Could see this machine lasing in a large collection, but to repetitive for a smaller collection IMO.
3 months ago
Very cool concept. Balls get stuck a lot. Great for a small man cave.
4 months ago
Nice try and attempt to save pinball, but very underwhelming
6 months ago
Just can't see what's going on. gives me a headache
6 months ago
Bally's pinball2000 system is just such a trip, for uniqueness alone, this scores a perfect 10 in my books. I've got to say, my rating of this pin may be higher than most due to the quality of machine I've played it on: a perfect 10, HUO, cherry, mint cab and playfield, with a crisp CRT monitor with no screen burn. I've heard that this machine suffers when the CRT has been swapped for an LCD monitor, but I am unqualified to speak to that. What I do know is that this game is just fun. I could see why pro pinball jocks wouldn't like it as the playfield is quite simple and the shots aren't incredibly varried...BUT when the playfield merges with the crt animated modes, this game is quite unlike anything else. It's a same that this system kind of of sunk bally, because i really would have liked to see where else they could have gone with it. I find the theme and sounds/call outs hilarious, and the modes are an absolute hoot. Fantastic and unique pin, if you don't take yourself or your pinball so seriously that you forget what this is all about: Having a good time.
7 months ago
The pin2k gimmick is nifty, particularly for its time. The theme and humor are pretty good as well, but this pin stumbles hard on variety on both modes and shots. Doing the same thing again and again, regardless of the animation, gets tedious.

This is a neat game to play once or infrequently, but would not sit well in a small collection.
7 months ago
Gomez out did himself on this game. The entire Pinball2000 is amazing to say the least but the game and features are AMAZING. Really wish they had more of these produced as they really outdid pinball with Pin2000!

When it comes to the game it is great playing, great theme, and has all sorts of great modes and hidden features. If you can find one at someones house or on location it is a MUST PLAY!!!
7 months ago
Absolutely love the original and I appreciate they we're trying to do something modern to save pinball but wow what a let down. They've taken a legend and turned it into a lemon.
Bought one after playing a couple of quick games and regretted it about 2 days later. The gameplay is so repetitive, just churning through modes to get multiballs that seem to go on forever. The playfield is so small with the back half almost completely obscured by the animations, zero flow, it just isn't fun to play and gets old very, very, very quick.
I'll sell mine as soon as I find someone willing to buy it.
8 months ago
No idea how this game is ranking so high. I had high hopes for this one, and was eager to try this for a long time.

Thankfully in the group we are in, from time to time, we have opportinities to really play and replay some games to our hearts content, and so I feel I really did give this a fair shake. Even after many plays, the shots just seem so simplistic, and the whole package just didn't age well (which is something for a pinhead to say, since this is all about a game which generally ages well).

From a technician standpoint, I love the design of the machine, but playign the game just doesn't keep it anywhere close to the top 100 realm. I'm sure it was great on release, but playing it now, and looking at the gameplay, it is really average all the way around.
9 months ago
Personally, I think this is a hard game. While it is cool to have the screen on the playfield but it is also kind of distracting. Still, it's a good game.
10 months ago
Excellent and fun pin. I don't think it gets the respect it deserves, because Pinball 2000 only lasted for 2 titles and millions didn't get an opportunity to play it. I love it and so does the family!
11 months ago
What can I say? Love the gameplay overall just not really wowed by the board itself.
11 months ago
Owned one for a year. Enjoyed owning it. Better suited to a larger collection though as the gameplay is a bit limited due to the constraints of the Pinball2000 system i.e. all the ramps are right at the top of the playfield. Pretty much the whole game just involves shooting up the middle. The holographic effect is brilliant but some of the animations are definitely showing their age, especially the explosions. Overall an underrated pin that currently offers great value for money. I don't regret selling mine however.
12 months ago
Gets old and repetitive quickly but super comical and a great addition to a collection of 5+ games
1 year ago
I really like RFM! I know it gets something of a bad rap, and the Pin2K system really seems to be a "Love it or hate it" proposition. I find the humor and the pace to be a fitting sequel to AFM, which is quite probably my favorite game of all time. The lighting is a bit dark, due mainly to the requirements of the reflective glass, and I'm hoping this can be addressed. It's a highly accessible game for casual players and newbies, and a lot of fun for kids.
1 year ago
Revenge from Mars is one of those games that everyone can get into. It's straightforward, but it really gets you excited to play. I wouldn't buy it if it's the only game you're gonna own, but in a larger collection it's always a good addition.
1 year ago
Many people might disagree but this is the better "From Mars" pin.
1 year ago
Not a game that you play for 4 hours a night every night, but if someone only had 20 spare minutes or could only play a pinball machine for one hour of their entire lives then this is #1 in my books.

Oh... and it was in ready player one.
1 year ago
Great Machine for beginners have noticed that mine tends to be played by people who dont play a lot of pinball I have 16 pins in my collection so alot available...May be due to the video element still a fun game
1 year ago
The first couple times I played RFM I have to admit that I wasn't a fan, it was difficult to see the playfield because of the monitor overlay on the glass. Come to find out the first RFM I played had an LCD conversion and either the LCD was too bright or the LCD just doesn't work as well as the CRT.

I picked one of these up from a friend and it has the CRT and it looks much better than the other one I had played with the LCD. As far as the game itself it is fun to play the shots are pretty good as it is basically the same layout as AFM the animations and call outs are great and overall it is just a fun game to play. We haven't had it a super long time so I will see how much it gets played after we have had it in the house for a while but so far so good.

The pin2k machines were definitely out of the box thinking back in 1999 and it makes you wonder what could be done with a similar machine using todays technology vs 1999 tech. The biggest con to the pin2k imo is the weight, these things are stupid heavy and while they can be moved with the backbox installed I would for sure recommend removing it if you are moving it very far.
1 year ago
The monitor showing in the back of the playfield has always bothered me and obstructed my view,I still think this game can be fun - just annoys me.
1 year ago
A great game overall. The video can be a bit repetitive at times. The 3D effect is a fun addition for this pinball game.
1 year ago
The only downside to this game is how short the cabinet is. It does not look right sitting next to other machines. call outs take you back to Clinton administration and his idiosyncrasies.
1 year ago
The better one of the Pin 2000. very Fun Game.
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