Scared Stiff

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This game received 776 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.409 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #35 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.308

Artwork: 8.747

Sounds/Music: 8.07

Other Aspects: 8.413

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26 days ago
SS is one of THE best integrations of theme, art, sound and especially speech ever. It is not trivial to beat the stiff o meter and next to impossible to beat spider mode. And Elvira’s double entendres are hilarious.
28 days ago
Amazing game that is great for both pinball beginners and veterans.
43 days ago
Always a fan of Elvira, I decided that after reviewing the three games designed around her that Scared Stiff was the best of the lot.

It has enough variation that it takes a while to get down, and when you finally get to the Stiff-O-Meter, if you make a mistake, you have to get through all six areas again before you get a chance to do it again.

The call outs are terrific, but I can see if you had some young and impressionable children, one might turn on the family mode (easy to do). My feeling on this is the kids probably already know what it all means.

Lighting effects while not revolutionary are effective. The playfield art is good, but I feel more could have done with the plastics. This is just personal taste I guess.
49 days ago
I love all the toys in this game, bogie men, stiff in the coffin, bony beast, spider wheel, leaders, and crate. Add Elvira call outs, and potty humor and you have a super fun game.... for a while.
Eventually the call outs get old and you realize how easy the game is to get scared stiff. Yet it is still fun to play. It just gets repetitive for home use.
67 days ago
Scared stiff is a masterpiece. It's the best Elvira game in my opinion out of the 3 and they are all great. The lighting & design is where it shines, probably the best looking playfield of all time. The boney beast ramp shot is my favorite shot in pinball. Toys, locks & props are perfect on this one too. The sound is screechy after 9 or 10 volume but hope to put a pinsound in this one, hear it solves this minor issue. It's easy to learn the rules and really fun to play. A lot to love here.
87 days ago
One of my all time favorite games and I owned a beauty I wished I had kept. One of the Funniest games out there PERIOD! The trunk is fun the boney beast ramp adds humor. The leapers are a unique addition. The backglass being part of the game is special. An amazing game from the past. EXCELLENT.
3 months ago
good flip
3 months ago
Only Elvira could make this game work and she does.lots of fun,neat toys on the playfield and if you start the stiff of meter ,it just gets a whole lot better
3 months ago
A game in my top 5 - This game is so much fun - great gameplay, easy to understand rules, and a number of fun/interesting shots, and targets. This one has a lot of “come back for more” in it for me.
3 months ago
In my opinion, this is the best game that I have ever played. It is fast, fun, and frustrating all at the same time.
4 months ago
C est pas le thème passe partout dans la maison, mais superbe flipper a jouer comme a regarder.Pas facile au début....
4 months ago
This is one of my favorite machines.
5 months ago
Love this game, and I always play when I see one on location. Love the sound effects and the popping frogs, never get tired of hitting them. It has the ‘one more’ feeling, seems easy to follow the rules, but have only played in the wild, so not too sure of the depth and my score reflects my ignorance.

I think it’s the best Elvira pin overall to play, but not quite as pretty as the new EHOH.
5 months ago
The lastability is poor because it is an easy and boring machine, always the same shoots.
The Pros: playfield artwork, cabinet artwork and a great theme. They could have done better: a missed opportunity!
6 months ago
A great game and one of my all-time favorites. I have probably played this game thousands of times throughout the years and have not grown tired of it. It is challenging enough for even competitive players. The variety of goals and shots, some more difficult than others, the ability to repetitively loop, the theme and humor all combine to make this one of the best.
6 months ago
Great, great machine that stands the test of time. Nice callouts, stunning artwork. Just wish someone would write some additional code. Went to wizard mode on the first day of owning it despite being a god-awful player.
6 months ago
Always a fun play. Ball times can be quite long, but never seem to drag on. The spinning spider on the backglass provides a nice break in play and isn't a distraction like some of the pins that require you to look up during a game. Ramp shots are smooth and the multiballs are easy to achieve. Callouts are fun. The game might get a bit repetitive for a small collection, but it is certainly worth putting quarters in when you see one. My fondness for the game is probably aided in that I love cheesy B-horror films - new and old, and that I remember those late night Elvira movie nights on TV.
6 months ago
About as perfect as it gets for 90s bally pinball.
7 months ago
This table is really fun
8 months ago
Great game. Rules are simple to learn. Can walk right up and be successful. Shots are great. Not easy, need some skill, but not frustratingly difficult. The jackpot crate is awesome. Coffin shooting balls. Spinning Spider. The ramps look great with the bones and lights. A lot of fun in this game and it's easy to learn and play.
8 months ago
Fun game and easy to understand. I will always play this when I see it. Not a huge fan of the theme, but integration is spot on. The game is fun and everything comes together really nicely. I'd own one if I didn't have daughters in the house.
9 months ago
Elvira made pinball sexy.

there aren't that many perfect 10/10s in the pinball world imo, but SS is definitely one of them. the call outs alone make this cab one of the greats. there's tons of adult humor in SS which is such a welcome contrast to most of the kiddie machines you see in arcades (Guardians, Star Wars, JP). SS has some of the most satisfying ramps in the entire game of pinball, it feels great to hit jackpots in succession while in the Stiff in the Coffin multiball. timing the spider shots to get the extensions and chain them in in the most efficient way to get the most out of your multiballs is very satisfying.
9 months ago
Not a bad game, it’s fun for a few rounds whenever I see it on location. My only major gripe is that there is a lot of SDTM’s coming off the crate in the middle. This is annoying especially when it comes off the plunger and goes SDTM which sometimes happens multiple times in a row and breaks flow of the game.
10 months ago
Great sequel to the previous Elvira. Love the Skeleton ramp. Great shots and cool sounds.
10 months ago
Great fun, diverse collection of toys and shots.
Theme is well integrated and the game keeps you coming back for more!
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