Royal Rumble (WWF)

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This game received 155 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.662 /10


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This game ranks #123 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.747

Artwork: 7.393

Sounds/Music: 7.272

Other Aspects: 7.876

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16 days ago
Not too bad of a game, a bit rough around the edges with art+sound but the DMD is incredible. Not too bad, but most likely not a keeper.
3 months ago
In my opinion a super underrated game by data east. A bunch of shots and modes to complete that make it a great pin for beginners and veterans. Macho Madness is pretty crazy, with 6 multi balls coming right at you. I don't think you need to be a old school wrestling fan to enjoy the game, but it definitely helps. The theme is definitely geared towards the early 90's WWF fans so it might not be for everyone. I grew up on this stuff so I can get loss in the game for hours!!
4 months ago
God, this game takes me back to being 5-years old and watching WWF on TV! All the greats on the playfield, the effects, the bright lighting! Admittingly, I’ve only played this game a dozen or so times, but every time I see it- I have to play it.

The vibrancy of the game and the musical theme bring nostalgia. I can’t help but dive in and replay the wrestling matches of old! Smooth play and a great last-ability! I have since added it to my collection and it’s so much more than I could have imagined! Super smooth operations and just a solid piece for the home!
6 months ago
I’m this game integrates the theme well. If you’re into wrestling, or this period of wrestling, the game captures it well. There are a lot of shots here, with varying difficulty. The rules make sense and there’s a lot to go for. Multiball is cool, especially the countdown.

The game is enhanced with upgrades like the alternate translite and other mods. No toys on the game and no interesting light show are the low scorers for me.

For it’s era and price range, it’s a good game. And surprisingly, it’s a hit with the under 12 crowd who knows nothing about the theme.
9 months ago
If you like 90s wrestling this theme is for you. If you don't like 90s wrestling well of course you won't like this pin. It's undeserving of poor ratings just because someone doesn't like the theme
1 year ago
I was never really into wrestling, but this machine was fun for what it is. I can't say that I'd feel like playing it much if it were in my collection, but it's definitely something to try if you like wrestling to any degree.
1 year ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 10 - very high

* Shooting 9 wrestlers for multiball is great fun jackpots moving is a nice challenge too
* Lots of modes to complete, all interacting with the playfield components
* Interactive launch button for Tag
* I love Macho Man (but might be the only person)
* Nice upper playfield interaction

* The captive ball shot is pretty useless
* A full orbit shot would have been nice
* 2 Start Mode holes not needed

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Prototype Translite is fantastic
* Art blades match the playfield brilliantly
* Prototype cabinet decals from Retro Refurbs

What To Look For When Buying
* Wear near both scoops
* Broken main plastic ramp
* Broken Tag button area
* Topper intact is near impossible to find
1 year ago
Good game, 6 ball multiball is good and the upper playfield is great. Good widebody with shaker
1 year ago
first pin i ever owned. let it go last year after 15 years so i could get started on
saving money for a gotg pro. I put alt translite , leds, mirror blades on mine and it really
looked good. game play was fun and upper playfield is awesome except for when you do
a shop job and have to take that thing out. what a pain! enjoyed it while i had it and was
a good pin for me and my kids when they were younger.
1 year ago
way better than a 7.6..lots of shots, cool mini upper with a lock, 3 drops and an orbit..only bad thing is repetitive callouts and music..but if you love pinball and WWF this is way better than the new Stern..I've now owned both..and sold that one...
1 year ago
Fun for a play or two. The code let this one down a bit. Scoring is not balanced.
1 year ago
with my perso mix pinsound,and the prototype translite and a lot of wrestlers figurines on the playfield,becomes this pinball a top !
1 year ago
Underated game, but suffers from speech and music (OHHHHH YEAHHHH every 5 seconds). I personally love the theme, but could really use an updated sound/speech mix.
1 year ago
One of the best wide body designs I have seen. The game doesn't play like a slow widebody. Upper playfield is fun. Lots to shoot at. The game gives off that cheaper data east feel when it comes to artwork and sounds. Ruleset is decent from its era. Great 90s theme.
1 year ago
A fun game ruined by a terrible theme. Some of the call outs get REALLY annoying in a smaller collection and the translite is just terrible. Great layout though and the rules are pretty good. If it was any other theme, it would be on my wishlist.
1 year ago
We have had this almost a year and still enjoy it. Has a lot going on and is very fun. The original wrestlers voices and theme music is very cool and it was one of the best eras in wrestling. I’m not a huge wrestling fan but did watch it growing up and this captures everything very well. Has a second playfield, pretty deep play and just play fun to play.
1 year ago
Every time I stumble upon this game I end up playing for quite sometime. Growing up a wrestling fan, the older legends hit me with a taste of nostalgia. If you grew up watching the likes of this era, you will enjoy the theme. The Doink the Clown mode is a hoot, the smaller playfield (corner ring) is a fun addition. The difficulty isn't great, but the overall feel is fun.
2 years ago
"WWF Royal Rumble" is basically like a wrestling match: it's not always pretty, there are botches and, most of the time, you're rewarded somewhat. I'd love to tell you that it's fun to play but it's aggravating. First, the playfield is ugly as hell mainly because most of it's covered by a metal ramp version of the Jersey Turnpike and there's not much left to work with. Seriously, there are ramps everywhere. Including a HUGE ramp right up the middle that you will hit multiple times -- even IF you're not trying to hit it. That middle ramp is a huge detriment to the game, taking away most of the other shots that would make this an actual game. Hitting that upper playfield "ring" in the corner, for instance, is a miracle if you can. And you may or may not even know you're up there until the ball drains away from it. The audio is basically a variation of Hulk Hogan's "Real American" and Vince McMahon yelling stuff through a pillow. All of the audio sounds this way. That's a shame. I have yet to play Stern's "WrestleMania" but I am hoping it's an improvement on this mess.
2 years ago
One of the best pick up and play games that I've played in a long time. Really good playfield art and layout, I would definitely recommend this one to anyone.
2 years ago
The sleeping giant...literally & metaphorically. This is a monstrous game (widebody with BIG backbox) with lots to shoot at. I'm sure plenty of non WWF fans have robbed themselves of some fantastically fun pinball by walking past this game.

The ultimate integration of the shaker motor ever. Non pinheadz playing this for the first time completely freak when they achieve Royal Rumble Multiball. OOOOOoo YEAAAHHH!!!
2 years ago
If you like Rasslin get this machine! I really wish they would have released this just a year or two earlier ( much better wwf roster ) Anyway great game for the money! Probably the best game I've played that can still be had for $2000-2500. OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH YYYYYEEEEEAAAAHHHHH !
2 years ago
To begin with, I think the layout for this pin is great, lots of shots that requires skill(maybe because I'm relatively new with adjusting my strikes). Game rules are ok but somethings need to be told: When you select your skill shot, that is not very obvious, what you're gonna get. Sounds, speech & music are the same as if I would listen to actual wrestling since it's their voices and entrance music. I'm sold to the theme, because I was a big fan of WWF back in those years. Overall, I think it's a really good pin. I would definetely buy one.
2 years ago
Great game, has rule sets similar to monster bash, but doesn't have a moving Dracula or a Frankenstein to hit. All in all, it's a great players game regardless of the theme. Interactive display games (hitting the flippers as fast as you can to beat opponent). Still after all the weeks I've been playing it, I still haven't unearthed all the display games. What I like most, you collect wrestlers the same way as monster bash, repetitively doing something, but there are side games when sinking either of the two drain holes. Not finished yet, then you have the upper playfield! Great game, which like back to the future and others before it will see a huge jump in value in the coming years. Although, this game is much better than back to the future, which is all about theme...
2 years ago
The most underated pin of all time!?!

I'm not in wrestling, but theme is fun. ugly translite but nice playfield and cabinet artwork.

Great playfield layout, XL size, 6 balls multi-ball, shaker, and well done mini playfield:
what more ? Bally/williams on the backglass?

Rules need to be deepest and some bugs corrected: who gonna make a home edition ROM ?
3 years ago
Ooh Yeah! Ooh Yeah! Ooh YEAAAAAAAAH!
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