Scared Stiff

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This game received 786 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.422 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #34 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.323

Artwork: 8.752

Sounds/Music: 8.093

Other Aspects: 8.427

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3 years ago
A great WPC. Price is a little high and rules aren’t the deepest, but still a really fun game to shoot.
3 years ago
One of the best games I've ever played. A great theme for fans of horror or cheesy movies. Really just another example of how great Bally/Williams was in the 90's. The spider spinning backglass is simple but a very effective way to add one more level of playing to the game. Multiball is also a lot of fun. Would love to own one if I ever had the capital for it!
3 years ago
The chest seems to be a sdtm drain fest. Game ok, but is not as fun as EATPM. Not sure what to think of the spider roulette game in the backbox. It's fun once or twice, but then it's repetitive.
3 years ago
Perfect pinball. What more is there to say? I call it a ‘Pinball Trainer’ . It gets players used to making shots and completing common pinball objectives. Great fun for newbs and pros alike. I’ve heard it called everything from easy to difficult. Once you are comfortable with the layout, achieving Scared Stiff should be possible.

If you haven’t experienced the Stiff o Meter, you haven’t fully played pinball.
3 years ago
I had this game in my collection for about 3 months and as it looks great, art and good theme the game is boring! so repetitive, I could not wait until I sell it. I am not a good pinball player and got to the wizard mode every time ... the game is ok to have if you have a huge collection of pins and play it once in a while. Way over priced these days and surprised it is not lower on the charts.
3 years ago
One of the best machines for the humor. Flow is pretty good on this machine. I find it too be a little repetive.
3 years ago
Fun but not deep game. I liked the call outs the first 200 times I played. Great theme , good shots, like the ramp shots mostly. Glad I owned one. Sold and do not miss it at all 12 months later
3 years ago
Fun ramps and challenging shots. Scared stiff has all the trappings of a classic pin.
3 years ago
Gorgeous game. Well done theme with lots of humor. Nice feeling shots, with some good flow. But perhaps a little to repetitive with a lot revolving around the crate shot.
3 years ago
In my opinion, Scared Stiff is the best 2 flipper game ever built. The only downside I see is the factory took out a lot of the gimmicks when it went into production. Play a machine that has all the missing stuff added back in and you are in pinball heaven. Combine that with the adult mode and you can't go wrong.
3 years ago
A classic horror theme that always seem to work. Great ramps, fun modes, good looking lamps. What's not to like?

Plus boobs...
3 years ago
My wife's favourite pin - probably because she's good at it. Love the artwork, love the gameplay, sound and humour. If it had a deeper ruleset and wasn't so easy it would be perfect.
3 years ago
Very nice pin, too easy for my taste but gives a lot of fun
I love Elvira theme and her comments during gameplay. Very likable.
3 years ago
A fun game with some funny adult humor - that is what makes it great. The gimmicks are ok. The sound quality is pretty bad - definitely need one of those pinsound upgrades. Would play a few games on it at a location if I see it.
3 years ago
Scared Stiff is the perfect implementation of the Elvira theme. Lots of adult innuendo that would only make adults blush. Very good fan layout, but I'm always looking for extra flippers on a game of this caliber. The spinning spider slows gameplay somewhat, but I always like a good backglass animation implementation. May be a little too sexy for some.
3 years ago
I always thought scared stiff was overrated it has good artwork and music but I don't like the rules I think they are simple.
3 years ago
Fantastic game. A classic that will never grow old!
4 years ago
Very fun pinball, but easy to finish (exept the spider mode)
4 years ago
Variety of shots, fast ramps, cool theme. Nice features. Love the artwork and callouts. Sounds and music are cool. Very nice game!
4 years ago
Easy to see why this one ranks high, the playfield is well designed, the ramp shots are a lot of fun as is the crate shot up the middle. My one peeve is the scream when you hit the leapers!!
"I new youd come back" and you do until you can no longer.
4 years ago
don't like this pin very boring for my opinion
4 years ago
Definetly better than Elvira and the Party Monsters. great game
4 years ago
One of my top three favorite games. Every shot is satisfying and I enjoy the theme. The game is on the shallower side, so pro players may tire of it over time. The wizard mode is quite easy to get to, but not that easy to actually beat. Its still a very smooth, fun, and approachable game that most people can appreciate. I really enjoy every game on this pinball and working through all of the modes.
4 years ago
Both Elvira games are great. I go back and forth on which one I like better. Right now it's this one. Lot's of double entendres make the game a laugh for adults.
4 years ago
A true classic. But it's a 90s game so it's got a 90s ruleset.
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