Revenge From Mars

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This game received 539 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.014 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #64 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.745

Artwork: 8.308

Sounds/Music: 8.16

Other Aspects: 7.813

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26 days ago
Ford time playing a pinball 2000. Kind of underwhelmed. I definitely want to find one somewhere else tho.

This playfield was dark. So dark I couldn't see the ball. I didn't even know there was a right ramp bc it was so dark.

It was fun. Very novel idea shooting into the video screen and it's is well executed. But, even with that it wasn't super fun.

And it's small. It feels like a 3/4 size pin. I think on a proper one it would definitely be more fun. I need to find the star wars one now.
27 days ago
Rating this on the new fan created code,
Game is very fun and very fast. The rules and screen are well done, stereo sound as well.
HyptoBeam mode is fantastic.
Put some LED’s in to brighten up the playfield.
Cool game for any size collection.
81 days ago
Owned this for a long time now. Always fun and was ahead of its time if you look at Stern and JJP Etc screens now. Theme is awesome and 3D screen is a lot of fun. Wish the playfield was a little bigger or normal size but the package of Pin 2000 had a lot going for it.
88 days ago
Picked one up the other day, must admit that this took me by surprise of how fun it is, great call outs great flow and a overall great game!
3 months ago
I like this machine a lot more than I thought I would. Even though it isn't super deep, there is still plenty to do, and the music is incredible.
4 months ago
People love or hate the P2000-system. What is a fact that end of the 90ies it was far ahead of its time. And even today there are only a few newer pinball machines applying this technic (e.g. Dialed in)
The layout is fun. Deep code with lots of (funny) animations which had been programmed for Rfm exclusively... what a hell of work and love for details.
Great lightshow; especially if you change the playfield bulbs with LEDs. Makes a great difference.
I do have this game now 5 years in my collection and I am still enjoying every single game I play.
4 months ago
Love the innovative aspects in this game. I couldn't stop it!!!
4 months ago
Recommend this game to everyone my favorite Pin by far
5 months ago
People either love or hate this machine. Many just don't get the hybrid nature of this game and dismiss it as a video game. To be honest, every casual fan and kids are attracted to this one and are blown away by the pseudo 3D images on the playfield. Who cares that the technology is 30+ years old! People still find it very unique and entertaining. Some of the funniest callouts of any pin. AFM lite would be a good description of this pin, while still retaining all the charm of the original.
5 months ago
What a weird machine this is - it looks like the strange marriage of a pinball machine and a stand up video game both in appearance and how it plays.

This machine has to be in my top ten because it is not only unique but it is really great fun - the silly humour of the call outs - there is a large variety of them so not repetitive either - keeps you smiling.

The range of shots is not very challenging, almost too easy but somehow they balance well with the story, which draws you in and keeps you entertained.

A good machine for multiple players as they can all work upon different strands of the story.
6 months ago
I love everything about this machine. Great 90ies fun in every aspect. Maybe not the deepest rules, but it doesn't get old for me. Great piece of history too.
7 months ago
I have only had my RFM a few weeks but have played it over the years in beercades. This is one that will most likely never leave my collection. The game code support and add on's from is a huge reason this game shines so much. I love the arcade pinball merge they did and will add SWE1 to my collection at some point. I love the artwork on everything but I have to confess I am a huge sci fi fan. Some of the call outs are very repetitive and others you never get tired of hearing. I have not played it with the adult mode turned off so I can't rate or comment on that aspect of the games call outs or animations. Overall this is my new favorite pin to play at home.

Some have pointed out they wish the playfield was full size. I myself love that it's not. I have a small arcade room in my home and I can not fit full sized pins in that room when you factor in having to remove the glass. I have other rooms in the house for full size playfield pins. :)
8 months ago
Just something I love about the pinball 2000. Ahead of its time I guess. Now all the machines are coming with lcd screen interaction with the pinball platform.
8 months ago
i recently got a RFM home for few monthes, of course know this pin from time, and forget to rate it... what can i say that hasn't been said already !? this pin is fun, fun, and fun ! P2000 is a very nice plateform, pity about how all this finaly ended... than RFM is a very good sequel to AFM, may be with even more funny nonsense (screen/sounds/voices samples)... of course this RFM is quite simple about the design, not very deep, and than most of the shots are quite always the same meanwhile various modes (until the big wizard), but anyway, it remain something you wanna play, again, and again, and again, just because its... fun ! (did i said it already !? lol)... enjoy :)
9 months ago
I have owned over 100 pins (not all at once) throughout the years including most of the top 100 made before this one, and, for a variety of reasons, at one point was down to only one - and this is it. I have had mine since 2000, have played it thousands of times and still absolutely love it. The combination of the video animations reflected onto the playfield and the multiple (sometimes moving) targets give you a lot to do. The humor in the game is awesome, and the easter eggs are also a plus. Sure, there are a lot of Pinball 2000 haters out there who just don't like how different this was from everything else at the time - but those who have given it a chance will understand just how good this game is. Set up as intended, this game is fast and far from easy. But even when made easier, it will take you a very long time to conquer all. I find it much more challenging and less repetitive than AFM, which is also a great game. Overall, RFM is a great game all the way around and the total package is one of the best out there. Probably the best pinball bang for the buck at the moment.
9 months ago
Bought this to go next to my AFM.

Its different, and if you dont like different... then skip this one.

The screen takes some time to adapt to, but this is a fun game, good shots, not crazy deep.. but still deep enough.

Call outs are funny, even late 90's cheesy.

This game is also a dream to service. And with aftermarket ROM support via mypinballs, it makes it even better.

Very underrated.
12 months ago
Suffers by comparison to AFM. Seems designed by committee. (And later reading that it was, by designers who had reservations about the whole Pinball2000 concept but were forced to get on board by corporate.) Rule set was confusing. Had a “hit it here” and “now hit it there” feeling that felt random. The screen was too distracting and obscured the ball. Bottom line - I played well and got replays, but didn’t find it all that fun.
1 year ago
-get the latest code and add a shaker
-adding a video amplifier adds so much contrast and details to the games CRT-way better than stock

- very nice artwork
- good sound, awesome callouts (...´don´t let them get the intern...` from Bill Clintons white house)
- fast game with good flow
- great bang for your buck - I can imagine prices rise on that title thanks to improved code and shaker/knocker update

- playfield is shorter than on standard B/W games. Feels a bit different
- easy game with long ball times
- shots feel a bit repetitive (center targets, ramps left right are just mirrored,
1 year ago
Proberlby the best game ever made in my opinion, love sci fi, and this is so fun fun fun!
1 year ago
Easy game
1 year ago
Great machine that i own for years and have a few thousand plays on it.
Its fun and the humor is great but can get repetitive since its a mode based game.
Very unique game with the screen. its used well.
Build quality is top notch. very easy machine to do maintenance on.
1 year ago
When I first played this game I thought it was crap. I couldn't see the upper part of the play field, the ball drained easily and there didn't seem to be any flow or good shots. All of that changed once i had played a few games. You don't need to see the upper play field because it is designed so that shots don't come screaming down unexpectedly. If it was lit better then you wouldn't be able to see the display as well. It does take a bit of getting used to, but once you understand where things are you can start to really enjoy the show on the display without worrying about the ball draining. The flow is created when you start following the story and call outs. What really surprised me is how awesome the game gets when you start moving through the story and interacting with both the display and the table. I really love when you get those martians lined up and start splatting them with the ball. All of the modes are funny and have different types of interactions that you complete to move on. Call outs are funny and fit the theme perfectly. This is definitely a game that takes a few balls to learn, but becomes more fun the more you play.
1 year ago
Fun game.Its pretty fast witch I like. It’s not as good as AFM but I like the theme and gimmicks.
1 year ago
I had high expectations for this game, but did not really enjoy playing it. It was interesting with the integrated video Pinball play but in the end I did not enjoy this game
1 year ago
I love pinball 2000. I wish there were more that were made. I also love attack from mars. That is one of my favorite pins ever. This is a very worthy follow up. Has a very similar playfield design, except a bit mirrored and again not 100% the same. But, its a fan layout and the fan layout I think is one of the best layouts in pinball. It has a ramp that pops up for you to hit the center shot and thats a cool feature to end a mode. Easy shot, but I think its meant to be, as again its the knockout punch and shouldn't be hard to make.
Really nice artwork and energy in the backglass and I think this might be one of the best looking cabs ever in pinball. I think the playfield art is actually better than attack from mars as well.
I love these animations and I think they still stand up to this day because of the cartoony style. Lots and lots of fun in the callouts and animations.
So while the callouts, animations, and art package are on par with the original attack from mars, the gameplay sadly isn't as good. I want to love this game, as I really enjoy playing the episode 1 game.
But, it doesn't shot as well as AFM and the start of the game with the two branching trees can get repetitive. Now.... With all that being said the game does play and shot well... Just not as well as AFM. It has a little bit of clunk feeling to it that AFM didn't have.
But, I really enjoy opening the game up and seeing all the modes that it has... I just wish perhaps they were a little more serious and less silly at times. More action less comedy. Still I enjoy this game and it does make me laugh, and I never fully opened it up.
Is this a machine for everyone. No. But, one day I'd really like to have one of these in my collection. Just I'd want to have AFM in my collection first.
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