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This game received 5 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.355 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #218 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.378

Artwork: 7.58

Sounds/Music: 5.475

Other Aspects: 7.453

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4 years ago
Absolutely beautiful pin and super fun to play--even for someone who is not really into older pins. If I had the room and could find one of these if nice shape... Heck, if I did find one I think I would just make room--this game is that good!
5 years ago
I had a blast playing this at the Manitou Penny Arcade, it's just a shame that there aren't more like it. The objective is easy to figure out and the game plays faster than you'd expect from an EM machine.
6 years ago
If I had space . This the EM I would own . It woodrails look great and it is a blast to play .
9 years ago
I don't know that many tables from the 1950s but this one always stayed in my memory. Unlike on other tables you don't simply collect 1-7 or 1-10 but rather have to launch every single rocket with the exception of the outlane rockets 1 and 7. The challenge is to change the rocket number after launching. Only the upper lanes will do that and they are pretty out of reach once the ball has left the upper playfield. No hungry gobble holes which award outright millions.
11 years ago
Rocket is a game that was made in 1959 and has more play in it compared to most games made 40 years later. The Williams/Molentin combination is a powerful one!

The Pros:
The art package is hot. The PF is laid out so that every shot from the plunger matters. Every shot from the flippers matters and ball control is an absolute must. Getting at least 3 in a row with the rockets is the key to replays. Putting the ball in either of the saucers in the middle of the PF (from above or below) counts down from 5 to 1 and when blast off is achieved, the entire table lights up!

The Cons:
Any ball going out to the sides is gone. Score a #1 or a #7 rocket if you can, but the ball in question is gone.

The Takeaway:
I never thought I'd want a woodrail in my collection, but this game breaks the mold. This deck looks great, plays great and sucks nickels through the lockdown bar like a damn fine game should. If you can score a complete set of #1-#7 rockets on this table your pin-fu is VERY strong.
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