Revenge From Mars

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This game received 560 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.043 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #74 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.793

Artwork: 8.323

Sounds/Music: 8.19

Other Aspects: 7.85

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9 days ago
Revenge from Mars is one of the most strange games of all time. The game is evidence that the people within Midway's pinball division hadn't given up on pinball. Especially given the serviceability of this game which even modern games cannot compete with. And yet it still didn't save pinball.

The idea of creating essentially 3D pinball is great but it limits the pinball elements down to the animation. There is still the pinball feel to it but there is almost no focus on real toys like the Saucer on Attack from Mars or the Castle on Medieval Madness. Nevertheless with this game it does work and I appreciate Midway's being brave enough to try something new.

All shots on the game feel very smooth and are well balanced out. I love that jump shot from the center ramp.

The gamecode feels a bit unfinished but nowhere near as much as Cactus Canyon's. Attack Mars is a fairly good wizard mode although I have seen many better ones. And I don't think the multiball is as relevant here as on Attack from Mars though I like it very much.

The sound quality is a world class improvement on the WPC-95 games, even newer Stern games didn't sound this good coming out of the factory. And the callouts are nice on this as well like "16th President wins!".

Playing this game is pure fun, as all of the modes have many comedic elements and thought put into them.

Overall I am kind of happy that pinball didn't entirely develop into this direction. Nevertheless Revenge from Mars is a very good first effort for a new generation of pinball machines and it is a lot of fun as well as a worthy successor to Attack from Mars.
69 days ago
My favorite game, just so fun to play!
3 months ago
The theme reminds me of Mars Attacks and I love the campiness of the game. It's a collection of selectable mini games with a ton of irreverent humor. Is it on the same level as Godzilla? No, but I always have fun and get a laugh when playing this game. I love the reflective screen and the way that it interacts with gameplay.
3 months ago
Looking forward to playing this game for a long time, when finally played I was surprised how good it was. A worthy successor to AFM. Much more interesting and fun than Star Wars Episode 1.
4 months ago
This game is just fun. Great callouts and animations. A joy to play. On the easy side.
4 months ago
I've owned 24 different games at this point and in my mind, this game is the MOST FUN for the LEAST $$$$. I bought a pristine example for $4,500 at a time when many of the top LE games sell for 3 times that. This game is soooo funny, the call outs are epic...... my favorite was Bill Clinton's voice saying "Hillary, come here, ya gotta see this".

This was my wife's favorite game. She LOVED it and was mad me when I sold it. I regret selling it and have been looking for another in my area. This might be heresy but my family liked this better than the original Attack From Mars which is a perennial top 10 game.

The cons of the game are this: The lighting and unique projection screen makes the upper part of the playfield quite dark. The amount of shots are kind of limited and the game is REALLY REALLY heavy so if you have to move it, eat your Wheaties.

If you have one of these to sell in the Phoenix area, please message me cause I might want to buy it.
6 months ago
Awesome game that attracts all skill levels! Playing this game brings me back to the pre-9/11 era. I wish Pin2K series lived on, seemed it was too ahead of its time.
6 months ago
Fun game! Lots of cool humor. A bit dark like both Pinball2000.
8 months ago
After putting the update from applejuice into my revenge from Mars and putting shaker kit / LEDs . This pin is a blast now. I now rate it over Godzilla pin. I thought about selling it from my collection with 1.2 program and now it's staying.
1 year ago
Enjoyed having this game in my collection. As someone who grew up in the 70's and 80's, I enjoyed the fusion of pinball and arcade game elements. Easy to learn rule set. Fun call outs and audio.
1 year ago
Its definitely a different bird in the pinball world, friends who dont play alot of pinball are drawn to this game the most in my collection. Call outs on this game are easily in the top 10 ever. Updated code from is a must, adding drunken flippers which is hilarious.
1 year ago
Updated from 1.5 to 2.24 from myPinballs and what a great upgrade. Super fun to play, has that one more game appeal. You think it's easy, then a missed shot and you are eating humble pie. Love the playfield art, the projected display, the funny sound clips. 100% recommend this game.

Edited scores having owned and sold. Loved it, but loved my other games more.
1 year ago
the shots are a little too simple, but some of the higher levels are super fun (Like hypno mode)
1 year ago
I always liked this game and was really bummed when Williams shut down and abandoned the platform. (I blame that garbage movie Star Wars EP1 they tied the 2nd pin to) I finally got one of these and played the heck out of it and then discovered the applejuice code. It really takes the game to the next level and shows what could have been of the Pin 2k platform.
The shots on this are straightforward but still moderately difficult to master. The animations provide the feeling of more variation than is actually there. It's not the hardest or deepest game to play but it is a blast and really holds up.
I really think Williams was on the right track as this could have brought the "video game" kids over to pinball. It is still the first pin that kids play at my house.
1 year ago
The new code is absolutely brilliant. Changed the game from a weak 8 to a solid nine in my book. I sold mine to a good friend and I still get to play it and he has made it a phenomenal machine with all the upgrades.
1 year ago
Absolute Top.
I have tried one 2 months ago.
Can't sleep fine until I found one 2 weeks ago.
Got it like a brand new one.
Now I can't stop playing it.
1 year ago
Great game. I had a chance to buy one of these in 2005 and should of.
1 year ago
Fun game although some of the PF animation is annoying.
1 year ago
I remember when this came out, a lot of my friends were really huge fans. When I finally found a place to play it, I was super underwhelmed. I thought the transitions to/from the screen were "meh". It just felt gimmicky to me, and detracted from the physicality of the game that I love so much. It's not bad... it's just kinda bland to me.
1 year ago
This is a fun game. Some people might be put off by animations and the concept of a 3d playing board with the monitor reflection on the playing field. I just found this game to be unbelievably fun and a snapshot of the early 90's culture. I would definitely have this in my collection.
1 year ago
What can I say, the Pinball 2000 platform should have stuck around..unfortunate that Williams (my favorite pin company) sold out the division to make their money on gambling machines...oh well. Another brilliant Gomez machine..the monitor feature knocks this outta the park..even for star wars ep. 1..Nothing in the pinball industry compares to it, tech-wise, even in 2022. Artwork, sound design, theme (and sequel to Attack from Mars) is ‘outta this world’ lol. The playfield design is a bit too symetrical for my tastes, but it actually compliments the 3D animations that are happening on the playfield..I can understand why he designed it like this..otherwise it would be too difficult for first-timer players in the arcade, back in the day. Super funny callouts that never get old..Awesome music.(same guy that did AfM, MM, etc). I brag about certain machines that are ‘unique’ to their design (e.g. demo man handles, glove toy on JM), but this machines’ gimmick is way above that with shooting virtual projected targets via the monitor (and the special metalized pf glass-unfortunately you can’t replace this with regular glass-so take care of yours if you have one!). And since I have a SW ep. 1 playfield, prism card, translite, and shooter rod, I can swap to SW in about 15-20 minutes. And adding a Nucore computer system with optional LCD screen is cool to do down the road) I’m not an LCD guy, but I think this particular machine deserves one. It’s a keeper!
1 year ago
After playing for the first time with a pinball 2000 pin (RFM), made me want to have one... and I'm getting myself a RFM
1 year ago
Why these Pinball 2K models aren't in the top 10 I'll never know. Very fun and approachable game. This is one of the games that new players should try out first. Very forgiving. No auto-drain shots.
2 years ago
Such a gloriously weird machine. Too bad there were so few like this.
2 years ago
A great sequel to a classic pin. The main knocks I have on it are that it can be a bit dark so its hard to see the playfield though I think that was done on purpose to allow the screen to be more reflective. The other knock I have is that its an easier game than most so it doesn't have as much lasting appeal as it should.
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