Scared Stiff

Pinside rating

This game received 770 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.437 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #32 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.347

Artwork: 8.772

Sounds/Music: 8.174

Other Aspects: 8.426

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4 months ago
Without a doubt the best Elvira game. Very addictive gameplay.
10 months ago
Fun game with a fairly simple rule set, but not too easy...nice balance. Elvira has some funny call-outs.
10 months ago
An extremely fun game with a very limited ruleset. Probably the easiest pin I have to achieve wizard mode on. As a single pin in a collection i could see boredom setting in but as part of a larger collection it will see lots of play.

Cabinet and playfield artwork.
Best backglass of any B/W pin
Simple ruleset that is easy to comprehend and achieve without before hand knowledge.
Great sounds, callouts and innuendo
Great playfield layout

Simple ruleset might leave something to be desired in a small collection
11 months ago
A simple game that requires little thought, but still a lot of fun to play. Theme integration is as good as it gets with Elvira providing all the callouts....some funny, some not-so funny. Shame they toned down her sarcasm for the pinball game; Elvira unleashed would be a much better experience. Repeated play does diminish its appeal after a while, as the game relies heavily on it's flimsy humor. Probably the best of the 3 games I'd say.
11 months ago
Cassandra Petersons voice is identical to a long-departed fondly-remembered girlfriend, so playing this machine for a hour or three reminds me of the, err, 'fun' we used to have, especially the call outs when nearing the top of the stiff-o-meter!! And I bet there aren't many comments like that on here ;-)
1 year ago
My favorite Elvira table.
1 year ago
Ramps are the smoothest I have ever played upon. I like the layout, it just seems a bit simple compared to modern games. The game is fun. I'm not sure how to make major points. There are no cheap drains. It's just a little outdated, but I still like to play it.
1 year ago
My favorite machine of all time! Out of the three Elvira machines Scared Stiff is the most fun to play in my opinion and has the funniest callouts. I just purchased one from the pinball company for my gameroom.
1 year ago
Stiff-O-Meter holds up!
1 year ago
Beast ramp is beautiful. Spider is cool. BG is awesome. Easy game to finish.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Amazing game that is great for both pinball beginners and veterans.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
good flip
1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
C est pas le thème passe partout dans la maison, mais superbe flipper a jouer comme a regarder.Pas facile au début....
1 year ago
This is one of my favorite machines.
1 year 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.
1 year 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!
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
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